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    Re: 41 percent of adults don't work

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    They're idiots- apparently. LOL - active duty means you're actively on duty . . . you're not active duty if you're not actively on duty. Makes me wonder about their reasoning throughout.
    it is odd, but that's the way its always been and I've looked for a rational, but havent' found one yet.
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    Re: 41 percent of adults don't work

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonsa View Post
    it is odd, but that's the way its always been and I've looked for a rational, but havent' found one yet.
    Well - if they're talking about 'active duty deployed' - they (usually) leave jobs to deploy and that is their new source of income.

    But - a lot don't qualify as such . . . many are currently active duty - there and here - and aren't 'leaving' a job behind to do so.
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    Re: 41 percent of adults don't work

    Labor force participation did hit its lowest point in decades during the recession. This is a problem, because it showed that the labor market was even crappier than what the unemployment rate suggested, because that only counts people out of a job and still looking for work. An unprecedented number of people simply gave up looking, because they couldn't find anything. However, labor participation usually hovers around 65%. There are a lot of adults who have no reason or ability to work. That shouldn't surprise us.
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    Re: 41 percent of adults don't work

    This thread makes me so mad at old people that retired and those lazy ass disable veterans. Clearly, as this thread indicates, they are all terrible people.
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    Re: 41 percent of adults don't work

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    This thread makes me so mad at old people that retired and those lazy ass disable veterans. Clearly, as this thread indicates, they are all terrible people.
    And students! Don't get me started on those good-for-nothing students with all their fancy book learnin'!!
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    Re: 41 percent of adults don't work

    I was ordered by the transplant center to not work there for a while.

    I still have restrictions. Like not lifting more than 20 lbs.

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    Re: 41 percent of adults don't work

    That number is going to grow as 1.) America ages 2.) older business owners opt to retire rather than fight government anymore and 3.) goverment makes more people eligible for disability and other benefits.

    A MAJOR cause of unemployment and people just dropping out are senior aged business owners who see the President cursing and targeting them every day, are under constant and increasing threats and demands from government regulators at all levels, and decide to just shut it all down - thus everyone loses their job. The owner then retires, reduces his expenses - spending less - and that lower level of spending still hits other businesses in terms of lost income and lost jobs.

    Every week I see more small businesses - the kind that employ 3, 8, 15, 20 employees closed down. 100% of large businesses have except the utility company. It has become a snowballing effect. I do know small business owners - all older - who mean it when they said they will just close shop and retire if Obama wins. They are tired of fighting it all and always being called greedy and evil. If they reduce their personal expenditures, they have enough to very comfortably retire on. All their employees then lose everything, nearly all go on goverment assistance, and every business that owner and those employees bought from takes that hit too.

    I believe that is exactly what will happen on an rapidly escalating level - and that is what companies and business owners - large and small - are increasingly sounding the panic alarm about.

    If Obama would be sooooo good for the economy, why are business owners and managers so adament against his re-election as a strong economy would benefit them most of all?

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    Re: 41 percent of adults don't work

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    This thread makes me so mad at old people that retired and those lazy ass disable veterans. Clearly, as this thread indicates, they are all terrible people.
    What a weak response. Very Obama like.

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    Re: 41 percent of adults don't work

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonsa View Post
    There are 86,000,000 people who are out of the labour force (it is unfortunate they are labelled "dont want work"/

    Of that approximately 38,000,000 are retirees.
    13.000,000 are students
    5,174,000 are stay at home parents
    1,460,000 are active duty military
    2,300,000 are in prison
    21,000,000 are permanently disabled
    which totals 80,934,000

    Leaving 5,066,000 able to work but not.

    All of a sudden, when looking at the real picture and actually examining what out of hte labour force really means, the number is much less than doom an gloom

    Its much less than righty would have you believe are leeching off their taxes and are too lazy to work.
    Oh dear what a way to blow up righty's narrative with actual analysis of the numbers.
    When did active duty military become unemployed/not working?

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    Re: 41 percent of adults don't work

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    When did active duty military become unemployed/not working?
    The constant lie of Obama and Democrats is that active military was in the "47%" Romney stated. Active military are not counted as unemployed or in that "47%," just like any other federal employee is not counted.

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