How Obama is killing jobs

August 28, 2011
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The gruesome numbers:

Contrary to the assertions of President Obama, the private sector has not produced 2 million jobs since January of 2009 when he was inaugurated. He lied one more time.

In January 2009 the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in its Employment Situation News Release, showed that total employment in the United States was at 142.1 million. Of that number, 22.4 million were employed by governments at all levels. Thus, 119.7 million were in the private sector, and the overall unemployment rate was 7.6 percent.

Fast forward to June of 2011; the Employment Situation News Release for that month revealed that total employment was at 139.3 million (a drop of 2.8 million from January 2009). Within the total employment number were 22.1 million government workers at the federal, state and local levels. In summary, there were 117.2 million employed in the private sector, a decline of 2.5 million. The overall unemployment rate was 9.2 percent.

The reality is 2.5 million jobs in the private sector have been eliminated since President Obama assumed office.

When this is combined with the fact that 2 million new applicants for jobs enter the work force each year, Obama is really behind in the creation of 7.5 million jobs just to maintain the same unemployment percentage he inherited.

Another 3 million will enter the work force by the end of 2012, so he needs to create 10.5 million jobs by the end of 2012 just to get back to the 7.6 percent unemployment that was in effect when he took office.

Obama needs to create 617,000 new jobs each month just to break even with what he inherited. To date, the average has been more like 50,000 per month – and that is with all of Obama’s spending … a $1.75 trillion federal deficit, $700 billion per year increase to the government budget, QE1, QE2, bank bailouts, auto-union bailouts and the $800 billion stimulus bill.

37 Responses to How Obama is killing jobs

  1. SteveP on August 28, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Presidents can kill jobs but they can’t create them. Obama needs to stop killing jobs and get out of the way of the people who can create jobs.

  2. JimMtnViewCaUSA on August 28, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I blame the Tea Party!

  3. invalid10 on August 28, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    George Will Slams Dick Cheney For Not Apologizing For Iraq

    WILL: Five hundred and sixty five pages and a simple apology would have been in order in some of them. Which is to say, the great fact of those eight years is we went to war—big war, costly war—under false pretenses. And…to write a memoir in which you say essentially nothing seriously went wrong…if I wrote a memoir of my last week, I would have things to apologize for.

  4. Those weren't bran muffins, Brainiac... on August 28, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Anyone who believes a Marxist is delusional…

  5. Jacksonian Libertarian on August 28, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    There’s a reason it’s called Capitalism; it’s because Capital is what fuels it.
    The Government Monopoly is sucking $2 Trillion a year, at the Federal, State, and Local levels, from the Pool of job creating Capital. Had that money been left in the economy, it would have created 5 million $40k a year jobs, 5 MILLION JOBS!

  6. rightwingyahoo on August 29, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Barack Hussein Odinga Mugabe

  7. Zachriel on August 29, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Polipundit: Contrary to the assertions of President Obama, the private sector has not produced 2 million jobs since January of 2009 when he was inaugurated. He lied one more time.

    “But the overall trend that we’ve seen over the last 15 months — 2 million — over 2 million jobs created over the past 15 months…” — President Obama
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/06/07/remarks-president-obama-and-chancellor-merkel-joint-press-conference

    There’s no doubt the economy shed jobs very rapidly at the beginning of Obama’s term, but a look at this graph shows that it was due to factors in place before he became President.
    http://doyle.house.gov/2011%2005%2006%20PrivateSectorJobs5611%20reduced.jpg

  8. Zachriel on August 29, 2011 at 5:41 am

    According to my mutagenation masturbation mystification calculations, the economy is currently maintaining a growth rate of 3.2% per lunar cycle. Here is the link: http:/wtfomglsmft.gov.

  9. Manny O. on August 29, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Zachriel, you apparently didn’t read Poli’s post, so I’m going to reprint it for you here. Try and pay attention this time.

    Contrary to the assertions of President Obama, the private sector has not produced 2 million jobs since January of 2009 when he was inaugurated. He lied one more time.

    In January 2009 the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in its Employment Situation News Release, showed that total employment in the United States was at 142.1 million. Of that number, 22.4 million were employed by governments at all levels. Thus, 119.7 million were in the private sector, and the overall unemployment rate was 7.6 percent.

