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Reubaltaich
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Growth next week will be reported at around 1%. We need at least 4% to pull us out of the recession and for tax revenue. As long as the dollar continues to plummet, the stock market will give you a false narrative. Oil production is up due to private land drilling that has nothing to do with the gov't. The news may sound good, it's all smoke and mirrors.


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The US economy must produce at least 200K jobs a month just to to break even.

The BLS has been massaging the UE numbers the last few months just make barry look 'good' for the election.

The US economy will need to produce 300K plus jobs a month for a long sustained time to start a real recovery.

The lemmings like Rex, VOR, Vegas Bungler, DA...continue to fawn over the muzzie boy in the WH while the nation continues to burn.






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Powerman
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The BLS has been massaging the UE numbers the last few months just make barry look 'good' for the election.


It's near the end of January dude...that conspiracy theory doesn't fly anymore.

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while the nation continues to burn.







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Bestbank Tiger
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Has the price of fuel gone up?


Yes. But that isn't the sole reason that transportation has become more expensive, which is the excuse you're trying to make for your Messiah.

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Right. That's why it's so much cheaper here than it is in Europe.


That clearly went over your head. You libs claimed the higher gas prices during Bush's term were the result of his being in the pocket of Big Oil. I was pointing out that if you were consistent, you couldn't use higher gas prices as an excuse after years of claiming it was the President's fault.






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Powerman
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Yes. But that isn't the sole reason that transportation has become more expensive, which is the excuse you're trying to make for your Messiah.


Oh, cars have certainly gotten more expensive. And I disagree with Obama on these ridiculous MPG initiatives because they'll just make new cars that much more expensive.

But fuel hasn't gone up. It's remained fairly steady actually.

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That clearly went over your head. You libs claimed the higher gas prices during Bush's term were the result of his being in the pocket of Big Oil. I was pointing out that if you were consistent, you couldn't use higher gas prices as an excuse after years of claiming it was the President's fault.

1. I'm not "a lib"

2. People that said that about Bush were stupid

3. The price have fuel hasn't gone up






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Bestbank Tiger
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Oh, cars have certainly gotten more expensive. And I disagree with Obama on these ridiculous MPG initiatives because they'll just make new cars that much more expensive.




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But fuel hasn't gone up. It's remained fairly steady actually.


It's up more than a dollar since Obama took office. And the current prices (at least around here) are high for winter. Definitely not what I like to see since that's basically burning money and I'm not an OT baller






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90proofprofessional
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What the hell are people arguing about in this thread? The recession officially ended 2nd quarter 2009!

Will 2013 see stronger growth? Looks likely to me, unless our policy problems ruin it all.

Although historically we may actually be due for another recession here pretty soon anyway.

NBER: Average post-war contraction 11 months, average expansion 59 months






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Tiger n Miami AU83
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We have been out of the recession for several years now.

The stock market is at all time highs again. The housing market has recovered. Not to its insanely inflated bubble highs, but to a normal healthy market. I am sorta glad banks are keeping lending tight as it helps curb rampant speculation in housing.

Inflation is tame, corporations are sitting on piles and piles of cash and wages are rising. Personally, I've gotten a raise going into the 3rd year in a row post recession.

The non-expanding labor market argument is somewhat silly considering demographics (baby boomers retiring), the changing workplace where a lot of blue-collar jobs are gone never to return, and the outsourcing of jobs to foreign countries which will continue because it is simply cheaper.

All in all, the economy is healthy.

However we still have the debt/deficit problem which will eventually bite us in the ass. It needs to be addressed now with a healthy economy, but that seems to be pretty much impossible given the retards we have in office right now.






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Tiger n Miami AU83
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It's up more than a dollar since Obama took office


That is silly. It cratered right before he took office due to the massive recession.

I would bet it is down since the last summer of GWB, or about 6 months before Obama took office.






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AFtigerFan
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We have been out of the recession for several years now.


Why don't people understand this?






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Powerman
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However we still have the debt/deficit problem which will eventually bite us in the ass. It needs to be addressed now with a healthy economy, but that seems to be pretty much impossible given the retards we have in office right now.

Yes that is still a concern obviously

The good news is that things are recovering and that should at least help on the revenue end of things






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Tiger n Miami AU83
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Doesn't fit their agenda is my guess.

I will say the only thing about the contracting workforce that bothers me is the part that is contracting due to working age people accepting entitlements rather than taking minimum wage or whatever they can get positions. That part is pretty infuriating because I am paying them to sit on their arse with my 5 figure federal income tax bill each year.



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AFtigerFan
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and the outsourcing of jobs to foreign countries which will continue because it is simply cheaper


I disagree with you here. That trend is reversing because companies are realizing the total costs can be higher by going with a "low cost" supplier overseas. Plus they didn't anticipate all the risks involved. They lost lots of flexibility by outsourcing.

I'm not saying outsourcing is done, but many companies are bringing production back to the US.






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Tiger n Miami AU83
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I'm not saying outsourcing is done, but many companies are bringing production back to the US.


Good.

Can't say I totally keep up with the subject so thanks.

Company I was with 3 years ago made a HUGE push to send work offshore to India. I did see firsthand some of the problems. The lack of flexibility you mentioned as well as greater review time having to be spent making sure what was done was accurate and correct. Not to mention a certain loss of control over timing of workflow.






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Also ironic to see liberals high fiving over how Wall Street is doing awesome while Main Street suffers. Am I in bizarro world?


yeah, screw those fat cat 1% wall streeters, oh wait, errr






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Powerman
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Why don't people understand this?


According to people on this board we should be lining up for our bread rations any day now

As soon as they see all of this positive economic data it's like kryptonite






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Powerman
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It's up more than a dollar since Obama took office

Right

But the price when he took office was artificially low since the economy was in the shitter

Fuel prices aren't obscenely high right now when you look at recent history



So they're a little higher than they were in 2007 but still substantially lower than the 2008 highs

They were only "low" when the entire economy crashed






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StPeteLSU
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re: Are we finally out of the recession?


Great job President

Unemployment - 2009... 7.8%
Unemployment - 2013... 7.8% But... Some are no longer counted, so...
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Long Term Unemployed - 2009... 2.7 million
Long Term Unemployed - 2013... 4.8 million
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Workforce Dropouts - 2009... 50.1 million
Workforce Dropouts - 2013... 54.6 million
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Food Stamp Recipients - 2009... 22.8 million
Food Stamp Recipients - 2013... 46.6 million
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Average Price of Gasoline - 2009... $1.85 a gallon
Average Price of Gasoline - 2013... $3.30 a gallon
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"High" Unemployment States - 2009... 22
"High" Unemployment States - 2013... 39
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Misery Index - 2009... 7.83
Misery Index - 2013... 9.46
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Median Value of a Single Family Home - 2009... $196,000
Median Value of a Single Family Home - 2013... $186,100
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Rate of Mortgage Delinquencies - 2009... 6.65%
Rate of Mortgage Delinquencies - 2013... 10.77%
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U.S. National Debt - 2009... $10.6 trillion
U.S. National Debt - 2013... $16.4 trillion






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90proofprofessional
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the gas price talking point has always been a red herring, and any who offer it as a serious argument marginalize their opinion imv





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Powerman
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So what about all of the recent good economic data? All fiction?





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StPeteLSU
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You live in a dream world, but it is not your fault. The liberal media skews facts all the time. These are real stats. People are becoming more dependant on government. And that is what our President wants. It is one of the first steps toward socialism. Which statistic do you disagree with?





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