• Eugene McCain

    SUMMATION OF ROMNEY’S PLANS: Domestic Economy: The USA is in economic recovery, but I could do it better. Foreign Policy: I agree with Obama’s policies, but I could do it better.

  • EndthePain

    We all know this election is about the economy. The economy is in a major funk.

    Over 1 million more Americans are now disabled removing 1 million people from the unemployment rolls.

    Over 1 million more Americans above college age entered college then the average, removing 1 million from the rolls.

    Add those to the numbers and our unemployment SHOULD BE 11 percent. Give the unemployed 99 weeks of unemployment and why should they be angry with OBAMA? FREE MONEY…just show up once a week to claim your check…….oh and because 99 weeks is not enough…lets give them 99 more weeks.

    Get a 100,000 returning VETS total disability and you’ve got more deadbeats off the unemployment rolls.

    Go to a McDonalds and look at whose working there now……few teens……mostly middle aged people who cant find a real job.

    And guess what. McDonalds has figured out that 10 adults who NEED to work do as much work as 15-18 teens who just want spending money.

    Guess what…..Lean and austere has taught business that they can do more with less when those people are afraid they might lose their jobs…..they work harder, get more done and dont complain……which means less need to hire.

    Obama care. Why hire more employees if that means I have to pay EVEN MORE health care benefits in the coming year? Fact is they do not and are not.

    Whats going to happen to our taxes? More? Less? Penalties? Why spend my money if Im a business? Fact is they are not.

    This economy is in horrible shape……..A typical recession lasts 15 months…….

    Its been 4 years and for all intents and purposes we are at 11 percent unemployment and a growth rate of 1.5 percent.

    We need a 2.8 percent growth rate just to remain even…….4 percent for 2 years just to recover from these atrocious policies of the Obama administration(and the FED just said the economy is so bad that it needs more FED intervention to maintain where we are at right now) whose real plan was to give money to all their donors to thank them for getting them in election.

    4 more years of Obama? I hope not. GWB might have declared war on terrorists, but Obama has declared war on the economy as he fundamentally changes America to a welfare state.

  • Chris

    Lol ^^ srsly?

  • EndthePain

    Yes seriously. I do my homework.

    From the Bureau of Education Statistics”

    Enrollment in degree-granting institutions increased by 11 percent between 1990 and 2000. Between 2000 and 2010, enrollment increased 37 percent, from 15.3 million to 21.0 million

    From the Bureau of National

    In February 2009, the first full month after President Barack Obama took office, there were 7,469,240 workers collecting federal disability insurance. Thus, so far in Obama’s term, the number of workers collecting disability has increased by 1,334,095. That works out to a net increase of about 29,646 per month (1,334,095 divided by 45 months), or an average increase of about 975 per day (1,334,095 divided by 1,369 days).

    This equals and increase of 8 1/2 percent.

    Yet in the preceeding 2 decades the average increase was only 1.9 percent.

    The share of the U.S. population receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) benefits has risen rapidly over the past two decades, from 2.2 percent of adults age 25 to 64 in 1985 to 4.1 percent in 2005.

    As you can see the increase in SSDI only increased 1.9 percent in 2 decades under both Bush and Clinton. Yet 8.5 percent under Obama in 3 plus years.

    Teenage Unemployment rates:

    Summer teen employment outlook looks bleak. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 32.6 percent of teenagers ages 16 to 19 were employed in 2008. It was a historic low, down from 45.2 percent in 2000.

    Wait thats atrocious….Why is it that this dropped to such lows in 2008?

    Could it be that in January 2007 when the Democrats took control of government that their first order of business was:

    January 11 2007: 9:45 AM EST

    NEW YORK ( — The House of Representatives passed the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 by a wide margin on Wednesday afternoon.

    The bill raises the minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $7.25 per hour in three increments over two years and two months.

    Current Teenage Unemployment figures:

    • The youth unemployment rate for 18-29 year olds specifically for August 2012 is 12.7 percent (NSA).

    • The youth unemployment rate for 18-29 year old African-Americans for August 2012 is 22.4 percent (NSA); the youth unemployment rate for 18-29 year oldHispanics for August 2012 is 13.7 percent (NSA); and the youth unemployment rate for 18–29 year old women for August 2012 is 12.6 percent(NSA).

    Yes. Seriously.

    If you guys bothered to stop sipping the Hate the rich koolaide and bothered to actually connect the dots you would realize that this president and his gridlocked congress has this country in a shambles.

    Despite tepid growth despite everything this administration is doing to the contrary…….our economy would be booming right now if it was under the tutelage of people who actually wanted America to prosper instead of……

    partaking in Gluttony.

    “””What many liberals and progressive citizens fail to understand is this: We can equalize wealth in America. A more steeply inclined progressive income tax is one way. However, and overall, the American standard of living will be diminished, has been diminished. “”” Progressive magazine.

    Yes seriously. I don’t pretend to try and sway progressives……only classical liberals who arent hopelessly lost to progressive communist mantra.

    Yes. Seriously.

  • Angela

    End the Pain, great statistics. However, you take a great leap when you state what you believe to be the cause. A little more analytical thinking regarding cause and effect, and a little less emotional perception, would help your endeavor here.

  • EndthePain

    There is no leap when I connect the dots.

    There are 1.3 million more people on SSDI then in 2008. That removes 1.3 million from the rolls of the unemployed.

    There is an increase of 26 percent enrolling in college over the proceeding administration. This removes another 1 million from the unemployment rolls over what would normally have went to college.

    If you add these 2.3 million to the unemployment figures we have a rate of unemployment that would be well over 11 percent. Cause and effect.

    Cause and effect. There is no leap. The numbers are there. This economy is a mess. This president wants to bankrupt 3 states who use coal. This president wants us to buy 40k dollar battery cars while pretending to champion the middle class yet most of the middleclass cannot even afford a 40k dollar car.

    This president has declared war on oil, gas, Coal and Natural gas. With nothing to replace it…..Except pipe dream windmills that even today produce 3 percent of our energy concerns.

    Businesses are not hiring because of Obama care. it is in the bill that if you have 10 employees you have to provide health care or pay a fine.

    Not a single business in their right mind is ever going to hire that 10th employee and suddenly be saddled with either 25k fines or 150,000 a year in health care costs.

    This economy is a terrible mess and it is because the MSM fails to report the facts…the truth as they continue their love affair with the progressive/communist in the White House.

    There is no leap…there is only denial by anyone who wants America to have its wealth redistributed…..and those that do do not themselves even realize what they are asking for.

    The rich will simply move to Bolivia and continue to be rich and there will be even less wealth to redistribute as the communist policies of class warfare continue to be championed by the HUGO CHAVEZ press….all graduates of the COMMUNIST COLUMBIA SCHOOL of JOURNALISM.

    I do not pretend to debate progressives who are obsessed with wealth redistribution and the punishment of the rich. I only address the classical liberals who USED to run the Democratic party….Those patriotic Americans who love God, Love Country, Love America, Love capitalism and have sacrificed their lives in defense of this country.

    They are true patriots who have lost their party…..They need to come join the Right as they did under Reagan and take back America….take back their party and send the commies packing that run the Democrats today.

    And make no mistake about it….the Democratic party of today, run by progressives are communists….and the sooner most of you true liberals wake up and realize this…the more of a chance you have at retaking your party.