HITLERY: “THE ECONOMY ‘ALWAYS’ WORKS BETTER WHEN THERE’S A DEMOCRAT IN THE WHITE HOUSE.”

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I could be wrong but I’m pretty sure that it was she who has been described, on numerous occasions, as being the smartest woman on the planet and of whom we were repeatedly told was the most qualified individual to EVER run for president once made the rather bold claimed that the economy ALWAYS works better when there is a Democrat in the White House.  But if that’s true, would not the economy during the tenure of Barry ‘O’ have outperformed, and by a rather significant measure, the economy under President Trump?  But that doesn’t seem to be what’s happened.

And so it would seem that Hitlery’s rather bold declaration was, as is usually the case, much more fiction than fact.  Because it was over the course of Barry ‘O’s reign, with his trusty sidekick ‘Creepy Joe’ Biden, that the economy averaged a rather anemic annual growth rate of just over 1%.  I only mention that because it was in the first three months of 2019 that our economy actually grew at a 3.2% annual rate, beating pretty much all expectations on Wall Street.  But how could that be since President Trump is NOT a Democrat and yet the economy worked rather spectacularly.

And it was those who pride themselves as being economists who predicted that the federal government shutdown and cold weather that slowed economic activity in parts of the country early in the year would drag down growth.  And so these supposed experts had predicted that the economy would grow at a much slower rate of 2.3% from January to March. The economy grew at 2.2% growth in the final quarter of 2018.  Over the course of 2018, the economy grew at an average pace of 2.9%, tying the highest growth rate achieved once in eight years by Barry & Co.

The U.S. jobs market has also continued to show strong growth. The March jobs report, released April 5, showed that the economy continued to add jobs for the 102nd straight month. The Unemployment rate held steady at 3.8%, which economists consider to be full employment.  And the 3.2% gain surpassed the 3% bar set by President Trump as evidence that his economic program is working.  There had been fears growth could dip below 1% this year due to a variety of ‘adverse’ factors, however, the economy managed to shrug off all of those supposed concerns.

And it is in spite of all the good economic news that we’re still being told by Democrats how it is that we currently have some soulless tyrant in the White House!  And it is constantly being said how the country is in ruins; economically, morally and internationally because we have a president who has been, and continues to be, a treasonous snake, a puppet of a foreign leader and a planted foreign agent!  We’re told he locks up little children in cages and doesn’t feed them.  If I didn’t know better I’d swear they were talking about Barry ‘O’, but nope, it’s all about President Trump.

And it was odd, don’t you think, that in the lead up to this good economic news all we continued to hear about, for months, was how there remains a looming recession.  So I ask you, how can we go from the likelihood of a recession to having 3.2% economic growth?  We have now gotten to the point where you can no longer believe anything that you hear, you just have to wait for the numbers because we’re in a place where those who hate President Trump will say absolutely anything, whether true or not, in what has been their continuing effort to get President Trump out of office.

Democrats are the party of doom and gloom.  They pray for all manner of calamity that they can exploit to push their scam of man-made ‘climate change.”  They live for a terrible economy and when in a position to do so, they work tirelessly to make that a reality. They want illegals flooding across our border, they want higher taxes, and, as always, great news for our country is considered terrible news by the Democrats along and their many friends and allies on the left, because their agenda is based on maintaining a constant state of hate and fear while instilling a sense of impending doom.

THEM THAT BROKE IT, SHOULD NEVER BE TRUSTED TO FIX IT…

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Have you ever wondered if, had it not been for that which is often referred to as being the “Great Recession”, the man who would go on to become the worst president in recent memory would have ever been elected?  And I think it’s worth mentioning because when it comes to determining the primary cause for this “great recession” it’s obvious that things were set into motion back in the late 70’s courtesy of a Democrat scheme called the Community Re-Investment Act (CRA).  The evidence is overwhelming that the CRA played a significant role in creating lax lending standards which then fueled the housing bubble which in turn lead to the 2008 financial meltdown that, even 9 years later, we have yet to fully recover from.  And it was at the beginning when we thought things could not get any worse, that we fell for the pitch from snake oil salesman Barry Obummer, and for 6 long years America was made to languish through the most anemic economic ‘recovery’ in our history.

