Employment Correlated with Party Control

Chrissy’s Site Bites:  http://news.webshots.com/photo/2615024450056011884VJGGBo

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Graph from Bureau of Labor Statistics @ http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS12300000

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Filed under Democrats, Republicans, U.S. Senate, Unemployment

6 responses to “Employment Correlated with Party Control

  1. chrissythehyphenated

    You know how I like to read URLs? Take a look at the end of the link for this graphic … VJGGBo. Very Jiggy Barack Obama. Google “jiggy” … it has a lot of meanings and most of them are pretty funny in this context.

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  2. Ting

    That is not a pretty picture, but it ought to clarify a few things.

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  3. Just seeing this now, and I really like that graphic. Thank you for superimposing the majority party info on the BLS graph. Looks great!

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Thank YOU for encouraging and helping me to find this format. It took a while, but I think the combination of the bars underneath and the pale colors with party symbols behind really nails the message.

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  4. “the combination of the bars underneath and the pale colors with party symbols behind really nails the message.”

    I agree!

    I’m honored to have played even a small part in helping to communicate the truth behind the economic downturn and lack of recovery.

    Anyone who “blames Bush” fails to see that:
    1) The Bush Tax Cuts of 2003 turned a downturn around… what had been decreasing employment in the wake of the Dot Com bust and the 9/11 attacks turned around once the 2003 Bush Tax Cuts were signed into law, and became increasing employment. And increasing employment meant increased revenues from payroll taxes. So, even though tax rates were cut, the Government brought in MORE revenue than before.

    2) What had been increasing employment from mid 2003 to the end of 2006 immediately ceased when Democrats took majority control. At first, employment flatlined, but then started a steady descent.

    3) There has been no recovery.

    4) With gas prices on the rise, the outlook for the near future is worse, not better. Rising fuel prices cause rises in expenses and prices of practically everything else. Businesses will not have resources to hire more employees, and rising costs will be passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices. The employment to population ration is likely to get WORSE, not better, as we progress through 2012.

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  5. Chrissy, could you make a new graphic, exactly like the one above, but just using the following graph as the starting point?

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