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Democrats pray for economic spring
Politico ^ | 5 Apr 2014 | BEN WHITE

Posted on 04/05/2014 9:31:24 AM PDT by mandaladon

This was supposed to be the year the U.S. economy would finally break out of the doldrums — the year it would deliver the kind of robust growth that could lift President Barack Obama’s dismal approval ratings and help Democrats avoid a shellacking in November.

It now looks like that dream is fading fast.

So far, it’s been easy to dismiss weak economic news as the result of an awful winter. But those excuses ended with Friday’s March jobs report, the first of spring, which showed a lower-than-expected gain of 192,000 — Wall Street traders were looking for something closer to 300,000 — and an economy not losing speed but not exactly revving up for the run to the November midterm elections.

Democrats were fervently hoping for a bigger number. Because if they don’t get faster growth soon, they could wind up trying to hold off Republicans this fall while fighting the triple threat of an unpopular president, an unpopular health care law and a stagnant economy that has left voters grouchy and pessimistic.

Experts say even a single good jobs number wouldn’t be enough. And the March number, which also showed unemployment unchanged at 6.7 percent, was hardly a blockbuster. It will take months of stronger employment gains and increases in take-home pay to lift the grim national mood. Democrats, fairly or not, will get nearly all of the blame if the economy sinks back into the mud — and time is running short for them to get credit for any improvement.

Friday’s jobs number comes against a backdrop of dashed hopes.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; obama; obamarecession; obamataxhikes
I didn't think DemocRATs pray
1 posted on 04/05/2014 9:31:24 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

“The jobless rate has been steadily coming down, but a good part of that is due to people leaving the labor force, which now stands at just 63.2 percent of the population, the lowest level in 35 years.”....................Keep that in mind when the RATs start talking about unemployment rate going down.


2 posted on 04/05/2014 9:33:48 AM PDT by mandaladon (If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill)
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To: mandaladon

We have been waiting for a robust economy since 2009.

Is there anything to make anyone believe this year will be the year?


3 posted on 04/05/2014 9:34:23 AM PDT by LMAO (Insurgent conservative)
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To: mandaladon

“Meanwhile, household incomes have actually fallen 4.4 percent since the official end of the recession in June 2009. This helps explain why even though headlines occasionally refer to “consumer confidence” figures hitting highs since the recession, the numbers are still very depressed.”.......................Another important fact.


4 posted on 04/05/2014 9:35:17 AM PDT by mandaladon (If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill)
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To: mandaladon

I’d assume the majority of democrats support abortion, ‘alternate lifestyles’, and put all of their real faith in man or government - they dawn well better start praying.


5 posted on 04/05/2014 9:43:53 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: mandaladon
This was supposed to be the year the U.S. economy would finally break out of the doldrums — the year it would deliver the kind of robust growth that could lift President Barack Obama’s dismal approval ratings and help Democrats avoid a shellacking in November.

says who? RATS???

6 posted on 04/05/2014 9:49:25 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: mandaladon

LOL - Democrats find Jesus after implementing policies that common sense dictates will destroy the economy. Fancy that!


7 posted on 04/05/2014 9:49:56 AM PDT by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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To: mandaladon

Hold on! I thought that we were experiencing an economic recovery.


8 posted on 04/05/2014 9:52:08 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: mandaladon

Yeah I remember the green sprouts of the supposed “ Economic “ recovery that didn’t happen....... ducking idiots.


9 posted on 04/05/2014 9:57:21 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: mandaladon
I didn't think DemocRATs pray

I was going to say that also, plus only an idiot would think that the policies the democrats have put in place could lead to an economic spring. Oh yeah, idiot, democrat, kind of the same thing huh?

10 posted on 04/05/2014 9:58:17 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Chode
says who? RATS???

Yup. This is Politico.

11 posted on 04/05/2014 9:58:23 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool
yeah, yer right
12 posted on 04/05/2014 10:01:58 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: mandaladon

The economy won’t improve until the Tea party occupies the WH.


13 posted on 04/05/2014 10:02:50 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: mandaladon

They’ll make a golden calf and pray to that. Or perhaps a human sacrifice thrown into an active volcano.


14 posted on 04/05/2014 10:05:21 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: mandaladon

Recovery Summer VI: This Time, It’s for Real™


15 posted on 04/05/2014 10:07:04 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Recovery Summer VI: This Time, It’s for Real™

Ah, yes, the follow-up to the critically-panned "Recovery Summer V: This Time It's Personal," but I have high hopes for next year's anticipated "Recovery Summer VII: The Reckoning" and the inevitable "Recovery Summer VIII: Electric Boogaloo."

