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Census hiring blitz of 750,000 to cut jobless rate, offer boost to Obama (Big Lie Coming)
The (H) ILL ^ | 03/09/10 | Ian Swanson

Posted on 04/23/2010 7:46:22 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat

The U.S. Census Bureau expects to add up to 750,000 workers to its payroll by May, a hiring binge that could knock the unemployment rate down by as much as a half-point.

The once-a-decade census is coming at the best possible time for President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, who have taken political lumps for more than a year over a jobless rate that stands at 9.7 percent.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010census; bhoeconomy; biden; census; employment; hussein; layoffs; liars
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Someone just posted a thread where PLUGS BIDEN said there would be 200K to 500K jobs PER MONTH in the next few...

Someone rightfully reminded that thread of the DOG AND PONY SHOW that is the census...I found the link, and what you all to remember, and remind, your liberal friends and "NEWS" organizations in your towns--THIS IS A MIRAGE....

1 posted on 04/23/2010 7:46:22 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

bad bad bad..temp jobs..would rather get mine in the mail instead of having strangers roaming my neighborhood


2 posted on 04/23/2010 7:48:21 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Recovering_Democrat

750,000???

That is insane.


3 posted on 04/23/2010 7:48:22 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

9.7-.5=9.2 - still way too high. And these “750,000 people” produce nothing.


4 posted on 04/23/2010 7:48:54 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

lol this article is for march..isnt census over?


5 posted on 04/23/2010 7:49:16 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Obama is a fraud.


6 posted on 04/23/2010 7:49:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

band-aid and make-up...


7 posted on 04/23/2010 7:50:35 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: dalebert

Not really, now comes the nasty part: people who didn’t fill out the form are visited by these temps until they give up and sign up. Ought to provide a lot of unhappiness across this great land. That’s a kind of production, I guess.


8 posted on 04/23/2010 7:51:12 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (Dear Leader: you have two ears and one mouth. Start using them in proportion.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
A majority of voters would not be that stupid to fall for this crap and fake job reports. The major problem with Obama and his media is that they have not realized yet that a majority of people do not believe a word they say anymore. We have reached the point of non return on this issue of trust.
9 posted on 04/23/2010 7:52:00 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Census hiring blitz of 750,000 to cut jobless rate, offer boost to Obama

No worries. 0bama’s loony left policies are busy negating the effects of any census hiring . So far, weekly job claims and the unemployment rate have not gone down, despite massive census hiring. All that is gonna happen is, those who have given up on job seeking may decide to join the job market again, and keep the unemployment rate high. Given that real unemployment is hovering around 17%, I don't see the unemployment rate going anywhere.

10 posted on 04/23/2010 7:52:04 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Recovering_Democrat

How many were hired in previous censuses?

And I think the Post Office could have easily taken care of it ... for free.

750,000 workers???

Amazing

Big government at its worst, and its most foolish.


11 posted on 04/23/2010 7:52:11 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: dalebert

Didn’t officially start until April 1. Don’t think the door to door people don’t start going till next week or later. First they have to find out who didn’t respond to the mailed version, then go to their door with nifty GPS, PDA, and a squad of DHS agents to make sure you answer the questions.

(okay just kidding about the last part, or am I...)


12 posted on 04/23/2010 7:52:46 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

After the Census is over they can move right over to the TSA, since they will know how to intimidate people real well.


13 posted on 04/23/2010 8:02:20 PM PDT by elpinta (Jer. 10:23)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

....and it will drop by 750K when the head count is over....


14 posted on 04/23/2010 8:03:12 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Domandred; All; Recovering_Democrat

Well... I know someone who hired on for the Census to make some extra bucks....he was told by someone that they really do NOT have enough TO DO.....even though they called him in for another weeks worth of training! I think this is called MAKE WORK....and JOBS.


15 posted on 04/23/2010 8:03:25 PM PDT by goodnesswins (The PLANTATION Party is at it again (the DEMS) ....trying to make slaves of everyone)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Lol... maybe the census can be taken a couple of times a month for the next 50 years?


16 posted on 04/23/2010 8:06:09 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I worked as a Questionnaire Assistance Center representative until April 19. It was $9.25/hr. to sit at library 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. More than likely, they’ll be calling me in early May to be one of Obama’s thugs. It’s NOT full employment.


17 posted on 04/23/2010 8:08:10 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/TeddyVWad.jpg)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Now I see how Joe Biden is arriving at his numbers.

