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Sorry I've been away for awhile, but I've been fighting off a pretty nasty virus. === With Mitt Romney looking more like the Republican nominee after yesterday's wins in Michigan and Arizona, I should examine one of President Obama's talking points against the Mittster, the one about how Romney wanted Detroit to go bankrupt. Here's the President:
Supreme Court Justices are sworn to uphold the Constitution Of The United States. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that we select Justices who have respect for that document. That's why it was fairly disturbing to discover that one particular liberal Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, does not think so highly of our Constitution:
We had a pretty good jobs report in January, with 243,000 jobs created. That's a good sign...but only if it continues. If we created 240,000 jobs every month, that would be 2.88 million jobs created over a year's time. Not too bad. If that continues for several YEARS, we'll be in decent shape, so I'm not going to get overly excited yet. Still, it's a good bit of news in what have been some bleak economic years.
Our economy is supposed to create jobs. That's normal. I looked at some jobs data going back through history, and every presidential administration since Calvin Coolidge has created jobs, with two exceptions - Herbert Hoover from 1929-1933 (the Great Depression), and Barack Obama. The only other President beside Hoover and Obama who didn't have net job creation during his first term was George W. Bush.