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Obama Numbers...first quarter 2013

Posted by on Apr. 17, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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From factcheck.org

"

Summary

Reviewing some key statistical measures of Barack Obama’s presidency so far, we find:

  • The economy has added more jobs since Obama took office than it did in his predecessor’s entire eight years in office.
  • Despite the improved economy, the number of people receiving food-stamp assistance has continued to grow, and now more people have been added to the food-stamp rolls under Obama than under any single previous president.
  • Federal spending under Obama has grown faster than inflation, but far more slowly than it did under President Bush.
  • Federal debt held by the public has grown by 90 percent since Obama took office.
  • Obama has ordered seven times more drone strikes than Bush in the covert conflicts in Pakistan and Yemen, according to independent estimates.
  • Domestic oil production has soared; oil imports have dropped by one-third; new cars are getting 17 percent better mileage; and wind and solar power have increased 157 percent.

These are some of the insights that emerge from the first in a series of regular quarterly updates of key statistical indicators of the Obama presidency."

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stacymomof2
by Bronze Member on Apr. 17, 2013 at 10:06 PM
JanuaryBaby06
by Gold Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 1:50 AM

i like this. very unbiased. dumb question though.. what is a drone strike?

grandmab125
by Gold Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 2:21 AM
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 Ha, ha.  You're not really serious are you.  Unmanned drones, tiny planes, that drop bombs on  "the enemy", collateral damage be damned.

Quoting JanuaryBaby06:

i like this. very unbiased. dumb question though.. what is a drone strike?

 

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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 8:01 AM
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What brought you to the conclusion that it is unbiased, "very" or otherwise?

Quoting JanuaryBaby06:

i like this. very unbiased. dumb question though.. what is a drone strike?


 

29again
by Gold Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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So, overall, this is not a good assessment of his administration. 

Oh, and all that oil production that we have now?  How much of that is on private land?  And how much more is being produced on federal/public land? 

MsDenuninani
by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 10:40 AM
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 It's insanely easily verifiable information, without any partisan framing  -- that's what struck me as unbiased about it.

 

Quoting Billiejeens:

 

What brought you to the conclusion that it is unbiased, "very" or otherwise?

Quoting JanuaryBaby06:

i like this. very unbiased. dumb question though.. what is a drone strike?

 

 

 

 

shannonnigans
by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 10:43 AM
Really? Can we trouble you to at least provide the facts that show this is all erroneous?


Quoting 29again:

So, overall, this is not a good assessment of his administration. 

Oh, and all that oil production that we have now?  How much of that is on private land?  And how much more is being produced on federal/public land? 


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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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Is she your alter ego, or have you somehow been authorized to post for her?

Quoting MsDenuninani:

 It's insanely easily verifiable information, without any partisan framing  -- that's what struck me as unbiased about it.

 

Quoting Billiejeens:

 

What brought you to the conclusion that it is unbiased, "very" or otherwise?

Quoting JanuaryBaby06:

i like this. very unbiased. dumb question though.. what is a drone strike?

 

 

 

 


 

29again
by Gold Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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I didn't say it was erroneous.  Not at all.

Will politifact do for my claim about the oil production?


Obama’s commercial is accurate in saying domestic oil production is at its highest level in eight years. The suggestion of the ad, however, overstates the administration’s role in achieving these results. Much of the increase in production during under Obama has come from state and private lands that the president does not control.

Quoting shannonnigans:

Really? Can we trouble you to at least provide the facts that show this is all erroneous?


Quoting 29again:

So, overall, this is not a good assessment of his administration. 

Oh, and all that oil production that we have now?  How much of that is on private land?  And how much more is being produced on federal/public land? 



JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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 Seven times more drone strikes?  Really?  Wow.  That is a lot.

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