Obama's big government

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    Government employment grew under Bush -- not so much under Obama.
     
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    A crappy economy will do that to you.
     
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    That may be, but it definitely shows that the right-wing stories about Obama's big government are all lies.

    It also shows why the jobs situation is so bad -- because Republicans blocked the aid to the states, so they can hire back the teachers they had to layoff.
     
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    So which is it?
    The right wing lies about Obamas big government or the right wing blocked Obamas big government…
     
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    There was no Obama's big government, or any plans for one. What Pubs achieved are cuts in existing public sector jobs, which made the economy and the unemployment much worse -- and now they are blaming Obama for those.
     
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    ROTFLMAO

    A Paul Krugman follower....

    I thought they only came out at night.
     
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    In other words, putting labels on your opponent is all you have left -- because you can't argue the issue.
     
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    When you want to show me a model that describes your claim instead of just putting it upt there and expecting us to believe it, I'll have more to say.
     
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    The right wing lies about EVERYTHING concerning the Obama presidency and their lies change daily. Don't like today's lie? Stick around cuz it will change shortly.
     
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    Companies and banks have a lot of money, which, at the moment, are of no use to them -- meaning they are neither willing to spend them, nor invest them in expanding the production capacity (i.e. hiring more people). This is evident by the ultra-low rates they are willing to lend their money to the government at (despite the huge deficits and the alleged threat of default).

    Private sector is basically telling the governmnt -- please borrow our money and put them to work, because we can't. What the government should do is to take that money and give it to the states, so they can hire back the teachers thy had to lay off. That on itself will reduce the unemployment. Indirectly, those newly employed teachers will start spending their salaries. So the companies will start selling more goods and services -- and start hiring even more people to satisfy an increased demand for their products.

    So in the end we would have much better economy if Pubs were not blocking these measures.

    How is that for a model?
     

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