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Every time someone from the DNC repeats the Conservative phrase "Private-Sector Job Growth" it implies public workers don't matter. They do matter. We need to end this phrase and support ALL workers in America.

Implying that my middle school English teacher doesn't matter is personal. Implying that the people who fix my street don't matter is personal.

Demand the DNC stop implying public employees don't matter. Sign the petition.

I received an email from the DNC today. It was touting the President's well deserved jobs record. He has done an incredible job leading jobs to expand in America and strengthening worker confidence that their jobs will be there tomorrow. But then I read the phrase "Private-Sector Job Growth" and I immediately became furious. How loud do we have to get? How direct do we need to be? Those in charge of communicating for the Left need to stop re-enforcing Conservative talking points so we can finally begin to move our nation in the right direction.

Below is the email I received:

Jim --

On Friday, it was announced that we've hit our 23rd consecutive month of job growth. We've seen 3.7 million private-sector jobs created during that time.

Still, you're probably familiar with one of the GOP's favorite go-to lies: bashing the President's jobs record.

Mitt Romney's called him a job destroyer, claiming that the President "has not created any new jobs." Newt Gingrich's taken it a step further, saying, "the President has now spent three years proving that he kills jobs in energy, he kills jobs in manufacturing, he kills jobs in virtually every part of American life."

We've had about enough of that. And we're pushing back.

The folks over at the Obama campaign put together a jobs chart, which lays out the past four years of monthly jobs numbers, from under President Bush in December 2007 up until this past month.

Check it out, then pass it on:


Patrick Gaspard
Executive Director
Democratic National Committee

It should be noted, the President has not only reversed the massive job losses under the previous Republican President, he has begun to add jobs to the American economy. The jobs chart they talk about is impressive.

Demand the DNC stop implying public employees don't matter. Sign the petition and pass it on.

Thanks for all that you do!

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    Support Progressive small businesses!

    by jamatucci1 on Sun Feb 05, 2012 at 01:22:13 PM PST

  •  It appears at first glance to be somewhat (0+ / 0-)

    self-serving. I would like to know why it's important to note how many Public Sector jobs are created?
    Whenever we have a war and augment troops with National Guard, Public Sector jobs increase and private sector decrease.
    Public sector growth is not a good economic indicator, as they are paid with Private Sector tax dollars or Bond issues.
    Why is this so important, as I may be missing something?

    "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

    by Cruzankenny on Sun Feb 05, 2012 at 02:35:16 PM PST

    •  You completely missed the point (0+ / 0-)

      I'm not suggested to segment the two, simply that they should all be counted as jobs, not that we should be singling out private sector employees as if they're special and public sector as if they're worthless. If a teacher gets fired and doesn't have the money to dine at a local restaurant or pay her car insurance bill, that affects the economy as any person would. Plus, it plays into the conservative logic of shrinking government. So if they can devalue how important a job is then who cares if they cut that job.

      Support Progressive small businesses!

      by jamatucci1 on Sun Feb 05, 2012 at 08:25:06 PM PST

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  •  oh, Debbie.... (0+ / 0-)

    Isn't it time to admit we made a mistake and fire Debbie as DNC boss?

    Let's get rid of her before she fucks up up the whole 2012  campaign.

  •  Public sector jobs... (1+ / 0-)
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    soros not contribute to the bottom line. Private jobs do. That's why private jobs are far more important. Without private salaries, public salaries cannot be paid .

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Sun Feb 05, 2012 at 08:19:10 PM PST

    •  Did you hear yourself? Wow... (0+ / 0-)

      How can you possibly suggest that simply because they are employed by the government that they "do not contribute to the bottom line."? I'm not sure if you realize this but it's money flowing through that is what makes an economy. When a car salesman sells you a car he doesn't say "well, you're employed by the local city so you're money doesn't count as much." That's absurd.

      Maybe you didn't realize it but spending money has a ripple effect on an economy, public employees pay taxes like all of us.

      Sad that you consider a third grade teacher less important to an economy simply because we pool our money through government to hire her to educate our children instead of having a corporate private contract do similar work while trying to pull every penny in profit they can.

      Support Progressive small businesses!

      by jamatucci1 on Sun Feb 05, 2012 at 08:32:46 PM PST

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      •  If a corporate private contract did it (0+ / 0-)

        It also wouldn't contribute to the bottom line. Only exports do, which with rare exceptions are exclusively the province of the private sector.

        Health care, defense, prisons, welfare, police, fire, government staff, insurance, these are all net economic losers (teaching is more of an investment, but even so it's a loss today with hope of a gain later). It's all stuff you pay for because you have no other choice but you'd rather pay zero.

        Steel, video games, food, iPads, Hollywood movies, sunglasses, houses, glassware, etc is all stuff we are richer for having. It's what pays for the whole party. You can have a town without a teacher (not saying its a good idea), but you can't have one without a factory.

        If you don't grow, mine, or manufacture something, whatever it is you actually do is generally a one-off activity. Such activities do not contribute to the bottom line.

        (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
        Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

        by Sparhawk on Sun Feb 05, 2012 at 09:06:17 PM PST

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        •  Exports are only one economic indicator (0+ / 0-)

          Exports are not the only part of the economy. If one million people spend a thousand dollars each that would be a billion dollars in economic activity. If those some people spent that same one billion over and over ten times a year, there would be ten billion in economic activity. Every time a dollar changes hands work needs to be done thus jobs created. That is what I consider the value of an economy, not simply exports that increase the overall wealth of a nation, but how often that wealth changes hands.

          Support Progressive small businesses!

          by jamatucci1 on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 04:58:16 AM PST

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