Some facts for the Obama haters

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  • mikepegg44mikepegg44 Posts: 3,353

    What did people think would happen to an economy when 3 trillion dollars is pumped into the banking system? You see a rise in investment activity. Shocking.
    http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/oct/29/fed-quietly-ends-stimulus-hard-work

    I don't remember, can someone let me know if the same amount of money, adjusted for inflation of course, was spent by the Federal reserve in the early 80's?

    For those who care, unemployment was calculated differently in the 80's too. Comparing unemployment rates should be done with the same numbers don't you think? Anyone got a link to a graph that does that? I have had trouble finding one, but I do know that if you take off all the people unemployed for more than 52 weeks from Reagan's numbers they can't help but improve.

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    Statistics --- allowing democrats and republicans to both be wrong about the same thing for, well, forever.

    I feel dirty trying to defend a president I dislike with a passion, one that did so many horrible things, but to compare these economic "recoveries" is like comparing apples and oranges. The target federal funds rate was double digits in Reagan's first two years of office. Obama's was damn near zero. For those that don't know the Fed.Fund Rate is the rate that banks trade balances to meet reserve requirements (obviously it is a little more complicated than that). Said simply, it makes money more expensive to borrow depending on how high it is. The amount of inflation inherited, the interest rate problems inherited were much much different for Reagan. A housing bubble/banking crisis is not the same as inflation and interest rate problems. If we look at real GDP growth between the two it isn't close...

    Real GDP Growth Rate
    and again I say, statistics, whoever wants to can usually make them say something completely different.

    The system has been "fixed" by plugging holes with fictionally low interest rates and cash, but that was not by his design. He should not get a lot of praise for the success of the economy, no president should alone, that includes Reagan. When the next president takes office and the repercussions of all the free money begin to be felt, Obama should not be blamed for those either as it wasn't him that was continuing QE for 6 years.

    President Obama has done some great things, but he has also done some shitty stuff and pretending that he hasn't done either good or bad is kind of silly (not saying anyone in this thread is doing that)
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  • Last-12-ExitLast-12-Exit Charleston, SCPosts: 8,661

    Excuse you for spreading that misinformation. The national debt on the first day of Obamas presidency was $10.626 trillion. Today, the national debt is just over $18 trillion. Like I said, he has almost doubled the national debt.

    Okay then....
    When the Cheney/Rove regime started the national debt was 5.8 trillion.
    At the end it was 11.9 trillion.
    An increase of 6.1 trillion
    An increase of 105%

    Using your figures the actual percentage increase during the Obama presidency is 59%.

    Last I checked their is a large difference between 105% and 59%.
    105% is actually more than double.

    But I'm sure you'll come back with potato and I'll say potato and in the long run it won't really matter. But maybe some people will read these posts and take a couple of minutes and do some research and get the facts.
    No, I'll come back with I don't give a fuck about George Ws contribution to the national debt. You brought up GW, not me. My point was and still is that Obama took the debt from 10.6 trillion to over 18 trillion. Which can be described as almost doubling.
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  • know1know1 Posts: 6,481
    What did Obama personally do that lowered the unemployment rate? I just don't think the President has as much influence as some give them credit for.
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 6,062
    know1 said:

    What did Obama personally do that lowered the unemployment rate? I just don't think the President has as much influence as some give them credit for.

    So you blame him for unemployment being high but no credit for when it's low?

    That might make sense....just asking

    Same theory as why everybody bitches about Obama when gas is high but when it's low he had nothing to do with it.

    If liberals followed the GOP talking point theory they would be on the news every day yapping about how Obama lowered gas prices.
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 16,123
    Arguing over how Bush or Obama handled the national debt is like debating between which NFL team has a more competent offense, the Jaguars or the Raiders ...
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 19,010
    Jason P said:

    Arguing over how Bush or Obama handled the national debt is like debating between which NFL team has a more competent offense, the Jaguars or the Raiders ...

    There's ever been a team with an offense less competent than the current Raiders?

