U.S. economy adds 163,000 jobs, unemployment rate rises to 8.3 percent

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 163,000 jobs in July, a hopeful sign after three months of sluggish hiring.

The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent from 8.2 percent in June.

July's hiring was the best since February. Still, the economy has added an average of 151,000 jobs a month this year, roughly the same as last year's pace. That's not enough to satisfy the 12.8 million Americans who are unemployed.

The government uses two surveys to measure employment. A survey of businesses showed job gains. The unemployment rate comes from a survey of households, which showed fewer people had jobs. Economists say the business survey is more reliable.

Investors appeared pleased with the report. Futures tracking the Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Dow Jones industrial average gained about 1 percent. The stock market is coming off four days of losses. Yields on government bonds also rose after the report came out as investors moved money out of low-risk assets.

Stronger job creation could help President Barack Obama's re-election hopes. Still, the unemployment rate has been above 8 percent since his first month in office — the longest stretch on record. No president since World War II has faced re-election with unemployment over 8 percent.

A better outlook on hiring could also prompt the Federal Reserve to hold off taking more action to spur growth. The Fed, which ended a two-day policy meeting Wednesday, signaled in a statement a growing inclination to take further steps if hiring doesn't pick up.

The job gains were broad-based. Manufacturing added 25,000 jobs, the most since March. Restaurants and bars added 29,000. Retailers hired 7,000 more workers. Education and health services gained 38,000. Governments cut 9,000 positions.

Average hourly wages also increased by 2 cents. Over the past year wages have increased 1.7 percent — matching the rate of inflation.

Despite July's job gains, the economy remains weak more than three years after economists declared the recession had ended in June 2009. Growth slowed to an annual rate of 1.5 percent in the April-June quarter, down from 2 percent in the first quarter and 4.1 percent in the final three months of 2011.

Manufacturing activity shrank for the second straight month in July, a private survey said Wednesday. Consumer confidence improved slightly last month but remains weak.

Rising pessimism about the future is taking a toll on businesses and consumers, many economists say. Europe's financial crisis has weakened that region's economy, hurting U.S. exports. Worries have also intensified that the U.S. economy will fall off a "fiscal cliff" at the end of the year. That's when tax increases and deep spending cuts will take effect unless Congress reaches a budget deal. A recession could follow, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has warned.

Americans are responding by spending less and saving more. A big reason growth slowed in the second quarter was that consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of economic activity, slowed to an annual growth rate of 1.5 percent. That was down from 2.4 percent in the first quarter.

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Weak U.S. hiring expected for fourth straight month

WASHINGTON — U.S. hiring was likely sluggish in July for a fourth straight month, held back by slower economic growth and an uncertain outlook.

Analysts forecast that employers added 100,000 jobs last month, according to a survey by FactSet. The unemployment rate is expected to remain at 8.2 percent for the third straight month.

The Labor Department will report on July hiring and unemployment trends at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Friday.

Hiring was robust at the start of the year, but then slowed sharply in the spring and early summer. Employers added an average of 75,000 jobs per month from April through June, a third of the average monthly gains from January through March.

That's not enough new jobs to keep up with population growth, let alone satisfy the 12.7 million Americans who are unemployed and looking for work.

The monthly report on job creation and unemployment is the most closely watched indicator of the U.S. economy. There are four reports remaining before Election Day, including one on Friday, Nov. 2, four days before Americans vote.

Another month of tepid job gains could hurt President Barack Obama's re-election campaign. The unemployment rate has topped 8 percent since his first month in office, the longest stretch on record. No president since World War II has faced re-election with unemployment over 8 percent.

Weak hiring could also push the Federal Reserve closer to taking more action to spur growth. The Fed, which ended a two-day policy meeting Wednesday, signaled in a statement a growing inclination to take further steps if hiring doesn't pick up.

More than three years after economists declared the recession had ended in June 2009, the economy is growing too slowly to generate enough jobs to lower the unemployment rate. Growth slowed to an annual rate of 1.5 percent in the April-June quarter, down from 2 percent in the first quarter and 4.1 percent in the final three months of 2011.

Recent data suggest U.S. growth is unlikely to improve much in the July-September quarter.

