Obama’s small-change 2012 campaign tour

Barack Obama was back on the road this week. The tour bus was gone, but otherwise there was barely a hint he was doing anything other than taking another taxpayer-funded campaign swing through the states that will be key to the 2012 election.

You can tell it by his choice of destinations. Since Sept. 1, Obama has visited five of the six states where his 2008 margin of victory was narrowest: North Carolina (twice), Florida, Ohio (twice), Virginia (twice) and Colorado (twice). Add to that list Missouri, the site of his closest loss to John McCain, and potential battleground states Nevada, Michigan (twice), New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

But mostly you can tell it by his messaging. On this week’s trip out west, Obama broke out his latest three-word slogan: “We can’t wait” — for members of Congress to take the initiative. But, as Politifact recently reported, members of Congress have introduced dozens of bills related to jobs and the economy this year. It’s more like “He can’t wait” — for his re-election prospects to brighten.

(In neither case, one assumes, does the White House consider “Yes, we can!” an appropriate response.)

Politics aside, the substance of the “We can’t wait” campaign is what’s disturbing. And that’s not only because the president is seeking to bypass the legislative process via executive orders to change existing policies originally approved by Congress. It’s also because Obama’s two latest programs repeat the mistake of spending billions to tweak the economy around the edges.

In Nevada, home of the nation’s highest foreclosure rate, Obama announced changes to a program to help homeowners who owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth. Obama wants to allow these homeowners to refinance their mortgages at today’s low rates, regardless of the value of their homes. The idea is that they will have lower monthly payments, and they will direct the savings elsewhere in the economy.

It’s stimulus by another name, with the same problems. First, it assumes all of the monthly difference will be spent, not saved. History suggests that won’t happen.

Second, one man’s liability is another man’s asset: the lender’s. So, the plan assumes the money added to the economy by homeowners won’t simply be subtracted from the economy by lenders.

At least, it would make that second assumption if private lenders were involved. The chief lender here is the taxpayer, via Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: A loan must be held or backed by them to qualify. Any banks that hold affected mortgage notes may be inclined to reduce their lending. Otherwise, it’s added to Uncle Sam’s tab.

But fear not: The program is limited to homeowners who are current on their payments. While this requirement reduces taxpayers’ exposure, it also restricts the number of people who could apply — to as few as 800,000, for a total difference of $2.4 billion per year, according to an estimate by financial expert Peter J. Wallison.

So, it’s another couple of billion bucks piled onto the debt, without adding much bang to the economy.

The other change sought by Obama concerns student loans. The total school-related debt for U.S. college students and graduates is about to eclipse $1 trillion, or more than Americans owe on our credit cards. In Colorado Wednesday, Obama said he would reduce the minimum payments borrowers must make on their federal student loans, to 10 percent of annual earnings from 15 percent.

Again, this may make a difference for some people struggling to make ends meet. But it will cost them more, for longer, without significantly boosting the economy. And it won’t address the real reason student debt has grown so large: skyrocketing tuition and fees.

I have to hand it to Obama, however. Homeowners who have kept up their mortgage payments strike me as the kind of people likely to vote. And Obama’s re-election chances depend in no small part on keeping young people on his side.

But what would really help them, and the rest of us, is an economy that’s growing and producing more jobs and higher incomes. Obama’s latest electioneering won’t stimulate that.

– By Kyle Wingfield

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marko

October 27th, 2011
6:11 am

the staggering student debt cuts to heart of what’s gone wrong. These hard working kids have prepared themselves for jobs that don’t exist, and now they owe their souls to the very financial institutions that created the current crisis. These aren’t bad kids. They should be starting exciting new careers, and not moving back home with mom and dad. If they had the jobs they’d prepared for they’d be paying taxes. And the deficits would slowly vanish. It all comes down to jobs.

HDB

October 27th, 2011
6:15 am

The President has attempted to assist those who are most in need…and the GOP has virtually ignored ALL of the American people save their rich contemporaries!!

What’s the GOP’s idea?? Nothing!!

At least…he’s trying!!

Viet Vet

October 27th, 2011
6:24 am

This mess was largely created by the GOP’s twelve years control of Congress and Dubya’s two terms. Since the Democrats and Obama took over they’ve resisted every effort to help clean up their mess. I was born and raised Republican, have voted as an independent all my life, and I’m no fan of Obama, but it will be a cold day in hell when I vote for another Republican.

