7 Obama “firsts” for the U.S. economy

m9000m9000 Posts: 2,038 Captain
Consider, for example, these seven “firsts” for the U.S. economy:
1. All-time record annual average gas price: In 2012, the average cost of a gallon of gas eclipsed the previous record by nine cents, bringing the annual average to $3.60.
2. All-time record food stamp participation: As of last month, for the first time in American history, 47,710,324 individuals -- roughly one out of every seven people living in the United States -- now receive food stamps.
3. All-time high youth unemployment: In the last four years, average youth unemployment eclipsed the previous record rising to 17.5% -- the highest ever in recorded U.S. history.
4. All-time high number of Americans no longer in the labor force: Never before in U.S. history have so many been sidelined from the workforce. Today, a record88,921,000 Americans are no longer a part of the U.S. labor force.
5. All-time record number of Americans collecting disability: Medical advancements and technological innovations have increased life expectancy and made workplaces safer. Still, the number of Americans collecting Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) has skyrocketed in the last four years. Today, a record 8,827,795individuals collect a disability check averaging $1,130.34 a month.
6. All-time record number of Americans living in poverty: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a record 46.2 million people in America are living in poverty, the highest number in the 53 years that the Census Bureau has collected the figure.
7. All-time record U.S. debt: The last four years have exploded the U.S. debt to levels never seen before in American history. Presently, the United States is$16,400,000,000,000 in debt.


Will America continue on its present economic trajectory in 2013? Here’s hoping not.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/31/Obama-s-New-Economic-Normal-Seven-Devastating-Facts

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  • PONCEPONCE Posts: 5,943 Officer
    Wow :banghead
  • rickcrickc Posts: 9,172 Admiral
    No Doubt

    most Americans know it was the previous administration, George "Hoover" Bush, who set the stage.

    Now Obama will get the credit for getting America back on path.

    and rightfully so the republicans will get the blame

    hell even today the republicans are still trying to drag America down/
  • WaterEngineerWaterEngineer Posts: 24,414 AG
    :funnypost :funnypost:funnypost Funny, funny, funny post. Thanks rickc for the new years day laugh.
    Which ever one(s) of you little boys complained about quotes in the signature should be ashamed of yourself. :blowkiss

    Instead of complaining to the moderators you should just quit playing on this board.
  • capt billcapt bill Posts: 4,035 Officer
    rickc wrote: »
    No Doubt

    most Americans know it was the previous administration, George "Hoover" Bush, who set the stage.

    Now Obama will get the credit for getting America back on path.

    and rightfully so the republicans will get the blame

    hell even today the republicans are still trying to drag America down/

    LOL you a comedian or something?
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  • CaptTaterCaptTater Posts: 20,096 AG
    You know Clinton started the subprime mess right? Bush tried to stop it several times and the congress wanted the American dream to be "home ownership".... And here we are.
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    I did not read the story but if you take tax payers money maybe you should be held to some standards.-Cyclist
    when we say the same thing about welfare recipients, you cry like a wounded buffalo Sopchoppy
    It's their money, they spend it how they like. Truth and honesty have nothing to do with it. - Mr Jr
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  • tagtag Posts: 8,836 Admiral
    7 things the form libs are proud of and a post 3 "but Bush". Make that 8 things the forum libs are proud of.
  • TightLine904TightLine904 Posts: 409 Officer
    CaptTater wrote: »
    You know Clinton started the subprime mess right? Bush tried to stop it several times and the congress wanted the American dream to be "home ownership".... And here we are.
    Sent from my Venue Pro using Board Express
    Finally,someone that knows the FACTS.:USA
  • PhishbohnPhishbohn Posts: 2,978 Captain
    So Bush was a failure... is what you are saying.
    Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the face. - Mike Tyson.
  • capt billcapt bill Posts: 4,035 Officer
    Phishbohn wrote: »
    So Bush was a failure... is what you are saying.

    "its congress' fault!!"
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  • PhishbohnPhishbohn Posts: 2,978 Captain
    Ahhh.... yes... of course.
    Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the face. - Mike Tyson.
  • Skunk ApeSkunk Ape Posts: 3,853 Captain
    rickc wrote: »
    No Doubt

    most Americans know it was the previous administration, George "Hoover" Bush, who set the stage.

