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Is the unemployment rate relevant/acceptable? Artsy libs & fans of colors & lights should love this pretty map?

Since what a President's done over three-plus years in Office has traditionally determined whether he’s reelected, the following linked graphic display provides a great visual representation of how the country has fared under Obama. Are record high unemployment, poverty levels, food stamp participation, a struggling economy, and unprecedented drop in the workforce participation rate on the minds of at least some voters this election? Progressives and supporters of this Administration are sure to love all the pretty colors and lights that are awesome on a map that promises to light up in a very different way this fall. Do you like the bright, light colors, or the handsome transformation to different hues? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwWGzQ_FUtQ&feature=related If you’re looking for BLS information updated through February, the following question might be of interest: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AuIoTMN8wu6vXiWltXulziXsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20120305162332AA92SBX Does the economy and employment picture still have an impact on your vote and the political mindset of those closest to you? Are we really going to let the media and liberal strategists couch the upcoming election as first and foremost about contraceptive and women's reproductive rights? Many of us believe jobs and the economy are what the election must be about. But if you're simply a fan of pretty colors and lights, please consider the map and deepening color shift an early St. Patrick's Day display, since we're well past Christmas now. Is employment and the current U.S. economy relevant to this election, or has the left fully sold its deception one more time to shift the political discourse? If you’d prefer a light hearted view, Steve Bridges is ready to provide that for you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH_a0cGVRmI&context=C4350bacADvjVQa1PpcFMYRZnXaZ1xCOxDhnjFZYLtbjPOzbRJ74k=

Asked By: Rocky Mountain Patriot - 3/8/2012
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Yep. That's an impressive lights display! Of course, if anyone stops to think about the meaning behind the transformation, it should make any honest American want to throw up... More
Answered By: Nature Girl - 3/8/2012
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ROCKY- Most people would have done worse given the circumstances. But the numbers are going down. Thank goodness. Its acceptable to me.
Answered By: Zodiac Man II - 3/8/2012
 
Yep, the Republican leadership said they would wreck the country rather than allow the President to lead. Looks like they are doing a good job of it.
Answered By: Nostrils - 3/8/2012
 
It isn't acceptable but it's moving in the right direction. Being from Colorado, I'm very happy with several initiatives that have helped our local economy that come directly from this administration. Solar, as I'm sure you know, is HUGE in the south now, the Denver Metro area is enjoying a nice tech/defense boom and... More
Answered By: Delt No.2 - 3/8/2012
 
Do conservatives suffer from amnesia? Are the Great Recession and the economic meltdown of 2008 strange concepts that you've never heard of before... More
Answered By: tribeca_belle - 3/8/2012
 
Elections are contests between candidates. Why would we think the economy will do any better under any of the Republican candidates. At the end of the last Republican administration the Dow was at 8,000 and the banks were about fail.
Answered By: Paul Jackson - 3/8/2012
 
Wow! Thanks for the links... More
Answered By: Josh H♥OTx - 3/8/2012
 
Great Bridges link... More
Answered By: who is #1? - 3/8/2012
 
The problem is, it's not clear that if McCain were elected instead of Obama that the economy would have been any better. Remember, the bad economy was an issue during the McCain-Obama election as well. So, I would say the reason the bad economy isn't as much of an issue now as it was 4 years ago is that it's not... More
Answered By: Brian D - 3/8/2012
 
Do you think any liberal/democrat noticed that the map changed or was it just ohhh, pretty? Thank for the Steve Bridges bit!!
Answered By: Sophie's daddy - 3/8/2012
 
I know that in 2004, when George W. Bush had us cooking along with an unemployment rate of 4.6% we were said to have "Full Employment" because they admitted that folks with home based businesses were counted as unemployed. Now, in order to be counted in the Obamaconomy, one must be actively looking, and Iit is obvious... More
Answered By: Billy Bob - 3/8/2012
 
The US is not under employed, they are behind the times... More
Answered By: MTR 2.0 - 3/10/2012
 
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