Manufacturing activity shrank for the second straight month in July, a private survey said Wednesday. Consumer confidence improved slightly last month but remains weak.

Rising pessimism about the future is taking a toll on businesses and consumers, many economists say. Europe's financial crisis has weakened that region's economy, hurting U.S. exports. Worries have also intensified that the U.S. economy will fall off a "fiscal cliff" at the end of the year. That's when tax increases and deep spending cuts will take effect unless Congress reaches a budget deal. A recession could follow, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has warned.

Americans are responding by spending less and saving more. A big reason growth slowed in the second quarter was that consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of economic activity, slowed to an annual growth rate of 1.5 percent. That was down from 2.4 percent in the first quarter.

Businesses are also cautious and are ordering fewer computers, machinery and other long-lasting factory goods. A measure of business investment spending fell 1.7 percent in June, the third decline in four months.

So far, companies aren't stepping up layoffs. The number of people seeking unemployment benefits has fallen in the past month to a weekly average of 365,500, down from 386,250.

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furball writes:

Forward into more debt, decline, despair, division and tax-taking.

Ruger writes:

Private sector is doing fine?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=241jxC...

enquiringminds writes:

Brent Batten,

Why aren't you reporting the facts about Donna Fiala, the corruption in her office with her son as a contractor to rebuild houses for the poor and charging for work not done.

The facts are that on September 15, 2009, Donna Fiala signed off as the Chairman of the Board on a contract #09-5248, in which her son through his company was receiving funds for rehabilitation of houses ment to serve the economically disadvantaged in this county.

Even though the minutes for that meeting show her discussion stating that she wanted abstain from the vote, the court reporter noted a yes vote from all five commissioners.

It is strange that her son sign as a witness and not an owner of the company. It is strange and appropriate signed off as chairman. Her political handlers say that she filed Form 8B describing her conflict of interests.

Yet the conflict of interests form does not appear as a matter of public record. Her son does not appear as an owner in the board minutes?

The attorney that signed off for legal sufficiency appears to have rubber stamped. I ask you how can a county commissioner sign off on contract for county funds and overlook the obvious conflict of interest.

I suggest that you are a concerned citizen of this county and concerned about political corruption that you contact the Ethics committee in Tallahassee to see if her actions are appropriate.

I know this is election month but wether you are republican or democrat political corruption tastes the same. For support of the facts in this blog, go to the clerks website and find backup documents for the September 15, 2009 Board Meeting.

Go to page 1411 the item stamp on the document should read 16D22. This corruption was done three years and finally discovered there is no telling how much more was done before and since 2009.

Brent where is your comment on that issue. When you abstain does it mean yes? Donna Fiala thinks it does when she voted yes. See page 13 of the minutes for the Sept. 15, 2009, meeting.

If you have a sign in your yard endorsing her, you're standing for this type of corruption both known and unknown.

She says she isn't done yet.. I suppose she has more family with companies that need work. Donna what about all of the honest hard working persons in our Collier County competing with your family members.

As Hemingway implied "The bells are tolling for you to resign"

unfatcat writes:

According to Bloomberg.com; the official unemployment today is increased to 8.3% nationally. Of course they blame the fiscal cliff tax cut scenerio for this and of course they have revised the numbers for May once again. Really? The People have had it with the bogus crap. It is time to tell the U.S. people truths. The constant manipulation and lies from our Federal govt. will never lead to recovery.

unfatcat writes:

To: enquiringminds

Good post! Also, never forget Jackson Lab at the voting booth. Those who participated in trying to close this deal without the consent of the taxpayers, who would have to borrow money to fund a 100's-of-millions-of-dollars payroll to a out-of-state, nonprofit business for years to come; not to mention the nature of the business--biohazard of infectious disease.

26yearsonmarco writes:

The Donne Fiala story above is only the Tip of the Iceberg that is destroying honesty in this Country.

The higher you go, the “Fatter” you get, like the net worth of Obama today compared to 2004.

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's estimated net worth rose from $328,442 in 2004 to $799,006 in 2006, according to the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation.

http://www.azcentral.com/news/electio...

Please try to explain his 2012 net worth of $11.8M, and what he did to earn it on a $400K per year salary.

http://www.therichest.org/celebnetwor...

