24 Statistics: How Much Obama Has Screwed Up The Economy

The following are 24 statistics that show just how much Obama has screwed up the economy:

#1 Under Bill Clinton, the average unemployment rate was 5.2 percent. Under George W. Bush, the average unemployment rate was 5.3 percent. Under Barack Obama, things have been much worse. The month after he took office the unemployment rate rose above 8 percent and it has stayed there ever since.

#2 Under Barack Obama, the velocity of money (a very important indicator of economic health) has plunged to a post-World War II low.

#3 Real median household income has decreased by more than 4000 dollars since Barack Obama entered the White House.

#4 The United States has plenty of oil and we should not have to import it from the Middle East. Unfortunately, Barack Obama has an absolutely nightmarish energy policy. Under Bill Clinton, the number of drilling permits approved rose by 58 percent. Under George W. Bush, the number of drilling permits approved rose by 116 percent. Under Barack Obama, the number of drilling permits approved decreased by 36 percent.

#5 When Barack Obama took office, the average price of a gallon of gasoline was $1.85. Today, the average price of a gallon of gasoline is $3.71.

#6 Under Barack Obama, the United States has lost more than 300,000 education jobs.

#7 Since Barack Obama became president, the number of long-term unemployed Americans has risen from 2.7 million to 5.2 million.

#8 For the first time in the post-World War II era, the employment-population ratio has not bounced back after a recession. The percentage of working age Americans with a job has been below 59 percent for 35 months in a row.

#9 While Barack Obama has been president, U.S. home values have fallen by another 12 percent.

#10 More than three times as many new homes were sold in the United States in 2005 as will be sold in 2012.

#11 Electricity bills in the United States have risen faster than the overall rate of inflation for five years in a row. Thanks Obama.

#12 When Barack Obama first entered the White House, an ounce of gold was going for about $850. Today, the price of gold is over $1630 an ounce.

#13 Since 2008, our economy has lost 1.3 million jobs while at the same time 3.6 million more Americans have been added to Social Security's disability insurance program.

#14 The number of Americans on food stamps has grown from 31.9 million when Barack Obama took office to 46.4 million today. How much more "hope and change" are we going to be able to endure?

#15 As I wrote about the other day, it is being projected that Obamacare will add 16 million more Americans to the Medicaid rolls.

#16 If you can believe it (and this really is hard to believe), more than half of all Americans are now at least partially financially dependent on the government.

#17 The total amount of money that the federal government gives directly to the American people has grown by 32 percent since Barack Obama became president.

#18 Under Barack Obama, federal spending as a percentage of GDP (25 percent) is the highest that it has been since World War II.

#19 The Obama administration has been spending money on some of the most insane things imaginable. For example, in 2011 the Obama administration spent $592,527 on a study that sought to figure out once and for all why chimpanzees throw poop.

#20 The U.S. government has run a budget deficit of well over a trillion dollars every single year under Barack Obama.

#21 Under Barack Obama, U.S. debt was downgraded from AAA status for the first time ever.

#22 Since Barack Obama took office, the U.S. national debt has increased by 50 percent.

#23 Since Barack Obama became president, the U.S. national debt has increased by an average of more than $64,000 per taxpayer.

#24 During the Obama administration, the U.S. national debt has grown more than it did from the time that George Washington became president to the beginning of Bill Clinton's second term as president.


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Romney Jokes about Obama Birth Certificate-Dems Whining



Mitt Romney used a rally in his native state of Michigan Friday to joke about President Obama's birth certificate controversy.

“Now I love being home in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born. Ann was born in Henry Ford Hospital. I was born in Harper Hospital," Romney said.

"No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised."

The remark drew loud cheers from the assembled crowd.

The Obama campaign swiftly responded to the comment, whining that Romney has "embraced the most strident voices in his party instead of standing up to them."

