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Improving?

April 10, 2013

Here we go again! On Thursday, the federal government reported the weekly number of persons filing for unemployment was 385,000....

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bornandraised

Apr-10-13 12:21 AM

As long as there are sheeple to believe it..

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Premier

Apr-10-13 5:25 AM

When people stop looking for work or their unemployment runs out this administration considers that as a job created.

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gavinf56

Apr-10-13 5:37 AM

We are in the midst of one of the worst economic recoveries of the last 100 years. You don't really expect the Obamaphites to tell you that, do you?

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USABorn

Apr-10-13 5:43 AM

"One has to wonder how long this administration can continue to spin the facts concerning the economy."

As long as they can move their lips.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Apr-10-13 6:00 AM

Don't worry, be happy.

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VinceKnauff

Apr-10-13 6:29 AM

Two things - 88,000 jobs added wasn't for the week. It was for the month of March. And the only reason that the unemployment rate has been going down the last several months is that hundreds of thousands of people are leaving the workforce every month and are therefore no longer counted in the employment statistics. In March it was over 600,000 leaving the workforce. If you counted the people that are still of working age and have given up looking for work and those with part-time jobs that want full-time (the U-6 rate) unemployment would be near 14%.

The only think making Obummer's unemployment rate look as good as it does is that the baby boomers are retiring and leaving the workforce.

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Tgrammiex4

Apr-10-13 6:52 AM

"Don't worry, be happy." Should have been Obama's campaign song,LOL I can hear him singing it to his fans LOL.

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CMReeder

Apr-10-13 8:16 AM

Yes this is what one gets with the obstructing right and let's not forget the sequestor. The right doesn't want things to improve.

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SteelerFan

Apr-10-13 8:27 AM

Laughable Chuck, laughable.

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Tgrammiex4

Apr-10-13 8:30 AM

Mr. Reeder, speaking only for myself, I , as a "righty" DO want things to get better. I want my grandkids to get jobs they can make a living wage on,i want them to suceed in life.I want them to live within thier means and be financially responsible.How do I teach them to do that when they see thier own country can't do that? This country spends/wastes way more than they take in. No effort is being made to promote buisiness and widen the tax base. No penalties are being levied on buisiness that is going south or wherever to pay lower wages or get out of paying for benefits.As far as sequestration, I believe that was Obama's little brainchild.We do want this country to prosper and improve, we just think there may be alternative ways to accomplish it.

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philunderwood

Apr-10-13 8:36 AM

According to the BLS, in 2001 there were 138M employed. That dropped to 136M in ‘02, rose to 146M during ‘06 and ‘07. Dropped to 138M in ’10 and remains at 139M. When one considers the population growth during that period, you can’t possibly consider that a recovery. The President and Obamaphiles aren’t interested in getting at the truth however; they’re only interested convincing themselves and others that reality is what they want it to be.

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enigma

Apr-10-13 8:41 AM

Chuck,"Yes this is what one gets with the obstructing right and let's not forget the sequestor. The right doesn't want things to improve."

Yeah let's not forget the sequester, which was Obama's idea and some desperate, foolish Republicans went along with it. How far left is Chuck that he considers Obama to be "the right"? Let's also not forget that the sequester is only bad because Obama is using it as a political tool and that it is not a cut in spending at all, but just a reduction in the rate of growth.

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gavinf56

Apr-10-13 9:13 AM

We are now entering the 3rd summer after the Obama administration's promised "Recovery Summer" of 2010.

Maybe this year it will happen, but I'm not holding my breath.

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VinceKnauff

Apr-10-13 10:09 AM

"Yes this is what one gets with the obstructing right and let's not forget the sequestor. The right doesn't want things to improve."

Chuck - what would you have to say if not for your ready access to Liberal talking points. I understand that you were unable to defend your unconstitutional claims in that thread last Friday. Try this time defending your claim that the sequester is the reason for the bad jobs report.

This is just the latest excuse Obama has cited for his lousy jobs record. A few others were - The fiscal cliff, The debt limit debate, Arab spring, The tsunami in Japan, superstorm Sandy, and lots of others. Excuses get old after a while, don't you think?

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Bufftrev1

Apr-10-13 10:29 AM

Hi Vince.. yes, excuses do get old.. especially ones like high taxes on 'job creators', or regulations, or the EPA..

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spike2

Apr-10-13 11:00 AM

How many jobless people do any of you know? The numbers should bounce a bit in the next few months. I am not implying a recovery but many layoffs end. How are the retirements calculated into the numbers? Everyone knows we are in a slow recovery. Until our elected officials learn to really compromise (yes, both sides) we will remain in a standstill.

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philunderwood

Apr-10-13 11:45 AM

When you quote actual BLS statistics like we’re always asked to do they simply get ignored; it’s no wonder we can’t get an intelligent discussion going with our progressive posters.

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VinceKnauff

Apr-10-13 12:05 PM

"Hi Vince.. yes, excuses do get old.. especially ones like high taxes on 'job creators', or regulations, or the EPA."

Buff - please explain how these factors have nothing to do with labor numbers as you imply they do. Or are you simply another Liberal in the mold of Chuck Reeder - one who knows nothing other than what they read on Liberal websites.

Every dollar taxed or regulated away from a business owner is one that they do not have to invest in their business. This is just plain common sense. But I know that is asking too much (common sense) of our Liberal friends.

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Bufftrev1

Apr-10-13 12:58 PM

Hi Vince .. I'm afraid I didn't imply anything of the sort.. I cited a specific portion of your post and correspondingly inaccurate republican nonsense. Republicans cited taxes on 'job creators' ad nauseum for the economic ills of this country, a study by the CRS, commissioned by republucans proved that to be false. Republicans talk occasionally about the will of the people, public polling showed people want an EPA.. excuses can be found on both sides of the aisle.

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VinceKnauff

Apr-10-13 2:12 PM

Buff - when you backpedal as fast as you are there your chain can come off your bicycle.

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Bufftrev1

Apr-10-13 2:24 PM

Hi Vince .. it isn't my fault if you can't keep up.. I could try typing slower for you.

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eriklatranyi

Apr-10-13 3:34 PM

The economy stinks and President Obama continues to make excuses and blame others.

What a bold leader!

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idiottwo

Apr-10-13 4:31 PM

I'm still waiting for the debt to be cut in half. No accountability. Zero.

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gavinf56

Apr-10-13 8:17 PM

Well you know, when it comes down to a mere $750 billion a year (1/2 of the $1.5 trillion budget shortfall his first year in office), the Obama sycophants will claim that he has kept that promise ignoring the fact that he was talking about a G. W. budget shortfall of $450 billion at the time.

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msgjsheets

Apr-10-13 8:44 PM

Unfortunately Richard, the Administration can continue to spin it as long as there are more Chucks out there to drink the KoolAid!!!!

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