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    Re: U.S. Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Declines to 8.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Keep ****ing that chicken, Conservative. It's pretty funny.
    Your support for Obama says a lot about you and liberals in general. They always buy rhetoric and ignore substance. You voted for Obama with less qualifications than any other President in modern history and are getting the results most of us who reviewed his resume knew we would get. The best you can do is divert from the record, ignore his overwhelming control of Congress, and divert to Bush three years after Bush left office. Think that is a winning proposition?

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    Re: U.S. Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Declines to 8.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Bush lied by moving the decimal point. It was really 50% per year.
    What's the old saying? Figures don't lie, but liars figure?


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    Re: U.S. Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Declines to 8.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Now I argue no president controls this. However, it is funny that you think the leap from 2008 to 2009 had nothing to do with what happened before obama became president.

    Please tell me what Congress does in your world?

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    Re: U.S. Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Declines to 8.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Please tell me what Congress does in your world?
    In Conservative's world Congress climbs into a time machine and prevents millions of people from taking out no paperwork mortgages and driving up housing costs into a genormous bubble.

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    Re: U.S. Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Declines to 8.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I'm sure that I don't want to cite misleading statistics like you just did! Because that would mask the fact that unemployment was about 8% and soaring the day that Bush handed over the keys to Obama.
    Nothing misleading about it. All came from monthly BLS unemployment data.

    Do you dispute the numbers ???

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    Re: U.S. Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Declines to 8.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    What's the old saying? Figures don't lie, but liars figure?

    Interesting, I don't see Bush unemployment numbers higher than Obama's. When did Bush ever have 8.6% unemployment and what was it three years after Bush took office?

    Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
    Original Data Value

    Series Id: LNS14000000
    Seasonally Adjusted
    Series title: (Seas) Unemployment Rate
    Labor force status: Unemployment rate
    Type of data: Percent or rate
    Age: 16 years and over
    Years: 2001 to 2011

    Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    2001 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.9 5.0 5.3 5.5 5.7
    2002 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.9 6.0
    2003 5.8 5.9 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0 5.8 5.7
    2004 5.7 5.6 5.8 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.4
    2005 5.3 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9
    2006 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.4
    2007 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.4 4.6 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.7 5.0
    2008 5.0 4.8 5.1 4.9 5.4 5.6 5.8 6.1 6.2 6.6 6.8 7.3
    2009 7.8 8.2 8.6 8.9 9.4 9.5 9.5 9.7 9.8 10.1 9.9 9.9
    2010 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.8 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.4
    2011 9.0 8.9 8.8 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.0 8.6

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    Re: U.S. Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Declines to 8.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Nothing misleading about it. All came from monthly BLS unemployment data.

    Do you dispute the numbers ???
    Of course it's misleading. It suggests that Obama took over with a 5% unemployment rate, when in fact the rate was 8% and skyrocketing when he took over.

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    Re: U.S. Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Declines to 8.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Interesting, I don't see Bush unemployment numbers higher than Obama's.
    Of course you don't. His recession was obviously still screaming toward its nadir when he exited stage left.

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    Re: U.S. Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Declines to 8.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    What's the old saying? Figures don't lie, but liars figure?

    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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    Re: U.S. Jobless Rate Unexpectedly Declines to 8.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Of course it's misleading. It suggests that Obama took over with a 5% unemployment rate, when in fact the rate was 8% and skyrocketing when he took over.
    No, unemployment was NEVER 8% under Bush.

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