Sep 032012

US Debt Clock 2000

On the eve of our federal government running up a debt of $16 trillion, or just over $50,000 per American ($140,000 per actual taxpayer), let’s take a look at the U.S. national debt over time, starting in 2000.  Pay close attention to which party was in power in the Senate and House and the debt increases under that party’s leadership in Congress.

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Aug 262012

obama unemployment graph aug 2012

Heard the latest claim that The One has created more jobs than Reagan? (from the mouth of Obama’s deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter)

Well, I think that worker probably has a good understanding of what’s happened over the past four years in terms of the president coming in and seeing 800,000 jobs lost on the day that the president was being sworn in, and seeing the president moving pretty quickly to stem the losses, to turn the economy around, and over the past, you know, 27 months we’ve created 4.5 million private sector jobs. That’s more jobs than in the Bush recovery, in the Reagan recovery, there’s obviously more we need to do, and as I said to Mika at the at beginning of the program, I think that unemployed worker probably sees one person in this race trying to move the country forward and that’s the president.

Just got one question with this claim.  If there were 4.5 million jobs created because of the Obama stimulus, then why do the unemployment numbers look like this?

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