Sunday, May 20, 2012

Republicans are absolutely awful job creators.

No surprises here.
During an election-year clash over which U.S. political party has the best prescription for curing unemployment, Democrats can argue that almost two-thirds of private-sector job growth in the past five decades came with them in the White House.

The BGOV Barometer shows that since Democrat John F. Kennedy took office in January 1961, non-government payrolls in the U.S. swelled by almost 42 million jobs under Democrats, compared with 24 million for Republican presidents, according to Labor Department figures. 
What I love about the accompanying chart is that even if you start '81, Democrats still win -- mostly because both Bushes were a total disaster.

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