Fixing the problem

During Bush’s tenure, 2001 to 2009, the nation gained 109 million jobs.  The peak came in January 2008.

Which was, depending on your view, when the results of the preceding 7 years of Bush policies finally hit, or coincident to when the lib/progs took over the Republic with Congress under democratic control for the preceding year and Bush rubberstamping every bill they initiated.

From the peak to the low point, the economy lost 8.6 million jobs.  That low point occured February 2010.  Since then, we have been gaining jobs, but not at the rate that the population has grown, so there has been a net increase in unemployment.  Normally the rate of job growth has to stay even with the population or else the percentage of unemployed, as well as the gross number increases.

So we have had either 4 years of economic doldrums caused by 7 years of republican policies, and apparantly refractory to every attempt to fix it, or else we have had 7 years of a pretty good economy that coasted for a year when the economic policies got changed over to mostly democratic and then have been stuck under the same losing efforts since.

And if what they are doing to “fix it” is so powerless against the heritage of the enormous burden that was inherited..

maybe they ought to stop doing it.


About drrik

3rd career and 2nd childhood. Spends spare time repairing old things. Aspires to burn more gasoline, gunpowder, and ink in pursuit of slowing down. Child of the 60s and aspiring student of history. No desire to see us repeat the failed social experiments that keep failing for lack of human beings that meet the left wing standards and have to be killed off. Did engineering long enough to realize that very little is new and the wheel does not need to be reinvented.
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