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Another Dead Dem Talking Point

What ever happened to "Bush Jobs" meme???

Best job market in 5 years for grads: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. college graduates are facing the best job market since 2001, with business, computer, engineering, education and health care grads in highest demand, a report by an employment consulting firm showed on Monday.

"We are approaching full employment and some employers are already dreaming up perks to attract the best talent," said John Challenger, chief executive of Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

In its annual outlook of entry-level jobs, Challenger, Gray & Christmas said strong job growth and falling unemployment makes this spring the hottest job market for America's 1.4 million college graduates since the dot-com collapse in 2001.

Where are the moonbats now? After the Clinton recession which threw millions out of work, the BUSH economy is at "near full employment." But alas reality doesn't matter to the moonbats. It's just a case of one talking point replacing another.

Do they ever stop and realize they are full of excrement?


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Comments (21)

"excrement" as defined in W... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

"excrement" as defined in Webster's meams-- ( you fill in your own words).

Should read "means".... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

Should read "means".

Well, let's look at the Cli... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Well, let's look at the Clinton vs. Bush unemployment figures, shall we?

1992 7.5
1993 6.9
1994 6.1
1995 5.6
1996 5.4
1997 4.9
1998 4.5
1999 4.2
2000 4.0
2001 4.7
2002 5.8
2003 6.0
2004 5.5
2005 5.1
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So, let's see, Clinton inherited a 7+ unemployment percentage from Bush 41, it was then reduced, reduced, and reduced until it was 4% when Bush 43 was elected. Then, well, the numbers speak for themselves.

Btw I don't believe the President has too much control over the economy or employment, but hey, it's your meme.

Are you including all the i... (Below threshold)
virgo:

Are you including all the illegal immigrants in your unemployed averages..naughty,naughty..

no no no mantis Du... (Below threshold)
Paul:

no no no mantis

During the "Bush Jobs" meme we were specifically told by the moonbat dems that the rate of unemployment was not relevent.

You can't change the rules now.

I must have missed the memo... (Below threshold)
mantis:

I must have missed the memo. Why are unemployment rates not relevant?

sorry i forgot...virgo... (Below threshold)
virgo:

sorry i forgot...virgo

According to the logic in t... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

According to the logic in the comments so far,

Bush is responsible for 1st & 2nd full years of his Presidency's unemployment:
2002 5.8
2003 6.0

Then Clinton must be responsible for:
1993 6.9
1994 6.1

When Bush faced reelection ... (Below threshold)
Paul:

When Bush faced reelection (the height of the Bush Jobs meme) the unemployment rate was about the same as when Clitnon faced reelection.

-A fact your numbers support.-

At that time the Dems said that the unemployment rate was not important, only the exact number of jobs created.

Don't tell me you forgot?!?!

err... off be a year with t... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

err... off be a year with the cut & paste, but the same answer.

ohhh thats right , its not ... (Below threshold)
virgo:

ohhh thats right , its not the fact that you have a job ,, now it comes with the disclaimer that it cant be a unimportant job like ,flipping burgers or washing cars or in other words , anything beneath or notice, we dont count as meaning anything.

how could i forget that, i ... (Below threshold)
virgo:

how could i forget that, i was watching Hannity and that other guy back than .. thanks for the refreshing.. I KNEW WHAT I WAS WRITING DID,NT MAKE SENSE.

Oh, ok, I get you now. I w... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Oh, ok, I get you now. I was thrown off by the whole "Clinton recession" thing. Yes, you are correct that the unemployment numbers for Clinton and Bush were the same at the time of their respective re-election campaigns. I think I found what the Democrats were talking about, the Employment-Population ratio. At the time of Clinton's re-election it was at 63.4%, for Bush it was 62.8%. Not much difference there, and the numbers show that it has been going steadily upwards, but it seems that's the straw they were grasping. I guess I did forget as I don't usually pay much attention to economics; they make my head hurt.

So, ok, Dem employment talking points are bullshit. No argument. I still can't find any data to support a "Clinton recession" (and btw these aren't my numbers, they are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics).

>I was thrown off by the wh... (Below threshold)
Paul:

>I was thrown off by the whole "Clinton recession" thing.

Don't tell me that you didn't know the contry was in a recession when he left office??? Did ya miss that?

No, they were arguing that the unemplyoment rate was worthless. Wizbang Flashback

> I still can't find any data to support a "Clinton recession"

Search the archive grasshoppa.

Oh, and FWIW, regardless of... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Oh, and FWIW, regardless of Democrats' talking points, this does certainly seem like good news. And since I'm finishing up my Master's and hunting for one good job to replace my three crappy jobs I would like to applaud the President for whatever he may have done to contribute to this improvement in the job market.

To be more accurate mantis,... (Below threshold)
Paul:

To be more accurate mantis, the resession started under Clinton. (as I'm sure you know) a Recession is 3 quarters of neg growth.

The "Bush Recession" that everyone loved to talk about when he took office actually started under Clinton and bounced back faster than (AS I Recall) any recession since WWII under Bush.

Isn't a recession 3 or more... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Isn't a recession 3 or more successive quarters of negative growth? If I remember correctly, the 3rd quarter of 2000, the 1st quarter of 2001, and the 3rd quarter of 2001 had negative growth. By that definition it wasn't recession at all.

Even if we don't go by the strict definition, I don't think Bush or Clinton can be blamed for the drop in growth. The dot-com bubble burst, Enron and Worldcom, post-Y2K cutbacks, and the natural economic cycle (8 years of steady growth), all contributed and no President could have done much about any of those things. But as I said before, I don't think Presidents have much control in this area.

>Isn't a recession 3 or mor... (Below threshold)
Paul:

>Isn't a recession 3 or more successive quarters of negative growth?

well yeah... I just abbreviated. Check Clintons last quater. GDP in Neg numbers. (and Bush's first 2 also) point being, the recssion started under the Clinton watch.

The dot-com bubble burst, Enron and Worldcom, post-Y2K cutbacks, and the natural economic cycle (8 years of steady growth), all contributed and no President could have done much about any of those things.

DUH! lol

Is it the best job market o... (Below threshold)
Just John:

Is it the best job market of the past ten years?

Paul Craig Roberts cuts the... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Paul Craig Roberts cuts the economic crap! http://newsmax.com/archives/articles/2006/3/3/83107.shtml

I read this headline and be... (Below threshold)
Neo:

I read this headline and began to wonder just what drugs the Reuters guys (and gals) were taking.

I'd have to wonder if somebody is looking for a raise at Reuters.




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