I submitted a few- mostly purely mocking, but some semi-legit. One was this:
#AskDems If the economy is doing better, why are there still ~500K fewer people employed today than Jan 2009?
Which got the response:
@Dedicated10ther It's a deep hole we were in & still working our way out, which is why investing in education, job-training is so critical
From Representative Doris Matsui (@RepDorisMatsui for those who wish to mock her).
Really? Representative? That's your answer? "It's a deep hole?"
Barack Obama "Inherited" an economy on par with what Ronald Reagan "Inherited" from Jimmy Carter. In many respects it was much better off.
Because of his policies, and 2 years of Democrat control of the White House and Congress, we spiked to 10%+ (official) unemployment. Written law was subverted, and the ability for the economy to right itself was disrupted.
With the Tea Party uprising of 2010, we've put a bake on some of the worse ideas, but that's about all.
You OWN the economy, Democrats. Every lost job, every foreclosed home, every bankrupt business: you own them. Why should I listen to you on anything?
But, to take you at your word: "Investing in education" does not require that the tax-payer be on the hook for loans taken so someone could study African Tribal Bongo Evolution. Investing in job-training does no good if the jobs for which people are trained don't exist.