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    Was Senator McConnell Correct...

    when he said this:

    "After so many years of sluggish growth, we’re finally starting to see some economic data that can provide a glimmer of hope the uptick appears to coincide with the biggest political change of the Obama administration’s long tenure in Washington: the expectation of a new Republican Congress."



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    Re: Was Senator McConnell Correct...

    The economy was in an upswing before the GOP took control of the Senate, it was up before they won their elections, and it was on the up before pollsters and pundits grew confident of a GOP win.

    What evidence does McConnell have that the economy improved because the Republicans took control a couple of days ago? Or that it did because they were expected to win?

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    Re: Was Senator McConnell Correct...

    I think you're misinterpreting it. I'm fixing your quote for you.

    "After so many years of sluggish growth, we're finally starting to see some economic data that can provide a glimmer of hope. The uptick appears to coincide with the biggest political change of the Obama administration's long tenure in Washington: the expectation of a new Republican Congress. So this is precisely the time to advance a positive pro-growth agenda. Some of the measures the new Congress......"

    The very slight change in the economy is occuring at the same time that the new Republican Congress is taking shape, thus the pressure is doubly on them to push forward a "pro-growth" agenda.
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    Re: Was Senator McConnell Correct...

    Quote Originally Posted by ToastyOats View Post
    The economy was in an upswing before the GOP took control of the Senate, it was up before they won their elections, and it was on the up before pollsters and pundits grew confident of a GOP win.

    What evidence does McConnell have that the economy improved because the Republicans took control a couple of days ago? Or that it did because they were expected to win?
    I don't have a dog in this particular fight but thought that you should remember that the first 2 years of Obama Presidency was under Democrat control, Conners here could be referring to the upswing of repubs after that 2 year term. So its prolly not just this last election cycle that he's talking about.

    Possible. Food for thought anyways....
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    Re: Was Senator McConnell Correct...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I don't have a dog in this particular fight but thought that you should remember that the first 2 years of Obama Presidency was under Democrat control, Conners here could be referring to the upswing of repubs after that 2 year term. So its prolly not just this last election cycle that he's talking about.

    Possible. Food for thought anyways....
    Perhaps you should learn the Senate Majority Leaders name.


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    Re: Was Senator McConnell Correct...

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Perhaps you should learn the Senate Majority Leaders name.
    McConnell, whatever. I posted that while I was supposed to be working and wasn't paying that close of attention to the name. So sue me.
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    Re: Was Senator McConnell Correct...

    I love when politicians take credit they have nothing to do with. Kinda like whem the GOP claimed that gas prices being high 2 years ago was the fault of Obama, but now when its at record lows its really quiet....


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    Re: Was Senator McConnell Correct...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I think you're misinterpreting it. I'm fixing your quote for you.

    "After so many years of sluggish growth, we're finally starting to see some economic data that can provide a glimmer of hope. The uptick appears to coincide with the biggest political change of the Obama administration's long tenure in Washington: the expectation of a new Republican Congress. So this is precisely the time to advance a positive pro-growth agenda. Some of the measures the new Congress......"

    The very slight change in the economy is occuring at the same time that the new Republican Congress is taking shape, thus the pressure is doubly on them to push forward a "pro-growth" agenda.
    Really, it's just the political grandstanding that we've unfortunately come to expect. Of course, the true believers will eat it up ("We're so awesome, we didn't even need actual policies to make the economy automatically better!")


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    Re: Was Senator McConnell Correct...

    Best job growth in 15 years and McConnell is now taking credit after the fact.
    Who would have guessed--I did and predicted it just after the election.

    The real sad part is that GOP posters will now change from bashing Obama's economy to repeating GOP talking points.
    And GOP voters will never know the difference .
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    Re: Was Senator McConnell Correct...

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Really, it's just the political grandstanding that we've unfortunately come to expect. Of course, the true believers will eat it up ("We're so awesome, we didn't even need actual policies to make the economy automatically better!")
    I think I am disagreeing with you. It was political grandstanding, but of the sort that is mostly ceremonial in nature. McConnell is simply saying their opportunity to shine is now.
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