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Who knew economics could be this sexy? Well, at least more sexy than photos of politicians in their underwear.



  1. Patricia wrote:

    I’m curious — don’t those manly job numbers coincide with a period in our history of having lots of gov’t funded R&D?

    Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 9:01 am | Permalink
  2. Mad Hatter wrote:

    I always wondered why they called George W. “Stubby”. Now I know….

    Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 9:33 am | Permalink
  3. Falkelord wrote:

    Anthony Weiner’s Anthony Weiner

    also penis. But seriously. Clinton’s job growth wasn’t as large as Johnson’s? I find that hard to believe.

    Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 11:15 am | Permalink
  4. Jason Ray wrote:

    @Falelord – Clinton sufferred from the continued major job losses in domestic manufacturing, so while a great many new jobs were created old ones were permanently lost, hence the total percentage.

    I don’t know if anyone has done the analysis (they probably have, but I didn’t find it on a quick search) that has this same graph but with new jobs created as opposed to total growth rate. That would be interesting. As would the graph that breaks out job growht/loss in government from the private sector.

    Any Republican is going to look at this and claim Republican president’s numbers look low because they eliminated wasteful government spending and lazy government workers, which brings their total down 🙂

    Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 11:44 am | Permalink
  5. No u wrote:

    If anyone cares, PolitiFact did this last year….numbers are different, but generally baseball park to these

    Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Permalink
  6. Jason Ray wrote:

    I was told today by a Conservative blogger that it is a “proven fact” that Politifact is slanting information to support liberals and is a “left wing managed disinformation campaign” that should be ignored. He cited as his “proof” a Smart Politics analysis by Eric Ostermeier revealed from approximately December 2009 to February 2011, of the “Pants On Fire” statements that Poltiifact researched 76% were made by Republicans and 22% were made by Democrats.

    *wait for it*

    I guess he did not consider that maybe the Republicans were just lying more often.

    Friday, June 17, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Permalink
  7. Iron Knee wrote:

    Jason, I’m totally cracking up at that. Reality definitely has a liberal slant!

    Friday, June 17, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Permalink