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2 days ago.
by jaxspp
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Letters To Ed :-)

"We've been duped by the Republicans. Kentucky Sen. and minority leader Mitch McConnell in a news conference one day after the election, stated that the single and sole goal of the GOP over the next two years is: to make Barack Obama a single term president. What an arrogant and obnoxious goal and statement. There agenda before the election was to get votes by promising that there first goals were jobs, the economy and health care reform. It seems their goal is to grab power, not to do things for the people that are in need of jobs and or unemployment pay, health care for those that don't have it, and the people losing their homes. This is the same party that wanted the auto plants and their suppliers to go out of business. We are just coming back from what they did to this country, and now we have them back to do the same things to our country again. What a mess the next two years is going to bring to this country. Talk about partisanship." Carl D. Leow Rogers Cit

 
 

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Freeman

Great speech in Tennessee Mr. President.

Free 2 year community college nation wide. I'm behind that.

Posted 19 days ago.

Freeman

I'll refer you to a chart.

data bls gov/timeseries/LNS11300000

I'm guessing you won't admonish me for using government numbers will you, they didn't come from MSNBC so I just want to check.

Posted 19 days ago.

Freeman

I mean, come on. The labor force has shrunk again. Of course the raw unemployment number is going to fall, buy you HAVE to analyze it with a modicum of intelligence.

The trend is good but hardly anything to start celebrating.... Yet.

Jan. 2008 employment payrolls were at 138.4 million. November 2014 they were at 140 million. 6 years into the recovery and we have just reached that number. Adjusted for growth and we have net losses in the employment numbers. So we are left with a -4% in real unemployment numbers, more specifically close to 10% real unemployment rates.

Posted 19 days ago.

Freeman

Job numbers in their raw format look pretty good. The issues I see with them are the continuing stagnation of wages, the drop in the labor force participation rate and the hit and miss rates in GDP growth.

Wages and the participation rate are tied together because the labor market is not tightening, employers do not have to compete for the highest quality workers. That is a sign of a weak economy.

"..The share of Americans in the workforce fell back to a three-decade low of 62.7%, down from November’s 62.9%. The labor force shrank by 273,000 workers last month. The number of unemployed workers fell by 383,000, while the number of workers with jobs rose by 111,000. The participation rate stood at 66% just before the recession..." WSJ

Posted 19 days ago.

Freeman

I guess that my data sets would have to reflect a favorable aspect in order for jaxspp to take them seriously. I can do that, I could sing the praises of the administration and congress, (both parties), plan on a booming economy and do all sorts of things that in my personal life because I had confidence in the future of our economic prosperity.

That, my friend, would be stupid and I'll tell you why.

Posted 19 days ago.

Freeman

By the way, jaxspp, I have a bridge in the Arabian Desert to sell you, it's a good deal, just ask any Administration official.

Posted 19 days ago.

Freeman

It got passed by a historically PARTISAN vote. It did not meet constitutional muster on the 10th amendment argument. IT LOST!!!!

The administration had to argue that they had the authority UNDER THE TAXING POWER....("IT IS NOT A TAX!!" remember????).

Good grief, you are absolutely unbelievable.

Posted 19 days ago.

Freeman

I think you might want to read the piece I cited jaxspp. It's actually somewhat complimentary of the President.

I just cannot believe how you dismiss information just because it is reported by a conservative source. Talk about shooting the messenger. It's not intellectually honest. If you have an issue with the data, explain it.

The ACA was supposed to "fix" the problem of 30+ million uninsured. They've not achieved that goal. The costs are through the roof and the quality and accessibility of care are falling for those on the newly expanded Medicaid rolls; (who, by the way, make up most of the 10 million).

Posted 19 days ago.

We have followed the evolution of the ACA, from it would never get passed, to it would never be constitutional, to it would never be implemented, to its current status of 10 million more insured than when it was implemented. The GOP Supreme Court and Congress may eventually scuttle it, but if they would work on improving it instead, no tell how great it could be.

