Arm yourself with facts

One thing that reliably drives liberals crazy is the truth. It’s almost a guarantee that if you try to have a discussion about how the economy has worsened under the Obama Administration (or at best, hasn’t lived up to its “promises”) and cite a statistic or two to illustrate, the response will likely include the word “Bush” in it.

Nonetheless, we conservatives must soldier on, and continue to present the cold, hard truth. So on a monthly basis, we’ll provide you with the official Allen B. West Data Card. Download it here, feel free to make copies for your friends and keep it handy for the cordial debates around the water cooler.

Clearly, the country isn’t better off under this Administration, but armed with the facts, you will be.

Get your Data Card here.

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larrymc51
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Good Info thanks Allen

mikes
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So 7 trillion dollars for 0.3% improvement in unemployment…!

apf2
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No, that’s 7 trillion dollars for a REAL reduction of over 10 million jobs!

Gubbins48
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I want to use this, but what is the source(s) please. It’s a question likely to be asked. Thanks Col West!

maclll
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Just because the number of people collecting Unemployment benefits has
fallen doesn’t mean that those people have found work. One statistic that really pisses me off.

Terry "OldFox" Seale
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You are missing the 40% unemployment among black teenagers and youth who were never able to find their first job because of the Idiot Minimum Wage and thus never get counted as unemployed or even as potential workforce members. How many of them go on to prison and remain unemployed and uncounted? Anyone who had a business, trade, or was self-employed, whose business failed is never counted as unemployed because they were not eligible for unemployment benefits. In 1954, when “How to Lie With Statistics” by Darrell Huff was published, it was mostly about advertising and media abuses, but today… Read more »
Kevin Fritz
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maclll – you hit it on the head. many folks have fallen off of unemployment benefits and still haven’t found work. I just read two days ago that there were X number (I forgot the actual number) of new jobs created under this administration. The following paragragh explained why this is true as many full time jobs were reduced to part time jobs thus creating the new positions. It’s all BS!

dragonflash
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What people don’t realize is it is down because people have given up on finding a jog and QUIT LOOKING!!!

maclll
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Not every unemployed person who no longer collects unemployment benefits has stopped looking for a job. That’s asinine to even think. The unemployment figures are given to the public due to the numbers collecting unemployment. Obama was extending unemployment for several years. Those extensions started running out right before the last Presidential election. People started falling off the unemployment roles because they no longer qualified for unemployment benefits, not because they gained employment.. They are still unemployed and looking for jobs. They just aren’t in the system and counted. Making it look as if the unemployment numbers have dropped. Made… Read more »
apf2
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That’s the 3.6% decrease in the workforce participation rate shown. Each percent represents about 3 million people, so over 10 million people are now excluded from the unemployment rate calculation.

dragonflash
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i did NOT say that every one quit looking. just many of them and that has helped the numbers drop

maclll
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And how exactly does the State determine that people have stopped looking for work? Look at it realistically, we also have 12 million illegals in this country needing/taking jobs. The market can’t sustain the demand. Do we now have all those that the government claims “Gave up on looking for jobs” now living on the streets? Do they not have families to feed? Did those that gave up on looking for work flee to a country with a better economy and does our government track them? To say that people have given up on looking for jobs, how do these… Read more »
dragonflash
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I know a couple of people in another state who HAVE QUIT LOOKING FOR WORK. I am sure that there ARE MANY MORE.

maclll
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When someone just quits looking for work, what do they do as far as survival is concerned?

dragonflash
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other people in their family have jobs and they stay home and take care of the others.

MotherBatherick
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I agree, since people can’t rely on lame stream media for facts, we have to rely on LTC West and ourselves. We should publicly share the Data Card and post/share it everywhere we go…grocery stores, libraries, laundry mats, coffee shops, etc. Also can’t wait to bring it out next time I’m on the phone with my Californian Liberal inlaws.
Thanks for the honest reporting, Michele and LTC West!

Nzhou
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Conservatives should not only soldier on but they should nail the executive branch of government for every lie they tell. When did it become normal for a President and any of his lieutenants to tell anything less than the absolute truth. They are the leaders of the most important country on earth.

Johnny Teel
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Yep, those pesky facts are so annoying to liberal…

apf2
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Please, include a count of the people that have “left the labor market”. A drop of 3% sounds small but actually represents several million of people! Add the millions of people that the Fed has decided to exclude from their stats to the 11.3 people on the first line and you actually have almost 15 million to compare to the 12 million “before” number. But that isn’t news to the 3 million that the feds have decided to ignore!!

PMD2011
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Policies that added and continue to add to the Debt: Unfunded wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ($3 Trillions so far); Unfunded Tax Cuts ($4 Trillion /10 yrs); Medicare Prescription D; Bailouts due to Real Estate & Economic Collapse in 2007 & 2008.

Terry "OldFox" Seale
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MORE policies that add and continue to add to the Debt: Free Smithsonian Museums for the people visiting Washington DC; highway funds being wasted on “sound walls” along interstates to increase the value of real estate bought by cheapskates next to the interstate; expensive and wasteful fireworks displays at the Washington Monument; subsidies for corn for fuel programs that cause Mexicans to pay four times as much for tortillas, their national food staple; federal highway funds wasted on placing mile markers at every TENTH of a mile on interstates; the ATF which causes immense outlays for lawyers, courts and settlements… Read more »
PMD2011
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Historical balances of the US Debt per US Treasury Records based on budget years. The US Federal budget runs from Oct 1 to Sep 30. Here are the historical balances after each budget year:

>> Clinton’s Last Budget for FY 10/01/00 to 09/30/01 = $5.807 Trillion

>> Bush’ Last Budget for FY 10/01/08 to 09/30/09 = $11.909 Trillion

>> Obama’s Budget for FY 10/01/11 to 09/30/12 = $16.066 Trillion

Here’s a link to the US Treasury:

http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/histdebt/histdebt_histo5.htm