Dems Plan Pivot to Jobs

Bahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. *wipes tear*

No, really, they mean it this time. Having done all that America requires of them on spending cuts and debt reduction, it's gonna be all jobs, all the time. Which in true Democratic form requires spending bills...

This is via Politico's Playbook, a morning news email that provides pretty good intel on what the other guys are up to.

Dems want to change the subject fast, and polls show the need to talk more about jobs. Party officials say jobs will be their key message in August, followed by Hill action after Labor Day. Many Democrats fear the budget fights of this year have distracted from the issue that will be central to voters in the fall of 2012 - and officials want to get Paul Krugman off their backs.

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A Senate Democratic official tells Playbook: "There is nothing stimulative or jobs-based in this final deal that got struck. That's unfortunate, but it also gives us an opening in September that we can say, 'We've met you halfway and passed a huge, historic debt-reduction measure. Now it's time to do something for jobs.

Newsflash for Senate Democratic officials: restraining the Obama Administration's over-regulation of businesses, large and small, will allow them to create jobs. Continuing to let the President regulate the life out of job creators will continue to net you the historic unemployment rates that have become a hallmark of progressive governance.

The July jobs report will be out Friday...

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 07:29 AM



Comments

1 Continuing to let the President regulate the life out of job creators
will continue to net you the historic unemployment rates that have
become a hallmark of progressive governance.
That's not what the textbook says!

Posted by: Barky O-Master of the Universe at August 02, 2011 07:35 AM (yrGif)

2 FYNQ

Posted by: House GOP at August 02, 2011 07:36 AM (veZ9n)

3 A sniper-like focus on jobs, the Democrats hav- OH LOOK, LIGHT BULBS TO BAN!

Posted by: Tom In Korea at August 02, 2011 07:40 AM (OXB7R)

4 Commie-crats are nuts

Posted by: tarpon at August 02, 2011 07:41 AM (MoWf3)

5 Anyways, back on track, the Democrats will surely focus on unemplo- TIME FOR SOME GUN CONTROL

Posted by: Tom In Korea at August 02, 2011 07:41 AM (OXB7R)

6 officials want to get Paul Krugman off their backs.

Unleash the Krugman!

Posted by: nickless at August 02, 2011 07:42 AM (MMC8r)

7 Democrats get a bit distracted by pet issues, but I'm sure getting the economy bet- TIME TO CHANGE HEALTHCARE SOME MORE

Posted by: Tom In Korea at August 02, 2011 07:42 AM (OXB7R)

8 For every thing,
Turn, turn, turn...

Posted by: sherlock at August 02, 2011 07:42 AM (81ia8)

9 Weekly Census! Everybody count everybody else! Problem solved.

Posted by: Gen. Sir Harry Paget Flashman, VC at August 02, 2011 07:43 AM (Bte6c)

10 But seriously folks, the Democrats will pivot to jobs rig - GAY MARRIAGE! DON'T FORGET GAY MARRIAGE WE NEED GAY MARRIAGE NOW!

Posted by: Tom In Korea at August 02, 2011 07:43 AM (OXB7R)

11 they won't change their approach, they'll just change the narrative.It will go something like; "Evil tea partiers destroyed our credit rating and took our eye off the jobs ball to fight this silly debt limit war. They're irresponsible and extremist nihilists that want to destroy America...bla bla".

Posted by: mark c at August 02, 2011 07:44 AM (SBIko)

12 It occurred to me yesterday that this debt deal, with the threat of a commission inflicting higher taxes in the near future, is going to keep the employers going soft-Galt continuing to do so, ensuring that hiring goes nowhere for the foreseeable future.

Posted by: nickless at August 02, 2011 07:45 AM (MMC8r)

13 The Dems are masters at appearances. Do you think that they care that their policies are anathema to job creation? It's the sound bites and buzz that counts.

Fuck, they trotted out America's favorite vegetable (Gabrielle Giffords) for the house vote on the debt ceiling. Is that not the height of pandering and message over substance?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at August 02, 2011 07:47 AM (LH6ir)

14 We've met you halfway and passed a huge, historic debt-reduction measure. Now it's time to do something for jobs.

Am I the only one who read this as them wanting to do another 'stimulus'?

Posted by: Dave C at August 02, 2011 07:50 AM (rus4r)

15 http://tinyurl.com/3pym2rl

Posted by: Manny Cleaver at August 02, 2011 07:50 AM (QpiBw)

16 Fuck, they trotted out America's favorite vegetable ...
Harsh, but ultimately on point.
I keep trying to tell myself they can get no lower, but this is the same bunch of scum that used Ted Kennedy's brain cancer to rally support for medi-facism.

