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Michele Bachmann and George W. Bush: Examples Of How Republicans Will Lie, Cheat and Steal

Minute 1:20

Michele Bachmann, the congresswoman from Minnesota’s 6th district, blames President Obama for the high unemployment rate, despite the fact that in September 2008 President Bush and his Treasury Secretary/ex-CEO of Goldman Sachs, Hank Paulson, bailed out the Wall Street banks with $700 billion of Taxpayers’ money. That’s September of 2008. Then the layoffs started happening…and continued into 2009. Just a few weeks after President Obama was sworn into office, the unemployment rate was 7.6 percent and climbing. The Great Recession is the result of Republican Party Rule; President Obama and the Democrats are rolling up their sleeves to clean up the messes, in order to prevent another Great Depression. Yes, it could have been worse!

* Remember, we are still cleaning up the multiple messes left behind by George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and the rest of the Republicans of the 2000s.

** Also remember, Michele Bachmann, being a Republican, has no problem distorting the truth with a straight face. Watch the youtube clip for the evidence.

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source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/07/business/economy/07jobs.html

Published: February 6, 2009

EXCERPT:

“In a bleak report on Friday, the Labor Department said that almost 600,000 jobs disappeared in January and that a total of 3.6 million jobs had been lost since the beginning of the recession in December 2007. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, rose to 7.6 percent, from 7.2 percent a month earlier.”

source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2010/03/03/2009-unemployment-rates-by-state/

MARCH 3, 2010

By Sara Murray

EXCERPTS:

“Average unemployment rates soared to 10% or higher in 14 states and Washington, D.C. last year [2009]above the 9.3% average for the nation – as the recession spurred layoffs and froze hiring, the Labor Department said Wednesday. Nine states tracked their highest annual unemployment rates ever and Michigan and Nevada experienced both the biggest year over year increases and the highest rates. No regions went unscathed: The unemployment rate rose in all 50 states.”

State Average 2008 Unemployment Rate Average 2009 Unemployment Rate Year-over-year Increase
United States as a whole 5.8% 9.3% 3.5

source: http://money.cnn.com/2009/11/06/news/economy/jobs_october/

EXCERPT:

By Chris Isidore, CNNMoney.com senior writer
Last Updated: November 6, 2009

“The government reported that the unemployment rate spiked to 10.2%, up from 9.8% in September. It is the highest that this rate has been since April 1983.”

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source: http://money.cnn.com/2009/11/06/news/economy/jobs_october/

*** This graph depicts the destructive aftermath of George W. Bush’s economic mismanagement, in terms of jobs lost for American workers.

chart_unemployment_091105a.03.gif

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  1. Montana
    January 27, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Michele Bachmann did not say how we got here from eight years of poor leadership, two wars without end, diminsihed Civil liberties. Its like she crawled out from under a rock just to complain about our current President. We all know that Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Works started the Tea Party, grassroots, please. She, like Sarah Palin, Christine O’Donnell, Sharron Angle and Linda McMahon, they are just not right but funny. I especially like the clip of Bachmann saying that the founding fathers abolished slavery, wow, what a liar, not the first or last time that will happen. Does anyone with self-respect really believe her?

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