You must be new around here if you think I'm a Republican. The economy *is* recovering in many ways. Employment is always the last thing to catch up.At least they are not spewing nonsense that the economy is strong everyday like your Republican heroes.
Economic predictions are ridiculously hard to make accurately under good circumstances. Throw in the cluster-truck we had last year and it basically became impossible. The Obama admins biggest sin in this regard was not passing the stimulus bill, it was overselling the effect the stimulus would have on employment short term. We knew months ago that these projections were probably too optimistic.They are either completely incompetent or their plan is working just fine.
it's 17.5% if you include people who stopped looking for a job or people working part-time but not by choice.It is actually a lot higher than 10.2% . Some of the figures include things like , X producer sold 20 new uniforms to a company. So that company must have added 20 new jobs !
congress would have accomplished more stimulus by passing out free viagra samples, then they did with thier last stimulous bill.http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33713864/ns/business-stocks_and_economy/
But the upside is that employers are shedding jobs at a slower pace. But of course we will probably see a slight drop as some retailers pick up seasonal employees... but I wonder if that would have much of an effect on the numbers. Or even if seasonal employees will be needed this year.
Magnificent distortion- basically a lie.I would rather give breaks to those who create jobs and actually pay taxes than give entitlements to those 47% of the tax base who pay nothing and have no skin in the game.
Funny you talk about how the lower 47% have no skin in the game but that is where your grunts come from. Seems like a functional system eh? The poor go to war and die and the rich make money and pay taxes?I would rather give breaks to those who create jobs and actually pay taxes than give entitlements to those 47% of the tax base who pay nothing and have no skin in the game.
Ok, 47% pay no federal income taxes, happy?Magnificent distortion- basically a lie.
Total taxes are what matter, not just federal income taxes, and even the lowest incomes pay all kinds of regressive taxes.
You'd be pretty dim indeed if you didn't recognize that, something I doubt, so you're just spewing rightwing talking points as if they actually made sense.
This forum used to be an interesting place for debate. As it stands, infested with people like you, it's not worth more than 5 sentences. There hasn't been a good debate here in years, just two groups of children slinging mud at one another. Random jabs are the only thing this forum is good for.^ Note the emoticon, I was making fun of your writing style. You know, random irrelevant comments that add nothing to a discussion. Frankly, I wonder if you've ever written more than 5 sentences in a post in P&N. Seems like it's just a bunch of sad 1-liners, and about pond scum this time? Meh. Stalk someone else, but this time make sure it's someone you can win an argument with. You've wimped out of debate here often enough to the point where it just gets boring replying to your inane posts that don't change. But Paulbots tend to be stupid ideologues unfortunately.