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    Re: Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I see the monthly, or bi monthly (depending on peoples attention span) talk about the phony jobs numbers is upon us again....

    It's all propaganda. If you want to know how this country is doing just ask your neighbor, or friend, or family member that is out there looking for work, and can't find it.
    My neighbors are working or are retired. I'm working at a job with fully paid insurance.

    I guess this country is doing quite well, right? I mean, if we're taking personal anecdotes, this country sounds great right now.

    Just take a cruise in your electric smart car, and take a look around town, and notice how many businesses are shuttered.
    Only two, and those two buildings are always going out of business, even before the recession.

    How many strip malls that used to have stores, and traffic are now either slotted for, or torn down completely. How many downtown's are only half occupied and operating.....etc.
    None where I live *shrug*

    We have lost a lot in the past 6 years.
    No, we lost a lot 5 and 6 years ago. There's a big difference in what I said and what you said.

    And no amount of manipulation of statistics make up for the actual eyes on feel of what "the new norm" is...People see that.
    Personal anecdotes aside, no one is claiming the economy is as good now as it was in the late 90s. But it IS better than it was in late 2008.

    People notice that they look for work and only get offered a job with 23 hours a week.
    Then it sounds like our politicians need to go to work to incentivize job creation in America, instead of providing tax breaks to companies who close plants here and outsource the work to China.

    All of this are the real indicators that people see, and are told that things are getting better? They know that's bull, and will vote accordingly.
    Well, they voted in 2012 and America apparently liked the direction in which we were going. We'll see what 2016 brings.

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    Re: Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    My neighbors are working or are retired. I'm working at a job with fully paid insurance.

    I guess this country is doing quite well, right? I mean, if we're taking personal anecdotes, this country sounds great right now.

    Only two, and those two buildings are always going out of business, even before the recession.

    None where I live *shrug*

    No, we lost a lot 5 and 6 years ago. There's a big difference in what I said and what you said.

    Personal anecdotes aside, no one is claiming the economy is as good now as it was in the late 90s. But it IS better than it was in late 2008.

    Then it sounds like our politicians need to go to work to incentivize job creation in America, instead of providing tax breaks to companies who close plants here and outsource the work to China.

    Well, they voted in 2012 and America apparently liked the direction in which we were going. We'll see what 2016 brings.
    Obama got 4 million fewer votes in 2012 than 2008 and the American idol voter still voted with their hearts and not their brain. Far too many don't seem to have the IQ required to vote for results didn't matter and were trumped by rhetoric and a willing media that continued their love affair with the incompetent in the WH

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    Re: Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Which is not surprising because there is a larger talent pool than before. When
    there are multiple people eager to fill one job, you can afford to pay that position less because someone really needs the job and will take less. When the potential employee pool shrinks, then the position becomes harder to fill and wages/benefits go up to entice people to the position.

    Our country needs to focus on finding ways to get people jobs, to incentivize hiring in the country. The problem with this is there's always another election coming around and the last thing one party wants to do is pass legislation which will allow the other party to take credit for getting someone a job and better wages/salary.
    Incentivize ?? You mean like what Texas, the GOP run state is doing to grow their economy ??

    Low taxes and a friendly Bussiness environment DOES actually work.

    There are 40 House jobs bills sitting in the Senate right now waiting for a vote that will never come.

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    Re: Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Obama got 4 million fewer votes in 2012 than 2008
    And 3 and a half million more votes than his next closest challenger. America spoke loud and clear.

    Far too many don't seem to have the IQ required to vote
    I agree, but then again, if we did have standards for voting, you probably wouldn't like it very much.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Incentivize ?? You mean like what Texas, the GOP run state is doing to grow their economy ??

    Low taxes and a friendly Bussiness environment DOES actually work.

    There are 40 House jobs bills sitting in the Senate right now waiting for a vote that will never come.
    I'm still waiting on you to answer my question from the other thread. Let me know when you get around it.
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    Re: Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Obama's economy is on life support, waiting for the inevitable interest rate climb and the best he can do is perpetuate this wage disparity nonsesne and force Millions of Americans to pay way to much for their health insurance. ...or pay a Fine.

    The Democrats really have screwed things up.

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    Re: Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    And 3 and a half million more votes than his next closest challenger. America spoke loud and clear.

    I agree, but then again, if we did have standards for voting, you probably wouldn't like it very much.
    I'm still waiting on you to answer my question from the other thread. Let me know when you get around it.
    Yes, they spoke that results don't matter and the entitlement crowd won. If you worked in the private sector and generated Obama results you would be fired, not rehired.

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    Re: Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Wages dropped, indicating these are primarily low wage and part time jobs. It's like the economy is settling into 6.7% unemployment.
    Proof?
    "Being President doesn't change who you are, it reveals who you are"

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    Re: Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Yes, they spoke that results don't matter.
    Or maybe they said results do matter and they preferred the Democrat's results to the results of the last Republican we had as President?

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    Re: Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    And 3 and a half million more votes than his next closest challenger. America
    spoke loud and clear.

    I agree, but then again, if we did have standards for voting, you probably wouldn't like it very much.
    I'm still waiting on you to answer my question from the other thread. Let me know when you get around it.
    So you can't defend Obama's incompetence ?

    And want to derail the read with irrelevant nonsense ?

    Fine.

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    Re: Economy adds 192,000 jobs; unemployment rate holds steady at 6.7%

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Don't know why anyone would rage; more jobs is a good thing.
    Neither rage, nor rejoice. This is a drop in the bucket.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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