Obama's Economic Progress - A Comparison (Charts a'Plenty)

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  1. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Everyone seems to agree that the economy is continuing in its recovery, the question here seems to be whether President Obama's administration has brought these about as quickly or as fully, as could have been achieved. Simply, we're digging out - but should we be (much) further along, and if so, who is to blame?

    Link to Obama's First Graphs (which the article is comparing):
    The White House's Economic Case for Reelection in 13 Charts - Derek Thompson - Business - The Atlantic

    Link to Critical Analysis:
    The economic case against Obamanomics in 13 charts « The Enterprise Blog
     
  2. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    i'm not sure the economy would be materially better with mccain. i do think we wouldn't have wasted a trillion on the stimulus though.
     
  3. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    The stimulus was bipartisan i thought
     
  4. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    sarcasm?
     
  5. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    No, Obama was continuing legislation put forth by Bush in part.
     
  6. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    true for tarp, but the stimulus package was all obama.
     
  7. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Okay, I didn't realize that.

    We're talking about the 800 billion package, right?
     
  8. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

  9. MaconVol

    MaconVol Chieftain

    The economy will never really fully recover until gas prices go down. It will free up 20 to 40 bucks a week for the average American. I know thats not a lot individually, but when you add everyone together with 40 more dollars to spend a week, look out.
     
  10. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    I don't know how gas prices can go down and stay down. I know that is an old refrain from me, but I just don't see it. Injusted for inflation, we are at similar levels to the 1980's are we not?
     
  11. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    I'm up for a job that would be 40 miles each way commute currently. i'd have to buy a prius or something. yikes.
     
  12. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    I don't know that a Prius is necessary. There are other hybrids out there now.
     
  13. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    actually i think my current lexus has a hybrid version.
     
  14. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    I'm semi-expecting Obama to throw out a program before reelection to help people pay for rising gas prices.
     
  15. MaconVol

    MaconVol Chieftain

    Im not sure. I guess I should look at things like that before spewing off at the mouth lol.
     
  16. MaconVol

    MaconVol Chieftain

    Possible. Seems to me he will do anything to get re-elected.
     
  17. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Only if you drive an SUV with payments you can't afford.
     

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