If we mistakenly classify all of that spending as "going to jobs," we'd get $173,000 per year. Since it also went to infrastructure and other material goods, the spending is not all that bad.
Reasonably effective. Not perfect, but nothing is -- not even the most ruthlessly efficient private business is 100% effective.How effective was the government with that redistribution?
1) The stimulus largely ended 2 years ago.Is it fair for the Administration to brag that these job number increases are a result of fundamentals enhanced by their superior economic policy decisions? Or should they just admit that these numbers were bought and paid for by the taxpayers?
2) The administration doesn't credit November 2014 job numbers to the 2009 stimulus.
3) The numbers weren't "bought and paid for by taxpayers." In fact, public sector hiring went down for several years, and is well below 2007 numbers.
Which projections?And how come no one is talking about how far these [inflated] job numbers are below the Administration's original projections?
Job numbers need to keep up with population. Population growth also didn't stop in 2007, and restart in Q4 2014.Are the wonderful job numbers touted by the Administration the result of fundamental growth or are they marginalized by the expanding population growth and the resultant natural expansion of the jobs market?
Last I checked, undocumented immigrants aren't included in unemployment stats.When this Administration brags about all of these low level jobs being created, do they mention that most of them are going to those individuals that Obama is inviting across the open boarder?
It also isn't clear these are all "low level jobs." From the BLS report:
• Professional and business services = 86,000 jobs, mostly high tech
• Retail = 50,000 jobs
• Health care = 29,000 including 7,000 doctors
• Manufacturing - 28,000 jobs
• Finance - 20,000 jobs
• Transportation = 17,000
• Food = 27,000
Sounds like a pretty good chunk of the added jobs are decent. They certainly aren't all low-wage, low-quality jobs.
That statistic is rather out of date.Does anyone care that -- For Every One Job Added, Nearly 5 People Left the Workforce?
In January 2014, Jeff Sessions claimed 347,000 people left the workforce and 74,000 joined. He's ignoring how the average for a few years was closer to 200,000 per month, i.e. that December was on the low side.
That is certainly not the case now. The number of jobs created are about equal to those leaving -- including those who go to school, are disabled or retired. The number of discouraged workers didn't change in November, and labor force participation didn't change.
Nice try on the scare-mongering though.
The debunkers as you call them will continue to be out in full force until Obama is gone.
Dems continue to lose the messaging war on every issue by not forcefully defending the these positive numbers
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Although there are slightly more people who identify with the dem part than the republican party, 90% of all the political facebook posts I see are made or "shared" by conservatives.
Are most liberals just too stupid to utilize the internet?
I also suspect that if dems became a little more propaganda savvy, they could destroy the reputation and trust in many conservative talking heads who have predicted all sorts of devistating consequences of liberal policies, that haven't come true.
Last month, I saw nothing fishy (in that the details generally supported the headlines), so I said nothing.
Now, do I trust the government numbers are designed to give an accurate representation? No. I do NOT think they are flat out lying (for one thing, they are not that stupid). But I think they set up their statistical analysis to paint a generally rosier picture then actually exists...no matter which party is in power. Especially for unemployment and inflation and to a lesser extent, GDP.
But since they are all we have (outside of ADP and one or two other lesser sources), I have to go with them.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."