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  •  If the Dems controlled the House right now (0+ / 0-)

    job growth would be up, the unemployment rate would probably be 1 point lower, and the growth rate would be around 3.5%.  Elections matter.  Don't sit out 2012.

    I think the economy's recent activity should come as a worrying sign for the GOP.  Keep in mind that this GOP House thinks its mandate is to destroy the economy in order to make Obama unelectable in 2012. They have shut down the government, attempted to default on the national debt, squeezed state and local government, choked off future stimulus to achieve this aim.  They have also been aided by the Euro debt crisis and natural disasters.  Despite this, the economy has shown some resiliency.  If this trend continues, I think Obama's re-election prospects improve and their re-election prospects diminish.  

    Alternative rock with something to say: http://www.myspace.com/globalshakedown

    by khyber900 on Fri Nov 04, 2011 at 10:05:12 AM PDT

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