Posted by: Chariots of Toast at August 02, 2011 07:52 AM (tk5O7)

17 Posted by: Tom In Korea at August 02, 2011 07:41 AM (OXB7R)

It is about time we got serious about gun control. Those NRA types have turned our cities into virtual bloodbaths, what with their AK-47s and all. Going after people with FFLs that sell guns illegally should really help make us all safer, and it will mean I have to hire even more second tier government lawyers--presto more jobs (that's not counting the lawyers I have already hired to shred documents and erase disk drives one step ahead of Rep Issa'a toothless committee)!

Posted by: Eric the Black not Eric the Red at August 02, 2011 07:53 AM (yrGif)

18 People are being boiled alive in NY. Clearly it's time for ecoterrorists to take it to the fical terrorists.

Posted by: CPT Celsius at August 02, 2011 07:55 AM (bZ8J6)

19 Former Enron Financial Adviser Paul Krugman.

Posted by: AoSHQ Stylebook at August 02, 2011 07:55 AM (GTbGH)

20 The idiots on ABC nightly news interviewed Pelosi last night.. She was blaming the GOP for distracting her and the Dems from concentrating on jobs full time! What an old hag..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 02, 2011 07:58 AM (Wm4Mf)

21 Posted by: Eric the Black not Eric the Red at August 02, 2011 07:53 AM (yrGif)

Excellent point. Most illegal gun purchases go through legally licensed dealers. The number of illegal gun transactions between criminals is trivial.

Posted by: Progressive on the short bus at August 02, 2011 07:58 AM (LH6ir)

22 I'm sure all they will have to do is pass a law or rule requiring all businesses hire just one more person. Snap your fingers, easy as pie. Heck, that's all it took to change the business model of every health insurer yesterday. You know, when they required them all to offer free contraception with no copays.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 02, 2011 07:59 AM (ENKCw)

23 My boner=useful

John Boner=useless

Posted by: Mr Pink at August 02, 2011 07:59 AM (SFPgT)

24 Yes. let's have that conversation. We can;

-Roll back egregious regulations that are killing businesses like EPA Regulations Democrats have put in place that are stifling jobs in that sector

- Repeal Obamacare which is killing the ability for small businesses, our growth engine, to hire and expand

- Repeal most of the Democrats Dodd-Frank Bill which is killing the financial sector

- Lower the business tax rate which is one of the highest around

That's just for starters.

Posted by: Marcus at August 02, 2011 08:00 AM (CHrmZ)

25 Upsurge in hobo population + Internet pron addiction = Hobo pron = Jobs, jobs, jobs! Problem solved.

Posted by: But what about midget pron? at August 02, 2011 08:00 AM (bZ8J6)

26 We took our eye off the ball on Jobs to fight this war of choice on the Debt Ceiling.

Posted by: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Elusional) at August 02, 2011 08:01 AM (agD4m)

27 Ipredictthat the party with all thepowerin DC is going to be able to lay the blame for job losses at the feet of the minority party. It will be a full court press in the mediato put 87 freshman house members behind the curtain pulling all the levers for the last 2+ yrs. Dem control of both houses since 2006 will be completely forgottten.

Posted by: mark c at August 02, 2011 08:04 AM (SBIko)

28 You know, when they required them all to offer free contraception with no copays.

Posted by: GnuBreed at August 02, 2011 07:59 AM (ENKCw)
I think you are on to something. I will be issuing an Executive order that requires all employers to have 51 employees. Presto--more jobs, and more people with bamacare. Twofer!


Posted by: Barky O-Master of the Universe at August 02, 2011 08:05 AM (yrGif)

29 The debt deal was a jobs killer cuz it, like- will fictionally reduce pork a couple of years from now. The poor, the elderly, women and children hardest hit. We need higher taxes to create jobs. I'm paraphrasing, but his is what those asshats are saying.

Posted by: Stunned by stoopidity at August 02, 2011 08:06 AM (bZ8J6)

30 They are also saying this bs hurts the middle class...uh since when did the middle class start getting gov handouts?

Posted by: Mr Pink at August 02, 2011 08:08 AM (SFPgT)

31 We will win the future by committing ourselves to further job-creation and emphasizing our shared values to ensure all U.S. Americans have 40 crackers and some gruel!

Posted by: Shirley Jacks On Lee at August 02, 2011 08:09 AM (d4vjp)

32 Posted by: Stunned by stoopidity..

Sure it is.. the talking points have gone out..

1. This deal hits women and children and the elderly hardest (although it doesn't even make any real cuts for years!)

2. This fight has distracted us from the real problem - making jobs for America! (which they are totally unable to do)

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 02, 2011 08:10 AM (Wm4Mf)

33 Honestly, anything that "distracts" these fuckers is a good thing.

Posted by: Mr Pink at August 02, 2011 08:11 AM (SFPgT)

34 There are 60 days until the gov't will shut down for want of a budget for fiscal 2012. Dems are throwing out the jobs marker, not only to forstall spending cuts, but to actully tax and spend more. Stand back and enjoy the show. We have a front row ticket to the end of the Democratice party and the doom of Barky's 2nd term.

