The “Obama Economy” Just Set Another Record That Republicans Won’t Like Hearing About

obama-thumbs-up-4For years all Republicans have done is fabricate one lie about President Obama after another. From doubts about his citizenship to death panels to his apparent plan to invade Texas, there really doesn’t seem to be a depth to which many Republicans will not stoop when it comes to fear-mongering against this president.


But the area that’s been universal when it comes to all aspects of the Republican party, not just the extreme right, is trying to attack the “Obama economy.” It’s basically become a monthly tradition after the newest jobs report is released to head on over to House Speaker John Boehner’s Twitter account to see how he’ll try to put some sort of negative spin on the almost always positive reports.

Even now, coming off the best economic year since the Clinton Administration, Republicans continue to claim that President Obama has been a failure. In fact, they’re so desperate to bash the “Obama economy” that they’ve taken up to pretending to care about income inequality, even though the gap between the “haves” and “have nots” has been growing at a record pace since the Reagan Administration. Not only that, but the years just prior to the 2008 economic collapse (2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008) we saw the worst levels of income inequality since the years before the Great Depression.

It’s a fact that shouldn’t be discounted: the two biggest crashes in our nation’s history followed some of the worst years for income inequality in our nation’s history. But let’s keep giving more money to the rich, right?

Well, another “record” of sorts has been set by the Obama administration that Republicans aren’t going to like: U.S. job openings are at their highest level since 2000.

This shows that the economy is getting stronger, companies are turning solid profits, demand is growing and they’re predicting more of the same in the future.

Now, is all of this good news? Not exactly. One issue facing employers isn’t finding workers, it’s finding qualified workers for the jobs that are available. Many of these jobs have a high skill level requirement and there aren’t enough Americans with those skills to fill them. In fact, that’s a problem some economists have said could hurt this country in the not so distant future. That’s a big reason we probably need to work on education reforms to help Americans get a quality education in fields that need positions filled.

It might also be spun that people are choosing to live off government programs rather than find work. I’m sure that’s true for some, but that’s the ignorant “go-to” rhetoric for Republicans even though welfare abusers make up the overwhelming minority – not the majority.


Then I can already hear Republicans saying that most of these jobs are low-paying, or part-time, which is why people don’t want them. There are two ways to break that nonsense down. First, the claim about part-time jobs has already been debunked, so that’s an outright lie. Then when it comes to low-paying jobs, considering that the rich are doing great right now, if that’s the route Republicans want to go then they’re admitting that trickle-down economics is a scam and cutting taxes has nothing to do with increasing wages.

I’m sure many Republicans who come across this information will find some way to twist it in any way they possibly can just so that they can continue to avoid admitting the truth: Obama has been a highly successful president.

On his watch we’ve had:

  • A record streak for job creation.
  • The best economic year since the Clinton era.
  • Record stock levels.
  • Unemployment is at 5.5%.

Those are just a few of the extremely positive economic numbers we’ve seen during Obama’s presidency, and on the heels of one of the worst economic crashes in nearly a century.

Republicans can continue to deny reality all they want, but history will show that this president will have been one of the most economically successful presidents in our nation’s history.



Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • William Baroo

    Must be difficult to get all those little grey hairs out of your mouth after giving Obama his latest tongue bath with this skewed and hopefully distorted POS you call writing. What a waste of letters and punctuation…

    • Diana Holcomb Evans

      You really don’t know what you are talking about. If it were not for the repubs holding him back we would be way better off. And THAT’s A fact Jack.

      • William Baroo

        Yes.. I know precisely what I’m talking about—this article is, in “fact,” a tongue bath. (And BTW, you just admitted Obama’s failing.) Next argument?..

      • Truth

        Lol, you must be recovering from Obama’s butt whooping he gave you right-wing extremists. Yes unfortunately for you Republicans, the Obama economy has already shattered every record including that of your Messiah, Ronnie Reagan, so enjoy this article and crying about it is not going to hel you, LOSER

      • William Baroo

        Hmm.. you got me there. His economy HAS shattered every economic record. Unfortunately they’re not the kind of records I’d go around bragging about if I were you. FYI— I DID enjoy the article—much like enjoy reading the Onion or Mad Magazine. And lastly, did you actually call me a loser? A loser? (Me taking a knee to get down to your level) Well.. you’re a smelly fart-face and you eat your boogers, how do ya like that?