16 posted on 04/05/2014 10:09:42 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: mandaladon
No XL, War on Coal, Completely f'd up Health Insurance market putting heavy pressure on Health Care Delivery along with no more Rule of Law and an out of control IRS and many are hunkering in the bunker instead of doing what they should to help themselves and the economy get into the Future.

Bammy has put the Future on hold (or held as a hostage).

17 posted on 04/05/2014 10:12:31 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Future Snake Eater
Recovery Summer V: This Time It's Personal

Lolz

It's personal, alright.

18 posted on 04/05/2014 10:13:20 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: American Constitutionalist
"ducking idiots"

Icking Fudiots

19 posted on 04/05/2014 10:13:50 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mandaladon

““Meanwhile, household incomes have actually fallen 4.4 percent since the official end of the recession in June 2009. This helps explain why even though headlines occasionally refer to “consumer confidence” figures hitting highs since the recession, the numbers are still very depressed.”.......................Another important fact.”

You need to add to that the fact that the costs of “Government Services” at all levels have skyrocketed. Stuff like bridge tolls, and “government inspection services,” are doubling and tripling before our very eyes. Our local sewer district just raised rates substantially. The two major reasons were: 1) The need to comply with fed gov. mandates and retirement costs. Then, there’s always the Post Office, and in most states the DMV.


20 posted on 04/05/2014 10:17:32 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: mandaladon

I hope I live long enough to see a 2/3 conservative majority in the senate that will act as though the president doesn’t exist. Pass a bill, send to the president, over ride the veto then “NEXT!”

That’s exactly how obamacare came to be. Except they didn’t need a 2/3 majority.


21 posted on 04/05/2014 10:35:47 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: LMAO

Yes! In October the media reports that unemployment has dropped to 1%, prices have gone down on everything. Gas is $1.00 a gallon (except where you live). Healthcare is free for most people. The dummies head to the polls and vote for democrats.


22 posted on 04/05/2014 10:38:50 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: mandaladon

Democrats pray to Moloch. Fortunately for the rest of us, Moloch is a false god, and does not answer prayers, even child sacrifice.


23 posted on 04/05/2014 10:39:19 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: mandaladon

Politico must’ve missed the “Recovery Summer” we had four years ago.


24 posted on 04/05/2014 10:45:31 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: mandaladon

They better pray for forgiveness and turn from their wicked ways and then maybe God will hear them from heaven.


25 posted on 04/05/2014 10:50:44 AM PDT by YukonGreen
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To: mandaladon; All

As a side note to Democratic economic spring, please consider the following. I hope that Democrats have partied away Obama’s constitutionally indefensible stimulus funds by now. After all, we don’t want Democrats to work with the corrupt media to use whatever stimilus funding is left over to give the impression of a bona-fide economic spring.


26 posted on 04/05/2014 10:51:05 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: mandaladon

If Democrats had really wanted economic success while getting almost everything else they wanted... they’d have let Mitt Romney win.

They’re too stupid to know what’s good even for their own warped goals.


27 posted on 04/05/2014 10:52:57 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: mandaladon

I would love to see the economy improve - starting AFTER the November elections. Until then, I am on strike as a consumer, postponing any purchases that can be postponed in order to contribute as little as possible to the Obama economy. I don’t want Obama to get credit for even the miniscule economic activity that I would want to add, not if that contributes to democrats staying in power and the resulting destruction of America as a free country.


28 posted on 04/05/2014 11:00:32 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: mandaladon

Watch every penny you spend. Save it for the rainy day that certainly will dawn on this nation.


29 posted on 04/05/2014 11:09:57 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks mandaladon. The Demagogic Party relies on the unfailing support of their Partisan Media Shills (PMS) to lie for them.


30 posted on 04/05/2014 11:33:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: mandaladon

Springtime for Barry and Communists.


31 posted on 04/05/2014 12:04:41 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Paladin2

...all-time record high federal income tax revenue plus all-time record high number of food stamp, EBT card, welfare etc recipients (e.g., moochers, parasites) plus all-time record high national annual deficits and national debt. Dems have really f’d up everything in the nation...but the GOP-E has been enabling them for decades, just like one spouse propping up the alcoholic in the family.

Growth and jobs are doomed until this ship gets righted.


32 posted on 04/05/2014 12:31:29 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: paint_your_wagon

They’ll start with live beating hearts torn out of the chests of conservatives.


33 posted on 04/05/2014 12:32:18 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: mandaladon
INCOME HAS FALLEN BY 4.4%

It is actually worse than that when you consider that Obamacare will increase our health care costs by 2500 to 2800 dollars a year.

Thus median disposable income in down 9% since the recession ended. This is Obamas economy and it will get worse.

34 posted on 04/05/2014 6:37:01 PM PDT by cpdiii
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