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Obama: Jobs Report Shows Economy Is on Right Track

Mary Mary 2012/12/11 12:08:08
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FAIRFAX, Va. (AP)--President Barack Obama says an encouraging jobs report shows that the country has made too much progress to turn back to the policies that he says led the nation into an economic crisis.Obama got much-needed good news Friday following his disappointing debate performance as the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent. That's the lowest it's been since he took office in 2009.

At a campaign event in suburban Washington, Obama said the report was "a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now."

Cheers erupted from the crowd at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., when Obama noted that the jobless rate is now at its lowest level since he became president.
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  • Alexander T Steward 2012/12/13 18:10:44
  • Hamilton 2012/12/12 20:23:01
    Forward he said forward you go
    Hamilton
    +1
    Into the black hole.

    I work at Home Depot -- drastically under employed -- and on my team we have three engineers, a chemistry prof, a former IT professional.... Yeah... we all have jobs.... but all of us should be making at least TWICE what we are earning now.

    Great economy? Kiss my fat hairy donkey.
  • Donna 2012/12/12 02:03:57 (edited)
    Forward he said forward you go
    Donna
    +4
    Right to the unemployment & welfare lines .... but oh, that's right, welfare people now 'earn' close to $30 / HR .... not too shabby, especially since the donations come mostly from people who earn less from working.( Hint: this is why the economy is tanking ) Oh yeah, and Obama's initial platform was the ' Right to Work' campaign that he now vehemently opposes.



    Unemployment is not down & homelessness is at an all time high ... but the now homeless were dropped from the unemployment figures long ago. this guy is all hype & no content. Sometimes I wonder if he's in touch with reality at all.



    And he cant feign a good economy based on a feigned job report .. he has to start paying down our debt with the billions he's giving to other countries and STOP SPENDING...
  • Mary Mary Donna 2012/12/12 02:16:56
    Mary Mary
    +1
    I don't believe they earn $30 an hour
  • Donna Mary Mary 2012/12/13 01:48:11
    Donna
    +1
    Check out the new stats & vist your local grocery store on the 1st of the month ... ( T-bone steaks & shrimp for everyone ! )
  • Mary Mary Donna 2012/12/13 01:55:37
    Mary Mary
    +1
    Might be a bit hard I'm in Australia. We don't have food stamps our unemployed get about $500 a week plus free travel, rent assistance and utilities assistance.
  • Donna Mary Mary 2012/12/13 02:02:43 (edited)
    Donna
    +1
    Then why comment on America's welfare moochers ? .... It's pretty good over here, you should see it. Although Australia's 'deal' sounds like a winner too.... Most of the unemployed here arent eligible for much, but those who choose not to work ( welfare ) make out very well... and both the employed & unemployed have to pay to take care of them. .
  • Mary Mary Donna 2012/12/13 02:09:47
    Mary Mary
    +1
    Our wages are much higher here than $500 everyone has welfare cheats but what's the alternative, let our fellow citizens starve ?
  • Donna Mary Mary 2012/12/14 02:32:38 (edited)
    Donna
    It's the opposite over here. WE'RE the ones who are starving, while they load their Lexus' & mercedes with tons of food , get free rent & utilities, & free cell phones on our dime. It's a mockery. The new motto here is " those who dont have what you have". They also dont have ( or want) a job to go to or pay taxes like " I have" to. Our president's goal is to "spread the wealth" by robbing from the middle class. Well, he'll have to find it somewhere else, the ; middle class' are now broke.
  • Mary Mary Donna 2012/12/14 02:41:15 (edited)
    Mary Mary
    +1
    I might move over there. Sounds great, hear I can come through via Mexico. We should erect a sign at Christmas Island "detour go to USA for FREE everything" after all they are the people you invaded...Iraqis
  • Donna Mary Mary 2012/12/15 03:20:50
    Donna
    They've been coming thru all along now. many disquise themselves a s Mexicans. Not sure how that's done, but they do.
  • Mary Mary Donna 2012/12/15 03:45:17
    Mary Mary
    +1
    Doesn't anyone carry id's there.
  • Donna Mary Mary 2012/12/16 14:28:22 (edited)
    Donna
    Not allowed to ask them for I.D. ... That's RACIST !!! Even though the rest of us are legally required to show it.
  • Joe Donna 2012/12/15 06:16:18
    Joe
    +1
    In a few years we'll no longer have a "middle class, Donna! jms
  • Donna Joe 2012/12/16 14:30:36
    Donna
    Nope. The government is buying up all the ( our ) foreclosed homes so they can put their favorite ' moochers ' up in high style, while the rest of us starve to death.
  • Joe Donna 2012/12/15 06:13:49
    Joe
    +1
    Key words, babe:
    "STOP SPENDING!" jms
  • whitewulf--the unruly mobster 2012/12/11 19:36:41
  • Surly Curmudgen 2012/12/11 19:32:48
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    Surly Curmudgen
    +4
    Their words and terms are always diametrically opposite their ideology. A short time back Obama said "We want people to be able to move up not to go down" all while talking about taking money from the middle class and above to impoverish them. He also wants your 401Ks and that is being acted on as we read.
  • Donna Surly C... 2012/12/13 01:53:20
    Donna
    Thanks to being unemployed for while, my 401k's were transferred into my own accounts & ready to magically 'disappear' before Obama can blink an eye ... Since this is the case with approx. 25-30% of America ( Est. true unemployment numbers ) , and a good 50% dont pay taxes ( dont work), He has a small pot to rob from .
  • frank 2012/12/11 19:12:34
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    frank
    +3
    This economy is not good. Just look at the unemployment numbers for example. They must be cooking the numbers, you tell me just how they can be lower now than when the unemployment rate was at 8.7% and we have less people working now?
  • Hamilton frank 2012/12/12 20:18:40
    Hamilton
    They need to tell us what the U6 number is.