      • Truth

        I am just curious, don’t you righ-wing trolls get tired of lying and spinning the truth about Obama, I understand that he is just not the right complexion for you bigots but other than fooling your backward base, do you think that your lies are working. The Muslim, Kenyan, Communist, Anti-Christ is winning and you conservatives look like idiots

      • William Baroo

        Clearly what your comments show is just how little you know about how our economy actually works. What you’ve seemed to have mastered though, is the ability to mimic talking points without any knowledge of what the numbers actually mean, how they’re manipulated and exactly what a president and government can actually influence from an economic standpoint. To be honest, I just don’t have the patience to explain it to you here. It’s sad… you seem so positive that you alone possess the truth, yet you lack any intellectual curiosity to find out certain things on your own. You seem like an angry little person who’s content to accuse people they’ve never met of being lying, racist, trolls just because we don’t share your one-dimensional, ill-informed worldview. Today’s democratic party—thin-skinned, ignorant and intolerant—you’ve seemed to have found the political party that best matches your values. Congrats.

      • biloki

        You are just another Republican that cannot deal with reality. Too bad for you.

      • William Baroo

        That’s your comment? You waited your whole life to comment and that’s what you came up with? Tell you what, I’ll give you a few minutes and let’s see if you can come up with something better, deal? Okay… GO! (clock’s ticking!)

      • jgtbh

        what do you get paid to troll articles that are positive about this administration?

        It’s cute the way you are the only one that knows how the economy works… You believe in Myths and Fairy Tales like the Laffer Curve

      • William Baroo

        Welcome to the discussion ma’am. Sorry it’s taken me so long to respond to you but I just cashed my latest “troll check” and was out buying a Ferrari with it. I got a red one this time!

      • strayaway

        One record, or “butt whooping” in your parlance, was that Obama shattered Bush’s record for increasing the national debt. Under Obama, our national debt soared from $10T to $18T (so far), It took Bush 8 years to rack up a $5T debt and Obama still has 588 days to expand his debt. Too bad that most of the jobs “created” since the nadir of the recession pay less than those jobs lost during that recession and that the majority of those new jobs went to cheaper foreign workers both legal and other wise. That must make Obama the best president foreign labor ever had. Obama put everyone in your family $25,400 into debt. But don’t worry, the children will be served the bill so Obama can look good.

      • Truth

        Let me educate you a little son, pull out your credit card statement and follow through. When you charge two big wars, Trillions of dollars of tax cuts for the wealthy and prescription part D on a credit card without no way of paying for it then the interest rates from those events will come to bite you in your back side later just like it happens on a credit card. Let me elaborate further:
        So far Iraq has cost us over $3 trillion dollars thanks to the lies of a Republican president
        Tax cuts for the wealthy by the same president has cost us trillions more
        Prescription part D has added trillions of dollars…….all of these happened under Bush.
        The only major expenditure Obama has incurred is Obamacare whom according to CBO was projected at $585 billion so what were you saying Asia?

      • strayaway

        You should give Democrats like Hillary and Kerry the credit they deserve for giving Bush their congressional power to decide for them whether to attack Iraq. When did Senators Clinton or Obama ever vote against Bush’s continuing resolutions to keep those wars going and going? Obama promised to end the Iraq war immediately but he lied. He kept our troops there until one month before Iraq required them to leave. Obama is the only person anywhere to have received a peace prize and then bombed seven countries. Most US death in Afghanistan were under Obama, not Bush. So to pretend this is all about Bush is ludicrous.

        When Bush’s tax cuts for the rich expired, Obama renewed and locked half of them in. That means that in 20 years Obama will have provided more tax breaks for the rich then Bush did. The 1%, of course are gaining a larger share of the national wealth at a faster rate under Obama than under Bush.

        If you don’t like Prescription part D, just say so. If you like it, then quite bitching about it. My goodness, Democrats had the presidency and both houses for two years to raise taxes, end wars, and whatever they claimed they wanted to do but it’s always and forever Bush’s fault.

