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Today's jobs data makes the choice quite clear:

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Why would anyone in their right mind want to go back to a Republican-led administration?

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  •  But, but, but ... (1+ / 0-)
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    luckylizard

    Those tax cuts ... that are supposed to create jobs. Didn't Obama have those tax cuts ... Oh yea, he cut MY taxes ... and not Bill Gates Taxes ...That's why !!!

    Don't forget to register to vote here: http://netrootsradio.blogspot.com/p/register-to-vote.html

    by bepanda on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 06:34:11 AM PDT

  •  Why do we play the game (3+ / 0-)
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    RockyMtnLib, Minerva, luckylizard

    of distinguishing private from public sector job creation?  People love public sector jobs - they pay relatively well, have relatively decent benefits, and relatively good hours.  They help build and maintain the middle-class.  So who exactly are we talking to by accepting this distinction?

    Voter suppression is treason.

    by Troubadour on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 06:35:58 AM PDT

    •  We are talking to the people who hide behind the (0+ / 0-)

      lie that Democratic administrations are not good for the private sector economy.

      •  It's nice to have data on hand to rebut liars (0+ / 0-)

        but why is the overwhelming emphasis on the private sector?  The only people who really care about the distinction between sectors in favor of the private are rich conservatives, and talking to them is as futile as arguing with a pack of hyenas.  Why aren't we instead touting high-paying, good-benefit public sector jobs and promising more?

        Voter suppression is treason.

        by Troubadour on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 07:26:55 AM PDT

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        •  I care about the distinction between sectors and I (0+ / 0-)

          am not a rich conservative.

          You have to have balance in an economy. A thriving private sector is essential.

          Those high-paying, good-benefit public sector jobs have to be paid for with taxes paid by the private sector.

          •  I don't think you quite understand Keynesian (0+ / 0-)

            economics if you really believe this:

            Those high-paying, good-benefit public sector jobs have to be paid for with taxes paid by the private sector.
            The money those highly-paid and benefited public employees make isn't spent in government shopping centers and government restaurants.  It drives the private sector.  There are limits, obviously, but right now the US economy is vastly out of balance with far too much emphasis on the private sector, not on the public, so it makes no sense whatsoever to be obsessing on the private sector right now.  We should be rebuilding the public sector that has been eviscerated.

            Voter suppression is treason.

            by Troubadour on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 07:36:16 AM PDT

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    •  I agree that we devalue public sector employment (2+ / 0-)
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      ekgrulez1, Troubadour

      and shouldn't. However in this particular instance the distinction between public and private is valid because Obama had absolutely zero to do with ALEC-appointed governors and state legislatures that gutted public services and slashed state jobs.

      The employment numbers would look even better if that weren't a factor. The point of the chart, and the diary, isn't to devalue public employment.

      liberal bias = failure to validate or sufficiently flatter the conservative narrative on any given subject

      by RockyMtnLib on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 07:52:51 AM PDT

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  •  What's the source of that chart? (0+ / 0-)

    I accept the premise that Obama is better for private sector employment  than GWB, but I doubt that graph depicts the situations quite right. It may look a little more complex than that.

    liberal bias = failure to validate or sufficiently flatter the conservative narrative on any given subject

    by RockyMtnLib on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 06:41:27 AM PDT

  •  Link? Source? (0+ / 0-)

    Information is your friend.

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