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Obama calls jobless rise "sobering"
Reuters ^ | 11/6/09 | Matt Spetalnick and Alister Bull

Posted on 11/06/2009 9:48:49 AM PST by Kartographer

President Barack Obama said on Friday the jump in the unemployment rate to 10.2 percent in October was a "sobering" figure that underscored the economic challenges ahead.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


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So Mr. President whats your plan now?

1 posted on 11/06/2009 9:48:49 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

That’s what he said last month.


2 posted on 11/06/2009 9:49:30 AM PST by Ted Grant
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To: Kartographer

Hussein is off the coke?


3 posted on 11/06/2009 9:50:07 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Kartographer

Thank you Jimmy Carter. Didn’t want to re-live the Carter years, but here we are.


4 posted on 11/06/2009 9:50:45 AM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Kartographer

L.O.L.!....Is that what he calls it?....


5 posted on 11/06/2009 9:51:07 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Kartographer

Sobering? Time for another beer summit!!


6 posted on 11/06/2009 9:51:46 AM PST by Carling (Nobelgate: Obama's Waterloo)
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To: Paladin2

purrfect.


7 posted on 11/06/2009 9:51:56 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Kartographer
It's going according to plan. he and his fellow socialists are using the Cloward-Piven Strategy
8 posted on 11/06/2009 9:51:57 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Kartographer
Sober?

9 posted on 11/06/2009 9:54:30 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Kartographer

When you’re drunk with power, you’re going to have sobering experiences.


10 posted on 11/06/2009 9:55:19 AM PST by kidd (Obama: The triumph of hope over evidence)
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To: Kartographer

Note to Obama: When Robert Reich (for heaven’s sake) says you’re spending too much time on healthcare and not enough time on jobs...Dude, it’s time to remember it not all about YOU. You’re making your own party nervous. They’re starting to envision a House and Senate that’s Democrat-free.


11 posted on 11/06/2009 9:55:19 AM PST by TennesseeGirl
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To: Kartographer

Sobering? This should have been a good solid kick in the gluteus maximus, hard enough to cause nosebleed.

There is no need for the stimulus, if this is the outcome anyway. Repeal it. Now. Today. At least that will go far to reduce future deficits.

Pay attention to the REAL problems of this country, not some fanciful idea that we “don’t have access to health care”.

We don’t have access to the gold in Ft. Knox, either.


12 posted on 11/06/2009 9:57:11 AM PST by alloysteel (....the Kennedys can be regarded as dysfunctional. Even in death.)
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To: Kartographer

I bet when he got back to the oval office away from the cameras, he and Rahm were laughing their a$$e$ off.


13 posted on 11/06/2009 9:59:03 AM PST by Dewey Revoltnow
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To: Kartographer

They’re going to have to start spiking the Kool Aid.


14 posted on 11/06/2009 9:59:08 AM PST by murphE ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." - GK Chesterton)
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To: Dewey Revoltnow

My thoughts exactly ... I wonder if ballerina-boy Rahm still wears his tutu.


15 posted on 11/06/2009 10:00:12 AM PST by fujimoh
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To: Kartographer; All

16 posted on 11/06/2009 10:03:16 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kartographer

sobering: Obama speak for I’m all set, too bad you’re not. So sad, too bad. I need another date night in NYC.


17 posted on 11/06/2009 10:03:57 AM PST by 556x45
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To: fujimoh
Most defintely!....Tutu Rahm!
18 posted on 11/06/2009 10:05:39 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Kartographer
"Just as I planned"....


19 posted on 11/06/2009 10:05:57 AM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: Kartographer

A year and a half ago a 5% unemployment rate was an unqualified disaster and failure of leadership.

10% is only sobering now? After spending a trillion and a half dollars?


20 posted on 11/06/2009 10:06:15 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Kartographer

President Barack Obama said on Friday the jump in the unemployment rate to 10.2 percent in October was a “sobering” figure.... but first I want to give a shout out to my friend who’s here today.......


21 posted on 11/06/2009 10:06:35 AM PST by slumber1
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To: 556x45

with this lousy week of news, I plan on spending Friday night : non-sober.


22 posted on 11/06/2009 10:07:03 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: Kartographer

So Clueless has been under the influence for the last 10 months.

Just tell the arrogant b****** to produce a birth ceritifcate and we get get a real President.


23 posted on 11/06/2009 10:07:15 AM PST by ADSUM (Democracy works when citizens get involved and keep government honest.)
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To: Kartographer

I don’t think he should jump to conclusions about the economy.


24 posted on 11/06/2009 10:08:18 AM PST by tractorman
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To: Kartographer

But not too sobering to prevent a “shout out” to all my unemployed homeys out there in poverty land! Break out the Kobe beef!


25 posted on 11/06/2009 10:09:55 AM PST by Jagman
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To: Kartographer

Plan: Dump the rest of the Stimulas money into jobs in 2010 to buy votes for next Nov.


26 posted on 11/06/2009 10:11:07 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Kartographer

What we need is more economic stimulus. Tell the Fed to print up a few trillion more $$$ That will make the GDP go up and just watch the jobs miraculously appear.

/sarcasm


27 posted on 11/06/2009 10:12:03 AM PST by spinestein (The answer is 42.)
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To: kaehurowing
Thank you Jimmy Carter. Didn’t want to re-live the Carter years, but here we are.

