With new job numbers, GOP’s record of economic prediction remains perfect

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, a now hiring sign hangs nearby as a builder works on a commercial property under construction in Peabody, Mass. The National Association for Business Economics has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement in 2015 and 2016, particularly for job growth, according to a report released Monday, March 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

In 1993, President Clinton and congressional Democrats voted to increase taxes on the wealthiest of Americans, with most of the new revenue committed to slashing the deficit. At the time, Newt Gingrich and his fellow Republicans predicted economic calamity would follow. It would create a recession, it would cost millions of jobs, it would balloon the deficit, etc.

“This is now your package,” then-Rep. John Kasich warned Democrats on the floor of the House.” We will come back here next year and try to help you when this puts the economy in the gutter. And virtually every major economic estimating firm in this country says your bill is going to kill jobs.”

Over the next eight years, the U.S. economy added 22 million jobs, part of the longest peacetime economic expansion since the Great Depression. Oh, and the deficit was turned into a budget surplus.

We’re now seeing that history play out again.  Remember all the dire Republican warnings about “job-killing ObamaCare” and “job-killing tax hikes” on the rich and “job-killing government regulation”? Remember John Boehner five years ago? “Despite bizarre claims to the contrary from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, economists are warning that the tax hikes, mandates, and regulatory costs in (ObamaCare) will only accelerate America’s jobs crisis.”

Accelerate the jobs crisis? With the latest jobs report — 173,000 new jobs last month, plus another 44,000 added to the job totals in previous reports — we’ve now experienced 66 consecutive months of job growth. The unemployment rate has tumbled to 5.1 percent — Mitt Romney had vowed to cut it to 6 percent by 2017 — and we’ve added 12.3 million jobs in the last five years, far more than in any five-year period under President Bush.

And Boehner’s reaction for this economic growth that he claimed would never ever occur?

Yes. He’s taking credit for it.

 

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St Simons he-ne-ha
St Simons he-ne-ha

"...must make reasonable accomodations for religion....blabla.."

I predict the grandstanding fake Republican xtians are gonna reeee-gret that corny stunt heheheh

KUTGF
KUTGF

@St Simons he-ne-ha As usual they fail to pay attention to the nuances.  The KY clerk Davis was offered a chance to let her assistants issue permits and she would not have to do it.  She refused to step out of the way for that accommodation because her "name" as the office official was on the permit.  Screams and wailing about "religious freedom".


A muslim women wants a reasonable accommodation not to serve liquor and the same "Freeeeeedooooom" fighters say "well now that is just "fair"".  No screams and wailing about her "religious freedom". 

Yes_Jesus_Can
Yes_Jesus_Can

Latinos that are legal are trying to make a living, and the deck is so stacked against them already by the goons on the right. 

Tell that to Jorge Ramos, the activist (reporter by paycheck) who accosted Trump last week.  He makes millions for his spanish-speaking channel.  Sure he came here, and now he criticizes the country that supports his lavish life, as well as the private schools to which he sends his children, so they can keep away from the hoi poloi for which Mr. Ramos advocates. 

You see, leftists, Mexican or American are complete actors--the Greek word for actors is HYPOCRITES.  Just a little FYI there folks, free of charge. 

Yes_Jesus_Can
Yes_Jesus_Can

 Latinos that are legal are trying to make a living, and the deck is so stacked against them already by the goons on the right.

The above should have been in italics, wasn't my quote & meant to highlight it. 

Yes_Jesus_Can
Yes_Jesus_Can

Hillary Clinton is planning to be more spontaneous...or so this Times reporter desperately hopes...

Does the Times even have the self-respect anymore to comprehend the absurdity of the needy drivel like this that they wrte--not just about who they wrote it to support (Mrs. Mendacity), but the words themselves? 

Western culture and the ability to think is disintegrating within the diaspora of the Times.  This is why it take nothing more than nonsense to convince useful idiots. 

Idiots! Go occupy Wall Street!    and they do... 

DownInAlbany
DownInAlbany

@Yes_Jesus_Can It's kind of like me planning to be "sexier."  Nice idea.  It's probably not going to happen, though.

DownInAlbany
DownInAlbany

Muslim Flight Attendant Says Airline Suspended Her Because of Religious Objection to Serving Alcohol

It was good for the goose, I suppose it's good for the gander.

