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Who do you blame for the unemployment in America, the obstructionists in the U.S. House Of Representatives or President Obama?

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  • 4570GOVT 2012/06/25 15:42:32
    President Barack Obama
    4570GOVT
    +35
    This is just a History lesson. I am posting it to all regardless of party . It is history and nothing can change it.


    The day the Democrats took over was NOT January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007, the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.



    The Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

    For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this:
    January 3rd, 2007, the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress:
    The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
    The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
    The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
    George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION!


    Remember that day...
    January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.
    The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?
    BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!
    THANK YOU DEMOCRATS (especially Barney ) for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6% Unemployment...to this CRISIS by (among MANY other thi...
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    This is just a History lesson. I am posting it to all regardless of party . It is history and nothing can change it.


    The day the Democrats took over was NOT January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007, the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.



    The Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

    For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this:
    January 3rd, 2007, the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress:
    The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
    The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
    The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
    George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION!


    Remember that day...
    January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.
    The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?
    BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!
    THANK YOU DEMOCRATS (especially Barney ) for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6% Unemployment...to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!
    (BTW: Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie -starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy). Barney blocked it and called it a "Chicken Little Philosophy" (and the sky did fall!)
    And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA
    And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?
    OBAMA and the Democrat Congress, especially BARNEY!!!!





    So when someone tries to blame Bush...
    REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007.... THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!"
    Bush may have been in the car but the Democrats were in charge of the gas pedal and steering wheel they were driving the economy into the ditch.
    Budgets do not come from the White House.. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party.
    Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 & 2011.



    In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.



    For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budget.



    And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009. Let's remember what the deficits looked like during that period:
    If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

    If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself.
    In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is "I inherited a deficit that I voted for,
    and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th."
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  • John Galt jr or Ron/jon 2012/07/18 21:30:50
    Other opinion
    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
    The 1% who are not investing in new job creation in this country but still want to suck off their fair share...
    http://webstation19.8k.com/cr...
  • "Shooter" E-7 ™ 2012/07/01 17:38:15 (edited)
    President Barack Obama
    "Shooter" E-7 ™
    I blame this clown because he wants more people depending on the government and the hell with private businesses.



    clown obama gif clown obama gif
  • Georgia50 2012/07/01 02:31:22 (edited)
    Other opinion
    Georgia50
    I don't think there's any one reason, person or office responsible. Technology is a factor along with the cost of doing business added by federal, state, and local governments. Let's face it...the EPA assessing fines on oil refineries for failing to blend in an additive that doesn't even exist really takes the cake.

    Also, there's been a business practice in play for some time. It involves securing one's market position by raising economic and regulatory barriers against competition. I don't think these businesses thought through the strategy of using government to help limit competition.
  • CHUCK 2012/07/01 02:14:25
    Other opinion
    CHUCK
    A BROAD RANGE OF PROBLEMS THAT YOUR ABOVE ANSWERS DO NOT COVER..
  • JL 2012/06/29 11:31:44
    Other opinion
    JL
    +1
    B. HUSSEIN OBAMA, NANCY PELOSI, HARRY REID....THE PRIME SUSPECTS....
  • Alummina 2012/06/29 00:26:33
    Other opinion
    Alummina
    Business owners who are usually Republicans. not all of them but Billionaires and banks too who are too proud to be white. I hope this doesn't get me in treble, but if you are one of them come and talk to me I will tell you why I think this.
  • Myrtle 2012/06/27 06:04:39
    Other opinion
    Myrtle
    +1
    ok
    i take that your american
    and well im not
    im from australia
    so i dont care wats happning in america
  • ϟM̈ öp̈... Myrtle 2012/06/27 13:32:17
    ϟM̈ öp̈vytöϟ
    I don't blame you for that.
  • marylou5 Myrtle 2012/06/27 15:55:30
    marylou5
    +1
    So be it! We don't care what is happening in Australia, nor should we!
    Each has to take care of its own business!
  • CHUCK Myrtle 2012/07/01 02:15:54
    CHUCK
    YOU SHOULD MOST OF LOVE THE AUSTRALIANS..
  • "Shoote... Myrtle 2012/07/01 17:40:13
    "Shooter" E-7 ™
    You don't care and so all the socialist liberals living in America!!
  • DuncanONeil 2012/06/27 00:07:04
    Other opinion
    DuncanONeil
    +4
    There are no obstructionists in the House. In the Senate that would be a different matter. The Democrats obstruct everything.
  • jon 2012/06/26 21:29:23
    President Barack Obama
    jon
    +2
    The only "obstruction" going on,and nowhere enough, is the resistance to turning us into Europe or other freedom less socialist dung heap.
  • ☆ElenaDiamond☆ 2012/06/26 18:44:50
    Other opinion
    ☆ElenaDiamond☆
    +1
    Its just not that simple. It goes way back, more than 10 years. Then each has contributed the collapse of the American economy in its own way. Certainly Obama does not deserve a pass. Neither does congress, neither does Bush, nor the congress when he was in office. It has been steadily declining for many years now. Also how about we blame the American people as well. We have lost our ingenuity, and integrity as a nation.
  • none 2012/06/26 17:24:23
    President Barack Obama
    none
    +3
    Obama, the health care bill no one read, Congress, the massive debt, and all the new rules and regulations passed by the Obama administration that are in the way of businesses. Typical spend and regulate Dems make it almost impossible for small businesses to succeed and get ahead so they can hire.
  • sbtbill none 2012/06/26 19:29:53
    sbtbill
    +1
    The problem we have is that the Republicans have spent to much money on foreign wars. The damaged the US credit rating by the foolish debt ceiling debate. They forced a fiscal cliff for the end of the year that is likely to destroy the economy and do nothing for the debt.

