Ban, read carefully. I never said they changed how unemployment was calculated. In fact, if you look back, I said that I knew they were calculating it the same. The problem is you didn't read that. You went straight into defend Obama mode. Here is why the way it is calculated matters more now than it did before. Now, there are more and more people running out of unemployment benefits than ever before which means more and more people are no longer being counted. It has happened forever, but not at this huge of a rate. Usually, the unemployment rate counted those who were receiving benefits with SOME falling off. Now, the recovery is DEPENDING on people falling off of the government dole.
Now to your gasoline bet. You have bet me $1000 that it was higher under Bush. Well, here is some data that seems to disagree. And I'm not betting you anything. You won't pay. You will weasel your way out somehow by finding a gas station that charged more for a day and claim you're right. I'm not that childish. Facts are facts and this article will give them to you.
Gasoline up 100% under Obama - Washington Times
Now, let me try to give a simple analogy of your thinking and tell me if it makes any sense at all. So, here it goes:
Liberals like yourself consider Bush as the worst president in history or at least the last 50 years. So why do you use him as the benchmark for Obama's success? That makes no sense. If all you are is better than the worst, that doesn't make you good. Here is another breakdown.
Let's say 10 men work in a widget factory. 8 of those men make 1000 widgets per day. One guy only makes 200 per day and the last guy makes 250 widgets per day. Do you praise the guy who makes 250 because he's better than the guy who only makes 200? Or do you praise those who make 1000 and lump the other two into the same category of bad employees? That is what you and every other liberal is doing. You are praising the 250 widget guy instead of demanding that he become as good as the 1000 widget guys.
Can you understand that? It's almost like you all go to a liberal boot camp and learn to speak Obama. You all sound the same and our country is going to continue to fail as long as you guys keep praising the 250 widgets.