Klaatu writes:

The economy has lost more than 2.5 million jobs in the current recession, which began in December 2007 - January 9,2008, far surpassing the previous two recessions, and just below the 2.7 million jobs lost in the 1981-1982 recession, which had the deepest unemployment in the 70-year history of the report.
Both record jobs losses were under Republican Presidents Reagan and Bush(w)!

During both time periods record outsourcing occurred !

http://money.cnn.com/2009/01/09/news/...

romneygate writes:

in response to Roadrage3206:

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Right! Congress could have held up the transportation bill and every other road block a little longer so that the figures could look even worse, right? Hey, after all, like "Mitch" says the primary purpose and goal of the Republican Party is to make President Obama a one term president, right? (No matter how many people get screwed in the process.)

romneygate writes:

in response to furball:

Forward into more debt, decline, despair, division and tax-taking.

Now you're talking about Romney's idea of how to handle the economy with additional taxes for the 1% "job creators" at the expense of the middle class and social benefits, right?

romneygate writes:

in response to thepartyofknow:

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Little did he know about "Mitch", right? A couple of tears from Boehner at a tea party could have made his statement possible, right?

romneygate writes:

in response to Ruger:

Private sector is doing fine?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=241jxC...

True Willoughby. 700,000 Public sector jobs have been axed/cut/eliminated with the idea of bleeding America to cure its ills. Give us that "old time" medicine (religion) RIGHT?

romneygate writes:

in response to magnumforce:

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Why so SUBTLE? You must have your voter ID, right?

Colorado (Inactive) writes:

It's amazing how little you on the right have advanced since the stone age. Fox has retarded you into dumb, ignorant drones. But it's bliss, right?

romneygate writes:

in response to unfatcat:

According to Bloomberg.com; the official unemployment today is increased to 8.3% nationally. Of course they blame the fiscal cliff tax cut scenerio for this and of course they have revised the numbers for May once again. Really? The People have had it with the bogus crap. It is time to tell the U.S. people truths. The constant manipulation and lies from our Federal govt. will never lead to recovery.

When Romney reveals his tax returns, the TRUTH will set us free. America will see how "achievers" achieve by establishing a tax code to fit their needs and not paying their fair share of taxes in the process. It is the ultimate ACHIEVEMENT, right?

Ruger writes:

in response to romneygate:

True Willoughby. 700,000 Public sector jobs have been axed/cut/eliminated with the idea of bleeding America to cure its ills. Give us that "old time" medicine (religion) RIGHT?

Poor ET, just cannot admit the truth...

http://www.cnbc.com/id/48468748

'Real' Unemployment Rate Shows Far More Jobless...

Nevada's U-6 rate is 22.1 percent, up from just 7.6 percent in 2007. Economically troubled California has a 20.3 percent real rate, while Rhode Island is at 18.3 percent, more than double its 8.3 percent rate in 2007.

Those numbers compare especially unfavorably to the national rate, high in itself at 14.9 percent though off its record peak of 17.2 percent in October 2009.

Ruger writes:

in response to romneygate:

When Romney reveals his tax returns, the TRUTH will set us free. America will see how "achievers" achieve by establishing a tax code to fit their needs and not paying their fair share of taxes in the process. It is the ultimate ACHIEVEMENT, right?

Romney is just leveraging the WH for the Fast & Furious document that Obama refuses to release, watch and see. More bad new for Obama today, why the double standard for barack's transcripts?

http://www.mediaite.com/online/mitt-r...

Romney’s High School Freshman Report Card Released

Ruger writes:

in response to Colorado:

It's amazing how little you on the right have advanced since the stone age. Fox has retarded you into dumb, ignorant drones. But it's bliss, right?

Ignorance is following a failed ideology called 'progressive liberalism' and embracing muslim extremists that put gays to death, of course...

http://www.nationalreview.com/article...

