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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    You can also say, with some confidence, that they stopped him from making it even better.
    You may be confident of that, but it doesn't make it so.

    It IS interesting how the economy thus far has supposedly been "Bush's" economy, but hey, when something good happens, suddenly it's all Obama. All bad news is Bush's fault, even three years into Obama's term; all good news is purely Obama's doing. Is that about right?
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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    You may be confident of that, but it doesn't make it so.

    It IS interesting how the economy thus far has supposedly been "Bush's" economy, but hey, when something good happens, suddenly it's all Obama. All bad news is Bush's fault, even three years into Obama's term; all good news is purely Obama's doing. Is that about right?
    That's a pure strawman argument. It's obvious that Obama inherited a horrible economy, but for some reason many conservatives refuse to acknowledge that. Thus, unfortunately, it's constantly necessary to refresh their recollection. That in no way suggests that the present Congress and adminitration aren't responsible for dealing with what they were given.

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    That's a pure strawman argument. It's obvious that Obama inherited a horrible economy, but for some reason many conservatives refuse to acknowledge that. Thus, unfortunately, it's constantly necessary to refresh their recollection. That in no way suggests that the present Congress and adminitration aren't responsible for dealing with what they were given.
    Speaking of strawmen, no one "refuses to acknowledge" that.
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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    That's funny; the talk from the Left in the '80s and in the '00s was about how all the jobs being created were "burger-flipping" jobs.

    So, are more jobs better, or aren't they?
    My distillation of right wing posts on the subject is twofold:

    a) If more jobs make Obama look good, then they are bad.

    b) If the unemployment rate goes down while Obama is president, then it's really 15%

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    At that rate, we'll break even in what? 6 years?
    When the stock market crashed in 1929, it was not until 1953 that it attained the same level it had before it crashed.
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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    My distillation of right wing posts on the subject is twofold:

    a) If more jobs make Obama look good, then they are bad.

    b) If the unemployment rate goes down while Obama is president, then it's really 15%
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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    245,000 jobs is a good thing. 3 years and 4 trillion in deficit spending kind of takes the luster off. Unfortunately the basic problems that face this country and economy haven't changed.

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    When the stock market crashed in 1929, it was not until 1953 that it attained the same level it had before it crashed.

    He's not talking about the stock market. He's talking about raw job numbers.

    We are at currently 450k total employeed persons less than we were 36 months ago. So, to return to that employment rate and participate rate we had then, we need 250k jobs a month, for about 5 years( due to increased workforce population of about 3 million, and another 100-150k a month ).

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    BBC:

    Good news for the country, good news for the Democrats, bad news for the Republicans. What do you think? Is the rise temporary? Does it even matter politically? What is causing it?
    Give to Caesar what is Caesar's. Certainly gives President Obama a little breathing room.

    Any way you slice it, that's good news for the Dems

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Any way you slice it, that's good news for the Dems
    Why at this point does any one care about that?

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