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    wdrath

    The public sector shed jobs because the Feds didn't give the states the assistance a financial downturn requires.  Unemployment would be in a much better place and Republicans know that.  They did nothing after 2010, ostensibly to reign in out of control spending, but it was really because they know government spending does have positive effects on growth and wanted to make as many people miserable and pissed off as possible for 2012.  It almost worked, too.  If they nominated someone like Huntsman or Daniels, Obama would have been a one termer.

    Or maybe I give them too much credit, because the plan requires a candidate that can actually win an election, which seemed to be a secondary concern in the primary.  Perhaps destroying jobs in the meantime was just a side effect of being obfuscating assholes by nature.

    There is truth on all sides. The question is how much.

    by slothlax on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 09:35:20 PM PST

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