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Old 03-10-2013, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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People are quick to point fingers, to blame Obama when there is high unemployment...

But when the UR drops (as it has), credit is not given, where credit is due...
Actually they blame the Republicans for blocking those job creation bills the Dems have all written as does the WH.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Part of the Dept of Labor BLS stats not mentioned by the lame stream media- Jan 1 to Feb 28, 296,000 fewer people are employed. Labor participation rate at its lowest in 40 years at 63.5 %
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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We'll see how much Obama believes that he's created all these jobs that his fan club claims he has created. When long-term unemployment handouts comes up again, if Obama keeps extending them, then he doesn't believe there are jobs.
I have a friend that lost her $500,000 a year Wall Street job three years ago and hasn't been able to find a job. You really can't be saying that receiving $350 a week in unemployment insurance is keeping her from finding another job. The same is true for anyone that lost only a $75,000/yr. job. That UE insurance does is provide a minimal existence, not replace one's former salary.

The meme that unemployment insurance gives people a reason to sit home and watch TV instead of re-joining the workforce is moronic.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Palo Alto
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Four years and trillions of dollars to get back to the point where it was at its worst under Bush and you're cheering.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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I have a friend that lost her $500,000 a year Wall Street job three years ago and hasn't been able to find a job. You really can't be saying that receiving $350 a week in unemployment insurance is keeping her from finding another job. The same is true for anyone that lost only a $75,000/yr. job. That UE insurance does is provide a minimal existence, not replace one's former salary.

The meme that unemployment insurance gives people a reason to sit home and watch TV instead of re-joining the workforce is moronic.
It's another piece of hate and misunderstanding that right wingers have.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:10 PM
 
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That UE insurance does is provide a minimal existence, not replace one's former salary.

The meme that unemployment insurance gives people a reason to sit home and watch TV instead of re-joining the workforce is moronic.
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It's another piece of hate and misunderstanding that right wingers have.
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Extending unemployment insurance benefits would:

Provide incentives for UI recipients to remain unemployed longer than they otherwise would have because UI benefits stop when recipients find a job or stop looking for work
CBO | Unemployment Insurance in the Wake of the Recent Recession
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:21 PM
 
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We'll see how much Obama believes that he's created all these jobs that his fan club claims he has created. When long-term unemployment handouts comes up again, if Obama keeps extending them, then he doesn't believe there are jobs.
malamute, that is a good point. How many times has UE been extended. I lost count.
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:22 PM
 
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People are quick to point fingers, to blame Obama when there is high unemployment...

But when the UR drops (as it has), credit is not given, where credit is due...
And you think those numbers truly reflect the state of the economy? How naive of you.... Oh sorry Obama, cats out of the bag, at least for some of us.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:11 PM
 
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But they have to keep the Obama cult believing even if nothing has gotten better for them.
I voted for Obama and I think the unemployment numbers would be worse if Republicans had more influence in Washington. I just think this monthy job post made on city-data is so redundant and has been going on for years. When we have a steady streak of 250,000+ a month then lets start talking.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:25 PM
 
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obama is on the road to sealing his legacy as one of the greatest leaders in american history. Even lincoln had his detractors but is now considered one of the greatest. 50 years from now obama will be in the club with the greatest of the great, maybe even on our currency. Go obama!
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