Gordon

October 27th, 2011
6:38 am

“If they had the jobs they’d prepared for they’d be paying taxes. And the deficits would slowly vanish. It all comes down to jobs.”

Complete and utter nonsense. While it would be great if unemployment was lower, the primary cause of the deficit and debt is entitlements. Just look at the federal budget. The super committee is working to cut $1.2T in 10 years, which is $120B per year. That is less than a tenth of the current deficit, and less than a hundredth of the debt.

JF McNamara

October 27th, 2011
6:39 am

How can you be against the home loan program expansion?

These are the people that Republicans should want to help. These are people who have lost a lot a lot of value in their home, but have acted responsibly by never missing or being late on a payment. Even through the bad economy, these people showed that they were prepared for disaster and held to their responsibility even though they knew they were way upside down on their house.

With home prices down 40%, even people who put a lot down are under water and can’t refinance to the extremely low rates because they have to bring cash to the table. This is finally a break for responsible people in the middle class, and you are against it. What should we do? Another worthless tax break?

.Skip.

October 27th, 2011
6:43 am

Odds are Kyle rents.

Road Scholar

October 27th, 2011
6:45 am

Kyle, I guess President Bush never ever did what President Obama is doing? Rolling out his agenda in front of the public!

So if you where god (because sometimes I think you think you are) or head of the republican party, what would YOU do to stimulate the economy ? And just how would you educate the people about the benefits and costs? Write an editorial?

Road Scholar

October 27th, 2011
6:47 am

Gordon: Have you forgotten or are you just ignoring the $2B war debt that was not on Pres Bush’s budget and has no revenue stream to pay for it?

Streetracer

October 27th, 2011
6:55 am

JF McNamara:

Way I read it, I don’t think that Kyle is particularly against the mortgage program. Was just pointing out that it really wouldn’t do much. A lot of noise for little effect.

jconservative

October 27th, 2011
7:02 am

“…latest three-word slogan: “We can’t wait” — for members of Congress to take the initiative.”…
“…members of Congress have introduced dozens of bills related to jobs and the economy this year.”

Interesting observation. Bills introduced.

What is the number of bills related to jobs and the economy actually passed by Congress and sent to the President for signature?

JF McNamara

October 27th, 2011
7:06 am

Streetracer,

I don’t think he really supports it given that he called it a stimulus by another name.

Secondly, he completely misses the point that even by the people saving the money, it still helps the economy. It increases the banks reserves and therefore their ability to lend. Its actually better if they save the money, because then it likely gets reallocated to high potential investment in their community, Right?

Dan

October 27th, 2011
7:07 am

JF it is activity like the loan program that caused the economic mess, ie bad loans. Aside from the fact that even if it works as O promises, it will be immaterial. It shows a remarkable lack of understanding of economics, or simply ignoring that fact for political expediency

jdawg

October 27th, 2011
7:09 am

VV,
The Democrats had control of the congress for 4 years, they’ve had control of the senate for 3 years, and Obama has been President 3. The first 2 years they controlled every voting branch. What is THEIR responsibility in the matter. You are and were, no more republican at any point in your life than Obama and you know it.

Ayn Rant

October 27th, 2011
7:11 am

Right, Kyle, it’s just a political ploy for Obama to find ways to work around a dysfunctional Congress, to help a few people recover from the damage wrought by 8 years of Republican economic mismanagement followed by 3 years of Republican obstinacy.

What’s really needed is an economy stimulated by job growth. Do you have any ideas for creating jobs in a stagnant economy, Kyle?

What we hear from Republican politicians is their same old blarney of the past 40 years: more tax breaks for Big Business and the super-rich, as though accumulating more unneeded capital will encourage investment in unprofitable enterprises to produce goods and services that consumers cannot afford. That’s “supply-side” economics to Republicans; it’s utter nonsense to anyone else.

DeborahinAthens

October 27th, 2011
7:11 am

I remember all the campaigning Dubya the Dumb did. Not to mention the greatest political play of all time…Medicare Part D. This largest entitlement program of all time ever passed was done to win votes from the elderly and to pay back all the Big Pharma money they “invested” in him. It was done with a republican Congress and a Republican president. Bush lied about the real cost. The HARP program will not only keep people from perhaps losing their home, but will put the extra savings back into the economy. Lowering what students have to pay each month will put money back into the economy because they will spend it. What do you see is wrong with this?

