US jobless rate falls to 7.8 pct., 44-month low - page 7

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The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The Labor Department says employers added 114,000 jobs in September. The economy also created 86,000... Read More


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    Quote from Red35
    People can bicker about which candidate said what (btw Big bird will be fine-PBS rakes in about 400 million)..people need help and need it now.

    Exactly. Obama's and his congress's biggest failure is not passing more jobs bills to get people the help they need now. When it comes to trying to create jobs to help people in the hear and now people cry that we can't afford that we need to cut and not spend...except when it comes to the military, senators made a tour saying that if we people will lose their jobs and the government needs to create jobs.

    In the meantime, people are hurting.

    I love the "firing Big Bird" thing, got that from John Stewart, but I'll let that go.
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    Quote from Jolie
    Silly conspiracy theories aside, Obama himself said that if he could not fix the economy in 3 years, he would not be re-elected. We're just happy to oblige.
    One Obama quote will be featured prominently: In 2009 he said on NBC’s “Today” show that if he could not fix the economy in three years, “then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”
    Bush and the Republicans said that we would be basking in millions of jobs, economic prosperity, billions more for our deficit, middle-class growth - when promoting the Bush Tax Cuts ... hmmm, what happened? oh yea, the Great Recession



    oh by the way, the President did "fix the economy" ... as I recall, the economy was out of control - stock market crashing, 800,000 jobs lost every month, manufacturing crashing ... now, we are on our way to recovering what we lost during the Bush years







    The Great Recession would have been worse without the Recovery Act and Stimulus policies...




    ... and Unemployment would have been higher

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    Quote from tntrn
    That is a fair assessment. National security is one of the most important responsibilities of our government. On the other hand, there is Big Bird.Sesame Street, the brand, makes $118 million a year. Why should the taxpayers be funding that? As Romney said, cut unnecessary things that we are now borrowing money for. That being said, even the military has places where funds could be nipped. Every department does....just like in our own household budgets. And just like our household budgets, some things are of higher importance, and therefore, get cut back less than frivolous items.
    I totally agree with you ...while we are at it we should drop all the subsidies going to the oil industry
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    Quote from Joe V
    I totally agree with you ...while we are at it we should drop all the subsidies going to the oil industry
    And no more to Green Technology either. Many of them have proven they can't even get out of the starting gate.
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    I have to say, I think Obama could have been more successful over the past 4 years if he was dealing with a mature cooperative congress, who should have be truely interested in why they were elected- to serve the best interests of the people who put them in their 'free ride for life and top of the line healthcare benefits'.

    I think it frosted congresses' backsides that a democrat got into the White House and put forth programs that were common sense. I kind of think Obama put political gains aside when he set forth the ACA concept in motion. I think he saw a problem, planned out how to fix it and was by a narrow margin able to implement it. I think our Republican congress is the problem/threat. I think they are he@@ bent on not cooperating with Obama. I do give Obama a lot of credit for being as restrained as he is.

    I think congress wants more of the same as with the Bush administration- the rich get richer, closer to a cast system. I don't see any 1% needing to file for foreclosure or bankruptcy on their primary residences, or for medicaid, charity care or food pantry assistance. How many of the 1% are on unemployment and willing to take a drastic pay cut for a job- a minimum wage job they are so proudly boasting about that others should take. If they were that nurse or engineer who was making $70,000- $100,000 would they want to be handed a job offer of $9.50/hr? I think not!!! I would worry that job aplicant didn't come back with a gun. These 1%-ers are not hanging on by a thread- one paycheck away from financial ruin. I don't see Mitt and Ann walking down the highway with their pillows and blankets in hand looking for the nearest homeless shelter or even expressing graditude and humility they aren't.
    I kind of do hear a humility and gratitude in Barack and Michelle's voice tones in their public speaking and the way they conduct themselves.
    I think Obama's biggest problem with his term in office is the Congress he is cursed with.
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    Obama owned the House and the Senate his first two years in the WH. At least on the surface. He had enough opposition from his own party members, thankfully, or he would have run roughshod over us. Instead he starting using his executive privilege to do what he wanted. My question: can an incoming president undo those with his/her own executive privilege actions?
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    Bush and the Republicans said that we would be basking in millions of jobs, economic prosperity, billions more for our deficit, middle-class growth - when promoting the Bush Tax Cuts ... hmmm, what happened? oh yea, the Great Recession
    (from Joe's post above)

    So it's Bush's fault. Do you write Obama's lines for him?

    Obama has had almost 4 years to improve the economy and has made zero progress. Unemployment has not improved significantly in that time, despite trillions of dollars of spending, TARP, stimulus, doubling of the national debt and 3 rounds of quantitative easing that are coming home to roost in the form of inflation, most notably energy and food prices.

    Sorry, this mess belongs to Obama.
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    Quote from tntrn
    Obama owned the House and the Senate his first two years in the WH. At least on the surface. He had enough opposition from his own party members, thankfully, or he would have run roughshod over us. Instead he starting using his executive privilege to do what he wanted. My question: can an incoming president undo those with his/her own executive privilege actions?
    He DID run roughshod over the majority of Americans regarding Obamacare.

    (I have to say I did love it when he used that term himself and said he liked it - Kudos to him for that part of the debate).
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    Quote from Spidey's mom
    He DID run roughshod over the majority of Americans regarding Obamacare.

    (I have to say I did love it when he used that term himself and said he liked it - Kudos to him for that part of the debate).
    Since he likes having his name attached to his healthcare plan, perhaps we should do the same with some of his other notable achievements:

    Obamaphone
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio

    Obama debt
    http://www.businessinsider.com/obama...tterman-2012-9

    Obamamoney
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOZ-Etb0k0Q
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    Quote from Jolie
    Since he likes having his name attached to his healthcare plan, perhaps we should do the same with some of his other notable achievements:

    Obamaphone
    Original Obamaphone Lady: Obama Voter Says Vote for Obama because he gives a free Phone - YouTube

    Obama debt
    Obama: Debt Doesn't Matter 'In The Short Term' - Business Insider

    Obamamoney
    Obama Money - Where Did it Come From? - YouTube

    Those are great .. . I've seen the phone one.


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