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Tell us how you think President Barack Obama has handled the economic crisis so far. What's he done right? And what's he gotten wrong?

Declaring “manufacturing is back,” Vice President Joe Biden gave a rosy — but not entirely accurate or complete — picture of U.S. manufacturing at a March 28 campaign stop in Iowa.

  • Biden overstated — by 1.1 million — the number of manufacturing jobs lost before President Obama took office. He said the U.S. lost 5.8 million manufacturing jobs “during the 2000s, before we came in.” But that figure includes 2009 — Obama’s first year in office. The U.S. lost 4.7 million such jobs “before we came in.”
  • Biden also cherry-picked his job figures when he declared the U.S. has added “430,000 new manufacturing jobs just since 2010.” That’s true. But since the start of the Obama administration in January 2009, the U.S. has 661,000 fewer manufacturing jobs — despite the recent job gains.
  • In fact, manufacturing jobs represent a disproportionate share of job losses since Obama took office. In all, the U.S. has lost a net 864,000 non-farm jobs since January 2009 — a decline of one half of 1 percent. But manufacturing jobs are down 5 percent since then. One recent study found that at the current pace, it will take until 2020 for the U.S. to recover the manufacturing jobs lost since 2007.

Biden spoke about U.S. manufacturing to hundreds of people at PCT Engineered Systemsin Davenport, Iowa. He brought this message: “Ladies and gentlemen, I come here today with a very, very simple message: Manufacturing is back. Manufacturing is back.”

But, in describing the economic situation the Obama administration inherited, Biden overstated the number of manufacturing jobs that had been lost before he took office.x



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copy and paste fool. the first year when obama took office bushs policies were still in effect. the loses in the first year are still bushs.


poor stupid uneducated far right extremists. not only are the to stupid to give their own opinion they continue to post on a question no one is on. they are single handedly winning the election. ha ha ha ha ha ha

Anonymous Comment

If no one is on this question, why bother to post comments.  No one is going to see them.  Isn't that a big waste of your time, FrogProng?

Kathy Thinks this answer is Helpful:

Remember ANON....frog has nothing to do but post b/s on here.  Guess he feels like he is required to read my posts and yours to call us uneducated.  Everybody knows that if a person has to put someone else down by calling them names or makes fun of their financial situation that that person has a very poor self image and hates himself...leaving himself incapable of loving others....SAD SAD LIFE TO LIVE

Anonymous Comment

dFrog is a sure enough pro at name calling and all around nastiness.  


i love messing with you right wing hate mongers.

Anonymous Comment

Biden lied to us just like Obama lied to us.  Can you trust a lying leftist, especially one that smokes and still tells other people to quit smoking? 


Let me tell you, Obama isn't smoking tobacco in the White House.  He is smoking marijuana the way he did every day while he was growing up.


Lots of Muslims do that, because lying foolish Muslims push drugs on your kids too.


rocmike give it a break

Anonymous Comment

Why give it a break, Froggy?  After all, according to you, no-one is here.  That being the case, you're talking to yourself, aren't you?

Kathy Thinks this answer is Helpful:

OH poor frog.....he is such a calling at its childish state.  idiot

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