Menace
Menace

@DownInAlbany  It makes me want to wash my mouth out with soap, but, I agree with you.  IF the job description says you will serve customers alcoholic beverages and you have a problem with it - find a new job.

foo2u
foo2u

@DownInAlbany  US_Fakriot coudn't answer this, can you?

What is the parallel to the Hillbilly Madonna's case in Kentucky?

Get back to us when ExpressJet loses multiple court cases and has the case turned away by the SCOTUS, and even then continues to implement reasonable accommodations for the mooslim flight attendant...

Derp...

Doggone_GA
Doggone_GA

@DownInAlbany There's more to that story than that:

"Stanley, 40, began working for ExpressJet nearly three years ago. She later converted to Islam and only learned earlier this year that her faith prohibits her both from serving alcohol and consuming it. She approached a supervisor on June 1, Masri said, and was told to work out an arrangement with other flight attendants.

"We know that this arrangement has worked beautifully and without incident and that it hasn't caused any undue burden on the airline," Masri said"

Then: "But she said a co-worker filed a complaint on Aug. 2, saying Stanley was not fulfilling her duties"

"On Aug. 25, the airline told Stanley it was revoking its religious accommodation and placing her on administrative leave"

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/09/07/muslim-flight-attendant-suspended/71852754/

Yes_Jesus_Can
Yes_Jesus_Can

@DownInAlbany 

No, we don't live in a nation of laws anymore, but of men and protected classes.  Mrs. Davis, county clerk is Christian, believing and therefore unprotected. 

Action against a protected class, such as this muslim woman will result in fawning spots on The View for the "victim", public adoration for her, public condemnation of her bosses and mandatory sensitivity training to wear away any vestiges of true fairness and concept of the rule of law that anyone involved in this story still has--shame on them. 

DownInAlbany
DownInAlbany

@Doggone_GA @DownInAlbany Looks like a classic case of, your freedoms stop where my rights begin.  Why should someone else have to pick up her slack?

I suppose that you would be ok with the KY office delegating the issuance of  marriage licenses to gays to someone else?

foo2u
foo2u

@DownInAlbany @Doggone_GA What does that even mean?

And helz yes, that would be just fine. 

Have another person serve the damn drinks, and let someone else stamp and hand over the damn piece of paper... 

This is what you call "someone else picking up the slack"? 

This is why you think everybody who pays taxes to Rowan County should not be able to avail themselves of the services of their County Clerk?

Derp...

DownInAlbany
DownInAlbany

When you are as plastic as a Barbie doll...I don't see this ending well. 

Hillary Clinton is planning to be more spontaneous, a New York Times story reports. And finally the American people will get to know the real Hillary Clinton.

"There will be no more flip jokes about her private email server. There will be no rope lines to wall off crowds, which added to an impression of aloofness. And there will be new efforts to bring spontaneity to a candidacy that sometimes seems wooden and overly cautious," the Times reports.

DownInAlbany
DownInAlbany

I can't remember who it was that wanted to be awakened when Bergdahl was actually charged with any crimes... 

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been accused by the U.S. Army and soldiers who served with him of abandoning his outpost in Afghanistan back in 2009, has been charged with “misbehavior before the enemy” in addition to desertion.

The “misbehavior” charge, which has seldom been used since World War II, carries a stiffer penalty in Bergdahl’s case when compared to desertion.

Peachs
Peachs

Trump has shown a new point of view for the Republican grass roots for taxes for the rich, healthcare, and because he is rich it is the first time a candidate has been free to say out loud there is a guerrilla in the room. I can't support Trump, he is a horrible role model for a leader, but he has made a contribution and release sanity on a group of sheep that now find the gate is open. 

foo2u
foo2u

Today's Trumpism:

He always "felt" he was in the military...

I predict an 8 point poll bounce...

Too funny...

Derp...

Yes_Jesus_Can
Yes_Jesus_Can

 Be careful what you wish for. A Romney candidacy will starkly reveal the problems the GOP faces in 2016, and they are much bigger than the mercurial Trump. The GOP has become the vehicle for a set of ideas that American voters will reject in the general election, no matter who is the standard bearer. The country is fairly closely divided, to be sure. But the Republican catechism of anti-immigration, anti-gay, extreme anti-abortionism, tax cuts for the rich, austerity economics and overseas militarism is not a winning platform in general election.

above ...from HuffPO.

