Bikini Graph – Beyond & Back

I set out to find an updated version of the Bikini Graph, made famous by Rachel @Maddow. Not only couldn’t I find an up-to-date graph, I couldn’t even find concise DATA that matched that of the original graph.

I had pulled most of my hair out, when I came upon a Bureau of Labor Statistics table that showed monthly job growth dating all the way back to January 2001. Serendipity, thou art my bestest friend.

I was more than a little surprised to see STACKS of negative job growth numbers for #Bush’s FIRST 2 1/2 YEARS! Behold, #GOP #job creation at work (CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW ENTIRE GRAPH):

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Expanded "Bikini" Graph, Job Growth 01-11

 

The data covers ALL non-farm jobs, so it does not match the original “bikini” graph. However, the point is JOBS, not economic indicators, so in that vein, ALL jobs MATTER.

@BarackObama is, surprise-surprise, actually making a silk purse from a sow’s ear. So, let’s focus on getting rid of #TeaQaeda & the rest of the #GOP, and let our President work in peace.

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