“It’s one thing to give the stage in Tampa to Donald Trump, Sheriff [Joe] Arpaio, and Kris Kobach. But Governor Romney’s decision to directly enlist himself in the birther movement should give pause to any rational voter across America," said Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt.


Oh Boo Hoo, the poor Democrats, poor Obama. The Obama campaign has been slinging around false allegations and information about Romney the whole campaign, now when Romney jokes about a contoversial issue about Obama, suddenly they are indignat. Hey Obama if you can't stand the heat get out of the desert!

For what it's worth the Romney campaign responded to the whining:


"The governor has always said, and has repeatedly said, he believes the president was born here in the United States. He was only referencing that Michigan, where he is campaigning today, is the state where he himself was born and raised," a Romney spokesman said.

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Dems Whine Over Poll Showing Akin Down 10 Points

Here is one from the "You just can't make this stuff up" category!

You would think that McCaskill leading by 10 points in the recent polls would be music to the Democratic Party's ears. But that is not the case here:


“Everyone knows that Rasmussen is a tool of the Republican establishment in Washington,” Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee press secretary Shripal Shah told The Hill.

A McCaskill campaign aide added that “it’s just not inline with what we’re seeing in our internal polling.”

“There’s a concerted [GOP] effort to get Todd Akin to bow out,” he said. “So it’s quite a coincidence that this poll came out right after someone in his campaign said he would reevaluate if he was down by 7 to 9 percent…we were just out [polling] in the field yesterday and it showed we’re in a dead heat.”


The Daily reported on Wednesday that an aide close to Akin said if he remains within 5 percentage points of McCaskill he was committed to staying in, but if he falls behind by 7 or more, “that gets difficult.”

What the Democrats are accusing Rasmussen of is trying to force Akin out of the race thus opening the door for a new challenger, this is possible but it will be a difficult process and most likely hand McCaskill the win anyway. What the Republicans will gain from this is to show that they do not support Akins comments thus hoping to keep the female vote.

Herein lies the real reason that the Democrats want Akin to stay on the ballot. This will keep Akins comments alive in the main stream news media and this allows them to demonize the whole Republican party, not just Akin. If Akin withdraws, the story is dead. If McCaskill's poll numbers show Akin losing by a large percentage, then voters will forget about the issue because they will believe that Akin is toast come the election anyway. Thus they will focus on other issues and not the demonization of the Republican party and its Presidential candidate.

That is the real reason they're upset.

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Electoral College Prediction: Victory for Mitt Romney


Get this folks, the Huffington Post is reporting that two University of Colorado professors, have put together an Electoral College forecast model to predict the winner of the 2012 presidential election and the result are bad news for Barack Obama. The model predicts a victory for Mitt Romney.

The two political science professors, Ken Bickers from CU-Boulder and Michael Berry from CU-Denver, say that the model has correctly forecast every winner of the electoral race since 1980.

“Based on our forecasting model, it becomes clear that the president is in electoral trouble,” Bickers said in a press statement.


The model uses economic indicators from all 50 states and it shows 320 electoral votes for Romney and 218 for Obama, according to The Associated Press. The model also suggests that Romney will win every state currently considered a swing state which includes Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Colorado.

Berry cautions that just because the model has worked in the past, doesn’t mean it will work this time.

“As scholars and pundits well know, each election has unique elements that could lead one or more states to behave in ways in a particular election that the model is unable to correctly predict,” Berry said in a statement.


This kind of Electoral College model is the only only one of its kind to include more than one state-level measure of economic conditions — both national unemployment rates as well as per capita income, according to a press release about the study from University of Colorado. Research suggested that voters hold Democrats more responsible for unemployment rates while Republicans are held more responsible for per capita income.

“The apparent advantage of being a Democratic candidate and holding the White House disappears when the national unemployment rate hits 5.6 percent,” Berry said. To which Bickers added, “The incumbency advantage enjoyed by President Obama, though statistically significant, is not great enough to offset high rates of unemployment currently experienced in many of the states.”


