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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Ok, so on top of everything else, you don't even know what the word metric means?

    metric

    a standard of measurement

    Your linguistic challenges aside, not only are you trying to show that Bush did a better job with unemployment than Obama, you're also trying to show that Bush AND Carter did better than Reagan.



    That's really what you believe??
    Believe me, I know what metric means. But thank you for the ad hominem. I was merely showing that BHO's economic performance, as regards unemployment, has been inferior to GWB's.
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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Believe me, I know what metric means. But thank you for the ad hominem. I was merely showing that BHO's economic performance, as regards unemployment, has been inferior to GWB's.
    It was not ad hominem. It was education. You offered up a metric and hadn't even realized that you did. Hopefully, now you've learned from your mistake.

    At any rate, using the metric you employed to demonstrate that Bush's record on unemployment was better than Obama's produced the ill intended effect of (by your standards) showing that Bush out performed Reagan and came within a razor's edge of Clinton.

    And if that isn't laughable enough, your metric demonstrates that Carter outperformed Reagan!

    Almost as baffling as that is how you're now arguing with yourself over this. You just admitted in a previous post that comparing job creation among presidents is "meaningless." Yet here you are, just 2 posts later claiming that you showed how Obama's performance was inferior to Bush's.

    So what is it? Is it meaningless? Or does it prove Bush outperformed Obama?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Ok, so on top of everything else, you don't even know what the word metric means?

    metric

    a standard of measurement

    Your linguistic challenges aside, not only are you trying to show that Bush did a better job with unemployment than Obama, you're also trying to show that Bush AND Carter did better than Reagan.



    That's really what you believe??
    Unemployment is half the picture. The other half is growth. BHO fails because unemployment remains high and growth is abysmal. Reagan, by contrast, achieved significant growth, a difference that mitigates his unemployment performance.
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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Apparently reading is not your primary skill. I have always maintained that job creation is a poor comparison. I have compared unemployment, a very different measure. Together with growth, it provides a better picture.
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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Unemployment is half the picture. The other half is growth. BHO fails because unemployment remains high and growth is abysmal. Reagan, by contrast, achieved significant growth, a difference that mitigates his unemployment performance.
    He also had a lot more to spend on the credit card.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    He also had a lot more to spend on the credit card.
    Reagan is responsible for about 11% of our national debt. BHO is responsible for about 35%, and is on track to hit 50% by the end of his second term.
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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Unemployment is half the picture. The other half is growth. BHO fails because unemployment remains high and growth is abysmal. Reagan, by contrast, achieved significant growth, a difference that mitigates his unemployment performance.
    You're certainly welcome to alter the parameters of the metric you employed, and I fully understand why you want to; however, that's not what you've been saying until it was brought to your attention how comparing the averages of employment between presidents indicates that both Bush and Carter outperformed Reagan.

    It's unfortunate, but you are stuck with that piece of nonsense.


    What you've been saying is that Bush having a lower average of unemployment shows that Bush did a better job than Obama.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The other half is growth.
    WTF??? You just said comparing that among presidents is "meaningless."

    Now you're using that in a failed attempt to rehabilitate your nonsense about averaging out the unemployment rate???


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Reagan is responsible for about 11% of our national debt. BHO is responsible for about 35%, and is on track to hit 50% by the end of his second term.

    How do you figure this?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Reagan is responsible for about 11% of our national debt. BHO is responsible for about 35%, and is on track to hit 50% by the end of his second term.
    Holy ****!

    You're on a roll tonight, Jack. Now you're comparing 1980's dollars with current dollars??

    Are you like Conservative? He can't tell the difference between real figures from nominal figures either.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Apparently reading is not your primary skill.
    Spits the poster who demonstrated he doesn't know what a "metric" is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I have always maintained that job creation is a poor comparison. I have compared unemployment, a very different measure. Together with growth, it provides a better picture.
    What you've been saying, among other things, was that by comparing the average of the unemployment rate between Bush and Obama, the average shows that Bush did a better job than Obama regarding unemployment, which is ludicrous on it's face given that Bush ADDED 11 million people to under/unemployed and discouraged, while Obama has LOWERED that number by about a million.

    But even more ludicrous is your claimed that it also shows that bush Bush and Carter did a better job with unemployment than Regean!!!



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