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President Obama is the WORST socialist EVER!

Posted by on Apr. 4, 2014 at 12:22 PM
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Here's Even More Evidence Obama Is The World's Worst Socialist

 

In what must be history's strangest socialist dictatorship, hiring by private companies just hit a record high. Meanwhile the government is still not hiring anybody.

Private employers added 192,000 jobs to nonfarm payrolls in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Friday, making up all of the economy's job growth for the month. Federal, state and local governments added nada. There are now 116 million people working in the private sector, topping the previous peak set in January 2008. Federal, state and local governments, meanwhile, employ 21.8 million people, down from a high of nearly 23 million in May 2010.

The two charts below tell the whole story: The first shows the rebound of the private sector. The second the non-rebound of the public sector. (Story continues after charts.)

private sector

public sector

That's pretty much how it has gone throughout the grinding recovery from the Great Recession: Private hiring has been slow but steady -- despite right-wing warnings that the private sector will collapse under the weight of President Barack Obama's allegedly socialist policies -- while austerity has led to government job cuts that have helped keep the recovery frustratingly slow.

Both private and public hiring are still far too low. If the economy were living up to its full potential, there would be about 5.7 million more people on private payrolls, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a think tank that focuses on labor issues. The chart below, from EPI, is based on jobs data through February. It doesn't include March's 192,000 jobs, which closed the gap just a smidgen. (Story continues after chart.)

missing jobs

Some conservatives blame Obama for the weak recovery, saying uncertainty about government regulations and Obamacare have hurt hiring. Most economists, though, agree that the recovery has suffered from the huge overhang of private-sector debt that built up ahead of the financial crisis and recession, which has taken years to work off. Austerity and a too-timid approach to stimulating the economy haven't helped.

Meanwhile, most of the private-sector jobs in the recovery have been low-paying, keeping wage growth anemic even as corporate profits have soared.

A new record high in private-sector jobs is better than nothing, but it's far from the end of the story.

by on Apr. 4, 2014 at 12:22 PM
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Clairwil
by Ruby Member on Apr. 4, 2014 at 12:26 PM

BUMP!

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Apr. 4, 2014 at 12:28 PM

 


 

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In what must be history's strangest socialist dictatorship, hiring by private companies just hit a record high. Meanwhile the government is still not hiring anybody.


 

lga1965
by on Apr. 4, 2014 at 12:32 PM
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LOL. Biggest socialist. Socialist dictatorship. :-)
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erika9009
by Bronze Member on Apr. 4, 2014 at 4:03 PM
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The public sector needs another 20 rounds of layoffs for employees that DO NOT deal directly with the public.

Why my state senator needs and assistant to his personal assistant when he's rarely at his office is beyond me.

 

OHgirlinCA
by Platinum Member on Apr. 4, 2014 at 4:23 PM

 I don't think Obama is as socialistic as some want to make him out to be. 

I still think he's a crappy President though. 

 

Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Apr. 4, 2014 at 4:28 PM
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Gee Sweet,

You know, if Obama gave a speech that said, "I think the universe is only 6,000 years old." There will be a number of people who will switch views and claim he is the greatest president of all time.
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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Apr. 4, 2014 at 5:29 PM
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Quoting Donna6503: Gee Sweet, You know, if Obama gave a speech that said, "I think the universe is only 6,000 years old." There will be a number of people who will switch views and claim he is the greatest president of all time.

 hahaha - probably!

Bonita131
by Bronze Member on Apr. 4, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Below is the complete reader comment that you have conviently omitted a full paragraph of. You also might want to add that somehow half the reader comment has been made to look like it is part of the original article written by Mark Gongloff of Huffington post. I wonder how that could be? Patchwriting? Plagiarism perhaps?

 Some conservatives blame Obama for the weak recovery, saying uncertainty about government regulations and Obamacare have hurt hiring. Most economists, though,agree that the recovery has suffered from the huge overhang of private-sector debt that built up ahead of the financial crisis and recession, which has taken years to work off. Austerity and a too-timid approach to stimulating the economy haven't helped."   

Republicans always have the wrong prescription of what is ailing us and therefore their solutions are totally off-target.  If they were not so immune to data, logic, and science their policies would be much more targeted to what was really happening, instead of just always trying to eliminate unions or shredding the social safety net or other ideological concerns. 

Oh and btw. A link to the source of your article would have been most helpful to members reading your post.

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Apr. 4, 2014 at 8:17 PM
1) I didnt get it from Huffpo even though that's where it originates

2) I posted earlier from work and didnt post a link, all you have to do is search the title and it comes up with the sites it was on

3) I posted the article as it was posted on another site, I left out and or deleted nothing


Quoting Bonita131:

Below is the complete reader comment that you have conviently omitted a full paragraph of. You also might want to add that somehow half the reader comment has been made to look like it is part of the original article written by Mark Gongloff of Huffington post. I wonder how that could be? Patchwriting? Plagiarism perhaps?


 Some conservatives blame Obama for the weak recovery, saying uncertainty about government regulations and Obamacare have hurt hiring. Most economists, though,agree that the recovery has suffered from the huge overhang of private-sector debt that built up ahead of the financial crisis and recession, which has taken years to work off. Austerity and a too-timid approach to stimulating the economy haven't helped."   


Republicans always have the wrong prescription of what is ailing us and therefore their solutions are totally off-target.  If they were not so immune to data, logic, and science their policies would be much more targeted to what was really happening, instead of just always trying to eliminate unions or shredding the social safety net or other ideological concerns. 


Oh and btw. A link to the source of your article would have been most helpful to members reading your post.

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Bonita131
by Bronze Member on Apr. 5, 2014 at 7:07 AM
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Quoting sweet-a-kins: 1) I didnt get it from Huffpo even though that's where it originates 2) I posted earlier from work and didnt post a link, all you have to do is search the title and it comes up with the sites it was on 3) I posted the article as it was posted on another site, I left out and or deleted nothing
Quoting Bonita131:

Below is the complete reader comment that you have conviently omitted a full paragraph of. You also might want to add that somehow half the reader comment has been made to look like it is part of the original article written by Mark Gongloff of Huffington post. I wonder how that could be? Patchwriting? Plagiarism perhaps?

 Some conservatives blame Obama for the weak recovery, saying uncertainty about government regulations and Obamacare have hurt hiring. Most economists, though,agree that the recovery has suffered from the huge overhang of private-sector debt that built up ahead of the financial crisis and recession, which has taken years to work off. Austerity and a too-timid approach to stimulating the economy haven't helped."   

Republicans always have the wrong prescription of what is ailing us and therefore their solutions are totally off-target.  If they were not so immune to data, logic, and science their policies would be much more targeted to what was really happening, instead of just always trying to eliminate unions or shredding the social safety net or other ideological concerns. 

Oh and btw. A link to the source of your article would have been most helpful to members reading your post.

 When you choose to re-post a published article that has been deliberately re-written to include untruths/slander without checking the authenticity of the article, you are as guilty as the person who re-wrote the article.

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