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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    As if a lawsuit centered around local lending practices caused the financial crisis! He wasn't even the primary attorney on the case!
    Uh huh, I've been debating whether or not to proceed with a new sub-prime thread that mentions his and his White House ilk ( Valerie Jarret and Eric Holder ) direct involvement in the shaking down of Chicago Banks AND this new push for sub-prime among Ginie -Mae FHA loans.

    The last sub-prime thread I started was such a blast.
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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    How about we address our piss-poor infrastructure?

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    Isn't the power grid part of our infrastructure?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I sure hope your tongue is firmly implanted in your cheek....Are you really proposing that the best Obama can do is stagnation? Shades of Carter for sure...
    I'm curious, are you really proposing that job creation was indeed stagnant under Carter?

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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Would you remind me of what responsibility he has taken for the economy? I can't recall an example...
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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    I figured deficit hawks would support avoiding recessions, given the linear relationship between tax revenue and output growth.

    Again Kush, if we're economically worse off than we were in previous recessions, what's the point in clinging to technical definition of a "recession" ? And what say you on Japans new quantitative easing ? ( unrelated...as of now but just curious )
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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    No, Do you know how to use Google????
    Do you ever answer direct questions?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Isn't the power grid part of our infrastructure?
    Yes it is a subset. It does not address the crumbling status of the rest of our infrastructure.
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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    not terribly surprising. didn't look to be a good month with the sequester, uncertainty, and all of the global BS. i was frankly stunned when they predicted 200,000. we need some new economists, because it's always "unexpected."
    There's no evidence whatsoever that the sequester has (yet) had any effect.
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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    And what say you on Japans new quantitative easing ? ( unrelated...as of now but just curious )
    10 years too late, yet better than upholding the status quo.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Really, 450 billion cut?
    My bad, I should have specified "$47 billion cut for the remaining 7 months of FY2013" (since no one really knows how future budgets will look).


    and yes we can cut the defense budget 45 billion because it is at record levels under Obama
    ...who was dealing with 2 wars, started by Bush.

    FYI, Obama not only cut DOD spending by $15 billion for FY2013, the estimated plan was to cut it by $102 billion in FY2014, and yes, cut it significantly over a 10 year period.


    What the hell is an intelligent tax hike? Taxing people who are producers?
    Please. Many of the high wage-earners are not "producers," they are rentiers, and their effective tax rates are pretty low -- such as Mitt Romney, who didn't even declare all his charitable deductions to keep his tax rate around 14%.

    An intelligent tax hike is one that blows away the hedge-fund loopholes, where the earnings are taxed as capital gains rather than as income; or, has slightly higher estate taxes; or taxes executive stock options, the trick that allowed Facebook to pull in $1 billion on its IPO, and get a tax refund of $451 million, or... ( Private Jet as Security Write-Off? 10 Most Insane Tax Loopholes | Alternet )


    Having policies that allow 51% of income earning families to pay all the expenses of the govt including debt service?
    Please. Stop the madness.

    Lots of people don't have to pay federal income tax because -- wait for it -- both Republicans and Democrats pushed for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Most of those people, however do have to pay payroll taxes.


    Jobs added over the past three years aren't enough to keep up with population growth...
    Yes. That tends to happen during and after the worst recession in 70 years.

    If you imagine that any president could produce a recovery in 2 years, then you're living in a fantasy world. Even Reagan, who wasn't dealing with nearly as bad of a situation, didn't create a lot of jobs during his first few years in office:




    Small tax hikes? to fund a 3.6 trillion dollar govt?
    Intelligent tax hikes AND intelligent spending cuts.


    Reagan didn't increase income taxes...
    Yes, he did. He raised taxes repeatedly when he was the governor of California, and raised taxes 11 times during his Presidency. Remember, Reagan served his term before the Republicans became dogmatic about tax cuts.


    Hacking away at the current budget will force the dependent class to accept personal responsibility for a change
    "Hacking away" at it unintelligently won't do jack.

    The real problem facing the future isn't how much money is spent by the FAA or the Department of Energy or TANF. It's mostly social insurance for the elderly. Obama is already discussing switching to "chained CPI" for increases, which actually does mean a cut in Social Security increases, and the Republicans throw a temper tantrum when Obama claims that Obamacare will cut Medicare costs.

    I might add that most of the "dependent" classes are senior citizens, who have worked all their lives for Social Security. But hey, if the Republicans want to alienate one of the largest and fastest-growing constituencies in the US, who am I to complain...?

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