It should also come as no surprise to find out that, according to Freedom Works economic consultant Stephen Moore, economists in the Obummer White House overestimated annual economic growth pretty significantly, by roughly 80 percent on average, for a six year stretch during Obummer’s presidency.  Economists predicted growth between 3.2 to 4.6 percent for the years 2010 through 2015.  However, thanks to the disastrous economic polices put in place by Obummer, actual economic growth never got above 2.6 percent.  And it was in writing in The Washington Times that Mr. Moore said, “Why does anyone bother to listen to economists anymore?”  And he went on to say, “Almost all of the economics profession … bought into the Keynesian idea that what would revive the economy after the Great Recession of 2008-09 was massive government spending ‘stimulus.’ The trillions of dollars of government borrowing here and abroad created a decade-long anemic recovery.”

Keynesian economic thought dominated Barry’s economic policy after the “Great Recession”, economics professor Richard McKenzie wrote for the Foundation of Economic Education in 2010.  The Keynesian/Obummer approach to recovery meant the federal government would engage in deficit spending in order to stimulate the economy.  The logic, McKenzie writes, was that deficit spending would go, directly or indirectly, into the pockets of Americans, giving them the ability and will to spend.  According to Keynesian thought, as money circulates in the economy, the government’s initial investment could multiply to a total economic benefit five or 10 times greater than the original stimulus, McKenzie wrote.  However, it’s Mr. Moore who blames this thread of thinking for stunting growth that could have been a much more vibrant recovery.  And while I am in no way an economist, nor do I play one on Television, logic alone tells me that he is correct in his assessment.

Mr. Moore goes onto write, “For much of America this has been a long recession, not a long recovery. We are suffering from a severe growth deficit.”  And he adds, “Nearly every policy during the Obama years was anti-growth …  If Mr. Trump is able to to shift those policies into reverse — especially by getting tax rates down, not up — 3 to 4 percent growth is easily achievable.”  Now as much as Democrats may refuse to acknowledge it, the economy is already showing signs of renewed life.  Under Trump the Dow has reached new heights, unemployment benefit claims are at their lowest in 40 years, consumer confidence it at its highest since 2001 and the dollar is thriving. President Trump’s pro-business policies help to boost consumer confidence and have led to private sector investments and job creation.  By and rolling back Obummer-era regulations and setting strict criteria for new regulations President Trump has fostered a friendly environment for businesses and revitalized the coal and other energy sectors in the U.S.

As I mentioned earlier, the recession had as its root cause in legislation that was enacted into law back during the Carter years that was then made far worse by ‘Slick Willy’ Clinton.  And while the recession cannot, I suppose, be said to have made worse during the Obummer era, the policies that were put into place during Barry’s tenure most certainly prevented us from achieving anything that could even remotely be described as being a dynamic economic recovery.  Let’s face it, from the moment Obummer first became the Democrat nominee and began looking more and more like a sure thing against McCain, people and businesses started to withdraw from the financial world, and then with laws like Obamacare and the very bogus “stimulus” bill coming into effect, the Obummer era wreaked all manner of havoc on what was left of our economy.  With all the negatives that Obummer brought to the table, frankly it’s amazing that the country isn’t worse off, economically speaking.

Obummer & Co. pretty much destroyed any semblance of optimism possessed by the American people, along with just about everything else they touched, as they went about attacking small businesses, (You didn’t build that!), and created what was essentially an environment in which there were many companies that found themselves in the position of being forced into either laying off many of their employees or to cut back on the number of hours their employees could work.  The best thing to happen from Trump being elected president is that he has brought with him his sense exuberant optimism and his savvy as a businessman and he has not been shy about undertaking an effort to erase, as if it never existed, the long national nightmare that was Obummer’s presidency.  He took command of our trade deals by withdrawing from the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership, holding our trade partners accountable, and putting American jobs first.

I mean let’s face it, if Keynesian economics really worked, the Great Depression wouldn’t have lasted 11 miserable years.  Now of course, the Keynesians have 1,001 excuses at the ready to explain this away, most of which are variations of ‘it would have been so much worse!’  No matter what happens, you can always say “Gosh, it would have been even worse without those Keynesian remedies!”  And with the arrival of President Trump it’s now those who were once singing the praises of Barry Obummer as being some sort of an economic genius who are now busying themselves poo-pooing nearly all of Trumps economic plans for how he intends to go about making America great again.  President Trump’s agenda has led to lower unemployment, increased wages, hundreds of thousands of new jobs, and has put the U.S. on a path towards unprecedented economic growth.  And yet the Democrats choose to talk about everything other than the positive changes President Trump is making.

