W's Impressive Record

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    Two jobs reports left for W, possible country will end up with fewer than 1 million more private sector jobs than it had when he took office 8 yrs ago. Under Clinton's 8 yrs, we were up 20 million private sector jobs. And Clinton's public sector job creation was lower than W's 1.5m compared to 2.3m.

    Sad that the GOP doesn't seem bothered by W's borrow-and-spend Socialist policies that led to him being such a big fan of government jobs.
     
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    Please tell us Swing Voter, what will Obama will do to "change" all that?
    (This should be good)
     
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    -not create any PERMANENT increases to the budget like the appalling Socialist Medicare Drug Plan, or No Child Left Behind

    -cut discretionary spending in executive branch agencies, like Clinton did

    I'll bet anything that something less than 60% of all jobs created under Obama will be in the government as they have been under W. Obama's tax-and-spend Socialism will prove to be far less damaging than W's borrow-and-spend Socialism.

    you sure you're a conservative?
     
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    I don't see the purpose in Bush-bashing at this point. He's over. And comparisons to Clinton? Even less worth the trouble. Clinton hasn't been involved in 8 years. If Obama is going to save us (he is going to save us, right?) why not focus on how that's going to happen instead of living in the past?
     
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    because the GOP needs to prove that it can outdo Dems in private sector job creation in the future - pretty basic measure that the GOP should be able to win over those crazy communist Dems - and yet it's not even close

    Party must abandon "compassionate conservatism" and other wobbly ideas it's picked up over the last 8 years

    Mac did nothing to prove he would move away from Bush's Socialism, and if they want to be a soft, stand-for-nothing party that expands entitlements and the Dept of Education instead of cutting them, they won't get my vote or my contributions
     
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    he's not going to save us, but very likely he'll preside over more private sector job creation than W, also very likely his spending increases will be lower

    so if GOP spends more than Dems, while creating fewer private sector jobs, not sure what it is they're good for anymore
     
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    Amount government spends is inversely correlated with the amount of (private market) jobs created.

    Obama will reduce the number of forces in Iraq, but does the mean an overall reduction in the government budget? Especially since he's giving out $800B in stimulus check(s) and a push for public job creation, I think not.
     
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    Cutting taxes and cutting spending would make more sense than tax-and-spend policies.
     
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    How can we cut taxes with the debt where it is at? Clinton raised taxes and we sure all suffered for that, didn't we? Sure, the longest sustained economic boom that this nation has ever experianced.
     
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    You're ignoring the part where I said you cut spending along with taxes.
     

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