Obama says it could be worse at a speech yesterday in Racine, WI. According to Obama, Unemployment could be 15 percent, and not 9.6 percent as it is.

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His argumentation is that of a kindergartner. If it were 15 percent he could say, “at least its not 20 percent.” If 50, “at least its not 75 percent.”

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Can’t he get it in his head that 9.6 percent is an abysmally bad number on top of the fact that it is higher than the maximum 8 percent that he promised if his stimulus got through?

Americans have longer memories than you think, Mr. Obama,  and we are not going to let you get off downplaying a 9.6 percent unemployment rate.

There are 15 million people who won’t accept, “at least its not 13 or 14 or 15.”

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Obama: “The problem is, number one, it’s hard to argue sometimes, things would have been a lot worse. Right? So people kind of say, yeah, but unemployment is still at 9.6. Yes, but it’s not 12 or 13, or 15.”