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Question: If it was an election year, and you knew that the only way for your presidential candidate to win was if unemployment were to skyrocket, would you secretly hope for unemployment to rise?
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« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2012, 03:17:55 pm »
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Under present conditions? No, obviously not. But I can imagine hoping for higher unemployment if I though that it would help my candidate and his opponent were a genocidal maniac or something.
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« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2012, 09:21:12 pm »
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Your statement carries no merit.
The polls suggest differently.

is that a Bill Parcells quote in your sig?
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« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2012, 10:01:47 pm »
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No because I'm not an immature and horrible human being.
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« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2012, 06:04:44 pm »
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is that a Bill Parcells quote in your sig?
It's an Obama quote.
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« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2012, 06:11:07 pm »
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No because I'm not an immature and horrible human being.
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« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2012, 06:56:07 pm »
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Option 4.  I certainly want the economy to get better, but I don't want people to give President Obama all the credit and reelect him because of it.
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« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2012, 07:21:50 pm »
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I'd prefer for actual unemployment to go down and for the unemployment rate to go up. The best of both worlds - and not implausible. A recovering economy could make more jobless people look for jobs, thus increasing the U-3 unemployment rate. 
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« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2012, 07:54:54 pm »
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I'd prefer for actual unemployment to go down and for the unemployment rate to go up. The best of both worlds - and not implausible. A recovering economy could make more jobless people look for jobs, thus increasing the U-3 unemployment rate. 

Excellent dodge of the question.
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« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2012, 07:57:46 pm »
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Option 4.  I certainly want the economy to get better, but I don't want people to give President Obama all the credit and reelect him because of it.

So who deserves the credit in your opinion?
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« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2012, 05:15:39 pm »
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Option 4.  I certainly want the economy to get better, but I don't want people to give President Obama all the credit and reelect him because of it.

So who deserves the credit in your opinion?
I don't know, but it depends on a lot of factors.  You can't just blame or give credit to elected officials for those things.
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« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2012, 06:12:42 pm »
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Option 4.  I certainly want the economy to get better, but I don't want people to give President Obama all the credit and reelect him because of it.

So who deserves the credit in your opinion?
I don't know, but it depends on a lot of factors.  You can't just blame or give credit to elected officials for those things.

So public policy (enacted by elected officials) has no effect on things like unemployment and the economy?
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