Posted by: Popcorn! Get your popcorn here! at August 02, 2011 08:11 AM (bZ8J6)

35 The only jobs they're pivoting to are their own. It's all campaign, all the time from now til Nov 2012. I think I'd rather be Rosie O'Donnell's gynecologist than endure the longest campaign season in the history of the world.

Posted by: Ms Choksondik at August 02, 2011 08:13 AM (sVk8z)

36 I think I'd rather be Rosie O'Donnell's gynecologist than endure the longest campaign season in the history of the world.Posted by: Ms Choksondik at August 02, 2011 08:13 AM (sVk8z) Here's you'll need my +4 Mace of Spider Slaying

Posted by: Go with God at August 02, 2011 08:17 AM (bZ8J6)

37 I think I'd rather be Rosie O'Donnell's gynecologist than endure the longest campaign season in the history of the world.

You know what would bother me the most?

The echo.

Posted by: nickless at August 02, 2011 08:18 AM (MMC8r)

38 I like their laser-like focus...
... and the cut of their jib...
... and the crease of their pants.

Did I leave anything out?

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at August 02, 2011 08:19 AM (jx2j9)

39 "and passed a huge, historic debt-reduction measure"

The lying from BOTH parties and their respective media mouthpieces is in full swing. Yeah, historic debt reduction, that's what it was.

Posted by: Chi-Town Barry at August 02, 2011 08:19 AM (+Kxpv)

40 I think I'd rather be Rosie O'Donnell's gynecologist ...
Make sure you have a 10 x10 strapped across your ass and a strong man on belay.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 02, 2011 08:20 AM (sbV1u)

41
POTUS is always the face of the economy.

That view is usually divorced from reality, but it is more than fair in this case. Help keep it that way.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at August 02, 2011 08:20 AM (cbyrC)

42 since when did the middle class start getting gov handouts?
Since Medicare A,B,and D and Social Security to name just a couple.

Posted by: mark c at August 02, 2011 08:21 AM (SBIko)

43 Jobs ain't happenin' under Obama. No way, no how. He and his czars have essentially no business experience or are ideologically contra-capitalism. They're not about to change stripes even had they the desire.

The answer to our recession/depression is Obama et al. out of office and government. American business will not exhale a moment sooner.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 02, 2011 08:21 AM (r4t7/)

44 The left's entire premise regarding job creation is a fallacy.

Government does not create jobs. Government creates a fertile field in which the private sector creates jobs based upon the laws of supply and demand.

Every time a democrat says "we need to create jobs" it only serves to remind us that they have no idea what they are talking about. If $800 billion in stimulus did not create private sector jobs, why should more stimulus now? CEO's will not expand their payrolls based upon temporary stimulus - period.

Posted by: Bill Mitchell at August 02, 2011 08:23 AM (uVlA4)

45 Make sure you have a 10 x10 strapped across your ass and a strong man on belay.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 02, 2011 08:20 AM (sbV1u)


and a space suit and a power washer.

Posted by: Ms Choksondik at August 02, 2011 08:23 AM (sVk8z)

46 5000 Years ago, Moses said to Israel, " pick up your shovels, mount your asses camels and I will take you to the promised land "When welfare was introduced Roosevelt said, "lay down your shovels, set on your asses, and light up a camel this is the promised land, " Today the government has stolen your shovels, taxed your asses, raised the price of camels, and mortgaged the promised land to China

Posted by: Krazy Kat at August 02, 2011 08:23 AM (A23u6)

47 Why don't the Democrats just save a step and send checks for $200,000 a piece to every unemployed person right now?

Posted by: Bill Mitchell at August 02, 2011 08:24 AM (uVlA4)

48
Did I leave anything out?
Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at August 02, 2011 08:19 AM (jx2j9) ... and their gravy toss.... and the foamfrom their mouths.Sorry, my first inclination was to go obsene, but I dialed it back.

Posted by: NTBEWWTDTP at August 02, 2011 08:24 AM (bZ8J6)

49 Posted by: nickless at August 02, 2011 08:18 AM (MMC8r)

The smell.

Posted by: Typical disgusting moron at August 02, 2011 08:24 AM (LH6ir)

50 The left will NEVER let go of Keynes. Never. It is their economic global warming. They trust their models over the actual facts.

Posted by: Bill Mitchell at August 02, 2011 08:24 AM (uVlA4)

51 and a space suit and a power washer.
Posted by: Ms Choksondik at August 02, 2011 08:23 AM (sVk8z)
I understand that the full HAZMAT decon during GYN appointments is covered under Rosie's insurance. She'll probably lose that under Obamacare.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 02, 2011 08:25 AM (sbV1u)

52 Yes sir! Some good old shovel ready union jobs! That's the ticket.

Posted by: Case at August 02, 2011 08:25 AM (0K+Kw)

53 If you nail someones foot to the floor he'll pivot.
If you nail both their feet and clamp something around their neck they'll be a pivot.
Then if you club them so hard they pull some of the floor up they're a divot.


