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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WATCH: Obama Lauds Strong Jobs Report In Virginia Campaign Speech

President Obama hailed this morning’s positive jobs report in a campaign speech today, declaring that the encouraging numbers are “a reminder that this country has gone too far to turn back now.”

The Labor Department estimates that the economy added 114,000 jobs in September, and reported that the economy added 86,000 more jobs in July and August than previously estimated. Crucially, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent — the lowest level since President Obama was inaugurated in 2009.

Speaking at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Obama proclaimed that “today, I believe that as a nation, we are moving forward again.”

“Our businesses have now added 5.2 million new jobs over the past two and a half years,” the president continued. “This morning we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since I took office. More Americans entered the workforce, more people are getting jobs.”

“Now every month reminds us that we’ve still got too many of our friends and neighbors who are looking for work,” Obama said. “There are too many middle-class families that are still struggling to pay the bills.”

“But today’s news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points,” he added in a thinly veiled shot at his Republican opponents. “It’s a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now.”

Unsurprisingly, Mitt Romney barely mentioned the good economic news at his campaign event in Abingdon, Virginia this morning. He did release a statement earlier in the day saying that “This is not what a real recovery looks like.”

The falling unemployment rate is just one of several indicators suggesting that the sluggish recovery is trending upward, however. Consumer confidence rose in September, and mortgage applications rose to a three-year high last week, providing a glimmer of hope for the struggling housing market.

President Obama’s full speech at George Mason University can be seen here, courtesy of C-SPAN.

  • bcarreiro

    obama be who you are……………………….get ghetto on his ass. not literally

    • hear you! Mr President puhleese put that old dog down.

  • Watch out for the “naysayers”

    • Canistercook

      With such a turn around just before an election surely there are many who may ask for reasonable evidence and have a right to it. We should not have heads in the sand.

  • Canistercook

    If it’s true and not government jobs but in industry – Great! Hopefully we will get to know

    • grammyjill

      They said most new jobs went into the healthcare industry. After that was retail.

  • He was never ghetto! I realize one thing in this debate, as my father use to say,”a good speaker stand up speak up and shut up.” That’s what the president did, and let Romney carried on with his foolish rambling.

    • You got That Right !!! Cause It’s Only Going To Get Better This Debate Has Gave Obama More Ammo To Fight Romney With Cause It’s Now Part Of Obama New Ads That Got Romney Running Against Romney LOL Flip Flopping On All The Issues He Was For Now His Against LOL Stating Can You Trust Him To Run This Country!! And That Answer Is A CLEAR NO!!! You Can’t Run No Country being On Both Sides Of The Fence!!! LOL

      • peteserb

        Anyone who would trust the muslim marxist in the whitehouse should get what they deserve. But why punish the rest of the nation for liberal stupidity?

  • My niece and I were wandering if anyone notice how Romney looked like he was on drugs, or are we the only ones that noticed it. We’re Canadians and have no stake in the election, so we see people for who they are in this. Not bias at all.

    • grammyjill

      Yes, I noticed. I also noticed how much he blinked(a sign of lieing) and that his eyes don’t move. Strange man. Rather than his taxes, I think I’d like to check out his medical records.What could be wrong with him? Whatever it is I don’t want it in the White House. Even his wife is worried about his mental health.

  • The President has been working while republicans schemed! LOL! Obama 2012. The dude is quiet but obviously knows what he’s doing!

    • You Damn Right He Knows What He Doing He Give Romney The Rope To Hang Himself With!!! LOL Jobs Are Up With No Help What So Ever From The GOP/Tea Party American Taliban!!

  • This is good news for our neighbors and for the president, even though the retards doesn’t give him credit for it. Nothing he does is good enough for the “ole white boys” club. Mr. President we Canadians wishes you success and four more years.

    • SaneJane

      Thanks Pauline.

  • Johnny

    The ONLY reason employment may be lower is cause those out of work for a long time simply gave up looking. The actual percentage is more like 16%+ and guess what that is more than double than when obama took office. All it did so far is put more on government social help such as welfare.

    • SaneJane

      The latest numbers are based on contacts with people who answer whether or not they are working so how did you get to your conclusion? You last sentence isn’t quite clear. What is the “it” that put more people on welfare? I thought one measure of jobs lost or gained was how many people applied for or are receiving unemployment payments. How does welfare figure into the job figures?

    • Del WS

      You do realize that’s been true for employment figures during every Presidency and I also hope you realize that in order to keep down inflation there’s a necessary unemployment figure — I believe it’s 5%, though I’m not absolutely sure.

