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Administration Shrugs Off Negative Jobs Report
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 July 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 07/06/2012 10:45:16 PM PDT by John Semmens

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the official unemployment rate remained above 8% for the 41st straight month. The picture for Black unemployment was even more discouraging bumping up in June to over 14% for all ages and to over 39% for those aged 16-19.

The White House cautioned that voters should not place too much reliance on any one monthly report, but should look at the longer term trend. “A narrow focus on jobs misses the bigger picture,” Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Alan Krueger said in a written statement. “Over the last three years more than 3 million workers have escaped the drudgery of wage slavery by joining the ranks of the compensated disabled. On top of this, another 4 million have simply dropped out of the workforce. These tremendous gains in the opportunity to enjoy more leisure time are not adequately accounted for in the official unemployment numbers.”

“Let's not lose sight of the fact that work is a disutility,” Krueger wrote. “People only do it because they feel they have to. I think we need to give the President some credit for helping a growing number of Americans to overcome this feeling. He's reduced some of the economic pressure by putting more people on food stamps than any other president. And his robust display of enjoyment of leisure activities like golf—where he has played more rounds than his four predecessors combined—has helped lower the social stigma of taking it easy.”

“The fact is, if the seven million who have left the workforce over the last three years were still under the delusion that they had to get jobs, the official unemployment rate would be over 11%,” Krueger observed. “So, by promoting leisure the President has actually lowered the official unemployment rate by 3% since 2009.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Opinion/114542-2012-07-06-semi-news-a-satire-of-recent-news-july-8-2012.htm


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: craptire; leisure; notworthreading; obama; satire; stupid; unemployment; wasteoftime

1 posted on 07/06/2012 10:45:23 PM PDT by John Semmens
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2 posted on 07/06/2012 10:46:52 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

November will be here soon enough and we will see how much they shrug off the employment numbers.


3 posted on 07/06/2012 10:49:25 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: John Semmens
"Over the last three years more than 3 million workers have escaped the drudgery of wage slavery by joining the ranks of the compensated disabled. On top of this, another 4 million have simply dropped out of the workforce. These tremendous gains in the opportunity to enjoy more leisure time are not adequately accounted for in the official unemployment numbers.”

Hah! That was a great line. Almost on par with Nancy Pelosi's statement that unemployment was good for the economy...

4 posted on 07/06/2012 10:54:59 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: John Semmens

Should’ah posted this in the afternoon to reel em in.

Pretty funny.


5 posted on 07/06/2012 11:02:59 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: John Semmens

Careful, John, they’ll be after you to write their talking points...(8^D)


6 posted on 07/06/2012 11:35:30 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: John Semmens

I agree, would’ve been better in the morning or afternoon, but regardless this is very good.


7 posted on 07/06/2012 11:51:11 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: Smokin' Joe; John Semmens
Careful, John, they’ll be after you to write their talking points...(8^D)

Satire? The Los Angeles Times must be quoting you.

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-analysis-impact-of-jobs-report-on-presidential-contest-minimal-20120706,0,1588749.story

8 posted on 07/07/2012 12:41:24 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: John Semmens

There will be a ‘Plus One’ addition in November. Let’s see Zero shrug that off!


9 posted on 07/07/2012 1:34:33 AM PDT by Gaffer (NOVEMBER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: John Semmens

There will be a ‘Plus One’ addition in November. Let’s see Zero shrug that off!


10 posted on 07/07/2012 1:34:42 AM PDT by Gaffer (NOVEMBER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: John Semmens

There will be a ‘Plus One’ addition in November. Let’s see Zero shrug that off!


11 posted on 07/07/2012 1:34:42 AM PDT by Gaffer (NOVEMBER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: John Semmens
The White House has said those exact same words 30 times over the last three years.30 Times? Give me abreak!!!!! LOL

‘Don’t Read Too Much Into it’: June Jobs Report Marks 31st Time the White House Advises Voters to Ignore Data

Stuck on stoopid:

May 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is helpful to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.”

April 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is helpful to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.”

March 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, and it is helpful to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.”

February 2012: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report; nevertheless, the trend in job market indicators over recent months is an encouraging sign.”

January 2012: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report; nevertheless, the trend in job market indicators over recent months is an encouraging sign.”

December 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

November 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

October 2011: “The monthly employment and unemployment numbers are volatile and employment estimates are subject to substantial revision. There is no better example than August’s jobs figure, which was initially reported at zero and in the latest revision increased to 104,000. This illustrates why the Administration always stresses it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

September 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

August 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

July 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

June 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

May 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

April 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

March 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

February 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

January 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

December 2010: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

November 2010: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

October 2010: “Given the volatility in monthly employment and unemployment data, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

September 2010: “Given the volatility in the monthly employment and unemployment data, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

July 2010: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative. It is essential that we continue our efforts to move in the right direction and replace job losses with robust job gains.”

