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    re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Anyone who seriously believes the unemployment rate has fallen has a serious problem and seriously needs to have their head examined.

    What's seriously pathetic about our citizens is that a lot of them will seriously believe it.

    Houston...we have a serious problem.
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    re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Yep, according to conservatives it's the government's fault that private employers aren't hiring faster. Incredible.
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    re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Anyone who seriously believes the unemployment rate has fallen has a serious problem and seriously needs to have their head examined.

    What's seriously pathetic about our citizens is that a lot of them will seriously believe it.

    Houston...we have a serious problem.
    If I were against your position (and I'm not), I would be screaming...numbers don't lie. And then I would do a comparrison to the previous president.
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    re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Anyone who seriously believes the unemployment rate has fallen has a serious problem and seriously needs to have their head examined.

    What's seriously pathetic about our citizens is that a lot of them will seriously believe it.

    Houston...we have a serious problem.
    There is no question that the unemployment rate has fallen. To deny it is simply to deny reality.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    I can't speak for Republicans, but I would promote a 3rd, 4th, and 5th party.
    I agree with that. But what were the republicans solutions to unemployment? The extreme called for letting the auto industry die and anti stimulus then unemployment very well could be A LOT higher right now.... And guess whose fault it would be if Obama didnt pass the stimulus and the unemployment was a lot higher???? Obama's....


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    re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Amazing, just amazing all of the right wingers who expect government to be the solution to the problem. Change the president, and unemployment will drop, and we'll all live happily ever after.

    The country is in deep doo doo, no question. Unemployment is much higher than advertised. Fewer than half of recent college grads have jobs that reflect their level of education. The rest are either unemployed or flipping burgers (or similar). The high school dropouts, and there are a lot of them, are pretty much unemployable. What are they doing? Meanwhile, since fewer are paying taxes, being unemployed and all, and since the feds have been on a spending spree for decades now, we seem to be acquiring something of a debt.

    The Congress is dysfunctional, totally tied up in knots with hyperpartisan lack of willingness to do anything that makes the dreaded other side look good, regardless of what is needed for the country.

    and we're looking for a superman to ride his white horse into the White House and set it all right. It ain't gonna happen, folks. No one person is going to get us out of the doldrums we're in now.
    Agreed.

    No one person, or even a handful, left or right, will lift us out of this mess. That's quite evident.

    It will take a major political action by the great majority at or near the center of the political spectrum to ever create the reparative political action America's citizens need.
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    re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I agree with that. But what were the republicans solutions to unemployment? The extreme called for letting the auto industry die and anti stimulus then unemployment very well could be A LOT higher right now.... And guess whose fault it would be if Obama didnt pass the stimulus and the unemployment was a lot higher???? Obama's....
    The Republican solution for everything is cutting regulations (yeah! Let's go back to the same crap that caused the recession!) and trickle down economics (larger budget deficits here we come!).
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    re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    There is no question that the unemployment rate has fallen. To deny it is simply to deny reality.
    To believe the unemployment rate has fallen is the denial of reality...and the proof of a need for a head examination.
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    re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    Maybe Obama will get lucky and everyone who's unemployed will drop out of the labor market, that way the unemployment rate will plummet and he won't have to create any jobs to look like a hero. I know the main stream media will play along with it, because it's an election year and they will do anything to make sure their Messiah retains his throne.
    Grim I could understand the attacks on Obama (because the economy is floundering) if not for the fact that the alternative is just old hat trickle down theory which has obviously not worked well for the past couple of decades.

    If Conservatives are going to criticize what Obama you'd better offer an alternative. I think when the debates happen the fact they have no real alternative is going to become apparent to most Americans.
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    re: Only 115,000 jobs added in April; unemployment rate dips to 8.1 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    There is no question that the unemployment rate has fallen. To deny it is simply to deny reality.
    False numbers aren't real numbers.
    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT on Nov 8th, 2012 View Post
    Over the next four years the economy will continue to rebound and we will gradually get deficits under control. The real esate market will rebound, unemployment will fall to 6.5% or below, and GDP growth will stand at 3.5 - 4%. We won't be in any wars. And conservatives will still be whining.

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