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Wed May 9, 2012, 07:00 AM

 

Private Jobs Increase More With Democrats in White House -- Public Jobs Rise More With Republicans

May 8, 2012

During an election-year clash over which U.S. political party has the best prescription for curing unemployment, Democrats can argue that almost two-thirds of private-sector job growth in the past five decades came with them in the White House.

Democrats hold the edge though they occupied the Oval Office for 23 years since Kennedy’s inauguration, compared with 28 for the Republicans. Through April, Democratic presidents accounted for an average of 150,000 additional private-sector paychecks per month over that period, more than double the 71,000 average for Republicans.

Obama focused his remarks on the improvement at non- government employers. “Our businesses have now created more than 4.2 million new jobs over the last 26 months -- more than 1 million jobs in the last six months alone,” Obama said at a May 4 event in Virginia.

Through April, private employers have added an average of about 900 jobs per month since Obama’s inauguration. During the two terms of his predecessor, Republican George W. Bush, private payrolls shrank by an average of 6,700 jobs per month.


. . . Republicans, campaigning on pledges to cut government spending and programs, had a relatively better record at creating public-sector jobs Since January 1961, federal, state and local government employment grew by 7.1 million under Republican presidents and 6.3 million when Democrats were in the White House. Government agencies added an average of 21,000 jobs per month under Republicans, compared with 22,000 for Democrats.


read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-08/private-jobs-increase-more-with-democrats-in-white-house.html


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bigtree May 2012 OP
rfranklin May 2012 #1
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liberal N proud May 2012 #2
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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 07:08 AM

1. Republicans have an explanation for this...prosperity is the result of

 

Republican policies but only kick in on a delay so Democrats always get the benefits of those Republicans policies. See? Simple (minded), isn't it?

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Response to rfranklin (Reply #1)

Wed May 9, 2012, 07:21 AM

3. yet

 

I can't imagine them taking any of the blame for the current economic crisis. All on Pres. Obama, they say. Anyhoo, I think the numbers speak for themselves. It would be a hoot to watch them rebut them. The dictum that the President should be expected to have the capacity to overcome any obstacle (including the opposition) holds true for these republican politicians as well. I think this president has done a remarkable job in reversing the economic decline he inherited and in fostering the creation of private-sector employment.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 07:09 AM

2. Yet it is the republicans always calling for a smaller government

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Wed May 9, 2012, 07:45 AM

4. seriously

 

this should be in banners around our Democratic campaigns

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 08:43 AM

5. more than double the 71,000 average for Republicans

 

. . . and all the crap we take from the right-wing blowhards about job creation.

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