"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
Let me break it down for you....
The thread is about the drop in unemployment. It has been determined that this number is reflecting some 350,000 that dropped out of the workforce, and that on a side conversation the theory of retirees making up that number either in part, or more was floated although no solid stats to back that up.
You also floated that theory so I think I asked a reasonable question....Now I think you are over reacting, which tells me I am on the right track.....So, can you answer the question I posed?
We need to stop looking at the shinny objects, and focus on whether or not the breaks work....
If by 'baseline' you mean the misguided approach of demo's to offer cuts later for tax hikes now, then not only do I totally agree, but I would say that was before Bush 43. You'd have to go back to Reagan to see that as an operational baseline.
The problem is, that history shows that this sort of approach by demo's has worked in the past, but the offer of cuts is a lie. They never come, but the tax hikes are immediate.