Posted by bad_luck on 9/25/2012 4:48:00 PM (view original):
Posted by mchalesarmy on 9/25/2012 4:43:00 PM (view original):That's dishonest. And I'm pretty sure Obama is the first politician to cherry pick numbers to make himself look better.
Posted by bad_luck on 9/25/2012 4:40:00 PM (view original):A few paragraphs above the chart you reference:
From your factcheck post, who caused this problem?
"But then he uses an economic sleight of hand when he compares his best 27-month period with the first seven years of President Bush, ignoring the fact that Bush inherited an economy on the brink of a recession".
But that really doesn't address the problem we face now. We went into a massive recession in 2008. We are out of it, for the most part, but still growing slow.
SO factcheck.org is reliable, except when it makes claims you don't like?
And the point isn't that plenty of politicians cherry pick numbers to make themselves look better, the point is that factcheck is supposedly a reliable source and THEY said Bush inherited an economy on the brink of a recession.
One of the biggest problems was the housing bubble, which began with Carter's Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two programs accelerated under Clinton.
9/25/2012 5:06 PM (edited)