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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 3,415
    brianlux said:

    Jason P said:

    Arguing over how Bush or Obama handled the national debt is like debating between which NFL team has a more competent offense, the Jaguars or the Raiders ...

    There's ever been a team with an offense less competent than the current Raiders?

    =))
    Tampa Bay their first 2 years?
  • Last-12-ExitLast-12-Exit Charleston, SCPosts: 8,661

    brianlux said:

    Jason P said:

    Arguing over how Bush or Obama handled the national debt is like debating between which NFL team has a more competent offense, the Jaguars or the Raiders ...

    There's ever been a team with an offense less competent than the current Raiders?

    =))
    Tampa Bay their first 2 years?
    Lol. The first 2? That's quite generous.
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  • know1know1 Posts: 6,481

    know1 said:

    What did Obama personally do that lowered the unemployment rate? I just don't think the President has as much influence as some give them credit for.

    So you blame him for unemployment being high but no credit for when it's low?

    That might make sense....just asking

    Same theory as why everybody bitches about Obama when gas is high but when it's low he had nothing to do with it.

    If liberals followed the GOP talking point theory they would be on the news every day yapping about how Obama lowered gas prices.
    No - I'm not blaming him for anything. I'm saying that I don't think Presidents in general deserve as much praise or as much blame as they get. I don't think they do that much.
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 6,062
    Jason P said:

    Arguing over how Bush or Obama handled the national debt is like debating between which NFL team has a more competent offense, the Jaguars or the Raiders ...

    Actually it's not. Bush cut taxes and took us into multiple wars.

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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 16,123

    Jason P said:

    Arguing over how Bush or Obama handled the national debt is like debating between which NFL team has a more competent offense, the Jaguars or the Raiders ...

    Actually it's not. Bush cut taxes and took us into multiple wars.

    And Obama raised taxes and took us into multiple wars.

    either way, the debt ceiling keeps on having to be raised.
  • rr165892rr165892 Posts: 5,697
    edited November 2014
    Jason P said:

    Arguing over how Bush or Obama handled the national debt is like debating between which NFL team has a more competent offense, the Jaguars or the Raiders ...

    Your lucky you didn't reference the greatness that is my Tampa Bay Bucs.Them there woulda been fighting words Jason.

    Posted this before I saw the shot across my bow from others.
    Post edited by rr165892 on
  • rr165892rr165892 Posts: 5,697

    brianlux said:

    Jason P said:

    Arguing over how Bush or Obama handled the national debt is like debating between which NFL team has a more competent offense, the Jaguars or the Raiders ...

    There's ever been a team with an offense less competent than the current Raiders?

    =))
    Tampa Bay their first 2 years?
    Lol. The first 2? That's quite generous.
    Last -12 I know your my southern fingerless brother ,but lay off my Bucs.Im in pain.Do you know what it's like to be a lifelong Suckaneers fan?
  • rr165892rr165892 Posts: 5,697
    Our cheerleaders are smoking hot though
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 3,415
    rr165892 said:

    Our cheerleaders are smoking hot though

    Please no objectifying of the cheerleaders








    :ar!
  • Last-12-ExitLast-12-Exit Charleston, SCPosts: 8,661
    rr165892 said:

    brianlux said:

    Jason P said:

    Arguing over how Bush or Obama handled the national debt is like debating between which NFL team has a more competent offense, the Jaguars or the Raiders ...

    There's ever been a team with an offense less competent than the current Raiders?

    =))
    Tampa Bay their first 2 years?
    Lol. The first 2? That's quite generous.
    Last -12 I know your my southern fingerless brother ,but lay off my Bucs.Im in pain.Do you know what it's like to be a lifelong Suckaneers fan?
    Uhhhhh I'm a life long Chicago Cubs fan. So yeah, I kinda do!
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  • rr165892rr165892 Posts: 5,697
    Ok then you really do
  • rr165892rr165892 Posts: 5,697

    rr165892 said:

    Our cheerleaders are smoking hot though

    Please no objectifying of the cheerleaders








    :ar!
    I def am not objecting to them .Oh objectifying.my bad
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 19,010
    I see the cat's unwinding the ball of twine again here, haha!
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  • rr165892rr165892 Posts: 5,697
    Keeps things fresh.
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 16,123
    I don't like to include Division 2 teams when making my analogies. :D
    rr165892 said:

    Jason P said:

    Arguing over how Bush or Obama handled the national debt is like debating between which NFL team has a more competent offense, the Jaguars or the Raiders ...