SO WHAT MAKES SOMEONE TRULY ‘WANT’ TO VOTE DEMOCRAT???

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Ok, are there really people who choose to vote Democrat because they actually consider Democrats to be nothing short of economic geniuses?  I think we all know why it is that most people vote for Democrats, that being, of course, because it increases the odds of them getting “free stuff.”  Because when it comes to all matters economic, and that may be related to actually growing the economy, Democrats have proven time and again that they have nothing but a ‘black thumb’.  Now you may ask what proof do I have for making such a declaration.  Well, according to its report “Rich States, Poor States,” the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has concluded that states with more Democrats in control have poorer economic performance than other states under Republican control.

ALEC released the following chart showing the top ten and bottom ten states:

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What follows is a breakdown of where control lies in the bottom ten states.  Data mined for the report include various taxes, minimum wage, number of public employees, etc.:

#41: Oregon (Dems control the legislature and governor’s office)

#42: Maine (Dems split control of the legislature with Republicans)

#43: Hawaii (Dems control the legislature and governor’s office)

#44: Illinois (Dems control the legislature)

#45: Minnesota (Dems control the governor’s office)

#46: Connecticut (Dems control the legislature and governor’s office)

#47: California (Dems control the legislature and governor’s office)

#48: New Jersey (Dems control the legislature)

#49: Vermont (Dems control the legislature)

#50: New York (Dems control the legislature and governor’s office)

And if we focus on Number 50, New York state, what we have going on there is really little more than the adding of insult to injury.  Because it’s a new report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy that reveals the effects of Gov. Andy Cuomo’s anti-pipeline stance there in his state.  The governor, who blocked a gas pipeline last year and another this month, might need to read this, because it reveals how it is that his actions are having a terrible effect on his state.  In fact, the study revealed: … the Northeast (New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania) is paying more for natural gas, losing tens of thousands of jobs and emitting more greenhouse gases than necessary thanks to “self-imposed” local “pipeline constraints.”  Way to go, Andy!

And it this same report that goes on to point out: “The projected loss to the region by 2020 adds up to 78,400 jobs and nearly $7.6 billion in economic activity and “the displacement of $4.4 billion in labor income.” New York alone would see $1.6 billion less in state GDP and the loss of 17,400 jobs.”  And it further pointed out, “Already, Northeasterners shell out 29 percent more for gas than the US average and 44 percent more for electricity. Industrial customers pay twice the national gas average — and 62 percent more for power.”  So here we have another Democrat who has made nothing less than a complete a mess of his state and is still rumored to be considering a run for president come 2020.  Seriously?  What level of insanity would be required anyone to vote for this boob, Cuomo?

The reason why things are so bad there in New York is because there aren’t enough pipelines.  The high prices can be blamed on bottlenecks in the region’s limited distribution network.  Too bad there’s not a way to fix that.  Oh wait a minute, THERE IS!  It’s just that leftwing kook, Cuomo, doesn’t like it.  When he blocked the Northern Access and the Constitution pipeline, he cited water concerns.  But a New York Post Board Editorial says, “these projects would’ve been as safe as (or safer than) countless other water-crossing projects that got approval — and caused no problems — over the years.”  Look, the real reason liberals, like Cuomo, hate money and job creation is simple: they put “the wishes of environmental groups ahead of the needs and interests of their constituents.”

I was born and raised in New York and spent the first 25 years of my life there before finally leaving by way of joining the military.  And it was then that I swore I’d never go back except to visit family and friends who still live there.  After decades of Democrat and RINO Republican rule in the state, the state has become is a complete mess on nearly every level.  Of course the biggest problem the state is made to face is that, unfortunately, it’s got New York City attached to it.  My dad used to say that the best thing New York state could do would be to cut loose the city and cast it adrift out in the Atlantic.  Because the rest of the state is essentially nothing more than a life support system for a city that tends to vote a block for every Democrat governor or senator countering the votes of those who live upstate.

You know, I really have to laugh every time I see one of those commercials trying to entice folks to come to New York and bring their businesses there with them. They make the claim that there would be no taxes for new businesses for 10 years and they also imply that all manner of businesses have already made the move to New York.  But what about the businesses that are already there, are they made to make up the difference?  Also, the free college thing is being used to try to get people to stay in New York after they graduate.  And then we have New York City which is little more than an anchor that’s dragging down the rest of the state, not to mention a corrupt governor who is obviously running for the White House in the future.  New York taxpayers are paying for those commercials!

