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(44,020 posts)
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 06:02 AM Tuesday

Latest great jobs report leaves GOP leaders at a loss for words


In fact, the closer one looks, the better the figures appear. Over 1.2 million jobs have been created so far this year, and if this pace keeps up, the United States will see roughly 3 million new jobs this year, which is extraordinary. Based on the latest data, American job growth across the first five months of 2024 is better than the first five months of any year of Trump’s presidency.

At a campaign rally in Nevada yesterday, the presumptive Republican nominee insisted, with apparent sincerity, “A hundred percent of the new jobs have gone to illegal aliens.”

Reality, of course, tells a very different story, but at least Trump said something. What did we hear from GOP leaders on Capitol Hill? In keeping with the recent trend, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Mike Johnson responded to the job numbers by saying literally nothing about the good news. No press releases, no tweets, and no public comments.

It appears that the American job market is so good, Republicans have literally found themselves speechless — again.
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(2,200 posts)
1. With the historic drop in crime
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 06:47 AM

Particularly murders and the long-ignored infrastructure projects going on, all this "American Carnage" may be too much for them to handle.

It must be all the immigrants taking the jobs and rebuilding our country.....


(17,239 posts)
4. Or is it Americans DO NOT want to work?
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 07:27 AM

But they are chomping at the bit as they complain that immigrants are taking their jobs away?


(11,416 posts)
2. trump said that the stock market would "collapse" if we elected Biden.
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 07:22 AM

We did, and it didn't.

Wrong again.


(46,664 posts)
3. GOP's traditional answer to Democrats' good job findings:
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 07:23 AM

Kill the Goose that lays the Golden Eggs.

Promise voters THEY will be MUCH BETTER if elected and allowed to pass their policies.

Reagan promised prosperity if he could drastically cut federal taxes.

Shrub had a budget surplus when he took office. But instead of keeping it for fiscal fitness, he gave it away in small checks. "It's YOUR money." He looked like Santa Claus.


(2,200 posts)
6. When I got my check
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 07:30 AM

Signed by shrub, I sent it off to the Florida Democratic Party with the hope of preventing a repeat of the 2000 debacle. Maybe it helped...sort of...since President Obama did win the state in 2008. It's been shit since, though. Now I wouldn't even step foot in the nasty-ass state.

Old Crank

(3,845 posts)
5. This also helps the general economy
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 07:29 AM

1.2 million new workers means more money flowing directly to businesses and savings.

possibly 3 million for the year. Added to the inclreases from the previous years that is a lot of incresed economic activity.


(70,897 posts)
7. But aren't we in a recession? Fox and the GOP just said so.
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 07:38 AM

“They” have to sell the lies because the truth is like salt to a slug to them.


(15,638 posts)
8. Watching my local news today...
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 08:31 AM

they had a story with the record breaking numbers of people travelling by air yesterday. All I could think of when I saw photos of all those people at the airport is, "I thought we were in a recession and that the price of eggs is prohibitive?"

However, the next story up was about how the election is "neck and neck" between the Convicted Felon and President Biden.


(4,852 posts)
9. It's like stephanie ruell says if the truth comes out in nobody hears it
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 08:39 AM

Doesn't matter... People need to hear this over and over again


(22,532 posts)
10. The GOP is disgusting. What do they want democrats to do? Roll over and accept massive job losses
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 01:40 PM

and a depressed economy so they can take the reins of government again? They already screwed up the Supreme Court by their jury-rigging the Supreme Court picks when they refused to confirm Garland for the Supreme Court...They tilted the scales and thus, they deserve nothing, no credit for nothing, no credit for the growing economy, the growing numbers of employed persons, COVID seems to be a lesser evil, and the world is once again, listening to the U.S. We're respected on the world stage. tRUMP ruined that w/ his foul mouth and proved that he is/was a terrible president, if not the worse ever.


(15,614 posts)
12. And, gosh, even with the "invasion" from the southern border going on, and crime rates dropping too
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 05:26 PM

It's almost as if Republicans have nothing to run on except the imaginary boogeymen of idiots.

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