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Sat Jan 5, 2013, 03:02 PM

Surprise! Obama Is Creating More New Jobs Than George W. Bush

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/rick-newman/2013/01/04/surprise-obama-is-creating-more-new-jobs-than-george-w-bush
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Even President Barack Obama acknowledges that the economy is creating jobs too slowly under his stewardship. Yet Obama can now boast that more jobs have been created during his first term than during that of his predecessor George W. Bush.

When Bush began his first term in January 2001, total nonfarm employment was 132.47 million. When his second term began four years later, it was 132.45 million, or effectively zero job growth.

Obama's first term isn't technically over yet, but so far, employment has risen from 133.56 million in January 2009 to 134.02 million in the latest report, for December 2012. That's a net gain of about 460,000 or 0.3 percent. As paltry as that is, it beats Bush's first-term performance.

Purists might argue that because of the one-month lag in the official job numbers, it would be more appropriate to judge each president's first term from the February figures rather than those for January. But that gives Obama an even bigger edge. From February 2001 to February 2005, the economy created 164,000 jobs, for a 0.1 percent gain during Bush's first term. From February 2009 through December 2012, the economy created nearly 1.2 million jobs, a 0.9 percent improvement

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And this is in spite of ReTHUGs sabotage. Fugg off ReTHUGs - get out of the way

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 03:20 PM

1. Well well,were is the Left Wing Media on this?

Say it isn't so,must be propaganda from some leftie. The hiring trend would have been much greater if The Corporations had not been in a full Beat Obama mode for the last 4 years. Always amazed me how the D.C. Punditocracy is nothing more than aa alll hate machine used by the Oligarchs to suppress the working people. Notice how there is all out movement to control all and any social media platforms.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 03:29 PM

2. Yes it's amazing the way they want to dominate the agenda

and it's all about the corporate view, the market, the stocks, ...never about the citizens of the USA

Obama has done way more about jobs than any ReTHUG and the so called liberal media has been mostly silent

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:08 PM

3. Yes, malaise.. this must Burn those like mitch mcconnell and john

boner who have tried so hard to keep the US from getting ANY jobs. The repubs have Zero input on the Health of our Nation.

Thanks malaise

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:14 PM

4. saying that obama bested bush 2's record (possibly the worst in history) isn't saying much. .3%

 

job growth over 4 years, 3 of which were supposedly post-recession years?

i haven't checked, but i'd bet .9% is the worst post-recession job growth in history as well.

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