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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    So now you begrudge a rising stock market, as well as GDP growth achieved under Obama despite austerity from the GOP. You're clearly a partisan hack.
    You really are very poorly informed and I can see why Obama loves having people like you. Why do you think the stock market is at record highs and how does that benefit the 22 million unemployed/under employed/discouraged workers? Why is it that with that booming economy, Obama has a 40% JAR?

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    You must not understand economics. Only those ignorant of the fundamentals would think a recovery can occur without government spending.
    Govt. spending is supposed to be temporary but Obama has made it permanent as evidenced by his 3.77 trillion dollar proposed budget. How many votes did that get?

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

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    Nope. I don't have such figures.

    But I'd be open to listening to the bean counters' suggestions on how to gradually eliminate the system.
    Why would you suggest something which is not thought out?
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Govt. spending is supposed to be temporary but Obama has made it permanent as evidenced by his 3.77 trillion dollar proposed budget. How many votes did that get?
    Were Reagan's spending increases "temporary"? He tripled debt, and as a result his economy recovered because no one imposed austerity on it.

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    You know better than that which is similar to what I know about you, you aren't this naïve, gullible, and poorly informed.
    Stop saying rich people are evil, unless you really mean it. Got it?


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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    You really are very poorly informed and I can see why Obama loves having people like you. Why do you think the stock market is at record highs and how does that benefit the 22 million unemployed/under employed/discouraged workers? Why is it that with that booming economy, Obama has a 40% JAR?
    Stocks are soaring mostly due to monetary policy.
    Jobs are stagnant due to GOP austerity.

    From the Yellen article above:
    Yellen was referring to the austerity that has come out of a rolling series of debt crises instigated by Republicans in the past few years, including the deep budget cuts known as sequestration and this year's payroll-tax increase. Under pressure from Republicans, the federal government has cut spending at the fastest pace since the end of the Vietnam War. Government investment has tumbled to its lowest level as a percentage of GDP since 1948.

    This belt-tightening has probably cost the economy nearly 2.5 million jobs, according to a recent study by the Center For American Progress, a liberal think tank -- one huge reason this has been the slowest job-market recovery since World War II. Economists on the right and left agree austerity has hurt economic growth, employment and consumer spending, with executives from Walmart and Cisco among the most recent capitalists to complain about it.

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Why would you suggest something which is not thought out?
    As I said, I consider it immoral to rob Peter to pay Paul, so I think that the federal government should get out of that business. I leave it up to the bean-counters to figure out how to get the job done.

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Stocks are soaring mostly due to monetary policy.
    Jobs are stagnant due to GOP austerity.
    So the job stagnation is solely due to austerity? You honestly believe that?

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    So the job stagnation is solely due to austerity? You honestly believe that?
    Yellen knows far more about the economy than you, I or that "Conservative" dude up there who thinks Bush did a fine job. Bernake, a Republican, by the way, has said the same thing as Yellen for years. So, yes.

    By the way CEOs from Wal-Mart to Cisco concur. THey know more than you do too.

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Yellen knows far more about the economy than you, I or that "Conservative" dude up there who thinks Bush did a fine job. Bernake, a Republican, by the way, has said the same thing as Yellen for years. So, yes.

    By the way CEOs from Wal-Mart to Cisco concur. THey know more than you do too.
    Yellin nor the CEOs of Wal-Mart and Cisco are all knowing and infallible orrrr devoid of political posturing. Funny, Wal-Mart and Cisco are also saying we need to pass the immigration reform because there aren't enough Americans to fill all the jobs that need filling. Do you believe that too?

    As far as sequestration (which is the only austerity thats occurred since the rest of the "cuts" have been cuts in increases, not real cuts), the major impact on jobs falls in the cuts to Defense spending, something, correct me if I'm wrong, is something that the President and the Democrat Party have been screaming for for decades.

    And I wonder if Ms. Yellen would include that the stagnation is being contributed too by massive growth in economic restrictive regulations? Obamacare, EPA, etc?

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