Awful… Obama Makes Lying About Ohio Auto Jobs a Campaign Staple

You just knew this would happen…
Barack Obama took credit for the economy in Ohio in a trip to Toledo on Labor Day. And, he had the audacity to attack Governor Kasich while taking credit for the recent turnaround.
The Washington Post reported:

“John Kasich stood up there and told everybody that Ohio is now number one in the Midwest in job creation, fourth best in America — which got folks kind of confused, because if it’s all Obama’s fault and nothing is going right, what’s going on in Ohio?” the president asked a crowd at a Labor Day rally in Toledo. “Now, I guess the theory was that it’s all the Governor’s doing. But I think we need to refresh his memory — because a lot of those jobs are autoworker jobs like yours.

For the record… Governor Kasich was talking about jobs created in Ohio since January 2011, when he came into office. Since he took over the state he has created 122,300 jobs to make Ohio jobs growth 4th in the nation and 1st in the Midwest.

In fact, when President Obama explicitly said that “a lot of those jobs are autoworker jobs like yours” it was COMPLETELY untrue. And yet the president has the audacity to run ads on this falsehood.

The autoworker jobs (auto manufacturing and auto parts manufacturing) are NEGATIVE 3,200 since January 2011. In fact, they are down more than 16,000 jobs since the bottom dropped out on the industry in January 2009. How can an industry that is NEGATIVE 3200 jobs be a part of 122,300 new jobs in Ohio?
It just doesn’t work.

Here are the charts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that shows the negative growth in autoworker jobs in Ohio.

Cranks can argue all they want about whether some jobs are still around in Ohio because of the bailout, or whether a structured bankruptcy would have kept them around anyway, but it’s absolutely impossible to say Ohio’s jobs comeback is due in any part to autoworker jobs. The fact is Ohio is growing across a number of sectors thanks to renewed confidence in how Ohio does business. In fact since Kasich took office Ohio eliminated its record-setting $8 billion budget shortfall while cutting taxes by more than $800 million, both S&P and Moody’s upgraded Ohio’s credit outlook.

Ohio’s economic turnaround has nothing to do with Obama or autoworker jobs. And, yet Barack Obama has repeated this lie several times.
Is it wrong to expect more from our president than blatant lies at campaign rallies?

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  • Sarah
  • Mama Grizzly

    Disinformation is the stock and trade of the commies.

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  • Tricky_Dick

    Obama + lips moving = liar

  • Freedom! Keep our FREEDOM!

    I wonder why he didnt tell OHIOANs they will have the HIGHEST electricity bills in ALL 50 states-the highest in all USA?? $16 per kilwo watt to………………………….$367! wow. How bout all those coal mines and boliers being shut down??? He’s their hero! Food gone up 4x, because of grain being subsidized, gas tripled and NOW prescription drugs doubled! SAM-e was $22 now $42. Everything under this jerk is going sky high! He wants to bring America to her knees and looks like he likes it there. We are doomed and America was once a great Nation until the demon rat communists took over–and they call Repubs war mongers but they kill children and want us to pay for the murders with our taxes! 159 new govt agencies are a comin!

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  • Mad Hatter

    We have to email this type of stories to people they know since the media are cover up artists for the Alinsky President.

  • Mad Hatter

    **to people we know** typo

  • Patty

    “Most toddlers have more than 89 cents in their little piggy banks let alone what was in our treasury,” he said, speaking in Tampa, Fla.

    That was a great line and the Rep. Governors have done more in there states then Hollywood elite Obama.

  • Patty

    The Reform Governors Who Led the Way


    Credit Barack Obama for the revival of GOP fortunes. Voter backlash to the president’s liberal policies gave Republicans the House in 2010, but the more immediate effects were in the states. Of the 29 current Republican governors, 21 have taken office since 2010. Midterm voters also gave the GOP unified control of 26 state legislatures, providing their newly elected leaders the firepower to pursue their reform agendas.

    A crisis situation also provided opportunity. For all the talk of Washington rushing headlong toward a fiscal cliff, the states have already arrived there. Years of overspending and accounting gimmicks to paper over growing state pension and health costs have collided with the economic downturn and a sudden drop-off of federal stimulus funds.

    “The fiscal reality hit the states sooner, and hard, because—unlike Washington—they have to balance their budgets,” says Jonathan Williams, director of tax and fiscal policy at the American Legislative Exchange Council. “The problems were simply too big to ignore anymore, and it set the stage for reforms that not long ago weren’t even on the table.”

    Nowhere have the changes been more striking than in the budget and structural reforms enacted by Mr. Christie (who took office in 2010) and Mr. Walker (who hit the ground running in January 2011). Their high-profile wins over state legislatures and unions were the first signs of reformist Republican governors taking on the public entitlements that are crowding out more vital budget priorities.

    Mr. Walker’s singular achievement was limiting collective bargaining, which had given unions a lock on state spending. The end of union control has liberated local governments to use competitive bidding to reduce costs for public-school health-insurance plans, to rationalize state employment, and altogether to save taxpayers more than $1 billion annually and reduce property taxes.


  • Patty
  • lizzy84

    Classless putz.


  • Patty

    GOP Governors: Obama Is Killing The Economy — Except In My State!

    For example, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell boasted Tuesday night in his convention speech: “We’ve added 151,000 net new jobs. We’ve had nearly $1.4 billion in budget surpluses and we’ve done it by keeping regulation and litigation to a minimum, and we haven’t raised taxes!”

    in his own address to the convention Tuesday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said: “But ladies and gentlemen, when over those last four years we had lost 400,000 jobs, in Ohio today we have grown new jobs by 122,000 — 120,000 families better off. But you know what? The wind is in our face — the president has given us headwinds.”

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a superstar of the convention after his victory in the state recall election, declared Tuesday night: “Like many places across the country, Wisconsin lost more than 100,000 jobs from 2008 to 2010. Unemployment during that time topped out at over 9%. But because of our reforms, Wisconsin has added thousands of new jobs and our unemployment rate is down from when I first took office.”

    Indeed, Walker himself was aware of this problem back in June, in a breakfast meeting with reporters — though he believed credit should rightly belong with the GOP governors:

    “If you look at not only Wisconsin, but a number of key swing states, there’s Republican governors in those states who have put in place aggressive policies that have helped turn the economy around,” he said. “And so, oddity of oddities, one of the beneficiaries of that might be the president.”


    He belongs in Hollywood where they condemn America and read from teleprompters.

    Bye Bye Bo, second job is waiting for you.

  • Patty

    Governors can turn it away. Obama look at the guy. Yes, Putz. And he is downsizing the nation piece by piece.

    He needs four more years? Dear God, we will be living in huts of Indonesian.

  • Oliver

    I think all politicians get good at manipulating the facts to their advantage, but Oblamer is just an outright liar, who doesn’t even bat an eye when he tells one of his whoppers.

  • Cindy Starfish

    Here are 95 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, and cronyism

  • T. Thompson

    OK, so it’s wrong-yes definitely it’s wrong and the stats back it up-my question is; WHO has the kahuna’s to run an ad or call him on it-the in the pocket liberal media??? please someone with some of those K’s I was referring to Call him OUT>>>frustration and beating the head doesn’t get a damn thing done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Patty

    Obama calls to thank Planned Parenthood for election-year help

    Read more:

    This is what this idiot does, but sends form letters to the families of our dead troops.

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  • Patty

    And this:

    Worse Than Solyndra: Obama Admin Buying Maine Senate Seat with Crony Energy Loans

    Start investigating, someone please. We are screaming for it out it.