"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Friday, December 3, 2010

This Graph Must Be Shown To Every Voter!

This is a graph that I've seen a number of times on the great Ace of Spades blog, but here it is updated to reflect the November jobs report.   The upshot is that President Obama said that, without his stimulus plan, unemployment would go above 8%, but with it, well, you know, utopia would commence and birds would sing and the oceans would recede and the planet would begin to cool.   Or something like that.

Anyway, here's the graph that brings us back to reality:

Obama and the Democrats and the liberal media all like to deride their opposition by saying that they are the "reality-based" party, they are the parties of "facts" and "logic" and "evidence" and "science."   But, at some point, you know, a person who was really concerned with "facts" and "evidence" would conclude based on this data that Obama and his Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner, just didn't know what they were doing back in the winter of 2009 when they pushed through the stimulus package.  

Time to try a different approach. 

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