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Originally posted by Rockpuck
But you have to remember, for the entire time we where at war thousands upon thousands of jobs where created under technically illegal "emergency war time spending budgets" to which ear marks where added that created agencies and all those jobs.
I believe as far up to First Quarter 2008 we saw the ONLY addition of jobs to the economy (keeping it in the black) where Government Jobs!
In 2001-2007 so many new agencies where added, and the current agencies expanded that the jobs created where the driving force of the economy. When in reality, business was not expanding. I believe the quote goes Bureaucracy is expanding, to fill the needs of the expanding Bureaucracy!
If no new government agency was created, and government spending kept in Clinton Era levels .. we would have seen a steep rise in unemployment, and the economy would have spiraled downward into a depression from a recession we where already in. The markets exploded on speculation, and speculation alone because the government messed with the numbers so bad it changed the way the entire market works.
Basically the government built an exo-skeleton with it's expanding bureaucracy but it was hallow inside, and now the gravity of government and personal debt will crush it.
We gained so many jobs for so long because we had lost so many jobs I dont know the numbers but after 9/11 and Enron the economy tanked and we lost millions of jobs. We basically put those people back to work
Congratulations Rock your a closet Democrat. Only a true Dem would be happy to see government expanding HUGE and all the jobs that were in the private sector going to the government which to this day is still holding true.
The government is creating most of the jobs we have now otherwise unemployment would be way up. I guess thats one of the problems with shipping all of our jobs over seas the people have to work somewhere so why not work in a bigger government bureaucracy. The whole deal makes me sick.
Actually as I believe it was YOU who posted it, Republicans historically have bigger governments and employ more people then Dems. And I would actually say massive corporatized democracies are tendencies of Fascism.
Originally posted by JazzyguyMaybe McClellan is just trying to wash his hand clean.
While she hasn't yet read McClellan's tome ''I totally agree'' with his charges, said Pelosi. ''This war was unnecessary. Katrina was a black mark on how the government responded to the needs of our people, and didn't anticipate them.''
''This is a person who was talking to the press, supplied with information that he trusted to be truthful. So I'm sure he felt zapped. Because what could he say, except what he trusted to be the case?''
''I almost wonder how anybody associated with this war, unless they were of completely different philosophy, would not come to the conclusion that this war is a grotesque mistake, that it was misrepresented from the start, not prepared for correctly,'' said Pelosi.
''This war is a big lie. It was a lie to begin with..and it continues to be a lie..at some point, maybe the lies just got to be too heavy for him to carry,'' she said of the former White House spokesman.
MSNBC’s Kevin Corke reported this afternoon that White House officials, on background, went even further, calling McClellan a “traitor” and likening him to Benedict Arnold. He said the White House was “upset,” substituting that word for a word he said he could not repeat on television:
CORKE: I have heard on background they are upset. I’m using the word upset because that’s not the word they used, and it is not the word I can say on TV. Another person said they are flat out angry about what transpired here. I heard the word “traitor” and “Benedict.” I think another person said to me, not far from here, it was like a shot to the gut when you are not looking. […]
O’DONNEL: Quickly Kevin, a White House staffer said to you on background — they used the word “traitor”?
CORKE: “Traitor.” Absolutely. And I raised my eyebrows, and he said, It is what it is.
The right wing is circling the wagons to go on damage control. National Review’s blog, the Corner, insisted today that McClellan was a Hamas apologist. Michelle Malkin derides McClellan as a “turncoat,” and Commentary’s Jennifer Rubin calls the book “catty” and its author a “hack,” and dismisses McClellan as “probably the worst White House press secretary in recent memory.”