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Reid Statement On August Jobs Report
United States Senate Democrats ^ | 9/7/2012 | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Posted on 09/07/2012 5:59:58 PM PDT by mdittmar

Washington, D.C. –Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today on the August employment report:

“The unemployment rate is falling as we saw the thirtieth straight month of private sector job growth, with the economy adding nearly one hundred thousand new jobs. While our recovery is still moving too slowly for many Americans, job growth would likely have been even stronger if Republicans had not blocked Democratic efforts to hire more teachers, firefighters and police officers.

“At the end of the day, too many people in Nevada and across America are still struggling to get by. The best way to speed up our recovery is for Republicans to stop their knee-jerk obstruction of every effort Democrats put forward, and start working across the aisle to find common ground. Next week, the Senate will vote to give employers incentives to hire veterans, so our heroes are not left out in the cold when they return home. This is a common-sense jobs bill, and I hope Republicans will join Democrats in supporting it.

“The Republican leader said his single most important goal was defeating President Obama. To speed up our recovery, it’s time for Republicans to put politics aside, and join Democrats to make the middle class their top priority.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: democrats; dingyharry; nevada; reid

1 posted on 09/07/2012 6:00:02 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

FUHR


2 posted on 09/07/2012 6:01:46 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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To: mdittmar
"blocked Democratic efforts to hire more teachers, firefighters and police officers."

When will this asshole stop talking about LOCAL RESPONSIBILITIES, as opposed to the Nationalized Union FORCED funding from Taxpayers, to be funneled through UNION DUES right back to the DNC?

I am so tired of this Taxpayer-fleecing to buy Union votes and hire more Public Sector Unionistas, who produce NOTHING.

3 posted on 09/07/2012 6:06:54 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: mdittmar
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4 posted on 09/07/2012 6:23:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (On 5 September 2012 A.D., the communist Democrats tried to kill God and failed.)
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To: traditional1

Why dont they put everyone on the federal payroll and unemployment will go to zero. Problem solved.


5 posted on 09/07/2012 6:23:42 PM PDT by Kozak (The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home JM)
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To: mdittmar

They continue to repeat the same bulls#it!!!

How many unemployed teachers, firefighters, and police officers do you know?

Anyone?

What he’s saying is, those bastards in the House stopped us from spending your money on more worthless handouts that would hire more public union employees.

If someone has the stats on unemployed teachers, police and firefighters, let’s have ‘em. Otherwise STFU. The real issue is unemployed machinists, engineers, construction workers, cooks, truck drivers — etc ad infinitum — PRIVATE sector employees who can’t get jobs because of Reid, Pelosi and Obama’s ruinous economic policies.


6 posted on 09/07/2012 6:27:53 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: mdittmar

His lying soul must be blackened like soot. At least the media displayed a shred of dignity and reported this with a sober tone and gave a clear reason as to why it went down.


7 posted on 09/07/2012 6:34:58 PM PDT by Jake8898
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To: mdittmar


8 posted on 09/07/2012 6:44:01 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: mdittmar

Do they really think they can fool America? Even with the media on their side, this ain’t going to work.


9 posted on 09/07/2012 7:18:06 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: traditional1

that’s nobama’s endgame


10 posted on 09/07/2012 7:49:04 PM PDT by mr fish
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To: GeronL

I thought a good theme song for the pubbies would be...

“We Won’t Be Fooled Again” by The Who


11 posted on 09/07/2012 7:56:21 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: mdittmar

A total waste of good oxygen.


12 posted on 09/07/2012 8:09:41 PM PDT by CCGuy (USAF (Ret.))
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To: mdittmar

Harry, do you mind if I call you Dick?


13 posted on 09/07/2012 8:16:45 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Kozak

Bingo.

These are the same people who think having more people on food stamps is good for the economy.

This is like standing in a bucket and trying to lift yourself by the handle. (Credit Winston Churchill, I think.)


14 posted on 09/07/2012 8:31:38 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: mdittmar
"The unemployment rate is falling as we saw the thirtieth straight month of private sector job growth, with the economy adding nearly one hundred thousand new jobs"

Keep in mind, it takes over 150,000 net jobs per month to keep up with the population growth. From the BLS Employment Situation Summary:

"Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 96,000 in August, and the unemployment rate edged down to 8.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in food services and drinking places, in professional and technical services, and in health care.

[snip]

Both the civilian labor force (154.6 million) and the labor force participation rate (63.5 percent) declined in August.

[snip]

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for June was revised from +64,000 to +45,000, and the change for July was revised from +163,000 to +141,000."


15 posted on 09/07/2012 8:32:45 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: mdittmar

A detailed look at the jobs number shows + 119,000 jobs added in the service industry and losses of -23,000 in manufacturing and other areas. If the rest of the country is like it is locally, most of those service jobs were for college kids returning to school and taking the server or other jobs at restaurants. These are part-time and temporary (not long term permanent jobs or professions). You see the same spike at the beginning of summer when all the resorts, amusement parks, and other summer businesses hire high schoolers and college kids for the summer. Another spike is just before Christmas (now frequently referred to as Winter Holidays). When the Food Stamp President cited the statistic that his obomination had created 4.6 million jobs, he didn’t highlight that probably 2 million of those were these type of jobs and were counted four times. Additionally, these types of jobs do not qualify the job holder for unemployment benefits when they are terminated so they don’t show up as newly unemployed. When you look around, created real valuable permanent jobs and professional positions are few and far between.


16 posted on 09/07/2012 8:59:44 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: tx_eggman

Harry Dick?


17 posted on 09/07/2012 9:02:00 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: mdittmar

The unemployment rate is falling as we saw the thirtieth straight month of private sector job growth, with the economy adding nearly one hundred thousand new jobs.

Gee hary that actually sounds good. Too friggin bad it is not a true picture. Straight from the same report that you got your numbers is the following>
The unemployment rate edged down in August to 8.1 percent. Since the beginning of
this year, the rate has held in a narrow range of 8.1 to 8.3 percent. The number of
unemployed persons, at 12.5 million, was little changed in August. (See table A-1.)

So the unemployment RATE went down but the actual number of Americans unemployed stayed the same.


18 posted on 09/07/2012 9:19:46 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: mdittmar

It’s easy to lie when you put out false numbers.


19 posted on 09/07/2012 10:28:15 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: mdittmar

If only all the unemployed would get discouraged, drop out of the labor market, and go on welfare, the unemployment rate would be an unprecedented 0.0%!

At that point, Harry & Nancy could say, “great job, Barack!”


20 posted on 09/08/2012 12:52:33 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: mdittmar
Economic News Release

Employed:
July 2012: 142,220,000
August 2012: 142,101,000
Change: -119,000

Unemployment Rate:
July 2012: 8.3%
August 2012: 8.1%
Change: -0.2%

Not in labor force:
July 2012: 88,340,000
August 2012: 88,921,000
Change: 581,000


21 posted on 09/08/2012 5:16:48 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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