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(Washington Post)   In response to new unemployment data, Romney promises 12 million new jobs in four years. Should break down to approximately 6 million for India, 6 million for China   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 79
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2012-08-04 01:44:04 PM  
Why would we re-elect 0BUTT FARTWAFFLE with a guarantee like that?

/derpy
//derpy
///doo
 
2012-08-04 01:52:09 PM  

dr_blasto: Lando Lincoln: "...but wait, there's more! If you vote for me you'll also get $2.50 per gallon for gas! Newt Gingrich gave me his secret plan for getting global oil prices down!"

And when he gets RON PAUL's gold standard plan, you'll be able to buy that gas with a silver dime.


During the GOP primary I loved listening them talk how they intended to get people spending money by DEFLATING our currency. Yeah, I'm gonna spend all kinds of money when I could save it for a couple years and have 20x the buying power. Then I was sad when I realized that half the population believed it would get people spending money instead of hording it even more.
 
2012-08-04 02:02:50 PM  

elchip: Uh huh. Just like Bush's tax cuts caused the slowest job growth in modern American history.

Slower than Obama.

[thinkprogress.org image 474x403]


Erm, do you understand the graph you posted yourself? It demonstrates that under Bush public sector (ie BIG GOVERNMENT) hiring went through the roof and private sector hiring tumbled even prior to 9/11, and under Obama, while the private sector has come back, everyone has fired public sector workers left and right because of the prevailing ideology of small government. Particularly instructive is that much of the drop-off correlates with tea partiers being elected in 2010 - not just in Congress, but at the state and local levels, which is where most of these lost jobs are.
 
2012-08-04 02:07:15 PM  

Jurodan: the drop at the end of Bush's second term


the drop in what? The chart is showing two different things...public or private employment?

At this point I'm not even sure what it is that you're arguing.

If you're worried that we don't know what Mr. Bush's employment record is...post your own chart.

/and no, I'm quite aware that supply and demand nuances of gas prices have little to do with who is President.
 
2012-08-04 02:12:09 PM  

bobbette: elchip: Uh huh. Just like Bush's tax cuts caused the slowest job growth in modern American history.

Slower than Obama.

[thinkprogress.org image 474x403]

Erm, do you understand the graph you posted yourself? It demonstrates that under Bush public sector (ie BIG GOVERNMENT) hiring went through the roof and private sector hiring tumbled even prior to 9/11, and under Obama, while the private sector has come back, everyone has fired public sector workers left and right because of the prevailing ideology of small government. Particularly instructive is that much of the drop-off correlates with tea partiers being elected in 2010 - not just in Congress, but at the state and local levels, which is where most of these lost jobs are.


I understand the graph entirely and agree with everything you said. Why do you think I disagree with you?
 
2012-08-04 02:14:35 PM  

sdd2000: MFAWG: sdd2000: MFAWG: sdd2000: How many of them are at minimum wage? Part-time without health benefits?

Quizzicaldog.jpeg

Part time jobs that will come with no health care benefits? Does that change help you understand the question?

Since coverage is now mandated, no they won't? Does that help you understand the new reality?

The fifty employee cut off is for full time employees in Affordable Care Act. This may lead to a greater number of part time workers or so Faux News has stated. Link


Those folks would then be eligible for subsidized private coverage.

It's really not a difficult program to understand.
 
2012-08-04 02:17:35 PM  
beerbarrelpolitics.files.wordpress.com

It's kinda zen, everything ambiguous
Nothing is true, Nothing is false
 
2012-08-04 02:26:14 PM  
Energy
Budget Tax cuts
Lift American spirits
 
2012-08-04 02:31:16 PM  
Obama should come out and guarantee that a Texas NFL team will win the Superbowl for the next four Superbowls if he is elected President.

They'd fall for it.
 
2012-08-04 02:32:42 PM  

elchip: bobbette: elchip: Uh huh. Just like Bush's tax cuts caused the slowest job growth in modern American history.

Slower than Obama.

[thinkprogress.org image 474x403]

Erm, do you understand the graph you posted yourself? It demonstrates that under Bush public sector (ie BIG GOVERNMENT) hiring went through the roof and private sector hiring tumbled even prior to 9/11, and under Obama, while the private sector has come back, everyone has fired public sector workers left and right because of the prevailing ideology of small government. Particularly instructive is that much of the drop-off correlates with tea partiers being elected in 2010 - not just in Congress, but at the state and local levels, which is where most of these lost jobs are.

I understand the graph entirely and agree with everything you said. Why do you think I disagree with you?


Oh, sorry. Thought the "uh huh" conveyed sarcasm.
 
2012-08-04 03:40:49 PM  

elchip: bobbette: elchip: Uh huh. Just like Bush's tax cuts caused the slowest job growth in modern American history.

Slower than Obama.

[thinkprogress.org image 474x403]

Erm, do you understand the graph you posted yourself? It demonstrates that under Bush public sector (ie BIG GOVERNMENT) hiring went through the roof and private sector hiring tumbled even prior to 9/11, and under Obama, while the private sector has come back, everyone has fired public sector workers left and right because of the prevailing ideology of small government. Particularly instructive is that much of the drop-off correlates with tea partiers being elected in 2010 - not just in Congress, but at the state and local levels, which is where most of these lost jobs are.

I understand the graph entirely and agree with everything you said. Why do you think I disagree with you?


This whole exchanged made me lol.
 
