Monday, July 25, 2016

This is the "failed" America from which Donald Trump wants to rescue us.

Courtesy of Fact

Since President Barack Obama first took office: 

  • The U.S. trade deficit has shrunk by 24 percent; exports have grown faster than imports. 
  • The number of immigrants in the U.S. illegally has gone down — by 3.4 percent according to one independent estimate and by 9 percent according to another. 
  • The economy has added 9.7 million jobs. 
  • The unemployment rate has dropped below the historical norm. 
  • The buying power of the average worker’s weekly paycheck is up 4.2 percent. 
  • Corporate profits are running 144 percent higher and stock prices have soared. 
  • Federal debt has more than doubled, and annual deficits, after shrinking, are again on the rise. 
  • The number of people lacking health insurance has gone down by nearly 15 million. 

Those are just some of the findings in our latest installment of Obama’s Numbers.

You know one of the attacks the conservatives and the Trump campaign keep using against Hillary Clinton is that she represents four more years of the Obama administration.

Personally I think that if we could get Hillary to promise that in writing that more than enough Americans would vote for her  in November for her to win the election in a landslide.


  1. Anonymous3:59 AM

    Gee, Did Fact Check publish similar quarterly reports when George W. Bush was president?

  2. Anonymous4:42 AM

    Facts are irrelevant in this election cycle - everything is emotion and sadly (ha ha another emotion) it seems to be working.

  3. But all Thumper has to say about these positive numbers is, "Sure, but does it FEEL like those numbers are right? Nah." If he can FEEL (he says) like he's worth 8 billion against all facts, then his fans can FEEL all these Obama facts are dismissible. It is like fighting fog to argue with a Gopper.

    But it's a wonderful chart of progress and things like this may sway the independents. I don't have the link, but I was told 1.9 million independents, so far, have become registered Democrats.

    1. Anonymous6:37 AM

      “It was a four-day exercise in emphasizing FEELings over FACTs,” John Oliver

      Watch NEWTer

    2. Anonymous7:08 AM

      I am one who switched. It was a big deal to me, but the right thing to do. I would love to see Alaska turn BLUE again.

  4. Anonymous5:42 AM

    Trump supporters are the uneducated and they don't want to read facts. They rely on Fox news and Trump for dirt and believe all the promises being made. Easy street is what the Donald is promising them. Of course they don't "get" that under his presidency everything manufactured outside of the US by a US company will now cost 15% to 35% more. Carrier for example isn't the only company making air conditioners in Mexico (Trane moved years ago). Cost of autos will go up too based on the Trump economic plan LOL

    1. Maple7:30 AM

      You're absolutely correct in that they do not understand global trade. They refuse to believe that we all live in a global society, but what is so astounding to me is that they listen to Trump talking about bringing jobs back home, and yet he and his daughter have all their products made in China and/or Bangladesh. They also don't understand that we live in an increasingly robotic manufacturing industry and that factory jobs requiring man/woman hours are fast becoming a thing of the past. And they have no idea how to adapt to this new society because idiots like Trump and Palin tell them "we'll bring all those jobs back"
      So very sad that so many can be easily hoodwinked by scammers like Palump.

    2. Anonymous7:52 AM

      My daughter is a technical designer for J.C.Penney in NYC. She says that if Trump imposes the tariffs he's talking about, or "brings home those jobs", all the clothing manufacturers in America might just as well shut their doors and go home.

      A t-shirt that now might cost $15 at Walmart will cost $50. And in addition, do these GOPers really think that China, Mexico, Hong Kong, and India won't retaliate?

      Dear lord, these people have NO idea of cause and effect--you know, what most sane people call "reality"!!

  5. Even if our president had a cape and flew through the sky like superman, dropping gold to the earth and creating rainbows in every corner of the world - he would still be hated, mocked and disrespected.

    THIS is the face of racism.

    i love our president and his family. They brought such class to the WH and represented our country with dignity and respect.

  6. Anonymous6:33 AM

    "Slaves to the MASTER"s

  7. Anonymous8:37 AM

    Unfortunately your average adult is working and has no time for fact checking.

    This chart needs to be on/in all of the major teevee news programs and newspapers. The media has dropped the ball, and can't seem to find it. Racism at work?

    1. Anonymous4:25 PM

      It's the corporate takeover of the media that's created this unholy mess. The top people in control have 2 reasons for promoting Trump and this bizarre campaign: they're right wing so they naturally support the GOP *AND* (more importantly) they are in a desperate struggle to pump up the viewership to increase their profits.

      Drama and controversy sells and they've created a media monster in Trump that they can no longer control. It was all fun and lucrative until the comparatively sane idiots dropped or were pushed out. Now they have an unruly, incompetent lunatic on the GOP ticket that THEY helped to put there.

      Now comes the dilemma - do they admit they were manipulating their audience and publicize the facts about their deranged Cheeto they have elevated to this position or do they hope that saner heads will prevail and Hillary will win the election?

  8. Anonymous10:56 AM

    That is what I say, I am better off than in 2010!

  9. Anita Winecooler4:52 PM

    Yeah, Trump, save us, we want out country back. Take your family and your money and move to lithuania, no one here wants you.


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