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What??
« on: February 12, 2011, 08:18:57 PM »
 :o over 10 percent unemployment??  :o 


http://www.gallup.com/poll/125639/Gallup-Daily-Workforce.aspx


Did I miss this on the news?



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Re: What??
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011, 08:41:01 PM »
:o over 10 percent unemployment??  :o 


http://www.gallup.com/poll/125639/Gallup-Daily-Workforce.aspx


Did I miss this on the news?


Hmmmmm.....Why are you  :o  :o

I think it is more like 17.5 % ....But then thats just my way of thinking. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 08:52:27 PM »
Hmmmmm.....Why are you  :o  :o

I think it is more like 17.5 % ....But then thats just my way of thinking.

well yeah, you are right if we include all of those who are discouraged and simply have quit searching for work and are not receiving any unemployment checks.

However, I thought the news reported, earlier in the week, there was a decline from around 9.6% to around 9%. Where does this 10.3% come from on Feb 11th?  What is going on? Smells fishy to me!

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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2011, 09:02:59 PM »
OK, I went to thehill.com and found something on this subject....

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/801-economy/143579-poll-unemployment-is-biggest-problem-to-be-tackled

Of course The Hill leans way over to the left and so this column is written to try to make the Dems appear as though they care the most about jobs. We all know better.

However, check out the job numbers in this article.

If Obama doesnt bring these job numbers down considerably... He will lose reelection. That is my thought and I dont see him doing much to help this solve this issue.

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2011, 06:04:44 AM »
G.B. had a guy on his show Friday that said if everyone was counted that the true rate would be close to 20%. I think that may be a little high. I'm just thankfull that I have a decent job. :-\
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2011, 08:14:20 AM »
The feds routinely "cook the books" on a lot of issues; unemployment is one of them.

Gallup and Rasmussen, among others, routinely release their own surveys of the unemployed showing numbers considerably higher than the government's. More to the point, NOBODY EVER releases numbers lower than the government's.

My guess is that the true overall unemployment rate is closer to 20%. In my field (highway construction) it's well over 30% in many parts of the country.

Government numbers are almost always flawed, if for no other reason than that they're produced by politicians and their appointees. In the case of unemployment statistics, the government leaves out the underemployed (full-time workers forced into part-time work, workers forced to take significant pay cuts, etc.) and those who have simply left the job market once their unemployment comp benefits expired. (Some have also taken early retirement.)

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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2011, 11:37:32 AM »
The feds routinely "cook the books" on a lot of issues; unemployment is one of them.

Gallup and Rasmussen, among others, routinely release their own surveys of the unemployed showing numbers considerably higher than the government's. More to the point, NOBODY EVER releases numbers lower than the government's.

My guess is that the true overall unemployment rate is closer to 20%. In my field (highway construction) it's well over 30% in many parts of the country.

Government numbers are almost always flawed, if for no other reason than that they're produced by politicians and their appointees. In the case of unemployment statistics, the government leaves out the underemployed (full-time workers forced into part-time work, workers forced to take significant pay cuts, etc.) and those who have simply left the job market once their unemployment comp benefits expired. (Some have also taken early retirement.)

Why?????  do people feel that people have left the job market once their unemployment comp benefits expired.  I know people who keep looking all the time.   
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2011, 03:10:21 PM »
Why?????  do people feel that people have left the job market once their unemployment comp benefits expired.  I know people who keep looking all the time.   

I agree with you, but I guess we can blame the confusion on how our govenrment determines the status of unemployed workers. I know you know this already.  ;)


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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2011, 03:31:38 PM »
As o b will become a unemployed worker will he get unemployment comp at the end of his 4 years?    :-\  Along with the VP.   ;D
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2011, 06:07:26 PM »
And Obama wonders why....


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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2011, 07:31:27 PM »
I believe the MSM, Michelle and Obama believe he will win the presidency again. Also, I have made note of quite a few polls which state Obama is well ahead of the Republican front runners.  :))

If he is to win, he had better make some drastic moves to help turn around this economic current which is pulling him under and sinking him. The problem is that his core political beliefs go against capitalism.

I think many people believe he will win a 2nd term. What are they basing this on? His likeability? It will take more than his amicable personality to win the prize the 2nd time. Also, I dont think the Tea Party will allow a John McCain type to win the GoP nomination this time. I am convinced the Tea Party will place the MSM in checkmate during the New Jersey primary.

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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2011, 05:05:51 AM »
As o b will become a unemployed worker will he get unemployment comp at the end of his 4 years?    :-\  Along with the VP.   ;D

Based on how poor a job he's done as a stand-in for a real President, the real question should be, will he deserve to even draw oxygen?

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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2011, 07:47:36 AM »
Based on how poor a job he's done as a stand-in for a real President, the real question should be, will he deserve to even draw oxygen?


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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2011, 09:45:31 AM »
My fondest wish is that in January 2013, when Hussein's replacement is sworn in, the new President orders federal marshals to seize Obama and his White House team, and have these crooks in cages at Gitmo by sundown.


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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2011, 11:44:48 AM »
My fondest wish is that in January 2013, when Hussein's replacement is sworn in, the new President orders federal marshals to seize Obama and his White House team, and have these crooks in cages at Gitmo by sundown.

You dont sound as though you are the type to show any mercy. However, I would like Rahm to go with them to Gitmo too!

 

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