Obama vs Bush on Unemployment in Two Very Revealing Graphs

The numbers do not lie - Obama is hands down the better jobs President when compared to George W. Bush. It's not even close.
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The numbers do not lie - Obama is hands down the better jobs President when compared to George W. Bush. It's not even close.
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With relentless misinformation from the likes of Ted Cruz, Fox News and the conservative media machine, you may be under the impression that President Obama has been a complete disaster for jobs in America. Obamacare, socialist government expansion, and handouts to the poor have all contributed to the decimation of American jobs, and the only solution is to implement massive deregulation, tax cuts, and the erosion of the welfare state.

Because all of that worked out so well under George W. Bush, as this graph from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates:

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As you can see, the Bush years at best were marginally worse than when he came into office in 2001, then literally fell off a cliff as Wall St collapsed under his watch.

Now, let's look at what happened to jobs in America under Obama (statistics also from the Bureau of Labor Statistics):

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Of course Obama inherited the mother of all messes from the Bush Administration, but after 2010 his record on jobs is nothing short of exemplary, particularly as it relates to full-time employment. We have seen almost five years of continuous growth, despite extreme obstructionism from the Republican Party that has done its best to hold the economy to ransom at every opportunity.

The numbers do not lie - Obama is hands down the better jobs President when compared to George W. Bush. It's not even close.