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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
    Now it's my job to prove what you believe?? You said each stimulus job cost us $228. A figure you insisted was how much each job cost .... UNTIL .... until I did the math for you and then you realized you just unwittingly admitted yhat Obama saved/created 3.5 million jobs. A rousing success!
    Got it, you know I don't believe the stimulus worked at all nor do most economists. The numbers speak for themselves, numbers you want to ignore

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I will say this, I never joined a party before, voting from time to time democrat, republican, and third party. But Bush pushed me into joining a party (though I no longer consider myself a democrat). The Republican Party as whole have have alienated me by their foolishness with education, almost a contempt for education.

    We'll see how things progress in the future.
    Not sure what you mean by "foolishness with education" but I empathize with your general point.
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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
    Well, once upon a time I supported Paul Tsongas. Another time it was Bill Bradley. Not everyone is as blinkered as you.
    From a recent post of mine:

    I was a registered and voted straight Republican for many years, I voted for Nixon twice, Ford, Reagan twice and GHWB in 1988. In 1992 Ross Perot, 1996 Clinton, 2000 Gore, 2004 Kerry and voted for Obama twice. I didn't start getting interested in politics until the early 90s when I listened to Rush Limbaugh. I now vote straight for Democratic candidates, but even they are disappointing at 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
    Not sure what you mean by "foolishness with education" but I empathize with your general point.
    Mostly NCLB.

    But much of the rhetoric that shows contempt for teachers, anti science positions, and what really amounts to an effort to destroy public education, with no coherent replacement based on much misinformation that they propagate also plays a role.

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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
    Riiiight. As if the GOP gives a flying **** about black people.

    That doesn't even pass the smile test.

    At amy rate, Republican leadership dropped the ball. They get the blame.
    Bolded: inflammatory crapola bait.

    At any rate, democratic leadership got what it wanted didnt they? They wanted it blocked, they got it blocked. Soo, what does intent count for?

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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
    From a recent post of mine:

    I was a registered and voted straight Republican for many years, I voted for Nixon twice, Ford, Reagan twice and GHWB in 1988. In 1992 Ross Perot, 1996 Clinton, 2000 Gore, 2004 Kerry and voted for Obama twice. I didn't start getting interested in politics until the early 90s when I listened to Rush Limbaugh. I now vote straight for Democratic candidates, but even they are disappointing at times.
    We have Perot in common.
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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
    Did you read the link?

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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
    Got it, you know I don't believe the stimulus worked at all nor do most economists.
    A patently false claim. A large and unsubtle majority of economists and empirical studies on the ARRA found it to have significantly increased job creation during it's lifespan.

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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
    A patently false claim. A large and unsubtle majority of economists and empirical studies on the ARRA found it to have significantly increased job creation during it's lifespan.
    Interesting, so going from 146 million working people to 143 million is an increase? Thanks, must be new math and it only cost 6 trillion added to the debt to generate those numbers

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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
    Interesting, so going from 146 million working people to 143 million is an increase?

    Thanks, must be new math and it only cost 6 trillion added to the debt to generate those numbers
    There has never been, at any point in our history, 146 million employed individuals, or 143 million for that matter. Employment in the latest recession bottomed out at 129 million towards the end of 2009, well before the bulk of the ARRA was in play. Virtually all empirical studies have found it to have a profoundly positive impact on job creation during the period thereafter.

    The total cost of the ARRA was quite obviously a great deal less than 6 trillion. Must be that new math you're alluding to.

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