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To: skeeter

I saw at least two arrogant condescending “freepers” last week poo-pooing any bad news because the economy (to them) is obviously improving.

They haven’t seemed to check in on this thread yet.


18 posted on 02/07/2013 7:25:19 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs; Wyatt's Torch; babble-on

Found ‘em, cc’d here.

They derogatorily call our comments a “conspiracy theory”.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2984167/posts


19 posted on 02/07/2013 7:29:27 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs

What they meant was more people gave up looking for work. Took awhile to learn how this administration talks but if you just assume everything has spin on it or is a lie or both it makes it easier to understand.


21 posted on 02/07/2013 7:32:38 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: treetopsandroofs

Any positive graphs are “pimped out” for obvious reasons by investment bankers and the like. Things maybe slightly improving, but the fundamentals are lacking (Especially with the current government’s “hand” on manipulating currency/regulations). Investment bankers still need to make money though, so accentuate the positives and downplay the negatives.


22 posted on 02/07/2013 7:34:11 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: treetopsandroofs
Not sure if I am one of the ones of whom you speak but I posted on the other weekly jobless claims post the 4-week average did in fact fall to 350,000 and that is the lowest point since March 2008. I see that the original article in this thread says the same.

Here's the data from FRED:


26 posted on 02/07/2013 7:54:00 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

I wasn’t “poo-pooing” [sic] the “bad news” because I think the economy is improving.

Rather, I was trying to point out the sadness of the paranoid thinking that the statisticians in the bowels of the BLS are on some sort of PR crusade to make the economy look better than it really is. The numbers are the numbers, they’re not misrepresenting them for politics, they’re doing the best they can.

Also, you should learn the difference between the weekly jobless claims data which is the gross data of new claims of benefits, and the monthly unemployment figure, which nets the newly hired from the newly jobless to come up with a “net” figure. That is the reason why you can have positive numbers in the “initial claims” data week after week, but in the monthly report show the non-farm payrolls rising.

I have to go poo-poo something else now, but I’ll be back later to check for your apology.


29 posted on 02/07/2013 8:21:20 AM PST by babble-on
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