    Ronald Reagan and FDR proved the only way to get out of a problem economy is to spend your way out. We need to follow that path. Once we have unemployment down to a reasonable level then we can pay the debt.

    The difference between Reagan's massive defense spending and Bush's is that Bush spent it overseas on low tech wars. Reagan invested in US business and spent it on basic research in the US. Eisenhower did similar by starting the interstate highway system and building the St. Lawrence Seaway. LBJ brought us many good things but let us waste a lot away with a foreign war.
  • none sbtbill 2012/06/26 20:31:42
    none
    +4
    Don't forget that Obama spent more in three years than Bush did in eight and the economy is still in the tank and there's still no jobs.
  • CHUCK sbtbill 2012/07/01 02:19:53
    CHUCK
    WE ARE CURRENTLY SPENDING 2 BILLION A WEEK IN AFGHANISTAN..WE ARE GIVING MILLIONS A DAY TO PAKISTAN .WHO WILL NOT LET US USE THEIR PORT TO SUPPLY OUR TROOPS.. WE NEED TO CUT OFF THE AIDE YESTERDAY..

    OBAMA S WAY WITH LIBBY COSTSD 100 S OF MILLIONS FOR WHAT//
  • Beverly 2012/06/26 17:22:01
    President Barack Obama
    Beverly
    +3
    The man who lies about everything and blames everyone else for his failures. The man that was put in the white house by people who thought he was going to give them freebies out out his own pocket, the man who wants complete control over our lives and that man is the worse president in creation, Barrack Hussein Obama.
  • JT For Political Reform 2012/06/26 17:04:02
    President Barack Obama
    JT For Political Reform
    +4
    I can't say it any better than the explanation given by 4570GOVT.
  • Roger 2012/06/26 16:42:58
  • Boo 2012/06/26 16:22:41
    Other opinion
    Boo
    +1
    BOTH! There is going to be a House-cleaning in November too!
  • Michaelene 2012/06/26 15:48:19
    President Barack Obama
    Michaelene
    +4
    This was all predicted and reported before Obama became POTUS, because of his votes in the senate, his campaign coalition and his actions with his pals.
    WIth a nonleader like Obama of course America will continue to spread it's wealth oops I mean misery.
    The next 6 months are going to be like the last few seconds of a log flume ride, straight downhill.
    The only way to right this now it to remove OBAMA from power and take out ALL OF HIS APPOINTEES.
  • Charles E 2012/06/26 15:14:50
    President Barack Obama
    Charles E
    +5
    For refusing to accept any jobs bill that does not also have a tax increase.
  • Evan 2012/06/26 14:43:19
    President Barack Obama
    Evan
    +2
    I blame the person who is blaming everyone else, and accepting no responsibility for anything. Our POTUS. HOWEVER.....good news there: HENRY KISSINGER has come out and said that we "will have global government, and that BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA will be it's leader". LOL! 50+ years ago I said: "the anti-Christ has been born." If we can believe anything our current POTUS says, sure enough, he was. I was kind of hoping he'd accept the United Arab Emirates, and the E.U's request to "come and rule over them". He has told the Palestinians to "wait until after the election", and also the Israelis. We could well see a Muslim Caliphate in Jerusalem, as the anti-Christ will get into power on a "platform of peace."...which is what "Muslims want". (And I've got this ocean front property in Arizona for sale.)
  • ϟM̈ öp̈... Evan 2012/06/27 13:34:48
  • JL ϟM̈ öp̈... 2012/06/29 11:28:36
    JL
    +1
    TRY LOOKING AT THE MAN IN THE MIRROR...
  • Patti The Yes Fan 2012/06/26 14:19:08
    Other opinion
    Patti  The Yes Fan
    I blame all corporate whore politicians. We have but a few good men.

    politicians are corporate whores
  • Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥ 2012/06/26 14:05:47
    Other opinion
    Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥
    Congress bears the most blame (not just the House) because they continue their bad practices of earmarks and pressuring members to change their votes. Any bill that cannot be passed because the majority believe it to be right and good, should not be passed. Many laws that have been passed should be repealed. And they should charge the President with not doing his lawful job.
  • Bill G53 ~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/26 12:36:20
    President Barack Obama
    Bill G53  ~PWCM~JLA
    +4
    Obama is the real obstructionist in Washington
  • BackWoodsMike 2012/06/26 12:35:53
    President Barack Obama
    BackWoodsMike
    +7
    The easiest way to determine why the unemployment is so high is to go to the very ones who employ.
    - - -
    Gallup Survey of Business Owners.

