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Old 01-09-2010, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Gone
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Conservatives complaints are not about governments inability to create jobs, but rather it's inhibition of job growth through interference.
Can you see the difference now or are you choosing to be contrary?
I know EXACTLY what thier complaints are about, been around politics long enough to know it is business as usual, and yes we are talking left AND right.
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:33 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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The only jobs government can create, are government jobs. Building bigger government.
What government can do, is tax and then spend.
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Marion, IA
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Dont worry. Obama and the democrats have been working on a nice new healthcare bill that will put all our troubles to rest.
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:03 AM
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WOW 85,000 jobs lost in Dec and unemployment is 17% WOW again



Jan. 8 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. unexpectedly lost 85,000 jobs in December, supporting Federal Reserve forecasts that a labor market recovery will take time and making it more likely interest rates will stay near zero for the next six months.

The so-called underemployment rate -- which includes part- time workers who’d prefer a full-time position and people who want work but have given up looking -- rose to 17.3 percent from 17.2 percent.

The Obama administration is under pressure because about half of the jobs lost during the recession have occurred since the president’s inauguration in January of last year.

“This is a very stubborn recession,” Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said in an interview today on Bloomberg Television. “We’re going to have to work harder to create jobs.”


U.S. Economy: Payrolls Unexpectedly Dropped 85,000 in December - BusinessWeek

The good news is that when unemployment goes above 50%, the RATE (libs love to point to this indicator as a measure of "success" in a sea of failure) of jobs lost will probably go down. There will not be that many jobs left to lose!
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:01 AM
 
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But how can we expect to see better unemployment numbers when we haven't completely emptied our nations coffers?? Come on people!!
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:09 AM
 
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That 85,000 number, in context, is actually really good. It's far, far lower than anything we've seen in a year.

Another sign the economy's on the road to recovery and even the lagging indicator of employment is starting to budge!
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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That 85,000 number, in context, is actually really good. It's far, far lower than anything we've seen in a year.

Another sign the economy's on the road to recovery and even the lagging indicator of employment is starting to budge!
But the extended benefits are skyrocketing. That number they don't tell you.

The last number reported for week ending 12/19 was over 5 million. So people are falling off the rolls but not because they found work; they moved over to EUC.
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Here
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The good news is that when unemployment goes above 50%, the RATE (libs love to point to this indicator as a measure of "success" in a sea of failure) of jobs lost will probably go down. There will not be that many jobs left to lose!
That's pretty much what I've been saying for the last few months now. So many jobs have been shed that eventually, you simply run out of jobs to lose which results in lower lost job estimates each month. It's a damn no-brainer yet we have fools on here boasting that Obama's "plans" are working, unemployment/job losses are going down, things are going swell, high five's all around, etc, etc.

Get real people. Things are not getting better and from what I'm seeing out there, things are going to get worse.
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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That's pretty much what I've been saying for the last few months now. So many jobs have been shed that eventually, you simply run out of jobs to lose which results in lower lost job estimates each month. It's a damn no-brainer yet we have fools on here boasting that Obama's "plans" are working, unemployment/job losses are going down, things are going swell, high five's all around, etc, etc.

Get real people. Things are not getting better and from what I'm seeing out there, things are going to get worse.
Yup..I think it would be in better context to report both the unemployment and emergency unemployment numbers.
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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GOP day 1: We want less government! Get government out of our lives!

GOP day 2: Why isn't the government creating more jobs for us, this is an outrage!

GOP day 3: Why is the government spending more money to create jobs! We can't afford this!

LOL right on point
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