Second straight month of weak hiring renews economic concerns, offers some cause for optimism

  • Article by: CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 7, 2014 - 8:20 PM

WASHINGTON — A second straight month of weak job growth renewed concerns Friday that the vigor displayed by the American economy late last year may be gone, at least for the moment.

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Rob7304Feb. 7, 14 2:59 PM

5 years of Obamanomics = 5 years of weak job reports. But nobody has caught on yet. $3.20 gas in the winter. Skyrocketing health insurance premiums. A national debt almost doubled. But shhh...quiet, let's not talk about that. Billions and billions of taxpayer dollars lost in green energy boondoggles, but let's talk about Romney's dog. Or a traffic jam in NJ. Ohh, I almost forgot - the war on women. Incomes down for women too. Is that the war on women too or just a pesky fact? And you can keep your doctor!

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boating77Feb. 7, 14 3:20 PM

Rob7304: the deficit is a third of what Obama inherited; insurance premiums may be up but insurance costs are down; unemployment has gone down with every report since the Recovery Act took effect; Gas is 3.20$ making a strong middle classs and economy; 95% of gdp growth has gone to the 1% - how can the economy grow when MOST Americans don't have money to spend and invest.

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avejoeconFeb. 7, 14 3:32 PM

Rob7304: the deficit is a third of what Obama inherited;--------No it's not. Bush's last deficit was 458 Billion. And Bush inheritted THAT from Obama because it was obama and the cohorts that were sending him the bills to sign.

insurance premiums may be up but insurance costs are down; ------Because no one can afford to go to the doctor, thanks to Obama's weak recovery.

unemployment has gone down with every report since the Recovery Act took effect;-------Not even close. It went UP from 8 to nearly 11%. And if you notice, every month the media explains that the ONLY reason UE is going down is because more people are sitting out and NOT even looking for work

Gas is 3.20$ making a strong middle classs and economy----Not sure how you make that leap

; 95% of gdp growth has gone to the 1% - how can the economy grow when MOST Americans don't have money to spend and invest.---------95% of the gdp growth goes to those that take risks and sacrifice. If you want the benefits, you have to take the risk. But the Dems have been telling everyone that the gov't will take care of them and so they get NOTHING!

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theagonybhoFeb. 7, 14 3:32 PM

The deflector in chief and his administration are an embarrassment to the nation. Real unemployment is at 11% 350,000 a week still filing for unemployment, lower monthly job creation and 6 straight weeks of losing stocks. I will give Obama this he found a way to lower gas, just have a lousy economy. Its all fake folks.

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bradleyhFeb. 7, 14 3:40 PM

Boating - Same play from the Liberal playbook. Blame everyone but Obama and the Democrats. This is the slowest recovery in history, but it's always someone elses fault. The excuses are getting old.

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dogmanFeb. 7, 14 3:56 PM

"Bush's last deficit was 458 Billion" -- you're terribly confused again, Joe.. Dubya left a $1.2 trillion deficit for the incoming president. Let's work on that before we address the rest of the confusion in your comment, shall we?

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rjr003Feb. 7, 14 3:57 PM

Boating77 : Let's get those talking points correct now. Like spinning the CBO report that ACA will cause more people to drop to part time so they get more subsidize's. So the admin spins.. see people will have to work less. The Job reports.. you left out the dirty little secret that the job participation rate is the lowest since the 70's. Oop's that doesn't completely agree with your liberal talking points.. or the nasty little bit of info on the national debt that Obama has added over 7 TRILLION too! Or that the middle class income is down significantly since this Prez took office.. but heck pull out the old major talking point.. it's Bush's fault! that one will work with most of you lemming's.. at some point you will wake up to the facts.. but why let them get in the way of the typical dribble of this admin's talking points.. we wouldn't want a government that actually works for the public would we?

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peanutmanFeb. 7, 14 4:04 PM

And the Republican 'trickle down' inherited economy continues to hang on thanks to our obstructionist republican House members and their 'boycott Obama at all turns' mantra.

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avejoeconFeb. 7, 14 4:23 PM

And the Republican 'trickle down' inherited economy continues to hang on thanks to our obstructionist republican House members and their 'boycott Obama at all turns' mantra.-------------It worked with Bush. 8 Million jobs created after bush cut taxes. It worked with CLinton, it worked pretty much every time taxes were cut. But, tell us, when has the trickle up poverty of Obamas ever worked.

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Rob7304Feb. 7, 14 7:08 PM

Boating 77, there are less people working full time now then when Obama was first elected prez! In the same period of time population growth has been 10 million! No wonder so many adults are living with their parents! Shovel ready turned out to be a shovel full of empty promises. But you can keep your doctor!!

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