Judging by the way he left the world and our economy in turmoil it’s incredible to believe that anyone would be treating former President Barak Hussein Obama like a rock star. But then comes San Francisco.
Thursday a crowd of up to 100 cheering people gathered outside to catch glimpse of the former U.S. president as he was leaving the Airbnb offices. Airbnb confirms that Obama visited the offices Thursday and said in a statement he was invited by the CEO Brian Chesky to participate in a discussion.
President Obama and Chesky have a close relationship going back to 2015 when Chesky was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship.
— SFGate (@SFGate) May 25, 2018
But what was perhaps the most unbelievable part of the appearance was when the “seals” in San Francisco cheered as the former president stepped out of his motorcade. Obama seemed like he was taken aback by the display and said, “Aren’t you all supposed to be at work right now?’”
Although the people there almost fainted by the comment in the same way pre-teen girls faint at the sight of Justine Bieber, or whoever is considered “hot” these days. The question is very ironic considering how this President left the American Economy in shambles and the unemployment numbers at the highest level they have been in decades.
No, Mr. President, most in San Francisco don’t have jobs to go to. Didn’t your motorcade drive by the thousands of tent cities all over the city? Or the human feces all over the streets who were both caused by the same ideology which a community organizer like yourself wanted to bring to the whole nation?
Here is more on Obama’s jobs numbers via CNSNews:
“Excluding January 2009, the month when Barack Obama was inaugurated, unemployment has stayed above 8 percent, which is longer than under any other administration since the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) started measuring the monthly jobless rate: Over 8 percent for 43 months during Obama compared to a total of 39 months above 8 percent between 1948 and 2008.
Over the course of 50 years, the unemployment rate in the United States was above 8 percent for a total of 3 years and 3 months; under Obama alone, the rate has been above 8 percent for 3 years and 7 months.
Also, no other president presided over three consecutive years of average annual unemployment of more than 8 percent before Obama, according to the BLS data.
The rate was above 8 percent throughout 1975, under President Gerald Ford, and throughout 1982 and 1983, under President Reagan. However, the rate went to 7.8 percent in February 1984 and continued to fall steadily under Reagan – at the end of his second term in 1988, unemployment was down to 5.3 percent.
According to the BLS, starting in 1948, unemployment in the United States never surpassed 8 percent until January 1975, when it hit 8.1 percent. In the Carter years, it fluctuated between 7.5 percent and 5.6 percent. And from February 1984 to January 2009, the rate fluctuated from a high of 7.8 percent to a low of 3.9 percent.
When President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, unemployment was 7.8 percent. The next month, it climbed to 8.3 percent and peaked at 10 percent in October 2009. It remained above 9 percent for all of 2010, before falling to 8.9 percent in May 2011, rising again to 9 percent in April, and dropping again to 8.9 percent in November 2011. For all of 2012, the rate has been above 8 percent.
Prior to Obama, no president presided over three years of average annual unemployment of 8 percent. The average annual unemployment for 2009 was 9.3 percent, in 2010 it was 9.6 percent and was 8.9 percent in 2011.