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Finally! The Media is catching on! Associated Press : Obama's "Cherry- picking" in SOTU message

doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~ 2013/02/13 10:14:03
AP FACT CHECK: OBAMA OVERREACHES IN STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH ap check obama overreaches union speech WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama did some cherry-picking Tuesday night in defense of his record on jobs and laid out a conditional path to citizenship for illegal immigrants that may be less onerous than he made it sound.

A look at some of the claims in his State of the Union speech, a glance at the Republican counterargument and how they fit with the facts:

OBAMA: “After years of grueling recession, our businesses have created over 6 million new jobs.”

THE FACTS: That’s in the ballpark, as far as it goes. But Obama starts his count not when he took office, but from the point in his first term when job losses were the highest. In doing so, he ignores the 5 million or so jobs that were lost on his watch, up to that point.

Private sector jobs have grown by 6.1 million since February 2010. But since he became president, the gain is a more modest 1.9 million.

And when losses in public sector employment are added to the mix, his overall jobs record is close to a wash. And when losses in public sector employment are added to the mix, his overall jobs record is a gain of 1.2 million. FLORIDA SEN. MARCO RUBIO, in the Republican response: “The real cause of our debt is that our government has been spending $1 trillion dollar more than it takes in every year. That’s why we need a balanced-budget amendment.”

THE FACTS: That statement may reflect the math behind recent debt, but it doesn’t get directly to the cause – the worst recession since the Depression and its aftereffects. The deficit is not only caused by spending, but by reduced tax revenues. And during the recession, revenues from both individual and corporate taxes fell markedly.

The steep increases in debt and the measures that should be taken to ease the burden are central to the debate in Washington. But there is no serious move afoot to amend the Constitution to prohibit deficit spending.

The ability to take on debt has been used by governments worldwide and through U.S. history to shelter people from the ravages of a down economy, wage war and achieve many other ends. An effort to amend the Constitution for any purpose faces daunting odds; this would be no exception. Most state constitutions demand a balanced budget, but states lack some big obligations of the federal government, including national defense. And Washington’s ability to go deeper into debt provides states with at least a minimal safety net in times of high unemployment.

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  • kaZappoo 2013/02/14 04:49:46
    kaZappoo
    +2
    BUT the liberal hypnosis is working better ,,they arent believing any negative media ,,just obie ..we''ll keep trying though !
  • snipe 2013/02/14 02:02:23
    snipe
    +2
    Yep, Obama's the best cherry picker around. Most of his BS is directed at all those low info voters and boy do they eat it up. Plenty of evidence of it right here on SH!
  • kaZappoo snipe 2013/02/14 04:52:57
    kaZappoo
    +3
    and the amount of disability applications approved in last 4 yrs ,,up to 50 million from 27 million 4 yrs ago ..so the Unemployed numbers are down ..

    smoke & mirrors is all they have !
  • Studied 2013/02/14 01:35:32
    Studied
    +2
    His SOTU speech sounded like the same old rehashed promises. He say a lot, but does nothing. He put his usual spin on everything. He said both parties worked together to reduce the devidit by more than 2/5 trillion - but in fact that is only an ESTIMATE of what he expects to occur by 2022. He siad we have doubled the distance we can travel on a gallon of gas - but that claim refers to his desired projected mpg for for 2025. So that statement is not even remotely true. He said Obamacare has helped to slow the growth of healthcare spending - but that was due to the downturn in the economy in 2009 prior to Obamacare. Then there were his 500,000 manufacturing jobs for the past 3 years, but there has been a net loss of 600,000 manufacturing jobs since he took office and it seems to have reached its peak as it has stalled for now as stated by the National Association of Manufacturers on Tuesday in their press release. Then there is the statement he made saying wind and solar have doubled. While that is true they are but a miniscule amount of energy and accounts for only 9percent of our energy consumption in 2011. All nothing more than spin, spin, spin.
  • dubbie 2013/02/14 00:27:28
    dubbie
    +2
    Guess they brought in the illegals to clean up all the BULLSH## he was slinging and of course against the law
  • Yo'Adrienne..AFCL 2013/02/13 22:03:56
    Yo'Adrienne..AFCL
    +2
    In case you missed it last night, the following is the statement that was released by Tea Party Patriots regarding the State of the Union speech:

    Tonight, the President said: “The American people don't expect government to solve every problem.” That’s the difference between the American people and the American government. Our government is growing outof control and overspending out of control and unfortunately, the President believes every problem in America needs a big government and that Washington knows the best solutions. This reasoning is why our country is $16 trillion dollars in debt.

