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Scott Stantis

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Well put.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    Average income is up by around 10% since Obama took office.


    (Of course, median income is down by around 5%, so please stay off the median.)

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Home prices in May were 12.2% higher than a year ago, according to the Case-Shiller index.

  4. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Unemployment rate is also up.

  5. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    The recovery would be much larger today if Republicans hadn’t dampened the progress four years ago. That’s why McCain and Graham are starting to pivot.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    According to the IMF head and many other economic professionals, had the US congress avoided creating so many financial crises, our recovery would be better than it is, some even say much better. Fiscal cliff, end of the tax break, sequestration……
    As long as banks can borrow money from the gov’t at lower rates than those with which they loan money TO the gov’t, jobs will remain a low priority.
    Why make something that costs money to make when you can simply make money off of the value of money?
    Other than the fact you can’t eat it, drive it, wear it, etc……
    Respectfully,
    C.

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @DaSharkie

    I think we should be especially hospitable to financial institutions packaging questionable mortgages. And get rid of those silly laws banning insider trading. And why have regulations on business at all — the free market will punish any meat packing company that sells tainted meat and kills people, so there’s no need for government to be involved. Yes, by all means, more hospitable to business.

  8. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 1 year ago

    News item this morning:
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    “The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell unexpectedly last week, touching a 5-1/2 year low, suggesting a steadily improving labor market.”

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    @DaSharkie

    " We have the highest business taxes in the world, "

    But we have loopholes. General Electric paid zero dollars in income taxes last year. Can you say that? Do you think GE made less money than you? The published tax rate matters not when it is not ever enforced..
    I am the first to agree that we need tax reform. This is just one reason.

  10. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 1 year ago

    @Gypsy8

    326,000 average per week in June.$ x 326,000 = 1,304,000 in June.
    202,000 new jobs in June.Thats 1,102,000 shortfall.The Labor Dept. also revised down the new jobs from May from 198,000 to 188,000.Everytime it gets a little worse and the dims are surprised.Then try to say it’s getting better.
    Must be that dumbed down new math the dims have been teaching in the public schools for the last 35 years.

  11. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, over 1 year ago

    @Gypsy8

    or running out of people to file new claims!!!!

  12. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 1 year ago

    @denis1112

    Unemployment ticked down to 7.5%. New jobs created for the second quarter averaged 196,300 per month. The market seems to like the numbers – the DOW is up 139.

  13. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    The scandals are phony. And Obama has never praised the size of the recovery as being large. False, straw-man cartoon.

  14. ODon

    ODon said, over 1 year ago

    @DaSharkie

    How does it compare if we go back six years…oops, don’t play selective statistics you sound like a congressman.

  15. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 1 year ago

    @DaSharkie

    “……Gypsy, if it is less expensive to do business in another country, why not do it there?….”
    .
    If every other country is a tax haven, the country eventually goes bankrupt.

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