How did we go from losing 700k jobs a month under Bush to gaining over 60k under Obama?

Bush had 8 years to destroy the economy, yet Republicans won't even let Obama have more than 2 years to fix it.

Should we elect Republicans again so that one day we can face another prospect of economic collapse? Is this how Republicans want to take our country forward?


Actually, the last month Bush was in power is when we were losing 700, 000 jobs a month.

Obama took that and reversed it. So things are not getting worse, despite what Republicans like to say.

Update 2:

I can see a lot of people on here don't pay attention to the news.


ment employment fell by 121,000, reflecting the departure of 114,000 temporary

Census 2010 workers from federal government payrolls. Total private employment

continued to trend up modestly over the month (+67,000)."

So we actually gained 64, 000 private jobs in August.

Update 3:

Obama himself never promised that the unemployment rate would stay under 8%.

17 Answers

  • Best Answer

    We GAINED 46,281 a month under Bush - including the times Bush fiscal policy was NOT in effect.

    Under Bush fiscal policy we GAINED 203,762 jobs per month.

    Since Democrats have run the purse we've LOST 157,721 jobs per month.

    Under Obama we've LOST 156,368 jobs per month.

    Only liars and retards ever say "Bush had 8 years to destroy the economy" or ACTUALLY CLAIM as you just did that GAINS = "economic collapse."

    Actually, the last month Bush was in power fiscal policy was under Democrat control.

    As you can see, Obama CONTINUED the Democrats' monthly JOB LOSS average almost exactly

    Obama himself never promised that the unemployment rate would stay under 8%. His personally hired and directly supervised cabinet leaders said between 8% and 9% if we DIDN'T adopt his polices. Obama himself said as high as 98.5% if we DID. (not a typo - 98.5%)

    Source(s): All figures from Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Rick31
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    We have gone from 7% unemployment to 10% under Obama. What kind of math do you use to derive those numbers? Jobs are being lost daily, and more are being lost than gained for a net loss every month under Obama. Census jobs are temporary and part time.

  • Chin T
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Flatlines: Obama's Job Loss Program Gets Worse—50 Million Americans Uninsured in 2009

    Posted September 17, 2010

    Yesterday, the Census Bureau indicated that 50.7 million Americans were uninsured in 2009, up from 46.3 million in 2008. Specifically, the number of people with private health insurance dropped to 253.6 million from 255.1 million—the first year that the number of people with health insurance has decreased since 1987.

    When President Obama signed the $1 trillion stimulus bill in February 2009, he promised unemployment would not exceed 8 percent. Since then, unemployment has been above 9 percent for 16 consecutive months and at one point, hit a 27-year high of 10.2 percent. Today’s Census report found that the percent of people who had employment-provided coverage dropped to 55.8 percent in 2009—the lowest level of employment-provided coverage since 1987. Since most Americans get their health insurance from their employer, President Obama’s job loss program has caused millions of Americans to lose their health insurance when they lost their jobs.

  • peachy
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Playing with facts and figures like a good little sheeple? Fact is that the jobs gained are not substantial jobs...just a temporary fix. But, the current administration likes to throw out these figures to a willing audience so they can eat them and regurgitate them over and over again until the minions say (aaaaah obama....aaaaaah obama...).

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  • 9 years ago

    We didn't. HAHAHA the only jobs that were created under Obama were the ones given to fellow democrats in exchange for a promise not to run against him! LOL good try though. Here's a better question for you..........." When is Obama going to begin taking responsibilty for what is his, instead of blaming "the previous administration"?

  • 9 years ago

    Jobs have steadied and increased under obama, lots of misinformation on Y! A

  • 9 years ago

    the part time census jobs he created did not fall under "over 50K per year"

    what were the other jobs he created?

  • Yoda
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Yes, they talk as though when they were in power the economy was in great shape. Those that have a memory longer than a goldfish will know that it was the Bush republicans that destroyed the american economy. Obama has a hard job as he is attacked for problems he inherited. Republicans should be ashamed of their record and not throw the first stone as they are doing.

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    WOW! your not even worth talking to.

  • 9 years ago

    RINOS suck. Democrats suck. Obama has done more to destroy the country than RINOS did. Vote them all out - Libertarians in 2010 and 2012.

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