Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Selling Sacks Of Crap

So I'm driving along in my car after dropping my daughter at school when I hear through my radio a conservative talk show host declare that America can't afford to keep Obama in office.  He said that the terrible economy was killing the hopes of hard working Americans and that anyone who loved this country would be working to make sure that Obama doesn't get re-elected.

I think that people who love America seek out the truth, they don't spread lies in an effort to help the rich get richer and keep the poor where they belong -- in someone else's school district.

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Great Recession started in December of 2007.  More than a year before President Obama took the oath of office. So, whose fault is the economic malaise we find ourselves in these days?  Obama? 

Hmmmm.  Not quite.  In the quarter preceding President Obama taking office, the US Gross Domestic Product had shrunk 6.1% and had shrunk three of the four prior quarters.  After taking office, President Obama saw the return of economic growth in just three quarters and we've been growing ever since.

Do we have work to do?  Absolutely, but what we need to do is start making the economy work for the worker.  We have to stop the attacks on the unions and on the social safety net. But what we really don't need is to have people lie to us just to try and win an election that they can't win on the facts.