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    Re: 41 percent of adults don't work

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    The other unemployment rate - Oct. 18, 2012







    So four out of every 10 people you pass in the mall or see walking down the street don't work, for whatever reason, and do not personally generate an income, other than social security or welfare.

    And of those who actually want a job, 13.5% of them are unemployed.
    But your chart says seven percent.
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    Re: 41 percent of adults don't work

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    The other unemployment rate - Oct. 18, 2012







    So four out of every 10 people you pass in the mall or see walking down the street don't work, for whatever reason, and do not personally generate an income, other than social security or welfare.

    And of those who actually want a job, 13.5% of them are unemployed.
    I bet it used to be higher whengood jobs were around and it was much easier to have one stay at home parent and when people werent so materialistic
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    Re: 41 percent of adults don't work

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    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.
    They are a part of that "47%" when that "47%" is talking about those who don't pay taxes. Not all of them, but many, especially many with families or who have been out in a combat zone. They are still taxpayers but still often get back more than they paid in. I know because this has been true for my family for a while. Last year, the year before, my family got back more in refunds than we paid in. And all of our income came from the military.
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    Re: 41 percent of adults don't work

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    Wrong. Not everyone without a job is looking for a job... and not everyone not looking for a job is living on the government dole. I think you need to better understand the 33%....

    I, for one, am of the 33%.... I do not have job, nor do I collect any government money. I am an entrepreneur, with my own business. I have created 60 jobs in the past 3 years, but I do not have a job. I do not count in the job stats. I did have a job in 2008, but I never have looked for work since leaving that job. I am NOT a discouraged unemployed.

    In fact, you will find in the "new economy" the fastest growing segment is the one man consulting company. These people are not counted as employed nor are they necessarily looking for work. Most of them are more than happy to free-lance....

    People are awfully obsessed with jobs. The problem is that unemployment and job stats do not accurately reflect what is really going on in our economy.

    BTW... please explain your 13.5% number as it isn't apparent.
    I'm in that "33%" too. I go to school and stay at home with the kids. I have no desire to have a job during this time, especially not when I have to do duty once a year and one weekend a month.
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    Re: 41 percent of adults don't work

    Holy Freak-a-statistics!

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    Re: 41 percent of adults don't work

    So that explains why when I take a day off and ride around town excpecting to have the streets and shops all to myself, it is almost as busy as evenings and weekends. Makes me crazy, I feel like the jokes on me...hah, you go to work almost every day? *snicker*

    And what's with the 2%+ who "want" a job but aren't looking? Can't we just chuckle and mark them as don't have/don't want?
    It's like the person who "wants to lose weight" but who eats enough calories not to lose weight each day.

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    Re: 41 percent of adults don't work

    Cool spin chart. Now if you dig into this a little bit deeper you would find this is just a poor partisan attack to bash Obama.


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    Re: 41 percent of adults don't work

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    So that explains why when I take a day off and ride around town excpecting to have the streets and shops all to myself, it is almost as busy as evenings and weekends. Makes me crazy, I feel like the jokes on me...hah, you go to work almost every day? *snicker*

    And what's with the 2%+ who "want" a job but aren't looking? Can't we just chuckle and mark them as don't have/don't want?
    It's like the person who "wants to lose weight" but who eats enough calories not to lose weight each day.
    Maybe they are not actively looking. Maybe they are working on something that gets them experience. Take my brother. He is "working" for me. But technically his pay is room and board, a paid cell phone, and $100 a month, plus extras. He would most likely be considered not working, wanting a job (he actually would accept a job his degree is in if one was offered) but he isn't actively looking.
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    Re: 41 percent of adults don't work

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Maybe they are not actively looking. Maybe they are working on something that gets them experience. Take my brother. He is "working" for me. But technically his pay is room and board, a paid cell phone, and $100 a month, plus extras. He would most likely be considered not working, wanting a job (he actually would accept a job his degree is in if one was offered) but he isn't actively looking.
    Your brother can't be convinced to take responsibility for himself. He sees himself as a victim.

    According to Mitt, anyway.

    Have any elderly, retired family members? Count them in too. Victims, can't take responsibility for themselves, etc. Doesn't matter if they worked for 50 years. Leeches, all!
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    Re: 41 percent of adults don't work

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    The other unemployment rate - Oct. 18, 2012







    So four out of every 10 people you pass in the mall or see walking down the street don't work, for whatever reason, and do not personally generate an income, other than social security or welfare.

    And of those who actually want a job, 13.5% of them are unemployed.
    Say why dont you go apply for al l that "free gov" money and tell us all what you get! LMAO!
    And what about all those management people, investors, and CEO's that dont work? Why are they not included or pointed out?

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