Jack

October 27th, 2011
7:18 am

Raising taxes on the most productive of our citizens is not going to produce jobs. Jobs will come when the demand is higher than the supply and that ain’t gonna happen while Obama is president.

George P. Burdell

October 27th, 2011
7:26 am

The problem Deborah is that all these whiners act like this is the first time this has ever happened and they have no personal responsibility, its always some other evil force out there. I worked to put myself through college, had about 10k in student loans and it took over a year to find a full-time job that paid what you would expect. I toughed it out, made personal sacrifices, paid all of my loans back, and am better for it. So many of these student loans are for much more in majors that never had any chance to earn enough to pay it back, even in great economic times. An art history major with 70k in debt has little to no chance of ever making enough to live and pay the loans back. If we keep handing out money left and right, the lessons won’t be learned and they will be right back at the trough.

JDW

October 27th, 2011
7:31 am

@Kyle…”members of Congress have introduced dozens of bills related to jobs and the economy this year.”

The big flaw in this line of reasoning is the introduced part…how many have been passed?

Get on with it

October 27th, 2011
7:52 am

Bush and the republicans told the Democrats years ago that this was going to happen and they stopped them from doing anything. Reid had a temper tantram that stated that Fannie and Freddy were doing great. I guess the Republicans knew but could do nothing. Why, because it was a DEMOCRAT CONTROLED HOUSE AND SENATE. Has been for years. Do not blame this created ecomony on Bush. This is definately the Democrats mess. And they like it. Every time I hear another stimulus I wonder whos democrat friend needs money now.

I want to know why when Americans are hurting so much, your President Obama gives a FINDLAND company 1.9 billion of our tax payer money to create jobs in FINDLAND? Why are we supporting foreign countries? I want to know about the 545 million of tax payer money Obama gave to Nancy Pelosi’s brother in laws company in California and I am still wanting to know more about Solindra. Kinda looks like if your a democrat supporter and you need money its yours, but you democrat people, especially the Black community are hurting and Obama is turning his back on you too. 50% unemployment on black teens? Why do you support people who hate America and are trying to take this country down. You had better open you eyes because when they finish their take over and death of this country, they will not give you a red cent. They like the divide and conquer. It makes them feel big but it is killing this country. Another 4 years of obama and his corrupt handlers? This country will not survive.

Jefferson

October 27th, 2011
7:56 am

Another day, another jab at the President.

Kyle, I’m beginning to believe that you really don’t like him.

Oh yea right

October 27th, 2011
7:58 am

your comment……The Democrats had control of the congress for 4 years, they’ve had control of the senate for 3 years, and Obama has been President 3.

No, the Dumocrats had control of the HOUSE AND SENATE for the last 8 years and then with a Democrat President who can spend not a penny without the concent of the HOUSE AND SENATE. They gave this President every thing he asked for but faught Bush the entire time he was in office. Some of you really need to know facts before you start spouting your lies. THE DEMOCRATES ARE 8 YEARS PLUS and still have control of the SENATE and are hiding all the Republican bills that might help get us out of this.

For GOD sakes, You really need to get the facts and its not hard, Go look them up.

ouidablack

October 27th, 2011
8:04 am

We don’t need another “on-the-job” training president

MountainMan

October 27th, 2011
8:04 am

Jefferson,

It’s called balance. With Bookman and his daily worship of Obama and tearing down of every rupublican candidate, somebody has to give another viewpoint.

@@

October 27th, 2011
8:17 am

I watched Paul Ryan on Greta last night.

…members of Congress have introduced dozens of bills related to jobs and the economy this year. It’s more like “He can’t wait” — for his re-election prospects to brighten.

Ryan is usually an optimistic guy, but not last night. He couldn’t hide his frustration with Obama. The bills include measures that everyone COULD agree with. Harry won’t move them thru the senate. Within the bills are measures that Ryan AND Obama agreed would/could work, and yet…

So Greta asks “Why doesn’t the president call Harry to ask him to bring the bills forward?” Ryan’s response (clearly frustrated)? “Good question.”

It’s unconscionable!!! Obama is seeking personal gain, at the expense of American’s gains. He thinks people don’t see it? American voters are watching. If we’ve learned nothing over the years, we’ve come to know what political games look like.

