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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
    i'm not arguing hyperpartisan caricatures with you. have a good one.
    Nor are you arguing facts and actual performance. The negative results the last four plus years don't seem to matter to far too many today.

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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
    Please explain what value a national poll offers for evaluating Congressional elections when nothing really changed in the last election, Republicans still hold the House and Democrats the Senate and WH? Congressional elections are local not national nor are they determined by national polls.
    It's a valid point, the national polls do not translate precisely into electoral results, but they are not completely irrelevant either.

    It is interesting to note that in the 2012 Congressional elections, Democrats received more than 50% of the votes but the GOP still has more than 50% of the seats. This is the result of redistricting by the GOP as well as the population density in Democratic districts. Still, this does not bode well for the GOP that the majority party in government during a seriously economic period received under 50% in the combined House, Senate, and Presidential races.

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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."
    Definitely a weak jobs report, the good news is that the private jobs continue to grow (+95K), the bad news is that public sector continue to decline (-7K). In fact, 720K public sector jobs have been loss since Obama became president, this because tax revenue is down.

    Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

    if you look at the graph you see that public sectors jobs grew steadily when Bush was president.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Name one credible source that can identify a single job that was lost in March as a result of the sequester.
    DOD has been cutting contractors and delaying contracts for the past month or so.

    Go talk to some people in MD and VA, they'll fill you in.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptinSarcastic View Post
    It's a valid point, the national polls do not translate precisely into electoral results, but they are not completely irrelevant either.

    It is interesting to note that in the 2012 Congressional elections, Democrats received more than 50% of the votes but the GOP still has more than 50% of the seats. This is the result of redistricting by the GOP as well as the population density in Democratic districts. Still, this does not bode well for the GOP that the majority party in government during a seriously economic period received under 50% in the combined House, Senate, and Presidential races.
    Which just goes to show how poorly informed far too many are as they ignore the basic principles that this country was built on as they ignore the fact that the real obstruction is Harry Reid and the Democrat Senate. How many bills are sitting in Reid's desk passed by the House? Name for me one economic policy proposed by Obama that has had a positive effect on economic growth, job creation, and the debt?

    We have an entitlement society today that Obama and liberals seem to want. That entitlement society has created a 17 trillion dollar debt that has created the fourth largest budget item, debt service and that will be the highest budget item when interest rates rise due to inflation.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Visbek View Post
    DOD has been cutting contractors and delaying contracts for the past month or so.

    Go talk to some people in MD and VA, they'll fill you in.
    So you buy the liberal spin? You and others seem to believe we need a 3.6 trillion dollar federal govt. when the reality is it is the private sector suffering not the public sector. Small business owners aren't hiring because of economic uncertainty and can more than compensate for the decline in public sector jobs if given the incentive to do so. Higher taxes, more regulations, and Obamacare aren't prescriptions for economic growth and job creation

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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
    Which just goes to show how poorly informed far too many are as they ignore the basic principles that this country was built on as they ignore the fact that the real obstruction is Harry Reid and the Democrat Senate. How many bills are sitting in Reid's desk passed by the House? .
    Well why don't you tell us instead of playing 10,000 questions.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    He had the house and senate for two years and couldn't control the dems in the senate which resulted in the healthcare mandate he had opposed which resulted in him being political crippled by the ensuing polarization. That not withstanding, he this year got the 2% tax increase on every worker he wanted and he got the raise in the top end tax rate. Very little economically has been "vetoed" except uncontrolled spending.
    That is awesome, the 2% tax increase you claim Obama wanted was the end of the Keynesian stimulus payroll tax holiday which Republicans opposed fromt he beginning and wanted gone every chance they got. Still it was always intended to be temporary, so by definition, it had to end some time. If Obama could have gotten it through, he would have extended it further, but there was no way he was going to get the GOP on board.

    Very little has been vetoed? Seriously? You want to go with that?

    The GOP House has voted to repeal Obamacare nearly three dozen times, they have passed three DOA budgets which had zero chance of becoming law, the GOP minority in the Senate has invoked a record shattering 360 filibusters since 2007.

    When you say, "he this year got the 2% tax increase on every worker he wanted and he got the raise in the top end tax rate", I am reminded of that line from Princess Bride. "My brains, his steal, and your strength, against 60 men. And, you think a little head jiggle is supposed to make me happy?"

    The GOp is content with allowing nothing to happen unless they get all they want, the only variations on this theme are when the only alternative is catastrophe from which they could not escape blame.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Visbek View Post
    DOD has been cutting contractors and delaying contracts for the past month or so.

    Go talk to some people in MD and VA, they'll fill you in.
    Your impressions aren't statistics. The latest information I can glean from Maryland is for February, and they had job growth. In Virginia, the numbers are up as well for February. I can't find March numbers, but perhaps you have them since you claim jobs have been cut due to the sequester.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptinSarcastic View Post
    That is awesome, the 2% tax increase you claim Obama wanted was the end of the Keynesian stimulus payroll tax holiday which Republicans opposed fromt he beginning and wanted gone every chance they got. Still it was always intended to be temporary, so by definition, it had to end some time. If Obama could have gotten it through, he would have extended it further, but there was no way he was going to get the GOP on board.

    Very little has been vetoed? Seriously? You want to go with that?

    The GOP House has voted to repeal Obamacare nearly three dozen times, they have passed three DOA budgets which had zero chance of becoming law, the GOP minority in the Senate has invoked a record shattering 360 filibusters since 2007.

    When you say, "he this year got the 2% tax increase on every worker he wanted and he got the raise in the top end tax rate", I am reminded of that line from Princess Bride. "My brains, his steal, and your strength, against 60 men. And, you think a little head jiggle is supposed to make me happy?"

    The GOp is content with allowing nothing to happen unless they get all they want, the only variations on this theme are when the only alternative is catastrophe from which they could not escape blame.
    Wow, where do you get your information, Think Progress, Moveon, or other leftwing sites? How do attempts to repeal Obamacare hurt the economy and economic growth?

    How does lowering the cost of govt. hurt economic growth which is what the GOP budgets did?

    360 filibusters? Where did you get that information and how many of any filibuster prevented Obama from enacting his economic policies?

    Elimination of the payroll tax holiday was a good thing because payroll taxes is what funds SS and Medicare and never should have been implemented in the first place. Cut income taxes to see strong economic growth, i.e. Reagan and Bush.

    The GOP is for getting back to the principles which made this country great and reversing the trend towards an entitlement society.

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