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  • On Sun, 7 Feb 2016, 8:59pm PST in Why do republicans deny an obvious recovery?, Bellingham Bill said:

    Is IMO a pretty good graph comparing big pictures.

    red is 70% of the age 15-64 age population and blue is jobs

    this shows that the late 70s were the most happy in terms of job expansion -- the steepest upslope in the blue line -- but working age population was growing so fast (median boomer turned 20 in 1975) unemployment was relatively high.

    graph also shows that now is about as good as the Bush Boom years, though this is bit deceptive since it doesn't capture age 65+ still working.

    The FRED only data I have is that age 65+ is now 15% of the population and 25% of them (non-disabled, with disability is 7.5%) are still working:

  • On Sun, 7 Feb 2016, 8:46pm PST in Why do republicans deny an obvious recovery?, Bellingham Bill said:

    Bush's two mideast wars + tax cuts pretty much destroyed the Federal budget picture, yes.

    Reagan's defense spending boom didn't help matters here, either.

    real (2015 dollars) defense spending.

    And in response to the rise in post 9/11 offensive actions, Bush got tax cuts through the GOP Congress.

    Funny logic, that.

    (daaamn, the Reagan build-up was equal to TWO Vietnams)

  • On Sun, 7 Feb 2016, 1:29pm PST in Predictions for 2016 election, Bellingham Bill said:

    tatupu70 says

    You, on the other hand, have the crazy idea that young adults aren't as intelligent as seniors.

    wisdom, on the other hand . . .

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