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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
    My argument doesn't depend in the slightest on private sector vs public sector distinctions. Employment is employment. GWB's average unemployment rate was 5.3%. BHO's average is 8.9%. QED.
    Stating a stat is not making an argument.

    Bush won't be remembered for his "average unemployment" anymore than Captain E.J. Smith will be remembered for his average trans-Atlantic crossing times.
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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
    There is absolutely nothing in libertarian thought that precludes support for public sector employment.
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    My argument doesn't depend in the slightest on private sector vs public sector distinctions. Employment is employment. GWB's average unemployment rate was 5.3%. BHO's average is 8.9%. QED.
    Cough...hypocrite.....cough
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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
    My argument doesn't depend in the slightest on private sector vs public sector distinctions. Employment is employment. GWB's average unemployment rate was 5.3%. BHO's average is 8.9%. QED.
    Unfortunately, to get back to the level of unemployment typical of most of the Bush years, Obama would have to average about 350,000 jobs a month for the remainder of his presidency - about twice what we've seen over the last few years.

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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
    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.


    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???

    As before, your rush to score points leads you to unwarranted assumptions, just as in the matter of the Sixteen Words. You also, in this case, have failed to take the time to understand my argument -- rushing again to your own detriment. I have absolutely no problem with the thought that Carter's economic performance may have scored higher than Reagan's. On the economy, Carter did better than he is generally credited. "Stagflation" hurt him, but he lost the 1980 election because he had lost the country's confidence, not because of his economic performance. Add to that his sanctimonious and scolding style, and the recipe for defeat is clear. Reagan of course went on to lay the foundation for a generation of prosperity and to defeat the Soviet Union in the Cold War; his place in history is safe.

    More broadly, I would agree that the "metric" that you created from my argument does indeed show every POTUS you included doing a better job than BHO. Thanks for the assist.
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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Stating a stat is not making an argument.

    Bush won't be remembered for his "average unemployment" anymore than Captain E.J. Smith will be remembered for his average trans-Atlantic crossing times.
    You're right. GWB will be remembered as the POTUS whose successor could not match his economic performance but did carry on most of his foreign and defense policies. The exception would be BHO's shift to a "kill" strategy in the war against terrorists, moving away from GWB's "capture and interrogate" strategy.
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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
    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 Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    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 Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Spits the poster who demonstrated he doesn't know what a "metric" is.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Cough...hypocrite.....cough
    And you base your nonsense on what supposition?
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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Unfortunately, to get back to the level of unemployment typical of most of the Bush years, Obama would have to average about 350,000 jobs a month for the remainder of his presidency - about twice what we've seen over the last few years.
    Correct. And since BHO's growth results have been anemic, I don't think he'll get there.
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