Posted by: Anger Management, AARRGGHH!! at August 02, 2011 08:26 AM (pnDL7)

54 Wasn't Biden suppose to keep up with all those shovel ready jobs that were promised? Where the money went. And all of that. I never heard his report.

Posted by: Case at August 02, 2011 08:28 AM (0K+Kw)

55 Then if you club them so hard they pull some of the floor up they're a divot.


Posted by: Anger Management, AARRGGHH!! at August 02, 2011 08:26 AM (pnDL7) Best golf joke not involving my ball in the rough.

Posted by: Tiger Wu at August 02, 2011 08:29 AM (bZ8J6)

56 Nice fluff article on the UBL killing in the New Yorker. Obviously mostly leaked by Obama's guys to fluff-up his defense credentials and make him look presidential.

I didn't work.

I was actually laughing out loud in my office reading how the author tried to say that Obama felt the plans and strategies for getting UBL were aggressive enough. Sure thing there Mr Community Organizer, now military expert.

Bwahahahahahahahahahahah. HeHehe. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Posted by: Marcus at August 02, 2011 08:29 AM (CHrmZ)

57 epubdownloading.com scam syphilis ripoff impotence naked pictures of hele thomas

Posted by: nickless at August 02, 2011 08:30 AM (MMC8r)

58 #53 And right on cue, Obama is meeting with the AFL-CIO executive committee today, which is, of course, closed to the press.

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 02, 2011 08:30 AM (Fo83G)

59 "were NOT aggressive enough.

Sorry I was laughing too hard.

Posted by: Marcus at August 02, 2011 08:30 AM (CHrmZ)

60 This "Compromise" will/has to/is designed to lead to Tax Increases. Either that or massive devastating cuts to Defense. Neither one is good for creating yobs by the way.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 02, 2011 08:31 AM (i6RpT)

61 We have a front row ticket to the end of the Democratice party and the doom of Barky's 2nd term.
Vhy don't you admit it? He's too much of man for you. I know. You're going to need an army to beat him! You're finished. Fertig! Verfallen! Verlumpt! Verblunget! Verkackt!

Posted by: Lilly Von Shtupp at August 02, 2011 08:33 AM (sbV1u)

62
Spending has nothing to do with whatever aims are used to justify it.

Spending is the exercise of power. Spending is how a politician leaves his mark on the world. Spending is how a politician affirms his ability to lord it over us proles.

Boehner got his Pell grants.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at August 02, 2011 08:35 AM (cbyrC)

63 "There is nothing stimulative or jobs-based in this final deal that got struck. That's unfortunate, but it also gives us an opening in September that we can say, 'We've met you halfway and passed a huge, historic debt-reduction measure. Now it's time to do something for jobs get rid of all that BS and spend some money."
FIFY

Posted by: Sean Bannion at August 02, 2011 08:35 AM (sbV1u)

64 Well I'm hoping that this is something other than "jobs created or saved". As I recall, that didn't exactly have a happy ending.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at August 02, 2011 08:35 AM (jx2j9)

65 How are we suppose to build our High Speed Rail now that the Tea Party has cut all of our money out of the budget? Those would have been good paying union jobs for half the country.-Donk message.

Posted by: Case at August 02, 2011 08:37 AM (0K+Kw)

66 There will be no budget showdowns part of the deal deems the FY 12 and 13 budgets already passed.

Also, I think that the Dems should make Giffords their leader at least they know she has half a brain.

Posted by: blaster at August 02, 2011 08:37 AM (Fw2Gg)

67 Government does not create jobs. Government creates a fertile field in which the private sector creates jobs based upon the laws of supply and demand.Every time a democrat says "we need to create jobs" it only serves to remind us that they have no idea what they are talking about.
Absolutely correct, Mr. Mitchell. Top notch work.

Posted by: Chariots of Toast at August 02, 2011 08:37 AM (tk5O7)

68 Hey! I have an idea for some jobs! They could create this program, see? And all they have to do is use a little stimulus money... on the QT, see? And they could go out and buy these guns, see? Without anybody knowing about it, see? And they could sell them to Mexican drug cartels, see? No. Never mind the reason. It doesn't have to make any sense. See?

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at August 02, 2011 08:40 AM (jx2j9)

69 Comrades, all is well according to Bloomberg.com:
Confidence in Obamas Economy Rising for Frustrated Employees
Frustrated employees are voluntarily quitting their jobs at the highest level in almost three years as confidence they will find another stabilizes, even with unemployment at about 9 percent for more than two years.
Almost 2 million Americans quit their jobs in May, a 35 percent rise from the lowest level in January 2010, according to the Department of Labor. An increase in employees switching jobs is a signal of increased confidence in the labor market and the overall economy, according to Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James Associates Inc., a brokerage firm in St. Petersburg, Florida.
When the economy is rebounding, workers are more likely to quit their jobs to take another, Brown said, commenting after last weeks report that the U.S. economy grew less than forecast in the second quarter.

