Comments on: Weak economy shouldn’t overexcite Obama rivals http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/12/29/weak-economy-shouldnt-overexcite-obama-rivals/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: GetpIaning http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/12/29/weak-economy-shouldnt-overexcite-obama-rivals/comment-page-1/#comment-5626 Fri, 31 Dec 2010 04:56:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=4992#comment-5626 Conservative Republicans, who’ve been wrong about every major economic challenge for the last several decades, have seized on the unemployment numbers, in the hope they would pay political dividends. That may very well have proven effective — the employment picture is still bleak and discouraging, which is good news to the GOP, because they can then claim the Democratic approach didn’t work.

But let’s pause to appreciate how backwards this is.

What is it that Republicans are complaining about? The economy is clearly still struggling, but we’d be far better off if the GOP weren’t already getting its way.

Consider exactly what Republicans think we should be doing right now: keep Bush-era tax rates; slash public-sector employment; stop infrastructure investments; let the private sector grow without any additional economic stimulus.

Then consider: we have Bush-era tax rates in place, in addition to middle-class and small-business tax cuts the Democratic majority passed over GOP opposition; the public sector is shedding jobs by tens of thousands of people per month; infrastructure investments are being blocked; and the private sector is trying to grow without any additional economic stimulus.

In other words, the GOP is getting its way and still complaining about the results. Every measure that’s come up over the last 24 months that could help create jobs has been fought, watered down, and sometimes killed by Republicans … who in turn broadcast far and wide that the weak job landscape, which they created in the first place, is Obama’s fault.

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By: walker-g http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/12/29/weak-economy-shouldnt-overexcite-obama-rivals/comment-page-1/#comment-5614 Thu, 30 Dec 2010 16:35:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=4992#comment-5614 President Obama is a mind regulator. No joke!

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By: FirstAdvisor http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/12/29/weak-economy-shouldnt-overexcite-obama-rivals/comment-page-1/#comment-5613 Thu, 30 Dec 2010 15:53:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=4992#comment-5613 Ah. Apparently dissent is verbotem. Interesting. But not surprising. It seems many who work for Reuters are very vain, and hypersensitive to any view opposing theirs.

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By: SwissMaestro http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/12/29/weak-economy-shouldnt-overexcite-obama-rivals/comment-page-1/#comment-5608 Thu, 30 Dec 2010 14:44:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=4992#comment-5608 Good for you The president is still gonna be the president in 2013 though and don’t you forget it .

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By: axiom321 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/12/29/weak-economy-shouldnt-overexcite-obama-rivals/comment-page-1/#comment-5607 Thu, 30 Dec 2010 14:01:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=4992#comment-5607 Not voting for Obama.

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By: FirstAdvisor http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/12/29/weak-economy-shouldnt-overexcite-obama-rivals/comment-page-1/#comment-5605 Thu, 30 Dec 2010 13:54:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=4992#comment-5605 The theme of the op-ed is absurd and irrational. Obama is doomed to a one-term footnote in history because he is grossly incompetent, not for any other reason. All the myriad reasons why he is despised have very little relation to the economy. The PC kooks may not want to criticize him solely because he is black, but he is regarded with contempt by the overwhelming majority of all Americans because he is an inept, blundering fool, not because of his skin color. He blew his oath of office. Surely that would indicate something to even the most rigid-minded extremist.

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By: SwissMaestro http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/12/29/weak-economy-shouldnt-overexcite-obama-rivals/comment-page-1/#comment-5602 Thu, 30 Dec 2010 12:20:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=4992#comment-5602 The president remains more than just a formidable opponent… he is a lock for two terms, no matter what you jokers(Republicans) may like to think or make up and say .

Mr. President also has one other thing going for him, he is not Racist or a stiff like the Republicans listed in here.Lets not kid ourselves, we all know the presidency is about who is more liked on a personal level, have you all forgot the charisma from 2008?

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