2012-08-04 03:44:52 PM  
I promise 18 million new jobs in two years. I will accomplish this by giving massive tax cuts to people named Steve who were born in January and are either left-handed, or drive a Honda.

Can I be President now?
 
2012-08-04 03:50:14 PM  

elchip: Uh huh. Just like Bush's tax cuts caused the slowest job growth in modern American history.

Slower than Obama.

[thinkprogress.org image 474x403]


so....you want bigger government? because all of those are public sector jobs. that makes you a socialist.
lib
 
2012-08-04 03:50:53 PM  

bobbette: Oh, sorry. Thought the "uh huh" conveyed sarcasm


I'm thinking that Jurodan is laboring under the same misconception, as he and I seem to be arguing from the same side of the viewpoint as well.

/I blame skinnyhead
 
2012-08-04 03:52:19 PM  
Why is bigger government bad again?
 
2012-08-04 03:53:02 PM  

elchip: kkinnison: Scott Walker made a similar promise in WIsconsin. We ended up being the only state to LOSE jobs. I expect more of the same from any republican

Not the only state, but the worst on a percentage basis.


I don't understand the difference between column 2 and column 4. Could you explain?
 
2012-08-04 04:06:51 PM  

ski9600: elchip: kkinnison: Scott Walker made a similar promise in WIsconsin. We ended up being the only state to LOSE jobs. I expect more of the same from any republican

Not the only state, but the worst on a percentage basis.

I don't understand the difference between column 2 and column 4. Could you explain?


Two different surveys used to gather the data.
 
2012-08-04 04:47:43 PM  

RadioAaron: Why is bigger government bad again?


Because Obama, that's why.

/Sorry, J. Wellinton "Wimpy" Rmoney.
//You can't pay me Tuesday for a hamburger today.
 
2012-08-04 04:50:37 PM  

St_Francis_P: Another misleading Fark headline. Costa Rica and Vietnam will get a lot of those jobs.


Are there 6 million available laborers in Costa Rica to assume that many jobs?
 
2012-08-04 04:54:26 PM  
If the GOP were a baseball team, what they're doing is akin to seeing that the opposing pitcher has thrown 4 innings of perfect game, so they decide to prevent the guy from getting a perfect game by not letting him pitch again by throwing the balls into the stands no matter that they're walking in runs by the dozen. They're hoping that by the fifth day, the opposing side will just give up.
 
2012-08-04 05:00:59 PM  
I'm sorry, you mistakenly stated that it was Romney that sends jobs over seas, not Obama. You should pay more attention to that.

What's better is that not only does Obama create jobs over seas, he does it with tax money to boot.
 
2012-08-04 05:28:50 PM  

randomjsa: I'm sorry, you mistakenly stated that it was Romney that sends jobs over seas, not Obama. You should pay more attention to that.

What's better is that not only does Obama create jobs over seas, he does it with tax money to boot.


Mostly false

False

Pants on Fire
 
2012-08-04 05:41:16 PM  

dr_blasto: MaudlinMutantMollusk: At this rate, by the end of the month we'll have the moon base back

To MARS biatches!


hey we have a lander hopefully landing there Monday
 
2012-08-04 05:55:39 PM  

Hobodeluxe: dr_blasto: MaudlinMutantMollusk: At this rate, by the end of the month we'll have the moon base back

To MARS biatches!

hey we have a lander hopefully landing there Monday


We have a 30% success rate of landing on Mars.
 
2012-08-04 06:01:51 PM  

elchip: Hobodeluxe: dr_blasto: MaudlinMutantMollusk: At this rate, by the end of the month we'll have the moon base back

To MARS biatches!

hey we have a lander hopefully landing there Monday

We have a 30% success rate of landing on Mars.


Better than cockgress sucessfully passing a bill....
 
2012-08-05 12:06:41 AM  
Mitt's buddy Rick Scott promised to create 700,000 jobs in 7 years. So far nada. I'm sure Mitt as a fellow CEO will do just as well
 
2012-08-05 10:59:42 AM  

elchip: Hobodeluxe: dr_blasto: MaudlinMutantMollusk: At this rate, by the end of the month we'll have the moon base back

To MARS biatches!

hey we have a lander hopefully landing there Monday

We have a 30% success rate of landing on Mars.


30% worldwide. The USA is 75% on successful Mars landers, and 100% at landing rovers there.
 
2012-08-05 12:25:06 PM  

Al Hashshashin: Jurodan: the drop at the end of Bush's second term

the drop in what? The chart is showing two different things...public or private employment?

At this point I'm not even sure what it is that you're arguing.

If you're worried that we don't know what Mr. Bush's employment record is...post your own chart.

/and no, I'm quite aware that supply and demand nuances of gas prices have little to do with who is President.


The drop in employment at the beginning of the recession? Where the hits on private employment started? At this point I'm wondering if you're just being obtuse. I was pointing out that the chart posted seemed to be missing the entirety of Bush's term as president, when there was a definitive downward trend that should lead up to Obama's term where you see the continual drop in private sector unemployment before the turnaround starts about a year after his term began.

And I'll be frank: I don't have my own chart. When I saw his, I noticed something that seemed off and commented on it.
 
2012-08-05 03:10:15 PM  

elchip: Hobodeluxe: dr_blasto: MaudlinMutantMollusk: At this rate, by the end of the month we'll have the moon base back

To MARS biatches!

hey we have a lander hopefully landing there Monday

We have a 30% success rate of landing on Mars.


Better than anyone else on the planet.
 
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