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In the last 50 years, the U.S. presidency has been held by a Republican for 28 years and a Democrat for 22 years. There were 24 million jobs created under the Republican administrations, and 42 million jobs created under the Democratic administrations. The stock market returned 109 percent (2.7 percent annualized) under the Republicans and 992 percent (11 percent annualized) under the Democrats. Gross domestic product growth averaged 2.7 percent under the Republicans and 4.1 percent under the Democrats. Income growth averaged 0.6 percent under the Republicans and 2.2 percent under the Democrats.

Sources: Bloomberg, POLITICO and the U.S. Department of Labor


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JimmyMack commented on Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 13:57 PM

Great Blog, PN. For the last few months we have been inundated with stats and numbers coming from the right supporting their death grip on THE TRUTH regarding Obama and most everything else with a Democrat label on it.

I will imagine tho, that they will look at these numbers above and determine them to be 'false.'

The facts you have blogged about, will not jive with 'their right wing version of the truth.'

Get ready for their irrational tsunami retort.

sebekm commented on Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 14:15 PM

No tsunami - just correlate who was in the White House during those years and who controlled Congress. Also - while GDP and stock marked increases are important, so are how many people have been added to the food stamp rolls, to the list of people who live in poverty, and whether certain racial and ethnic groups "progress" in the areas of income, education and overall affluence during a particular presidential administration.

Especially in the case of THIS Democratic President, the above groups have gone backwards. Even their national spokesmen and spokeswomen say so - under their breath of course but it gets picked up and repeated in the news.

Regarding your basic blog post - you should have referenced these links. They do a better job of making your points:


and especially:


Funkentelecky commented on Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 18:32 PM

Great facts PN, and even better support on getting into the nuts and bolts of the facts Chief.

I've explained in detail to all in this blogosphere how the Clinton and Reagan years were prosperous for all Americans.

Both Presidents had a divided Congress which they respected, disagreed and worked across party lines to triangulate the best ideas of each party leading to a better America for all.

Funkentelecky commented on Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 20:06 PM

Can we get back to the facts of Obama. Pelosi and Reid now? Please!

Funkentelecky commented on Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 20:08 PM

...and the nuts and bolts too :D

sebekm commented on Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Here's another nut and bolt:

Another good question might be:

President Obama - what have you done for U.S. lately - BESIDES fostering the conditions which prompt a record number of Americans to abandon the labor force?

That's right - the latest report is that 91 MILLION people have simply given up trying to find work under this Democrat administration. That's one of the numbers that is not typically factored into the economic stats for the various presidential administrations. According to this article:

"The labor force participation rate — or all employed and unemployed people — in accordance with the decline, also hit a record low at 62.8 percent.

When President Obama took office in January 2009, the labor force participation rate was 65.7 percent.

From January 2009 to October 2013, more than 11 million people have dropped out of the labor force — from 80,507,000 to October’s 91,541,000.

The economic blog Zero Hedge notes that at the current rate, the number of people not participating in the labor force could exceed those working in about four years."

See: http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/11/rec...

So - President Obama has three more years left in his term. Not long after he leaves office, the projection is that there could be more people who have GIVEN UP FINDING WORK than those actually working.

That's hardly a record to be proud of, and if it actually comes to pass, it would be the WORST economic record in U.S. history.

PoliticsNation commented on Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 13:08 PM

You conservatives have a hard time accepting the truth. You can twist and spin the story but the proof is in the pudding. Also, your factoring in numbers that have no validity. "people that left the work force" that's another talking point used by Conservatives to discredit the POTUS. You can't keep throwing stuff at him to discredit his accomplishments. America is tired of the smoke. It's like a mate that's never satisfied; no matter what the other mate does the abusive mate finds something to discredit their effort.

sebekm commented on Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 16:58 PM

PN - is the information I quoted correct or not? If you can't dispute it, then don't obfuscate it. It is you who are blowing smoke - to change the subject from the lead story of the day: OBAMACARE.

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