good piece on Obamas top 25 excuses on the economy

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    http://www.policymic.com/articles/9...es-for-a-failed-economy-and-high-unemployment

    Video links in the article with each of the 25 excuses of Obama himself.

    Top 25 Obama Excuses For a Failed Economy and High Unemployment

    Harry S. Truman famously said of the presidency, “The buck stops here.” President Barack Obama might as well make his slogan: “Pass the Buck.”

    While Obama claimed he wouldn’t make any excuses as President when he was on the campaign trail 4 years ago, his record of failed policies and lack of confidence has led to nothing but.

    The May jobs report came out and the numbers are just getting worse. Only 69,000 jobs were added last month, pushing unemployment up from 8.1% to 8.2% and the underemployment rate from 14.5% to 14.8%. This comes as no surprise at all. The labor force participation rate is at a record low. It was only a matter of time before all those millions of Americans eventually came back looking for work. And this administration’s policies aren’t producing nearly enough confidence for consumers and business owners to spend, expand, invest, and create enough jobs.

    Obama was given a Democrat-majority Congress upon winning the White House in 2008. He got a $787 billion stimulus, a $410 billion omnibus, health care reform, financial regulation reform, and a jobs bill passed within his first 2 years in office, along with increments of quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve.

    Since then we’ve racked up a record $15.75 trillion debt, record trillion dollar deficits, a first ever credit rating downgrade, rising inflation, and social safety nets going completely broke within the next 20 years.

    But where are the jobs? Where’s the recovery? Where are all the fruits of those Keynesian economic solutions?

    There aren’t any results, but plenty of excuses. Let’s run down the list of the top 25 that Obama has used to blame anything but his own policies:

    George W. Bush

    Tax breaks

    Arab Spring

    Japanese earthquake

    Globalization

    George W. Bush

    Automation technologies

    Eurozone crisis

    Republican House

    ATM usage

    George W. Bush

    The Weather

    Bad luck

    Super PAC ad spending

    Lack of stimulus money

    George W. Bush

    The Tea Party

    Unmanned airport ticket kiosks

    Oil speculators

    Underestimation of economic crisis

    George W. Bush

    Businesses not expanding

    Americans being soft and lazy

    Fox News

    Energy companies not getting behind…algae

    So what’s left? Planetary alignments? The McBurglar? The 2012 Mayan doomsday prophecy?

    Mr. President, the truth of the matter is, whether you want to admit it or not, more regulation and government bureaucracy does no produce confidence or certainty with the American public or job creators. Government cannot run an economy with public taxpayer dollars. Government should not be running every aspect of our system from health care to finance to education to energy.

    Employers don’t know what health care costs and liability for future hires will end up being under ObamaCare. Those that have jobs don’t know if they will be the next layoff tomorrow. Nobody knows what their tax rates will be come next year. Investors, business owners, and job creators have been shackled with excessive regulations and constant threats of higher taxes.

    Blaming anything and everything else that happens won’t inspire confidence to re-elect you.
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    Obama is the epitome of the "Victim Generation", a generation indoctrinated to believe that nothing that goes wrong is their own fault, but rather that of others or of circumstances. Obama and the Democrat Party have no clue whatsoever as to the meaning of the concept of Personal Responsibility.
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    Feel free to post the myriad of examples that must exist of GW Bush's "the buck stops here" moments. According to cons here and elsewhere, everything that went wrong during his tenure was the fault of Dems.
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    Why is Bush the Universal Default Blanket Excuse by "progressives" for every failure of Obama? I thought Obama was going to be DIFFERENT from Bush? Instead, we are saddled with Bush III.
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    You said that Obama and the Democrats never take blame for anything. I was pointing out that this wasn't limited to one party.

    Are you trying to agree with me that Bush was as bad/worse?
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    It's amazing how much liberals get away with thread hijacks on this board.
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    Says the guy who introduces abortion into every thread.
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    1 blame bush
    2 blame "obstructionist" republicans
    3 blame the tea party
    4 blame romney
    5 blame cheny
    6 blame palin

    repeat when needed
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    there need be no excuse for this weak economy

    it is what it is, and no politician is going to magically change that

    some things could be done to help it though, but this Congress won't get anything passed
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    No. Bush was bad, but Obama is possibly the worst ever. He is a spineless blowhard who is a poser to boot. He is in way over his head and has no interests in leading ALL Americans, but rather wants to ram his extremist agenda down our throats while he can. I hope the Republicans, as worthless as they are, will fight him tooth and nail for the next 3 years and 5 months.

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