Friday, September 7, 2012

Democratic presidents top Republican presidents in job creation


Yes it is hard to believe if you don't want to believe it! Here is the score:


Richard Nixon
: Increase of 7.1 million jobs
Gerald Ford: Increase of 1.3 million jobs
Ronald Reagan: Increase of 14.7 million jobs
George H.W. Bush: Increase of 1.5 million jobs
George W. Bush: Decline of 646,000 jobs

Total: Increase of 23.9 million jobs under Republican presidents


John F. Kennedy: Increase of 2.7 million jobs
Lyndon B. Johnson: Increase of 9.5 million jobs
Jimmy Carter: Increase of 9.0 million jobs
Bill Clinton: Increase of 20.8 million jobs
Barack Obama: Increase of 332,000 jobs

Total: Increase of 42.3 million jobs.


  1. To bad Barack Obama hasn't followed the path of his Democratic predecessors. George H Bush created 5 times the jobs Obama has in his single term. Barack's record 332,000 jobs pitiful. Ford with only a partial term created more jobs than Obama in his full term. Obama's record stinks. If his policies were the same as Bill Clinton's then I say let him stay, but they are not, they are so far left, more than any other president we have ever had and it shows in his job creation. NO IT IS NOT BUSH'S FAULT! Everyone has forgotten about the over regulating of banks that Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac did which caused the housing bubble which started the domino effect. Democratic legislation; compliments of Barny Frank and friends. Obama had the opportunity to pass job creating legislature in his first 2 years with full support of the House and Senate instead he passed Obama care and Dodd Frank, both which stifle job creation by creating an atmosphere of fear among business owners and the threat of raising their taxes, caused them to clam up and tighten their belt to prepare for an uncertain future. I don't doubt that Democratic Presidents in the past have created a lot of jobs, but Obama has not been one of them. Let's get rid of him. Let's give it to Romney at least we have the chance of growing the economy.

    1. This post was about Republican's claim that they are better at creating jobs. Numbers don't support it and that was the point made.

      Also, Obama was handed an economy that was losing 700,000 jobs a month during the last few months of Bush's tenure. I guess reversing that trend and turning it into a net positive may not be an achievement after all! Because recognizing the achievement will require us to change our world views.

    2. With the exception of Bush every Republican president has created more jobs than Obama. Now lets compare Bush's first term there were actually 1.1 million jobs created during the first term. Now in comparison these are low numbers of past presidents. T feel that the reason for this was the war on terror I feel that something had to be done after the horrible indecent; however I'm not sure that the best course of action was taken. The reason for the bleed out of jobs in the final year of the Bush administration dealt with 2 things 1. His lack of priority given to job creation(His fault) 2. The housing bubble that was a result of democratic legislation care of Barney Frank and friends Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac(their fault). This caused a domino effect that sent ripples through out the whole economic system, resulting in a horrible bleed out of jobs. This was both a republican and democrat problem. The democrats blame the republicans and the republicans blame the democrats, but both are to blame.

      Now Obama had full control the first 2 years of his term and did absolutely nothing to fix the problem, he tried but his policies didn't work. This was not a republican or a democrat problem it is an Obama problem. He can not fix it. I just cannot see another 4 years of these same policies. We don't have time to see if they are going to work. I might agree to consider him another four years if he were the traditional democrat such as Bill Clinton but he is not. He is something that we have never seen and what he is doing is simply not working. His whole term unemployment is above 8 percent, 6 more trillion dollars in dept just over the past not quite 4 years, a growth in government that is unprecedented thru Obama Care, and many regulatory legislation that stifles private sector growth and is hurting the coal industry if not putting it out of business, and what does he want to do double down. Another 4 years of doubling down will be devastating. What I'm saying here is not party partisanship, it's simple reason based on the past 4 years. If he was a Republican I would say get him out, because he is killing us. During the primaries I actually was pulling for Hillary to win the primary, because I saw his ideas as detrimental, and they are certainly proving to be just that.