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Obama: ‘We still have a long way to go’ on jobs....No Thanks to you, Captain Obvious!
YahooNews ^ | 07/08/11 | Zachary Roth

Posted on 07/08/2011 9:18:19 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

In the wake of Friday's woeful jobs numbers, President Obama acknowledged that "we still have a long way to go and a lot of work to do" before the economy is working for Americans again. "The economy as a whole just isn't producing nearly enough jobs for everybody who's looking," Obama said in prepared comments in the White House Rose Garden. He cited "tough headwinds" that are exerting a drag on the economy, including natural disasters, high gas prices, economic turmoil in Europe, and state and local government budget cuts. The Labor Department reported this morning that the unemployment rate ticked up to 9.2 percent last month, with the economy adding just 18,000 jobs -- even fewer than May's paltry revised figure of 25,000.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections; Unclassified
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Do you sympathize with jobless Americans, Obama....seeing that you are the problem?
1 posted on 07/08/2011 9:18:21 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Christmas 2011: Unemployment: 9.5% - We still have a long way to go

July 4, 2012: Unemployment 10% - We still have a long way to go

Nov 7, 2012: I have a long way to go to move back to Chicago


2 posted on 07/08/2011 9:25:13 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

This country is going to throw Zero out of office in NOV 2012. And he is going to do all the work!!


3 posted on 07/08/2011 9:26:51 AM PDT by zavvone
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
In the same statement, I thought I heard him say "this recession".

Was listening on Fox News live at about 11AM EST. He statement was not on the White House Statements website - yet.

Did you catch it, and if so, is he signalling a Double Dip Recession that he owns?

4 posted on 07/08/2011 9:27:03 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Obama: ‘We still have a long way to go’ on jobs...”

You mean until you make it 50% unemployment?


5 posted on 07/08/2011 9:28:24 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

6 posted on 07/08/2011 9:30:05 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Obama acknowledged that “we still have a long way


And when you are heading in the wrong direction, you’ll never get there.

Bring back the exported manufacturing seed corn and we can grow jobs again.


7 posted on 07/08/2011 9:31:21 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
They are admitting to a dismal 18,000 jobs added this month- BEFORE NEXT MONTHS DOWNWARD REVISION!!!

Last month, and every month before that, they released highly inflated numbers

They had to "downgrade" the last two months by 44,000 to 25,000. That means they announced almost 300% of actual.

I can see being 10% or even 20% off. But 200% off? For the last 2 months?

If this months number is as inflated as all the others- then what is the real number?

Is it actually NEGATIVE?????

8 posted on 07/08/2011 9:32:15 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
He sounds like an employee that is about to be fired for incompetence. All the excuses and attempts to deflect responsibility and explain away why it isn't his fault or why his plans haven't worked have worn very thin even with the most lenient of independents.
9 posted on 07/08/2011 9:34:32 AM PDT by festusbanjo (When they stop listening to us at the ballot box, it's time for the ammo box.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Just before these numbers came out I heard a deputy mouthpice from the white house assuring us that we would be seeing 150,000 to 200,000 new jobs. The a-holes just make it up as they go along, and don't even try to sound convincing anymore.
10 posted on 07/08/2011 9:37:52 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Just before these numbers came out I heard a deputy mouthpiece from the white house assuring us that we would be seeing 150,000 to 200,000 new jobs. The a-holes just make it up as they go along, and don't even try to sound convincing anymore.
11 posted on 07/08/2011 9:38:19 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
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12 posted on 07/08/2011 9:38:49 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: hinckley buzzard

Baraq’s hair turned grey!
In 2 weeks, LOL.

Remember when the media was obsessed with Reagan’s hair color?
Wonder if they’ll be investigating Baraq’s barber with similar intensity?


13 posted on 07/08/2011 9:40:59 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Mr. K
Just watch the numbers for July. State and municipal employees have begun to be laid off in large numbers after new fiscal years began on 7/1. This report a month from now will have blood on it.
14 posted on 07/08/2011 9:41:35 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: baddog 219

A lot of both!....


15 posted on 07/08/2011 9:45:53 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: hinckley buzzard

The a-holes just make it up as they go along, and don’t even try to sound convincing anymore.

I can’t listen to the a-hole in charge speak at all. I turn it off every time.