Menino is happy to hand out municipal licenses to groups whose most prominent figures call for gays to be put to death. The mayor couldn’t have been more accommodating (including giving them $1.8 million of municipal land) of the new mosque of the Islamic Society of Boston, whose IRS returns listed as one of their seven trustees Yusuf al-Qaradawi. Like President Obama, Imam Qaradawi’s position on gays is in a state of “evolution”: He can’t decide whether to burn them or toss ’em off a cliff. “Some say we should throw them from a high place,” he told Al Jazeera. “Some say we should burn them, and so on. There is disagreement. . . . The important thing is to treat this act as a crime.” Unlike the deplorable Mr. Cathy, Imam Qaradawi is admirably open-minded: There are so many ways to kill homosexuals, why restrict yourself to just one? In Mayor Menino’s Boston, if you take the same view of marriage as President Obama did from 2009 to 2012, he’ll run your homophobic a-- out of town. But, if you want to toss those godless sodomites off the John Hancock Tower, he’ll officiate at your ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Klaatu writes:

in response to SoldierStrong:

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Once again the fake soldier can't dispute facts and resorts to personal attacks.
The facts are true,clear and indisputable.
The plain truth is after 8yrs of Republican administrations the economy was left in shambles both times!

If you'd lie about Military service you'll lie and distort anything as you have NO shame and NO morals, absolutely NO creditably!

You and others cry that Obama hasn't fixed your Party's mess fast enough, just doesn't cut it!

I look forward to President Obama's next term and the great things he will achieve !

RainMan_Original writes:

in response to Klaatu:

Once again the fake soldier can't dispute facts and resorts to personal attacks.
The facts are true,clear and indisputable.
The plain truth is after 8yrs of Republican administrations the economy was left in shambles both times!

If you'd lie about Military service you'll lie and distort anything as you have NO shame and NO morals, absolutely NO creditably!

You and others cry that Obama hasn't fixed your Party's mess fast enough, just doesn't cut it!

I look forward to President Obama's next term and the great things he will achieve !

ROTFLMAO... if he gets elected again?

Your kidding right?

He might succeed in the USA haveing to file bankruptcy, if he only gets elected again.

prelude9925 writes:

in response to romneygate:

When Romney reveals his tax returns, the TRUTH will set us free. America will see how "achievers" achieve by establishing a tax code to fit their needs and not paying their fair share of taxes in the process. It is the ultimate ACHIEVEMENT, right?

I guess those awful Republicans are the only people who have created the tax code? Only Republicans are wealthy, only Republicans use loopholes. If that were true...

Then why didn't you self righteous Democrats change it while you had a Super Majority for two years?

Well, I guess since you all couldn't read 2,000+ pages of healthcare law, there's no way you'd sift through 72,000 pages of Republican tax code too huh?

You all were too busy spending $5 trillion on "shovel ready" projects, failed Green energy, car companies, welfare, food stamps, and extending unemployment benefits up to 96 weeks.

That makes perfect sense. Excellent independant thinking ET...yeah, you on the left aren't culpable for any of the problems. Why, I can't believe we don't have a utopia yet since the savior rode in almost 4 years ago.

Coastal writes:

The Obama: "we're heading in the right direction"

Quietcat writes:

in response to Klaatu:

Once again the fake soldier can't dispute facts and resorts to personal attacks.
The facts are true,clear and indisputable.
The plain truth is after 8yrs of Republican administrations the economy was left in shambles both times!

If you'd lie about Military service you'll lie and distort anything as you have NO shame and NO morals, absolutely NO creditably!

You and others cry that Obama hasn't fixed your Party's mess fast enough, just doesn't cut it!

I look forward to President Obama's next term and the great things he will achieve !

What great things are you hoping he will achieve and how does he plan to achieve them?

Gifted1 writes:

in response to RainMan_Original:

ROTFLMAO... if he gets elected again?

Your kidding right?

He might succeed in the USA haveing to file bankruptcy, if he only gets elected again.

You only had three short sentences and your intellect still failed you. NO ONE listens to someone who cannot accomplish third grade spelling.

Gifted1 writes:

Love all you burn outs from junior high and high school that were too cool to care. You now stick out like a sore thumb.....LOL
Just come out and say " I'm dumb" rather than joking that spelling was never "your thing".

straighttalkinnaples writes:

BobbyD, romneygate, this one's soitently for you.

And no, it never gets old...Whoop, Whoop, Whoop, Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk!!

Poor President Obama...

