you wish to compare to before the recession?
In March 2004, when Barack Obama was a candidate for the U.S. Senate in the Illinois Democratic primary, he excoriated President George W. Bush for creating a "jobless recovery." The month he said that, 334,000 new jobs were created—none of them temporary Census ones—and unemployment was 5.8%... Many other Democrats piled on Mr. Bush at the time. "Mr. President, where are the jobs?" Rep. Nancy Pelosi asked on CNN in October 2003. "The American people will not settle for—nor should the Republicans celebrate—a jobless recovery." That month saw 203,000 new jobs and 6% unemployment...
it is worth noting as well that the government's figures don't account for the latter half of the last month and look to be modified downard in a couple of weeks after the election, methinks
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
You do realize you are cheering for a party that has explicitly argued to cut spending without realizing that will result in job cuts and all of the associated indirect jobs reliant on that spending no? Several towns in Florida were expected to become ghost towns if the Space Shuttle funding was permanently cut. All of the local businesses who relied on those workers were planning for hard times. Tell me, how do you think that cutting spending like that on a national wide basis will result in more jobs? Do you understand the marginal propensity to consume not to mention money velocity? More likely, the GOP will realize this will actually increase unemployment and cost them votes and then decide to go back to the Bush era of spend and borrow. And we'll get the same excrement we got from the GOP in 2003.
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"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
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