"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern
"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
Are you equating the 18 months of private sector job growth to Obama's policies or simply the economy bouncing back on its own?
Similarly, if you equate the 18 months of private sector job growth to Obama's policies, do you attribute the 52 months of job growth under Bush to his policies or simply to the economy functioning on its own?
Finally, if you are saying that sustainability is what is important, why are you so quick to just buy into the positive signs of Obama's without having a withdrawn and wait and see type of attitude with it while having no issue in simply shrugging away Bush's results?
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"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.