Add 750,000 Census workers, see a drop of 500,000 in unemployemnt.

Net gain = 250,000


18 posted on 04/23/2010 8:09:30 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Domandred

Yep, just kiddin. I am a Crew Leader for 15 enumerators. We will begin Non Response Follow Up on May 1. Just paper and pencil, no GPS nor ‘puters. It will be a fair amount of income for me over the next 10 weeks or so. Believe me, I am cognizant of the fact that these are tax dollars. Also aware that the Census is called for explicitly in the Constitution, just like the RKBA. It would be interesting to know how much money is spent on the Census, and how it compares with previous efforts.


19 posted on 04/23/2010 8:09:39 PM PDT by Southern Partisan (One issue voter...and it ain't abortion.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

My neighbor applied months ago and was told he would not start until next week. I think the majority of these hires are for the door to door “visits” now that they have identified who hasn’t mailed it back in.


20 posted on 04/23/2010 8:10:15 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
And will the rate shoot back up when they are let go?

Rhetorical question.

21 posted on 04/23/2010 8:11:49 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Note that these are temporary jobs. What happens when the requirement for temps is over? Do these people become employees of SEIU or do they become enemployed, which will hurt the numbers?


22 posted on 04/23/2010 8:15:26 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Vendome

“Now I see how Joe Biden is arriving at his numbers.”

Exactly what I was going to post. The administration is playing the old shell game.


23 posted on 04/23/2010 8:15:55 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer

Peanuts


24 posted on 04/23/2010 8:17:10 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Southern Partisan
Census is called for explicitly in the Constitution, just like the RKBA

Which is why I answered my Constitutionally obligated questions on April 2, about who was living at my house on April 1 (the requested date).

Pen and paper? Really? I thought they'd at least do it PDA or even netbook for easier data collection. Though that would eliminate a bunch of data entry positions.

25 posted on 04/23/2010 8:17:28 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: GeronL

They should just hire 300 Million. We could each count ourselves, get paid for it, and know unemployment down to zero — all at the same time.

Let’s see...300,000,000 x $1,000 each (sounds fair to me) is only $300 BILLION. Chump change to Obamessiah. I say “GO FOR IT”. I want my payola!


26 posted on 04/23/2010 8:17:43 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
They should all be layed of in July..will make the numbers worse in Sept and Oct
27 posted on 04/23/2010 8:21:31 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Handing out taxpayer dollars does not constitute creating jobs.

A job is something you do that actually adds monetary value to something.

A welfare check is something you get for doing something that has no monetary value.

28 posted on 04/23/2010 8:31:01 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (FYBO: Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Domandred

Pencil and paper. Even get a little first grade pencil sharpener to carry.

In Article 1, Section 2, the Constitution includes the phrase:

[An] Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.
Emphasis on “as they shall by law direct.” I have read that this year’s questions closely resemble those of the 1800’s.


29 posted on 04/23/2010 8:32:24 PM PDT by Southern Partisan (One issue voter...and it ain't abortion.)
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To: dalebert

I was thinking the same thing. Haven’t we already had the Census “bump”? Forms are already due, right?


30 posted on 04/23/2010 8:38:12 PM PDT by Carling (I'm a neo-McCarthyite ... Obama is a Communist.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I've heard a couple of newly hired census takers complaining about the small number of hours they were scheduled (around 15 hours/week). I'm betting Obama is hiring three part timers instead of one full timer to boost the employee count and cut down on the unemployment rate. I expect them to try to delay the count (or really play with the seasonal adjustment) to hide the bump back up in unemployment leading into the election.
31 posted on 04/23/2010 8:44:37 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obamacare: The 2010 version of the Intolerable Acts.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Nothing wrong in adding jobs...what is wrong is those jobs add zilch to productivity or wealth creation. It is a transfer of money from the productive to the non-productive.
32 posted on 04/23/2010 8:51:25 PM PDT by ajay_kumar (Need more Republicans of all stripes in congress to stop Obama's socialist agenda)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

These aren’t real jobs.

First they are very temporary jobs, not permanent.

Second they are government jobs, not actually producing anything, but existing to take money out of the private economy because taxpayers have to pay these 750,000.

Third they are the very lowest level skill jobs. We didn’t just get 750,000 engineers, scientists, doctors, dentists, etc to work.

Bottom line is their long term effect is null.


