Just exactly how much of what Obama says can we trust?
One thing I have learned about Obama, more so than most Presidents, is to judge him by his actions, not what he says. You could make a fool out of yourself doing that.
Imagine if you talked about our "recovery" and "job growth" over and over to people, just as Obama does. Anyone with a connection to reality could not possibly think highly of you on those grounds. Yet, Obama behaves the same way, and is hailed by the media. Didn't they already rate him in the top 20 Presidents ever? That is laughable. The "Summer of Recovery!" Summer's just about over.
A this point, I must conclude that he believes that we are the fools.
"Resist, we much. Weï»¿ must, and we much. About that, be committed."
The Iraq was was a big contributor to our economic disaster:
"The Iraq war didn't just contribute to the severity of the financial crisis, though; it also kept us from responding to it effectively. Increased indebtedness meant that the government had far less room to maneuver than it otherwise would have had. More specifically, worries about the (war-inflated) debt and deficit constrained the size of the stimulus, and they continue to hamper our ability to respond to the recession. With the unemployment rate remaining stubbornly high, the country needs a second stimulus. But mounting government debt means support for this is low. The result is that the recession will be longer, output lower, unemployment higher and deficits larger than they would have been absent the war."
Unfortunately, statistics and numbers can be manipulated and frequently are:
September 03, 2010 11:06 AM
Flanked by members of his economic team – including outgoing Council of Economic Advisers Dr. Christina Romer, whose replacement has yet to be named – President Obama chose to look at the silver lining in the economic clouds of today’s jobs report – not even mentioning that August saw a net job loss of 54,000 jobs.
“In the month I took office, we were losing 750,000 jobs a month,” the president said. “This morning, new figures show the economy produced 67,000 private sector jobs in August, the eighth consecutive month of private job growth.
Yes, that's it, they just hate him.
It has nothing to do with the fantastic job he's been doing with "the summer of recovery", keeping unemployment at 8%, handling the oil spill, or just plain showing the world what a great country we have.