Weekly Open Thread (2014-12-29)

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Here is your open thread for the week of December 29th, 2014. You may post random links and off-topic discussions here. Also, if you have an idea or a topic you’d like to see covered in an article, please make it known.

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About The Tim

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market. Tim also hosts the weekly improv comedy sci-fi podcast Dispatches from the Multiverse.


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    pfft says:

    6.7 million jobs so far.

    the private sector has done surprisingly well under Mr. Obama, adding 6.7 million jobs since he took office, compared with just 3.1 million at this point under President George W. Bush.

    The Obama Recovery

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    Blurtman says:

    RE: Ira Sacharoff @ – Turning Vietnamese, I hope we’re turning Vietnamese, I really hope so.

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    pfft says:

    Happy New Year!

    Since the day Obama first took office, the U.S. economy has created more than 5 million jobs; if you measure from the low point of the “Great Recession,” as the administration prefers, the number approaches 10 million.

    Even the Affordable Care Act — which Republicans still claim to want to repeal — turned out not to be the job killer that critics imagined.

    Economic facts get in the way

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    I’ve noticed the comments here and on Trulia and Zillow for Washington have been way down for several months. Hard to reconcile with the sales activity and prices. Maybe the Internet really is just a fad! ;-)

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