The petulant Obama has got to go. And Harry? Throw his soured puzz into Yucca Mountain. Then, and only then, will the cost be justified.

Streetracer

October 27th, 2011
8:20 am

Regarding the student loan “crisis”, I wonder how many of the grads with 70K – 100K student loan debts ever worked to pay for any of the expenses. I started working construction jobs when I was 13 and saved pretty much everything for collage. When I finally graduated, I had some debt like mortgage, car payment, etc. Also had a stay-at-home wife and three kids under five. Only help I got (or would have accepted) from my parents was a small loan to increase the size of downpayment on house in the new city until we got the other house sold. If I could do it, I’m pretty sure that most could do at least some of it.

Jack

October 27th, 2011
8:20 am

Kyle:

In my opinion, President Obama has not done enough to deserve re-election. I know, it’s not all his fault but he is the CEO and CEOs get much more credit and blame than they deserve and ultimately, they sink or swim based on results. That’s life in the business world.

That being said, republicans are making a mistake to believe just because voters are unhappy with President Obama, they will automatically vote for the republican nominee. I don’t think so.

If the republicans keep messing around with someone like that tax dodging pizza salesman or the governor of Texas (based on his grasp of the issues and his political expertise – I could not believe he fell in with the birthers this week -, it appears all those average grades he brags about while at A&M may represent the best he could do), I believe many who do not believe the President should be re-elected will vote for him anyway as the only alternative.

If the republicans nominee a proven successful businessman who has experience sucessfully working with opposing political thought, I think the republicans will take the White House. That would be Governor Romney. Republicans will do the right thing in the upcoming primaries- its the tea party voters that worry me.

don

October 27th, 2011
8:23 am

It amazes me that 1 person, let alone the # of people responding here would even consider voting for the obvious incompetent hack that is our president right now. Simply lends credence to the fact that conservatives are smarter than democrats. Their talking points prove that they are simply being baited by the same people they support. They are being led like sheep to slaughter. It’s really quite simple to see.
The numerous jobs bills passed by congress are sitting at the feet of Harry Reid in the senate. Unfortunately, it is Obama’s way, or the highway. His ego is unlike any we’ve ever seen in politics.
Go ahead, vote for him again. God forbid you actually have to think for yourself, right?

ByteMe

October 27th, 2011
8:27 am

The big flaw in this line of reasoning is the introduced part…how many have been passed?

How many have even made it past House leadership for a vote and how many “jobs” bills were nothing more than tax giveaways to companies who didn’t need it? Goose egg. Republicans are great at throwing rocks, but terrible at governing… unless you like seeing abortion bills voted on.

JF McNamara

October 27th, 2011
8:28 am

Dan,

“JF it is activity like the loan program that caused the economic mess, ie bad loans.”

You don’t understand this program at all. The program is specifically for people who bought homes they COULD afford. Its NOT Subprime. Only people who have never been late on a payment qualify.

These are people who were the biggest VICTIMS in the subprime mess. They undoubtably bought smaller homes than they wanted because prices were so high, and they knew they couldn’t afford a bigger one even thought they were approved for a bigger loan. They paid as their home price got pummeled because people bought houses they couldn’t afford. They got a smaller house than they wanted and are upside down on equity even though they did the RIGHT thing, and they still continue to do the RIGHT thing by paying.

If you can’t get behind these people, the responsable people, the 70%-99% (since people are into percents these days), then you are completely out of sync with reality. This is finally a program that helps the responible borrower who got victimized in the whole mess. Its about time.

SinisterSchemer

October 27th, 2011
8:28 am

Oooh Kyle! That dirty sinister schemer Obama is at his outrageous and astounding worst yet ever. (Sorry if this sounds like talk radio.) Imagine a sitting president actually campaigning for reelection. Never happened before in the history of the republic. Again I say astounding. Scary, too.

carlosgvv

October 27th, 2011
8:38 am

Obama is not able to produce “an economy that’s growing and producing more jobs and higher incomes”. One of the main reasons for this is Republican determination to block each and every program he proposes to help our economy, no matter how much harm this stonewalling causes to the American people. Republican faithful are so determined to gid rid of that African Marxist Leninist Socialist Obama that they will gladly sacrifice their economic well being to the Republicans and Big Business.