      • Truth

        Wow it amazes me how one person can know so little, let me enlighten you.
        First point: Obama was against the war in Iraq all along which is one of the reasons we elected him. Two Obama joined the Senate in 2004 after the war started. The SOFA agreement was signed in 2008, ALL combat operations ended and he pulled out all of the troops in cycles so I don’t know what the heck you’re talking about unless you expected him to pull out 168,000 U.S. Troops and logistics on day on of his administration bust ration in 2009.
        Third Obama did not want yo extend the Bush Tax cuts but Boehner and The Republicans refused to get rid of it so as a compromise he left it as is( it is well documented)
        Fourth Obama gave tax cuts for regular Ameticans and increases the Tax cuts on high earners in 2012

      • strayaway

        Ron Paul suggested that getting the troops out “immediately” as candidate Obama promised in practical terms meant about six months for an orderly withdrawal. Obama did claim that he was against the war but he kept it going almost as long as the Iraqi parliament allowed him to anyway.

        “as a compromise he left it as is”

        Truman: The buck stops here”
        Obama supporter: Wah, “the Republicans made him do it.” (whine, whine whine)

        How can Obama give out any tax cuts? All he or Bush did with their tax cuts was postpone debts to be paid by the next generation. Here is your piddly tax cut. We will bill your children for it. Don’t forget that under Obama the income of American families declined except for the top 5%. As of August 2014, real family income for the average American family fell 5.9% under Obama (7.7% for black families). When income declines, so do taxes.

      • Robyn Dessauer Lewis

        Diana, too bad that for the first 2 years in office both the House and Congress were lead by the Dems. Instead of creating jobs or fixing the infrastructure, his goal -and achievement- was to pass ObamaCare. Polarizing the country along black & white, haves & have nots, legal & illegal doesn’t help our country, it hurts it. Lying about the unemployment numbers hurts us. Lying about why we don’t have full time jobs that we can support our families with to bring in more illegals to vote Dem, hurts us. I work a job that was supposed to be 12 hours a week. It was then reduced to 9. Even at $10 an hour, how are you supposed to support a family on that? Obama is the worst thing that ever happened to America. Killery will be even worse. But keep drinking that kool-aid, maybe it will help numb you when they come for you because you’ve outlived your usefulness to their cause. I wish I could take just one of the vacations I’ve helped pay for since Jan of 09.

      • R. Eilers

        The 1st 2 years Obama put MILLIONS to work ON OUR INFRASTRUCTURE. It was called the STIMULUS. It pulled us out of Bush’s Great Recession. How do you support a family even working 12 hours a week? Lol

      • Martin Bellone

        Nice try R Eilers but if you look at the unemployment numbers during that time it would have to disagree with your sheeple comment. Even when lying about the unemployment it was still over 9%. Oh and don’t forget the Democrats had the House and senate for Bush’s last two years and Odumas first two so they did nothing for four years Hmmmmmmmmm?

      • Truth

        Under Obama 12.5 million jobs have been created and counting in a little over 6 years. And since you brought up Bush, lololol, Bush only created a net of 1.6 million jobs in 8 years. Fox news’s Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street journal called Bush the worst job creator on record

      • Doug1001

        12.6M jobs?!?!? Holy Mackerel! That’s outstanding! How did they compute that figure? They didn’t skew the data at all, did they? Ahh forget it, keep fighting the good fight looney.

      • Truth

        I understand Mathematics is not something they teach well in trailer park home educations but here is what you do, you take the monthly job announcements that they make the first Friday of every month and you hit the plus button(+) and when you are done adding them up then you hit equal(=) and you get the results

      • Doug1001

        I wouldn’t know about trailer park education procedures but thanks for the tip… Always helpful.

      • strayaway

        Actually, Obama tried to do infrastructure but parts of his own party decided that infrastructure jobs would be too male so most of the infrastructure spending was eliminated and replaced with hand outs to teachers and other public service workers to keep them on their jobs.

