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    Re: Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Look at the revised numbers that came out today. Employment growth has been very weak for several months, before the debt ceiling debate got ugly.

    The problem that most either don't understand or don't like because it does not fit a neat political narrative is that there is a structural problem in our economy that has been glossed over for more than a decade. There seems to be no real talk about how to stem the loss of manufacturing jobs in an era of Free Trade.

    Short term fixes like the make work jobs coming out of the stimulus package can help in the short term. But as we are seeing now what happens when that spigot dries up. Not only do we lose those jobs but we have not created anything that has sustaining value.

    Why do we insist on short term answers for long term problems?
    Because, as President, everything is short term.

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    Re: Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Bush's averages don't mean jack. What matters is that he took us on a journey from budget surplus and relative prosperity to massive deficits and the worst recession in three generations.
    A budget surplus huh? I guess you haven't been around long enough to see how badly THAT has been debunked.

    Hint: You might not want to mention it anymore. It kinda makes you look like an idiot.

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    Re: Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    n

    According to an old study done by Alexander Tytler, an 18th century Scottish thinker, the average age of the world’s great civilizations is about 200 years. They go, he said, “from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, and from dependence back into bondage.”

    And John Glubb, a British historian and soldier, published "The Fate of Nations," his own analysis of the decline syndrome. He gave a slightly longer lifespan – 250 years – but laid out a life cycle similar to the one portrayed by Tytler, ending with an age of decadence brought on by “selfishness, love of money, and the loss of a sense of duty,” and marked by “defensiveness, pessimism, materialism, frivolity, an influx of foreigners, the welfare state, and the weakening of religion.”

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    I'm not sure if I buy that. History just doesn't follow such neat patterns.
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    Re: Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    I'm not sure if I buy that. History just doesn't follow such neat patterns.
    Except it does seem to reflect history and what's going on in the United States today. Did you read the link?

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    Re: Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    And what Obama inherited: economy shedding 700,000+ jobs per month, GDP shrinking at 6+% per year, financial institutions teetering on the edge of collapse, trillion+ deficit.... Nice improvement.
    A good leader takes a challenge and the hand dealt him and corrects the problem, Obama is no leader and your support for him shows that you don't understand leadership at all.

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    Re: Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    A good leader takes a challenge and the hand dealt him and corrects the problem, Obama is no leader and your support for him shows that you don't understand leadership at all.
    The GDP is in positive territory right now.

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    Re: Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    The GDP is in positive territory right now.
    And what exactly has Obama done to impact GDP?

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    Re: Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    And what exactly has Obama done to impact GDP?
    You should know you bitch and moan about it all the time.

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    Re: Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    You should know you bitch and moan about it all the time.
    I have absolutely no use for Obama and my bet is neither do you. The difference is I am honest about it.

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    Re: Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; rate unchanged

    Obama's new name, President zero

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