'This is horrible': US adds just 69,0...

'This is horrible': US adds just 69,000 jobs in May; stocks suffer worst fall of year

There are 1154 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jun 2, 2012, titled 'This is horrible': US adds just 69,000 jobs in May; stocks suffer worst fall of year. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

U.S. employers created 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year, and the unemployment rate ticked up.

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Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#67 Jun 2, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
I looked up Rich Money's plan.
It was a regurgitation of the Bush plan: spend and cut tax revenue.
We've already been down that route. The 1% fatcats hoarded the savings instead of reinvesting it here at home. They gave each other obscene bonuses for failure instead of growing companies, and shipped those bonuses into offshore accounts. The savings failed to trickle down to the working class people.
Bush 2.0 again? NO THANKS!
Bullshit! Romney left a balanced budget in Mass. AND a 2 billion dollar rainy day fund. You didn't look hard enough, as usual.
Boston Pop

United States

#68 Jun 2, 2012
Why the surprise? This was expected.

We elected an totally inexperienced, rather ordinary Chicago politician who has never had a real job in his entire life. He's also never run a major organization or had any accomplishments outside of the narrow, myopic world of academia. Even there he was no stand out.

He's also a rather strange egoist who has written two lame autobiographies, talks with great bombast (devoid of even a hint of humility) and who demands we pretend his extensive radical past has no import. He also accepted a patronizing Nobel Peace Prize that the entire world (including the left) knows was given to him just for being black. In other words, he's a slightly off, weird duck who does not relate easily to ordinary people. Though he is skilled at pretending he cares (as are many politicians, like John Edwards).

It's as if we had deliberately sought out the WORST possible person to hold the office and then made him President. This is OUR fault!
OBAMA 2012

La Puente, CA

#69 Jun 2, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
I looked up Rich Money's plan.
It was a regurgitation of the Bush plan: spend and cut tax revenue.
We've already been down that route. The 1% fatcats hoarded the savings instead of reinvesting it here at home. They gave each other obscene bonuses for failure instead of growing companies, and shipped those bonuses into offshore accounts. The savings failed to trickle down to the working class people.
Bush 2.0 again? NO THANKS!
I second that motion!

Since: Dec 07

Frankston, TX

#70 Jun 2, 2012
bappie wrote:
How many jobs did Bush create? Or better yet, how many did he cause this nation to lose? Worse still, how many jobs did Mitt, "I like to fire people" and destroy companies" cause the country to lose? Questions Repulsivecans can't or won't answer. However, they're extremely good at deflection, attacking and maligning.
George W. Bush BEGAN the process that made Texas the top exporter and private sector job creation state in the union. More compaines have left blue states to come to Texas for the low taxes and regulations. Please don't bore us with the liberal bull of below or at minimum wages, that's pure bullshit.

As President his tax cuts helped businesses ease costs and move to free up money for expansion and hiring.

Upon inauguration in January, both suffered job losses, Obama more than Bush, but again in intellectual honesty due to the severity of the recession. And though volatile, changes in non-farm payroll jobs was less volatile under Bush than it was Obama. Despite the volatility both presidents are more or less neck and neck in terms of job creation (or rather "destruction") for their 29th month in office. Bush had at this point in his presidency resided over the loss of 2.6 million jobs, Obama 2.5 million. Job growth boomed under Bush's 29th month in office, But not Obama.

Final point: Obama's job claims are including those added in Texas, Lousiana and other red states that are thriving under republican leadership. Sorry, he can't count those, but his staff does. New Jersey is gaining after the election of Chris Christie. So is Wisconsin. California however, has reached massive unemployment rates of up to 40% in some areas around Fresno because the greenies are protecting a minnow.

Get off the socialist bandwagon. It's failed everywhere, and now Europe is crumbling under the weight.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#71 Jun 2, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
Bullshit! Romney left a balanced budget in Mass. AND a 2 billion dollar rainy day fund. You didn't look hard enough, as usual.
By raising "fees" on businesses and closing loopholes. Which President Obama is trying to to do but the house is being obstructionists once again.

Rich Money plans to implement the Bush 2.0 plan when he takes office however and repeal Obamacare. In stark contrast to his liberal policies as governor of Massachusetts of implementing Romneycare and raising "fees" in the state.

Your spinning. As usual.

In other words you are admitting liberal policies work----but you won't admit to it directly.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#72 Jun 2, 2012
You spend, you tax.

Governor Rich Money knew that. Heck, even ex-Governor Sarah Palin knew that.

