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Old 02-12-2016, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Why does he continue to get a pass on the **** he says......?

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Donald Trump said he “heard” the unemployment rate was really 42%. It’s not. That figure would include retirees, teenagers, stay-at-home parents and anyone else who doesn’t need or want to work.

The unemployment rate is actually 4.9% for January.

If Trump wanted to include the underemployed (part-time workers wanting full-time work) and the “marginally attached” (those who have given up looking for a job but had looked for one in the past year), then he could use 9.9% as his number for the underemployed and the unemployed. That’s the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ “U-6″ measurement of labor underutilization, its most comprehensive statistic on those who are underemployed or unemployed but want to work.

Fact check: Trump wildly inflates unemployment
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:31 PM
 
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What took you so long to post this? I've been waiting for 3 days now.
Do you really think anybody, anyone cares if he said it was 167 percent other than liberals who aren't voting for him anyway? Get over it and face the music and quit wasting your time.
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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Donald Trump on unemployment: He's right that it's 40% - Fortune

What Is The Real Unemployment Rate? | Demos

Alternate Unemployment Charts This shows a much higher rate than is being announced by media and anyone that has a clue, neighbors, relatives, knows that unemployment is not that low.

The main reason people don't get this is a lack of education in economics. I can't fix that.

I hope these links help you to understand. "Google" is a handy tool.
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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David Stockman Says Unemployment Is Really 42.9 Percent

Granted it's from 6 months ago, but the article is revealing to those who don't understand how employment/unemployment are calculated.
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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I agree BucFan. Because it shows Trump's lack of understanding of the job market. I doubt he knows that America has a ridiculously high number of un-filled jobs. This is part of why we issue so many H1B1 visas, we don't have the talent and corporations won't often offer OTJ training.

Why a young voter with an uncertain vocational future would vote for Trump, I don't know. He doesn't even have the Economics piece. (And of course doesn't have international relations, governance, military, etc., guess he's occasionally funny though, is that worth a vote?)
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Ask 10 experts what the true unemployment rate is and you'll get 10 different answers.

Trump 2016
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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I agree BucFan. Because it shows Trump's lack of understanding of the job market. I doubt he knows that America has a ridiculously high number of un-filled jobs. This is part of why we issue so many H1B1 visas, we don't have the talent and corporations won't often offer OTJ training.

Why a young voter with an uncertain vocational future would vote for Trump, I don't know. He doesn't even have the Economics piece. (And of course doesn't have international relations, governance, military, etc., guess he's occasionally funny though, is that worth a vote?)
Why would a young voter vote for Trump? So they don't get out of high school and end up working part-time at a fast food joint. Or, a college student doesn't end up selling life insurance or working part-time at Wal-Mart. Most students with loans can't even afford to make loan payments. http://www.newsweek.com/2015/06/05/m...ss-335821.html and http://www.buzzfeed.com/krystieyando...plo#.ci47aGo4Q

And, the corporations were letting people go to put foreign workers in: Southern California Edison IT workers 'beyond furious' over H-1B replacements | Computerworld and 5 shocking examples of H-1B visa program abuse | CIO

Keep in mind that students graduating, both high school and college, are not counted among the unemployed and neither are those that are no longer able to draw unemployment.
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Old 02-12-2016, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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]Why would a young voter vote for Trump? So they don't get out of high school and end up working part-time at a fast food joint.[/b] Or, a college student doesn't end up selling life insurance or working part-time at Wal-Mart. Most students with loans can't even afford to make loan payments. http://www.newsweek.com/2015/06/05/m...ss-335821.html and http://www.buzzfeed.com/krystieyando...plo#.ci47aGo4Q

And, the corporations were letting people go to put foreign workers in: Southern California Edison IT workers 'beyond furious' over H-1B replacements | Computerworld and 5 shocking examples of H-1B visa program abuse | CIO

Keep in mind that students graduating, both high school and college, are not counted among the unemployed and neither are those that are no longer able to draw unemployment.
Where are these jobs going to come from?

Seriously.

How is Trump going to create these jobs when he can't even be bothered to hire Americans for his properties?

Donald Trump Companies Sought Over 1,100 Foreign Worker Visas: Report - Fortune
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Old 02-12-2016, 02:18 PM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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In Trump's case most of these visa were H2b, not H1b. It is not a matter of American workers being incapable of working those jobs, it is that Trump and his other business buddies are not willing to pay a wage that inspires people to apply for those jobs - you know, a living wage. These folks are the maids, gardeners, cashiers, and such. H2b visas are worse than H1b in that that they help keep the lower end wages artificially low. The businesses must have those people to function, if they can't fill the slot at minimum wage they have to increase the starting wage until they get applicants. This is part of the reason that a janitor can no longer support a family. Ultimately, we, the tax payers, pay for those visas, in services such as education and food stamps for the low wage immigrant workers utilizing the visa, and the whole safety net for the unemployed American worker whose job they took. Most of these visa holders are, ahem, Mexican or Cental American citizens. But, I guess that is fine, just as long as it benefits Trump. The hypocrisy is just mind boggling.
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The visas the Trump companies have relied on the most—H-2B—is a subset of the H-2 visa program that covers nonagricultural foreign workers. (H-2A visas are for farm workers.) The H-2 program is often criticized for leaving workers vulnerable to employer abuses. Last month, a Buzzfeed investigation portrayed the system as one that—at times—fosters modern-day slavery.
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Old 02-12-2016, 02:19 PM
 
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Where are these jobs going to come from?

Seriously.

How is Trump going to create these jobs when he can't even be bothered to hire Americans for his properties?

Donald Trump Companies Sought Over 1,100 Foreign Worker Visas: Report - Fortune
"Trump owns companies that have sought to import at least 1,100 foreign workers on temporary visas since 2000, according to U.S. Department of Labor data reviewed by Reuters. Most of the applications were approved, the data show."

Exclusive: Donald Trump's companies have sought visas to import at least 1,100 workers | Reuters

I don't care for Trump, but, seriously?

That comes out to 73.3 workers a year or .07% of his work force...

Now that you know this (because you refused to investigate your liberal propagandists) will you continue to repeat this nonsense from a third party liberal rag claiming to be news?
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