Evolution of the American left

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  1. The graphic above is sad, but true.

  2. May 2013 was yet another below-average month for the Employment-Population Ratio.
    The worst month under Bush was better than the best month under Obama.

    2013_05 Employment in America - GOP vs DEM

    From January 3, 1995 to January 2, 2007, Republicans controlled a majority (2+ out of 3) of the House, Senate, and Presidency.

    During those 12 straight years (144 consecutive months) from January 1995 – December 2006, the average monthly Employment-Population ratio was 63.3%.

    President Bush and the Republican majority in Congress actually ended slightly above average at 63.4% in December 2006.

    From January 3, 2007 to present, Democrats have controlled a majority (2+ out of 3) of the House, Senate, and Presidency.

    During the last nearly 6.5 years (77 consecutive months) from January 2007 – May 2013, the average monthly Employment-Population ratio has been 59.9%.

    And during Obama’s pResidency, the average monthly Employment-Population Ratio has been 58.7%, and he hasn’t had a month above his average since August 2009.

    The worst month under Bush was better than the best month under Obama.

    Last month, May 2013, was yet another below-average month, even by Obama’s low standards, as the Employment-Population Ratio was 58.6%.

    If we had the same level of Employment-Population Ratio now as we had under Bush and the Republican Congress in December 2006, well over 11.7 Million more people would be employed.

    The difference (63.4% – 58.6%) is 4.8% of our civilian non-institutional population age 16 years+.

    If we had the same Employment-Population ratio now as we had in December 2006 (after 12 continuous years of the Republicans holding 2+ of the House, Senate, and Presidency), well over 11.7 Million more people would be employed right now!

    According to table A-1, the civilian non-institutional population age 16 years+ in March 2013 was 245,363,000.

    4.8% * 245,363,000 = 11,777,424

    Over 11.7 Million people who are not employed now, but would be if we had the same Employment-Population ratio now as we had in December 2006 when Republicans last controlled the House, Senate, and Presidency!

    I repeat:
    If we had the same Employment-Population ratio now as we had in December 2006 (after 12 continuous years of the Republicans holding 2+ of the House, Senate, and Presidency), well over 11.7 Million more people would be employed right now!

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