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Barrack Obama is/was a good president (economics)

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Started: 2/9/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Reformist

Pro

Barrack Obama is/was a good president (economically)

Rules:

Round 1 acceptance only
FF is automatic loss
No use of sematics to turn rules in your favor
Last round is rebuttals ONLY (No new arguements)

Happy to debate you stargate! You were my first debater. Lets see if you can beat me this time
stargate

Con

I accept your debate challenge, May the best debater win.
Debate Round No. 1
Reformist

Pro

Thank you Con for accepting the debate. We will be focusing on JUST the actions of President Obama and not the effects of global macroeconomics

Before we look at the economic success of President Obama we have to look at the failure he inherited from Bush



As we can see President Bush took a 200 billion surplus from President Clinton and turned it into a MASSIVE deficit.



Unemployment under Bush took a similar story with the spiking of unemployement to almost 8 percent.


Now that weve understood the terrible economic desicions of President Bush lets look at the economic descions President Obama has made

1. The Deficit



A common republican arguement is that obama is a big spender however this is the opposite from the truth. As we can see Bush spiked the deficit with the Iraq war costing americans billions. However thanks to Obama's economic leadership we saw a steady decrease in the deficit which decreased almost every year.

2. Unemployment



This graph shows from the time period of Feb 09 to Feb 13. Now Barrack Obama has almost led us down to a 4.5 unemployment rate as of January 2016 (1). Thanks Obama.

3. Job Creation/Growth



Job growth under Obama has been incredible. Not a single study shows that Obama has been negative in his job growth since the 2009. He had some negative growth before 2009 because he was still cleaning up the mess of Bush. President Barrack Obama has created over 15 million jobs since his time as president (2)

4. Oil Production



Oil Production is a really clear indicator of america's economy. It makes up for a large amount of America's exports. As we can see President Bush is declining sharply when it comes to oil production however when president Obama takes over we take a great lead in our oil production.

I will start rebuttals and some more arguements in the following round

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Graph Sources:

http://www.energytrendsinsider.com...
http://biggerfatterpolitics.blogspot.com...
http://www.franken.senate.gov...
http://reflectionsofarationalrepublican.com...
http://aattp.org...
http://www.msnbc.com...

Sources:

(1): http://www.tradingeconomics.com...
(2): https://ourfuture.org...
stargate

Con

stargate forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
stargate

Con

stargate forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Reformist

Pro

Extend.........
stargate

Con

stargate forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Sgt4Liberty 1 year ago
Sgt4Liberty
Come on Kid, why did you turn down my debate. I was about to take you to history, economics, math, and statistics class all at the same time. Free of charge, just like Bernie Sanders (except I'll bring facts rather than fantasy).

Let me know if you're up for a debate. I'll show you how Barack Obama is one of the worst presidents, economically speaking. I can also show you how he is one of the worst offenders of Freedom too if you like. I won't charge for that either!!!

Cheers
Posted by Sgt4Liberty 1 year ago
Sgt4Liberty
You said " We will be focusing on JUST the actions of President Obama and not the effects of global macroeconomics", then start by blaming Bush. You didn't focus on Obama's actions from the beginning!!!

Secondly, you obviously don't have a clue on economics. If you did, you'll realize that it was that Clinton was the cause of the housing bubble, along with Geithner and other cronies that Obama took under his economic wing.

I'm going to start a new debate and will destroy your arguments. Are you up for the challenge? I will show you how flawed your phony charts are and what the REAL stats are.

Let me know if you can hang with some real economics.
Posted by Reformist 1 year ago
Reformist
No I did not break my rules.

Obama has not had an economic problem im just stat ing that bush created a mess obama had to clean up
Posted by Sgt4Liberty 1 year ago
Sgt4Liberty
He broke his owns rules right from the beginning. How could the other guy forfeit? That was easy to destroy his arguments. He breaks his own rule of pointing to what were Obama's actions only, and starts blaming Bush! LAME. If you want to play those games, you can prove that Clinton was to blame for the crash under Bush (both of them).
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Vote Placed by Midnight1131 1 year ago
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Vote Placed by U.n 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro came in with statistics, charts and sources to support his argument. Con simply accepted the debate and then abandoned it.