US economy adds 88K jobs, unemployment rate drops to 7.6 pct. as people stop looking

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  • LoveLife Riverton, UT
    April 5, 2013 7:55 p.m.

    Spring Street~

    This may be news to you:
    2006 elections: Democrats win both houses of Congress
    2008 elections: Democrats win the presidency and retain control of Congress
    2010 elections: Republicans take the House, Democrats retain the Senate
    2012 elections: Democrats retain presidency and the Senate, Republicans keep the House.

    That looks to me like a lot of Democrat control in Congress since 2006.

  • LoveLife Riverton, UT
    April 5, 2013 6:55 p.m.

    So, by messaging bills do you mean the President's budgets from the past few years that haven't received a single vote...not even from Democrats?

    Does the phrase, "Shovel-ready was not as ... uh .. shovel-ready as we expected."

    Is there any plan by the Democrats that doesn't include spending billions/trillions of dollars? Because the stimulus didn't really do the job.

    President Obama has this headline from the Washington Post on April 2: "Obama administration pushes banks to make home loans to people with weaker credit" as if the subprime mortgage crisis never occurred.

    How can you defend the Keystone pipeline on the basis of not rushing it and cramming it down our throats when we have Obamacare? You know, "we have to pass the bill to find out what's in it." Is that plain wrong too? Bad news-there is nothing good coming. It will cost way more than the $900 billion promised and it will cost jobs.

    I don't trust Obama with a dime. Please defend him on something he's done that's been successful economically. He's turned us into a welfare state.

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    April 5, 2013 6:14 p.m.

    Once again republican posters talk our both sides of thief mouths. They declare the congress gets to make the budgets but Obama is to blame when it goes wrong.

  • Rick2009 MESA, AZ
    April 5, 2013 4:39 p.m.

    The government never tells the truth about the real numbers of unemployed, especially the current administration. If they told the truth it would be a miracle but this administration will never tell the truth. We are far worse off than is being told. The economy will crash again in the future and it will be sooner rather than later, especially after the taxes from obamacare kick in and we all have less money to spend.

  • Republicantthinkstraigh Anywhere but, Utah, Utah
    April 5, 2013 4:19 p.m.

    Passing messaging bills with no chance of making it to the presidents desk is pretty much nothing. Remember the jobs bill the president went around the country and gained majority support for but republicans in the house refused to bring it up for a vote. It would have began to invest in upgrading our infrastructure and would have created millions of jobs. Nothing like that from the republicans. They keep passing the same things over and over (deregulation ect..) even though that was clearly rejected by the American people in the election. As for the pipeline, I believe they are being very careful and running studies to ensure they can do it without disturbing the environment to bad. That decision is still to come. It will create jobs but won't do a thing to affect fuel prices and that's a FACT. I personally don't care, if they get a good plan together and have bipartisan agreement on it then I am all for it. But to ram it down our throats like the republicans wanted to do without doing our due deligence and detailed studies, that's just plain wrong.

  • LoveLife Riverton, UT
    April 5, 2013 3:59 p.m.

    Um, I believe you asked what the Republicans have done, and I answered. It is so predictable that you move on to attack what they've done after accusing them of doing nothing.

    So what exactly have the Democrats and President Obama done besides blow through $1 trillion, increase the food stamps and disability roles, and increased the number of people not in the labor force to 90 million? Why hasn't the Keystone Pipeline permit been approved?

    And please spare us the lecture on playing political games with the economy. President Obama showed showed all his cards with his sequester rhetoric in 2011 saying, "I will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts – domestic and defense spending" then saying this year, "Here’s the thing: none of this is necessary. It’s happening because Republicans in Congress chose this outcome over closing a single wasteful tax loophole that helps reduce the deficit."

    Sorry, he's been president for 4+ years now. He owns it.

  • Republicantthinkstraigh Anywhere but, Utah, Utah
    April 5, 2013 2:53 p.m.

    Oh so the regular deregulation, tax cuts for the rich, and drill anytime, anywhere is the best you can come up with. Those bills have zero chance of passing the senate. They are nothing more than message bills. The house can't/won't pass any meaningful legislation to help provide jobs because they don't want too. They want power, the presidency and if Obama were to get the unemployment down to say 5%, they would know they would never be able to take the presidency again. So we are stuck with nothing meaningful happening and our economy will begin deroding faster because of sequester. Then in two years the economy might be just bad enough that enough people will vote republican and maybe just maybe take the presidency back and the master plan works. I think most Americans are catching on to there little game and it will all blow up in there face. Count on it! Peace.

  • LoveLife Riverton, UT
    April 5, 2013 2:11 p.m.

    Why, yes the Republicans have passed many job bills.

    There have been 40 bills passed in the House since 2011 that focus on reducing regulation, tax code reform, free trade, patent reform, energy production, reducing the debt, FDA product approval, and visas for the highly skilled that are currently listed as "awaiting Senate action".

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 5, 2013 12:57 p.m.

    Yep! And about 800,000 loss their jobs.

  • Republicantthinkstraigh Anywhere but, Utah, Utah
    April 5, 2013 12:39 p.m.

    Please tell us... What has the Republican controlled house done to help create jobs? Have they proposed any specific jobs bills? Complaining over and over is not a solution.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 5, 2013 11:40 a.m.

    the rate fell only because more people stopped looking for work. People who are out of work are no longer counted as unemployed once they stop looking for a job.

    The percentage of Americans working or looking for jobs fell to 63.3 percent in March, the lowest such figure in nearly 34 years.

    BO has done wonders, hasn't he? The ONLY way he can get unemplpoyment down is to discourage even more of us from working - lowest participation rate in 34 years! He has taken us back to the Carter years. BO = Carter 2.0

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    April 5, 2013 10:09 a.m.

    I thought the economy was improving?

    Improving the economy, and lowering poverty would have happened with honorable leadership. This was preventable.

    This country should not be on its knees begging, and dying.