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    Trump welcomes government jobs report he once derided

    US President Donald Trump has hailed the federal government's latest positive job figures, which he once denounced as "phony" and a "joke".

    The US economy added 235,000 new jobs in February, Mr Trump's first full month in office.

    He retweeted a news report with the caption: "GREAT AGAIN".
    During a campaign speech last August, Mr Trump called the Department of Labor numbers one of the "biggest hoaxes in American modern politics".
    And the best part:

    Challenged about this contradiction at Friday's daily news briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Mr Trump believes, "they may have been phony in the past but it's very real now."
    Trump welcomes government jobs report he once derided - BBC News

    But Baghdad Bob Spicer might be in shit:

    Sean Spicer's quick twitter about jobs report may have violated a federal rule barring executive branch employees from publicly commenting on principal economic indicators for at least one hour after the official release time.
    It seems our friend, Ronny Ray-gun, in 1985, adopted a federal rule

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/b...ouse.html?_r=0

  • #2
    Trump is crowing about these numbers but he really needs to know that the numbers in each of the last two Februarys were better than his.

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    • #3
      "HA HA! It's funny cause he's a pathological liar...chuckle chuckle"

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      • #4
        Some people are dumb enough to believe anything, and they elected someone who is also dumb enough to believe or say anything.

        Are we winning yet?

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          • #6
            While its true that jobs numbers are lagging indicators its still a positive sign to go along with an undeniable adjustment in business confidence and optimism since the election. At this early stage I'd give them both a bit of credit. After 6-7 months, maybe a year for sure, if the numbers are still trending upward will the Dims give any credit to Trump at all?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CHEEZY08 View Post
              While its true that jobs numbers are lagging indicators its still a positive sign to go along with an undeniable adjustment in business confidence and optimism since the election. At this early stage I'd give them both a bit of credit. After 6-7 months, maybe a year for sure, if the numbers are still trending upward will the Dims give any credit to Trump at all?
              Slurp slurp slurp.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by CHEEZY08 View Post
                While its true that jobs numbers are lagging indicators its still a positive sign to go along with an undeniable adjustment in business confidence and optimism since the election. At this early stage I'd give them both a bit of credit. After 6-7 months, maybe a year for sure, if the numbers are still trending upward will the Dims give any credit to Trump at all?
                Business "optimism" isn't going to suddenly change national employment levels in the course of a month or two. There have been no specific policies or actions enacted by the Trump administration that can reasonably be tied to the health of the economy just yet. It's just more of the usual bloviating and posturing that we've come to expect from this crowd. If you're celebrating the current state of the economy, you're celebrating the Obama economy.

                Either way I'll have to search through my old posts (from the old account that I can no longer access thanks to the "upgrade", thanks Hoover). I'm pretty sure I predicted that the extreme skepticism we regularly saw from conservatives when it came to the jobs report would soften up quickly once an R was in the White House.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dirk McGurck View Post

                  Slurp slurp slurp.
                  Quality answer. Thats a "no" then I take it?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Zach11k View Post

                    Business "optimism" isn't going to suddenly change national employment levels in the course of a month or two. There have been no specific policies or actions enacted by the Trump administration that can reasonably be tied to the health of the economy just yet. It's just more of the usual bloviating and posturing that we've come to expect from this crowd. If you're celebrating the current state of the economy, you're celebrating the Obama economy.

                    Either way I'll have to search through my old posts (from the old account that I can no longer access thanks to the "upgrade", thanks Hoover). I'm pretty sure I predicted that the extreme skepticism we regularly saw from conservatives when it came to the jobs report would soften up quickly once an R was in the White House.
                    Well, as a business owner I can tell you that absolutely "optimism" plays a part in decisions. Certainly numbers are numbers and the bottom line is what it is but a general feeling of confidence and optimism goes a long way on whether or not I'm willing to pull the trigger on some stuff.

                    As mentioned, its a lagging indicator and Barry certainly deserves some credit but saying Trump deserves no credit for improving the business climate reeks of sour grapes.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CHEEZY08 View Post

                      Well, as a business owner I can tell you that absolutely "optimism" plays a part in decisions. Certainly numbers are numbers and the bottom line is what it is but a general feeling of confidence and optimism goes a long way on whether or not I'm willing to pull the trigger on some stuff.

                      As mentioned, its a lagging indicator and Barry certainly deserves some credit but saying Trump deserves no credit for improving the business climate reeks of sour grapes.
                      SO business owners that hated Obama acted like the sky was falling...Trump gets into office and hasn't even done anything yet and we're supposed to give him "credit" because those same business owners all of a sudden have optimism. OK...lol

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by stymiegreen View Post

                        SO business owners that hated Obama acted like the sky was falling...Trump gets into office and hasn't even done anything yet and we're supposed to give him "credit" because those same business owners all of a sudden have optimism. OK...lol
                        Ok, so what is the time frame in your eyes? 6 months? A year? If the numbers continue to show positive growth when does Trump get credit in your opinion?

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                        • #13
                          How about you wait until he actually does something that could be related to subsequent job growth?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by CHEEZY08 View Post

                            Ok, so what is the time frame in your eyes? 6 months? A year? If the numbers continue to show positive growth when does Trump get credit in your opinion?
                            The time frame depends on the actions he takes either through legislation or other means. And where are all the negative nancies that shit all over the jobs report under Obama because people left the labor force and all the other reasons the numbers were cooked? When do they give Trump the credit they never gave Obama for anything? A month? lol

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                            • #15
                              I just gave Barry credit twice in this very thread. Plus, as I recall, the "cooked" numbers I believe youre referring to are the unemployment numbers. I've mentioned before that the same method should be used for Donny as well: the real unemployment number before a positive or negative opinion is given.

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