* OH, I FORGOT ABOUT THAT *
When I talked about the 7 Million new jobs created, I forgot to mention that almost 80% of these jobs are part time, with no benefits and no insurance.
When I noted that the unemployment rate had declined, I forgot to mention that the reason the unemployment rate dropped is because for every person hired, my administration dropped two people from the count, because they had exhausted their benefits, and were no longer counted as unemployed. We don't count those who have given up in despair.
When I talked about improved renewable energy gains, I forgot to mention that my administration has had a two year moratorium on issuing new leases for oil exploration, no new coal leases, and we cancelled previously issued leases for both oil and coal production.
When I mentioned that health costs are increasing at a slower rate, I forgot to mention that did not include the cost of health insurance, which is increasing at the fastest rate in 20 years.
When I talked about jobs being our highest priority, I guess I forgot that did not include Black unemployment, which has doubled to almost 15% in my five years. Except for Black teens, which now have an unemployment rate of 40%.When I bragged about the progress we have made on the economy, I forgot to mention that the American work force employment figure is now at the lowest point in 40 years.
When I bragged about the progress made on the economic front, it skipped my mind to mention that food stamp recipients have increased by 56% under my watch.My mention of the improved housing market skipped the fact that my administration is now pushing banks to approve risky real estate loans, similar to the ones that caused the housing market crash.
I said I was proud of the new consumer protections under Frank-Dodd and the Consumer Protection Agency. I forgot to mention that the regulations still being added to on a daily basis have increased bank fees for services, and lowered the ability of small local banks to issue new business loans. I also forgot to blame Bush, but I did remember to blame the evil Republicans.