Everything is just soooooo dandy that people are quitting their jobs. All hail Barry the Magnificent and his wonderful economy!! And if I were Scott Brown's boss, I'd fire his sorry stupid ass in a second

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 02, 2011 08:42 AM (1Jaio)

70 Boehner got his Pell grants.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at August 02, 2011 08:35 AM (cbyrC)
I thought that we had gone past earmarky type things!Boehner might have gotten his Pell grants, but all I got was this lousy shaft!

Posted by: Hrothgar at August 02, 2011 08:42 AM (yrGif)

71 The only way Democrats can stimulate job growth is if they stop being Democrats. So Dems... if you truly care about the economy and jobs, then do the only effective thing you can do: resign.

Posted by: weew at August 02, 2011 08:43 AM (7RbIF)

72 71

That's a lot of crap packed in a bag.

Posted by: nickless at August 02, 2011 08:44 AM (MMC8r)

73 I want this obscene monstrous federal beast to fail, and the fastest way to make that happen is to emulate Connecticut on jobs.

Posted by: Bob Saget, teabagging debt zombies from Mordor at August 02, 2011 08:48 AM (F/4zf)

74 #71 How many of those "frustrated employees" quit because they were near retirement age and decided to take Social Security early? How many quit because spouse making more money got transferred, and they had to leave? How many took a government job because they thought it had more long-term security? How many quit to be hobos?

How do we know they were "frustrated?"

Posted by: Miss Marple at August 02, 2011 08:48 AM (Fo83G)

75 These people cannot be escorted out of the halls of Washington fast enough.

Posted by: Fritz at August 02, 2011 08:50 AM (/ZZCn)

76 Bloomy is always hilarious.

To whit: "Debt Deal Puts US on Austerity Path...."

Bahahaha...that there is some painful austerity!

Posted by: Lizbth at August 02, 2011 08:50 AM (JZBti)

77 Frustrated
employees are voluntarily quitting their jobs at the highest level in
almost three years as confidence they will find another stabilizes, even
with unemployment at about 9 percent for more than two years.

Green Shoots!

Posted by: desperate liberal pundit at August 02, 2011 08:54 AM (sOXQX)

78 Blaster, good pick-up. I was getting ready to post that same point. So there goes another hill to die on, thank God we have the one with the election on it.

Posted by: mastour at August 02, 2011 08:54 AM (kTTiP)

79
A USA Today article from June 23rd about new unemployment claims: "Applications have been above 400,000 for 11 weeks."

To the best of my knowledge, people who voluntarily leave jobs cannot claim unemployment.

Gangrene is not a green shoot.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at August 02, 2011 08:55 AM (cbyrC)

80 I think next week I'll be able to send some more money as I may have extra work. My friend Patty promised me a blow job.

Posted by: Navin Johnson at August 02, 2011 08:56 AM (bZ8J6)

81 You really make it seem so uderstandable with your presentation but I find this topic before really hard to understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me.

Posted by: Always a Witch AudioBook at August 02, 2011 08:56 AM (Q9YsD)

82 Folks, no employment problems here.

Posted by: Clowns and Mimes DC Local #101 at August 02, 2011 08:56 AM (/ZZCn)

83 So is it safe to say they'llfollow Obama's lead and focuslike a laser on the issue?
[/sarc]
It amazes methat gubmint types can't grasp the simple fact that TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT is to blame for lack of jobs, not the other way around.
Oh wait, did I say that amazes me? I meant it doesn't amaze me at all.

Posted by: MWR, proud Tea Party Hobbit at August 02, 2011 08:58 AM (4df7R)

84 82 I think next week I'll be able to send some more money as I may have extra work. My friend Patty promised me a blow job.
Posted by: Navin Johnson at August 02, 2011 08:56 AM (bZ8J6)


That Patty sounds like a sweet girl!

Posted by: Navin's Dad at August 02, 2011 09:00 AM (sVk8z)

85 58
Nice fluff article on the UBL killing in the New Yorker. Obviously
mostly leaked by Obama's guys to fluff-up his defense credentials and
make him look presidential.
Posted by: Marcus at August 02, 2011 08:29 AM (CHrmZ)

Before the President returned to Washington, he posed for photographs
with each team member and spoke with many of them, but he left one thing
unsaid. He never asked who fired the kill shot, and the SEALs never volunteered to tell him.
Because they all knew who pulled the trigger - twas Barky himself.

And his line was badly misquoted; here's the true transcript:
For Allah God and countryMe, Me, Me Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo.