A BIG HAT TIP to: The Last Refuge

2012 Democratic National Convention Schedule-Charlotte, N.C.




12:00 p.m.: WELCOME LUNCH with Michelle Obama (Arugula, Alfalfa Sprout & Guilt Salad). Castro Cafeteria.

12:30 p.m.: Workout Session — hosted by Michelle Obama. The People’s Gymnasium.

4:00 p.m.: Opening Flag Burning Ceremony – led by William Ayers (sponsored by CNN). Che Guevera Ballroom.

4:05 p.m.: Singing of “God Damn America” — led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright. By satellite from Trinity United Church of Christ.

4:10 p.m.: Pledge of Allegiance to Obama. Open to the public.

4:15 p.m.: Ceremonial “I hate America,” led by Michelle Obama. Open to the public.

4:30 p.m.: Tips on “How to Keep Your Man Trustworthy & True to You While You Travel the World” – Hillary Clinton. Hammer & Sickle Hall.

4:45 p.m.: Panel Discussion — “How to Have a Successful Career Without Having a Job” — Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson. Newton-Seale Conference Room (colored only).

5:00 p.m.: Speech — “How I created Global Warming & the Internet” — Former Vice President Al Gore. Lenin/Stalin Ballroom.

5:30 p.m.: Seminar — “Family Values & You” – Eliot Spitzer. Open to the public.

5:32 p.m.: Video – A Tribute to All 57 States – Presented by Rep. Hank Johnson, author of “Guam: The Coming Capsize”. Unicorn Library.

5:45 p.m.: Instruction – ”How to Avoid Answering Pesky Questions Relating to Policies, Both Foreign and Domestic” – Jay Carney. Union Hall.

6:00 p.m.: Keynote Speech by Sen. Harry Reid — Topic: An expression of the Democrats’ appreciation of the Occupy Wall Street movement and of George Soros for sparing no expense in helping to unify the country, improving employment, and boosting the economy. Nazi Auditorium.

9:00 p.m.: Panel Discussion — ‎”Straight Down the Memory Hole: How to Buy Your Own National Propaganda Team and Apply the Lessons of George Orwell to Your Political Objectives” with Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, and George Stephanopholous. Ministry of Love.

9:15 p.m.: Movie Premiere — “Caged By a Tyrant: A Documentary About Brave Freedom Fighters Wrongly Incarcerated at GITMO,” presented by director Michael Moore. Goebbels Theatre.

9:45 p.m.: Symposium – ‎”If I Had A Son: Communicating Your Intent Without Drawing Attention to a Specific Agenda”– Chuck Schumer. Tax & Chains Meeting Room

10:00 p.m.: Speech — “Bitter Gun Owners, Bible Readers & Racial Cowards.” — Attorney General Eric Holder. Castro Cafeteria.

10:30 p.m.: Ceremonial Waving of White Flag for IRAQ & Afghanistan – GreenPeace. Open to the public.

11:00 p.m.: Demonstration and How-To Clinic – ‎”Shooting for Distance and Accuracy in Pakistan: An Exhibition in Nighttime Desert Marksmanship” – presented by President Barack Obama, Commander-in-Chief and expert nighttime desert marksman. Via satellite from Mosque Construction Site at Ground Zero.

11:15 p.m.: Rally – Free Gov. Blagojevich Rally. Outside in the Main Quad; open to the public.

11:30 p.m.: Award Presentation — President Barack Obama Accepts Oscar, Tony, & Latin Grammy Awards. Via satellite from Mosque Construction Site at Ground Zero

11:45 p.m.: Public Reading (teleprompter) by Robert Gibbs – “Obama’s Feeding of the Delegates with 5 Loaves and 2 Fish.” 1968 Convention Center.

