Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels Hates On National Economic Progress
Matt | On 20, Feb 2012
It’s an election year, so every Republican and conservative in the world is trying to speak out against anything President Obama does. I understand it. It is all a part of the game of politics.
But sometimes people can take it too far. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is one of them.
I just don’t understand this guy. He gave the GOP rebuttal to the Obama’s State of the Union speech on January 24. He took nearly every point that the president made and turned it against him. I understand that the GOP opposes a lot of what the president and Democrats do, but Daniels wasn’t making any sense.
Well, the mainstream media left the gate open for Gov. Daniels to make more public appearances since. He was on CNN’s “State of the Union” on February 19 discussing the national economic recovery.
You would think Daniels lives in a far-away third-world country when he talked about the nation’s “recovery.”
“Let’s not kid ourselves: this is the worst recovery ever from a serious recession, and history says the deeper the down, the sharper the up,” said Daniels on the Sunday talk show.
“It should have been a very vigorous one. Hasn’t been,” he added. [SOURCE]
Oh really, Mitch?
Well, according to the president’s campaign website, his Administration has created 2.6 million jobs from 2009 until September 2011. From a high of 10 percent in October 2009, unemployment has fallen almost two points 8.3 percent in January 2012.
This president was handed one of the worst recessions on record. It started in 2007 and went into overdrive in September 2008 with the collapse of some key financial firms. This was all while President Bush was still in office. I’m not naive enough to think that President Obama is completely blameless for the last three years, but I am realistic. We were in deep trouble with this economy long before the president took office.
I wonder what Gov. Daniels is doing about the 9.0 percent unemployment rate in Indiana as of December 2011? That rate was at 5.5 percent when he took office in January 2005. Where is the “vigorous” comeback in the Hoosier State? I’m sure he didn’t mention that on CNN. ::sigh::
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