Posted by: No Whining at August 02, 2011 09:00 AM (YAJZH)

86
Pivot back to jobs. And how to destroy them.
Jobs in the crosshairs.

Posted by: Minuteman at August 02, 2011 09:01 AM (hbAPu)

87 Here's more good and unexpected news from Bloomberg.com:

Consumer spending in the U.S. unexpectedly dropped in June for the first time in almost two years as a slump in hiring caused households to retrench.
Purchases decreased 0.2 percent, after a 0.1 percent gain the prior month, Commerce Department figures showed today in Washington. The median estimate of 77 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News called for a 0.1 percent increase. Incomes grew at the slowest pace since November and the savings rate climbed.
The lack of jobs combined with wage gains that have failed to keep pace with inflation raise the risk of further cuts in consumer spending

So in one article the genuises tell us that the economy is doing so well that people are voluntarily quitting their jobs and in the next consumer spending is down because of a"slump" in hiring and wage stagnation.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 02, 2011 09:02 AM (1Jaio)

88 Blaster, good pick-up. I was getting ready to post that same point. So
there goes another hill to die on, thank God we have the one with the
election on it.

He who fights and runs away lives to run another day.

Posted by: pragmatic socialist republican at August 02, 2011 09:02 AM (sOXQX)

89 83
You really make it seem so understandable with your presentation but I
find this topic before really hard to understand. It seems too
complicated and very broad for me.Posted by: Always a Witch AudioBook at August 02, 2011 08:56 AM (Q9YsD)

Look, everybody! It's 'curious', and she's a witch!

Posted by: No Whining at August 02, 2011 09:02 AM (YAJZH)

90 wow, that I could google "job losses" and come up with this site. truly a "sign of the times".

was thinking, just based of recent news, that we could come up with a number for job losses on our own.

Posted by: curious at August 02, 2011 09:03 AM (k1rwm)

91 We need to focus on jobs, but only after focusing on - MY WEINER!

Posted by: A. Weiner at August 02, 2011 09:03 AM (hbAPu)

92 It would take some work but I bet you could literally find "dems/Obama pivot to jobs" headline from MSNBC/CNN/NYT/WAPO/ABC/CBS etc.... from every single month of Obamas presidency.

O/T - Was on a techsite and the issue of Asian influence over gaming came up and someone responded "sounds like a Nazi comment" a guy responded "it was a joke give it up gramps" and noone else chimed in..... yep the left has smothered the race issue.

Just like they when ever someone (even Whoopie) hears "sex offender" or "rapist" they try to quantify if it means the real monster those words used to mean or the overdone hyperbole of the modern left. Oh well..... hey its just the innocent actual victims that get ignored right? so why should the instutional left give a shit when they are about to finish a century long project to yoke America with a statist government a Marxist economy and a culture of ignorance and self shame. Those rape/racism/ victims can take one for team marx!

http://twitter.com/#!/ShiggzKenobi

Posted by: Shiggz at August 02, 2011 09:05 AM (v8Pb8)

93 They are already pushing the meme that this year's state budget cutting by all thse mean Republican governors is what has slowed down the growth. Who knew that state bureaucrats were such a huge economic engine in America? All this time I thought it was manufacturing and technology.

Posted by: rockmom at August 02, 2011 09:05 AM (lSyyU)

94 Consumer spending in the U.S. UNEXPECTEDLY dropped in June for the first time in almost two years as a slump in hiring caused households to retrench.

Purchases decreased 0.2 percent, after a 0.1 percent gain the prior month, Commerce Department figures showed today in Washington. The median estimate of 77 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News called for a 0.1 percent increase. Incomes grew at the slowest pace since November and the savings rate climbed.

The lack of jobs combined with wage gains that have failed to keep pace with inflation raise the risk of further cuts in consumer spending.

***************

I think the word Bloomberg meant was VOLUNTARILY.

Posted by: Ms Choksondik at August 02, 2011 09:06 AM (sVk8z)

95 35
The only jobs they're pivoting to are their own. It's all campaign, all
the time from now til Nov 2012.Posted by: Ms Choksondik at August 02, 2011 08:13 AM (sVk8z)

True dat.

Posted by: No Whining at August 02, 2011 09:06 AM (YAJZH)

96 I've learned a little something about running a businessworking with the county. We have given up. The government wants too much and does not trust the individual to run a business anymore.
Listening to democrats talk about jobs - they don't get it. They want more money in teacher union coffers. Democrats hate competition and vouchers, school choice because it frees poorer kids from bad public schools. The left love their bad public schools and insist we simply pay more for the same crap. See Atlanta schools for details.
The left don't understand jobs or freedom or providing something. They only understand graft.

Posted by: Lemon Kitten at August 02, 2011 09:07 AM (0fzsA)

97 Sheila Jackass-Lee says they're going to "read the bill, read this moving target, on national TV."

Violent rhetoric?

