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‘Jobs picture’

August 8, 2012
Times Leader

Dear Editor,

People tend to forget that President, George W. Bush, inherited a recession and he was bashed by the Democrats, when unemployment was often below 5 percent and averaged 5.3 percent.

Almost four years into his presidency, President Obama, continues to blame Bush for all economic troubles, disregarding the fact that his own federal spending on "Cash for Clunkers" and other redistributionist schemes, failed to improve the economy.

This past February, the unemployment rate tumbled to 8.3 percent.

Shortly after the jobs report was released, Obama declared, sounding more confident than ever, "the recovery is speeding up."

This past July, a new snapshot has showed the unemployment rate rose a notch to 8.3 percent on matching February's rate.

Back then, House Speaker, John Boehner, accurately pointed out that unemployment had topped 8 percent for 36 months in a row.

I know this is representing something he said, but if can't be said too often .

Unemployment has not topped eight percent for 42 months in a row - under Obama.

Robert Johnson

St. Clairsville



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