As of now, I am in control here, in the White House

WH Puts GOP On Notice: If Next Report is Bad, It’s Yours

The White House today celebrated an employment report showing the economy added 236,000 jobs and the unemployment rate declined from 7.9 percent to 7.7 percent, but it also put Republicans on notice that it may blame them if the next report isn’t quite as good.

In his monthly statement on the jobs report, White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Alan Krueger was careful to note that the data were collected before the sequester kicked in.

It is important to bear in mind that the reference period for today’s surveys was the week of February 10-16 for the household survey and the pay period containing February 12th for the establishment survey, both of which were before sequestration began.

The Administration continues to urge Congress to move toward a sustainable Federal budget in a responsible way that balances tax loophole closing, entitlement reform, and sensible spending cuts, while making critical investments in the economy that promote growth and job creation and protecting our most vulnerable citizens.

The White White House has already been making the case that even the prospect of the sequester was harming economic growth. In a briefing last week, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney alleged preparations for the sequester were already lowering gross domestic product statistics and orders for durable goods.

Carney asserted that the sequester itself will shave “a full half of a percent or more” off of GDP and cost “up to 750,000 jobs.”

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on RedditShare on LinkedInEmail this to someone

30 Responses to WH Puts GOP On Notice: If Next Report is Bad, It’s Yours

  1. You blame the GOP anyhow–big woo. Try actually managing and governing–let’s see how that works out. Job losses (what, no jobs saved?) will be nowherre near that, even if you let it drift along, Dems. Quit being such pass-agg babies–it’s tiresome.

    • I agree. The voters might finally realize that they’ve elected someone who can’t get the job done, or just doesn’t know what to do. Just like the clue-less journalist at the last press conference, they assume that being POTUS means that others have to do whatever he wants done.

      If he keeps claiming that nothing bad is his fault, then he can’t claim that anything good is because of his actions.

    • Agree, Star. The infantile, one-upmanship strategies of these propagandists is tiresome. They expend more energy looking for ways to blame Republicans than they do looking for solutions.

    • Agreed. Our President is the worse Socialist ever! The market and corporate profits at highs… Geez. He can not even get that right…

  2. This is news? Obama administration to blame Republicans?

    Off topic I would like to see a breakdown of savings the closing of WH tours produces. My suggestions for better cuts might include BO the dog’s chief of staff (who KNEW) and Valerie Jarrett’s ss detail.

    Irony. Taxpayers pay for WH. Obama is its current occupant who is paid by the taxpayers and he closes the people’s access to their home. The renter or squatter evicts the owner. When the state takes property I believe previous owners have no rights. I am convinced there is an official highly paid Pain Master on the WH staff. Probably reports to Valjar.

    • I believe the White House spends nearly $300,000 per year for a “Chief Calligrapher” and two assistants. Perhaps there’s a chance for some savings there. Or maybe the First Lady could do with one (or ten) less personal assistants.

  3. Where’s that budget Mr. President? You know, the one you’re supposed to submit by law but haven’t yet? Yeah, that one.
    Could really help with budgeting to get the (ahem)..budget from ya..

  4. Zzzzz, zzzzz, zzzzz (snoring )
    Same s**t, different day.
    Millionaire’s, billionaires, Republicans, Bush.
    I’ll bet Carey’s and Dear Leaders teleprompters haven’t been changed since ever.

    • They actually have a dart board in the WH Press Office, and Blarney, when he arrives to work ( I think they call it work) takes one dart and flings it at the board. This is a special board however, they have replaced the numbers with titles –

      Blame Bush
      Blame GOP
      Blame House
      Blame Tea Party
      Blame Bush
      Blame Bush
      Blame Millionaires
      Blame Bush
      Blame Bush

      So where ever the dart lands, the associated target is “Blame for a Day”. I think they should get a new dart board.

  5. This report was manipulated to look lower, and the next one will be manipulated to look higher so that he can blame the Republicans and the sequester. After all, the two reports before the election were manipulated to make him look good. Ho hum.

  6. This is not rocket science folks, just read Rise and Fall of the Third Reich for the next move…

    Obama’s goal is to demonize the living shit out of the republicans and anyone else who opposes him… eventually they will look like beasts with horns and bifurcated tails to enough people to justify outlawing said groups in the name of national unity and security.

    With the Benedict Arnold Gang in the Senate (yes, you John McCain, you dipshit), it’ll go a lot quicker.

    • Ahh…seems like just yesterday when McCain was calling us hobbits. Not to worry. These old bulls won’t scare off the young bucks. McCain and Grahamnesty picked a fight with the wrong men. Men who put principle above climbing up the GOP ladder.

      • Lindsey Graham got the surprise of his life today. He opened up a Twitter site and thought that everyone would be rushing to support him whereas thousands of angry people got on and called for his head. I hope he’s through.

  7. Saw this coming from a mile away when Obama tried to blame the republicans for the sequester. The Hussein administration, when it comes to demagoguery, is as transparent as Saran Wrap.

  8. What a crock of shit! Who’s at fault for the last 51 reports? Oh don’t tell me, it starts with a George and ends with a Bush, am I right?

  9. Given that the next report is bound to be an adjustment of the numbers to more accurately reflect reality, this position is a slam-dunk for Dems. “We’re going to raise the number of unemployed and you’re going to take the blame.”

    Welcome to Wonderland.