Posts Tagged ‘recession’

The best picture of how devastating “progressive” policies have been to our economy can be seen by looking at the data starting in 2007—when Congress became controlled by Democrats. First, some perspective. GWB was handed a recession from Clinton but you never heard GWB blame Clinton for that recession. GWB was handed, thanks to Clinton and Gorelick, a ‘wall of separation’ that ultimately lead to the 9/11 attacks yet you never heard GWB blame anyone. Moving forward, Bush became a lame duck president in 2007. Use the ‘net to go back and look at the Office of Management and Budget’s figures for the fall of 2007 forward. It’s easy to see the economy started go to off the rails as a direct result of the increasingly hostile to business Democrat Congress. Smart business people at all levels paid attention to what was going on in DC with regard to regulations, mandates, new laws, fees, etc. and started cutting back on expenses. Since nothing happens in a vacuum, what they weren’t buying (or hiring) caused the slowdown to accelerate as other companies had to start cutting back. As soon as it became obvious in the fall of 2008 that Obama was going to be elected (October 2008) the economy really began to take a nosedive, where it has been going since January 2009 when Barack “ready to rule” Obama was sworn in.
Obama has steadily used Executive Orders, layers of beaurocracy and federal departments to push his agenda when he couldn’t even get a Congress controlled by his own party to do his bidding. He has repeatedly ‘gone it alone’ as he said he would, to push his socialist/Marxist agenda. Now he has effectively shut down a pipeline project that would not only have put people to work but would have given us a measure of energy independence. Seventy percent of people polled want that project to go through. Today it was revealed he is planning to use the EPA to shut down up to 32 coal power plants. We get most of our power from coal. What happens then? To quote Obama himself, ‘prices will necessarily skyrocket’. Who is that going to hurt the most? Everyone who has little disposable income to handle any increase in bills will suffer for this decision. It won’t hurt Obama and friends. He’s killing jobs left and right, ensuring the cost of living keeps going up, while coddling our enemies. If that is the idea of someone who is doing a great job for our country the DSM-IV probably has a category now.

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Which one has a higher IQ? If you said the brick give yourself a pat on the back. Honestly, it’s the truth though. The recent stories coming out as a result of a new book by a former New York Times columnist/reporter or whatever have resulted in some interesting new scandals. Nothing surprising in light of what we do know. For instance, that Mooch is a bitter bitch of a First Lady who wants to run things (shades of the Hildebeast). But the story that seems to be getting the most traction in the blogosphere is the Alice in Wonderland story.
As expected, the official White House/Obama dogwashers are trying to downplay the story to the point of lying that they downplayed or even squashed any reporting of it when it occurred. It would take a suspension of common sense to even think that Emperor Obamus, media whore that he his, wouldn’t have had pictures all over the place of him at this fete if local children and military people were present. What a public relations dream. Look at the lavish party the people’s president threw for those groups! What a guy! But there are no pictures. Instead, there are pictures of the first spawn, Mooch, Ear Leader, along with Depp and Burton and other stars from the movie BTW.
This doesn’t stop the liberals from totally swallowing the lies emanating from Chief Dogwasher Carney saying the toned down party for the local kids and the Wonderland thing were one and the same. It’s a lie, the book is very clear that the lavish event was a separate thing.
It just goes to prove once again that liberalism is a mental disease. More here from our friends across the pond and here.

Oh…and for the record, to me it’s not so much they threw this bash during a recession (which we’re still in) because even at that early point in Dear Ruler’s tenure we became used to seeing a ‘let ’em eat cake’ attitute. What is troubling is the willingness of the media to hide this from the American people. What if a president with an R had done this? No media bias my ass.