12:00 a.m.: Formal Presentation of all of Barack Obama’s Sealed Files — supervised by the Communist Central Committee, The Weather Underground, The New Black Panthers, & ACORN

12:04 a.m.: 21-Puff Salute — presented by Choom Gang Alumni

12:05 a.m.: Official Nomination of Barack Obama — presented by Bill Maher

12:06 a.m.: Obama Accepts Nomination as Lord and Savior

12:10 a.m.: Performance — Celestial Choirs Sing

3:00 a.m.: Speech — “I’m Veep? That’s a Big Fucking Deal” — Vice President Joe Biden. Chuck E. Cheese, Reston, VA

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HANDOUT MATERIALS:

■“Great Vacations I’ve Taken on the Taxpayer’s Dime” — A Retrospective from First Lady Michelle Obama

■Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism – A Manifesto, The Weather Underground

■Rules for Radicals – by Saul Alinsky

■“Bias in Media: How We Can Make it Work for You” – articles by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times

■“Personal Finance: A Guide” — Rep. Charlie Rangel

■“The Obama Energy Plan: You Too Can Get Rich with Green Investment Bankruptcies” — by Energy Secretary Steven Chu and President Barack Obama

■“Controlling the Thrills in Your Leg” – MSNBC’s Chris Matthews

■“Cleaning Troublesome Spots in Your Soiled Linens: A Practical How-To” – by Monica Lewinsky

■“Diversionary Tactics: How to Manufacture Socially-Charged and Divisive Issues to Deflect Attention Garnered as a Result of Your Own Blatant Hypocrisy” – by Nancy Pelosi

■“Healthcare, the IRS, Third-Party Contracts, and You: A Conversation on the Individual Mandate as a Tax. I Mean Penalty. Wait, yes, Tax. No, Tax Penalty. Oh, it Works as a Tax? Okay, Tax. (But it’s Not Really a Tax).” — By Donald Verrilli, co-written by Justice John Roberts

■ “Mining Your DNA for Real Nuggets” – by Elizabeth Warren

■“Chasing Storks: Championing the Homosexual Family Unit While Pushing Cost-Saving Population Control Measures Under the Guise of ‘Women’s Rights’” – by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

■“Digging Moats, Training Alligators, and Looking the Other Way” — by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, author of Discerning the Enemy Within

■‎”Twitters, Tiger Suits, & Tickle Fights: How to Reach Your Inner Pervert in a Surveillance Society” — by Anthony Weiner, David Wu, and Eric Massa

■“Communicating Simple Ideas in 2,500 pages or More” – by The Apollo Project

■“Preventing Full-Body Scanners from Showing Who You Really Are” – by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano

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NOTES FOR CONVENTION ATTENDEES:

■Illegal, drug-dealing Mexican attendees are welcome to ATF gift bags, available at the South Entrance to the ballroom.

■FDA and ObamaCare offices will be relocated to Monsanto headquarters

■Agenda available in Spanish by going to iwantcitizenshipwithoutthepaperwork.dnc.gov

■Mandatory car service accommodations will be provided to all party goers by Chappaquiddick Limousine Company in conjunction with the release of the special edition 45th Anniversary 1967 vintage model replica Oldsmobile Delmont. This Limousine comes fully-equipped with factory-mandated anti-sink flotation tires with hovercraft capabilities. The Breathalyzer car starter was removed for authenticity. The vehicle will be immediately retired following the ceremony and used exclusively to transport illegal aliens back and forth from Cuba to Miami. A moment of silence will be observed for the late senator, but not victim MJK.

■ Nobel Peace Prize will arrive via magic carpet parade, led by honorary grand marshalls Paul Bunyan and the Loch Ness Monster. Presented by the Tooth Fairy.

Note: Some of this material has been thought up by editors Jeff Schreiber, John Feeny, and a twistedly patriotic bunch of John Feeny’s Facebook friends. Other portions of the material, specifically the base material within the Agenda itself, has been circulating the Web but nonetheless had some personal touches added by those of us at America’s Right — so we really cannot take full credit. No, we did not build this.