Posted 19 days ago.

Nice, now Free is posting stuff from the Heritage Foundation, taking over from RS as the leader in bad sources.

Economy added 252,000 jobs in December, making it the best year since 1999. We all know what happened in 2000, that is, Bush was elected, and the rest is history. But of course, as McConnell said, it is thanks to the GOP which passed no meaningful legislation in 2014.

Posted 19 days ago.

amos57usa

I bless you all in the name of Darwin. Excell Trinity be damned. Je Suis Charlie. I Am Charlie.

Posted 20 days ago.

Freeman

HuronHippie,

"Insightful" means you are in agreement with the opinion being offered.

I've cited numerous data sets that support my positions and opinions. It's not enough to just say "your Fact-free" when the facts are put forth time and time again.

Employment numbers are just now starting to look good, 6 years into the recovery. The workforce is at an all time low and those working are in jobs that pay less and have less benefits.

Things are getting better as U.S. business has adjusted to new government requirements and costs. Took 6 years, that's the President and Democratic congress' fault for massive policy bungles in 2009 and 2010. Those are facts.

I love hearing that it "was the worst economic...blah, blah". That only means that recovery should have been equally robust barring faulty policy.

Insightful? No, parroting the garbage on pro government news casts is not insightful.

Posted 22 days ago.

HuronHippie

RS is too busy trying to attract traffic to his cult website. Jax is the only one on this forum who provides insightful information. I pay attention to Amos' thingy remarks, but ignore everything written by Fact-Free. Speaking of fact free, by the way, it is you conservos that stirred the social justice issues pot in an effort to get votes.

Posted 23 days ago.

amos57usa

ya..You forgot to predict earth will spin and jesus will fly back here "soon" (one day is a thousand and a thousand is one)[to invisible god Thingies].

Posted 24 days ago.

Freeman

jaxspp and RS will disagree on something.

amos57usa will make some "thingy" remark that nobody pays much attention to.

Freeman will, of course, continue to stir every pot he comes across.

Happy New Year.

Posted 29 days ago.

Freeman

2015 will tell. My predictions are that crude oil prices will rise, curtailing some of the growth in consumer spending. Oil companies can't run rigs at a sub $60 per barrel price. They will close sites and the supply will dwindle.

Federal Reserve tapering will slow the equity markets' rate of growth and, possibly, even pull them back a bit.

Interest rates will, in fact, begin to tick upwards providing U.S. corporations and banks the incentive to stop sitting on cash and find more traditional ways to put it to work. Thanks Janet Yellen, (best appointment Mr. Obama has made).

The workforce rate of participation will start to increase. Not sure what sector the jobs are coming from yet.

The ACA will continue to adversely affect U.S. employers who will struggle to figure out a path forward.

Asia and Europe will look to the U.S. economy for a boost in global growth but it will not help them. Japan falls into recession. China grows more slowly. U.S. trade deficits reac

Posted 29 days ago.

Freeman

www forbes com/sites/kevinomarah/2014/12/10/productivity-and-the-economy-new-rules/

Maybe this would explain a "boom". I'm not convinced, but then again...??

Posted 29 days ago.

Freeman

Where are you seeing a "boom economy" jaxspp?

Please be specific.

Unemployment rate is down, (unadjusted for participation rate).

GDP is up, (with durable goods orders WAY below expectation for next quarter).

Stock market at all time highs, (Quantitative Easing).

New home sales slows for second straight month.

Existing home sales at six month low.

"Boom" is a ridiculous description of our economic status.

Posted 29 days ago.

Freeman

time com/money/3545780/federal-reserve-ends-quantitative-easing/

(LESS THAN CONSERVATIVE)

Posted 29 days ago.

Freeman

www heritage org/research/commentary/2014/12/ease-up-on-easing

Another good read at the Heritage Foundation, (CONSERVATIVE).

Posted 29 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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