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Signs Point To More Strong Jobs Growth: Expert [The Numbers Are "Pretty Close To Great"?]
CBSNews ^ | February 04, 2012

Posted on 02/04/2012 2:50:05 PM PST by Steelfish

Signs Point To More Strong Jobs Growth: Expert

(CBS News) There are indications the economy is getting stronger. The Labor Department said Friday 243,000 jobs were added last month, the largest gain since April of last year, and the unemployment rate fel to 8.3 percent, the lowest in three-years.

The numbers, says Charles Schwab Chief Investment Strategist Liz Ann Sonders, are "pretty close to great. What was unique about this month relative to past months is there was not much you could follow (with the word 'but'). The sport has been the skeptics diving into each month's number and finding some fault with it, and this time it was strength across the board, and that made it particularly unique relative to recent trends."

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; recovery; unemployment; unexpected

1 posted on 02/04/2012 2:50:13 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I’ll have what Liz Ann Sonders is having....


2 posted on 02/04/2012 2:51:53 PM PST by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: Steelfish

the economy is going like gang busters... in China, and for those working at slave wages... but for the rest of the uncounted, well, we’ll just leave them uncounted...


3 posted on 02/04/2012 2:55:00 PM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Steelfish

This is doubleplusgood! Victory chocolate rations are increased to 25 grams.


4 posted on 02/04/2012 2:55:52 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Steelfish

“...and this time it was strength across the board...”

Really Liz?

How about that lowest ever labor participation rate.

Idiot.

You could call this media BS from the pressholes even if you were on another planet.


5 posted on 02/04/2012 2:56:28 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: Steelfish

I know I’m psyched. I guess those job offers will be pouring in any day now. LOL!


6 posted on 02/04/2012 2:56:52 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Steelfish
Some body is lying.

MAULDIN: The US Still Faces Huge Problems, And In Just 3 Years We'll Be Italy

7 posted on 02/04/2012 3:02:25 PM PST by blam
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To: Steelfish

631,000 jobs created last month

8 posted on 02/04/2012 3:04:08 PM PST by jpsb
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To: griswold3

Note to self: Get my funds out of Schwab. (oh wait, I did that a decade ago)


9 posted on 02/04/2012 3:04:52 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Steelfish

Nice! Now Romnoid will find it harder to win! It’s all about Romnoid losing folks. That’s what’s best for us imho.


10 posted on 02/04/2012 3:05:14 PM PST by toddausauras (The)
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To: Steelfish

Hey, I’m feasting on bogus statistics. Fat, and happy, that’s me. [/libvoter]


11 posted on 02/04/2012 3:06:33 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (I am pro-Jesus, anti-abortion, pro-limited government, anti-GOP.)
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To: griswold3

The last time the unemployment number was 8.3% there were millions more working. They are playing a numbers game with statistics.

Also, Obama said that unemployment would not get any higher than 8% with his legislative measures and programs that were passed in Congress. Now 8.3 percent is no longer consider “not any higher, but a great achievement!”


12 posted on 02/04/2012 3:08:22 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

=P Fat, dumb and happy is no way to go through life.


13 posted on 02/04/2012 3:08:57 PM PST by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Note to self: Get my funds out of Schwab. (oh wait, I did that a decade ago)

I still have a small IRA rollover account with Schwab -- and if this is what their chief investment strategist actually believes, it's not a bad idea at all.


14 posted on 02/04/2012 3:12:00 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: cpdiii
" They are playing a numbers game with statistics."

On the bright side, unemployment will be at 0% by this this November. Wow just in time too!

The only sad thing is that Brian Williams will report it and dumbass Americans will believe it.

15 posted on 02/04/2012 3:23:20 PM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / The democrat party "Can Go Straight To Hell".)
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To: Steelfish

This is a well-designed grand illusion. QE3 and beyond is coming on a global scale. The markets are going to explode. The unemployment numbers will be manipulated down every month between now and November.

When the bottom falls out and the ponzi crashes, some external factor — war, terrorism, Europe, whatever — will be blamed. And those who caused the crash will have just the right fix to make it all better. But right now, the plan is to get Obama re-elected. Liz is with the program.


16 posted on 02/04/2012 3:35:43 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Steelfish

We all know the figures are being cooked because it’s an election year. And it will continue. The Republican nominee will not have the ability to run on high unemployment. The 0bama regime will make sure of that.