      • Truth

        Lol keep crying loser, this forum is not the Dumb fix forum, you may want to go and try that lie with your backward conservatives

      • Becky

        Do your research and you will find that Obama has taken fewer vacation days than the last Republican Presidents. He works tirelessly for this country and he certainly deserves time off to de-stress after fixing all the messes that Bush left us and that is fact – do your research. 2 wars on a credit card, near depression. How in the world can you even have the nerve to criticize the classiest man who just lets all the hate and lies just roll off his back and continues to plug away trying to help those who need it the most. Wait..I know you watch Faux News don’t you.

    • R. Eilers

      Skew the facts all you want but this economy is thriving. Low unemployment, high job openings, nonexistent inflation, higher minimum wages, strongest dollar in years, record stock markets, more insured, record company profits yet most republicants are too stubborn to admit it. All we need to do is get the republicants to deal with income inequality. The American people are waiting

      • ChicoAtcheson

        All your facts are BS paid for by the Obama Admin.

      • onedrewthree

        Find some facts that say otherwise then.

      • R. Eilers

        Facts can’t be bought. Eventually the truth always prevails. Remember Bush’s wmds? Lol

      • Robyn Dessauer Lewis

        Oh you mean the WMDs that were found after the lame stream media said they weren’t. But no MSM coverage of that because it went against the rhetoric. Again I submit my sources. Still waiting on you to do the same…http://www.defense.gov/News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=15918

      • R. Eilers

        Sorry, no wmds found, EVER. Did you happen to get your info from foxlies entertainment?

      • Martin Bellone

        R Eilers are you stoned or just stupid Fox News happens to be the most respected news organization that is why it is the top rated. Additionally there have been news reports all over about the WMD’s that the military found and kept secret. http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/bombshell-new-york-times-reports-wmds-found-iraq/

      • R. Eilers

        Grow a brain teatard, foxlies is solely a republican lie factory, you know it the country knows it. Yeah military kept wmds secret like everything else they are good at keeping secret…NOTHING. YOU’VE BEEN DUPED BY FOXLIES

      • David M H

        Respected by who– A pack rabid conservatives living with fleas. According to a number of unbiased surveys faux noos tells the truth about 19% of the time Unfair and unbalanced should be their trade mark.

      • Robyn Dessauer Lewis

        Actually, that is from the Department of Defense Website, or DoD to make is easier, hence the .gov. I think you are just a troll trying to get your ratings up. I think your stupidity has been well documented. I would say ignorance, but ignorance is never being exposed to information. Stupidity is being exposed to information and CHOOSING to ignore it. I’m out.

      • R. Eilers

        Lol, you better read your own articles. Even they say they are not wmds and definitely not what Bush was looking (praying for to justify invading a sovereign country) for. Keep trying teatard, maybe you’ll believe Osama is still alive too lol

      • R. Eilers

        Lol From your own source…The munitions addressed in the report were produced in the 1980s, Maples said. Badly corroded, they could not currently be used as originally intended. Keep dreaming teatard

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      • William Baroo

        Enter “the guy who thinks he knows what he’s talking about” to save the day!… Tell the 93 MILLION people NOT in the workforce how “thriving” the economy is. Tell the lowest workforce participation in 30+ years how “thriving” the economy is. Tell the people who’ll be laid off because of the minimum wage increase how “thriving” the economy is. Tell the record number of women and minorities NOT in the workforce how “thriving” the economy is. Tell the American worker being replaced by cheaper foreign workers how “thriving” the economy is. Tell the artificially inflated stock market (thank you FED for QE) how “thriving” the economy is. And as far as “record company profits” are concerned, I thought liberals hated “evil” corporations, so why would brag about their success? Curious. You know what the “people are waiting” for?… they’re waiting for Obama’s reign of incompetency to end with the next election. Next argument?..

      • R. Eilers

        Americans are not required to work. Most seniors are retired. We don’t force our children to work. When most people get enough money they retire even under the age of 65. You seem to think 93 million people are out looking for jobs lol. Minimum wage was raised all over the country and people are not losing their jobs. Try again, your argument is weak

      • R. Eilers

        When Hillary is elected you will consider her a failure before she is in the white house just as you did Obama. Take your Unamerican ass to somolia, they have almost no government, just what you want

      • Frank LaDonna

        Spot on.