    Your lucky you didn't reference the greatness that is my Tampa Bay Bucs.Them there woulda been fighting words Jason.

    Posted this before I saw the shot across my bow from others.
    I don't like to include Division 2 teams when making my analogies. :D
  • rr165892rr165892 Posts: 5,697
    Jason P said:

    I don't like to include Division 2 teams when making my analogies. :D

    rr165892 said:

    Jason P said:

    Arguing over how Bush or Obama handled the national debt is like debating between which NFL team has a more competent offense, the Jaguars or the Raiders ...

    Your lucky you didn't reference the greatness that is my Tampa Bay Bucs.Them there woulda been fighting words Jason.

    Posted this before I saw the shot across my bow from others.
    I don't like to include Division 2 teams when making my analogies. :D
    You see there J,you had to go there.Keep your head on a swivel my friend.Paybacks are a bitch.Lol
  • JC29856JC29856 Posts: 6,950
    Dont forget the 6% unemployment rate! I believe Santa Claus will bring the US more jobs

    For 50 straight months when i ask my family friends and neighbors are you better off this month compared to last month? they all say NO, must be me.

    (And these questions can be re-phrased and asked about 90% of what you asked)
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    Justin James Michael Wolfers is an Australian economist and public policy scholar. He is professor of economics and public policy at the University of Michigan, and a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
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    Justin James Michael Wolfers is an Australian economist and public policy scholar. He is professor of economics and public policy at the University of Michigan, and a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

    Not bad credentials.
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 8,843
    edited December 2014
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    Excuse you for spreading that misinformation. The national debt on the first day of Obamas presidency was $10.626 trillion. Today, the national debt is just over $18 trillion. Like I said, he has almost doubled the national debt.

    Okay then....
    When the Cheney/Rove regime started the national debt was 5.8 trillion.
    At the end it was 11.9 trillion.
    An increase of 6.1 trillion
    An increase of 105%

    Using your figures the actual percentage increase during the Obama presidency is 59%.

    Last I checked their is a large difference between 105% and 59%.
    105% is actually more than double.

    But I'm sure you'll come back with potato and I'll say potato and in the long run it won't really matter. But maybe some people will read these posts and take a couple of minutes and do some research and get the facts.
    Both increases suck.
    Post edited by bootlegger10 on
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 13,282

    Just to be clear, where I didn't blam Obama outright for the economic collapse, he holds blame. He is responsible for almost doubling the national debt.

    Posts like this one spread misinformation.
    A very little bit of research in under 1 minute finds the actual factual truth.

    In 2009 shortly after Obama took over the national debt was just under 12 trillion.
    As of 3 months ago it was just under 18 trillion.
    If I do my basic elementary math correctly that is a 50% increase not 200%.

    In checking recent history its easy to find that in 2000 the debt was around 5.5 trillion and by late 2008 the debt was 10.5 trillion.
    Once again doing basic elementary math that means during the Cheney/Rove regime the debt increased 190%.

    Yes it is a much higher dollar amount and yes it is bad. But, the overall percent increase is much less than during the previous govt.
    it also doesnt help having the congress not pass actual budgets, reform the tax code , not only reduce deficit spending but use whatever budget surplus we know is possible to pay down the debt owed. Seems that course was working before a tax rebate program. Engaging in a war on two fronts against an ideology without funding it, adding a medicare program without funding it. I could go on.


    For a group of people supposedly all about business, what in borrowing more than you "earn" makes sound financial sense?
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 22,992
    Methinks Obama isn't going to be looked at so unfavorably in the future.

    Pretty pretty strong jobs report.
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