    Fast forward to June of 2011; the Employment Situation News Release for that month revealed that total employment was at 139.3 million (a drop of 2.8 million from January 2009). Within the total employment number were 22.1 million government workers at the federal, state and local levels. In summary, there were 117.2 million employed in the private sector, a decline of 2.5 million. The overall unemployment rate was 9.2 percent.

    The reality is 2.5 million jobs in the private sector have been eliminated since President Obama assumed office.

    When this is combined with the fact that 2 million new applicants for jobs enter the work force each year, Obama is really behind in the creation of 7.5 million jobs just to maintain the same unemployment percentage he inherited.

    Another 3 million will enter the work force by the end of 2012, so he needs to create 10.5 million jobs by the end of 2012 just to get back to the 7.6 percent unemployment that was in effect when he took office.

    Obama needs to create 617,000 new jobs each month just to break even with what he inherited. To date, the average has been more like 50,000 per month – and that is with all of Obama’s spending … a $1.75 trillion federal deficit, $700 billion per year increase to the government budget, QE1, QE2, bank bailouts, auto-union bailouts and the $800 billion stimulus bill.

  10. Manny O. on August 29, 2011 at 6:42 am

    The reality is 2.5 million jobs in the private sector have been eliminated since President Obama assumed office.

    The reality is 2.5 million jobs in the private sector have been eliminated since President Obama assumed office.

    The reality is 2.5 million jobs in the private sector have been eliminated since President Obama assumed office.

    Got that, Zach? Ever talk to anyone who’s been unable to find a job since Obama took office. I doubt it. If you ever do talk to such a person, I suggest you be circumspect in your remarks, lest you need a new set of dentures afterwards.

  11. anonymous un-RINO on August 29, 2011 at 7:02 am

    The reality is 2.5 million jobs in the private sector have been eliminated since President Obama assumed office.

    .

    .

    That’s what we call “hard data”.

    Irrefutable, immutable, unfalsifiable data.

    We who believe in addressing real problem forever seek hard data. It is what is truly required to address real problems, as we well know.

    Trolls hate hard data. They seek out the fantastical. That’s what identifies them as trolls.

  12. Mad Dog on August 29, 2011 at 9:31 am

    You want to drive Zachriel off a thread? Confront him with hard facts that he can’t deny. Incidentally, Zachriel is the patron saint, in the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, of chronic self-abusers.

  13. Mad Dog on August 29, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Of course, I have never driven anyone off a thread, since my two methods are name-stealing and tedious, recycled attempts at humor. Oh, and that really is my mom – I live in her basement.

  14. Zachriel on August 29, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Manny O: Zachriel, you apparently didn’t read Poli’s post, so I’m going to reprint it for you here.

    Polipundit did not source the “assertions by President Obama.” We looked and found the quote about the last 15 months.

    Manny O: The reality is 2.5 million jobs in the private sector have been eliminated since President Obama assumed office.

    The vast majority of which were sloughed off in the first months of his Administration as a result of the financial meltdown and ensuing recession. Here it is again:
    http://doyle.house.gov/2011%2005%2006%20PrivateSectorJobs5611%20reduced.jpg

  15. Mad Dog on August 29, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    No, Zachriel, you did not read Polipundit’s post, so here it is for you again. Try to read it out loud–that sometimes helps those with limited reading skills, such as yourself.

    Contrary to the assertions of President Obama, the private sector has not produced 2 million jobs since January of 2009 when he was inaugurated. He lied one more time.

    In January 2009 the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in its Employment Situation News Release, showed that total employment in the United States was at 142.1 million. Of that number, 22.4 million were employed by governments at all levels. Thus, 119.7 million were in the private sector, and the overall unemployment rate was 7.6 percent.

    Fast forward to June of 2011; the Employment Situation News Release for that month revealed that total employment was at 139.3 million (a drop of 2.8 million from January 2009). Within the total employment number were 22.1 million government workers at the federal, state and local levels. In summary, there were 117.2 million employed in the private sector, a decline of 2.5 million. The overall unemployment rate was 9.2 percent.

    The reality is 2.5 million jobs in the private sector have been eliminated since President Obama assumed office.

    When this is combined with the fact that 2 million new applicants for jobs enter the work force each year, Obama is really behind in the creation of 7.5 million jobs just to maintain the same unemployment percentage he inherited.

    Another 3 million will enter the work force by the end of 2012, so he needs to create 10.5 million jobs by the end of 2012 just to get back to the 7.6 percent unemployment that was in effect when he took office.

