If this is about jobs...

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Registered: 09-26-2010
If this is about jobs...
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Sun, 09-26-2010 - 5:49pm

Here is a comparison of the job creation record of the most recent past Presidents, one Democratic and one Republican:

"The Bush administration created about three million jobs (net) over its eight years, a fraction of the 23 million jobs created under President Bill Clinton’s administration and only slightly better than President George H.W. Bush did in his four years in office."

Wall Street Journal. http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2009/01/09/bush-on-jobs-the-worst-track-record-on-record/

Seems like there is a difference in the ability of the two parties to create job growth, priority one in America.

And to the naysayers, it is worth recalling that it took Clinton more than just two years to right the ship and get American job growth rolling after the economic collapse under Bush's father. They called it the jobless recovery until Clinton had a fair chance to get started and then job growth came roaring back.

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Sun, 09-26-2010 - 6:43pm
I wonder what it was that Clinton did to create jobs? Or were things simply already in place before he got there?

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Sun, 09-26-2010 - 6:55pm

Or, alternately, after a couple of yrs of Pres Clinton, the country reacted to his agenda and that of the congress and put into place a republican led majority in both houses of congress.....



Maybe?



Sonny

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Mon, 09-27-2010 - 6:00am
Hmmm, so what do you realize when you see the GDP growth and unemployment numbers from Obama versus Bush?


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Registered: 09-02-2009
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 6:34am
Can you really compare <2 years with 8 years? Don't you have to wait a bit?
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Registered: 08-16-2005
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 8:28am
Everything I have read seems to point to the next two years having similar unemployment numbers, to 2011 or 12.


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Mon, 09-27-2010 - 11:49am
I would be more interested in knowing which policies led to job creation than knowing who was the president at the time.

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Mon, 09-27-2010 - 9:20pm

It kooks like the comparison between Clinton after 2 years and Bush's father. It takes more than a couple of years under reasonable economic policy for America to recover from a big crash. And the crash Bush Jr. just led us into was the worst since the Great Depression after all.

Obama moved the pieces for recovery into place with financial reform, healthcare reform, and temporary stimulus to prevent a total collapse. Now America needs a little time and politicians with enough gumption to shore up our finances by ending tax cuts for the super rich that we cannot pay for.

Once upon a time even Bush Sr. called the theory that tax cuts pay for themselves voodoo economics. Bill Clinton understood that wealth stems from ordinary people being able to afford to go to shopping, not from tiny tricklety scraps from the super rich.

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Tue, 09-28-2010 - 3:53pm

And the crash Bush Jr. just led us into was the worst since the Great Depression after all.



What did Bush do to force banks to make all those sub-prime loans, or keep Freddie Mac less regulated?



Now America needs a little time and politicians with enough gumption to shore up our finances by ending tax cuts for the super rich that we cannot pay for.



What do you mean by the thought that we have to pay for tax cuts? Pay who? It doesn't seem to make sense.

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