The U.S. economy has regained all the private-sector jobs lost since Obama took office

Don’t tell your Republican friends about THIS. It’ll only confuse them.

As of April, there are now more private sector jobs in the United States than there were in January 2009, when President Obama took office. You read that right. We have now replaced all of the private sector jobs lost while Obama has been president. And that was no mean feat, given that over the course of 2009, the private sector shed about 4.2 million jobs.

Unfortunately, the news is not nearly so good when it comes to the public sector, where there are currently 607,000 fewer people working than there were when President Obama took office.



  1. Tim May: Four things:

    1) You are a poster boy for dimwitted Obamaphobia.

    2) You swiped your list from elsewhere on the Internet without attribution.

    3) You offer not one shred of evidence supporting any of that crap.

    4) I stopped researching your claims after discovering this refutation of the first whopper on your list: http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthers/occidental.asp

  2. Tim May: Upon further reflection, I hereby request that you provide evidence for each of the claims you make in your list.

    Put up or shut up.

  3. First President to slow jam the news on TV.

  4. truth hurts

    Pat’s quote “Tim May: Upon further reflection, I hereby request that you provide evidence for each of the claims you make in your list.

    Put up or shut up.”

    Really Pat you must have no grasp on reality or an ego that defies it.

    NO WHERE on your chart do you give “EVIDENCE” (per your rant) where these figures come from.

    So you require evidence for Tim’s statements but we are to take YOUR chart as fact?

    You sir are a king size hypacrite.

    Second your facts fly in the face of reality.

    It is IMPOSSIBLE for Quote “more private sector jobs in the United States than there were in January 2009, when President Obama took office” given that (per the Department of Labor so save your tired old “faux news” talking point) the unemployment when he took office was 4.1 and now it is at a MINIMUM 8.1.

    I guess (unlike the saying) you can lie but you sure as heck can’t figure.

    So tell me Pat are you ideoligically blinded, in denial, or you are s self important blowhard who thinks his reality is law?

    Even for you this liberal rant is beyond all but the most die hard obama fan.

    IMO this proves liberals are really worried about this election that obama faces a real prospect of going down in defeat.

    As shakespear said “I think the lady protest too much”

    PS I left some mispellings for you so you have something to respond that makes some sort of distant logic since all you have left now is blow hard name calling.

  5. truth hurts

    As for the meat of Tim’s facts on obama.

    A 5 second search of any point comes up with the “evidence” in great number.

    So I ask you Pat as an adult trying for an adult debate.

    Exactly what facts was he wrong/in error on?

    Is that crickets I hear and tumbleweeds rolling by?

  6. andy r

    All of you goofy Republicans in Illinois might as well stay home on election day. President Obama is going to win all of the Illinois Electoral Votes. Keep up the good work Mr. Cunningham

  7. Time for a little honesty check here. To achieve the graph that purports to show all private sector jobs have been recovered since January, 2009, the BLS has had to lower the workforce participation rate to historically low levels. As a matter of fact, April’s jobs numbers were so bad, the BLS had to make a half million people magically disappear from the workforce. Bottom line, U-3 unemployment, if measured by the workforce participation rate Obama inherited, is actually 11.1%. U-6 unemployment is over 16%. If jobs are being created so rapidly by this administration, please explain why tax revenues are declining. If more people are earning a paycheck, stands to reason payroll tax deductions would be increasing, right? No, you’re right, don’t tell your Republican friends about the graph, because any educated person would laugh in your face.

