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1 posted on 05/05/2012 1:43:59 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2
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To: Iam1ru1-2

In the old days, they used to call that “cooking the books”


2 posted on 05/05/2012 1:50:35 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Obama “the America Hater” and the Democrat Party kill the USA economy and our magnificent country with it.


3 posted on 05/05/2012 1:54:26 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

The new normal... this just means more people on gov assistance, hence more dem voters...


4 posted on 05/05/2012 1:54:47 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

but but but...Obama single handedly pulled us out of the “great recession” and personally put a bullet through Osama bin Laden’s skull. He also bravely caused gas prices to rise drastically in order to convince Americans to use less gasoline and he heroically put thousands of assault rifles in the hands of the Mexican drug Cartel in order to convince Americans that our second amendment was putting guns in the hands of dangerous criminals and fueling international violence. So...GOBAMA!


6 posted on 05/05/2012 1:57:23 PM PDT by RC one (all y'all had to do was vote for Newt but noooooo, he wasn't good enough.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

This guy has scary charts.

HTTP://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com

Wow! Look at his teen unemployment bog too.


8 posted on 05/05/2012 2:03:21 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Contrary to Obama’s new campaign slogan, his performance is nothing but “Backward!”


11 posted on 05/05/2012 2:18:45 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

We need to encourage self employment and small business creation by eliminating all the taxes on them and most of the regulation. In the middle I would eliminate the idiotic taxes on manufacturing. At the top I would slash taxes to a minimum.


12 posted on 05/05/2012 2:32:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Several notes on the latest BS from the BLS (Bureau of Lies & Statistics). First, every year 1.5 - 2 million people are not added to the workforce because they graduate from high school (and don’t go to college) and graduate from college and don’t get jobs. But because they didn’t work after high school or college, they can’t draw unemployment and won’t get added until they get a job and lose it. Second, the feds are approving just about any alleged disability (including lisps, back pain, stress, etc.) for SS disability. You see the lawyer ads on TV all the time. Third, many highly educated people are holding jobs way below what their education would justify. In fact you see advertisements from the government showing the extremely low unemployment rate for college grads compared to high school grads. What they don’t say is that a significant number of the college grads are holding jobs that only require a high school degree or less. You would be surprised at the number of restaurants that have large amount of their servers with college undergraduate and graduate degrees.


13 posted on 05/05/2012 2:49:21 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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again, please tell me how “people not in labor force” are counted.


14 posted on 05/05/2012 2:56:58 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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Labor Force Participation Rate...that’s a much better stat to represent the state of employment in the US, IMO. Of course, all stats can be ‘massaged’, but the crappy a$$ unemployment rate being tossed around for the last 40 years or so, is not even a good measure for the libtards...regardless of how much 0bama and the marxists cook the books.


16 posted on 05/05/2012 3:12:40 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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(clearing throat)

This is all about what lie works the best to keep everyone confused and willing to believe whatever you are told. In this case the lie that those no longer being counted by the various government entities commonly referred to as Department of Human Resource Development are somehow not qualified to be called "unemployed". Why? Because they no longer are qualified to receive unemployment benefits because their benefits have simply run out.

I must first disclose my own personal bias. I am one of those mythical entities referred to as "People Not In Labor Force". I became one unexpectedly in May 2010 when my unemployment checks stopped appearing in my mailbox (about $500 a week less federal taxes) even though I was still religiously filing my paperwork and looking for work.

On that day I was magically changed from someone actively seeking employment to someone: who voluntarily retired early; who was now collecting disability; who was now living off some other government entity; who's wife is now carrying the load because she is able to work (this one is true); who is __________ (fill in the blank).

The truth is that I am 63 now (I was younger then) and no longer seem to be worth the simple dignity of a letter letting me know I'm too old. Hey! There are only so many Wal-Mart greeters in the world, ya know.

Guys (and gals) don't believe that cr*p being spread out there about how those of us on unemployment are living the life of Riley. We're not. However, once we are no longer receiving any form of government largess it is not right to simply no longer count us as part of the unemployed. I am still out there trying to find that job, if there is one. Maybe I'll get that one you are seeking while on unemployment and being counted (ha! ha! ha!).

What is kinda kool though is that I can still vote, and I remember how I got here in the first place. And my being here does have a very negative impact of the US economy... after all, I cannot buy what I have no money for.

22 posted on 05/05/2012 6:22:31 PM PDT by egfowler3 (Heavenly Father is just a prayer away. Call home often.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

You ain’t seen nothing, yet. A very few of us are already looking realistically at the years ahead as a difficult adventure. Many others are looking unrealistically at the future, indulging in fantasies of grandeur. Others yet, refuse to look realistically at the present trends and are saying (with some anger and hysteria) that all will be well.


23 posted on 05/05/2012 6:50:29 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Iam1ru1-2
A lot of people are misreporting this labor force participation number.

It doesn't represent those who USED to be in the labor force or those who COULD be in the labor force. It represents EVERYONE, for any reason, who is NOT in the labor force. This includes kids under 15 and people over 64.

311,591,917 (U.S. population roughly)
--23,395,287 (age 65 and over: male 17,745,363/female 23,377,542)
--62,889,723(age under 14: male 32,107,900/female 30,781,823)
86,285,010 are not in workforce because they're under 15 or over 64. And that was using 2011 numbers. So the 88,000,000 people not in the working force include those who are too young, too old, too sick, as well as that number of people who COULD work if they could find a job who USED to be employed. That last number is the smallest fraction of those who are not currently employed.
26 posted on 05/07/2012 3:42:55 AM PDT by aruanan
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