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  1. 06 Sep '11 17:51
    Pretty much anything actually. No labor stories on Labor Day. No mention of the fact that private sector employment continued to expand in August and that the contraction was actually due to decline in public sector employment. The media is also not interviewing many economists.

    http://kunsoo1024.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/calculated-risk-no-labor-stories-on-labor-day/
  2. 06 Sep '11 18:23
    We're screwed because what we need right now is stimulus spending, and politically that's impossible. For ten years tax cuts have proven not to create jobs.
  3. 06 Sep '11 18:26
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    We're screwed because what we need right now is stimulus spending, and politically that's impossible. For ten years tax cuts have proven not to create jobs.
    Only ten?
  4. 06 Sep '11 18:51
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Only ten?
    Well we do have decades worth of historic data, good point. I was referring to the Bush tax cuts coupled with the additional Obama cuts.
  5. 06 Sep '11 18:53
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    Well we do have decades worth of historic data, good point. I was referring to the Bush tax cuts coupled with the additional Obama cuts.
    Yeah. And that budget deal in which Obama caved to the Republicans back in April may very well become our economic epitaph.
  6. 06 Sep '11 20:32
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    Yeah. And that budget deal in which Obama caved to the Republicans back in April may very well become our economic epitaph.
    "Confusion will be my epitaph, as I crawl a cracked and broken path. If we make it we can all sit back and laugh, but I fear tomorrow I'll be crying."

    ROBERT FRIPP, PETER SINFIELD, IAN MCDONALD, GREG LAKE, MICHAEL GILES