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Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Treasury Department, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Social Security Administration

JOBS - At the end of President Bush’s first term, total non-farm employment in the U.S. consisted of 104,000 fewer jobs than when he took office in January 2001. At the end of President Obama’s first term, total non-farm employment in the U.S. consisted of 970,000 fewer jobs than when he took office in January 2009.

UNEMPLOYMENT - At the end of George W. Bush’s first term the U-6 unemployment rate was 9.3 percent, up from 7.3 percent in January 2001. At the end of President Obama’s first term, the real unemployment rate, meaning the number of unemployed or underemployed Americans, was 14.4 percent or 23 million people, up from 14.2 percent in January 2009.

DURATION - During President Bush’s first term, the average duration of unemployment was 17 weeks. During President Obama’s first term, the average duration of unemployment was 34 weeks.

PARTICIPATION - At the end of President Bush's first term the labor force participation rate was 65.8 percent, down from 67.2 percent. At the end of President Obama’s first term, the labor force participation rate was 63.7 percent, down from 65.7 when he took office.

FOOD STAMPS - In January 2005 roughly 25 million people participated in SNAP. About 17 million participated in the program in 2001. Under Obama, individuals on food stamps grew from 32 million to 47 million.

DISABILITY - In 2004, the last full year of Bush’s first term, roughly 7.2 million people received disability benefits. The number of individuals receiving U.S. Social Security disability insurance payments in 2012 was 9 million.

GDP - The total increase in U.S. GDP during the first four years of President Bush was 9.4 percent. The total increase in U.S. GDP during the first four years of President Obama was 5.9 percent.

DEBT - At the end of President Bush’s first term the U.S. national debt was 64 percent of gross national product. The U.S. national debt was $7.6 trillion or roughly $26,000 per person. At the end of President Obama’s first term in office the U.S. national debt was more than 100 percent of gross domestic product. The U.S. national debt was more than $16.4 trillion, more than $52,000 per person.

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JimmyMack commented on Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 17:37 PM

Hi Tot. Seems you have learned to copy and paste. This can be done ad infinitum if one wishes. It is however usually used to illuminate ones point in his or her blog. In other words, show where the words came from or who authored them. Otherwise it will be considered plagiarism. I mean, those words above did not COME FROM YOU, did they?

We all can read newspapers, web-sites, other newspaper columns, etc. But what this site seems to cultivate, is personal and authentic viewpoints from individuals who may or may not hold different perspectives.

JimmyMack commented on Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 17:44 PM

You could just give the link along with your thoughts rather than posting the whole message from another source(s).

Other wise, we will all maybe end up just posting entire articles from other sources. And I don't think that is the function of this site.

gacpl commented on Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 19:20 PM

Sources:
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis,
U.S. Treasury Department,
U.S. Department of Agriculture,
U.S. Social Security Administration

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 at 06:10 AM

JimmyMack, I understand what you are saying.

That is why I posted it as I did by Labeling it as coming from Herman Cain and leaving the last line of Cain's post which identified where Cain got it from, which was Clark Barrow on twitter @ClarkBarrow.

And gacpl saw the sources in the first paragraph.

Thank you both for your observation and commentary.

I certainly did not intend to give the impression of having created the piece.

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 at 06:17 AM

I suspect that Herman Cain is still a contender for elected office on the National level.

I would love to see him become President.

He has a track record of success in business and finance.

Unfortunately the biased media will paint him unfavorably.

And those who vote for hand outs will eagerly vote for the likes of an Obama.

JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 at 08:22 AM

@gacpl. Yeah I saw that. My inference was intended as a request to Tot to show HIS opinion along with his post. I meant no disrespect.

@TOT: Don't count Herman out yet. As smart as he is the man is capable of learning how the process works having gone thru one spin of the wheel. He is articulate and offers up resolutions to problems.

timeontarget commented on Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 at 16:04 PM

Cain is stepping up the Facebook activity.

It will be interesting to observe this.


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