My God, if he gets reelected,
just think of the mess he'll inherit!

romneygate writes:

in response to Ruger:

Romney is just leveraging the WH for the Fast & Furious document that Obama refuses to release, watch and see. More bad new for Obama today, why the double standard for barack's transcripts?

http://www.mediaite.com/online/mitt-r...

Romney’s High School Freshman Report Card Released

Right, and Romney was the valedictorian of his kindergarten class to boot. He cut a mean rug, right? LOL

romneygate writes:

in response to left_in_the_right_lane_on_goodlette:

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You mean that filibuster Senate and "independent" Lieberman etc. right? Now that's CONTROL, right? Lock step GOP voting is the model to emulate, right? It's like sipping tea, right?

Coastal writes:

Good job Obama, you only had to remove 150,000 Americans from the workforce number to keep the unemployment number from going even higher.

Your plan seems to be working.

romneygate writes:

in response to RainMan_Original:

ROTFLMAO... if he gets elected again?

Your kidding right?

He might succeed in the USA haveing to file bankruptcy, if he only gets elected again.

You mean like GM, right? Maybe he can "pull" a Glenn Beck and confirm how a fool can survive, right?

romneygate writes:

in response to prelude9925:

I guess those awful Republicans are the only people who have created the tax code? Only Republicans are wealthy, only Republicans use loopholes. If that were true...

Then why didn't you self righteous Democrats change it while you had a Super Majority for two years?

Well, I guess since you all couldn't read 2,000+ pages of healthcare law, there's no way you'd sift through 72,000 pages of Republican tax code too huh?

You all were too busy spending $5 trillion on "shovel ready" projects, failed Green energy, car companies, welfare, food stamps, and extending unemployment benefits up to 96 weeks.

That makes perfect sense. Excellent independant thinking ET...yeah, you on the left aren't culpable for any of the problems. Why, I can't believe we don't have a utopia yet since the savior rode in almost 4 years ago.

Gee whiz. Those "two years" that made such a difference in the fantasy minds of conservative Republicans. Bush had three times (6 years of complete control) that amount of time to create "utopia", right? Instead, he "created" the fiasco that conservatives are playing "pin the tail on the donkey" game now, right? It's a game that Republicans use their blindfolds so aptly to hide their failures, right? Gosh, it's such an easy game to play, right?

straighttalkinnaples writes:

romneygate, Gifted1,

Just a quick heads up before lunch...

Chick-fil-A requests all participants in today's LBGT sponsored "kiss-in" at their eateries refrain from choking their chickens in public.

Coastal writes:

The Obama thug tactics of hiding big job losses from sequester.

It seems the Obama has told the Dept of Labor to instruct defense firms to ignore federal law and not issue layoff notices to thousands of employees until after the election.

romneygate writes:

in response to Coastal:

Good job Obama, you only had to remove 150,000 Americans from the workforce number to keep the unemployment number from going even higher.

Your plan seems to be working.

You don't suppose those 150,000 Americans are living off their retirement funds or stock market gains, do you? There doesn't seem to be anybody selling apples on street corners or queues forming for soup, right? Maybe they are texting or on their computers reading the doom and gloom from conservatives indoctrinated by Rush and Fox, right? Maybe?

romneygate writes:

in response to Coastal:

The Obama thug tactics of hiding big job losses from sequester.

It seems the Obama has told the Dept of Labor to instruct defense firms to ignore federal law and not issue layoff notices to thousands of employees until after the election.

Hey Coastal, those defense firms know just how to ignore costs, right? They did it with all the money they made on the Iraq War without any trouble at all, right? The government excluded Iraq War "costs" from the budget and look how successful that proved to be, right?

romneygate writes:

in response to straighttalkinnaples:

romneygate, Gifted1,

Just a quick heads up before lunch...

Chick-fil-A requests all participants in today's LBGT sponsored "kiss-in" at their eateries refrain from choking their chickens in public.

Shouldn't you be out there handing out prayer cards? You can spoil their appetites with a few abortion pictures from the files, right? If you are bashful, just put your white hood outfit on. That will really put the fear of god into them, right?

Coastal writes:

And it only takes 262,000 jobs each month to break even.

