Interactive: Obama battles job crisis: 3 years...and counting
August 3rd, 2012
10:03 AM ET
2 years ago

Interactive: Obama battles job crisis: 3 years...and counting

(CNNMoney) - The U.S. economy lost 4.3 million jobs in President Barack Obama's first 13 months in office. It still has to gain 316,000 jobs for him to break even.

INTERACTIVE: Job gains and losses under Obama


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  1. 96 Days until Obama is RE-ELECTED

    @Keeping it Real – you continue to assume that prior GOBP policies had nothing to do with mess we are in, and it's all Obama's fault. That's as far from reality as is Willards candidacy, and convenient when the Grand Obstructionist Party has put party before country and blocked, filibustered, legislated and even filed lawsuits against their own healthcare plan – all to ensure Obama is a one-term President.
    They then use the Faux Noise Entertainment channel to feed the lemmings and convince them it's all someone else's fault. However, the FACTS (something the Repugs are loath to admit) DO NOT SUPPORT their position. Thankfully, most intelligent Americans see thru the rhetoric and will re-elect Obama in Nov.

    August 3, 2012 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  2. Sniffit

    "Change the word "battles" with "causes" in the title and we'd have a more accurate piece."

    Oh do tell. Please explain to the class how it's Obama's fault. No, really, let's hear it. All you guys do is blame Obama and then "back it up" by claiming he shouldn't be allowed to blame Bush. That's not an accurate, well-founded, substantive explanation of why it should actually be Obama's fault. Nor is it a substantive argument to claim it's his fault just because he's been in office while it happened. What you need to do, that none of you actually do, is explain in detail why Policy X resulted in Result Y, including the mechanism that establishes the causation. Instead yuo just say "X and Y existed at the same time so it must be X causing Y." That doesn't cut it for thinking adults...of course, that's not your target audience anyway.

    August 3, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
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