  8. Tim May and truth hurts: Where’s the evidence for each of the claims on Tim’s list?

  9. Mr. Cunningham, I suggest you do not use Snopes as a source. They have been proven wrong on several occasions, and since it is run by two Democrat operatives, it shows serious bias. As for your assertion on #1 on Tims list, you are correct, there is no definitive proof Obama was a foreign student at Occidental, only anecdotal evidence based on the fact Obama admitted staying with foreign students on campus, which could indicate a scholarship for foreign students or foreign student financial aid. Also, a sworn affadavit by a US postal worker who delivered routinely to Bill Ayres’ parent’s home in Illinois in the 80s appears to support the idea. The postal worker detailed conversations he had with Bill Ayres’ mother in which she admitted to helping a foreign student through Harvard Law School. He later met that student, whom he has identified as Barack Obama. As for the last bullet on Tim’s list, George W. Bush took a 34 day vacation, however, it was on his ranch on Texas where he frequently had “working vacations.” So, the last bullet is inaccurate. However, the rest on the list are easily verifiable with a cursory search. As for andy r saying Obama will win Illinois, he is probably correct. However, the state is in serious financial trouble, is more than six months late on payables and has more than $100 billion in unfunded liabilities. It could very well be the first state to declare bankruptcy, even ahead of California.

  10. Rich: If you believe that crap about the mailman’s affidavit and Bill Ayers’ mother, you’re an even dimmer bulb than Tim Mays.

    Read this:


  11. I have a bridge to sell you in the Sahar desert, if you beleive that one

  12. Rich said: I suggest you do not use Snopes as a source. They have been proven wrong on several occasions, and since it is run by two Democrat operatives, it shows serious bias.

    Snopes has been checked out by Fact Check .org ,which belongs to the Annenberg Foundation ,and found to be completely apolitical and a reliable source for checking facts. The authors live in California. The wife is a Canadian who can’t vote in the U.S. and her husband registered as a Republican in 2000.

  13. truth hurts said: “the unemployment when he took office was 4.1 and now it is at a MINIMUM 8.1.”

    You are wrong internet breath. The unemployment rate in January of 2009 when Obama was sworn in, was 7.8%.

  14. Tim said: And it is so easy to tell when you are winning, the liberals always start name calling and attacking the messenger.

    Well, you’ve done your share of name calling and attacking the messenger. So I guess you do the same when liberals are winning.

    Tim said: George Soros is a very large contributor to Snopes,

    You disagree with Fact Check.Org which says Snopes.com is apolitical, and they have found no bias towards either party.You say George Soros is contributing and influencing Snopes. com. Do you have a link to that?

  15. Unbelievable. Mr. Cunningham and Tex, you want to back up your cause by using discredited and biased sources. The Mikklesons are NOT Republican, but in fact, extremely liberal, and have been taken to task for promoting outright false information. FactCheck is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. And who was the first Chairman of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge? That’s right, Bill Ayres. Annenberg has a history of left leaning promotion. If you actually believe these sources are unbiased, then, in the words of Mr. Cunningham, “you’re an even dimmer bulb….”
    As I said, of the list of Obama’s accomplishments posted, I see fault with only two. The rest are easily provable, which is why you are shooting the messenger rather than addressing the facts. I see it’s easier to distract than defend.

  16. Rich: If they’re “easily provable,” prove them.

  17. Let’s start with these five, and we can continue from there….
    · First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the
    United States. Has the US credit rating been downgraded? Yes. Easily provable.

    · First President to violate the War Powers Act. .Did Obama engage in Libya past the 60 days as required in the wars powers act? yes. Easily provable.

    · First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally
    obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico . Did a federal judge hold the Obama administration in contempt for placing a moratorium on offshore drilling? Yes. Easily provable

    · First President to defy a Federal Judge’s court order to cease
    implementing the Health Care Reform Law. Did Judge Vinson throw out the health care law and ordered the federal government to cease implementation? yes, Easily provable.

    · First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from
    a third party. Does PPACA, or Obamacare, force a person against their will to purchase health insurance or face penalty? Yes. Easily provable

    · First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs
    when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs.
    Did Obama admit that dhovel ready hobs weren’t so “shovel ready”? Yes. All over YouTube. Easily provable.

    OK..there’s five…any problems yet?

  18. Rich said: “The Mikklesons are NOT Republican, but in fact, extremely liberal,”

    Maybe you can help Timmy find a link for that.