The Obama: "we're heading in the right direction"

Gifted1 writes:

in response to straighttalkinnaples:

romneygate, Gifted1,

Just a quick heads up before lunch...

Chick-fil-A requests all participants in today's LBGT sponsored "kiss-in" at their eateries refrain from choking their chickens in public.

Duly noted. Luckily I supported the free speech turn out several days ago and also support gay marriage. Why would I deny some one else that right?

Winner winner chicken dinner!

straighttalkinnaples writes:

in response to romneygate:

Shouldn't you be out there handing out prayer cards? You can spoil their appetites with a few abortion pictures from the files, right? If you are bashful, just put your white hood outfit on. That will really put the fear of god into them, right?

Oh my,

First you make me out as a hater and religious zealot, then associate me with that institution created by democrats wearing white hoods as a racist.

I was simply trying to give you a dining tip, and you attack me for it.

Once again, the radical liberal always resorts to calling anyone with whom they disagree a hater and racist...so predictable.

romneygate writes:

in response to straighttalkinnaples:

Oh my,

First you make me out as a hater and religious zealot, then associate me with that institution created by democrats wearing white hoods as a racist.

I was simply trying to give you a dining tip, and you attack me for it.

Once again, the radical liberal always resorts to calling anyone with whom they disagree a hater and racist...so predictable.

Sorry if I "choked" on your "suggestion". It was such an innocent and honest gesture, right?

lb5361 writes:

in response to Coastal:

And it only takes 262,000 jobs each month to break even.

The Obama: "we're heading in the right direction"

AN Obama supporter: "why, yes we are"!

Now, vote out the GOP in November and send representatives to congress and the Senate who will work for the people and not the corporate puppet masters and the middle class and this country will truly be heading in the right direction.

Obstruction is NOT a governing tool. Compromise and sanity is!

Obama/Dems 2012

prelude9925 writes:

in response to romneygate:

Gee whiz. Those "two years" that made such a difference in the fantasy minds of conservative Republicans. Bush had three times (6 years of complete control) that amount of time to create "utopia", right? Instead, he "created" the fiasco that conservatives are playing "pin the tail on the donkey" game now, right? It's a game that Republicans use their blindfolds so aptly to hide their failures, right? Gosh, it's such an easy game to play, right?

Incoherent as usual. But I get it, so Obama did nothing to change the injustice that is the Republican created tax code.

I know, blame Bush. Deservedly so in many cases. See how easy it is to admit both parties are at fault when you aren't playing games and trying so hard to defend your "team"?

So, what did $5 trillion get us? Still waiting on an actual answer. Nevermind, $80 billion in tax increases ought to solve that problem, right? HMMM...

Coastal writes:

in response to ISPEAKFORGOD:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Since you want to continue the lie about Romney, how about for every job you post that Romney sent a job overseas, I’ll post two for the Obama. Are you up for it?

Fisker Automotive. The company received $500 million in loan guarantees from the U.S. government to produce electric cars. Then they took their money to produce their $100,000 electric sports cars in Finland.

Obama's stimulus included over $8.5 billion in grants for wind farms creating thousands of jobs overseas despite Congressional criticism from both sides of the aisle. We borrowed money from China for the Obama’s “shovel ready jobs” within the US and he sent BILLIONS overseas.

prelude9925 writes:

in response to lb5361:

AN Obama supporter: "why, yes we are"!

Now, vote out the GOP in November and send representatives to congress and the Senate who will work for the people and not the corporate puppet masters and the middle class and this country will truly be heading in the right direction.

Obstruction is NOT a governing tool. Compromise and sanity is!

Obama/Dems 2012

I think you mean send representatives who will take from someone who earned it and give to someone who did not.

Congress and the Senate? OK...

Compromise? You mean like "get to the back of the bus" and "elections have consequences, and I won"?

See, when you campaign as a uniting force and then immediately turn to the above gestures you generally lose credibility as a uniting force. Particularly when you slam massive legislation through using Reconciliation and bribery of your own party members (Cornhusker kickback, etc).

Sorry, but your premise for why Obama has been obstructed is flawed. He wasn't and isn't going to compromise, you know, because he won. We'll just have to read the legislation to know what's in it...

straighttalkinnaples writes:

in response to romneygate:

Sorry if I "choked" on your "suggestion". It was such an innocent and honest gesture, right?