...and we wonder why the leftists think their absurd "arguing" about politics is so shrill.

This is the filter through which "hard news" reaches their ears. 

Yes_Jesus_Can
Yes_Jesus_Can

@CherokeeCounty @Yes_Jesus_Can 

You distort.  Americans do NOT want open borders, which is the Obama / democrat scheme. 

Americans do want a fence built that works. 

Americans are ambiguous about marriage and abortion, but democrat support for both themes has already peaked and is now in decline. 

The reason that democrats can block any abortion restrictions is near total control of the news media.  You sit back and say, "don't want it banned in every single instance..." but the reality (we conservatives know) is, like immigration, much worse.  Unfettered restrictions. 

The democrats are clearly the party of irresponsibility, unlimited spending, Greece-like debt accumulation and death. 

Yes_Jesus_Can
Yes_Jesus_Can

@foo2u @Yes_Jesus_Can 

..and I'm sure your English teacher is crying watching you drone on in the same post you wrote about me 5 times last week. 

Peachs
Peachs

@Yes_Jesus_Can so being a ignorant, religious fanatic, bigot who want to displace 11 million immigrate as Europe tries to deal with what they call a moral crisis, which is a fraction of that, is a filter.  The moral conscience and any common sense has left the building for the right and you feel good about it, what use is the right if it can't even keep Christian values ahead of its own greed and leaves that work for the left?

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

@Yes_Jesus_Can 

And in the real world, polling supports the author's remarks.  A majority of Americans want a pathway to citizenship for the illegal Immigrants here, a majority supports marriage equality, most people don't like abortion but they don't want it banned in every single instance... and etc.

Shrill?  Nope, In line with the majority of Americans.

Peachs
Peachs

@CherokeeCounty @Yes_Jesus_Can Cherokee don't confuse em with the facts, why they camp out on this blog and think their tripe sales is beyond me. They need to move over to the fiction section of the right and leave non fiction to the adults. 

Peachs
Peachs

@DownInAlbany @Yes_Jesus_Can @CherokeeCounty Latinos that are legal are trying to make a living, and the deck is so stacked against them already by the goons on the right.   Why make their life more hell by protesting what the brainwashed masses are against? There is a lot in common with poor white and Latinos, they are scared to death of rednecks thugs and status quo rich. 

Peachs
Peachs

@Yes_Jesus_Can @CherokeeCounty fact is less have cross that border during the Obama administration than during the Bush. The right is supporting Trump which indicates in reality a earth change in that thinking too.  Jesus has left the building. 

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

@Yes_Jesus_Can @CherokeeCounty 

I said Americans want a pathway to citizenship; you replied they don't want open borders - and that those are an Obama 'scheme'.

I guess we'll leave it up to the good Lord as to who is doing the 'distorting.'

foo2u
foo2u

8 lb baby Jesus cries when wingnuts attack English teachers...

Derp...

Normd
Normd

I can see now why Jesus has that handle.  The way he can see into the future is just remarkable...what a hoot.

Yes_Jesus_Can
Yes_Jesus_Can

@Normd 

Hillary: not viable after December 2015. 

How's that for prophecy? 

Normd
Normd

@Yes_Jesus_Can @Normd 


Good one, but wrong...like it or not she's our first female President.  Then I foresee Elizabeth Warren for eight, then Michelle Obama for eight more.  It will be the Time of the Women...

Yes_Jesus_Can
Yes_Jesus_Can

I'm sure Hillary's "broad campaign finance reform plan" includes the prevarication that she will abide by her own law, and that she already has plans to evade it by obliterating evidence, including emails. 

foo2u
foo2u

@Yes_Jesus_Can Didn't you pay attention to the NewsMax memo? There won't be a campaign after Obama declares martial law, declares himself dictator for life, and comes to take away your guns...


Derp...

JKLtwo
JKLtwo

@gotalife Tag all the money from American donors.  Check.  If you get all your money from third world dictators then that's OK.

St Simons he-ne-ha
St Simons he-ne-ha

Mitt's gonna run.

That will get them closer, and avoid a wipeout.

But their hate/treason gambit has backfired.

Wrong side of history, wrong side of progress, wrong about everything.

gotalife
gotalife

The President and Vice President clobbered the anti union gop on this Labor Day.