  • Mr. Romney giving things to the states is not very wise just look at the state of California, big mess and you want to add to it, bad ideal. He talks about the state where he was governor but what worked for that state, well not work for 50-states. You are bad choice for the american people.

    • grammyjill

      The state where he was govenor he is so liked that he is trailing by 28%. And they know him best.

  • Johnny

    Where I come from a man’s word is his bond. If a man says one thing and does another he is a liar. That being said, when obama was running in 2008 he made statements such as: If elected the 1st thing I will do is do away with the Patriot Act — Guess what it is still with us and it is much stronger. If elected I will cut the national debt in half or I do not deserve a 2nd term. Guess what it more than doubled. If elected the I will not raise taxes on the middle class. If you make less than $250,000/a year your taxes will not be raised. Guess what they are going way up in January of 2013. That are only a few of his so-called promises.
    In light of his lack of holding to his work/bond you may believe what ever you like. As for myself, I hold him and all men to their word.

    • SaneJane

      I notice you didn’t mention Romney. Could that be because he changes his promises daily? I am curious what you think about him if you hold all men to their word.

    • Del WS

      I don’t know whom you’re going to vote for then because Romney is accumulating whoppers fast and it’s a bit different, in the case of the President, to believe you’re going to be able to do something and then bumping up against the reality of finding out other people and circumstances have to be part of it for it to happen.

    • grammyjill

      When he was running he did not know he was stuck with a do nothing congress. He did try to get rid of the patriot act. Congress said no and added to it. When he was running he didn’t know that two wars, medicare part d, tarp, and an auto bailout were not on the books and not paid for. That’s over 11 trillion dollars that were a complete surprize. As for the taxes, the republicans refuse to let the middle class have a tax break unless the rich get an even bigger tax break. And Grover Norquist made every republican sign an oath to raise no taxes. So, the only choise is to let the tax breaks go away and start over.
      Do you hold the republicans to their word? They are the ones screwing us. I watch the House and Senate on tv so I do know of which I speak.

  • Rommie does not want to hear that his REPUB’s President leader and his REPUB’s congressmen were producing -800k job a month with 12.8% unemployed and 23% underemployed growing from jan 2007 through Nov of 2009!Rommie does not want to hear that his repub had over 11 TRILLION Dollars deficit and both Reagan/Bush2 broke World RECORDS in deficits spending and Bush and hidsREPUB brought down THE DOW to 6300 by Jan2 20,2009 when Obama took over and its Now 13,555 and took us out of the recession and save over 2 Milllions jobs from auto workers to Bank employees while the REPUB block every avenue in front of Obama from day 1.In the latter the REPUB’s have always block the working classes and have never in last 30 years passed a direct piece of Federal legislation for working people or for small businesses under 500 million Cap that went directly to assist them -NEVER!

  • grammyjill

    Romney was on tv a few minutes ago and took back everything he said at the debate. Guess he upset his puppetn masters.

  • coxel

    The president is a smart man, he used the old bait and switch now he can jump all over Mittens like fleas on a dog..

  • SaneJane don’t look for an answer that makes sense anymore than his statement made sense…smh… Wht he should do is go and read connemarasports comments..@ Johnny You Gonna Learn Today

  • rippper

    I’m not surprised that Massachusetts is down on Romney. It’s public record shows what a liar he is. All he did was raised state fees when he was governor. And he also made sure that his friends in the construction business got a lot of the jobs on the “Big Dig”. Does anyone remember that fiasco?Wasted taxpayer’s money for that one. Why don’t the republicans check these things out? Republicans aren’t really happy that Romney got the nomination, but they’re stuck with him now. But the republicans have a reputation for big mistakes.

  • peteserb

    Baloney there was no “strong” jobs report. It’s a fact that the numbers were manipulated for the whitehouse. How could the insignificant number of jobs added encourage the 23 million unemployed? Obama is not about jobs, Obama is about Obama!

  • As an Obama supporter. I hope his performance in the last debate was part of a larger strategy. He just can’t let a lyer like Romney talk over him next time.

  • copper1234

    Obama won the battle of truthfulness at the debate. He also explained his plan very well. He definitely was a little off key. If I had the burden of the whole world on my shoulders I would have been much worse. Liars are always calm cool and collected’ That is my observation of the many I have known.

    • I Agree And He Didn’t Lie And Flip Flop Doing It Either!!!

