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    re: U.S. Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level Since May 2008[W:489, 497]

    Quote Originally Posted by LagerHead View Post
    If by "well-regulated" you mean as little as possible, then I agree wholeheartedly. But what many people ignore is the source and main beneficiaries of much of the regulation forced on business, namely big business. Big business tells Congress or their state/local governments that regulation is important to protect the safety of customers and integrity of business. That's how we end up with medallions for taxi cabs costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, license requirements to teach someone how to braid hair or give a horse a massage, regulations forbidding having employees if you run a home business, or price-fixing schemes for limousine companies. These are just a few real-world examples off the top of my head that were passed in the name of protecting the customer, but in reality only protect the incumbent businesses. For every example I can think of, there are a thousand that I missed.
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    re: U.S. Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level Since May 2008[W:489, 497]

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    Any business that waits for demand is doomed to failure. Businesses anticipate demand and take steps to create or enhance it are the successful ones. Those that wait are the ones who come into the market too late and end up being the Commodore 64s of the business world.
    I'm in full agreement - in the micro or specific instance sense.

    I was referring to the macro effects in my post you've quoted.
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    re: U.S. Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level Since May 2008[W:489, 497]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    That's a nice graph, but can you point to the specific policies instituted by the democrats that led to such job creation?
    The same ones Romney promised were most important. Obama gave corporate America confidence in the economy and in the future. What else can a President do? You can add defeating the anti-growth policies of the opposition and not caving when he was in the right too. Of course the Republicans made it easier since they flat out refused to deal with the President choosing instead a policy of NO. In his 2nd term Obama has even found a way to deal with that.
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    re: U.S. Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level Since May 2008[W:489, 497]

    I really never thought it was possible that there would be enough people in this country that would suspend their intelligence and critical thinking in order to swallow whatever BS Obama served them. How long does he have to have you bent over a table before you realize what's happening?
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    re: U.S. Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level Since May 2008[W:489, 497]

    Layoffs hit 3-year high in April as energy cuts surge: Challenger

    'Layoffs surged in April to the highest level in three years as energy sector employers announced a fresh wave of job cuts.

    U.S.-based companies said they would let go 61,582 workers last month, the most since May 2012, according to a report by global outsourcing firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.'


    Layoffs hit 3-year high in April as energy cuts surge: Challenger

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    re: U.S. Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level Since May 2008[W:489, 497]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dayton3 View Post
    I'll give President Obama credit for the unemployment numbers as soon as

    A) People on the left give President Bush credit for keeping the U.S. safe from large scale terrorist attacks for the last 14 years.

    B) People on the left give President Bush credit for the solid economic performance of the U.S. for the first six years of his administration.
    1. Bush hasn't been President for 14 years.
    2. The two issues are unrelated.
    3. Bush pissed away a surplus budget with Cheney's use of voodoo economics.
    4. You fail to mention the 4,500 dead American soldiers from a LIE and the tens of thousands more in our VA system unplanned for by Rumsfeld.

    5. At least you admit the true nature of the GOP poster with false-equivalency .
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    re: U.S. Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level Since May 2008[W:489, 497]

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    1. Bush hasn't been President for 14 years.
    2. The two issues are unrelated.
    3. Bush pissed away a surplus budget with Cheney's use of voodoo economics.
    4. You fail to mention the 4,500 dead American soldiers from a LIE and the tens of thousands more in our VA system unplanned for by Rumsfeld.

    5. At least you admit the true nature of the GOP poster with false-equivalency .
    1) What are you talking about? Bush was president less than 7 years ago.

    2) The principle is the same.
    3) The Clinton "surplus" was completely unsustainable and was based on impossible assumptions about the future.
    4) the Bush Admin. lied about nothing. Virtually everyone in the western intelligence community thought Saddam Hussein had chemical weapons available.
    5) Only to you.

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    re: U.S. Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level Since May 2008[W:489, 497]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So far all I'm seeing as far as to why Obama should get any credit is "he isn't a Republican".
    Then you would prefer to be where we were six years ago.
    When Republicans were blaming Obama for losing 2.2 million jobs his first three months--you know, as soon as he stepped in.
    All the way to Obama's peak of 10.4%---but as for the last 60+ months, just deflection from our GOP friends unless Romney would have been POTUS .
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    re: U.S. Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level Since May 2008[W:489, 497]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Yup, pretty much. The job of the POTUS isn't to create private sector jobs. The POTUS can't create private sector jobs.
    Yet you and other GOP posters keep asking for what you just said he can't do.
    GOPs are certainly first in line to bash economic news with their TPs no matter what the news.

    While GOP posters also continue to damn the POTUS on every other front, even when they agree with him, such as on TPP .
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    re: U.S. Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level Since May 2008[W:489, 497]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dayton3 View Post
    1) What are you talking about? Bush was president less than 7 years ago.
    You were the one who gave Bush credit for no large-scale terrorist attacks in the last 14 years.
    Overlap in administrations is fine when it suits posters .
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