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Another Bad Jobs Number Showing the “New Normal” of Obamanomics

D G Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 10:08 AM
Now, now Daniel. .... "Bush's policies of excessive spending"? Treasury data show most of the growth in dollars of spending in the 2000-2009 decade was for old entitlement programs in effect already in 2000. These programs grow automatically with inflation and with population. GWB did start efforts to reform entitlements when he proposed changes to Social Security. Congress refused to go along be cause the AARP lobby is way too strong. Perhaps you can write an article about the destruction brought about by the left-wing AARP and its lies to its senior members. The AARP most likely has played a larger roll than any other special interest lobby group in causing deficits. Their political clout brought about Medicare Part D for example.
wdwrkr Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 12:55 PM
I am of the age that qualifies me for AARP membership. As such, I get frequent mailings from AARP. They go, un-opened, directly into the trash.
Mike1206 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 1:26 PM
So do mine!! I have asked to be taken of their stupid mailing list!! I guess I've gone green on that one.
David4 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 9:36 PM
Wait a year. Then the mailings you get from AARP will drop to one-a-year.

There are also right-side-of-the-spectrum old age groups that you can join as an alternative to AARP. I haven't joined any, but get more mailings from them than from AARP.
D G Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 10:29 AM
I should add a comment that GWB's non-mandatory and non-defense spending did not grow excessively.

I almost feel sorry for the Obama Administration’s spin doctors. Every month, they probably wait for the unemployment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics with the same level of excitement that people on death row wait for their execution date.

This has been going on for a while and today’s new data is another good example.

As this chart indicates, the White House promised that the unemployment rate today would be almost down to 5 percent if we enacted the so-called stimulus back in 2009. Instead, the new numbers show that the jobless rate is 7.9 – almost 3.0...

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