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by Mark5019 / November 21, 2006 9:41 AM PST

You will recall that just before the election a few weeks ago the media was chock full of stories about how bad our economy really is. The middle class was disappearing, wages were down, foreclosures were up ... and the people just knew that things weren't going well on the economic front.

That was then ... before the election. This is now.

Guess what? Yesterday The Christian Science Monitor informed us that we have experienced a brisk rise in American wages? Who would have believed it? Wages actually going up, you say? Not only are wages going up, but they're going up at a rate not seen since the 1990s.

Well, you've probably guessed by now that these wages really didn't start going up until after the election -- after the Democrats so soundly trounced the Republicans. You might have guessed that, but you would be wrong. We're just now learning that this incredible increase in American wages has been going on for a year! We're up over 4% over the past 12 months?

OK .. you know where this is going. Why wasn't this story told by the media before the 2006 midterm elections? Why wait until after?

You're kidding me, right?


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and that has what to do with what i posted?
by Mark5019 / November 21, 2006 5:30 PM PST
In reply to: boortz missed these

remember the skys falling

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they are news items from republicans or advocates
by WOODS-HICK / November 21, 2006 9:39 PM PST

of current republican policies that boortz neglected before and after the election.

was not the OP: "now they tell us"?

that aspect of the news of the economy is not necessary. if you got a raise, you would not have to be told. nation-wide word of mouth would be deafening.
were the items that he 'guesses'(he likes that word)were over-reported untrue?

remember: everything is rosy.

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and wasnt it the doom and gloom dems
by Mark5019 / November 23, 2006 4:35 AM PST

crying about the bad economy yup typical democrats lieing and there blind followers beleaving them

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I guess ford laying off 75,000 and Marsh laying off
by gearup / November 23, 2006 4:57 AM PST

5,000 and on and on are signs of a growing economy. Also a 12% rise in unemployment over last year at this time are all signs of things going well.

But on the other hand oil futures driving up the Dow are sure putting $$$$$$$$ in everyones hands.

On the other hand all of these things are part of a media conspiracy and dont reflect on the real state of the economy....sigh!

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(NT) and what does that have to do with what I posted?
by WOODS-HICK / November 23, 2006 6:19 AM PST
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