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maybe we are indeed looking at a recession

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maybe we are indeed looking at a recession

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gurugoose Report This Comment
Date: February 11, 2009 04:57AM

what about the 1930s
Onyma Report This Comment
Date: February 11, 2009 01:37PM

On this graph the numbers wouldn't be applicable for the 30's. This graph deals with job losses by count based on the fact the population of the US hasn't changed excessively last 2 decades. Going back to the 30's however the population has changed dramatically so the numbers of jobs lost would not really be comparable. What would be comparable would be a percentage of jobs lost then and now and that would make for an interesting graph.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: February 11, 2009 05:46PM

How about 1982? Bad downturn then. My hours were cut in '82, I was laid off in '91, and I'm once again out of a job in '09. Gotta love it.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: February 11, 2009 07:16PM

Sorry to hear that buddy disappointed smiley

Here's a thought .... you could come to Texas, work for me and we could starve together. Like they say, misery loves company smileys
with beer

smoking
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quasi Report This Comment
Date: February 11, 2009 07:47PM

Thanks, but I've got to stick around here to look after my mom. My daughter just moved to Conroe, though, and my youngest son will soon be reporting to Lackland AFB for basic training.
hahaha Report This Comment
Date: February 11, 2009 11:25PM

Quasi, you are right. 1982 was indeed a hard recession. If people are interested in the chart showing more than just the last three mild recessions, I suggest you check out the following page:

[www.williampolley.com]
Lexx Report This Comment
Date: February 12, 2009 09:38AM

From what I see the current recession is still in the early stages of the previous 2. We are still in the downturn phase and of course it looks a lot worse because we are dealing with inflation issues and the spike in oil prices we had and it looks really bad.

I just hope it does what happened before and their "stimulus package" somehow actually helps and we bottom out and see the upward turn soon.

Just look at how many promises Obama has already broken. I think he actually did make the right decisions for the most part and the campaign promises were made in ignorance just to get elected. It's really no different from what most all the previous presidents have done. I think we are all going to have to "bend over and unclench" and deal with some higher taxes in the future or our country is going to be so deep in debt we will never have a prayer of even paying half of it off.


*edit* oops I was thinking dollars not jobs. I think a lot of those jobs are lost for good with the situation a lot of these companies are in. What I think should happen is the government and the auto industry somehow breaks the back of the UAW unions and get's their wages and benefits more on par with the other car companies. Then we need to stop outsourcing jobs just because labor overseas is cheaper (that would require a lot of government intevention) and get those jobs we lost back in our country.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/02/2009 09:43AM by Lexx.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: February 13, 2009 07:19AM

I hope all the pork in this stimulus bill helps with our economy. Eating pork always makes me feel better.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: February 13, 2009 11:27AM

that bullshit "stimulus" plan is nothing more than campaign payoffs. yawning
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jgoins Report This Comment
Date: February 15, 2009 06:21AM

Let's just hope this is not the beginning of the end.