16 posted on 07/08/2011 9:48:58 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

POTUS Obama is destroying the USA economy and jobs by his own design!!! You know what has been one the greatest drawbacks on job creation (There are many negative economy actions, all caused by POTUS Obama & the Democrat Party)??? Gasoline prices, driven up by purely Obama input!!! And....they, gas prices are climbing quickly again!!! Methinks the time has arrived for millions of Americans to speak out to both Democrat & Republican politicians, demanding the resignation or impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama & Joe Biden, one, a hater and destroyer of America, the other, an outright, blooming, buffoon!!!


17 posted on 07/08/2011 9:50:33 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Obama just doesn't get it, does he? And neither do any of the democrats; to a one, they all think that bondage is freedom.

Democrat Party bondage
18 posted on 07/08/2011 9:53:01 AM PDT by Oceander (The phrase "good enough for government work" is not meant as a compliment)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Got this in an e-mail on the 4th, just got around to reading it. This video is great! Pass it around.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=gQD9IaGoLWk

19 posted on 07/08/2011 9:57:32 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Oceander

These rat bastards are going to catch hell and any republican that goes along to get along is going to be buried with them!


20 posted on 07/08/2011 9:58:08 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Comment made on the YahooNews site:

“If you voted for Obama in ‘08 to prove you’re not a racist, vote for someone else in ‘12 to prove you’re not an idiot.”

Gotta love it....


21 posted on 07/08/2011 10:00:09 AM PDT by bbernard
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
AmericanIdler
22 posted on 07/08/2011 10:02:36 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: baddog 219

Arrogant incompetence. In way over his head.


23 posted on 07/08/2011 10:05:39 AM PDT by goldi (')
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
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24 posted on 07/08/2011 10:11:05 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: sr4402; All
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25 posted on 07/08/2011 10:15:00 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: nascarnation
Remember when the media was obsessed with Reagan’s hair color?
Wonder if they’ll be investigating Baraq’s barber with similar intensity?

Heh, Bill Clinton's hair color varied from one stop along the campaign trail to the next. Deliberate stagecraft, aimed at the expected crowd at each location.

Barry's going for the "elder statesman" look. As much as we scoff at it, that trick probably does help his numbers out there with those naive Americans who get all their information from the LSM.

26 posted on 07/08/2011 10:20:17 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: baddog 219
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27 posted on 07/08/2011 10:20:47 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
I just started a job last week after a very long period of unemployment. I'm presently telemarketing doing fund raising for various foundations and charities, e.g. breast cancer, veterans, police, etx. 20 years experience in the field as a software developer with now legacy code, and over the last 4 years accomplishing three concurrent associates degrees in object oriented programming including data-base (SQL), and web-development (courtesy of taxpayer sponsored MichgainWorks! program), I garnered ONE interview over the last year and a half.

So now I'm working 20 hours weekly at $7.40 / hour. That'll cut into the food stamps, but $140 weekly will subsidize Federal Bank of Mom & Dad (retired) anti-homeless efforts on my behalf.

In any case, what I've heard over and over again over the last two weeks: "No. I can't donate. I just lost my job" And these people are tore up about that they CAN'T help.

The stories I'm hearing are hair raising. Undoubtedly there's a fair number of atypical sob story to get the telemarketer off their backs, but the number of people that are indicating that they're in the same boat as my folks are in providing for me is just phenomenal; its staggering to contemplate.

Based on what I can tell, a ball of crap began rolling down hill sometime about 8 months ago and is gathering mass as it careens down-slope. Its common to hear people say they're unemployed for over one year, but the number who are indicating they just lost their job is very alarming.

28 posted on 07/08/2011 10:21:16 AM PDT by raygun (http://bastiat.org/en/the_law DOT html)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
"‘We still have a long way to go’ on jobs"

But now...off to my Montana vacation!

29 posted on 07/08/2011 10:24:59 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Cobra64
The image in post # 25 really needs this sound effect added to it.
30 posted on 07/08/2011 10:30:44 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Most economists believe that cutting spending will reduce growth, not boost it, and that additional government spending is needed in the short term to create demand.

same economists that thought the porkulus would help the economy...

