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#41 rjag

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:57 AM

I think we can thank Obama inpart for not blocking 18,000km of new pipeline in the US.... that sure goes a long way to make them an oil power while throttling our ability to grow our economy

#42 Mike K.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:59 AM

Not to disappoint you with facts but 2017 saw the slowest rate of job creation in years in the US. http://www.msnbc.com...umps-first-year


Not disappointed at all!

I thought you were going to tell us things are a disaster down there.

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#43 Mike K.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:00 AM

I think we can thank Obama inpart for not blocking 18,000km of new pipeline in the US.... that sure goes a long way to make them an oil power while throttling our ability to grow our economy


Absolutely.

Now we wait and see what the death of NAFTA will bring.

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#44 jonny

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:10 AM

It's nonsense at this point to claim Trump's policies have been some massive economic success. It would also be nonsense to claim they have been a disaster.

 

Three quarters reported GDP under Trump. Growth was 1.2%, 3.1% and 3.2%. This is decent but not exceptional.  Obama presided over 32 quarters.  7 were above the 3.2% growth rate that is now claimed to be exceptional (several were also much worse).

 

There is no real evidence (yet) that there has been any big change in growth under Trump. But we can at least say he hasn't screwed things up yet either - at least not on the economic front.

 

Facts are hard sometimes. 

 

2018-01-12 08_56_19-United States GDP Growth Rate _ 1947-2018 _ Data _ Chart _ Calendar.png

 

2018-01-11 15_07_37-United States GDP Growth Rate _ 1947-2018 _ Data _ Chart _ Calendar.png

 

For comparison, BC's GDP growth has averaged 3.5% over the past four years. Alberta's was 4% in 2017. 

 

http://www.rbc.com/e...orecasts/bc.pdf

 

Nowadays, 3.2% would be considered a torrid and somewhat unsustainable pace of growth. Will the MAGAns be so quick to give Trump the blame when things dip, or will they find yet another way to blame Obama?


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#45 jonny

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:12 AM

Now we wait and see what the death of NAFTA will bring.

 

Besides months and months of chaos on top of legal and economic uncertainty? Not much. 



#46 Wayne

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:52 AM

Besides months and months of chaos on top of legal and economic uncertainty? Not much.


Or another emotional breakdown by Freeland.

#47 Awaiting Juno

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:20 AM

Yeah, dasmo, why don't you consider running?

 

And say, where'd Awaiting Juno go? She hasn't been around since Xmas.

 

I'm here - been battling a couple of nasty colds/flu but now on then mend...


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#48 Mike K.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:46 AM

I'm here - been battling a couple of nasty colds/flu but now on then mend...

Ah, good to see you back!


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