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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    The recession did not begin in Clintons last year it began in Bush's term

    Not that the conditions for that recession were formed during the Bush admin of course
    No unemployment started increasing and the GDP growth rate started decreasing during Clinton's last year in office.

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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Not convenient for partisans, but maybe the economy is complex enough that its mechanisms, successes, and declines are not altogether reducible to presidential terms.
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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    they're not, economically

    they are, politically

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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    they're not, economically

    they are, politically
    A self-willed delusion. Those are what are killing our politics.

    The strategies of political and market entities are carried out over both short time frames (days, weeks, months, years) and long time frames. The cognitive and emotional responses and intentions of actors within these systems are not always simple, either. Politician C may have wished for a different foundation than he received from Politicians A and B over the last twenty years, but his obligation is to deal with reality.
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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    No unemployment started increasing and the GDP growth rate started decreasing during Clinton's last year in office.


    Using either the NBER or the commonly accepted 2 quarter of negative GDP growth (inflation adjusted) the recession did not start untill March 2001.
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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    his obligation is to deal with reality
    deal with reality, barry

    housing is thru the floor

    4.5 million MORE foreclosures coming

    they're up THIRTY FIVE PERCENT in the last quarter

    half you've hamped have redefaulted

    commercial real estate's next

    jobless claims are still rising

    consumer confidence is near an all time low

    our biggest states are belly up

    personal income is down 3.2%

    public pensions are popping

    EIGHTY SIX PERCENT of americans call it a CRISIS

    and instead of dealing, the dolt doubles down...

    dire days, indeed
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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Not convenient for partisans, but maybe the economy is complex enough that its mechanisms, successes, and declines are not altogether reducible to presidential terms.
    That is generally true. First off, economies have natural cycles and recession is generally a part of the cycle. President's however can be blamed for the severity of a recession, particularly "bubbles" that happen near the end of their watch.

    Clinton gets some blame for delivering Bush a soft economy; and Bush gets a ton of blame for delivering Obama an economy that was on the precipice of a calamity. I draw the distinction only because of the severity of the problem. Clinton could have done more to slow down the Internet exuberance; and Bush could have actually appointed regulators (as in a strong SEC and FED) that was actually paying attention.

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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Incorrect. As someone mentioned before, it was that housing prices stopped going up.
    Not only that... housing prices went down and walking away from a loan became a much easier pill to swallow when people had negative equity.

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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Not convenient for partisans, but maybe the economy is complex enough that its mechanisms, successes, and declines are not altogether reducible to presidential terms.
    Very true. The government, in the short term can only impact around the margins. A problem that this administration has is that it put so much blame on the previous administration that it raised hopes that a different regime would have the opposite impact. So they raised expectations beyond what they can accomplish and are paying the price.

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    Re: U.S. Economy Added 162,000 Jobs in March, Most in 3 Years

    he couldn't have won any other way

    once more, the nature of the BEAST---politics

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