Originally Posted by Puffy
Well, I'll tell you what - you're in college right now, and I believe you will be graduating while Bush is in office. Once you get out and try to find a job let me know then if you're still glad.
I started school while Clinton was in office and the jobs within 6 months out of Tulane was 96%. I graduated when Bush was in office and the jobs out of my class were 80%. This past year they were 75%.
I know a lot of people disagree with me that Bush and the conservative policies affected my job market, but I talked to employers and I talked to firms who were not even hiring but rather downsizing and from what they told me it mattered.
There are people in my office who were getting 10%-20% raises before Bush and know my firm is around 5% - yet we have more clients then ever.
I'm just sayin, people can disagree and people can be happy, but this is what i've seen and I, for one, am not happy about My Country's direction.
Any economist worth his or her salt will tell you that Bush's policies have been a nightmare not only for the manual laborers and manufacturing workers, but also very much for skilled laborers, educated workers. The net job loss is the biggest indicator, but other elements (hiring practices, a whole host of other metrics) are contributing. People simply don't realize how badly the economy is going and how many people in the end his policies are going to effect.
But what I fear most is that the needle will be so buried after the next four years, that any Democratic philosophies brought forth by the Democratic candidate will be simply untenable. The Republicans are going to get their "unfixable system" that arranges the classes more distinctly than they've ever been in this country's history.