23 Million Jobs Created Under Clinton, just 4 Million Under Bush

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    GOP added government jobs and low paying service jobs, in exchange for high paying manufacturing.
     
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    And Clinton didn't just add manufacturing. He added good paying service jobs too. When the economy is booming, everyone is paying well because of supply and demand in the job market.

    We all know when the economy sucks, jobs are more scarce and so demand for workers is low, so companies get to pay lower wages.

    I can't wait for McCain to admit this because I'm sick of arguing with republicans. We all know they are wrong, but it takes McCain admitting it, 3 FUCKING MONTHS BEFORE THE ELECTION, and you sheep are ready to give him a chance? Out of your minds.
     
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    The fed nor the president creates jobs... business and industry creates jobs...

    We all know where the vast majority of new jobs came from in the 90's... I know, I am still in that industry... but also because that industry was built on speculation and not actual sales/production, it was a false boom or bubble... venture capitalists were throwing money around like it was grass clippings... shady deals were as plentiful as beer at a NASCAR tailgate party... and it henceforth collapsed as fast as it rose, and many of those jobs disappeared with that collapse... as a matter of fact, the internet/tech/high tech industries are STILL recovering from it, as are all the little companies that were feeding off of those residual monies being thrown around...
     
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    When you borrow $700 billion dollars from the Chinese to waste on the invasion of Iraq, it tends to trash your economy.
     
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    Maybe try staying on topic and doing it without the same tired and baseless slogans we hear like repetitious parrot phrases
     
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    Well maybe Swing because it's wrong? ever consider that? Come on this is the NYT we are talking about here that same paper that sends back an op ed piece to John McCain and tells him to rewrite it so it looks more like Obama's. The same paper who has had to print retraction after retraction for making things up. So according to this Op-Ed only 4 million jobs minus those created by small business as if those don't matter? I guess it's not a job unless your working in the manufacturing sector and are a member of the UAW? Here is something to ponder, as of 2003 we had created over 6 million new jobs according to the bls and that was 5 years ago. The down turn in the economy didn't really start till last year. and the unemployment rate has risen from 5.5 to 6.1% So again this article is complete and utter nonsense and is true to form for the NYT.

    Fact Sheet: Job Creation Continues – More Than 6.6 Million Jobs Created Since August 2003
     
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    You believe Bush's whitehouse's assessment of it's own job creation?? Bush hasn't been straightforward or transparent about anything on which he could be criticized. And I don't think anyone disputes that jobs were created. It's the nature of the jobs and the numbers in relation to other SUCCESSFUL administrations that are in question.

    Bush had the worst job creation history of any president since Herbert Hoover. And on this issue, I'll take the NYT over the admin's spin any day of the week.
     
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    but you can't say what you did and NOT ACKNOWLEDGE that the same type of boom has happened in the bush administration with the HOUSING boom, that has now crashed and all kinds of jobs have been lost along with alot of wealth lost....

    both were booms?
     
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    And the housing boom started when and because of WHAT??

    People getting the new and super high paying tech jobs in the mid 90's.... doubling their salary every 2 years or so, getting stock options out the ying yang, thinking that the wave would never crest and crash... and hence buying houses, larger and larger houses, at the limits of their inflated salaries... getting HELOCs all over to buy more toys, and taking away from the equity within those houses.... as stated, the reach of the false boom was not just IN industry, but was felt all over, on the way up AND the way down... people in the early 00's tried everything they could to keep those houses, but many made VERY poor decisions.... and when the huge economic hit came after 9/11, which was ALREADY on the downturn starting in late98/early 99, it was just the icing on the cake and the housing crisis was coming, and there was practically nothing that could be done to stop it
     

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