Absolutely, no need to point fingers at fellow posters, and you really need to stop being so rigid about our motives.

I definitely don't want you going off half-cocked, so please take the tip for what it's worth.

Good luck at lunch, and please remember the suggestion about the chicken.

Quietcat writes:

Why won't any Obama supporter tell me what Obama plans to do in another term? I've been asking this question for months and I can't seem to get an answer to this question. This unemployment number is a disaster- how long are the American people supposed to wait for things to turn around? What is he going to do? Saying Obama didn't get all his bills through Congress doesn't cut it anymore. Most Presidents have to work with the opposition to get things passed, my-way-or-the-highway isn't a political strategy, it's recipe for failure.

Klaatu writes:

in response to Coastal:

Since you want to continue the lie about Romney, how about for every job you post that Romney sent a job overseas, I’ll post two for the Obama. Are you up for it?

Fisker Automotive. The company received $500 million in loan guarantees from the U.S. government to produce electric cars. Then they took their money to produce their $100,000 electric sports cars in Finland.

Obama's stimulus included over $8.5 billion in grants for wind farms creating thousands of jobs overseas despite Congressional criticism from both sides of the aisle. We borrowed money from China for the Obama’s “shovel ready jobs” within the US and he sent BILLIONS overseas.

Facts are funny things! They can be checked as it turns out, YOU'RE the liar !

That U.S. loan program? It's the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program through the Energy Department. And it's not funded by Obama’s stimulus bill — otherwise known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. It is, in fact, a program signed into existence by President George W. Bush in 2007 and first funded by legislation Bush signed in 2008.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-met...

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-met...

LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE !!!!!

Here's a hint: If you going to call someone else's post a lie, make sure you're posting the truth !!!!!!

By now you should be accustomed to make a fool of your self !

Coastal writes:

in response to Klaatu:

Facts are funny things! They can be checked as it turns out, YOU'RE the liar !

That U.S. loan program? It's the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program through the Energy Department. And it's not funded by Obama’s stimulus bill — otherwise known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. It is, in fact, a program signed into existence by President George W. Bush in 2007 and first funded by legislation Bush signed in 2008.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-met...

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-met...

LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE !!!!!

Here's a hint: If you going to call someone else's post a lie, make sure you're posting the truth !!!!!!

By now you should be accustomed to make a fool of your self !

Not a lie, Obama sent millions to Al Gore's car company Fiskers. I even found it on the left wing ABC news:

"With the approval of the Obama administration, an electric car company that received a $529 million federal government loan guarantee is assembling its first line of cars in Finland"

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/car-com...

Here's another one to make your day.

The largest recipient of Obama's program to jumpstart green energy projects was the Spanish Company Abengoa, which took in $2.7 billion in loan guarantees for three of its projects.

prelude9925 writes:

in response to ISPEAKFORGOD:

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Hey, 1.8 million jobs! Sweet.

During the 12 months before Reagan's 1984 reelection the US added 3.9 million jobs.

Keep up the good work.

WadeGarrett (Inactive) writes:

Obama sets a new presidential record. It's official. 41 straight months of 8+% unemployment has never been achieved by any President in the history of the USA.

FORWARD?!?!

lb5361 writes:

in response to prelude9925:

I think you mean send representatives who will take from someone who earned it and give to someone who did not.

Congress and the Senate? OK...

Compromise? You mean like "get to the back of the bus" and "elections have consequences, and I won"?

See, when you campaign as a uniting force and then immediately turn to the above gestures you generally lose credibility as a uniting force. Particularly when you slam massive legislation through using Reconciliation and bribery of your own party members (Cornhusker kickback, etc).

Sorry, but your premise for why Obama has been obstructed is flawed. He wasn't and isn't going to compromise, you know, because he won. We'll just have to read the legislation to know what's in it...

Congratulations! You have received an A+ in FukNews talking points. Because all you have written is spewed 24/7 on that bigotted network that only a true idiot considers as "news".

You are dead wrong about our President. DEAD WRONG! Just keep birthing and bagging!

Obama landslide 2012! Mark my words!

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