You mean different enough to revert to failed policies that helped drive us into this mess?
Yeah, he's pretty much said so.
Take a look at the chart in the OP again. Obama's definitely been doing the driving, and I don't like the rut he's got us bumping along in with no real recovery in sight.
Originally Posted by huskrthill
Is anyone going to talk about the weak, almost non-existent recovery?
Not the Dems, that's for sure. They're more interested in still talking about Bush, nearly 4 years later. I guess that's your only real option when your guy has the economy staying in the dumps with no signs of real recovery any time soon.
Originally Posted by Huskers57
It almost feels like you're rooting for the economy to fail. sad.
the economy is doing better, albeit at a snail's pace but what do you expect for an economy of our size? things don't happen overnight. multiple straight months of gains is nothing to sneeze at.
Again, please look at the chart in the OP and then tell us again that the economy is doing "better." I guess a patient on life support and a respirator is better than a dead one too, but I'd prefer to be healthy - or at least recovering.
Only 80,000 new jobs were created last month, way below Wall Street expectations. It’s the fourth consecutive monthly disappointment. For a few months last winter, jobs were rising at an average of 225,000 a month. But that has sloped way down to only 75,000. The unemployment rate continues at 8.2 percent, which is the forty-first straight month above 8 percent. The U6 unemployment rate, which includes discouraged workers, is just under 15 percent.
As voters finalize their election impressions this summer, all of this is bad news for the Chicago incumbent.
At a campaign stop in Ohio on Friday, Obama actually said we’re still “heading in the right direction.” Is he kidding? As a stagnant GDP drops below 2 percent, employment falters, retail sales decline, and the ISM index for manufacturing drops below 50 (signaling contraction)? No objective observer can deny that the economy is headed in the wrong direction.