    Now Obama will get the credit for getting America back on path.

    and rightfully so the republicans will get the blame

    hell even today the republicans are still trying to drag America down/

    When?
  • Gary MGary M Posts: 13,177 AG
    I am so proud of America's first Muslim President and how he has laid the groundwork for the total destruction of this nation. Look for more debt, worse immigration, a weaker defense, more entitlements, etc. Think "Detroit". This is the path that the man with three Muslim names will lead us down....... with many of you cheering him on.

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  • esteroestero Posts: 2,041 Captain
    Obama "I will not raise taxes on the middle class".

    Just because you’re  Offended  Doesn’t mean you right!

  • rain dograin dog Posts: 3,245 Captain
    speaking of depression .. you ain't seen nothing yet .. give it another 4 years and even the most dedicated liberals will be sick of blaming somebody else.
  • PONCEPONCE Posts: 5,943 Officer
    rain dog wrote: »
    speaking of depression .. you ain't seen nothing yet .. give it another 4 years and even the most dedicated liberals will be sick of blaming somebody else.




    THIS
  • Baits OutBaits Out Posts: 12,329 AG
    rain dog wrote: »
    speaking of depression .. you ain't seen nothing yet .. give it another 4 years and even the most dedicated liberals will be sick of blaming somebody else.

    Not really.

    If your thinking is birthed and umbilically attached to the assumption that a wish is a logical argument, you will not change.
    :thumbsup

    A southeast Florida laid back beach bum and volunteer bikini assessor who lives on island time. 
  • CyclistCyclist Posts: 23,346 AG
    :funnypost :funnypost:funnypost Funny, funny, funny post. Thanks rickc for the new years day laugh.

    Welcome to 2013. Now put down that crack pipe and join reality!

    Happy new year!

    Seriously, we have been over this a 100 times. YOU will never get it, thankfully the voters did!
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  • capt billcapt bill Posts: 4,035 Officer
    Cyclist wrote: »
    Welcome to 2013. Now put down that crack pipe and join reality!

    Happy new year!

    Seriously, we have been over this a 100 times. YOU will never get it, thankfully the voters did!

    when you bribe them with free stuff of course you buy their votes...its like high school elections all over again
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  • CyclistCyclist Posts: 23,346 AG
    See the angry white right wingers are still angry.
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  • CobiaCobia Posts: 564 Officer
    rain dog wrote: »
    speaking of depression .. you ain't seen nothing yet .. give it another 4 years and even the most dedicated liberals will be sick of blaming somebody else.

    Depression? I have seen it on this board since Obama was elected. And the malady has gotten worse since his RE-ELECTION. What is needed is a continued recognition of the fact that he is our President; not mine nor yours but, ours.
    All together now, President Obama, President Obama, President Obama, President Obama.
    Deriding his name does not change that fact.
    Deriding his color does not either.

    Many of you folks need to get over yourselves. You are but one, of some 340,000,000 of us. All your rantings about election fraud and high Dem turnout does no change any thing, at all.
    Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that is even remotely possible. Homer Simpson
  • m9000m9000 Posts: 2,038 Captain
    Some of you have strayed from the OP, so here's a new listing of Obama's top 7 accomplishments to refresh your memories.

    Consider, for example, these seven “firsts” for the U.S. economy:
    1. All-time record annual average gas price: In 2012, the average cost of a gallon of gas eclipsed the previous record by nine cents, bringing the annual average to $3.60.
    2. All-time record food stamp participation: As of last month, for the first time in American history, 47,710,324 individuals -- roughly one out of every seven people living in the United States -- now receive food stamps.
    3. All-time high youth unemployment: In the last four years, average youth unemployment eclipsed the previous record rising to 17.5% -- the highest ever in recorded U.S. history.
    4. All-time high number of Americans no longer in the labor force: Never before in U.S. history have so many been sidelined from the workforce. Today, a record88,921,000 Americans are no longer a part of the U.S. labor force.
    5. All-time record number of Americans collecting disability: Medical advancements and technological innovations have increased life expectancy and made workplaces safer. Still, the number of Americans collecting Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) has skyrocketed in the last four years. Today, a record 8,827,795individuals collect a disability check averaging $1,130.34 a month.
    6. All-time record number of Americans living in poverty: According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a record 46.2 millionpeople in America are living in poverty, the highest number in the 53 years that the Census Bureau has collected the figure.
    7. All-time record U.S. debt: The last four years have exploded the U.S. debt to levels never seen before in American history. Presently, the United States is$16,400,000,000,000 in debt.
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