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Old 05-07-2012, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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58.4% of Americans employed per US Bureau of Labor statistics, which is just 0.2% above bottom. Where is the big improvement? These numbers are harder to manipulate.

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MILLIONS have left the work force since obama has been president.

If they were still on the rolls, UE would be 11%.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:50 AM
 
Location: USA - midwest
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MILLIONS have left the work force since obama has been president.
People retire regardless of who's president. The Bush recession is pushing many into early retirement.

http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-201_162-6756363.html

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If they were still on the rolls, UE would be 11%.

But they aren't and unemployment is at 8%.

Any more make-believe anger that's caught in your craw?
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:25 PM
 
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People retire regardless of who's president. The Bush recession is pushing many into early retirement.

Amid Recession, More Take Social Security Early - CBS News




But they aren't and unemployment is at 8%.

Any more make-believe anger that's caught in your craw?
It's not just recession pushing people into retirement. It's Baby Boomers hitting retirement age. Millions and millions of babies born during post-war boom years are going to place a huge burden on our country's resources during the upcoming decades. A fact that has nothing to do with who is President today, or who will be President in the future.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I definitely think our country is on more economic solid footing then we were in 2008, when the we were in a scary free fall.

As a democrat tho, I am furious at Barack Obama and Joe Biden for using gay marriage(a social issue) to take attention away from the most pressing issue of this election season imo, JOBS and ECONOMIC GROWTH.

Still plan on voting for him again, but for the first time I am not as firm as I was in the past.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:40 PM
 
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We have the answer, don't we?

The amount of fodder the GOP/RNC has from 2008 is just amazing. With obama's own words, it will be shown just how much damage he has done to this country with his ruinous policies. How many promises he has broken. How ridiculous and vacuous his rhetoric truly was and IS.


Are We Satisfied? No! - YouTube

This is another great ad from the RNC.
It's absolutely better now than it was in 2008.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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As a democrat tho, I am furious at Barack Obama and Joe Biden for using gay marriage(a social issue) to take attention away from the most pressing issue of this election season imo, JOBS and ECONOMIC GROWTH.
It wasn't scripted; Joe Biden happened. They seriously need to get him away from the press. Give him the Fredo Corleone treatment -- give him unimportant jobs like attending some conference in the Mariana Islands or something.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:43 PM
 
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MILLIONS have left the work force since obama has been president.

If they were still on the rolls, UE would be 11%.
Millions were going to leave no matter who was president. Your republitard buddies made that inevitable.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I definitely think our country is on more economic solid footing then we were in 2008, when the we were in a scary free fall.

As a democrat tho, I am furious at Barack Obama and Joe Biden for using gay marriage(a social issue) to take attention away from the most pressing issue of this election season imo, JOBS and ECONOMIC GROWTH.

Still plan on voting for him again, but for the first time I am not as firm as I was in the past.
You're joking? They don't want to talk about jobs, the economy, spending, debt, taxes AND THEIR RECORD..so onward with "social" issues...like contraception, gay marriage, bullying, etc.

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It's absolutely better now than it was in 2008.
Yeah, all indicators sure do support that claim.

Gas then = $1.80 gal...Now $4.00/gal.

Debt then = $10 Trillion...debt now = $15 Trillion.

Deficit then = $458 BILLION...deficit 3 years running $1.5 Trillion/year.

Record numbers on Food Stamps, government assistance.

I could go on.
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