33 posted on 04/23/2010 8:56:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Tzimisce

....and it will drop by 750K when the head count is over....

That will be about July, August...just in time to sink in for the November elections.

34 posted on 04/23/2010 9:08:58 PM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

This is the biggest waste of money I have ever heard. The govt grows by 750,000 workers. Do these workers get govt. perks? How long will they be on the payroll? With all these people working on fiat money, watch inflation skyrocket.

Also the Census will be a nightmare. People will be counted five or six times at least. No one will know what the real count is. There will be confusion everywhere and 0bama will take the numbers he wants. Such as more people in blue states than red states for sure.


35 posted on 04/23/2010 9:19:25 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I received two census forms. Seems that double-stuffing the census box, much like double-stuffing a Chicago ballot box requires a lot of manpower. Ex-ACORNers must be in charge of the project. It does not seem like a difficult task to tabulate but when you have an unlimited budget there’s no sense in scrimping.


36 posted on 04/23/2010 9:52:48 PM PDT by purplelobster
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Bullsh*t!

These aren’t jobs, as such.

It’s like increasing the number of fleas on a dog.

It’s dead weight to a struggling, beaten-down private sector.


37 posted on 04/23/2010 10:00:58 PM PDT by Boucheau
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To: dalebert
Not even McJobs. At least McJobs pay benefits and are from the private sector!
38 posted on 04/23/2010 10:35:09 PM PDT by Carling (I'm a neo-McCarthyite ... Obama is a Communist.)
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To: GeronL

“750,000???

That is insane.”

What’ll they ‘do’ for 6 months? What a pathetic joke this admin is. Yeah, some focus on jobs, you pathetic socialist losers.


39 posted on 04/23/2010 10:36:09 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - 11/2010, 11/2012 - Tea Party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: beethovenfan

“And these “750,000 people” produce nothing.”

And they’ll be unemployed again in 6 months.


40 posted on 04/23/2010 10:36:44 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - 11/2010, 11/2012 - Tea Party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Rembrandt

“Note that these are temporary jobs.”

Double dip recession...the GREEEEEEEEAT recession - the obama recession...the obama depression...I know I’ve been depressed since he’s gotten into power.

11/2010
11/2012


41 posted on 04/23/2010 10:42:24 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - 11/2010, 11/2012 - Tea Party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Waryone

“Also the Census will be a nightmare. People will be counted five or six times at least.”

Kind of like how the RATS count votes...pathetic, criminal enterprise. Mafiosos (I’m half Italian - so sue me.)


42 posted on 04/23/2010 10:45:05 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - 11/2010, 11/2012 - Tea Party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Tzimisce

They will keep them doing something. Obama will never let go of 750k government jobs.


43 posted on 04/24/2010 1:22:39 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I know, that is my point. Joe Biden is out there saying we’ll have up to 500K jobs created in a month’s time...

this, I think, is WHY. But the LameStream Media will bow their knees and sing praise to Hussein.


44 posted on 04/24/2010 8:14:40 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: dalebert

no, people who do not send back their census get a knock on the door by an Obamabot.


45 posted on 04/24/2010 8:15:23 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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46 posted on 04/24/2010 8:30:20 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

If the Obama administration was smart, they would employ all the unemployment people and pay them the same amount a month that they get in unemployment benefits.


47 posted on 04/24/2010 8:34:11 AM PDT by paman12
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To: Tzimisce

As you say, what goes up will come down, so what feels good in May will look worse in July closer to the mid-terms.


48 posted on 04/24/2010 8:42:16 AM PDT by chiller ( ALMOST SPEECHLESS)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

If all the new ‘jobs’ that Obama and Biden are promising is in the federal employees sector, then it just means we are going deeper into debt. We have to pay the salaries of all those employees.


49 posted on 04/24/2010 11:44:32 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

“The U.S. Census Bureau expects to add up to 750,000 workers to its payroll by May, a hiring binge that could knock the unemployment rate down by as much as a half-point. “

The ‘unemployment rate’ is being calculated incorrectly.
The proper way would be to lump government employees in with the unemployed. We have to pay their salary, so they are like having relatives you have to take in, feed and clothe, and you don’t get any tax break for it either.

Matter of fact, you are paying your taxes and their taxes (since you pay their salary).

The new method for calculating the unemployment rate would also be a stimulus to eliminate unnecessary federal positions.


50 posted on 04/24/2010 11:53:54 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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