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Q. Why Are US Exports Not the Capitol of Ireland? September 7, 2014

Posted by geoff in News.
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A. Because they’re not Doublin’

Doubling exports would be a good idea, if there was a way to accomplish it that didn’t rely on sheer dumb luck. Unfortunately for our president (and our economy), he couldn’t find a way and he’s not very lucky.

Five years, he said. Doubling exports was critical to our economic recovery, so he promised to double them in 5 years.

With only 5 months to go, here’s how he’s done:

ExportsRealityvsObamaSep2014

When I look at that chart, I see the work of a man whose policies killed off export growth a year after he took office.

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