The poor folks who live in the more rural areas New York State have, for decades, been bled dry all in an effort to kept afloat those bastions of leftwing lunacy spread throughout the state from Buffalo to ‘The Big Apple’.  The state legislature has been for a century one of the most dysfunctional, and corrupt, state governments you’ll find anywhere in the country.  And it’s regardless of who it is that’s in control, the Democrats or RINO Republicans, it really doesn’t matter.  Because when RINOs like Pataki, Carey or Nelson Rockefeller ran the state it wasn’t in any better shape than it is under Cuomo.  Albany has always been little more than a cesspool of corruption, it’s just that Cuomo has now taken to a whole new level.

And then in California, Number 47, we have Gov. Moonbeam, who must have forgotten that he once promised that all taxes would first be voted on by the people, because he recently had his Democrat controlled legislature pass a new gas tax.  Meanwhile the state keeps losing its tax base as existing businesses keep moving elsewhere, and prospective new businesses are made to jump through so many hoops that few bother.  All the time the population keeps increasing despite workers moving out with their companies. So as the state loses tax payers it gains little more than welfare recipients, whether legally here or not. Americans from other states are charged substantially higher out of state fees at state universities, but Mexicans who are here illegally are charged the same amount as resident Californians.

Look, the American people are literally surrounded by all manner of evidence that the Democrat way of doing things results in nothing more than abject misery and the most costly sort of failure.  And yet we continue to see, in poll after poll, how it is that there are still, for whatever reason, a significant number of Americans who say that the Democrats are better equipped to handle the economy.  Is that not the classic definition of insanity?  Come on people, wake the f*ck up!  Our country is $20 Trillion in debt and somehow we think that the Democrats are the ones to get us out of debt?  It was Barry “Almighty” who in eight short years increased our nation’s debt by $10 Trillion.  Now who in their right mind thinks that was a good idea.  We simply can no afford the Democrat way of doing things.

OBAMANOMICS, THE ECONOMIC DISASTER OF OUR TIME???

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To hear Barry talk you’d think our economy is doing just great, that it’s never been better! The unemployment rate is lower than it has been in decades and it’s all because the policies that Barry has put in place have worked absolute miracles.  Just ask Barry and he’ll tell ya what a freakin economic genius he is.  But there’s just one thing folks, just a little thing, really.  It’s not just smoke and mirrors, it’s a LIE!

You see, the truth is that the number of Americans now not participating in the work force hit yet another record high in May, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  The BLS reports that last month 94,708,000 Americans were neither employed nor made any effort to find employment, due to discouragement, retirement, education, or otherwise, last month.  Oops!

May’s non-participation numbers represent a 664,000 increase compared to the month prior and smash the previous record of 94,610,000 set just last September. Along with the skyrocketing number of Americans out of the work force, the labor force participation rate dipped from 62.8 percent in April to 62.6 percent in May.  The participation rate has declined by 0.4 percentage points over the past two months.

The civilian labor force declined by 458,000 people last month, hitting 158,466,000.  Meanwhile, 151,030,000 Americans had a job last month and 7,436,000 were unemployed, down 484,000 compared to April. Nonfarm payroll employment however, only increased by 38,000 jobs.  And yet we’re supposed to believe that the unemployment rate dropped 0.3 percent from 5.0 percent in April to 4.7 percent in May.

Despite the claim made by Hitlery that our economy ALWAYS does better when we have a Democrat in the White house, when, I ask, at any point during the 20th century, was America EVER made to prosper under a Democrat president?  And if we look back over the 20th century we’ll see that our greatest economic disasters have always come about as a direct result of a Democrat being in the White House.

For instance:

Woodrow Wilson – Cause of the Great Recession of 1919.

FDR – Liberal Icon who only compounded and extended the Great Depression with his Socialist New Deal programs.

LBJ – Who actually increased, and not decreased, the poverty rate.

Jimmy Carter – Known as the inventor of STAGFLATION!

‘Slick Willie’ Clinton – The originator of the Housing Bubble and subsequent crash of 2008 with his demanding, courtesy of something called the Community Re-Investment Act which essentially forced banks make loans to poor credit worthy minorities.