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party terrorist, and proud of it at August 02, 2011 09:08 AM (UOM48)

98 The goal of Barack Hussein Obama and the modern Democrat/Communist Party is to manage the intentionally engineered decline of America.

Posted by: obvious at August 02, 2011 09:09 AM (9c5/H)

99 The left rages about school choice vouchers, which makes education more like food stamps where people can shop where they want rather then wait for the government truck to drop off whatever/whenever the hell it feels like.... that "vouchers" are considered a "controversial" position in 2011 says just how stuck in last century Marxist thinking they and their followers really are.

Posted by: Shiggz at August 02, 2011 09:10 AM (v8Pb8)

100 I doubt you'd find anyone even on food stamps who would want to go back to the old of waiting for a government truck to drop by their allotments.

Posted by: Shiggz at August 02, 2011 09:11 AM (v8Pb8)

101 cramer on squawk box spinning fast.

Posted by: curious at August 02, 2011 09:11 AM (k1rwm)

102 I understand Wall Street is programming in a bad number for Friday, maybe this the Dims attempt to get in front of it.

Posted by: Jean at August 02, 2011 09:12 AM (ICwOo)

103 These cocksuckers want to improve employment? Repeal BammyCare. Lacking that there won't be a fucking bit of positive news.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 02, 2011 09:13 AM (zsvKP)

104 So, what happens when they realize the debt ceiling increase wasn't enough to last until after the elections?

Posted by: Heorot at August 02, 2011 09:16 AM (Nq/UF)

105 So, what happens when they realize the debt ceiling increase wasn't enough to last until after the elections?

They can lie their way through a few months.

Posted by: nickless at August 02, 2011 09:17 AM (MMC8r)

106 These cocksuckers want to improve employment? Repeal BammyCare. Lacking that there won't be a fucking bit of positive news.
Yep. 'Tis so.

Posted by: Chariots of Toast at August 02, 2011 09:17 AM (tk5O7)

107 105
These cocksuckers want to improve employment? Repeal BammyCare. Lacking that there won't be a fucking bit of positive news.

This. Exactly what's keeping my husband from hiring.

Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party terrorist, and proud of it at August 02, 2011 09:22 AM (UOM48)

108 101The left rages about school choice vouchers, which makes education more like food stamps where people can shop where they want rather then wait for the government truck to drop off whatever/whenever the hell it feels like.... that "vouchers" are considered a "controversial" position in 2011 says just how stuck in last century Marxist thinking they and their followers really are.
Posted by: Shiggz at August 02, 2011 09:10 AM (v8PbI think you're on to something. We need to start calling vouchers "Education Stamps", and maybe the proles who are affected by the lack of "choice" (another lefty sacred buzz word) will see the connection and start demand them.

Posted by: A. Weiner at August 02, 2011 09:23 AM (hbAPu)

109 Off sock. and "demanding"

Posted by: Minuteman at August 02, 2011 09:25 AM (hbAPu)

110 The democrats want public education to belike foodstamps. So true!

Posted by: Lemon Kitten at August 02, 2011 09:26 AM (0fzsA)

111 Please let them try this. Because every proposal will have more and more government spending. They can't imagine any possible way to "create" jobs that doesn't involve more government spending. Here's my prediction, it'll be: More unemployment benefits (only in the mind of a leftist does this create jobs), infrastructure spending (how is a guy who can't get any work as a drywaller going to get a job running heavy equipment?) and re-training (the 40-year old drywaller isn't going to beat out the Indian on visa no matter how much training he gets in computer programming).

And if the Stupid Party takes a moment of sanity, they'll just use this as an opportunity to continue the debate over government spending.

All we have to do is say, "suspending such and such needless regulation will create X number of jobs and won't cost a dime in new spending."

Posted by: Jimmuy at August 02, 2011 09:29 AM (W789i)

112 Posted by: Jane D'oh, Tea Party terrorist, and proud of it at August 02, 2011 09:22 AM (UOM4

Nice try. He isn't hiring because he is a racist and wants our first post-racial president to fail. Clipping coupons and hanging out at the club isn't the same thing as working for a living. One of these days you clingers will figure out that you don't own the country. Whatever you may have built is the property of the country, not the individual. Our time will come! But you are too busy complaining about Obama and his enlightened policies to do anything constructive.

You should be ashamed!

Posted by: Lucy'sRabbit (NJProgressive) at August 02, 2011 09:33 AM (LH6ir)

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Posted by: irongrampa at August 02, 2011 09:42 AM (ud5dN)

114 Run, Rick, run!

Posted by: Y-not at August 02, 2011 09:49 AM (5H6zj)

115 We have always been pivoted to creating new jobs.

Posted by: 1984 at August 02, 2011 09:56 AM (4q5tP)

116 Sorry that should read to finding ways to use our awesome new credit limit to buy our ways into renewing our own jobs come election time. Money talks you know!

