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Jay Carney: Economy ‘Vastly Improved’ Since Obama Took Office

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By Doug Powers  •  July 21, 2011 06:20 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

In next year’s election, Team Obama may have no other choice but to campaign against ghosts, figments of the imagination and alternate universes — reality is an opponent they know they will not defeat. White House Spokesman Jay Carney demonstrated that at today’s press conference.

Transcript from Real Clear Politics:

“Well, two things remain uncontestably true. The economy is vastly improved from what it was when Barack Obama was sworn into office as president. We were in economic free-fall. There were predictions that we were headed to the second Great Depression. We were losing up to, over 700,000 jobs a month, we were contracting at greater than 6 percent — our economy was. So, the economy has improved. It has not improved enough.

“Well, there’s no question that we face headwinds, and the president has been very direct about that. And we need to do everything we can, across the front, to ensure we’re doing what we can to spur growth, spur job creation.”

When Obama took office the unemployment rate was 7.2 percent — today, two and a half years later, it’s 9.2 percent. Gas was about $1.79 a gallon when Obama took office. Today it’s $3.68. There are around 13 million more people on food stamps today than there were in January of 2009. Sure, almost anybody can find statistics to suit their own argument, but all finger pointing to cast blame aside, if Carney actually believes it’s “uncontestably true” that the economy has “vastly improved” since January of 2009, he needs an uncontested psych evaluation.

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