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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, here are the net increases in private-sector employment under each president, chronologically by party:


Richard Nixon: Increase of 7.1 million jobs
Gerald Ford: Increase of 1.3 million jobs
Ronald Reagan: Increase of 14.7 million jobs
George H.W. Bush: Increase of 1.5 million jobs
George W. Bush: Decline of 646,000 jobs

Total: Increase of 23.9 million jobs under Republican presidents


John F. Kennedy: Increase of 2.7 million jobs
Lyndon B. Johnson: Increase of 9.5 million jobs
Jimmy Carter: Increase of 9.0 million jobs
Bill Clinton: Increase of 20.8 million jobs
Barack Obama: Increase of 332,000 jobs

Total: Increase of 42.3 million jobs.

Can someone explain to me, how the Bush Tax Cuts Creates JOBS?

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Asked by Rnurse at 2:25 PM on Sep. 7, 2012 in Politics & Current Events

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  • We can also compare private sector job increases under different genres of music gaining popularity (hiphop vs country vs dubstep), or under different tv shows being popular (E/R vs LOST vs GLEE). They're about as relevant.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:20 PM on Sep. 7, 2012

  • Um, Paulie, if those numbers are correct, it seems that we did better under democrats than republicans, employment wise anyway or are you seeing totally different numbers?

    However, here's an interesting thought. How about taking the party association OUT of the equation when you go vote? Don't vote based on which party the candidate claims. Vote based on their lies, errr, I mean positions on the issues. The real ones, not the fluff meant to distract from the real ones.

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 2:42 PM on Sep. 7, 2012

  • There were a lot more factors at play besides his tax cuts. The dot-com crash, the telemarketing crash, and the housing crisis all took their toll.

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 2:36 PM on Sep. 7, 2012

  • No, but all I know ( and I am no youngster) is that the economy always did better when we had a Republican President. So I will be voting Republican.


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:34 PM on Sep. 7, 2012

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