"I am not among those who fear the people. They and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1816 "[F]acts are before ideas." -- Mikhail Bakunin, 1882
" If no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else ? "
This was the post I was responding to:
I find it both sad and funny that right-wingers hold beliefs that they are convinced are true but don't withstand simple researching of results. Another one of those beliefs -- we call them myths, about Reagan. Everyone on the right knows that Reagan presided over job creation on a scale never seen before or since. But what they know just isn’t so.
If we look at monthly job creation as a measure, to factor out the length difference in presidential terms, we get this:
So, when the general gum chewing public rates presidents, do you think that they have any idea that Carter's average monthly job creation was greater than Reagan's or that Bush II had essentially no job gains? No, their polled viewpoint reflect what they "know" even if what they no is completely wrong. That's something one doesn't get when polling historians.
Last edited by MTAtech; 08-09-14 at 06:33 AM.
"I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it." --J.S. Mill