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September 9, 2010
Graph of the Day for September 9, 2010
"[President Obama has] created more jobs in this recession than George Bush did in eight years as President... [The stimulus] was too small at the time and everybody knew it was too small, but it was all they could get passed because of Republican opposition." Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President.
"Richard Trumka's leadership of the AFL-CIO is providing clarity and maintaining unity by showing how racism hurts all workers and by exposing corporate greed." Communist Party USA.
Source: St. Louis Fed/FRED, PAYEMS series.
Hoven's Index for September 9, 2010
Job gains during Bush's presidency (Jan. 2001 to Jan. 2009): 1,080,000
Job losses during Obama's presidency (Jan. 2009 to Aug. 2010): 3,238,000
Job gains when Republicans controlled the House of Representatives (Jan. 1995 to Jan. 2007): 20,689,000
Job losses since Democrats took the House (Jan. 2007 to Aug. 2010): 6,757,000
Votes for the stimulus (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009):
House Democrats: 246
House Republicans: 0
Senate Democrats & Independents: 57
Senate Republicans: 3 (Collins, Snowe, Specter)
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