Republicans have consistently claimed that President Obama’s policies will kill jobs. Today, the Department of Labor announced that 271,000 jobs had been created. Overall, there have been 68 straight months of job growth creating 13.5 million new jobs. It is the longest streak of job growth on record in American history.
Here are some predictions Republicans made that are pretty embarrassing in light of the new data.
1. Obamacare will “destroy our economy… It’s going to push us into a total economic collapse.”
The notion that Obamacare is a job-killer has become a rallying for Republicans from the moment it became law. In 2011, former Speaker John Boehner predicted that Obamacare “will bankrupt our nation, and it will ruin our economy” during a press conference where he used the phrase “job-killing” once every two minutes.
2. Wall Street reform is “a symbol of government overreach that is killing jobs.”
On the campaign trail in 2011, Mitt Romney and other top Republicans blasted Dodd-Frank, a Wall Street reform bill signed by Obama, as “a symbol of government overreach that is killing jobs.” The legislation was signed into law in July 2010.
3. “Burdensome and ineffective” EPA regulations are “creating barriers for needed capital investment and job growth.”
In his 2012 budget, Rep. Paul Ryan wrote that the EPA’s “[b]urdensome and ineffective regulations on businesses in the service of dubious environmental goals have driven up the prices of many products and services, while creating barriers for needed capital investment and job creation.”
The inflation rate in 2015 is near zero.
Ryan’s running mate in 2012, Mitt Romney, blasted the “the job-crushing over-regulation of the EPA.”
4. The 2009 stimulus bill is “affirmatively job killing” and “about to get worse.”
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, also a candidate for President in 2012, blasted the 2009 stimulus bill — a package designed to save the American economy when it was losing 750,000 jobs per month — as an example of “the Obama administration’s job-killing policies [that] are hurting America.”
Romney described the stimulus as a “bill that gave us Solyndra but left us with record unemployment.”
The White House estimated that the stimulus “saved or created an average of 1.6 million jobs a year for four years through the end of 2012.”
typical finger pointing accusations threats of doom and gloom all designed to impact your view of Pres. and his agenda now that none have come to fruition the base still hangs in there not questioning why they were sold a pig in poke of republican exaggerations and out and out lies. i really think lie and republicans don't exist in their base vocabulary is that too part of their indoctrination?????
G W Bush, "you can fool some of the people all of the time and those are the ones you want to concentrate on" as far as indoctrination ell that has been a decades long effort by the right wing.
bottom line you were misled, misinformed and it was intentional remember stupid is seeing the truth, hearing the truth and still believing the lies.