"All told, the economy had lost nearly 4.5 million jobs in the year before Obama became president. Since then, the economy has slowly regained all the jobs lost, plus a few more. When that 386,000 is added to the historical figures, they show a net gain of 325,000 jobs between January 2009 and September 2012.
In stark contrast to the jobs market, the stock market has recovered much faster under Obama. The markets had gone into a nose dive in October 2007, triggered by the collapse of the housing bubble and the subsequent banking crisis. They continued to plunge during the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, which began in December 2007. Unlike the job market, stocks had nearly hit bottom by the time Obama took office, and they started to rise soon after.
Since January 20, 2009, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 70 percent, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index is up 81 percent, and the NASDAQ composite index (heavy with tech stocks) is up 119 percent."
FDR's policies, according to scholarly study, prolonged the Great Depression by about 7 years.
And if you think that this relates to the present ticket of Constitutional integrity and fiscal sanity, that is invalid and absurd.
It is OBUMMER who is claiming that, as FDR said, "it will not cost anybody anything," of course. Obummer and his Left-winger comrades are claiming that all we need to do is comandeer some of the excess wealth that the EVIL RICH will never miss and certainly do not need. THAT, dear sir, is claiming that we can have a LIMITLESS WELFARE STATE if we just have "fair" policies, and these putatively "fair" policies only involve taking wealth from the enemy of Liberals - the supposedly evil 1%.
Look at facts. The truth is that Conservatives KNOW that the government cannot create wealth, and people have to be willing to work at jobs that they may not like. Conservatives KNOW that ObummerCare will ruin our great medical treatment, and cost far more than the lies presented by Left-winger propagandists. Conservatives KNOW that Obummer and his lackies want to expand government and get their filthy tentacles into every aspect of our lives.
The Left lies and deceives. The Left claims if we only confiscate wealth from the evil rich, all will be fine. We will then be able to give free health care, free education for college, free housing, free.....
"Last Thursday, Stephen Colbert had brilliant segment of Formidable Opponent, where he debated himself about Mitt Romney's positions. And in it, there was one key question he asked which lays to waste Romney's entire tax proposal.
BLUE-TIE STEPHEN: He's promising a 20% tax cut for the top 1%.
RED-TIE STEPHEN: Ah, but he's also promising to close their tax loopholes, so they'll still pay the same amount.
BLUE-TIE STEPHEN: Then... why cut their taxes?
Amazing. Stephen just laid it all out. If Romney's simply going to close enough loopholes that the wealthy still pay the same amount, what's the point of doing all this anyway? Ask your conservative friends for their responses, and see what happens!"
Romney has yet to name a single loophole that he would close, only the ones he would not
In the past couple of decades, the truth about FDR's worsening the Depression and his incompetence is being revealed by scholarly work. Before that, FDR was considered kind of a "god" and people feared to say anything negative about him. But after the end of the apogee of the New Left in the 1960s, the CULT of FDRism has weakened and we are now seeing the TRUTH about him.
It also "probably says something about the kind of" voters that campaign appeals to that would fall for the same thing after almost a century.
Isn't that the tragedy that can use the same kind of lies decade after decade? It brings "fool me (X amount of) times shame on me" to a whole different order of magnitude.
As Stewart pointed out about the "Promise Heapers" they have the option "If you're too busy to go through it, just leave it with us, unless it's all bullshit" but they didn't take it so that "probably says something" too
At least FDR considered social security as a kind of insurance and was against people going on the dole.
Today's Leftist ENCOURAGE welfare dependency! Heck, they assert that people are ENTITLED to it! They have taken any shame of receiving the dole out of the picture, and DESTROYED the work ethic for many in America, leading to more poverty, single parenthood, crime, school dropout, inner city malaise and deterioration, rampant drug addiction, hopelessness....
Last few years I've heard him more and more -not- defend them, he really does seem to have grown sick of the extreme lunacy of the right. I suspect he's much more the old-time republican, way back before their madman's "revolution" when they actually had ideas, a philosophy (besides giving everything to the holy 1%ers) and some integrity.