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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
    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.
    According to your nonsense, even Bush scored higher than Reagan.

    That you can't understand the ludicrousness of your metric reveals more about you than it does Obama. To assert that Bush, who doubled unemployment, outperformed Reagan in terms of unemployment, who added 17 million jobs with a smaller population and reduced unemployment by 28%, reflects just how ridiculous that metric is.

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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
    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 Jack Hays View Post
    The numbers don't lie.
    Figures don’t lie, but liars do figure.

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

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    According to your nonsense, even Bush scored higher than Reagan.

    That you can't understand the ludicrousness of your metric reveals more about you than it does Obama. To assert that Bush, who doubled unemployment, outperformed Reagan in terms of unemployment, who added 17 million jobs with a smaller population and reduced unemployment by 28%, reflects just how ridiculous that metric is.
    In term of unemployment, GWB's performance was better. In terms of overall leadership and Presidential outcomes, Reagan was the greatest of my lifetime. BHO's problem is that he fails on unemployment and fails on everything else as well. In terms of my "metric" all Presidents since 1976 have done better than BHO. You demonstrated that. Thanks.
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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
    "Hardly a GWB apologist" ~ Jack Hays

    Your inability to counter is noted. That's the problem with a counterfactual argument.
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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
    According to your nonsense, even Bush scored higher than Reagan.

    That you can't understand the ludicrousness of your metric reveals more about you than it does Obama. To assert that Bush, who doubled unemployment, outperformed Reagan in terms of unemployment, who added 17 million jobs with a smaller population and reduced unemployment by 28%, reflects just how ridiculous that metric is.
    So 7.3% is double 3.9%.

    Not big on exactitude are you?


    But of course, this is the guy that says the official unemployment rate the day Obama took office was 7.8%...even though it was 7.3%.


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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
    You're right. GWB will be remembered as the POTUS whose successor could not match his economic performance
    Um, you have been shown that Obama has outperformed your guy's 2 terms in job creation within his first term, and has regained all of the GDP destruction of from the shrub.

    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.
    And a shift away from the topic, a concession on the econ debate.
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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

    In term of unemployment, GWB's performance was better.

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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
    Your inability to counter is noted. That's the problem with a counterfactual argument.
    Not my problem you don't understand my "counterpoint."


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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
    In term of unemployment, GWB's performance was better. In terms of overall leadership and Presidential outcomes, Reagan was the greatest of my lifetime. BHO's problem is that he fails on unemployment and fails on everything else as well. In terms of my "metric" all Presidents since 1976 have done better than BHO. You demonstrated that. Thanks.

    Clinton had more job creation than Reagan

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