    Our country cannot sustain all of these big government programs and rather than offer spending cuts and pulling back in order to balance the budget, the President's solution is more government.
    The American people know Washington cannot solve their problems and will not send their hard earned tax dollars to further his wasteful programs. The state of our union will only be strong when government practices fiscal responsibility and our President makes true strides to stop the overspending.
    and that about sums it up!
  • doofieg... Yo'Adri... 2013/02/13 23:43:08 (edited)
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    ODIMWIT said that ? volcano  of lol OMG! Odimwit said that!
  • superangrymonkey 2013/02/13 17:26:21
    superangrymonkey
    Out of curiosity, what does all of that alphabet soup after conservative handles here mean?
  • doofieg... superan... 2013/02/13 19:05:48
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +1
    Different groups on soda that people belong to.
  • superan... doofieg... 2013/02/14 12:39:16
    superangrymonkey
    +1
    Ah, alright then.
  • Wayne 2013/02/13 16:31:19
    Wayne
    +3
    AP again soft sells the out and out lies from Obama by calling it cherry picking.
  • Danielle 2013/02/13 16:24:45
  • andy15554 2013/02/13 15:05:26
    andy15554
    +9
    Reagan gave us 25 million new jobs and 5 to 7% GDP growth. Obama gives us lies and half truths. You Obama fools have screwed us all.
  • Jenn 2013/02/13 14:42:26
    Jenn
    +5
    I just cannot take this president in large doses.. I did listen to about ten minutes of his speech last night, but the snappy way that this president ends his words I just can't take.
    Besides he always makes things sound a lot better then what they really are.. In fact he just flat out lies, and yet he gets by with it.
  • ☆ Queen... Jenn 2013/02/13 19:53:48
    ☆ QueenAline
    +3
    yup..he's a good bullsh*tter
  • Jenn ☆ Queen... 2013/02/15 11:44:16
    Jenn
    +1
    You got that right..
  • kaZappoo Jenn 2013/02/14 04:58:13
    kaZappoo
    +3
    he has 51% subliminally hypnotized ,,majority rules ... the 49% of common sense thinkers patriots are the victims !

    how do we reverse the hypnosis ?

    I agree with ya though !
  • Jenn kaZappoo 2013/02/15 11:49:20
    Jenn
    +1
    I know, and you are absolutely right about that..I don't know how we can reverse it. but I sure wish I had the answer.
  • dave b 2013/02/13 13:57:37
    dave b
    +8
    The AP had better be careful before they are labeled a "right wing extremist" news source.
  • Sniper 2013/02/13 13:33:16
    Sniper
    +6
    This president is so full of sh*t he would not know the truth if it hit him in the butt.
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2013/02/13 13:06:12
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +9
    I guess the AP didn't get the memo. Or maybe our memo is that Obama can't do away with the Twenty-second after all. The AP never treated him this way in his first term.

    This says he's a lame duck, and the AP knows it.
  • All American 2013/02/13 12:55:17
    All American
    +10
    Re: "THE FACTS: That statement may reflect the math behind recent debt, but it doesn’t get directly to the cause – the worst recession since the Depression and its aftereffects."

    The cause is still spending more than we have coming in, regardless of why the revenue is less.
  • CODE 11 All Ame... 2013/02/13 18:04:03
    CODE 11
    +4
    It your paycheck gets smaller..then your spending has to get smaller
  • All Ame... CODE 11 2013/02/14 03:07:04
    All American
    +1
    In the real world that's how it works, but in Washington that doesn't apply.
  • Southern Man 2013/02/13 12:50:37
  • Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel 2013/02/13 10:27:18
    Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel
    +7
    Refreshing article. I agree with Rubio though that too much outrageous spending is partly the cause of our debt. The other half is reduced tax revenues related to unemployment, etc. Federal reserves running off free money is hurting us too.
  • ☆The Rock☆ * AFCL* The Sheriff!!
    +12
    It all a facade..Has anybody noticed gas prices??
  • kaZappoo ☆The Ro... 2013/02/14 05:03:09
    kaZappoo
    +3
    well some of us have ,,the liberals not s much ..

    and they still havent promoted any suplemental fuel's ..

    and he doesn't want that topic brought up ..I use Hydrogen as a supplement !
  • The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA 2013/02/13 10:18:03
  • doofieg... The Bir... 2013/02/13 10:39:28
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +4
    Good morning, love. How is my Birdy ?
  • The Bir... doofieg... 2013/02/14 03:16:53
    The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA
    +2
    It's all the same, luv! Honey-do list as long as ever lol! How are you doing?
  • doofieg... The Bir... 2013/02/14 03:33:04
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +2
    I got my TENS unit today! I Love it!
  • The Bir... doofieg... 2013/02/14 07:44:25
    The Birdman ~ PWCM~JLA
    +2
    I've had mine for years, they are nice to have!

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