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so boehner, where are the jobs?

Steve Benen: …. let’s consider the recent developments the way a Republican would. Here’s a chart showing private-sector job creation in the latter half of 2010, when stimulus money was still being spent, and when Democrats enjoyed the congressional majority:

And here’s a chart showing private-sector job creation so far in 2011, after stimulus spending largely ended, Republicans took control of the U.S. House and most of the nation’s gubernatorial offices, and the national discourse pivoted from jobs to the deficit and debt:

…..Mitt Romney likes to talk all about who “made things worse.” So, you tell me. Were we on track before Republicans gains or after?

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13 Responses to “so boehner, where are the jobs?”


  1. 1 tally
    July 8, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I am going to post this until my fingers bleed.

    GOP House has voted NO on 10 Dem jobs bills, and has yet to introduce ONE. http://t.co/V45HlVc #GOPFAIL

    • July 8, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      tally kept going, I’m going to do my best to put that out there too. I don’t tweet, but I’ll email, write, call, do what ever I can to let people know what these Republicans are doing.

      • 3 HZ
        July 8, 2011 at 7:11 pm

        I am still trying to learn also anniebella, but I am calling, congress, and writing. I spoke to Sen. Hatch’s offfice yesterday. Called my rep. today. Always writing and calling my Senators. They are great. So thank you so very much tally for twitting.

  2. 4 Me4obama
    July 8, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    This election WILL NOT and I repeat WILL NOT be decided on Job numbers. Thats what the MSM what’s you to hear, but I have been in the field the last couple of weeks everyday talking to and registering new and old voters and what I hear is that republicans are scaring the crap out of people of all walks of life, Gay, Muslims, Hispanics, Blacks, White and seniors in particular. Today 2 diehard Republicans switched their party affiliation to democrats and the reasons they gave had nothing to do with jobs but the direction of the country as a whole. Obama/Biden 2012.

  3. July 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    We were on the right track before the Republicans took control of the House, let me correct myself, before voters gave Republicans control of the House. These voters wanted to send the President and Democrats a message because they were not satisfied with the pace of the economy. So the Independents went to the right, alot of Democrats didn’t go vote, like the Progressive Left and others, so they allow those crazy ass Republicans to get the House. Well I hope they are satisfied now. If President Obama still had control of the House and Senate the things which is needed to get this economy going would be done.

    • 8 Sue
      July 8, 2011 at 5:42 pm

      There you have it – on another blog some right winger pointed out the failing numbers. I posted the idea that the job market was picking up steam while Dems in control and now it’s tanking. I didn’t get a reply after that, just crickets!

  4. July 8, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    This election WILL be all about jobs. You think republicans can beat the guy who got bin Laden on keeping us safe? You think republicans can beat the guy who represents the majority of Americans on every social issue out there on social issues? All they CAN talk about is jobs, because whoever is at fault, people care more about jobs than anything else.

  5. 11 HZ
    July 8, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Anniebella, you have stated it perfectly.

  6. 12 Claire
    July 8, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Democrats should be showing these charts everywhere. They should be talking about this every chance they get. I get sick of the party not doing enough to support the President.

  7. 13 Anonymous
    July 9, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Boehner asked Obama where are the jobs? Great representative he is for Ohio. There were lots of jobs created by the auto industry, not from his or Republican efforts. Vote these idiots out in 2012.


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