What has President Obama Done Right in Eight Years

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That was the environment in which he would try to execute his Hope and Change campaign promise. Below are what those policies he was able to accomplish against all odds. The depth and breadth of what he left as his legacy, one canada goose store his successor promises to dismantle, is nothing short of astounding.

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America has never gotten beyond its racist past and it is only the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act that forced many people to do the moral thing. There effect was to take the overt racism of the 1950s and bury it. With the election of our first black President, our racist past began to reemerge; and for eight years it gained strength. Now the conservatives (not moderate or liberal GOP) will control Congress, the presidency, and the Judiciary (unless Sen. Schumer makes good on his promise to let only moderate judges be appointed to the Supreme Court) which makes the outlook for civil rights dim.

canada goose uk outlet This confusing chart shows each Canada Goose Jackets part of the employment picture (except the unemployment rate which is in the next chart). canada goose uk outlet

Size of the Civilian Labor Force

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Number of Full Time Employees

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Number of Part Time Employees

Number who searched for work but not counted in Unemployment numbers and are not Discouraged

Number who want to work but stopped looking (Discouraged)

Depending on what side of the aisle you are on, you either believe the Unemployment Rate for what it is, a measure of change, or think it doesn't represent reality. Arrayed for your inspection are the different ways the Bureau of Labor slices and dices its numbers.

cheap canada goose uk Notice that throughout President Obama's term, The Employment Level and Full Time Employees is increasing faster than the Total Labor Force. That means the rate of employment in full time jobs is increasing. cheap canada goose uk

Notice also that Part Time employment is flat, which means the PT rate is falling. So are the Marginally Attached (willing to work and searched sometime in the last year, but not in the last four weeks) and the subset of those who are discouraged (willing to work but stopped looking) have fallen dramatically.

Canada Goose Jackets Finally, the Not in Labor Force, figure is deceiving. Read the definition and you can surmise the reason for its hefty increase is the baby boomers retiring. Canada Goose Jackets

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Unemployment and Participation Rates

buy canadagooseonsales.com canada goose jacket The Unemployment Rate is the one published by the Labor Department and has been trending lower over the last 6.5 years. The Participation Rate, a figure wrongly used to deprecate President Obama because it kept falling. In fact, it only fell throughout the Bush administrations and the aftermath of the Great 2008 Recession, Once people understood the economy was going to continue to recover, the buy canada goose jacket cheap beginning of 2015, the rate stopped decreasing and finally began a journey upward. buy canada goose jacket

To Paraphrase PBO (with enhancements) The Right keeps referring to the "Good Old Days" prior to America electing Barack Obama as President; these are the days to which his (and Hillary/Sanders/O'Malley) opponents want to take America back to. When Conservatives turned over the reins to canada goose coats PBO, Canada Goose Parka 1) America was in the process of diving into the worst economic disaster since 1929; 2) bin Laden was still threatening America; 3) 300,000 people were losing their jobs each month; cheap Canada Goose 4) unemployment was soaring; 5) 40 million people have no insurance; 6) people with insurance would have it cancelled at the drop of a hat; 7) people with preexisting conditions couldn't get insurance; gays were banned from the military and from getting married; 8) Bush signed a status of forces agreement with Iraq that required our troops to leave shortly after PBO took office leaving room for ISIS to grow; 9) buy canada goose jacket skyrocketing gas prices, and 10) many more pieces of good news.

This is the world that the Right says President Obama screwed up and so desperately want to return to.

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President Obama Fulfills Republican Economic Promises from 2012!THIS IS IRONY IN ITS FULL GLORY! DURING THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL campaign, Gov. Mitt Romney, other presidential hopefuls, and the GOP platform made several promises about how they would grow the economy Canada Goose Outlet if they were elected. (Keep in mind the backdrop of the following is that the GOP promised before Obama took office in 2008 not to let him even one of his economic, foreign policy, and domestic goals, regardless of the damage that causes America in the process; they have tried VERY HARD to try to keep their word.)

Canada Goose online Mitt Romney pledged to bring unemployment down to 6% by the end of 2016. President Obama brought unemployment DOWN to 5% and less by the end of 2015, a FULL YEAR earlier. Canada Goose online

cheap Canada Goose Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich promised gas prices below $2.50 a gallon and the GOP platform called for more domestic oil production. Under President Obama's watch in the next four years, oil production SURGED and gas prices fell BELOW $1.99 for a brief period between Jan and Mar 2016, and gas prices are now only at $2.20 per gallon and falling again. cheap Canada Goose

Canada Goose sale Paul Ryan said the he and Mitt Romney will "protect and strengthen Medicare so that the promises that were made that people organize their retirements around, like my mom, will be promises that are kept." In Fact, largely due to President Obama's Affordable Care Act Medicare has significantly improved the program's financial outlook; for example Medicare's Hospital Insurance trust fund's solvency has been extended by 13 years. Canada Goose sale

canada goose store In 2011, Tim Pawlenty said about economic growth ""Well, if China can have 5 percent growth, and India can have 5 percent growth, and Brazil can have 5 percent growth, the United States of America can have 5 percent growth" While long term growth at 3.5% or more almost always leads to economic turmoil and often recessions (which is what China is now facing), short term canada goose coats on sale growth of 5% is generally a very good thing. With that in mind, note that in the 3rd Quarter, 2014, the economy under President Obama did reach 5%. Obama's long term growth is a much more sustainable 2.5%. canada goose store

From a 2010 pledge, the GOP said ""We will curb Washington's spending habits and promote job creation, bring down the deficit, and build long term fiscal stability." In spite of several deficit busting, job killing proposals from the Republican controlled House, President Obama managed to 1) steadily decrease the deficit after pulling Canada Goose sale America out of a near depression and 2) add over 12 million jobs to the economy, more that what was lost under canada goose clearance the GOP canada goose inspired Great Recession of 2008.

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