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CNN Poll: 80% Think US Is In A Recession

From CNN:

CNN Poll: 8 in 10 think we’re in a recession

By: CNN’s Adam Levy
September 2, 2011

Washington (CNN) – Economic fears are not diminishing. More than eight in 10 Americans think the economy is in another recession, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

When was the last time that more than 80% of Americans agreed on anything? (Compare this, for instance, to the consensus on man-made global warming.)

Still, it’s nice to see that Mr. Obama is bringing us together, after all.

One-third of those surveyed think it’s serious.

And other two thirds don’t think it’s serious?

While the country isn’t technically in a recession because the economy hasn’t experienced two straight quarters of negative growth, the poll’s results highlight the importance of President Barack Obama’s jobs speech next Thursday night…

About two-thirds think the president should focus more on creating jobs right now, even if it means less deficit reduction.

Now that is handy, especially when Mr. Obama is going to call for another round of budget busting stimulus spending in his historic address to the nation next week.

Don’t expect Republicans to stop demanding more budget cuts though. Almost half of GOPers surveyed say deficit reduction is just as important as creating more jobs, including those who identify themselves as tea party supporters.

Which of course is insane. How could putting more money into the private sector help create jobs?

Democrats strongly disagree. Eighty-three percent want the president to focus more on job growth, and two-thirds of independents say the same.

This is the Democrats plan – to equate government spending with job growth. And never mind the fact that when Mr. Obama took office unemployment was at 7.6 percent. In the more than three and a half years since, he has spent like the a fleet full of drunken sailors.

And yet unemployment still shot up and it has stayed up.

This could hint at the president’s economic plan as he campaigns for re-election. With only 34% of Americans approving of the way he is handling the economy, according to a CNN/ORC Poll released earlier this week, job creation could help the president solidify his party’s eroding support, while bringing in key independent voters

And when CNN says "job creation" they mean more ‘walking around money’ in Obama’s stash.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, September 2nd, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “CNN Poll: 80% Think US Is In A Recession”

  1. proreason says:

    Obamy has increased gubamint spending by 1 trillion annually, which is about 7% of GDP.

    Since GDP has increased between 1 and 2% annually on his “watch”, that means private sector GDP has gone down 5 to 6% on his watch, despite demographic growth of about 3% in the same time period.

    So after adjusting for growth, GDP is down 8 to 9%.

    Of course, that includes inflation, which means an 8 to 9% is low, big-time.

    So it isn’t a recession, it’s a depression.

    Except, of course, if you work for the gubamint or a union or are on the dole, in which case you are doing just fine thankyewverymuch.

    But we should thank him for the $250 tax credit he “gave” to 99% of Americans (or rather, the 99% of Americans he chose to count).

    This article illustrates the problem. Note that the graph stops in 2010, but the increase in gubamint spending hasn’t stopped. Also note that until the marxists tanked the economy in 2008, overall gubamint spending during the Bush years was LOWER than gubamint spending from 1981 to 1994 (when Republicans forced Bubba to get spending under control). But the overall trend is frightening. The government already controls nearly 40% of the economy, and the trend increase of 5% higher every two decades has skyrocketed under the Moron. If he is reelected, the gubamint will certainly be 50%+ by the end of 2016, probably much higher. There will be no going back.


    • River0 says:

      The other 2 in 10 work for O’Bummer. No recession for them!
      Newsflash: The president will propose in his upcoming speech that the federal government take over everything and hire everybody. No more unemployment!

    • proreason says:

      “2 in 10 work for O’Bummer”

      20 million government workers
      7 million union workers
      13 million receiving unemployent benefits
      137 million in “the workforce”

      40 / 137 = 29%, not including millions on the dole.

  2. JohnMG says:

    …..”About two-thirds think the president should focus more on creating jobs right now, even if it means less deficit reduction…..”

    About two-thirds are morons because they think the president can create jobs.

    How often must it be explained that the government can’t create a job. It’s evil rich people that create jobs. Don’t believe me? Go dredge up a wino from some back alley and have him hire you. Or some welfare queen.

    Boy! It’s painful to observe how stupid the average democrat is once you realize they vote.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      How right you are, John. And then there are those who think that creation of gummint jobs is job creation. Trying to explain to them that the government doesn’t produce anything other than laws and make-work jobs and is a liability on a capitalist society is paramount to telling them that Liza Minelli isn’t, and never was, a hottie. They cannot comprehend where money and wealth actually comes from, perhaps due to years of being “taught” that making money is an evil endeavor and profits are also evil. Unless that money is “profit” from bleeding it out of the rich.

      This administration has highlighted how deep the damage goes as regards “conventional wisdom” and all that goes with that. However, it’s also great fun to watch their little socialist balloons deflate as they are explained away and they repeatedly cannot come up with answers to simple questions like, “So who pays the salaries of government workers? Uh-huh..that’s right and where does that money come from? Good….and when everyone works for the government, or producers of wealth shutter their business because the government has overregulated them, where will the money come from then?”

      Blink-blink……blank stare….

      “That’s right….you figured it out—all by yourself you did.”

  3. Papa Louie says:

    In another recession? We never got out of the first recession! As soon as job losses leveled off, they announced that the recession was over. All that meant was that the recession had temporarily stopped getting worse. It did not mean that the recession was over. That would be like claiming that an alcoholic is cured once his daily consumption of alcohol levels off and he is no longer increasing his average intake. It’s nonsense.

  4. sticks says:

    A liberal women I worked for last week was furious becase those stinking Tea Partiers wouldn’t let Obama create jobs. She watches CNN all the time. I asked her a few simple questions, but she just stared at me like I was an alien being. People in this country are wraped in layer upon layer of propaganda and brainwashing and yet they still sense that there is somthing wrong, especially when inflation is eating up the value of what little money they have. So the propagandists tell them its all the Tea Parties fault.

  5. Mithrandir says:

    Didn’t BILL CLINTON campaign on a non-existent RECESSION from the George H.W. Bush administration?
    Technically, the recession ended, but they still campaigned like it was still happening at the time?


    There isn’t technically a recession, and here is the media running out there pounding the technicality of it all?

    The Ministry of Truth tells us all we need to know……don’t question it!

  6. The New American Revolution says:

    I had a black friend of mine at work yesterday tell me and I quote ” The tea partiers are trying to kill us all. They are all racists look how noone has ever asked a white president where his birth certificate was.” It was time for my blank stare… Clinton was from Arkansas, both Bushs were from Texas, Ithink Carter was from my state (Ga), sorry bout that everyone. I know that and I wasn’t even born yet. I told him I guess I’m racist because this president is the biggest f#$kup this country has ever produced. Tell me exactly where are we gonna get all this money from that he wants to spend? “We can borrow it”…..
    Unfortunately this is what we have to deal with and sorry but this jackass will win, or rather steal, the elections. Then it’s bye-bye to the good old days and welcome to the new US and it will be bad. When people don’t get their welfare checks and don’t get their food stamps their will be riots and they will make England’s look like a St. Patrick’s day parade in Savannah. Be ready it’s coming.

    ” I will gladly go to war with my government to save my country” – me

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