Saturday, January 31, 2015

If this is a good economy, we're fucked

This is a little like confirming that the sky is up and the ground is down, but it is pleasing nonetheless. Speaking to a bunch of Democrat members of Congress, the president recently spewed forth his usual bunch of horseshit:
“There is no economic metric by which we are not better off than when I took office. And that is because of the extraordinary will and dedication of the American people, but also because all of you have done a terrific job. And I’m proud of you for that,” he declared, eight minutes into his speech.
It didn't take long for his official spokesman to have to admit that may there was at least one economic metric by which we are not better off than when Emperor Shit for Brains took office:

Of course, there are many more. The workforce participation rate is at historic lows. Most of the jobs being created are not the full-time jobs lost in the recession, but part-time jobs. The list goes on. This president's policies -- cutting oil and gas leases on federal lands, regulating coal out of business, destroying the health-care industry, crippling businesses with regulations, destroying competition with more regulations (hint: big, established companies can afford to cope with more regulations. Start-up companies cannot. That's why big corporations don't mind more regulations) -- are why the economy took six years to even begin to look like it was recovering. This is the worst economic recovery in modern times, and the president wants to act like he's done a great job and we should thank him. The nation has fewer full-time jobs than it did when he took office, and we're supposed to say "thank you"? This dickwad can't be gone soon enough.

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