HDB

October 27th, 2011
8:39 am

Oh yea right

October 27th, 2011
7:58 am
“…The Democrats had control of the congress for 4 years, they’ve had control of the senate for 3 years, and Obama has been President 3. No, the Dumocrats had control of the HOUSE AND SENATE for the last 8 years and then with a Democrat President who can spend not a penny without the concent of the HOUSE AND SENATE. They gave this President every thing he asked for but faught Bush the entire time he was in office. Some of you really need to know facts before you start spouting your lies. THE DEMOCRATES ARE 8 YEARS PLUS and still have control of the SENATE and are hiding all the Republican bills that might help get us out of this.”

WRONG!! Here’s the correct numbers for control during the past decade– from the Office of the Clerk of the House:

T D R
(105th
(1997-1999) 435 206 228 Independent (1) 0 4/1
106th
(1999-2001) 435 211 223 Independent (1) 0 4/1
107th
(2001-2003) 435 212 221 Independents (2) 0 4/1
108th
(2003-2005) 435 205 229 Independent (1) 0 4/1
109th
(2005-2007) 435 202 232 Independent (1) 0 4/1
110th
(2007-2009) 435 233 202 Independent (0) 0 4/1
111th
(2009-2011) 435 257 178 Independent (0) 0 5/1
112th
(2011-2013) 435 193 242 Independent (0) 0 5/1

Democrats did NOT have an 8-year control of the government!! The problems occurred under REPUBLICAN CONTROL….the numbers show it!!

JDW

October 27th, 2011
8:39 am

@@@..”…members of Congress have introduced dozens of bills related to jobs and the economy this year. It’s more like “He can’t wait” — for his re-election prospects to brighten.”

Let’s have some specfics instead of this nebulous “dozens” horse manure…tax cuts for the rich and corporate America don’t qualify.

Gordon

October 27th, 2011
8:41 am

@Road Scholar,

I haven’t forgotten Bush’s war costs, and have never given him a free pass on any of his overspending. You’ll notice I didn’t mention Obama’s name in my post, although he has overspent more than any president in history. I was pointing out that believing that reducing unemployment will take care of the deficit is absurd on its face. Only entitlement reform will save us from a major train wreck financially. The cost of the wars is very small (in financial terms) compared to that. We have unfunded costs in the tens of trillions, a 14T existing debt, and a 1.4T deficit. That situation should dwarf any other issue out there, including terrorism, global warming, immigration, unemployment or anything else. It WILL bring us down if we don’t make major changes now.

5th District Conservative

October 27th, 2011
8:42 am

Oboma blew it when he used up his political capital pushing through Obamacare instead of focusing on jobs as the recession grew.

Ross Perot

October 27th, 2011
8:43 am

It’s really amazing to me that democrat supporters can turn a blind eye to the fact that no budgets have ever been passed by the dems in Obama’s tenure, the blatant payoffs to democratic donors,the ability of the IRS to be the collection agency for Obamacare yet have no idea of the proposals the conservative congress have submitted to the do nothing senate. They get their ideology from 10 second sound bites from Chris Matthews and the Ed show and think they have a clue as to what is going on. This president’s only talent is for doing nothing, being clueless and trying to make himself look good doing it. One term please!

Don't Tread

October 27th, 2011
8:46 am

“the president is seeking to bypass the legislative process via executive orders to change existing policies originally approved by Congress”

In other words, the system of checks and balances be damned.

And this is why he needs to go. He wants too much power, and we all know that concentrated power is the enemy of liberty. Even Joe is jealous of the Chinese, who don’t have to go through pesky things (such as legislators elected by the people) to get laws passed.

I Love Life Cereal

October 27th, 2011
8:55 am

This just in: Obama sucks.

Thant is all.

Carry on.

Jimmy62

October 27th, 2011
8:55 am

The problem is obviously the Republican Congress (you know, the one that is half controlled by the Democrats, who actually voted down Obama’s jobs bill themselves?)!

Also, when Obama is starting wars without congressional approval and talking about going around Congress to get stuff down, where is all the criticism of an imperial presidency? As usual, the hypocritical left applauds behavior that they strongly criticized when the other side was in the White House (even though Bush got Congressional approval, and did little in the way of imperial actions compared to Obama).

