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Thread: Jobs Report May Mean More to Presidential Race Than Markets [Edit]

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    Re: Jobs Report May Mean More to Presidential Race Than Markets [Edit]

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    My bad. First, I was talking about the BLS. And here's where I got my information: Not just my BAD, but my very VERY bad. Thanks for setting me straight.
    No problem. I just wanted set the record straight. Groshen was actually nominated to become the next BLS Commissioner last February, but it may take another recess appointment to get her into the job. Republicans are in no rush at all to see her nominations acted upon.

    The larger point is that under no circumstances at all do any phone calls get made from any White House to BLS or to any other statistical agency asking for anything. The production of these statistics is scrupulously independent and non-partisan, and any hint of an attempt at influence or interference would be instant front-page news.

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    Re: Jobs Report May Mean More to Presidential Race Than Markets [Edit]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    No problem. I just wanted set the record straight. Groshen was actually nominated to become the next BLS Commissioner last February, but it may take another recess appointment to get her into the job. Republicans are in no rush at all to see her nominations acted upon.

    The larger point is that under no circumstances at all do any phone calls get made from any White House to BLS or to any other statistical agency asking for anything. The production of these statistics is scrupulously independent and non-partisan, and any hint of an attempt at influence or interference would be instant front-page news.
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    Re: Jobs Report May Mean More to Presidential Race Than Markets [Edit]

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    Re: Jobs Report May Mean More to Presidential Race Than Markets [Edit]

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You're probably right. And I'm glad you said "we." Both sides are guilty of this, and you know darned well if the situation were reversed, the left would be thinking the same thing. One thing I learned in life is that, "If it sounds too good to be true? It probably isn't." That's where many people are coming from.
    I said "we", but I'd be lying if I didn't say that I honestly and truthfully see a large portion of this from right wingers. It's a constant non-stop bitch fest. It's a non-stop victim mentality, that everybody is out to get them. I can't say that both sides do it but it is getting harder and harder to do this "well both sides do it" crap. The thoughtful right wingers are becoming a drastic minority, and possibly it's just because an election is coming up, but I've seen this ratcheting up since Obama was elected.

    I just don't know any more.
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    Re: Jobs Report May Mean More to Presidential Race Than Markets [Edit]

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    I said "we", but I'd be lying if I didn't say that I honestly and truthfully see a large portion of this from right wingers. It's a constant non-stop bitch fest. It's a non-stop victim mentality, that everybody is out to get them. I can't say that both sides do it but it is getting harder and harder to do this "well both sides do it" crap. The thoughtful right wingers are becoming a drastic minority, and possibly it's just because an election is coming up, but I've seen this ratcheting up since Obama was elected.

    I just don't know any more.
    And me, on the other hand, not happy with President Obama in the White House, see the left's attacks on Romney because of Bain, because of his wealth, because of his left's-so-called arrogance, a pitiful attempt to discredit a highly qualified individual. Whether you support him or not. We're all guilty of it. It's the way we roll.
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    Re: Jobs Report May Mean More to Presidential Race Than Markets [Edit]

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Truth from Media Matters? Surely you jest...
    Truth from the facts that they reported. Yes. Unless you have some sort of proof that they doctored video of Sean Hannity crying about conspiracies.

    And once again, of the two outlets, which one told the truth -- that both Dems and Repubs received contributions from BLS employees; and which one reported on only the BLS employees who contributed to Dems?


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    Re: Jobs Report May Mean More to Presidential Race Than Markets [Edit]

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post

    So you disagree with Jack Welch?

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    Re: Jobs Report May Mean More to Presidential Race Than Markets [Edit]

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    So you disagree with Jack Welch?
    Jack Bauer, no. Jack Welch, yes. It's actually quite easy to disagree with global warming skeptics. Particularly ones that have already been bitch-slapped by Keith Hall (he was BLS Commissioner under Bush, for those who might not know).

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