Shoot, Barry's making Jimmuh look competent. At least we had Brother Billy to laugh at...Santeria Grandmama has been confined to the cellar.

28 posted on 11/06/2009 10:12:07 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: kaehurowing
“Thank you Jimmy Carter. Didn’t want to re-live the Carter years, but here we are.”

I remember it well and can see it happening again.
I was in my high school years and trying to find part time work anyplace I could just for Saturday night date money and gas for the car. Nobody was hiring. It was the same reply, “sorry, were not hiring, but we will take you application”, and it was placed on a stack already a foot high. I never did get called back for an interview. When I got out of the Navy in the middle of Reagan's term, help wanted signs were common place on store front windows. It was a whole different home, than the one I left.

29 posted on 11/06/2009 10:12:58 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Red_Devil 232

What a piece of $#!t this guy is!


30 posted on 11/06/2009 10:13:39 AM PST by bicyclerepair (Thank You Mr. Thompson, I'm Series.)
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To: Kartographer

Right, more talk from the appeaser. When does he start his job again?


31 posted on 11/06/2009 10:13:47 AM PST by Wee-Weed Up
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To: alloysteel
Sobering? This should have been a good solid kick in the gluteus maximus, hard enough to cause nosebleed.

Poor Malia learned the definition of "sobering", after her daddy broadcast her "73" on a science test to the entire effin' country.

32 posted on 11/06/2009 10:14:08 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Kartographer

I look forward to his unemployment. Can’t come soon enough.


33 posted on 11/06/2009 10:19:18 AM PST by Think free or die (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money - M.Thatcher)
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To: Man50D

How else you gonna consolidate power with people having their own money?
You gotta make em dependent on government, job #1!


34 posted on 11/06/2009 10:22:10 AM PST by griswold3 (You think health care is expensive now? Just wait till it's FREE!)
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To: TennesseeGirl
They’re starting to envision a House and Senate that’s Democrat-free.

What a wonderful thought. Don't torture us with visions of a paradise that will never be.

35 posted on 11/06/2009 10:26:06 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Maureen Dowd is right. I DON'T like our President's color. He's a Red.)
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To: Kartographer

Oh heck, it’s not that bad.

Only 16 MILLION people are out of work.....

-that’s ONLY 16 MILLION people that can no longer support their families and contribute to our economy or pay taxes.

-that’s ONLY 16 MILLION people that are patiently waiting for Obama’s “shovel ready jobs”.

-that’s ONLY 16 MILLION people whose families will be a growing drain on our economy and financial resources.

Heck, Obama has probably saved TRILLIONS of jobs, what the heck does America want.... he’s only been in Office for a year.

Of course, knowing the governments record of lying to We the People, those figures are likely way under... and it’s more likely that we have well over 20 to 25 MILLION victims of Obama’s incompetence.

Those unemployed folks could help make their dollars stretch if they would simply follow the advise that Obama has given in the past... “check your tire pressure”.


36 posted on 11/06/2009 10:37:49 AM PST by Gator113 (Obamba, Reid, Pelosi, the socialist triad.)
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To: Kartographer

Was he drunk?


37 posted on 11/06/2009 10:42:06 AM PST by Finalapproach29er (Obama will sink as fast as he rose. Idolatry will not succeed. Be patient, folks...)
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To: Kartographer

Jobs are riding out on the deficit trade winds to the rest of the world for 10 years. Why are we surprised at the rising number?

The jobs are not being replaced by private business. Reliance on government is increasing. Socialism is growing. [BTW It ain’t Obama, it’s exporting our economy, ‘stupid’.]

We have to produce more of what we consume to recover jobs.


38 posted on 11/06/2009 10:47:35 AM PST by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: Kartographer

Sorry but it is more than “sobering”. It is evidence of what you and the liberal congress’ policies do, it kills jobs.Until you all stop trying to pass the Healthcare takeover, Cap and Trade, Card check, and all of the other liberal fantasy bills we will continue to see these type of job losses.


39 posted on 11/06/2009 10:50:27 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Kartographer

Your presidency is sobering, mr. obama.

And I’m not even drunk.


40 posted on 11/06/2009 11:02:16 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: All

Obama calls “present” to jobless rate.


41 posted on 11/06/2009 11:04:58 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: kaehurowing
Thank you Jimmy Carter. Didn’t want to re-live the Carter years, but here we are.

By the time we see the last of Zero, we'll look back upon 1976-80 under Carter as "the good old days."

Jack

42 posted on 11/06/2009 11:12:39 AM PST by JackOfVA
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To: Kartographer

Obama: I am so upset. I’ll be out on the golf course until further notice trying to deal with this.


43 posted on 11/06/2009 11:38:16 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: Kartographer
Plan?

Date Night! Or is it live music party night? Are the Bulls on?

44 posted on 11/06/2009 11:42:17 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (Happiness is a choice!)
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To: Kartographer
Obama calls jobless rise "sobering"

...so let's have a PARTY!!!!!

hh
45 posted on 11/06/2009 12:52:38 PM PST by hoosier hick (Note to RINOs: We need a choice, not an echo....Barry Goldwater)
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To: Night Hides Not; NavyCanDo

The big difference between the two: Jimmy was well-intentioned, but amazingly incompetent; Obama is evil-intentioned and, apparently, pretty competent....

hh


46 posted on 11/06/2009 12:56:43 PM PST by hoosier hick (Note to RINOs: We need a choice, not an echo....Barry Goldwater)
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