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ON POVERTY AND UNEMPLOYMENT, ITíS LEFT VERSUS RIGHT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/ ^ | 01/13/2014 | John F. Di Leo

Posted on 01/12/2014 9:25:02 PM PST by massmike

Month after month, the reports are announced: Job losses outpace job gains, every month. Hundreds of thousands leave the workforce, every month. The new jobs – what few there are – are more likely to be part-time than full-time, and to be lower-paying than the ones lost. Too often, the new jobs are the career-enders, not the career starters that new jobs need to be.

The story of the cooked books of the unemployment statistics is old news. For years now, the government reports have been leaving out the “non-participation” rate, so the unemployment percentage today bears no resemblance to the unemployment percentages reported a decade or two ago. Calculated the old way, today’s unemployment rate would fluctuate between twelve and fifteen percent, but that would horrify the low-information voter, so such a truth must never be reported.

But the key difference – the one that matters most to our nation’s legal voters (since the illegal votes are already determined) – is the difference between conservatives and liberals, in how they each respond to the persistent, desperate joblessness of the Obama economy.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: unemployment

1 posted on 01/12/2014 9:25:03 PM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

More like it is those who work and pay the bills against the socialist nonworking money spending morons.


2 posted on 01/12/2014 9:27:37 PM PST by oldenuff2no ( .)
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To: massmike
try Right vs WRONG...
3 posted on 01/12/2014 9:30:12 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: massmike

{sigh}

Americans who favor limited government are NOT “right wing”

Right wing favors big government just as much as the left — simply a different flavor of statists.


4 posted on 01/13/2014 6:32:24 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

I resent that.

I am a right-winger and the LAST thing I want is big gubbermint.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 6:34:37 AM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: sauropod; BenLurkin

Sounds like a dispute over definitions more than anything.

If you’ve read “Road to Serfdom”, I’m sure the use of the word “liberal” was jarring to your cognizance...


6 posted on 01/13/2014 6:35:46 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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7 posted on 01/13/2014 6:41:08 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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8 posted on 01/13/2014 6:47:51 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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