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I don't think these numbers are right—or at least the way Katie's reporting them are wrong. The numbers jumped 78,000 TO 439,000 . . . they didn't jump FROM 73,000 to 439,000. In other words, the increase was 78,000—not 361,000. (Of course, I could be missing something there.) And that's certainly not to say it's a good thing, regardless. The big problem here is that Sandy's effect is essentially masking the other factor involved here. The Obama administration will point to the storm as the reason for the increase, and will ignore the DOZENS of corporations that have already started laying people off because of Obama's reelection. Ultimately, thought, that effect will wear off—and they'll be out of excuses.
You missed me, Guy. (Thanks.) This, in addition to the comment itself, shows a staggering level of ignorance and a serious separation from reality—which just goes that much further to demonstrate the man has no business running for office (certainly not as a Republican).
I called this one on my blog yesterday, wondering why it hasn't received more attention. I'm pleased to see Guy giving it a much bigger spotlight today. If Obama and the Democrats really dig in and try to stand their ground on this, I spotted one other point (in addition to the two Guy listed above) that potentially could be put to good use: saying "it worked" in the context of the current economic climate implies that this whole mess was somehow their goal all along. If Obama wants to claim his policies hit the target, then we must be looking at the target right now, yes? So was this what he was after all along? But then, if he turns around and argues this wasn't his plan . . . then on what basis can he say "it worked?"
I'm a gigantic fan of Paul Ryan. He's brilliant, saavy, and clear-headed about the direction this country needs to go . . . which is exactly why this is a bad idea. Taking a man so talented with fiscal and budgetary policy out of his influential position in the House and putting him in a place where he'll have to reallocate his attention to foreign policy, social issues, and tour the country making PR speeches for the administration is a waste of his gifts. A Romney presidency with a Paul Congress backing him up would be a powerful combination for getting the economy back on track. Hopefully Romney sees this and agrees. . . .
Looks like he expected the soldiers to pay their fair share. . . .
Take it easy on him, folks. He's just trying to save New Yorkers from the dangers of second-hand carbonation.
Better lighten up on this guys, folks. The Democrats are going to use this as further proof of the conservatives' war on women. . . .
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RightWithReason Wrote: Apr 08, 2012 3:08 AM
Finally! A call to action and a thesis on the imbalance of viewpoints on a capitalistic level all at once. I mean, think about it—we're the side that promotes, supports, and advocates the free market in this country, yet somehow the Left has turned the free market against us. WE should be the ones controlling that cannon. No more thin-sliced roast beef for me, thank you. . . .
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