Barry “Almighty” – Worst post WW 2 recovery. Personal Income down 11%, stock market a House of Cards propped up by phony money being printed like it’s going out of style. Rising energy, health insurance and food costs. Lowest Labor participation rate. 95,000,000 unemployed. 20,000,000 ILLEGAL ALIENS.

In his continuing ‘War on Producers’, Barry has repeatedly used his bully pulpit to malign business owners by saying, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.” Barry and his many operatives use compassionate-sounding terms such as “social justice” and “income inequality” to justify government confiscation of the earnings of producers and redistributing it to non-producers to win their votes. Despicable.

My heart yearns for the America when character, excellence, and hard work were rewarded, celebrated, and respected. The mindset of putting one’s best foot forward and striving for loftier standards is what I fear we are rapidly losing as Americans. Apparently, character is no longer expected in our leaders. Barry is caught repeatedly lying to the American people, and the response is ho-hum, let’s move on.

The trend has now become one where we celebrate the deadbeats, the entitlement junkies and other assorted lowlifes. Democrats and their media minions loved the Occupy Wall Street mobs. People were assaulted and even raped at their angry mob gatherings.  Occupiers demanded that the government redistribute the hard earned money of others to them. Today, it’s illegal aliens who attack Trump supporters.

Amid the unbelievably long list of scandals, crimes, and misdemeanors of Barry’s corrupt regime, the damage that has been done by this man and his party to the internal make-up of many Americans is extremely disturbing and heartbreaking.  But let’s not forget that Barry game into power with a very clear objective, to “fundamentally transform” America, and to a great extent, he has succeeded.

For instance, what follows next here we have the 2016 USA Barry “Almighty” Welfare Plan for a guy and his baby-momma with two kids.  All one has to do is to follow these very simple, and well-proven, steps:

  1. Don’t marry her.
  2. Always use your mom’s address for your mail.
  3. The guy buys a house.
  4. The guy rents out house to his Baby- Momma who has 2 of his kids.
  5. Section 8 will pay $900 a month for a 3 bedroom home.
  6. Baby-Momma signs up for Obamacare so the guy doesn’t have to pay for family insurance.
  7. Baby-Momma gets to go to college for free being a single mother
  8. Baby-Momma gets $600 a month for food stamps
  9. Baby-Momma gets free cell phone
  10. Baby-Momma get free utilities.
  11. The guy moves into home but continues to use mom’s house to get mail. (RENT FREE)
  12. Baby-Momma claims one kid and guy claims one kid on taxes. Now you

each get to claim head of house hold at $1,800 credit.

  1. Baby-Momma gets disability for being “crazy” or having a “bad back” at $1,800 a month and never has to work again.

And then here we have a plan which while it is perfectly legal and is now being taken full advantage of by millions of people, it’s not what one would expect to see from those who call themselves American.  In the past such a thing would have never occurred to us.  You see, while a married couple with a stay at home mom yields $0 dollars, it’s an unmarried couple with a stay at home mom that nets:

$21,600 disability +

$10,800 free housing +

$6,000 free Obamacare +

$6,000 free food +

$4,800 free utilities +

$6,000 Pell grant money to spend +

$12,000 a year in college tuition free from Pell grant +

$8,800 tax benefit for being a single mother =

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$75,000 a year in benefits.

This coming election will likely be our last opportunity to at least begin the long, painful process of steering this country back in the direction where character and a good work ethic will once again mean something.  And I accept the fact that it may already be too late to salvage our country, but does that mean we shouldn’t try?  And yes I know Trump may be a risk, but, my God, can we really afford Hitlery?

THE STATE OF OUR ECOMONY…ACCORDING TO OBAMA…

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It was with a smiling, for no apparent reason, ‘Slow Joe’ Biden standing behind him that Barry “Almighty” gave a little self-congratulatory speech, as nearly all of his speeches are, patting himself on the back and confidently declaring that “the facts don’t lie,” the American economy “is pretty darn good right now.”  Demonstrating that if it is anyone who is experiencing an alternative reality, it would be him and not millions of his fellow Americans.  Barry proceeded to take credit for what he says is the excellent state of the economy and, of course, attributing it all to his brilliantly conceived, and even more brilliantly executed, economic plans.  Barry said, and with a straight face no less, “The fact of the matter is, is that the plans that we have put in place to grow the economy have worked.”