      • Don

        FIRST ROMNEY WANTS TO GET RID OF MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY, THEN HE STATES THOSE WHO ALREADY RECEIVING THESE BENEFITS BUT THOSE NOT RETIRED WILL HAVE TO DECIDE IF THEY WANT THE REGULAR PLAN OR A PRIVATE PLAN [I GUESS ROMNEY WILL MAKE SURE BAIN CAPITAL HAS A HAND IN THIS.]

    • Don

      OBAMA WAS OFF KEY BECAUSE ROMNEY WAS DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND BECAUSE HE GAVE US SOME ERRONEOUS MATHEMATICAL CALCULATIONS THAT MADE HIM TO BE A TRUE LIE. OBAMA WAS LETTING ROMNEY DO MUCH OF THE CONVERSATION SO WE COULD SEE HE DID NOT KNOW HOW TO CALCULATE THE INFO ABOUT THE Taxes. I THINK OBAMA WAS VERY GOOD

  • If mitter mouth happens to win, and our country keep going in the direction it has been, mitter will be on TV every day saying..See what i have done..The problem ,is he’s kinda like baby bush, so don’t bet the farm on it, unless your one of the 1% who can count on a few more billion in their pockets

  • onedonewong

    as Jack walsh has said Barak is COOKING the books

    • robertvsoto

      No, the right is cooking their brains, trying to figure their next move. they should probably run to the wall street to gorge their greedy minds with the prospects of ever more for their
      next chance to rig the votes in their favor for the good of their intense greed. In the mean time they can also find another Norquist to do their bidding. What a mess these crooks are
      allowed to flurish for the benefit of globalized chicanery

      • They Are All Ready Brain Dead If They Cook Their Brains It Wont Matter Not One Little Bit!!! LOL Their Brains Not Working No Way!!! LOL

      • Don

        I THINK WE SHOULD SEND ROMNEY AND RYAN BACK TO COLLEGE TO GET NEW TRAINING AND HOW TO PROPERLY CALCULATE.

      • onedonewong

        Its just the standard Chicago thuggery that Barak and his den of thieves are used to.. The REAL numbers will come out Nov 10th an all of a sudden the BLS will find a “glitch” in their reporting statics

    • ace

      Old Jack is smart and he is right .

  • ace

    Obama has not told the truth sence he has been in office .

  • ACE -You only hear and read what you fit into your dislike for a Obama. It clear that you are a bias individual. Just might be prejudice. These feeling is helping you to make mistakes that continue to hurt others in the country with people like you feeling and not looking at things openly. Frankly you can’t see the truth if walk in front in of you. You and others would challenge Jesus if mean you right. Mitt is a flip-flopper and you know it. Just check the facts before commenting – He a liar too. Obama too,but not like Mitt. Check the facts.

  • Don

    The only President that I KNOW ABOUT THAT ACTUALLY GOT JOBS FOR PEOPLE WAS FDR, A DEMOCRAT. i DON’T REMEMBER ANYONE ELSE EXCEPT ONE WHO STARTED THE PEACE CORP.

  • Governor Romney criticized President Obama, but Governor Romney is not offering a clear picture of what he would do to improve the economy. He said he had a plan to help the middle class. One of his plans, which I didn’t like was let the states be in control and not the
    the Federal Government. I was employed by the state just about nine years. Every year the
    State Legislators make changes. I retired at the age 66, but if I had retired at the age 65 I
    wouldn’t have lost my insurance.

    President Reagan 1981- 1989 the economy began to change, under his leadership
    a lot of companies emerged. Southwestern Bell with AT.T which a lot of people in my town
    Huntsville, Tx. lost their jobs. Most of the jobs was moved to big cities like Houston, Tx.
    and Dallas, Tx. Some of the families in Huntsville, Texas who had children and buying homes
    could not move. President George W. Bush 1989-1993 didn’t help the economy.
    President Bill Clint 1993- 2000 had a different strategy which improved economy a little.
    President George W. Bush 2001- 2009 the economy got worse. Looking at the pass records
    of the Republican presidents have done nothing to improve the economy. President Obama
    2009 got all of this dump in his lap.

    Some of the things President Obama promised, he got done. Withdrawing American
    troops from Iraq ,helping the banks,and auto bailout that is just some of the things.
    One if the most wonderful things I thought that he did was to make sure that those
    people who were getting unemployment benefits got it before Christmas so they could buy
    food and other things they needed.

    Middle class you need to do a lot of thinking and praying before you vote.

    May God bless America

    Frankie