Mitt Romney is running as the “job creator.” That is all he has. And it will be completely neutralized by November. Arguing that the statistics are misleading is a losing argument.

Mitt Romney is unelectable because of this. He has no compelling reason to be President.

This is what Newt must latch onto. The establishment wants Romney as the nominee because he won’t shake things up. Under Romney, the gravy train will still flow. Those “Too Big to Fail” will continue to get their bailouts. Spending will continue to increase. The party in charge will change, but the policies will stay the same.

This is the message Newt needs to focus on. Attacking Romney’s positions won’t work because that’s not what is fueling his support. His supporters care only about his supposed “electability” so the only thing that will take his support is to expose it as the myth it is.

Newt needs to be running the Romney Bloopers reel for his ads. Showing Romney stuttering and dodging, showing off his cringe inducing gaffes about corporations being people and not caring about the poor, making Romney a laughing stock. This is what will defeat him. Romney voters only care about the victory they have been promised. Making them doubt that is the only thing that will stop him.


17 posted on 02/04/2012 3:41:28 PM PST by Floppy Disk (Follow the money)
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To: headstamp 2

Liz are been saying we’re in a V-shaped recovery since 2009. Give her a break. The pretty thing has to eat.


18 posted on 02/04/2012 3:42:30 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: ArchAngel1983

“On the bright side, unemployment will be at 0% by this this November. Wow just in time too!”

The big question is will it go below 0%, because some people will be working more than one job in order to make ends meet, which will also be counted.


19 posted on 02/04/2012 3:46:03 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: The Antiyuppie
"The big question is will it go below 0%"

I don't think even Brian Williams can spin that kind of magic.

20 posted on 02/04/2012 3:54:40 PM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / The democrat party "Can Go Straight To Hell".)
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To: Steelfish

I See BS.


21 posted on 02/04/2012 4:08:22 PM PST by gathersnomoss
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To: Steelfish


22 posted on 02/04/2012 4:19:09 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Steelfish

Looks like they all got the memo.


23 posted on 02/04/2012 4:25:09 PM PST by FES0844
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To: Steelfish


24 posted on 02/04/2012 4:25:50 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Steelfish
The numbers, says Charles Schwab Chief Investment Strategist Liz Ann Sonders, are "pretty close to great."

Translation: Go Short!

25 posted on 02/04/2012 4:34:29 PM PST by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: Steelfish

CBS?

Heh!

Buncha bull Obama.


26 posted on 02/04/2012 4:38:20 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Steelfish
When GWBush was president back in 2002-2003, a jobs gain of less than 250,000 was considered a sign of continuing recession, and every whore in the media said so.
27 posted on 02/04/2012 4:48:43 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Steelfish

Time to confront CBS pigs and call them liars and whores.

A fist in their commie pig faces will get their attention.


28 posted on 02/04/2012 4:54:50 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Steelfish

Why doesn’t Liz quit her job at Chas. Schwab and go for a better one since jobs are falling out of the sky now that BO is running for re-election? Don’t these enablers know that every statement such as this is a death-blow to their credibility?

If Charles Schwab hires such heavy drinkers, I’m glad I have my funds elsewhere.


29 posted on 02/04/2012 6:44:36 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Steelfish

I don’t think anyone has accused CBS News of presenting accurate news recently! I think CBS News is more of an entertainment organization than a news organization. A couple of aging Democrat errand boys, boy news readers and bimbo airheads comprise what they call a news staff. If you want news, CBS is probably not the place to go, however; if you want to know what the English royalty are doing they probably can help out.


30 posted on 02/04/2012 6:46:02 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: headstamp 2

$118,000,000 per hour in deficit spending. It’s a tough job to maintain that burn rate, but our State is up to it.


31 posted on 02/04/2012 6:46:59 PM PST by qwertyz
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To: qwertyz
Larry Kudlow today... Obama 1.7 million jobs in three years Reagan 8.9 million in three years....and it keep going into the Clinton years..... A down year in 2013 .. weather Obama is elected or not....Obama gdp 2.4 % Reagan 6.7 %... the press will do everything to make Obama look good and may win it for him...
32 posted on 02/04/2012 8:11:36 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Steelfish

Propaganda by Big Brother from The Ministry Of Truth.


33 posted on 02/05/2012 6:45:32 AM PST by RoadTest (There is one god, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: Steelfish

And probably in the neighborhood of 1.5 million jobs lost.


34 posted on 02/06/2012 5:05:58 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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