      • strayaway

        Somalia had a government until interventionist countries, including the US under Bill Clinton, fractionalized Somalia and left it a mess. Pretty much the same thing happened to Libya when Obama helped overthrow its government also leaving Libya with an ineffectual government. Syria’s stability has also been shattered, in part, by contributions the US has made to “moderate” rebels opposed to Assad. Unfortunately, many of those contributions have wound up in the hand of IS.

      • R. Eilers

        What’s wrong with successful companies? Democrats want all to do well. But we also want them to pay their taxes and pay at least a living wage

      • William Baroo

        Yikes.. These are YOUR counter arguments? This is the kind of addlepated thinking that makes you the perfect liberal. I hope you enjoyed our discussion, I certainly did. But alas, your intellect seems impervious to facts and logic. I have to say, I’m impressed. Really, I AM. Your world must be a fascinating place to inhabit… enjoy it.

      • R. Eilers

        I knew you couldn’t argue that. Don’t run away grumpy, most do

      • William Baroo

        Grumpy?.. No. Not grumpy.. more… interested. Reading your comments was like watching a dog roll around in and eat it’s own feces. It’s “interesting” to watch it happen for a few minutes but then you just have to walk away…

      • Frank LaDonna

        You like to watch a dog eat it’s own feces? Teapartyer?

      • William Baroo

        Please forgive me Frank, I forgot my comments would be read by liberals (at least the ones that can read.) See below..

        a·nal·o·gy

        əˈnaləjē/

        noun

        a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification.

        “an analogy between the workings of nature and those of human societies”

        a correspondence or partial similarity.

        “the syndrome is called deep dysgraphia because of its analogy to deep dyslexia”

        a thing that is comparable to something else in significant respects.

        “works of art were seen as an analogy for works of nature”

      • Frank LaDonna

        Oh thanks for the definition……. but FYI your interest in dog feces just might be a: fetish
        definition of FETISH
        [count]
        1
        : a strong and unusual need or desire for something
        He has a fetish for dog feces.
        2
        : a need or desire for an object, body part, or activity for sexual excitement
        a shoe/foot/dog feces/leather fetish
        3
        : an object that is believed to have magical powers
        He wore a fetish to ward off evil dog spirits.

      • William Baroo

        Clearly you didn’t read the definition. May I suggest that you call a friend and they can read it to you. I’ll wait…

      • Robyn Dessauer Lewis

        I think you may have given Frank too much credit. You assume he: 1. has friends and 2. his friends are smarter than him and actually learned to read during their 13 years of mandated brainwashing.

      • Robyn Dessauer Lewis

        Too bad members of your party refuse to pay their taxes. What’s the “Rev.” Al Sharpton owe, $4.5 Million? And they are gonna arrest him for not paying like they did Wesley Snipes? No, we just pretend that doesn’t exist. Your thinking is actually scary.

      • R. Eilers

        You name one moron and stereotype 100 million others with him? Arrest him, Wesley got exactly what he deserved and sharpton is no different

      • R. Eilers

        Republicants only want to subsidize the top 1% and allow their income to be tax free. No wonder Reagan and Bush have 17 trillion of debt

      • Robyn Dessauer Lewis

        Obama had 17 trillion in his first YEAR, next argument? And btw, Reagan hasn’t been president in nearly 30 years, but that’s ok, we understand. The left will always blame anyone that they can to cover up their own shortcomings. And lie. Oh, the lies. And no media riding them like they do the Repubs. It’s not about party, it’s about that little 227 year old piece of paper called the Constitution. Perhaps you should read it once.

      • R. Eilers

        Lmao. Don’t cry, you’ll get another republicant president in about 30 years and he can add another 17 trillion

      • Martin Bellone

        The debt when Bush left office was only 10 trillion Oduma put the 7 trillion on himself!

      • R. Eilers

        Bush gave Obama over a trillion dollar deficit when Bush was given a SURPLUS, that and interest on the debt is ALL on Bush

      • Robyn Dessauer Lewis

        Our last Republican President left office in 2009. You just stated that in an earlier comment. Perhaps you should think about suing the school that graduated you, if you even finished. Again Obama had 17 trillion deficit in his first year. And I was a Dem until 08. But I’m not a Rebup either. I just think we should follow the Constitution and quit paying politicians to lie to us. And we do pay them. Or at least I do. I can’t say you do.

