Skip to comments.Media Shock Over Jobless Numbers
Posted on 06/01/2012 12:16:07 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Let's go to the audio sound bites. They are in panic mode at MSNBC. They are in panic mode at CNN. They're in panic mode at the Daily Kos. They're in panic mode at the New York Times and the Washington Post. They are in panic. I don't know where they thought this was headed. I don't know what in the world they thought was going to happen. Could somebody tell me, what has happened in the last six months to suggest that anything other than this was on tap? We've had three-and-a-half years of Obamaism. We haven't had any real growth in anything, other than bad news. Why is in unemployment report so shocking to people? Where's the evidence that it was going to be anything other than what it is? Where is the job growth? Where is the gross domestic product increasing? Where is there any good economic news? Why in the world would anybody expect today to be any different than it is?
Now, I'm the mayor of Realville, and that's a place where things are so simple sometimes they're hard to understand. I have this story here, all these experts were expecting the consensus, 150,000 new jobs. By the way, why does that number keep popping up? Why every month is the consensus -- and it is, if you read like I do -- the experts every month are predicting that the job growth rate's gonna be 150,000. That number is not accidental. One-hundred-and-fifty thousand jobs created in a month in our current circumstances is the number of jobs you need to keep the unemployment rate from going up. That's all they care about. And they know what to report because the regime's told 'em what to report. It's the same thing, the old Soviet Union with their wheat forecasts.
Even those who were alive back in the seventies and eighties, you may not remember this, but I was a Sovietologist because Mr. Buckley was, and I absorbed everything that National Review and the leaders back then were talking about. The Soviet Union every year, month, whatever, would come out with the most ridiculous forecasts on their wheat crop and everything else, and they were never, ever right. We were bailing them out. We were selling them wheat, giving them wheat, what have you. Don't ask me to explain it now. That's a whole show in and of itself. But the point is, the Soviet media, state-controlled reported it anyway, because they knew the trouble they would get into if they told the truth.
That's almost the same situation here. There's no consensus expert analysis that says 150,000 jobs are gonna be created. Where's the evidence for that? No, no. I'm not trying to beat a dead horse. I'm just trying to use my profound and abundant logic. Where is the evidence last week, last month, two months ago, where's the evidence that would give an expert any indication that we're gonna have massive job growth in the month of May? In other words, why did people have these expectations? I haven't. The sad thing is I am not surprised. There could be no other result than this the past three years. This is what liberalism does. This is what the Democrat Party is all about. This is what their ideology accomplishes. None of this is a surprise. That's part of the reason I'm depressed. Why don't other people see it?
I checked an e-mail during the break. "Why do you care? You're doing okay." Oh, come on. Don't make me explain that in great detail. I'm insulted by the question. It's not just love-of-country. There's some personal reasons here. But who wants this? Sadly there are some who do. That's the real depressing thing is that some people are happy with this because of what they think it's going to offer them as an opportunity to coalesce even more power, oriented around fixing it. Some people believe that this is all purposeful. I'm one of 'em. I don't know why anybody would expect anything other than what happened today. There is no evidence out there anywhere that anything other than this jobs number could be true.
Soledad O'Brien Defends Obama's Jobs Record: 'Jobs Have Been Moving Overseas for Decades'
o I just want to have it on record, I, El Rushbo, am not surprised, but it does depress me. Now, CNN. It's a close number. The number of people who found jobs, 69,000 is actually larger than the number who watch CNN now. Did you know that? Sixty-nine thousand people found jobs. That's more people than watch CNN. They hit another 20-year low in May. They had a 20-year low in April, had another 20-year low in May. Just yesterday, the end of the month, another 20-year low in ratings. Hasn't been this bad since 1981, and there wasn't any competition in 1981. That was their startup, pretty close to it. So here's Christine Romans talking to Soledad O'Brien, named after a prison, as Roger Ailes pointed out, talking about the job numbers.
ROMANS: Uhhhh, 69,000 jobs created in the month, 69,000, and the --
ROMANS: -- forecast was 150 --
O'BRIEN: Way off.
ROMANS: -- so you had -- you know, you do not -- not -- not good. You know, 8.2% unemployment. So the unemployment rate went up, and you had 69,000 jobs created. You lost 13,000 jobs in government, so that means the private sector created 82,000 jobs. It confirms this slowdown that we've seen over the past couple of months. What's worse is April, we thought it was 115,000 jobs; it was really 77,000. So April was worse than expected. And March, 11,000 fewer jobs in March created; only 143,000 there. So you've got three months of less job creation than you thought.
RUSH: Not us. We weren't fooled. We know these numbers get revised down every week. Why don't you? You're the journalist. Here they are reporting this shocking news of the downward revision of the jobs news in March and April. Again, we're not surprised here. They're revised downward every week. Four weeks equals a month. You're gonna get a big number by the time you tabulate the revisions monthly.