Tonya Harding

October 27th, 2011
8:58 am

Happy Birthday

Cal

October 27th, 2011
9:00 am

Tuition, fees jump at public universities, according to report

Did Obama offer a solution to that? Hell no! The government subsidizes the colleges. Where is his admonishment of greed when it comes to public colleges?

Voice of Reason

October 27th, 2011
9:01 am

If helping people on their mortgages will help the economy, why don’t we just pay everyone’s mortgage off completely. While we’re at it, let’s forgive all public student debt and pay all private student debt. If these savings help, then by your logic, just freeing up all of their income will help the economy more, right?

As someone who went to college and graduated recently and collected no small amount of debt, I would like to go on record as saying I do not want the government’s assisstance in paying off my debt. I knowingly borrowed the money and I am obligated to pay it back. It’s that simple. However, my debt doesn’t scare me because I got a good job. It wasn’t too hard to find either, bad economy or no, because I got a degree in something useful. If you racked up 50k in loans for an english degree, sorry, I have no sympathy. Also, if home owners are current on their payments, clearly they don’t need the help anyway.

BULLSEYE

October 27th, 2011
9:10 am

Kyle looks cute in his Brown shirt and boots.
A handful of grease in his hair.

#occupy my desk...

October 27th, 2011
9:20 am

Oh my God – you all defend this guy like he is your own child. Sorry, if the plain facts in Kyle’s article aren’t enough to raise eyebrows – and this jobs tour just happens to be in battleground states – then we have jumped the shark as a country.

Congress, both sides of the aisle, have suggested dozens of measures to improve the economy and Obama has turned up his nose to all of them. What he is suggesting is another stimulus almost identical to the failed one of 09. Reducing student loans will indeed end up costing the students more in the long run – if you buy a car at 5% for 36 months or 3% for 60 months, you end up paying more for the car with the latter option – even though your monthly payments will be a little lower. Call this what it is – a token to buy young votes for 2012. Stop blindly defending these failures for the sake of defending them please…

@@

October 27th, 2011
9:22 am

JDW:

@@@..”…members of Congress have introduced dozens of bills related to jobs and the economy this year. It’s more like “He can’t wait” — for his re-election prospects to brighten.”

^^^ wasn’t my comment, but since you asked.

The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act
H.R. 872 – Senate has taken no action to date

The Energy Tax Prevention Act
H.R. 910 – Senate has taken no action to date

Disapproval of FCC’s Net Neutrality Regulations
H.J.Res. 37 – Senate has taken no action to date

The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act
H.R. 2018 – Senate has taken no action to date

Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act
H.R. 2587 – Senate has taken no action to date

Transparency In Regulatory Analysis Of Impacts On The Nation
H.R. 2401 – Senate has taken no action to date

Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act
H.R. 2681 – Senate has taken no action to date

EPA Regulatory Relief Act
H.R. 2250 – Senate has taken no action to date

Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act
H.R. 2273 – Senate has taken no action to date

Veterans Opportunity to Work Act
H.R. 2433 – Senate has taken no action to date

Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act
H.R. 1230 – Senate has taken no action to date

Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act
H.R. 1229 – Senate has taken no action to date

Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act
H.R. 1231 – Senate has taken no action to date

The Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011
H.R. 2021 – Senate has taken no action to date

North American-Made Energy Security Act
H.R. 1938 – Senate has taken no action to date

H.Con.Res. 34

Feel free to review “the specifics” of each and every one. Report back as to your findings.

schnirt

I’m off today. The last thing I wanna do is spend it with people like you.

sircharles19

October 27th, 2011
9:37 am

It is ashame that our elected leaders would rather take care of everyboyd else instead of our own! Like America citizens don’t matter..and from where I stand, we don’t.

JDW

October 27th, 2011
9:38 am

@@@…just as I though, HORSE HOOEY. If you dress up gutting regulatory oversight, environmental protections, trashing free trade and “overturning Obama” and try to call it job creation it still doesn’t fly.

Billy Bane

October 27th, 2011
9:41 am

HDB

I want some of what you’re smoking. I laugh at the fact that you blame the GOP for Obama’s failures.

Billy Bane

October 27th, 2011
9:42 am

“One of the main reasons for this is Republican determination”

And what of his first two years with a Democrat controlled House and Senate?

Billy Bane

October 27th, 2011
9:43 am

“HORSE HOOEY.”

Did you learn that at Harvard, cupcake?