Posted by: The Demorats at August 02, 2011 10:25 AM (du74H)

117 Psst, Barry, Boeing wants to hire a few thousand in S.C. Might wanna start there. Maybe offset some of the NASA jobs you cut in favor of Planned Parenthood and cowboy poetry.

Posted by: The Schwalbe : at August 02, 2011 10:26 AM (UU0OF)

118 Yep, they're getting right on that jobs problem.From Hot Air...
The U.S. economy won a temporary reprieve with the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) announcement last week that new ozone standards, which had been slated for this summer, will be delayed. The EPAs reconsideration of the ozone standards it set in 2008 and issuance of more stringent standards violate all three of the fundamental values EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson pledged to honor: science-based policies and programs, adherence to the rule of law, and overwhelming transparency.
This enormously expensive regulation is unsupported by scientific evidence, violates the Clean Air Act (CAA), and appears timed to evade ongoing judicial review of the rulemaking process. Even the EPAs estimate that the new rule will impose up to $90 billion in compliance costs annually severely understates the impact on economic development and jobs in communities where attainment of the new standards will be impossible. Congress should make the EPAs temporary postponement of its new ozone standards a permanent one.
[snip] A study by Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI estimates that strengthening the ozone standard to 60 ppb could cost the U.S. economy more than $1 trillion per year between 2020 and 2030, and destroy 7.3 million jobs. http://tinyurl.com/3toysxx

Posted by: Deanna at August 02, 2011 10:28 AM (aWtdc)

119 There's a post on the EPA and their new ozone killing policies that will, of course, outlaw lightening and eliminate jobs.

Which makes me wonder.... do Democrats understand the meaning of the word "create?"

One hand is screaming "create jobs" while the other is gleefully killing jobs.

Perhaps the entire government needs treatment for multiple personality disorder.

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Posted by: jason at August 02, 2011 10:31 AM (DKPVx)

121 I love the "thou shalt provide birth control for 'free'" regulation they passed in the teeth of this sh*t storm. That'll help.
We all know that the government pays top-dollar for these things. The insurance companies will be hiring scads of people with all of that extra dough.
Nice work Barry.

Posted by: RobM1981 at August 02, 2011 10:33 AM (qlIZh)

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They are also saying this bs hurts the middle class...uh since when did the middle class start getting gov handouts?

Posted by: Mr Pink at August 02, 2011 08:08 AM (SFPgT)

According to them, the middle class is made up entirely of union public employees. Everyone else is either (ultra) rich or poor.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at August 02, 2011 10:42 AM (pdRb1)

123
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Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at August 02, 2011 10:47 AM (qwK3S)

124 This enormously expensive regulation is unsupported by scientific evidence, violates the Clean Air Act (CAA), and appears timed to evade ongoing judicial review of the rulemaking process. Even the EPAs estimate that the new rule will impose up to $90 billion in compliance costs annually severely understates the impact on economic development and jobs in communities where attainment of the new standards will be impossible.
That's just nitpicking, isn't it?

Posted by: Lisa Jackson at August 02, 2011 10:48 AM (4q5tP)

125
It's a three letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 02, 2011 10:50 AM (qwK3S)

126 [snip] A study by Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI estimates that
strengthening the ozone standard to 60 ppb could cost the U.S. economy
more than $1 trillion per year between 2020 and 2030, and destroy 7.3
million jobs.

You have got to love our government. Trying to regulate ozone down to immeasurable levels while at the same time pimping electric cars and high speed rail (electric trains).

electric motors emit ozone

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at August 02, 2011 10:54 AM (pdRb1)

127 I love the "thou shalt provide birth control for 'free'" regulation they passed in the teeth of this sh*t storm. That'll help.
We all know that the government pays top-dollar for these things. The insurance companies will be hiring scads of people with all of that extra dough.
Nice work Barry.
Posted by: RobM1981 at August 02, 2011 10:33 AM
I loved how the article said this was a good thing since we don't want unplanned pregnancies. Then in the next paragraph said most unplanned pregnancies were because the woman forgot to take the pill. So we're paying for something they probably won't use.

Posted by: Deanna at August 02, 2011 11:03 AM (aWtdc)

128 If Democrat politicians knew how to make jobs, they wouldn't have become politicians. Instead they sneer at anyone who enters government with a history of business success, or even have friends in business.

Posted by: Socratease at August 02, 2011 11:46 AM (m7q2m)

129 I will be issuing an Executive order that requires all employers to have 51 employees.

And I'll do it alphabetically to be fair:

American Airlines
Boeing
Con Edison
...

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Posted by: sherlock at August 02, 2011 11:59 AM (thr9V)

130 As long as Republicans grow a spine and talk about how democrats policies are eliminating those jobs. At the rate both groups of idiots are going we're all going to be lucky to be able to drive japanese tourists to freaking mcdonalds.

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So what happened to that "focus like a laser" shit on jobs?

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