Just remember that they cook the books, so the 8% figure itself is laughably bogus.
The 0bama regime cover up is beginning to break down and the REAL picture is beginning to emerge. I wish the unemployment rate were 8.2%, but the REAL story is that it is at least in the teens, probably 17 - 18%, maybe as high as 22%. You cannot trust any of the figures coming out of the government. The so-called recovery never really happened. The stock market rallied some, so the propagandists declared the recession over - all without any significant new hiring.
Around 50K or so of those 69,000 jobs ‘Created!’ was McDonald’s summer hiring!!!
I wonder why the mostly-gay mainsteam media isn’t screaming McJobs!, McJobs!!!
Here comes that ‘U’ word again.
Close the Dept. of Labor.
It must be Geroge W’s fault!
...”worse than we were told”.
Wonder what the 69,000 will be adjusted downward to in the coming months.
CNN must bring people on the air based on their ability to giggle and smir at anything a Rpublican says
Soledad O’Brien could nto stop herself from circling back the ‘birther’ issue over and over with John Sununu
And then her three panelists sat there asking idiotic questions and smirking
Real unemployment, if discouraged workers is figured in, is over 11%. Combined with underemployment we are in the low 20% range.
But anybody who brings this up, is, according to the msm “racist”.
Being QUEER, Bi, or Queer-friendly, seems to be the number one hiring requirement at CNN.
But, of course, if you note this, YOU MUST BE A RASSIS!, or a phobe, or sumpin’.
The left says government is responsible for providing jobs, providing a check (with or without a job), providing a house, providing health care, providing most everything.
When they don’t provide they have problems.
the right says it is the responsibility of each person to provide for himself and his family, not the gummint.
So when the left fails, we have to be careful to communicate...not just that they broke their promise to provide... but that making the promise was wrong to begin with.
They don’t even watch CNN.
Stimulus, Socialism, Keynesianism, 0bamanomics, have NEVER WORKED ANYWHERE EVER.
What do people expect?
“Unexpected” rides again, LOL
Porkulus was supposed to keep unemployment below 8%. What happened with Porkulus? Will the Obamabots ever admit that Porkulus failed? By their own criteria, it failed. Even if we consider that they manipulate unemployment numbers, it still failed.
In the judgement of this president, that Porkulus bill was what was needed. Will he ever be called to task for the results of this bill????? Will he ever be questioned about the fact that by their own criteria for measuring success, that it was a failure?
And, if this major program failed, why should we believe that anything else Obama proposes is the answer to the problem???
I prescribe a large bottle of Effemol for the media.
In the end, reality always wins. It is a harsh mistress. You can deny it, rationalize it, equivocate it, blame it on someone else, or just plain say you don’t like it, but in the end, it ALWAYS wins. The laws of economics are immutable
and likewise, always win. As someone once said, “No one’s ever found a way of abolishing the laws of supply and demand.” They are the same today as they were during the Age of Pericles.
A mentally ill person is someone who has an adversarial relationship with reality. So, too, with society. The world thinks it can borrow and spend its way to prosperity, when in fact, it can only produce its way to prosperity. If the world ever recognizes this reality, it will heal. If not, it will go on as it is. Either way, reality will win.
Guess that special Federal pension for journalists isn’t going to be happening any time soon, so they might need to start reporting the truth instead of hoping the Chief is going to pat them on the heads for their loyalty. :)
I used to know one jobless number. She did well for herself, though.
“It must be Geroge Ws fault!:
In Obama’s Manifesto....it was George Washinton’s fault.
Several things on the unemployment figures. First, the Bureau of Lies and Statistics (BLS) has super computers and statisticians that can predict actual unemployment and employment figures down to the 1,000th of a percent and tell you how many are part-time, temporary and full time. Second, most of the jobs created Mar - May were part-time and temporary positions. Think summer theme parts, water parks, or other recreational businesses. These are typically high school or college summer positions. A good verification of this fact is, as another pundit demonstrated, to look at the Treasury Dept. web site with tax revenue figures. Part-time and temporary position generate less revenue. The fact that the BLS went back and adjusted the March and April employment figures is criminal. With all the computer assets and the “highly paid government statisticians”, there March and April reports were criminally bogus. Additionally, UNEXPECTED!
P.S. Would any viable business keep employees, such as those employed by the Bureau of Lies and Statistics, with a records of being “expectedly” wrong 100% of the time?
Banks are about to lose ratings
April and March Unemployed numbers lowered
I’m surprised that the American media cheer-leading teams for Obama and his Democrats are shocked by the latest unemployment figures. All these idiots had to do is look at the shrinkage that has occurred in their own industry, both print and broadcast, to see reality. Welcome to Earth media idiots!
“Wonder what the 69,000 will be adjusted downward to in the coming months.”
bttt for later reading. :)
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