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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 01:24 PM
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How many jobs did George W Bush create in his eight years?
If we count January, although he was only the President up to the 20th, he lost over 2 million jobs just in the last 4 months. I haven't seen any official numbers but this would have to be the worst job creation in a long, long time. At least since Herbert Hoover, would be my guess?

But, it also proves that the cornerstone of Republican ideology is a fraud. They have preached since Reagan that taxcuts will generate more jobs and will bring in more money to the Treasury than anything else we can do. Well, that has been proven to be a fraudulent claim. We went into debt by more than $5 trillion just in the last eight years. We doubled the existing debt that took over 200 years. And the jobs? We would have to be insane to try it again.
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 01:25 PM
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1. Whatever it is I'm sure it's less than zero...
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Ardent15 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 01:27 PM
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2. Supply side economics=rewarding the rich, pissing on the poor...
...and ignoring the middle class entirely.
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Paranoid Pessimist Donating Member (432 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 01:28 PM
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4. That's why it's called "trickle down" n/t
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Ardent15 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 01:30 PM
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5. And whenever it's pointed out, they pull the "Class Warfare" card
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 01:28 PM
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3. He created jobs overseas
and sent a big "Fuck You!" to the American worker, not only in terms of jobs, but also in job safety.


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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 01:33 PM
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6. - 3,000,000 domestic jobs +3,000,000 overseas
The insane part is that the republi-tards point to the service sector as evidence of job growth. This is a false premise as the "service" job cannot be outsourced.

The house that needs to be painted, the yard that needs mowing, and the fruit that needs harvesting are "here" and not "there"
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 01:51 PM
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7. A lot of the "service jobs" were done by students including
high school students back before Nixon. Kids saved money for college or for a car working in restaurants, retail stores, etc. A lot of the work was done by part-timers.

If you think about it, at times when most people are employed, the heavy shopping hours are when school is out, so the students' schedules allowed them to work after school and on weekends.

I believe that the true unemployment rates have been at least twice what the statistics show for quite some time.

The unemployment rates are especially unrealistically lower than they actually are at this time because baby boomers forced out of their jobs by the bad economy combined with rampant age discrimination are "retiring early" in huge numbers. That's just a euphemism for getting laid off due to discrimination and then not getting hired ever again.

And these are the same hardworking people who worked after school, on weekends and summers while going to high school and college. In a way I'm one of these people. I am tired, but if I had a good job offer, I would still work. At my age, a good job offer is virtually impossible to get. You only get jobs that demand extremely long hours and pay very little.
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Egalitariat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 01:56 PM
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8. You mean government jobs? I'm sure he created a number of Homeland Security positions
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 02:06 PM
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9. And at least one new hire in the White House Office of Faith Baised Initiatives
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-09 02:12 PM
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10. Well, there were all those Blackwater jobs...
Bush's private army, dedicated to Dominionism.
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