(links are mine to prove his point and bold is to highlight important parts)
NDiesel81 3:54 PM
If Wisconsin has shown anything, it's that people are taking opinion more seriously than facts. Most people don't actually know any facts. They only know talking points, which are just that... talk.It's very scary when people actually believe Obama has increased spending programs during his term, when the facts state the exact opposite. The deficit has increased, but that is due to existing safety net programs being over burdened by high unemployment and retirement numbers, in addition to low revenue numbers also due to high unemployment numbers as well as tax breaks on those who don't need them. High unemployment is a double whammy. Spending increases employment, which increases job security, which increases consumer spending, which further increases employment. This isn't some overly complex equation. It isn't magic. It's cold hard logic that everyone seems to want to disbelieve. They believe opinions more than they believe the facts! It's very scary that people believe we can cut our way out of our deficit. Yes, this may lower the deficit in the short term, but it also increases unemployment. Unemployment, as I've stated before, puts a high burden on our social safety net programs. The Republican answer is to also cut the social safety net programs as well! Can someone please explain to me how cutting jobs during 8.2% unemployment adds jobs? Do people miraculously start spending money and buying products when unemployment rates are soaring? While they're fearing their job is next on the chopping block? It's very scary that people are taking opinion over cold hard facts, and it's happening everywhere. No one wants to spend the time to look at the real numbers or the real facts. That would be too much work! They're too lazy for that! Instead, they'll listen to people like Rush, Hannity, O'Reilly, Beck... and they'll be told what's what even though they're being told fact-less falsehoods.. but at least it's easy and quick!
.... and why didn't anyone read THIS post?? Its important!
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Brad Naksuthin 3:41 PM
When Obama took office the stock market stood a little above 8000, the country was shedding 200,000 jobs a month and everyone's investments were in the toilet. Osama Bin Ladin was still mocking Americans with his monthly audio-casts. We were fighting a war in Iraq and another one in Afghanistan. Since Obama took office there has been job growth in every month hes' been in office. The stock market stands at 12,500. People who watched their investments tank at the end of the Bush administration now are back on top. The war in Iraq has been won and is over. Osama Bin Ladin is dead and his top military generals are in hiding. I'd say Obama has done a pretty good job for being a first time President.