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After strong jobs report, Obama tells Congress 'don't muck it up'
The Hill ^ | 2/3/12 | Amie Parnes

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] shouldn’t be that complicated,” Obama said.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: congress; jobs; jobsreport; obama; report; unemployment

1 posted on 02/03/2012 10:56:22 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 02/03/2012 10:57:34 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Don't muck it up?....Look who's talking about mucking up >>> FUBO!
3 posted on 02/03/2012 11:00:20 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Nachum

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?


4 posted on 02/03/2012 11:04:12 AM PST by pabianice (")
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To: Nachum

$114,000,000 an hour in deficit spending. Why mess with that?


5 posted on 02/03/2012 11:04:56 AM PST by qwertyz
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To: Nachum
Booshes Republican Congress's Fault.

Mr 0b0t0 didn't even wait for it to fail to lay blame. Everyone already KNOWS it WILL!

6 posted on 02/03/2012 11:06:24 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: Nachum

Keeps looking worse, every day.


7 posted on 02/03/2012 11:06:32 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Nachum
WOW, it dropped 2 TENTHS of 1%!!! HALLELUJAH!!!
8 posted on 02/03/2012 11:07:22 AM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: qwertyz

Huh?


9 posted on 02/03/2012 11:07:38 AM PST by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Nachum
Speaking at a fire house in Arlington, Va

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...

10 posted on 02/03/2012 11:08:42 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: qwertyz

Dam, nevermind. My mind cant keep up with the spending.


11 posted on 02/03/2012 11:09:07 AM PST by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Nachum

In other words, don’t disclose that the numbers have been doctored, for the upcoming election.


12 posted on 02/03/2012 11:09:24 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

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)


13 posted on 02/03/2012 11:10:48 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Nachum
What the hell is so strong about the job numbers? Oh they are spun to look good but that is the only way they look good.

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

14 posted on 02/03/2012 11:13:22 AM PST by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: Nachum

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.


15 posted on 02/03/2012 11:22:23 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: Nachum

Rick Santelli: Here’s What’s Wrong With the Jobs Number
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000071275


16 posted on 02/03/2012 11:24:04 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: Nachum
GRAVITAS
17 posted on 02/03/2012 11:26:29 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Tatze

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.


18 posted on 02/03/2012 11:27:00 AM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: 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!"

It's not the percentage of people who work that counts; it's the people who count that percentage.

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19 posted on 02/03/2012 11:27:11 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Nachum

“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.


20 posted on 02/03/2012 11:28:30 AM PST by skeeter
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

He is such an evil lyin’ Sack of Cr*p.

He is the master muck up of the Century.


21 posted on 02/03/2012 11:33:50 AM PST by dforest
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To: Theoria

Hey Barry, how about balancing the budget?


22 posted on 02/03/2012 11:36:33 AM PST by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Newt loves mine!)
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To: Nachum
The only reason the reported unemployment percentage is falling is ... Well, there are two reasons.

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.

23 posted on 02/03/2012 11:39:15 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Nachum

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.

Whatta putz.


24 posted on 02/03/2012 11:39:27 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: ThunderSleeps
That number is going to continue to go down as we approach the election...

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.

25 posted on 02/03/2012 11:59:26 AM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: MrB

“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

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/record-12-million-people-fall-out-labor-force-one-month-labor-force-participation-rate-tumbles-


26 posted on 02/03/2012 12:05:49 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: Nachum

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.


27 posted on 02/03/2012 12:07:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (So just where does the "buck stop" at the Department of "Justice"?)
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To: LibFreeUSA
The economy lost 2,488,000 jobs between December 11, 2011 and January 11, 2012... so says the CBO report. If anyone here believes these government numbers after obamasauce is applied to them (seasonally adjusted)... they are gullable fools.

LLS

28 posted on 02/03/2012 12:34:32 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: Nachum
The Feds have morphed into the Soviet Union...where the party apparatchiks tell the head honchos what they think the head honchos want to hear...

OUR employees (bureaucrats) enabling destructive behavior at the level of the Executive and Legislative Branches of Federal Government

29 posted on 02/03/2012 12:39:55 PM PST by mo
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To: ilgipper

Don’t muck up all the stuff—BHO


30 posted on 02/03/2012 12:58:47 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Nachum

Its impossible to muck up bullshit...it’s already there.


31 posted on 02/03/2012 1:01:56 PM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Nachum

Muck You Bari!


32 posted on 02/03/2012 1:27:52 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Nachum

http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/2011/05/dems-breathtaking-refusal-pass-budget

“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.


33 posted on 02/03/2012 1:33:24 PM PST by tumblindice ("ghetto masses" Cloward-Piven's own words)
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To: Nachum

Just saw on the news MUCK is a booming business in NYC.


34 posted on 02/03/2012 1:57:07 PM PST by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


35 posted on 02/03/2012 2:42:10 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
This lying bastard needs his ass put in its place, Boehner is appeasing this SOB.
36 posted on 02/06/2012 10:09:40 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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