August 2010: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.”

June 2010: “As always, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.”

May 2010: “As always, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.”

April 2010: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.”

March 2010: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.”

January 2010: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.”

November 2009: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.”

Naturally enough, the Romney campaign has pounced on this, turning the above list itself into an argument against the President on their website. And why not? Facts are facts, and given that the president’s staff — for almost the entirety of his first term — has treated over 30 lousy jobs reports as if each one was an isolated event and not, in fact, part of a troubling trend line, we‘d be surprised if the Romney campaign didn’t use this attack.

Exit question: After three years of these reports, at what point does the White House think we should read into the data?

12 posted on 07/07/2012 3:21:27 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: John Semmens

This is soooo close to 0bummer&Regime’s reality, JS, the fine line all but disappears. Brrrrrr.


13 posted on 07/07/2012 4:13:46 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: John Semmens

Of course they will dismiss it, because instead millions have turned into Federal crack addicts. Millions have instead are taking disability payments, food stamps etc.

Obama could care less about the unemployment numbers, its a means to conversion of Socialism to America. Make the people hungry enough and THEY will embrace Socialism, THEY will fight to protect it, THEY will accept the new ideology.


14 posted on 07/07/2012 4:17:42 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: Eye of Unk
Mitt you have a ton of Money.

Hire Newt to attack Obama

15 posted on 07/07/2012 4:40:09 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: John Semmens

When I close my eyes I can imagine this at an Obama press conference with the attendees dutifully taking notes.


16 posted on 07/07/2012 4:43:42 AM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: scooby321

Newt would have been at Zero’s throat by now. Mitt waffles. God help us.


17 posted on 07/07/2012 6:09:36 AM PDT by Marathoner 244
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To: Daffynition

Just wow. Thanks for posting this.


18 posted on 07/07/2012 6:26:42 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: John Semmens

You bad :)


19 posted on 07/07/2012 6:52:45 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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To: John Semmens
“So, by promoting leisure the President has actually lowered the official unemployment rate by 3% since 2009.”

John, this isn't really satire. This is essentially how the Dems have explained "tax cuts" for the past 25 years!

20 posted on 07/07/2012 7:10:33 AM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: John Semmens
LOL.. great stuff. :-D

21 posted on 07/07/2012 8:36:49 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: Daffynition
"@ what point?"
or for that matter; O'Bozo DeathCARE bill (Liberals owns it).. thxs, for the post.

22 posted on 07/07/2012 8:43:12 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: John Semmens

ROFLMBO John. THAT’s right on the target of the Lib mindset. The creative dialogue....right on the mark. Good one. Mrs. RQSR, and myself laughing hard.

Thanks for the ping.


23 posted on 07/07/2012 9:29:56 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens

ROFLMBO John. THAT’s right on the target of the Lib mindset. The creative dialogue....right on the mark. Good one. Mrs. RQSR, and myself laughing hard.

Thanks for the ping.


24 posted on 07/07/2012 9:30:15 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens

John, this is awesome. Might be satire but these incompetents in Washington actually believe this.

Thanks yet again for the ping.


25 posted on 07/07/2012 9:54:33 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: John Semmens

LOL another good one John


26 posted on 07/07/2012 10:24:20 AM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: John Semmens

You can almost imagine the “Carny” or other minion actually trying this one out on the stupid rubes to see if it works............


27 posted on 07/07/2012 11:45:59 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: John Semmens

The suck-up press was shrugging off the report even as it was being released. I suspect they won’t do that when a Republican’s President.


28 posted on 07/07/2012 12:10:39 PM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies - to ignorance. Speak honesty to corruption . Stand-up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: John Semmens
“The fact is, if the seven million who have left the workforce over the last three years were still under the delusion that they had to get jobs, the official unemployment rate would be over 11%,” Krueger observed. “So, by promoting leisure the President has actually lowered the official unemployment rate by 3% since 2009.”

After reading John's "semi" (cough, cough) satire, one suspects that the WH might ask Mister Krueger to go ahead and use the Semmens algorithm.

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29 posted on 07/07/2012 12:41:13 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: John Semmens
"...“Let's not lose sight of the fact that work is a disutility..."

shit! Damn near got me, John ......................................... FRegards

30 posted on 07/07/2012 8:19:50 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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