CBO: Tax Hikes in 2013 Will Cause Recession



The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) predicts that if tax rates rise in 2013 as scheduled, the economy will fall back into recession, shrinking by 0.5 percent in 2013.

The CBO made the prediction in its annual summer budget update on Wednesday.

“But the sharp increases in federal taxes and reductions in federal spending that are scheduled under current law to begin in calendar year 2013 are likely to interrupt the recent economic progress,” CBO said.
“By CBO’s estimate, that fiscal tightening will probably lead to a recession in 2013 and to an unemployment rate that remains above 8 percent through 2014.”

While the CBO included mandatory spending cuts from the federal budget sequester (the “fiscal cliff”) in its analysis, the vast majority of the impact to the economy will come from the tax increases – the expiration of the Bush tax cuts -- due to their sheer size.

The CBO estimated that the combination of spending cuts and tax increases would reduce the federal deficit by $487 billion in fiscal 2013, with the vast majority of that figure coming from tax increases.

The CBO projects that if current tax policies are kept in place and do not expire in 2013 as scheduled, revenues would be $5 trillion less between 2012 and 2022.

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Hate to break it to everyone but the recession has not ended. Is Obama trying to use this to imply that we are not currently in a recession ?

ObamaCare: 18 New Tax Hikes

Not only did the President and his partners in Congress take $716 billion out of Medicare to pay for Obamacare, but they also raise taxes by $836.3 billion to pay for it, with $36.3 billion hitting Americans in 2013 alone. Here’s the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation‘s (JCT) updated cost of the Obamacare tax hikes and penalties.


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OBAMA YOU'RE FIRED ! - ROMNEY MUSIC VIDEO TEA PARTY TRIBUTE

Republican National Convention Schedule For Monday 8/27


Republican officials on Monday released the planned schedule for the first day of the party's convention.

The Republican National Convention (RNC) will be held from August 27-30 in Tampa Bay, Florida.

The theme of the first night of the RNC will be 'We Can Do Better'.

2:00 pm
Chairman of the RNC Reince Priebus
Color Guard
Pledge of Allegiance
National Anthem: The Oak Ridge Boys
Invocation
Opening procedural steps, appointment of convention committees
Welcoming remarks, and House and Senate candidates and RNC auxiliaries
RNC Chairman Priebus
RNC Co-Chairman Sharon Day
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Convention Chief Executive Officer William Harris
Chairman of Tampa Bay Host Committee Al Austin
Republican Congressional Candidates
State Delegate Barbara Comstock (VA)
Representative Tim Griffin (AR)
Republican Senate Candidates
Republican National Committee auxiliaries
Consideration of convention committee reports
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
Committee on Credentials Chairman Mike Duncan
Committee on Permanent Organization Chairwoman Zoraida Fonalledas
Convention Permanent Chairman Speaker John Boehner, Presiding
Official Convention Photograph
Committee on Rules Chairman John Sununu
Committee on Resolutions Chairman Governor Bob McDonnell
Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman Senator John Hoeven
Committee on Resolutions Co-Chairman Rep. Marsha Blackburn
Roll Call for Nomination of President of the United States
Roll Call for Nomination of Vice President of the United States

7:15 p.m.
Recess

7:45 p.m.
Reconvene
Remarks by Speaker John Boehner
Remarks by Governor Rick Scott (FL)
Remarks by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
Video
Remarks by Senator Rand Paul (KY)
Various Speakers
Remarks by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA)
To Be Announced
Remarks by Artur Davis and video
Remarks by Senate Republican Candidate Ted Cruz (TX)
Musical Act
Remarks by Governor Nikki Haley (SC)
Remarks by Mike Huckabee
Remarks by Mrs. Luce' Vela Fortuno
Remarks by Mrs. Ann Romney
Benediction by Sammy Rodriguez and adjournment.