    Obama needs to create 617,000 new jobs each month just to break even with what he inherited. To date, the average has been more like 50,000 per month – and that is with all of Obama’s spending … a $1.75 trillion federal deficit, $700 billion per year increase to the government budget, QE1, QE2, bank bailouts, auto-union bailouts and the $800 billion stimulus bill.

    I also checked your link. It in no way stands for what you claim. It’s basically a recipe for sheep dip.

  16. Manny O. on August 29, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Whoever posted as “Mad Dog” at 10:34 A.M. plainly has some serious personal issues. I hate it when moms-to-be consume three bottles of cheap Scotch every day of their pregnancy.

  17. Mad Dog's mom on August 29, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I hate it when moms-to-be consume three bottles of cheap Scotch every day of their pregnancy.

    You exaggerate, it was more like a fifth of Scotch per day. After Mad Dog was born it was more, a lot more, what a difficult child. Plus, he still lives at home. Can you blame me?

  18. Mad Dog's mom on August 29, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    It hurts me, you know, to see how the trolls laugh at Mad Dog’s pathetic attempts to nip at them. He thinks he is doing damage, but they are more annoyed by a gnat.

  19. Mad Dog [fake] Mom's Cellmate on August 29, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    You in for a real bitch-slappin’ tonite, ho!

  20. Adrian Hebden on August 29, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Funny how MikeyW quickly disappears after Mad Dog shows up…maybe MikeyW is the type who’s easily annolyed by a gnat….

  21. Adrian Hebden on August 29, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Full disclosure: I am yet another of Mad Dog’s juvenile sock puppets. Delusion is his strongest characteristic, he is unable to admit that some of his sock puppets shave his mom’s back.

  22. Union Steward for the International Brotherhood of Back Shavers on August 29, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    We’ll have a picket line set up at Mad Dog’s Mom’s house lickety split.

    This open shop back shaving is destroying jobs… good union jobs. Barack Obama type jobs.

    ATM’s and scab back shaving labor are destroying the American economy. Hope and change, baby. Yes we can.

  23. Union Steward for the International Brotherhood of Back Shavers on August 29, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    2.5 million private jobs lost, you say? Who cares about those scabs? Not us. If those people were smart they’d join the machinists union, maybe they’d still have a job, like with Obamanomics bullying Boeing. That’s change we can believe in.

    Or be public employees. Obamanomics has created thousands of jobs in Washington. Everybody else can go to hell. They deserve to be unemployed. Scabs. I hope the unemployment rate goes up. Maybe they’ll get smart and join the SEIU and pay thousands of dollars of union dues to kick back to Obama, then Obamanomics will care about them.

  24. Union Steward for the International Brotherhood of Back Shavers on August 29, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Or they can be Warren Buffett, then they won’t be a scab. Or Soros. He’s not a scab either.

    The rest of those unemployed scabs can go to hell.

  25. Mad Dog on August 29, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I love the smell of libturds making fools of themselves–Zachriel, Mad Dog’s [fake] Mom, et cetera.

  26. Zachriel on August 29, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Mad Dog: Contrary to the assertions of President Obama, the private sector has not produced 2 million jobs since January of 2009 when he was inaugurated.

    Do you have a source for that?

    Mad Dog: I also checked your link. It in no way stands for what you claim.

    Of course it does. The curve of job growth is quite clear. Jobs were in precipitous decline from the time of the financial meltdown. This trend began to reverse itself in 2009, and returned to positive growth in 2010.
    http://doyle.house.gov/2011%2005%2006%20PrivateSectorJobs5611%20reduced.jpg

  27. Union Steward for the International Brotherhood of Back Shavers on August 29, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Troll,

    It’s actually closer to 3,000,000 private sector jobs destroyed since Obambi took office, not just the 2.5M somebody mentioned earlier.

    And that’s a NET job destruction. We are DOWN 3M jobs NET since your boy Obambi took office.

    See, when Obambi took office, the unemployment rate was at 7.8%. Today, it stands at 9.1%. That’s a minimum figure, based upon “revised” counting methods. It’s actually much higher than that, as we know.

    But even the cooked numbers demonstrate that Obambi has made the economy worse. How do we know this? The hard data tells us, that’s how. Not that you trolls care about hard data.

    And why shouldn’t it be worse? Obambi is a private sector job destruction machine.

    Troll on.

