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    Re: Private sector sheds 39,000 jobs in September

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    The funny thing about this is that Obama recently said the private sector was moving in the right direction.

    700,000 jobs were lost in November of 08, bringing the year's total job losses to 2.6 million or the highest level in more than six decades. Kinda hard to ignore them number no matter how hard you try eh?
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    Re: Private sector sheds 39,000 jobs in September

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    700,000 jobs were lost in November of 08, bringing the year's total job losses to 2.6 million or the highest level in more than six decades. Kinda hard to ignore them number no matter how hard you try eh?
    Do you think losing jobs is going in the right direction?
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    Re: Private sector sheds 39,000 jobs in September

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    Do you think losing jobs is going in the right direction?

    Its not going up as fast as I would like it but it is going up not down.
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    Re: Private sector sheds 39,000 jobs in September

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    Do you think losing jobs is going in the right direction?
    Do you think adding more jobs is the wrong direction? Look at how many jobs the private sector added during the worst of the recession. Now tell me 69,000 new jobs is bad compared to that.

    Maybe losing 400,000 jobs is better then losing 39,000?

    Oh math. Why you gotta be so hard?

    Point is, is this good? No. Has it been far worse? Yes. Should we be happy it's getting better? Yes.
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    Re: Private sector sheds 39,000 jobs in September

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    Do you think losing jobs is going in the right direction?
    I don't think the president or congress controls this. Do you?

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    Re: Private sector sheds 39,000 jobs in September

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    The funny thing about this is that Obama recently said the private sector was moving in the right direction.
    If Obama said it it must be true... He's a liberal, you know, the only party looking out for the people's interests, not like the Cons who pander to the super rich corporation's interests.

    The amount of election money Cons get compared with what Libs get is documented proof.

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    Re: Private sector sheds 39,000 jobs in September

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I don't think the president or congress controls this. Do you?
    Not directly.
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    Re: Private sector sheds 39,000 jobs in September

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Do you think adding more jobs is the wrong direction? Look at how many jobs the private sector added during the worst of the recession. Now tell me 69,000 new jobs is bad compared to that.

    Maybe losing 400,000 jobs is better then losing 39,000?

    Oh math. Why you gotta be so hard?

    Point is, is this good? No. Has it been far worse? Yes. Should we be happy it's getting better? Yes.
    My post was in response to this- Private sector sheds 39,000 jobs in September - Yahoo! Finance

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    Obama economic trends on right track despite job losses
    Last edited by Strucky; 10-12-10 at 05:53 PM.
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    Re: Private sector sheds 39,000 jobs in September

    And you are still wrong. During the worst of the recession we were seeing 6 digit job losses well into the 200,000 job losses. Losing 39,000 is a hell of alot better. Especially since that number reflects growing private sector jobs. A big change from losing lots and no new jobs. I don't care if you are a partisan or not on this. 39,000 lost jobs is much better then 200,000. That kind of math does not lie.
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    Re: Private sector sheds 39,000 jobs in September

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    Not directly.
    Not too indirectly either. Other factors are far, far more important. So, expecting any president, regardless of the party, to fix it seems silly on our part. Do you disagree?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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