The GOP has spent under Bush. The Dems have spent under President Obama.

Now is the time to pay down the debt. Who will have the political courage to tax (or for the delicate ears of the right...."raise fees")? President Obama? OR Rich Money who pledged his allegiance to Grover Norquist?
DangerousRiteWin gCrusader

Decatur, GA

#73 Jun 2, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
George W. Bush BEGAN the process that made Texas the top exporter and private sector job creation state in the union. More compaines have left blue states to come to Texas for the low taxes and regulations. Please don't bore us with the liberal bull of below or at minimum wages, that's pure bullshit.
As President his tax cuts helped businesses ease costs and move to free up money for expansion and hiring.
Upon inauguration in January, both suffered job losses, Obama more than Bush, but again in intellectual honesty due to the severity of the recession. And though volatile, changes in non-farm payroll jobs was less volatile under Bush than it was Obama. Despite the volatility both presidents are more or less neck and neck in terms of job creation (or rather "destruction") for their 29th month in office. Bush had at this point in his presidency resided over the loss of 2.6 million jobs, Obama 2.5 million. Job growth boomed under Bush's 29th month in office, But not Obama.
Final point: Obama's job claims are including those added in Texas, Lousiana and other red states that are thriving under republican leadership. Sorry, he can't count those, but his staff does. New Jersey is gaining after the election of Chris Christie. So is Wisconsin. California however, has reached massive unemployment rates of up to 40% in some areas around Fresno because the greenies are protecting a minnow.
Get off the socialist bandwagon. It's failed everywhere, and now Europe is crumbling under the weight.
Oh yeah?

. Bush/Cheney created just 136, 000 jobs per year for 8 years; Obama creates about as much every month!

. Bush/Cheney: average annual job growth for 8 years is only 0.035% as compared to Jimmy Carter's 3.06%, Clinton's 2.38% and Reagan's 2.06%....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jobs_created_dur...

Can Romney do better?
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#74 Jun 2, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
It's failed everywhere, and now Europe is crumbling under the weight.
School yourself please. Europe is crumbling b/c of its austerity measures....by scaling back on spending you slow the economy down and stop it from growing. Which is what happened in Europe.

Which is also what happened with the Bush tax cuts. The executives at the top gave each other obscene bonuses, hoarded the tax savings and the wealth, and shipped it to offshore accounts. INSTEAD of spending it here at home on workers and their companies to GROW the economy. A $1 million paid to an exec could have paid for 18 workers at 55K a year. But did they hire workers? No. They gave golden parachute payment to executives for FAILURE.

Bush 2.0? NO THANKS!

If the private sector did its job, the government wouldn't have to step in and do it for them.

Hell even right now, the private sector is complaining and saying its the government's job to create jobs.
rocky

Findlay, OH

#75 Jun 2, 2012
DangerousRiteWingCrusader wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh yeah?
. Bush/Cheney created just 136, 000 jobs per year for 8 years; Obama creates about as much every month!
. Bush/Cheney: average annual job growth for 8 years is only 0.035% as compared to Jimmy Carter's 3.06%, Clinton's 2.38% and Reagan's 2.06%....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jobs_created_dur...
Can Romney do better?
The unemployment rate was around 5% most of the years Bush was president. So it makes sense that job creation was low because there were not many people out of work.It is common sense that they could not fill jobs without enough people to fill those positions.Most Americans were working back then.We now have double the number of people out of work and all Obama can do is 69,000 jobs.He is a one term President!

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#76 Jun 2, 2012
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Dear, any intelligent person knows that President obama was not give a perfect slate when he took office from the disastrous Bush-baby.
Will you "blame" Obama if the amerikkkkan world is not pefect in 2016 when a new president gets into office?
Oh my, are you then saying Obama and Jarrett lied to us. Obama, this is the worst economy since the great depression. Jarrett, we will be ready and hit the ground running DAY ONE. So are they liars or incompetent?