      • R. Eilers

        You are so ignorant I don’t even know where to start. Our national debt is 17 trillion RIGHT NOW. How can Obama have a 17 trillion deficit his first year when he inherited a 10 trillion dollar debt? You are just too stupid for me

    • onedrewthree

      I can’t think of a good thing to say so I’ll make a gay joke. Excellent plan Baloo.

  • Clintoris

    I should hope it has been improving it has been 6 years.Tell me again what exactly did Obama do to create these jobs?

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      He really didn’t have to do much to be immeasurably better than Bush or any member of the GOP, but you can google his accomplishments if you like. Go ahead and start after he took office and start crunching the numbers from the mess he inherited from the GOP disaster…that always make for fun reading….LOL

  • ReetaZ

    Stock market truly is thriving and that’s due to printing money from nothing, so yes, thank you Obama for this help! And who is this money printing helping? The rich of course because the poor don’t have the means to by stocks! I wish people would really see what really IS helping the poor in the country.

    • Truth

      You belong to the party that hates poor and hard working people so what the heck are you talking about Republican man?

      • 330Patriot

        He is talking about you hypocritical libs chastising wall street (occupy much?) all the while handing them interest free fake dollars from obamas printing press.

  • 330Patriot

    It is clear to me, based on the comments left for this article is that the majority of reader see this as complete BS and are not buying this progressive lie. There are only 3 or 4 supportive comments and the rest call the author out for what he is…a DNC spokes person spewing nothing but twisted propaganda. Anyone who sells the current unemployment rate as being a positive note is flat out being dishonest. Most Americans have caught on to the scam by now. Few people working = lower unemployment numbers. More printing of worthless dollars handed interest free to bankers = high stock market.

    By the way, I thought you progressives were anti-wall street? Yet you provide them with interest free dollars that still have wet ink. How can the average American access that interest free investment capital? We can’t. Hypocrites!

    • Truth

      It is clear to me that you along with the rest of the Republican trolls on this thread are still in denial of the enormous gains that we have made under this president because your blind hatred for Obama does not allow you to see the truth. You would much rather listen to the lying clowns on Faux news. Anyway keep talking to yourself all you want if it makes you happy because we are loving this American a lot better than the one when a conservative was in charge running the country in the ground

      • Doug1001

        Stop with “Faux” news…..would love to hear of this list of enormous gains you speak of……you have no clue what you’re talking about…I love people like you….so delusional and supremely confident in your delusions……..time for another glass of kool aid buddy….drink up!

      • Truth

        Well since you ask,
        12.5 million jobs added in 6 years
        Triple DOW and NASDAQ, record set
        Americans net worth has increased by more than
        Every industry from housing to automobile now profitableStringent climate change regulation to reduce gas emission and other toxic matters

      • Gauss

        Not to mention cut the deficit down to a third. while raising taxes on the rich.

      • 330Patriot

        You have no shame in your distortion.

        The only deficit cut obama made was to HIS OWN SPENDING! When his bogus stimulus increased the deficit so much, simply not repeating the stimulus each year gives the illusion of a reduction when in fact obama added more than any President before him.

        In 2008 when he took office it was $400 billion. The very next year your messiah raised it to $1.2 trillion. Obama did that. Not Bush, not Faux news…Obama did it.

        2013 had a deficit of $680 billion which is still a 42% increase over 2008.

        Yeah, Obama is so bad that you people cheer when he cleans his own self made mess and yet it is atill messier than before he made it.

      • jgtbh

        you are either stupid or you are a liar… intentionally obfuscating the figures or willfully ignorant of them. Do you really think you can use numbers from January 2009 and hang it on Obama when he didn’t have control over the budget for the fiscal year until October? 2009 is on W. Only liars or idiots don’t know that. W. is in charge of your 1.2 trillion

      • Doug1001

        Haha I don’t watch any right or left wing crap… The truth is always somewhere in the middle… That’s too difficult for you to follow but keep your staunch allegiance to all things left… Good luck with that.