Here is Barry’s speech about how he sees our economy:

“Well, I thought it might be useful to take a small break from the spectacle of the political season — and now, I gather, O.J. — to focus on something that really matters to the American people, and that is how is the economy doing and how is it affecting their lives.

This morning, we learned that the U.S. economy had created 242,000 jobs last month.  That’s two months in a row at the unemployment rate of below 5 percent.  And over the past three months, our workforce has grown by 1.5 million people.  That is progress.

Overall, America’s business has now created new jobs for 72 straight months, six straight years of job creation — 14.3 million new jobs.  In fact, our businesses have created jobs every single month since I signed that job-killing Obamacare bill.

Think about this — if somebody had told us seven years ago that we’d get to this point at a time when we were losing 800,000 jobs a month, and the unemployment rate hit 10 percent, we wouldn’t have believed them.  But today, America’s businesses are creating jobs at the fastest pace since the 1990s.  America’s workforce is growing at the fastest pace since the year 2000.  It is showing the kind of strength and durability that makes America’s economy right now the envy of the world despite the enormous headwinds that it’s receiving because of weaknesses in other parts of the world.

In other words, the numbers, the facts don’t lie.  And I think it’s useful, given that there seems to be an alternative reality out there from some of the political folks that America is down in the dumps.  It’s not.  America is pretty darn great right now, and making strides right now.  And small businesses and large businesses alike are hiring right now, and investing right now, and building this country brick by brick, block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, all across the country.

And I don’t expect that these facts and this evidence will convince some of the politicians out there to change their doomsday rhetoric, talking about how terrible America is.  But the American people should be proud of what they have achieved, because this speaks to their resilience, innovation, creativity, risk-taking, and grit.

The fact of the matter is, is that the plans that we have put in place to grow the economy have worked.  They would work even faster if we did not have the kind of obstruction that we’ve seen in this town to prevent additional policies that would make a difference.  And there is going to be a debate going on around the budget in the coming months.  Republicans in Congress are, sadly, trying to cut some of the investments that could spur additional growth.  They are blocking things like an increase in the minimum wage, or more robust investment in jobs training, infrastructure, education that can continue to lift up wages and incomes — an area, by the way, where we are not seeing the same kinds of pace that we want to see, and where, if we’re working together, we could be making a difference.

That’s what we should be debating.  That’s the debate that is worthy of the American people.  Not fantasy.  Not name-calling.  Not trying to talk down the American economy, but looking at the facts, understanding that we’ve made extraordinary progress in job growth; how can we continue to advance that, how can we make sure that people are successful in climbing the ladder of wage and income growth over the coming years; how do we make sure that we make this economy grow even faster.

And the kinds of proposals that we’ve put forward repeatedly in terms of rebuilding our infrastructure, improving our job-training system, lifting the minimum wage, dealing with things like family leave and paid leave, making sure that retirement accounts are more helpful to middle-class families and working families, making college more affordable — those are all the things that are really going to make an enormous difference.  We’ve got to continue to push that agenda.  That’s what we should be talking about.  And that’s what I’m going to be talking about with my economic team here in the coming months. 

The notion that we would reverse the very policies that helped dig us out of a recession, reinstitute those that got us into a hole — plans that are being currently proposed by Republicans in Congress and by some of the candidates for President — that’s not the conversation we should be having.  That’s not the direction America should take.  And I’m looking forward to very forcefully making clear that what we have done has made a difference, and that there’s a huge gap between the rhetoric that’s going on out there and the reality of success that we’re seeing in America’s economy, even as we acknowledge that there’s more work that can be done to make sure that everybody is benefitting from that success.

Thank you very much, everybody.  Have a good weekend.”

So, can any of what Barry said here, actually be true?  Or, is what we have here nothing more than some weird economic fairytale.  Are our eyes and our wallets deceiving us all?  Did Barry oversee a new era of economic prosperity right under our noses and did we all somehow miss it?  Of course he didn’t.  Because this dream world of his is nothing less than a nightmare for millions of American who are now forced to work, one or more part-time jobs just to make ends meet, if they are able to find work at all.  And the continuing propaganda, whether coming from Barry or any of his many minions, that Barry has somehow managed to fully turn around the U.S. economy is just that, pure propaganda.  For one thing, I think most of us recognize the fact that the monthly unemployment numbers that are announced at the end of every month are nothing if not a work of pure fiction.