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#77 Jun 2, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
<quoted text>
School yourself please. Europe is crumbling b/c of its austerity measures....by scaling back on spending you slow the economy down and stop it from growing. Which is what happened in Europe.
Which is also what happened with the Bush tax cuts. The executives at the top gave each other obscene bonuses, hoarded the tax savings and the wealth, and shipped it to offshore accounts. INSTEAD of spending it here at home on workers and their companies to GROW the economy. A $1 million paid to an exec could have paid for 18 workers at 55K a year. But did they hire workers? No. They gave golden parachute payment to executives for FAILURE.
Bush 2.0? NO THANKS!
If the private sector did its job, the government wouldn't have to step in and do it for them.
Hell even right now, the private sector is complaining and saying its the government's job to create jobs.
You need remedial kindergarten. Obama has spent 6 trillion dollars and our economy only gets worse. Well unless your a bundler, doner or green company. Unions got the rest.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#78 Jun 2, 2012
DangerousRiteWingCrusader wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh yeah?
. Bush/Cheney created just 136, 000 jobs per year for 8 years; Obama creates about as much every month!
. Bush/Cheney: average annual job growth for 8 years is only 0.035% as compared to Jimmy Carter's 3.06%, Clinton's 2.38% and Reagan's 2.06%....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jobs_created_dur...
Can Romney do better?
lie

“Lying for the Lord”

Since: May 12

Heartland USA

#79 Jun 2, 2012
FACT CHECK: Romney misses a mark on Solyndra claim

ROMNEY: "An independent inspector general looked at this investment (Solyndra) and concluded that the administration had steered money to friends and family to campaign contributors."

THE FACTS: There is no proof and it appears unlikely that Energy Department Inspector General Gregory Friedman was talking about Solyndra when he testified in March 2011 about stimulus contracts. Friedman said his office was investigating whether such contracts were steered to friends and family, presumably of government officials in charge of spending stimulus money. Romney cited a Newsweek article that referred to Friedman's testimony.

But Friedman did not say that such claims had been proved, and there is no evidence he was including Solyndra in his comments. The testimony came nearly six months before the company declared bankruptcy. And there is no evidence that family members of top federal officials received any favors. Friedman's office is among several federal agencies that are investigating Solyndra.

Misses mark = Lie.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#80 Jun 2, 2012
SIR LANCELOT wrote:
Obamanomics at work, or a lack of work.
Dodd Frank surely didnt stop Chase bank from losing 3 billion $$$ did it
ALICIA BANKS

Little Rock, AR

#82 Jun 2, 2012
that banskter hobama has robbed the poor and FAILED!!!

nobama 2012!!!

http://aliciabanks.xanga.com/758055237/happy-...

SIR LANCELOT

“I just hate stupid people”

Since: Apr 07

DEEP SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

#83 Jun 2, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>The only mentally ill, ignorant, stupid and illiterate, neo nazi conservatives who are pure evil are people like you! You all need to be herded to some part of the country where you can foam at the mouth, hate, shoot and do whatever else it is loons like you enjoy doing and leave the rest of us in peace!
Do you realize you described the "hood'?
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#84 Jun 2, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>You need remedial kindergarten. Obama has spent 6 trillion dollars and our economy only gets worse. Well unless your a bundler, doner or green company. Unions got the rest.
You need intro to American politics, Le Frenchman, as you are obviously clueless. Our country has pulled itself out of one of the deepest recessions we've had and completely bypassed another depression thanks to the stimulus. And now we've had 20+ months of job gains.

Maybe you should just stick to French politics and leave us Americans to comment on the American economy as, again....you are completely clueless.
America Is Not The Same

Miami Beach, FL

#85 Jun 2, 2012
FIRST downgrade by S&P America has experienced and Odumbo spending caused it by raising the National Debt to 4 Trillion in 3 years. It now is at 5 Trillion a half year later.

Odumbo is a one term imposter in the WH

As Bill Clinton said Odumbo can't run on his record.
America Is Not The Same

Miami Beach, FL

#86 Jun 2, 2012
Odumbo main contributers for his campaigning is Wall Street and the Hollywood elite.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#87 Jun 2, 2012
Boston Pop wrote:
Why the surprise? This was expected.
We elected an totally inexperienced, rather ordinary Chicago politician who has never had a real job in his entire life. He's also never run a major organization or had any accomplishments outside of the narrow, myopic world of academia. Even there he was no stand out.
He's also a rather strange egoist who has written two lame autobiographies, talks with great bombast (devoid of even a hint of humility) and who demands we pretend his extensive radical past has no import. He also accepted a patronizing Nobel Peace Prize that the entire world (including the left) knows was given to him just for being black. In other words, he's a slightly off, weird duck who does not relate easily to ordinary people. Though he is skilled at pretending he cares (as are many politicians, like John Edwards).
It's as if we had deliberately sought out the WORST possible person to hold the office and then made him President. This is OUR fault!
You're a Republican. You did not elect Obama. You elected the incompetent Bush! Why can't you Replusivecans ever tell the truth about anything?

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