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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Nixon and Bush were re-elected, Carter was not. How come?
    Very simple and the same questions are valid today

    Reagan 1980 Are you better off than you were four years ago? - YouTube

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

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    Lets start by looking at who is as the top of that list but the question is going to be, "Are you better off today than you were 4 years ago, Is it easy to buy what you want and get financing for that which you cannot afford to pay cash for, are we respected around the world as the super power we are?" The answer will show you the results of the 2012 election
    Yes i am better off today Thnxs in part to our wonderful social security system and medical disability.

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

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    Yes i am better off today Thnxs in part to our wonderful social security system and medical disability.
    Aw, yes, great Obama programs

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Economy:
    Reagan: not in recession
    Obama: in deep recession

    GDP:
    Reagan: +7.6
    Obama: -8.9

    Unemployment Rate:
    Reagan: 7.5
    Obama: 9.0 (U3 + marginal workers)

    G'head, keep insisting Reagan inherited an economy worse than Obama


    You are pretending that those are the only things to consider when discussing the overall condition of the economy. Inflation was 14% and the Prime rate was 20% when Carter left office. Inflation and interest rates were near zero when Bush left office.

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post

    Nixon and Bush were re-elected, Carter was not. How come?
    Had Nixon and Bush served only one term, they likely would have ranked higher than they did. Carter lost his bid for re-election primarily because he failed miserably to bring home 52 Americans being held hostage in Iran.

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

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    Aw, yes, great Obama programs
    Umm i always thought SS was an FOR program....

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post

    You are pretending that those are the only things to consider when discussing the overall condition of the economy. Inflation was 14% and the Prime rate was 20% when Carter left office. Inflation and interest rates were near zero when Bush left office.
    No, I clearly stated those two factors are the leading indicators of the economy. I never said they were the only indicators.

    And by the two leading economic indicators, Bush's recession was far worse than Reagan's. But more to the point, the country was not in recession when Reagan took over while it was drowning in a deep recession when Obama took over. Doesn't it seem absurd to you to claim an economy not in recession is worse than one which is?

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

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    My personal opinion, I just don't think you are nearly as smart as you think you are. I lived and worked during both and know which one was worse. I was born in 1946 for your information.
    Ad hominem aside -- you don't understand what the early 80s recession was, how it came about, or what Reagan and Volcker did or why. Other than that, your experience is really serving you well.

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post

    Yes i am better off today Thnxs in part to our wonderful social security system and medical disability.
    I'm better off ... waaaay better off.

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Umm i always thought SS was an FOR program....
    Are you sure that Obama hasn't taken credit for the program?

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