Barry likes to claim that HE “salvaged” the U.S. economy from “Bush’s failed policies.”  But when it comes to exactly what those “failed policies” were, there is always a certain vagueness. This is a relatively common debating tactic used by leftists when they have little of substance to say. They make big, blanket statements, devoid of any specifics, and hope that their message will stick before you notice that they never really said anything. I don’t disagree with the assertion that some of the policies implemented during the presidency of George W. Bush (notably the excessive deficit-spending and the expansion of the government footprint in the healthcare sphere) probably contributed to the lackluster economic growth during the Bush years. But, what’s never mentioned is the one policy that likely played the most significant role in the devastating economic collapse at the end of the Bush presidency, heavy government intervention in the housing market.

And let’s not forget that it was Democrats, primarily Jimmy ‘The Bonehead’ Carter and then ‘Slick Willie’ Clinton, together with their liberal activist core and courtesy of the Community Re-Investment Act, that pushed for the government to leave Fannie and Freddie alone DESPITE the many warnings that came from the Bush administration. These same Democrats blocked the many attempts by the Bush administration to head off the impending housing disaster. Don’t believe me because you’re a liberal who is vaccinated against facts and data? Then please take a look at this brief news-clip montage of Bush administration officials begging the congress and senate to act before a housing collapse occurred. But “it’s a Fox News clip” you say? Okay, here’s a New York Times piece which bypasses your liberal biases towards Fox News that says the same thing.

My second point is how Barry claims that the economy has been growing at a steady rate.  If I only learn one word a year for my first ten years of life I’m also learning at a “steady rate” but “steady” does not mean, by anyone’s definition, healthy.  Here are the hard facts. Barry’s economy has been a disaster and the average rate of growth during Barry’s tenure has been hovering around 2%. Yet, the average growth rate of the U.S. economy since we started keeping these statistics is over 3%.  Both Ronald Reagan and ‘Slick Willie’ Clinton were in office when our economy reached rates of growth of over 5% and 4% respectively.  Although I think it reasonable to argue that ‘Slick Willie’ was still reaping the benefits of Reagan’s policies.  While I suppose most Democrats would disagree with that assessment that doesn’t alter what most definitely is the case.

My third point of dispute is that the unemployment rate has been reduced all the way down to the five percent level which economists view as ideal. Yes, the unemployment is down to the 5% level but doesn’t context matter?  I mean let’s be clear here, the reason that the unemployment rate is down, but the majority of Americans still feel like the economy is getting worse (check the polls if you dispute this), is that an astonishing 92% of the drop in the unemployment rate can be attributed to people LEAVING the work force, and only 7% can be attributed to actual job growth. Overseeing an economy where Americans are so frustrated by their job searches that they decide to exit the workforce in droves is not something to hang your presidential hat on.  But, you see, all of those folks who can’t find work, no longer exist to Barry.  You see, if they did, they’d mess up his numbers.

And the fourth, and final, point that I’d like to make, even though Barry doesn’t make mention of it in this particular speech, is something that I always find pretty humorous.  And it’s whenever Barry makes the claim that he has actually reduced the annual federal deficit and by a pretty significant percentage.  Because I’ve always wondered how it is that when he came into office the federal debt stood at a little over $10 Trillion.  And now, after having Barry at the helm for a tad bit over seven years now, the federal deficit stands at a little over $19 Trillion.  Now I realize I am a product of the New York state public school system, but for the life of me I can’t figure out how that can be seen as a reduction.  Far from a reduction, what we have here is the largest amount of red ink ever accumulated by any president in American history, even after adjusted for inflation.

Regardless of all the claims and endless propaganda, the fact of the matter is that for the last seven years what Barry has presided over is nothing more than an economic train wreck!  And no matter how hard I look, no matter how much slack I’m willing to provide to Barry, I see no real evidence that backs up any of Barry’s claims that he has somehow produced a booming economy.  What I see is a nation drowning in $19 trillion of debt, a ‘Kill Your Healthcare Scheme’ that was created on a foundation of progressive lies and continues to wreak havoc across the USA, an all-time high for our poverty level, an all-time high for those on food stamps, an all-time high for those not in the workforce and the allowing of illegal invaders to continue to invade, all equates to an economy that “is pretty darn good right now.”  Am I missing something here?  Is it me?  Because it’s just not making much sense to me.