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dairy cattle As of the New Hampshire Republican debate last night the GOP is officially on the attack about what a crappy job President Obama has done about, well, jobs.

To be honest there's not exactly two plum jobs in every pot these days but let's back up a second and recall that the previous prez, Pretzel Boy McFlightsuit, shed 8 million jobs on his way out the door, and that this catastrophe was planned that way.

You see the great bulk of the Bush employment miracle was in construction, of houses mostly, driven by the Ponzi scheme Wall Street was running in conjunction the mortgage lenders. When the Fat Cats cashed out beginning in 2007 it took the jobs with it in a devastating cascade effect on the economy. In case you've forgotten, here's what that long slide downward looked like (The red dot indicates the month that Mr. Obama was sworn in)

Currently the banks have tons of money in their vaults but they're loathe to lend it to the average consumer as that would, you know, help the economy and, by extension, Mr. Obama's political future. But that hardly matters as few people have a job they can count on for the next ten minutes, much less young couples trying to buy a first home on a minimum wage salary.

So no construction, no new houses. No new houses, no filling it with stuff. No one buying your stuff, no one is hired to sell it. Enjoy your boiled Adidas.

Mr. Obama is on the right track when he says a green economy will create jobs but he'll need the help of Congress to push this vision forward. But the House is owned by the GOP and therefore not interested in lowering unemployment. They have time and again cut off your pocketbook to spite the President's face. Then they'll turn around and say "See! No-Face hates jobs!"

Democrats are all about jobs and Republicans are all about profits for their corporate masters. That is the difference between the two parties.

The independent voters will be back in 2012 in droves. With any luck the Democrats will gain a solid majority in both House of Congress and we can think about a secure future again. That is, if the weather doesn't kill us all first. But that's another Rant.

BTW, you can read more about the listing of presidential job growth here, but you can also play around with a really nifty, dynamically programmed chart of additional economic info here.



john boehner"We're going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs." - John Boehner, February 10, 2011.

The following is #40 in a list of accomplishments by the GOP since they gained control of the House in 2011. None have yet to result in one, single new job.

(40) 6-15-2011. Attempts to cut billions from needy seniors and hungry children in order to raise the defense budget... again.

For the entire list of GOP futility, click here.


Fox News Lies!And what manner of lie is Fox News spewing today? Glenn Beck claims Mr. Obama gave Israel a 30-day ultimatum to accept 1967 borders.

Click here to help Drop Fox from your cable system.

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The following chart indicates annual percentage rate of job growth for each of the last eleven u.s. presidents.

Lyndon Johnson (1963-69), 3.74%
Jimmy Carter (1977-81), 3.11%
Bill Clinton (1993-2001), 2.42%
Harry Truman (1945-53), 2.38%
Richard Nixon (1969-74), 2.30%
John Kennedy (1961-63), 2.28%
Ronald Reagan (1981-89), 2.04%
Gerald Ford (1974-77), 0.95%
Dwight Eisenhower (1953-61), 0.87%
George H.W. Bush (1989-93), 0.59%
George W. Bush (2001-09), 0.28%

In summation, if you want to experience a long, pleasurable and personally rewarding period of growth, get yourself a democratic president.