Daily Archives: August 12, 2010
Republicans are blaming Obama for Job Losses, but Klein takes a look at who we really have to blame for them. Like these statistics that Economist Rob Shapiro got out of the Bureau of Labor Statisttics:
From December 2007 to July 2009 – the last year of the Bush second term and the first six months of the Obama presidency, before his policies could affect the economy – private sector employment crashed from 115,574,000 jobs to 107,778,000 jobs. Employment continued to fall, however, for the next six months, reaching a low of 107,107,000 jobs in December of 2009. So, out of 8,467,000 private sector jobs lost in this dismal cycle, 7,796,000 of those jobs or 92 percent were lost on the Republicans’ watch or under the sway of their policies. Some 671,000 additional jobs were lost as the stimulus and other moves by the administration kicked in, but 630,000 jobs then came back in the following six months. The tally, to date: Mr. Obama can be held accountable for the net loss of 41,000 jobs (671,000 – 630,000), while the Republicans should be held responsible for the net losses of 7,796,000 jobs.
It won’t be Ben Quayle who does it:
Now wasn’t his father the Worst Vice President we ever had?
… we have this animation by Mark Fiore:
Grayson: If I wanted Fox talking points I’d change the channel to Fox, not listen to the White House…
Alan Grayson on Robert Gibbs: He should be fired.