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Forward: Unemployment Jumps Up to 7.9 Percent

beowulfe Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 12:50 PM
rgama says Bill Clinton worse than FDR on federal debt! FDR increased the federal debt by about $240 billion. Clinton increased the federal debt by over $1,600 billion! Hey, here's a deal for you, rgama: Prove YOUR argument correct. Give me 240 1945 dollars, and I'll give you 1,600 2001 dollars!
rgama Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 12:52 PM
How many times did Reagan ibcrease taxes again, 11 TIMES!

Try to debunk that!
Buck O Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 12:54 PM
You mean, the way he debunked you on the deficit?
brimley Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 12:54 PM
who wrote those spending bills and who controlled Congress?

low-information posters always seem to leave that part out
moderateGuy Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 12:54 PM
After first lowering them.
Quintus_T_Cicero Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 12:56 PM
ragamuffin:

What did the New Deal NOT do?

(A) Increase government power
(B) Increase government spending
(C) Increase the size of government
(D) End the Great Depression
Simplecaveman Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 12:57 PM
Tax rates dropped dramatically under Reagan. That's why there was so much economic growth, genius.

Obama's tax hikes aren't going to do anything, particularly with his willful spending and expansion of government. Again, you can not tax your way to prosperity.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the latest unemployment numbers for January. The unemployment rate has jumped back up to 7.9 percent with just 157,000 jobs being added to the economy. The number of unemployed and under-employed persons still sits at an alarming number.

The number of unemployed persons, at 12.3 million, was little changed in January. The
unemployment rate was 7.9 percent and has been at or near that level since September 2012.

In January, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was
about unchanged...

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