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      I don’t know about you, but I see a lot of job openings in my area. No matter how much you whine, jobs are being created at record numbers, thanks in large part to President Obama. And we are finally over the GOP’s total destruction of our economy. Why do you hate good economic news?

      • 330Patriot

        I don’t know about you, but I see a fewer percentage of Americans working now than in 1978.

        So the question then becomes, if there are all of these job openings then why is the percentage of working Americans down?

        I will throw you a bone and agree with you that here are jobs out there. Not all are minimum wage either.

        The answer lays within the democrat plantation. Why work when I get a phone, rent, utilities, food stamps, EBT card.

        The threshold to qualify for disability has been lowered to the point that acute shyness (I kid you not) is a disability and qualifies one to not have to work.

        In America today it is easier to cry victim, camp in the park and poop in police cars in order to keep your monthly check than it is to pull your pants up, take a shower and accept one of those many job offerings that you and I both see.

        Both they don’t. Why? They don’t have to. All the fairy dust and rainbows you put on this “good economic news” won’t change a thing.

        Fairy dust = QEI (Quantitative Easing Infinity)

        Rainbows = Selling the lowering in the unemployment number is due to job creation and not workplace dropout.

        Sit back, vote democrat, the government will take care of you.

        And for the record, I am about sick of the republicans as well, but this story is about Obama pissing down your leg and telling you its koolaid..Drink up little lamb.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        really? “Democrat plantation”? LOL You think President Obama is peeing down your leg right now….wtf is wrong with you lady? You should really lay off of Glenn Beck and Limbaugh for a while, and I’m being serious here. You are just sitting here regurgitating their thoughts, which are only meant to stir up stupid people. Seriously, up your meds quickly. I’m not joking. And go do something today.

      • 330Patriot

        I don’t need talk radio to show me the obvious. Perhaps you should take the donkey tail out of your pants and think for yourself.

        You cannot deny these facts.

        #1: Workforce participation level at lowest in 40 years.

        #2: More on disability than ever.

        #3: More on Food Stamps than ever.

        #4: QE is propping stock market which analysts almost unanimously agree is in a dangerous bubble due to unreasonable valuations caused by the injection of treasury.

        You are in denial.

        You are a tool in the progressive tool box. March on solider…they are counting on you.

        Yes, obama has been proven to be a pathological liar. He is not peeing down my leg. He is peeing all over you comrade.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        Seriously, it is obvious when you quote Rush and Beck and everyone knows it. Please don’t pretend like these are things you say in everyday conversation. For the life of my, I can’t figure out why you come here to babble….oh well, enjoy your miserable life with your GOP blinders on.

      • jgtbh

        why would anyone believe anything you said after obviously trying to pass of the deficit spending in Bush’s last budget on Obama just to make him look bad?

        You are a partisan hack who isn’t concerned about truth. You have no credibility

  • Fredo Oderf

    this site continues to abuse its readers with it’s cheap and sloppy journalism. The lead sentance for the headline doesn’t appear until the 5th paragraph. C’mon! State the facts, build a case, suggest a course of action, but enough of the heavy handed editorializing. And I’m a liberal who thinks level of job openings is an important metric. Your message is getting lost in the noise.

  • Creeayshun Sighuntist

    Nothing like another positive jobs report to bring out the whining and temper tantrums of the GOP and baggers…..typical of the anti-American right wing.

  • Creeayshun Sighuntist

    The GOP hates positive economic news just like they hated when Osama Bin Laden was finally killed because of President Obama’s policies and decisive actions. Baggers hate when good things happen under Democratic administrations. Why is that?

  • jgtbh

    the cognitive dissonance that it takes to ignore data that shows that the economy is in the best shape it’s been in for years, and to point to income inequality as still being criminally out of balance (which it is) while continuing to espouse the policies that caused the inequality and at the same time not really giving a crap about those on the bottom of the ladder (other than the fact that Income Inequality polls well) Is absolutely staggering…

    If it weren’t for Ambien there is no way Regressives could sleep with themselves.