Stocks down again...unemployment up again

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    It's business as usual in Obama's second year
     
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    they didn't do all that well in Bush's 2nd year, or the 3rd through 8th for that matter
     
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    Really, which planet were you living on?
     
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    That's just flat out dishonest. The stock market and the economy did excellent through most of Bush's presidency. It was rough at the beginning and the end of his term and there are reasons for that, but no period of growth lasts forever. The economy is cyclical. You have growth periods and have recessive periods.
     
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    The stock market did horrible under Bush. Since the Depression, only under Hoover did stocks do worse.

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    http://www.usmessageboard.com/economy/64052-stock-market-performance-by-president.html
     
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    Remind us again what is the GOP plan to fix this?
     
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    I would love to see that same chart for when congress is controlled by the Democrats and the Republicans through the years........
     
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    Seems that unemployment rate did pretty good under Pres. Bush

    Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

    Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual

    2000 4.0 4.1 4.0 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9
    2001 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.9 5.0 5.3 5.5 5.7
    2002 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.9 6.0
    2003 5.8 5.9 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0 5.8 5.7
    2004 5.7 5.6 5.8 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.4
    2005 5.3 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9
    2006 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.4
    2007 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.4 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.7 5.0

    Democrats take over and infest congress

    2008 5.0 4.8 5.1 5.0 5.4 5.5 5.8 6.1 6.2 6.6 6.9 7.4
    2009 7.7 8.2 8.6 8.9 9.4 9.5 9.4 9.7 9.8 10.1 10.0 10.0
     
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    Across the board tax reductions and cuts in burdensome government regulations.

    The democrat plan SPEND SPEND SPEND RAISE TAXES SPEND RAISE TAXES SPEND SPEND SPEND MORE AND RAISE TAXES.
     
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    What a mess G.W.Bush put us in.
     

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