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Posted: 9/6/2010 6:55:52 PM EDT
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/campaign-committees/117259-kaine-democrats-have-helped-the-economy-turn-a-corner

DNC chairman: Dems have helped the economy 'turn a corner'

By J. Taylor Rushing- 09/05/10 10:15 AM ET

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine said Democratic candidates should be proud to run on the party's economic record this fall, brushing aside concerns that both chambers of Congress could fall to Republican control.
Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," the former Virginia governor said the Obama administration has helped the U.S. economy "turn the corner" after nearly a decade of irresponsible fiscal policies, pointing to statistics that show the country's GDP numbers are growing.

"After nearly 20 months in a row of private-sector job losses, we've gained jobs in the private sector for eight months in a row," Kaine told Fox News host Chris Wallace. "There were some net losses over the summer because the Census [jobs] phased out. But we have the private sector growing again... We've had a net turnaround from negative to positive. It's clear that we have a long way to go, but we've just got to keep at this. We are climbing out of the ditch."

Kaine confirmed reports that President Obama plans to announce a package of stimulus legislation this week, and pointed to a bill to boost small businesses that has stalled in the Senate as proof that Democrats are trying to overcome GOP obstruction to jump-start the economy. The bill would increase lending options for small businesses and cut their capital gains taxes.

Kaine disputed any notion that Obama's push for tax cuts for businesses was a political "deathbed conversion," coming just two months before the November elections, noting that the president has included tax cuts in numerous pieces of legislation that he has pushed over the past year and a half.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 6:57:56 PM EDT
The only real raised number is govt spending which is counted as part of the GDP. However, that is being done with borrowed money and debt.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 6:59:03 PM EDT


It's a damned good thing the American public knows better.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:09:28 PM EDT
Poor timmy, he still doesn't have a fucking clue. At least in his new position he can no longer do any more damage to VA.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:11:46 PM EDT
Bizzarro world.


Every talking head is saying that the economy is slowing to nothing, even NPR.


Unreal. They've made it worse and worser yet.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:13:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2010 7:17:13 PM EDT by sav_carguy]
"After nearly 20 months in a row of private-sector job losses, we've gained jobs in the private sector for eight months in a row," Kaine told Fox News host Chris Wallace. "There were some net losses over the summer because the Census [jobs] phased out. But we have the private sector growing again... We've had a net turnaround from negative to positive. It's clear that we have a long way to go, but we've just got to keep at this. We are climbing out of the ditch."


Hmm. If this is true, why were there 472,000 NEW unemployment claims last week?

Do they expect me to believe that more than 472,000 people got off of unemployment and got jobs last week? After all, the only way to have a "net turnaround from negative to positive" is to have a greater number of people gaining jobs than losing them.


Why do I suspect that "someone" is being less than honest?

ETA- Isn't it still true that the "official" unemployment numbers do not consider the number of people who are "unemployed", yet are no longer receiving unemployment benefits?
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:14:06 PM EDT
Turn a corner, down a dark alley, where the Chinese banks are mugging us for our tax money.

Yeah. That's progress.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:14:22 PM EDT
Well, strictly speaking, circling the bowl is kinda like turning a corner.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:15:17 PM EDT


and what corner is that? To another deep drop?
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:17:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2010 7:18:29 PM EDT by Greenhorn]

How is there any corner in a descending linear line?
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:18:29 PM EDT
delusional fuck
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:20:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fatalerror113:
Well, strictly speaking, circling the bowl is kinda like turning a corner.


You stole my thunder.

I was gonna post: No corners here....



Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:22:27 PM EDT
they're delusional. Seriously, if they think they can come out and say they have been great stewards of the economy and think it is gonna make them win in November, they are just crazy.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:24:38 PM EDT
Turned a corner alright...turned down certain doom lane.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:25:46 PM EDT
WOW.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:26:46 PM EDT
X's
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 7:42:10 PM EDT
Don't know about the Dems in other parts of the country, but the Dems are responsible for the collapse of the economy in Calif. The Dems have pretty ran off all of the good paying tech jobs and replaced them with low-pay "Mac Jobs."
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 8:04:16 PM EDT
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