31 posted on 07/08/2011 10:35:05 AM PDT by MulberryDraw ( Where's the democrat budget? What's the plan?)
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To: raygun

I agree....I think the problem is much worse than the damn whack left media won’t report.


32 posted on 07/08/2011 10:51:38 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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Click the Pic

My vicious cat Rocket cruelly cuts one from the herd

It was the one who didn't donate


Become a monthly donor and end FReepathons

33 posted on 07/08/2011 10:57:27 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
"Stocks dive after dismal June jobs report
U.S. employers created only 18,000 net jobs in June, the fewest in nine months and a fraction of what many economists expected. Private companies added jobs at the slowest pace in more than a year. The unemployment rate edged up to 9.2 percent, its highest level this year." - [emphasis mine]
Heh, who'd thunk that adding 18k jobs results in an increase in the unenjoyment rate? I guess that happens in an economy where government leaders, none of which ever held a job in the private sector, and only know of reality through their academic promulgations released ex cathedra from on high in their ivory towers, that government must spend its way out of a deficit.
34 posted on 07/08/2011 11:52:48 AM PDT by raygun (http://bastiat.org/en/the_law DOT html)
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To: raygun
Heh, who'd thunk that adding 18k jobs results in an increase in the unenjoyment rate?

Every month, about 100,000 more Americans enter the job market. It's called population growth.

Consequently, the economy needs to generate about 100,000 new jobs per month just to maintain the current rate of unemployment.

In this context, a mere 18 thousand new jobs is utterly pathetic.

35 posted on 07/08/2011 12:01:38 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: okie01
That's an interesting twist of semantics. Because population growth results in workers not part of unemployment numbers; they were never in the workforce in the first place. Unemployment numbers are based on unenjoyment claims, i.e. removal from workforce.

So to say that private sector employers added any jobs whatsoever while the unenjoyment numbers increases is ludicrous 1984 Newspeak at the epitome of folly.

That would be akin to funding a government program through the budget savings realized from the decrease in projected increase of current spending.

36 posted on 07/08/2011 12:30:27 PM PDT by raygun (http://bastiat.org/en/the_law DOT html)
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To: FrankR

I saw that due to the budget “crisis” Baraq cancelled his vacation trip to Montana this weekend.


37 posted on 07/08/2011 12:34:04 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation
Oh, he'll make up for it with a couple extra rounds of golf...obama never let's work interfere with his pleasure...


PRIORITIES


38 posted on 07/08/2011 12:44:54 PM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: raygun
That's an interesting twist of semantics.

1. The report says the economy created 18,000 new jobs. Fact.

2. About 100,000 new people enter the job market every month, due to population growth. Fact.

3. Therefore, the economy needs to create 100,000 new jobs every month, just to stay even. Fact.

3. The unemployment rate went up to 9.2% in the last report. Fact.

How is that "an interesting twist of semantics"?

I fail to understand what the disagreement is, if any.

39 posted on 07/08/2011 1:32:29 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Hey, let’s blame Bush! /s/


40 posted on 07/08/2011 2:20:41 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: okie01
Your #2 fact is sticking in my craw.

The 'new people' - due to population growth - are not IN the job market. They are seeking to get in.

For thr unemployment statistics to increase, existing workers had to become unemployed.

I'll acquiesce to your position that its a wash. That is the new number of undocumented new workers as yet not in the workforce and seeking to get in, those that were in and are now canned, and those who just plain gave up....

Its a wash.

P.S. I hope you believe - as do I - we're on the same page; you one one, I on the other side.

41 posted on 07/08/2011 3:33:48 PM PDT by raygun (http://bastiat.org/en/the_law DOT html)
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To: hinckley buzzard

and wait until they ‘adjust’ this 18,000 figure next month

after reducing the last TWO months by 44,000 each, this could end up being NEGATIVE


42 posted on 07/08/2011 4:16:20 PM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: raygun
The 'new people' - due to population growth - are not IN the job market. They are seeking to get in.

For thr unemployment statistics to increase, existing workers had to become unemployed.

I was seeking to reinforce your observation. Since the new 100,000 weren't accounted for in the unemployment statistics, things were even worse than the numbers made them seem.

I believe we're in agreement -- just approaching the problem from two different aspects.

43 posted on 07/08/2011 9:21:12 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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