    Rich said: “Annenberg has a history of left leaning promotion.”

    Walter Annenberg was a Republican, a personal friend of Reagan, and donated to Nixon and Reagan campaigns. But he believed in helping his country wherever he could. The Chicago Challenge was a donation to Chicago schools.

    To discredit Snopes or FactCheck with your connection to Bill Ayers is quite a stretch.

  19. Rich: Just off the top of my head, I see that at least two of the “easily provable” claims you make are bogus:

    –Judge Vinson in Florida granted a stay to his ruling that the health-care law was unconstitutional. He agreed with the Obama administration that it would be “extremely disruptive” to block implementation of the law while appellate courts weigh its constitutionality.

    –Standard & Poor’s, the agency that lowered the U.S. credit rating, specifically cited obstructionism by congressional Republicans. Its report said this: “Compared with previous projections, our revised base case scenario now assumes that the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, due to expire by the end of 2012, remain in place. We have changed our assumption on this because the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues.”

    The report also said this: “Our revised upside scenario…incorporates $950 billion of new revenues on the assumption that the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for high earners lapse from 2013 onwards, as the Administration is advocating.”

    Rich, you’re a pathological Obamaphobe, just like your buddy Tim May, and you’ll believe any right-wing nonsense that comes down the pike.

  20. As for that crapola about the “left-leaning” Annenbergs, consider this:

    John McCain received campaign money in 2008 from Leonore Annenberg, president and chairman of the Annenberg Foundation. which funded the Annenberg Challenge.

  21. Tim May: Arguing with you is pointless. It’s like trying to deal with a petulant 10-year-old.

    So blather on to your heart’s delight. I shant bother to respond unless you get too far out of line.

  22. Mr. Cunnigham, if you would take your lips off Obama’s posterior long enough to digest the facts, you just may learn something. Seems like you like to cherry pick quotes in order to support your position, and ignore the truth. In the case of Standard and Poor’s, you are correct in asserting that Republicans did not want the tax cuts to expire, and could have been part of revenue projections, however, allowing the tax cuts to expire would NOT have eliminated the primary reason for the downgrade: The debt to GDP ratio was “unsustainable.” That, sir, was the driving reason for the credit downgrade. By August, 2011, Obama had racked up more than $4.5 trillion in debt. By picking a miniscule portion of the report and then highlighting it as the main reason for the credit downgrade is a specious argument. The tax cuts could have expired and the debt to GDP was still on an unsustainable glide path. IT STILL IS. Could it be because we have had a budget in more than three years and there was no plan to cut long-term government spending?
    Next, Judge Vinson’s ruling. His ruling was issued January 31, 2011. His stay was issued March 3, 2011. Until a stay is issued, Mr. Cunningham, the ruling is in effect. The DOJ did not file a motion to stay the ruling until February 17, 2011. Between those two dates, the government did not stop any part of the process. They ignored the ruling. As you may recall, reporters asked the White House if they planned to obey the ruling, and Jay Carney responded, “we plan to continue to implement the law.”
    You’re a sophist of the highest order, Mr. Cunningham. Facts mean little to you. Should we keep going, or are you going to pick two out of every five points and then misrepresent the facts and create more specious arguments?

  23. Hey, Tex, maybe you can provide a link with Mr. Mikkelson’s voter registration card, huh?
    Now, let’s play a game called “Tex Logic.” Annenberg Foundation gave millions to the Annenberg challenge in Chicago. They allowed Bill Ayres to chair the foundation and Barack Obama to run the entity. That same Annenberg Foundation gave millions to ACORN and other left-wing causes, Kathleen Hall-Jamison, of Annenberg Public Policy, publishes a major hit piece against conservatives in radio, television and print, but we can’t question the motives behind factcheck, which was spun out of Jamison’s policy center. Why can’t we, according to Tex? Because Walter Annenberg was Republican, that’s why.
    Gee, Tex, I guess Nixon really wasn’t a crook, because, well, he said so. Laughable.

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