Paul Ryan: Carter years look like the good old days compared to Obama’s economy

Hammering home the idea that Obama can’t say we are better off than we were four years ago, Paul Ryan made a great point this morning by saying that every president since the Great Depression that has run for reelection could say that America was better off today than it was four years ago – except Jimmy Carter and President Barack Obama. In fact he says that the Jimmy Carter years look like the good old days compared to where we are now.

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  • Pfffttt…. Ryan and his American optimism… who does he think he is STANDING UP for a better future like that?

    – Empty chair

    • opinionatedhermit

      In response to Empty chair:

      I don’t think Paul Ryan can do that to himself, either.

  • bayway48

    “Am I better off now than 4 years ago?” This afternoon I was filling up for the coming work week commute. $3.62 per gallon. In 2008, even after Hurricane Ike hit my area in Texas, $2.18. Before Ike it was as low as $1.39! No, I am not better off.

    • DebbyX

      I gassed up last week. Here in CT in my neck of the woods, it was $4! Outrageous!

      • Sheya

        Quit complaining folks : )

        In my neck of the woods we pay $2.20 a LITRE that’s about $10 a gallon. And if Obama gets re-elected you’ll find out how that feels in no time.

        On second thought, DO complain maybe it’ll help me too eventually.

        • PVG

          Where the heck are you? I thought CA was bad at $4.18 a gallon! Good thing my job is only 12 miles away.

          • Sheya

            Across the pond, where we are all socialists. London!

            • Stay strong, Sheya. You have a real uphill battle defending conservatism in the UK.

          • bobemakk

            We are no where near better off than under Bush. Gas $4 per gallon for regular here on Long Island. AND all of this can be blamed on Obama. He lied when he said we are drilling more than ever before. Politically uneducated people believe him. He closed the east and west and gulf coast drilling and won’t open the Keystone pipeline, creating a loss of thousands of jobs and making us depend on foreign oil even more. If Obama is re-elected gas and oil will climb even higher. He wants US to be socialists and rely on the government for everything. I am not from the government but I did work for the government, and I am not here to help you. You will have to help yourself by voting for Romney/Ryan to get this country back on track.

        • proudhispanicconservative

          Wow I feel bad for you, its a clear example where we are going to end up if we dont change course from the massive government.

        • MLCBLOG

          Where are you?? gas by the liter??

        • DebbyX

          My thoughts and prayers are with you 🙂

      • MLCBLOG

        We’ve been paying $4 in Calif for a while now.

    • bobemakk

      None of US are better off. Obama and his cronies try to tell people they are better off, and the ones who are, are the ones receiving money from social programs that Obama has increased. There are more people in the US on food stamps and welfare than any time before this administration. AND it’s our money paying for these lazy, good for nothing leeches who don’t want to work, all they want is Obama bucks.

    • redheadgrl

      Yep. Gas prices doubled. Interest rates on student loans now 6.8% instead of the low 3% when run by private banks. House has lost $40,000 in value. Investments also lost about 40% and haven’t gained back. Food is getting expensive (and I’m a single!). Definitely NOT better off!

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    I know I am not better off, the inflation is way up. my kids are feeling it also, grocery prices. gas prices up. can not wait till nov 6th and he is voted out. we still face hard times after that, seeing barry nor reid nor any lib wanted to cut anything they just piled on our debt.

  • wodiej

    The only thing I take issue w is the working across the aisle HS. When Romney did this as Governor, he got the label liberal and in some cases, rightly so. We don’t need any more reaching across the aisle. The liberals need to at least come to the center or screw them and we’ll fix America without them

    • PVG

      That’s why we need to take the Senate, replace McConnell with DeMint, and replace Boehner with West.

  • How bad can you be when Carter looks like an Economic Powerhouse and you and Economic Disaster!!! Good Grief!! Anyone that remembers Carter..remember the MISERY INDEX???? What we are living is the Horror Index under the Marxist!

    Great contrast Paul!!

    • MaxineCA

      Ah geez, I not only remember the misery index, I lived it (gas rationing, long lines at the pumps if you could get gas, extremely high interest rates, etc.). The peanut farmer was not only a horrific president on the economy, but very ignorant & dangerous on foreign affairs.

      I understand the old peanut farmer will be speaking the the DNC convention. Guess they are bringing out their best and their brightest! Gosh, too bad I’ll miss that, since I don’t plan to watch ANY of the convention.