  28. Zachriel on August 30, 2011 at 4:32 am

    pm: But even the cooked numbers demonstrate that Obambi has made the economy worse.

    That’s an argument that can be made, but no argument can be valid when you ignore the fact that the U.S. economy was shedding jobs at a very high rate at the beginning of the Obama Administration due to the financial meltdown and ensuing recession.
    http://doyle.house.gov/2011%2005%2006%20PrivateSectorJobs5611%20reduced.jpg

  29. Mad Dog on August 30, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Try again, Zachriel, the angel of portapotties.

    Contrary to the assertions of President Obama, the private sector has not produced 2 million jobs since January of 2009 when he was inaugurated. He lied one more time.

    In January 2009 the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in its Employment Situation News Release, showed that total employment in the United States was at 142.1 million. Of that number, 22.4 million were employed by governments at all levels. Thus, 119.7 million were in the private sector, and the overall unemployment rate was 7.6 percent.

    Fast forward to June of 2011; the Employment Situation News Release for that month revealed that total employment was at 139.3 million (a drop of 2.8 million from January 2009). Within the total employment number were 22.1 million government workers at the federal, state and local levels. In summary, there were 117.2 million employed in the private sector, a decline of 2.5 million. The overall unemployment rate was 9.2 percent.

    The reality is 2.5 million jobs in the private sector have been eliminated since President Obama assumed office.

    When this is combined with the fact that 2 million new applicants for jobs enter the work force each year, Obama is really behind in the creation of 7.5 million jobs just to maintain the same unemployment percentage he inherited.

    Another 3 million will enter the work force by the end of 2012, so he needs to create 10.5 million jobs by the end of 2012 just to get back to the 7.6 percent unemployment that was in effect when he took office.

    Obama needs to create 617,000 new jobs each month just to break even with what he inherited. To date, the average has been more like 50,000 per month – and that is with all of Obama’s spending … a $1.75 trillion federal deficit, $700 billion per year increase to the government budget, QE1, QE2, bank bailouts, auto-union bailouts and the $800 billion stimulus bill.

    Obama’s policies have failed because: (a) he has no idea what he’s doing; and (b) he’s so narcisstic and arrogrant that: (1) he doesn’t know that he has no clue; and (2) he doesn’t care that he has no clue. Remains me of a certain poster–if the shoe fits, wear it, Zachriel.

  30. Zachriel on August 30, 2011 at 6:42 am

    I concede defeat, Mad Dog. Once again you have proven me to be the empty suit (and head) that I am.

  31. Adrian Hebden on August 30, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Anyone notice that Zachriel really has never responded in a meaningful way to Mad Dog’s posts and Union Steward for the International Brotherhood of Back Shavers’s posts? Zachriel didn’t even get his response to Union Steward for the International Brotherhood of Back Shavers addressed right, referring to Union Steward for the International Brotherhood of Back Shavers as “pm”.

    I don’t know if Zachriel is actually the patron angel (or whatever) for portapotties, but it sure seems to be another word for loser.

  32. Zachriel on August 30, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Polipundit: Contrary to the assertions of President Obama, the private sector has not produced 2 million jobs since January of 2009 when he was inaugurated.

    Zachriel: “But the overall trend that we’ve seen over the last 15 months — 2 million — over 2 million jobs created over the past 15 months…” — President Obama
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/06/07/remarks-president-obama-and-chancellor-merkel-joint-press-conference

    Mad Dog: Contrary to the assertions of President Obama, the private sector has not produced 2 million jobs since January of 2009 when he was inaugurated.

    Zachriel: Do you have a source for that?

    Mad Dog: Contrary to the assertions of President Obama, the private sector has not produced 2 million jobs since January of 2009 when he was inaugurated.

    Do you have a source for that?

  33. Mad Dog's Search Engine on August 30, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Zach doesn’t know how to use Google:
    Obama Presides Over Most Jobs Lost Since 1940

    Or, he can use google, but is too dishonest to learn the facts.

  34. Zachriel on August 30, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Mad Dog: doesn’t know how to use Google:

    As we cited an actual quote by Obama that referred to job growth in the last 15 months, we’re clearly asking for a source for Obama’s assertion about jobs.

  35. anonymous un-RINO on August 30, 2011 at 11:55 am

    That post is stupid either way, but just as a point of information, are you the real troll or is that a sockpuppet?

  36. Asked and Answered on August 31, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Zachfool is a paid liberal spin doctor and a hack.

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