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Obama: Stimulus Success Has Made Critics Eat Their Words
« on: February 18, 2014, 09:48:23 PM »

 by Wynton Hall 18 Feb 2014, 3:45 PM PDT

In a speech marking the five-year anniversary of his $831 billion economic stimulus plan, President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that his plan, passed one month into his presidency, succeeded and that his critics were proven wrong and "have had to eat those words."

Obama also touted his auto bailout and green energy initiatives as major successes.

"Anybody who had dire predictions for the auto industry and said, 'We couldn't do it. Manufacturers couldn't bring jobs back to America.' Every time they say that, they are proven wrong," said Obama.

Obama added, "Anybody who says we can't compete when it comes to clean energy technologies like solar and wind, they have had to eat those words."

The auto bailout cost American taxpayers $10 billion, which General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says GM should not have to pay back.

A full 80% of Obama's $20.5 billion Department of Energy green energy loans were funneled to Obama's top campaign donors and cronies, like Obama bundler George Kaiser, owner of the now defunct Solyndra.

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) blasted the Obama stimulus plan on its five-year anniversary.

"Five years later, our economy is still sluggish, Americans are dropping out of the workforce by the thousands, and the President's latest big government experiment, Obamacare, is now on track to slash 2 million more jobs from the workforce," said Cornyn.

The labor force participation rate five years ago stood at 65.8%. Today it has fallen to 63%.

In January 2009, 31.9 million Americans were on food stamps. Today, five years after Obama's $831 billion stimulus, 47 million people receive food stamps.

Under President Barack Obama, the United States debt has increased $6,666,142,606,010.53, according to the latest figures from the Treasury Department.

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Re: Obama: Stimulus Success Has Made Critics Eat Their Words
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014, 09:58:25 PM »
He really is doing some serious illegal drugs.
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Re: Obama: Stimulus Success Has Made Critics Eat Their Words
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 10:07:57 PM »
What success??
GOP House members came to Paul Ryan to be Speaker. He didn't come to them. And he was everybody's conservative darling back in 2012. So unless 1 of the remaining 240 wants to step up & do a better job in budgeting & negotiations & herding the party cats, then everybody please STFU. You go to battle with the army you have, not the one you want but don't have.

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Re: Obama: Stimulus Success Has Made Critics Eat Their Words
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 03:29:04 AM »
Obama's biggest critics are forced to eat their words because they have no jobs and can't afford food.
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Re: Obama: Stimulus Success Has Made Critics Eat Their Words
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2014, 08:28:46 AM »
Benghazi was caused by a video, people can keep their insurance policies, the IRS has done nothing wrong.  Need I say more? :peeonobama:
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