    They also need to publish the inflation rate using the old formula.
  • ehrhornp 2012/12/11 18:53:35
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    ehrhornp
    +1
    Thank God the republicans failed in stealing the election.
  • TidBit 2012/12/11 18:06:33
    Forward he said forward you go
    TidBit
    +3
    forward my ass
  • Kathulhu 2012/12/11 18:04:31
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    Kathulhu
    +1
    This is good news for the ham industry.

    news ham industry
  • whitewu... Kathulhu 2012/12/11 19:38:18
  • Kathulhu whitewu... 2012/12/11 19:44:53
    Kathulhu
    Nope.
  • whitewu... Kathulhu 2012/12/11 20:02:46
  • Kathulhu whitewu... 2012/12/12 04:58:15
    Kathulhu
    Nope.
  • Todd Parsons 2012/12/11 15:15:25
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    Todd Parsons
    +5
    Forward...into poverty and unemployment
  • lark 2012/12/11 15:00:31
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    lark
    +5
    If you consider part time jobs as moving forward otherwise it is all BS
  • Hamilton lark 2012/12/12 20:22:06
    Hamilton
    +2
    I work at Home Depot -- drastically under employed -- and on my team we have three engineers, a chemistry prof, a former IT professional.... Yeah... we all have jobs.... but all of us should be making at least TWICE what we are earning now.

    Great economy? Kiss my fat hairy donkey.
  • lark Hamilton 2012/12/12 23:23:26
    lark
    +1
    That is the point the economy sucks and half assed jobs are what they promote as job building. They don't count the number of people who stopped looking, under employed, & part time. Let us not forget the number of people that have somehow gone on disability to beat the system.
  • GANGA~Patriotic Revolution ... 2012/12/11 14:42:57
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    GANGA~Patriotic Revolution BL-100+
    +2
    BS!

    {Anywhere from 125,000 to 135,000 new jobs are required simply to keep up with the number of people who enter the labor force due to population growth. Because of this…

    At the present level of job growth, it will take another 13 years just to reach pre-recession employment levels.}
  • Jeff Smith 2012/12/11 14:08:29
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    Jeff Smith
    +3
    By building the largest Government in the world how many private sector jobs has Obama created? What happens when you have no money to pay your employee's with? You borrow it, what happens when you can't pay it back because you've provided no income to pay back all that borrowed money? They come to collect.
  • Lorenz0 W. ElMenzo 2012/12/11 14:02:19
    But we didn't expect this boo hoo
    Lorenz0 W. ElMenzo
    +4
    What, else, would you expt the liar, to say?
  • Joe Lorenz0... 2012/12/15 06:19:32
    Joe
    And he certainly is a "liar!" jms
  • mich52 2012/12/11 14:01:33
  • Don mich52 2012/12/11 14:08:36
    Don
    +2
    No, he explained it.
    Demotards are too stupid to understand it.
    The pipeline, open federal land to exploration and contine fracking - you know, all the stuff Empty Suit is against.
  • mich52 Don 2012/12/11 14:57:56
  • Surly C... mich52 2012/12/11 19:20:47
    Surly Curmudgen
    And the Obama administration is scrambling fast trying to find a way to stop the production of oil. Look at the EPA regs coming out.

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