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Snowmageddon could cost up to 150,000 jobs in February
CNNMoney.com ^ | February 11, 2010 | Chavon Sutton

Posted on 02/12/2010 7:57:25 AM PST by algernonpj

This month's blizzards are battering jobs. ... both people who have jobs and those who were set to start new positions couldn't get to work because of the weather. As a result, they'll file for unemployment benefits. ...

(Excerpt) Read more at money.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: february; globalcooling; layoffs; snow; snowmageddon; unemployment
So, "between 90,000 and 150,000 jobs could be lost in February" because of snow storms that were (per another article) caused by man-made global warming.
1 posted on 02/12/2010 7:57:25 AM PST by algernonpj
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To: algernonpj

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So...Obama is going to blame his recession on the weather?


2 posted on 02/12/2010 8:00:31 AM PST by Touch Not the Cat
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To: algernonpj

Where is it that you can get unemployment benefits for missing 3 days due to snow?


3 posted on 02/12/2010 8:01:02 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: algernonpj

Sounds like it would be a good time for some temp snow removal jobs.


4 posted on 02/12/2010 8:01:02 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: algernonpj

send all the DC unemployed out to shovel for a ‘shovel-ready job’.


5 posted on 02/12/2010 8:02:00 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: algernonpj

Guess that blaming Bush or global warming isn’t going to work this time.


6 posted on 02/12/2010 8:02:03 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Touch Not the Cat
So...Obama is going to blame his recession on the weather?

No, silly - he's going to blame his recession on George W. Bush who caused the weather.

Job losses = snowstorms = global warming = George Bush
7 posted on 02/12/2010 8:02:21 AM PST by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: algernonpj

Find any excuse except the obvious - Federal Policy is costing millions of jobs.


8 posted on 02/12/2010 8:02:45 AM PST by DManA
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To: algernonpj

A simple, sudden “seasonal adjustment” can make this all go away.


9 posted on 02/12/2010 8:02:51 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I was born in America, but now I live in Declinistan.)
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To: NEMDF
Where is it that you can get unemployment benefits for missing 3 days due to snow?

Wisconsin.

10 posted on 02/12/2010 8:03:02 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: US Navy Vet

***Sounds like it would be a good time for some temp snow removal jobs.***

Too much like work! LOL!

BTW there are 230,000 Federal workers in the DC area and the cost to taxpayers has been $100,000,000 PER DAY!!

We should get our money back - or require them to work Saturdays & Sundays to make up for the LOST LUNCH BREAKS;)


11 posted on 02/12/2010 8:04:16 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: algernonpj
I'm dumber for having read that article.
12 posted on 02/12/2010 8:05:05 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Touch Not the Cat
So...Obama is going to blame his recession on the weather?

This just tickled my strange sense of humor. IIRC the decline in 2008's holiday sales was at one point blamed on good weather.
13 posted on 02/12/2010 8:05:07 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj

Women and minorities hit hardest, of course.


14 posted on 02/12/2010 8:10:26 AM PST by muddytadpole
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To: Touch Not the Cat
Another lame attempt by the MSM to place blame at the feet of any one or any thing other than the complete and utter failure known to many as the Obama administration.
15 posted on 02/12/2010 8:10:44 AM PST by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: algernonpj

I believe Snowmageddon has shut down Fedgov for five days. My life hasn’t been interrupted. Perhaps we should just completely do away with those “non-essential” departments. BATFE, Education, Commerce would do nicely for starters.


16 posted on 02/12/2010 8:13:56 AM PST by night reader (NRA Life Member since 1962)
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To: NEMDF

I think it’s from the small businesses that lost money due to closures, and the people that had to be laid off as a result.


17 posted on 02/12/2010 8:14:19 AM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: RU88

If Bush were president they would be saying his cruel policies were increasing global warming so HE is responsible for the job loss.


18 posted on 02/12/2010 8:27:23 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: TNCMAXQ

Silly freepers, it isn’t GWB’s fault. Obviously some rogue elements in the CIA have grabbed the earhquake/weather machine that Chavez mentioned last month.


19 posted on 02/12/2010 8:33:08 AM PST by gthog61
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To: algernonpj

Snowzilla (Wednesday’s storm) was worse than Snowmageddon here in the Philly area. Many roads are still a mess two days later.


20 posted on 02/12/2010 8:33:40 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: algernonpj

This is a smelly lie! Its just to cover up bad employment numbers, as if they are not lying about that enough!


21 posted on 02/12/2010 8:36:19 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: NEMDF

Where is it that you can get unemployment benefits for missing 3 days due to snow?
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That’s what I was wondering. Since when do you get unemployment because of missing work due to the weather? Am I missing something here? I read the article and I’m still not getting it.


22 posted on 02/12/2010 8:36:33 AM PST by no dems (If you think Obama is a better President than Sarah Palin would be, lay down the crack pipe.)
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To: algernonpj

What the h... happened to the days when you had to be out of work for two weeks or more to receive ‘unemployment benefits?’

If I couldn’t get to work because of the snow, I would make money shoveling my neighbors roofs and walks!


23 posted on 02/12/2010 9:22:10 AM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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