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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?
    February 2, 2012
    U.S. Unemployment Up, to 8.6% in January

    Underemployment is 18.7%, up from 18.3% in December

    by Dennis Jacobe, Chief Economist


    PRINCETON, NJ -- U.S. unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, increased slightly to 8.6% in January from 8.5% in December, but was down from 9.9% in January a year ago.

    U.S. Unemployment Up, to 8.6% in January
    Considering the Obama administration's record on Fast and Furious and Solyndra, I'll take Gallup's word over theirs.
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The drilling moratorium.

    Obamacare.

    Dodd-Frank Act.

    Threats of raising taxes on corporations.

    Constant threats of more government regulations that will create more overhead for corporations.

    Basically, creating an unsure envrionment that kills confidence in the private sector and causes business owners and operators to be wary about expanding, spending money.
    The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act reduced gpvernment regulations ... how'd that work out?
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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    60 deepwater drilling permits were issued for the Gulf of Mexico last November.
    Are they drilling yet? Or, are they worried that the government will come in and shut them down after they've spent millions of dollars in start up money?

    That's what I mean by a, "lack of confidence". The offshore operators can't be confident that they won't get shut down on a whim, again.
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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    WTF are you talking about now? The private sector has added 3.7 million jobs since 2010.
    If the governent would have gotten out of the way, they might have created 6 million, or maybe 8 million jobs since 2010.

    Let's not celebrate sub-standard performance. Please?
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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    The Gramm-Leach-Bliely Act reduced gpvernment regulations ... how'd that work out?
    Terribly, of course, but that does not demonstrate anything about the other types of legislation apdst mentioned.

    Perhaps the point you're trying to make (by poking holes in your opponents statements one by one) is that, while not all regulations are good, not all regulations are bad either?

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act reduced gpvernment regulations ... how'd that work out?
    CRA allowed the governement to force banks to make bad loans. How did all that government tampering with the private sector work out?
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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Terribly, of course, but that does not demonstrate anything about the other types of legislation apdst mentioned.

    Perhaps the point you're trying to make (by poking holes in your opponents statements one by one) is that, while not all regulations are good, not all regulations are bad either?
    I agree that not all regulations are bad. However, when there is a regulation that forces truckstops to provide handicapped parking for 18 wheelers, there is something terribly wrong with the regulatory system in our country.
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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    It doesn't do what you think, because it shows the trend reversing just as Obama took office -- i.e., before Obama had done anything to affect it.
    It shows the trend reversing after ARRA went into effect.

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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    You're not also concerned about the unfunded nature of Medicare looking forward?

    You wouldn't change anything about Social Security, income security programs, Medicaid, etc.?

    Personally I feel the concern about unfunded liabilities is pretty well founded, and there is no doubt in my mind that Defense, while bloated and desperately needing to be cut, will be enough to compensate for the funding problems in our massive and growing entitlement programs.

    Social Security is a pretty easy tweak, medicare is something else entirely.My thoughts would be a Nationwide healthcare system such as the VA has.

    So what say you about my thoughts on the post that you quoted?"
    start by closing about half of our military bases in Europe while letting the bush tax cuts expire "
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    Re: US economy creates 243,000 jobs in January

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    It shows the trend reversing after ARRA went into effect.
    Yeah, real effective:

    800px-ARRA_Unemployment_Rate_Graph_2011-05.jpg

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