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I'm not making near what I made in 2000. It's barely enough to pay for my SSRI drugs.
What and have to be doped up like BUSH? Are there any drugs this idiot hasn't been on and abused yet?
First it was 'bush is a terrible president because the economy is collapsing' then 'well fine, the economy is recovering but there are no new jobs' now it's 'fine the economy recovered and we have new jobs, but they aren't the jobs we wanted'. Lovely. What next? 'yeah so we have a healthy economy, great well paying jobs, and the world has been turned in to a utopia, but bush is still a terrible president because he looks like a monkey'.
Come on guys, doesn't it get tiring moving those goalposts every few months?
herz: To get credit, one has to get something fixed ... not claim Mission Accomplished at every incremental step.
Yes, until there are *enough* *good* jobs, people will not be satisfied. It's like saying *We gave you air and you complained. Then we gave you water and you complained. NOW you want FOOD?!?*
I'd say he has pretty well fixed the economic slump he inherited from clinton.
herz: BWAH HA HA HA!!!
I *love* your sense of humour!
FDR took 12 years to fix the stockmarket crash he inherited, bush did it in 3. Not to shabby.
The question we all have to ask ourselves, do you feel comfortable with Bush who has steered the economy through rough times, created opportunity for entrepreneurs and corrected legislation that helps prevent the Mickey Mouse foundation that the tech boom was built on....Or,....would you rather have John Kerry who's promising to increase funding for Social Security, Universal Health Care (he said it last night), the Department of Defense and Education, while claiming that he's paying for this by nudging the tax rate up for 2% of the population.
"Dream weaver, I believe we'll make it if we try-eeee"
I think Cathexis is depressed :).
Judging from the latest government data, more than 50 percent of workers who lost or left full-time work between 2001 and 2003 and were lucky enough to have found another full-time job by this year were earning less than they used to.
From January 2001 through December 2003, 5.3 million long-tenured workers were displaced from full-time or part-time jobs they had held at least three years, according to a new report released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
CG: Every time I see that GWB isn't undergoing impeachment hearings.
thumbs: We have *markedly* different perceptions on Bush's economic competence and ability to "steer."
True. And we get our statistics from markedly different sources...but I believe mine. :}
Heh ... no accounting for judgment. ;-)
Although I'd think the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics would be acceptable enough.
Unless that damned Bush is fudging *those* numbers, as well!
Let me see if I have worked this trick out...
1st lay of say 100 workers that were paid say, five dollars an hour.
2nd hire 120 workers and pay them three dollars an hour.
So how can anyone complain, I have created 20 new jobs...
Anyone see how I did it?
Im a genius, elect me yer Prez! :-)
My memory may be hazy, but didnt Clinton have surplus, or at least left the economy bouyant and hopeful.
The US has a 3 trillion dollar defecit.
Who do you think will be made to pay for it, the super rich, that did very nicely out of the war in Iraq, thank you very much, or do you think the working man will pay through the nose..?
Take your time now...
Huge tax cuts to the top 2% at a cost of ballooning deficits ... how can that not help me, in the middle class?!?
Wait a minute ...
This just in ...
The number of job cuts planned by U.S. employers rose in July, while hiring announcements fell for the second straight month, an outplacement firm said Tuesday.
U.S. businesses announced 69,572 job cuts in July, up from 64,343 job cuts in June, a gain of 8 percent, according to Chicago-based Challenger, Gray & Christmas, which keeps track of monthly job-cut announcements.