Skip to comments.After strong jobs report, Obama tells Congress 'don't muck it up'
Posted on 02/03/2012 10:56:16 AM PST by Nachum
Saying the economy is growing stronger, President Obama issued a strong warning to Congress on Friday: Do not slow down the recovery ... don't muck it up!" Speaking at a fire house in Arlington, Va. hours after a jobs report showed the unemployment rate dropped from 8.5 to 8.3 percent a fiery Obama said Washington has to do everything in its power to help the economy. He urged Congress to pass a payroll tax cut extension without drama and delay. They just need to get it done, [it] shouldnt be that complicated, Obama said.
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If conservatives are unable or unwilling to reply that Obama’s figures are stinking lies, and show how, what chance does any Repub have in 2012?
$114,000,000 an hour in deficit spending. Why mess with that?
Mr 0b0t0 didn't even wait for it to fail to lay blame. Everyone already KNOWS it WILL!
Keeps looking worse, every day.
What? That a$$-hat is my home state today?
Oh well, I suppose I should have suspected as much. I've been feeling sick to my stomach all morning...
Dam, nevermind. My mind cant keep up with the spending.
In other words, don’t disclose that the numbers have been doctored, for the upcoming election.
Net 2 million jobs lost in the last 2 months,
and he’s claiming a recovery because they’ve “monkeyed” with the numbers.
(I suppose “that’s racist” - sue me)
The total picture of the raw data (not seasonally adjusted) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics paints a far gloomier picture.
For example, there were in fact, 737,000 fewer employed Americans in January than in December.
While the pool of employed/unemployed Americans (the labor force) increased 112,000, the population increased by 1,685,000, dropping the labor force participation rate to 63.4%, the lowest in 30 years.
The number of unemployed Americans actually increased from 12,692,000 in December to 13,541,000 in January, a net loss of 849,000 jobs, giving an unemployment rate of 8.8%.
The real story behind the numbers is that the labor population grew by nearly 1.7 million and nearly 1.2 million gave up looking for a job.
Check the numbers yourself. http://www.bls.gov/webapps/legacy/cpsatab1.htm
This guy is such a amateur. Too bad, we have a series of incoherent fools as our party leaders who can’t communicate worth a damn, first Bush (who I liked), then McCain, then Boehner and McConnell, not Romney.
Rick Santelli: Heres Whats Wrong With the Jobs Number
I’m just wondering how people get to “drop out” of the labor force. I mean have these folks decided to stop eating or perhaps decided to camp out in the forest and live off the land?
Presuming they still exist, I think it means they are living off any savings/retirement/insurance funds that they have - to the point they well have nothing for the real elder years. If this demographic is forced to live on SS when they actually can draw the minimum, Obumo will have succeeded in moving part of the middle class to the poor(er) entitlement class.
It's not the percentage of people who work that counts; it's the people who count that percentage.
“Don’t muck it up” means don’t do anything that might encourage those dropping out of the labor force( and no longer being included in the employment figures) to consider rejoining.
He is such an evil lyin’ Sack of Cr*p.
He is the master muck up of the Century.
Hey Barry, how about balancing the budget?
First and foremost, it is so hussein can try to get re-elected. That number is going to continue to go down as we approach the election - I don't care what reality is, I will guaran-damn-tee you that number will not go above 9% again, may even drop into the 7% range.
Second, how are they doing this? Well, they could just outright lie to us - and they are certainly not above that, they have and continue to on a number of topics. Here they can simply use statistics to lie to us. They can quite easily get the unemployment percentage to go down by removing people from the workforce. They justify this by saying that if someone hasn't actively looked for work in say 4 weeks, they are no longer part of the workforce. Now, put a bunch of people on long, long term unemployment benefits and they will simply not look for work. You can then reduce that number, and viola! Instant, false, and totally contrived reduction in unemployment. Oh, and for extra fun - paid for by you and me.
Speaking of muck, how’s the Solyndra investigation going? The $26 billion the car companies (sans Ford) owe the American taxpayer? Where’s the accounting of the $35 billion wasted on the Department of Energy? And just how much do you plan to piss away bailing out student loans, deadbeat mortgage holders, and union payoffs in order to steal votes.
I think there is something more sinister going about...
This is nothing more than zer()'s election platform, of not just a do-nothing congress, but one that mucks things up. The numbers are artificially lowered with the removal of 1.2 million unemployed from the rolls. What he will have happen, now that he knows he can manipulate the #'s, and to what extent %-wise... he'll have the unemployment become "worse" as the election nears, and claim it's congress "mucking it up", after he got things so rosy in February.
“Net 2 million jobs lost in the last 2 months,”
Record 1.2 Million People Fall Out Of Labor Force In One Month, Labor Force Participation Rate Tumbles To Fresh 30 Year Low | ZeroHedge
Obama’s bureaucrats release a bunch of numbers and all is well in Mudville. The people living in this country are stupid. They need to get off the sofa, turn the TV off and get out more. They need to see for themselves what is REALLY going on with the eoncomy.
OUR employees (bureaucrats) enabling destructive behavior at the level of the Executive and Legislative Branches of Federal Government
Don’t muck up all the stuff—BHO
Its impossible to muck up bullshit...it’s already there.
Muck You Bari!
“The last time the Senate passed a budget was April 29, 2009, which was, if you are counting and Jeff Sessions is 755 days ago.”
And when did Barry take office? 2009. He mucked it up.
Just saw on the news MUCK is a booming business in NYC.
The Solyndra investigation is going nowhere- just like this investigation. As long as the DemocRATs control the Senate, nothing will happen. Obama thumbs his nose at Congress.