the WORST under Bush was better than the BEST under Obama!
Unemployment rate doesn’t count “not in labor force”,
which hit an ALL TIME HIGH of > 94 MILLION!
Average Weeks Unemployed:
The WORST record of any @POTUS in @BLS_gov #BLSdata history!
78 consecutive months of SUB-60% Employment
The Longest Streak of SUB-60% Employment since JANUARY 1979!!!
@BarackObama’s average employment % is worse than his last 5 predecessors, including Carter!
63.8 Clinton w/ Republican Congress
62.1 Clinton w/ Democrat Congress
In the last 11 years,
**ALL** job loss months came underSpeaker @NancyPelosi & Maj. Leader @SenatorReid, and while Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and the rest of their Democrat peers were all part of the Majority Party!
When @GOP last held Congress & @WhiteHouse:
UR 4.4% http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000
EPR 63.4% http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS12300000
LFPR 66.4% http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS11300000
Avg FY Deficit as %GDP:
Post-WWII 1947-95: 1.8
GOP Majority 1996-2007: 0.8
DEM Majority 2008-14: 6.3
Data Source: @WhiteHouse OMB: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2016/assets/hist01z2.xls
FY 2007: 1.1% of GDP (R House/Sen/Pres)
FY 2009: 9.8% of GDP (D House&Sen, most spending signed by Obama)
DEMs ≈ tripled the deficit in their 1st FY (2008),
then ≈ tripled deficit AGAIN in 2nd FY (2009)!
From 1.1% to 9.8% GDP!
Dems can honestly blame Bush for not vetoing
this @NancyPelosi/@SenatorReid Continuing Resolution:
But Obama requested:
It is HIGHLY dishonest to blame Bush for FY 2009 deficit, and use that as baseline for “deficit reduction” claims.