Fox News viewers and pundits not too pleased with this fair and balanced thing

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    It is the only weapon we have that strikes enough fear to insure career employees perform their duties in a proper fashion without involving politics.
     
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      Absolutely Frozen, re-establish that violation of the "oath of office" is an act of treason like it is intended to be.
       
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      I have found that many on left struggle with the concept of wealth creation and view the economy as a zero sum game. I have occasionally spoken to some claim they don’t think that, but when you break down their beliefs you find they really do. As long as so many of them think this way (and good luck educating them), there will always be this major divide with many calling for socialism.
       
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        I still disagree. he wasn't a failure. he achieved what he wanted to achieve. luckily he and his ilk were extremely lazy and didnt achieve much.

        jobs and a growing economy just wasn't one of them
         
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          We can vote out elected politicians although jail time would be great to see for some of them. It's damn near impossible to fire a career government employee. They get lazy and/or establish their own little fiefdoms within their department and manipulate too many things. Similar to what some tenured teachers get away with.
           
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            I dont know. When was the last time we made out?
             
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              I dont agree. It depends on how the economy is structured. If it is monopolistic or oligopolistic, there are inefficiencies and the consumer and competitors will lose out. Also with taxes. If you cut taxes, you can create winnets and losers by how they are structured. What I am tending to look more at rather than GDP growth or unemployment numbers is the survey that tracks what % of America can come up with X $s for an emergency. That statistic will tell me what politicians are doing for the middle class. Currently, 40% of Americans cannot come up with $400 for an emergency. I bet the number would jump to 60% if the amount was $1000.

              This is horrible. This tells me the politicians have failed. Prices have kept on jumping higher, but wages haven't kept up. Because it is more profitable to hire Chinese and Indians, and politicians refused to protect the American middle class. Thats not gonna work and the middle class is about to collapse. Everytime there is some middle class wage growth, the Fed shuts it down with increased interest rates- claiming its fights inflation. Its actually fighting wage growth. So then the middle class is screwed. GDP and stock market can grow at the same time as the middle class shrinks. Currently, if middle class wages get too high, corporations will outsource or automate. So the middle class will eventually die if something is not done.
               
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                :lmao2:

                Says he has an "economics degree".

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                If I were one of the world's last obamanomics apologists, I would probably try to come up with a stat to use other than GDP growth, wage growth, and job growth also.

                and I guess I made up stats as good as any.
                 
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                  Ummmm...inflation is at near zero for the last 2 years and wage growth has increased more in that time than in 20 years.....minority wage growth is at 10% over the last 18 month's....Try again.
                   
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                    Corch liked that thought. Unsurprisingly.
                     

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