    According to the survey results:
    Forty-eight percent of respondents who are not hiring said it was due to concerns about possible rising health care costs.

    Forty-six percent cited concerns about government regulations as a primary reason for their choice not to hire additional workers.

    Twenty-four percent of respondents that were not hiring said they are holding back from hiring because they are worried about no longer being in business in 12 months.

    Seventy-one percent of those surveyed said revenues/sales wouldn't justify hiring additional workers.

    Sixty-six percent expressed worries about the overall economic situation.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/15...


    Small businesses complain regulations stifling growth
    by Emery P. Dalesio
    Associated Pres
    http://www.robesonian.com/vie...

    Business owners complain regulations are killing jobs
    By Robert Brodsky rbrodsky@govexec.com February 10, 2011
    http://www.govexec.com/dailyf...

    Federal agents close Gibson Guitar plant in Memphis in search for ebony
    By Kevin McKenzie
    http://www.commercialappeal.c...

    Business leaders: Obama policies 'job-destroying'
    By Julianne Pepitone, staff reporterJul...





















    The easiest way to determine why the unemployment is so high is to go to the very ones who employ.
    - - -
    Gallup Survey of Business Owners.

    According to the survey results:
    Forty-eight percent of respondents who are not hiring said it was due to concerns about possible rising health care costs.

    Forty-six percent cited concerns about government regulations as a primary reason for their choice not to hire additional workers.

    Twenty-four percent of respondents that were not hiring said they are holding back from hiring because they are worried about no longer being in business in 12 months.

    Seventy-one percent of those surveyed said revenues/sales wouldn't justify hiring additional workers.

    Sixty-six percent expressed worries about the overall economic situation.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/15...


    Small businesses complain regulations stifling growth
    by Emery P. Dalesio
    Associated Pres
    http://www.robesonian.com/vie...

    Business owners complain regulations are killing jobs
    By Robert Brodsky rbrodsky@govexec.com February 10, 2011
    http://www.govexec.com/dailyf...

    Federal agents close Gibson Guitar plant in Memphis in search for ebony
    By Kevin McKenzie
    http://www.commercialappeal.c...

    Business leaders: Obama policies 'job-destroying'
    By Julianne Pepitone, staff reporterJuly 14, 2010: 6:01 PM ET
    http://money.cnn.com/2010/07/...

    Democrats hurting Business and Economy
    http://www.suntimes.com/news/...

    What's stopping job creation? Too much regulation
    By Clarence Otis Jr., Special to CNN
    updated 8:22 AM EST, Tue December 6, 2011
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/06...

    Obama Needs to Stop Killing Jobs
    September 8, 2011
    http://www.usnews.com/opinion...

    Steve Wynn - "Obama greatest wet-blanket on jobs and business in my lifetime"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...

    - - -

    Looks like all indicators point to Obama and the democrats.

    Let's take care of this problem in November!
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  • Charles E BackWoo... 2012/06/26 15:18:51
    Charles E
    +3
    Thank you for providing references so it is even harder for Mopeder and other idiots to deny that Obama and Democrats are the problem.
  • Mrs. Kathy Arch 2012/06/26 12:15:24
    President Barack Obama
    Mrs. Kathy Arch
    +4
    I say that because the question is loaded with a political slant. Now that I (hopefully) have your attention, policies that make doing business in the US more costly than elsewhere are to blame. Who has enacted these policies? ALL of the above, and MANY congresses and presidents BEFORE these.
  • LarryFine 2012/06/26 12:15:14
    President Barack Obama
    LarryFine
    +9
    OBAMA asked for and received BILLIONS from a democratic congress. OBAMA told us to give him time as the money evaporated and NO jobs were created. OBAMA told us unemployment would not go above 8%. OBAMA told us green jobs were on the horizon as his cronies bankrupted the few shell companies in existence during the propaganda parade. Seems the libbies out here have forgotten all of that.
  • Sadisticon 2012/06/26 11:49:04
    Other opinion
    Sadisticon
    I love how we always take complex situations and reduce them to simple this or that solutions.
  • All American 2012/06/26 11:48:08 (edited)
    Other opinion
    All American
    +3
    Blame and or credit belongs to no one person; there are many players. I think Obama has hampered our recovery with Obamacare and his anti-capitalist stance.
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/06/26 11:36:44
    President Barack Obama
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +9
    I have never seen a POTUS so hell bent on making people lose their jobs, their savings and their homes.
  • Tree To... Aqua Su... 2012/06/26 12:12:31
    Tree Top TT
    +4
    Carter (the peanut farmer). was the 1st to try, But, Reagan came along, and the voters gave Carter the boot, and Obama will also get the boot, his Obamacare will get the chit-can, and all of his executive orders will be repealed, and then the U. S. will get back on the "Right" track!
  • Aqua Su... Tree To... 2012/06/26 18:58:29
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    I hope you're right.
  • dvd 2012/06/26 09:00:31
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