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Old 05-02-2013, 08:16 AM
 
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Well according to left wing posters here, government should be increasing spending to boost the economy, so that jobs can be created.

Is this is true, then explain to me how new unemployment numbers are lowest in 5 years, considering we are "cutting" federal spending under sequester..

US weekly unemployment aid applications drop to 324K, lowest in 5 years, sign of fewer layoffs - The Washington Post
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:54 AM
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Businesses Cut Jobs as Sequester Impact Hits
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:56 AM
 
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FACT: The sequestor killed 1 million jobs. Yes, it was nice that the rest of the economy was able to make up the difference, albeit only slightly, but it is fact that the huge cuts Republicans demanded harmed the economy. That is not open for debate and instead is simply a fact.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:04 AM
 
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Well according to left wing posters here, government should be increasing spending to boost the economy, so that jobs can be created.

Is this is true, then explain to me how new unemployment numbers are lowest in 5 years, considering we are "cutting" federal spending under sequester..

US weekly unemployment aid applications drop to 324K, lowest in 5 years, sign of fewer layoffs - The Washington Post

I am slightly confused. I believe that whenever a thread is started about how some employment figure shows improvement in the economy, we quickly have postings about how the numbers are wrong, dead wrong, and that the number of unemployed people is actually going up due to people 'dropping out of the workforce', and how when the latest unemployment gauge is refigured again in a month the news will be bad, etc.

So, is this new unemployment number 'true'?

Also, I thought that spending by the Federal Government was 'up'. Many have said it has increased, while the sequestration only cut some of the increase, but did not negate the increase.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:35 AM
 
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It's called trying to have it both ways and the OP is a master at it.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:43 AM
 
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Well according to left wing posters here, government should be increasing spending to boost the economy, so that jobs can be created.

Is this is true, then explain to me how new unemployment numbers are lowest in 5 years, considering we are "cutting" federal spending under sequester..

US weekly unemployment aid applications drop to 324K, lowest in 5 years, sign of fewer layoffs - The Washington Post
But didn't we have stimulus money and didn't it not change a thing in the economy or job market yes yes the libs will say there were jobs created but they were short term and NOT SHOVEL READY
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:47 AM
 
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Well according to left wing posters here, government should be increasing spending to boost the economy, so that jobs can be created.

Is this is true, then explain to me how new unemployment numbers are lowest in 5 years, considering we are "cutting" federal spending under sequester..

US weekly unemployment aid applications drop to 324K, lowest in 5 years, sign of fewer layoffs - The Washington Post
Furloughed employees are not counted as unemployed, they just get paid for less days.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:50 AM
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But didn't we have stimulus money and didn't it not change a thing in the economy or job market yes yes the libs will say there were jobs created but they were short term and NOT SHOVEL READY
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:52 AM
 
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Default New unemployment numbers show cutting govt spending doesnt crash the economy.

Dubya/Cheney and the neocon "economists" proved that deregulating Wall St is what crashed the economy.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:52 AM
 
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I seem to remmber that both repubicans and democrats created the sequester when they agreeed cuts where needed then coud make the chices later.One has to remmber democrats wanted the major portition to be from military budget.
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