      • 1mathteacher

        I’m not going to watch it either. On my list of fun things to do, watching the DNC is way down the list….like below “eating thumb tacks” and on my list of important things to do, it’s below “count the parking spaces at Walmart.”

        I cannot imagine what it would take to get me to watch it, but I’m pretty sure it involves Dramamine and lots of money.

        • proudhispanicconservative

          I will not watch I have no desire to throw the remote at my tv after they lie, lie, lie, etc.

      • Patriot077

        I lived it too, Max. I was young and dumb then but even I knew Carter was a disaster! Surprisingly there are ex Carter folks right in there with zero’s crowd.

      • MLCBLOG

        Not only that but 22% inflation!!! Do they even measure it that way any more? and malaise. I remember the malaise.

        It was a picnic compared to today under these destructive 1960’s radicals.

        • MaxineCA

          Since that time they have removed food and fuel prices from the inflation calc. Can’t recall when that happened. What the heck is more important than food and fuel costs to our daily lives? It impacts absolutely everything. Oh wait, it was probably changed by the same morons that don’t report the REAL unemployment numbers (U6).

          I don’t believe ANY numbers coming out of DC. OK, maybe the 16T deficit is accurate by “their” accounting, but it doesn’t include all of the unfunded or underfunded liabilities we have for government pensions, last I heard. It is in the multiple trillions, maybe hundreds of trillions, I don’t recall the number but it is huge and makes the 16T look insignificant.

          We are in very deep doo doo and Obama wants to “invest” more. Is it Nov. yet?

  • Sheya

    Someone should ask Obama if he thinks he himself is better off. Dropping from around 65% to 45% MUST hurt.

    • johnos2112

      If you have seen 2016 you can understand why Obama wants to take this country down to size. Obama is truly a dangerous man!

      • Patriot077

        I can see where his ideology originates and it just shows how ill informed he is.

        And yes, he is desperate to be powerful to make his sorry life worthwhile.

        • johnos2112

          I do not think he is ill informed.  This is all intentional!  He wants to take this country down to size.  Pure evil!  He thinks the US is about being an occupier.  We all know that the US is about being Liberators!

          • MLCBLOG

            So well put!!

            ,,,not occupiers but liberators. True.

          • Patriot077

            By ill informed, I meant that he has not educated himself about any alternative ideologies.

            His efforts are certainly intentional and pure evil and I don’t think he ever spent any time looking at the other side of the coin.

            I can’t understand how anyone can think of the US being an occupier. We have never taken land from those we helped liberate. Except the land it took to bury our dead in the two World Wars.

  • aZjimbo

    Paul Ryan in full attack mode. I like it.

  • Sober_Thinking

    I love that this was on CNN. Even these phonies have to televise this truth now and then – just in case R & R somehow manages to win.

    This is light against darkness. We are literally at war. The truth vs. the lies of the left. Those clowns have absolutely nothing… not a single thing.

    This should be a landslide election for R & R… ALL 50 states. I don’t get how ANYONE can support the left or sit on the fence on this one. There is no comparison… there is no choice… vote for R & R or kiss America goodbye.

    And most of us on this site would rather fight than allow that to happen.

  • LiberalBoycotter

    I will have to admit I voted for Carter, much to my chagrin. I was one of the many people who still believed what I had been taught. Thank God, I came to my senses and I did not vote for this Democommie. I became a Republican, when I looked around and the only people who were supporting the Democommies were lunatics, people on the dole, or a bunch of people who were morons.

    I remember waiting in the gas lines, and seeing blocks of houses here in the state of Washington that were empty. We only had Boeing at the time and the sign on I-5 read last person out please turn out the lights…

    Well, if Barry, gets reelected we won’t have any lights cause we won’t be able to afford them. My gas & electricity bill have gone from $35.00 per month in the summer to $100.00 plus per month. Gas in this state is $4.08 per gallon, and that is at Costco which is the lowest gas around.

    Vote Barry, and everyone will know what the dark ages looked like!!!!!


      I’m glad you came to your senses, too.

  • marketcomp

    I don’t know about Romney being a “Conservative Republican,” but OK I get the point.

    • Indeed. I have lost a lot of the respect I had for Paul Ryan for telling this lie over and over. Romney ran to the left of the Democrat he ran against and denied he even was a Republican saying that registration was just a technicality. He can not point to a single conservative accomplishment except inconsequential vetoes that do not mean anything as they passed anyway. The least Paul should do is say Romney was a liberal Republican.