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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It's good news, but really, no president controls the economy. They don't deserve the blame or the credit.

    Just saying.
    Oh...so...it's not Bush's fault?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What's wrong with it?

    Are you saying that the American people aren't resilient enough to prosper, even with a president who is trying to destroy the country?
    He just can't take in Obama's agenda because he listened to Obama, and believed "Him".
    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT on Nov 8th, 2012 View Post
    Over the next four years the economy will continue to rebound and we will gradually get deficits under control. The real esate market will rebound, unemployment will fall to 6.5% or below, and GDP growth will stand at 3.5 - 4%. We won't be in any wars. And conservatives will still be whining.

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhapsody1447 View Post
    This x100. All these talking points about jobs pisses me off. Politicians assume way more credit than they deserve. If you have free time, I highly recommend listening to this podcast. It examines how exactly politicians claim to have "created" (or in Obama's case "saved") private sector jobs.

    How To Create a Job | This American Life
    Great podcast.

    The Tuesday Podcast: How Do You Create A Job? : Planet Money : NPR

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Maybe Obama shouldn't have spent $5 trillion in just three years. Whatcha think?
    Aside from the stimulus, Obamacare, and a few other things, the most significant part of the increase in the debt has been due to built-in baseline increases in entitlements and unemployment benefits due to the recession.

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It's good news, but really, no president controls the economy. They don't deserve the blame or the credit.

    Just saying.
    That's true, but most of the public doesn't think this way which is why it matters politically.

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I have way too much common sense to believe that a one percent increase is anywhere close to awesome.

    I hope Obama runs on that this year.
    I'm not sure if i trust the "1 point of GDP" number to begin with because I'm wary of the effects of the payroll tax cut, but if you understand anything about economics, you'll realize even a 1 percent bump in GDP number is rather significant. To put things in perspective, it amounts to about 140 billion dollars over a year.

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    All growth is cumulative, 1% here and 2% there adds up in a hurry over 10 years. Thats why I think the regulatory burden increasing by as much as it has in the last 15 years is an extremely big issue.

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Oh...so...it's not Bush's fault?
    Not really, no. But I'm not surprised that you assume everyone to be just as hackish as you are.

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    All growth is cumulative, 1% here and 2% there adds up in a hurry over 10 years. Thats why I think the regulatory burden increasing by as much as it has in the last 15 years is an extremely big issue.
    The whole 8.3% thing is messed up, and a reason why it is going down is because the work force is shrinking. So the unemployment can't do anything but go down for now.
    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT on Nov 8th, 2012 View Post
    Over the next four years the economy will continue to rebound and we will gradually get deficits under control. The real esate market will rebound, unemployment will fall to 6.5% or below, and GDP growth will stand at 3.5 - 4%. We won't be in any wars. And conservatives will still be whining.

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo View Post
    The whole 8.3% thing is messed up, and a reason why it is going down is because the work force is shrinking. So the unemployment can't do anything but go down for now.
    You sound a bit bitter... The work force is shrinking for various reasons.. more retired persons, less immigration (legal) and less babies.
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