This is an article from around the 2006 election. I had an arguement with my brother about the low unemployment rate when the Democrats took over the House and Senate. He didn't believe me. Thought you all might be interested. The article states that unemployment wasn't high in American's minds running up to the election of 2006. Too bad. We should have been MUCH more concerned then!
So what did your BIL have to say for himself when presented with facts? :-)
posted on 03/07/2010 5:24:43 PM PST
(If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
The economy went downhill right after Nancy the Pelosi became Speaker.
posted on 03/07/2010 5:24:56 PM PST
posted on 03/07/2010 5:27:18 PM PST
by GOP Poet
(Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
There is also the factor that some economist consider 4% as zero unemployment as that is close to the amount of people that won’t look for a job because they would rather collect unemployment as long as they can.
posted on 03/07/2010 5:32:01 PM PST
by Nat Turner
(Escaped from NY in 1983 and not ever going back....)
W’s economy was a house of cards based on government growth, a commodities bubble, and a housing bubble.
posted on 03/07/2010 5:34:27 PM PST
(The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
Yeah. Funny how it is all Bush's fault. These types of graphs just keep popping up.
posted on 03/07/2010 5:38:03 PM PST
(We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
posted on 03/07/2010 5:38:57 PM PST
(islam is of the devil)
In the 2006 midterm elections, democrats took back control of congress. Lets see how they’ve done:
Dow Jones Average
Jan 07: 12,398
Jan 07: 4.6
Jan 07: $162 billion
Current: 1.5 trillion
Jan 07: 8.7 trillion
Current: 12.3 trillion
(Additions and corrections welcome)
posted on 03/07/2010 5:44:30 PM PST
("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
The unemployment rate fell to the lowest level in more than five years in October, the government reported Friday, a sign of unexpected strength in the job market.
Always with the "unexpected"; although being a Republican admin at the time, the MSM was naturally "expecting" bad news.
posted on 03/07/2010 5:50:23 PM PST
(atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
From the article: "a sign of unexpected strength in the job market."
Oh, Okay... I think I've got the Lame Stream Media's running narrative now:
Republican in Office = Expected weak job market.
DemonRat in Office = Expected strong job market.
Yup, that would explain why they (the LSM) are always surprised when the real numbers start rolling in.
Kind of a variant on the Self-fulfilling Prophecy syndrome. lol.
Yeah, I was going to ask what year this was beamed out of!
posted on 03/07/2010 5:53:25 PM PST
by HiTech RedNeck
(I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
I’m going to send this to my dumbass brother & even more stupid sister-in-law, both of whom voted for 0bozo the commie pig, because 0bozo (according to my dumbass brother) was going to “fix” the economy. We have not really been on speaking terms since Oct 2008. I guess he must not have liked it, when I referred to he & his wife as dumbass morons. I don’t understand it? LOL
I sure miss ‘The Salad Days’ of 2006! *SMIRK*
U-6 figures are nearing 20% That’s counting everyone currently laid off, people who are marginally employed (they’d work MORE hours if more hours were AVAILABLE to them) and those that have just flat-out given up on finding a job anymore.
posted on 03/07/2010 6:10:25 PM PST
by Diana in Wisconsin
(Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
And in response the one of every two persons you see on a daily basis put a San Francisco Marxist named pelosi two heartbeats from the presidency.
Of course the incompetent fossils that pass for GOP “leaders”
wouldn’t dare mention that everything went to hell after the socialists took power in 2006, but that only because their Alzheimers is kicking in and they forgot .
God save us from the imbeciles that surround us and give us the strength to neutralize them
posted on 03/07/2010 7:53:06 PM PST
(OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
Both my parents, Conservative to the core, have passed on. I have one sister, a Socialist (how she describes herself) and two Leftist brothers. My older Leftist brother was visiting this weekend. I tried to show him about the unemployment rate but he got so angry he stalked out and went to bed. There are citizens who were brought up right but who will not see the truth. The 60’s did so much damage to our National psyche. Some from that era will never recover. I am sad to say that our nation's survival depends on those of us who remember why our country was founded and has thrived for the last 2+ centuries. I wasn't able to show my brother the statistics of unemployment. He is a true Kool-aid drinker.
Ping, from November, 2006.
posted on 01/06/2013 7:04:58 AM PST
(Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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