Sunday, February 05, 2012

Picture of the week: Jobs situation

There are many on the R side of the aisle that urge a vote for their presidential candidate (likely Romney, but the primary/caucus season is still ongoing) because they are "better for jobs and the economy".

Barack Obama has been president for 36 months, entering office in 2009 at the depths of the deepest economic recession/depression since the Great Depression.

Businesses were collapsing everywhere and people (other than the 1%) were losing their jobs, homes, and the lives they had built up over decades of hard work.

By the beginning of 2011, Obama (and the rest of the country, for that matter) was faced with a Republican-controlled House of Representatives that, that for partisan political purposes, was implacably opposed to any ideas or efforts to improve the economic condition of the country.  Or anything else about the country.

In spite of that, the country has seen 23 consecutive months of private sector job growth, and 33 consecutive month of positive trends (meaning there were 10 months of shrinking job loss numbers)

Things aren't perfect, and it will be years before the country returns to "normal" (whatever that may be), but the choice in November will be between one candidate who is working to make things better for the entire country (Obama) and one who has made a career out of generating personal wealth from destroying companies in the most profitable way (in the words of one of his R opponents, "managing the decay").

Barack Obama should be re-elected, and a vote for him isn't just the best choice, it's an easy choice.


invisibleman said...

Good article. People don't find out information for themselves. There are so many rumors/lies about Obama that people just take those as the truth.

Thane Eichenauer said...

Voting for a candidate that continues to support a vast overseas military empire isn't voting for the best candidate it is voting for the status quo.

cpmaz said...

Believing that a candidate is the "best" one doesn't mean that one believes that the candidate is the "perfect" one.