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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Better than the depression, too. If we're going to set the bar low, let's set it really low.

    I sure hope your tongue is firmly implanted in your cheek....Are you really proposing that the best Obama can do is stagnation? Shades of Carter for sure....90 million have completely dropped out of the workforce, bloating welfare, and disability roles...Oh well, that's the plan right?
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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i agree completely. at one point, we were shedding hundreds of thousands of jobs a month. to top it off, i was unemployed then. this beats the hell out of 2009.
    What we are shedding now are people leaving the labor force by stop looking for jobs. Obama will soon have the unemployment rate under 7% if he continues with his economic policies that punish job creators and adds red tape to the hiring process along with higher taxes. Keep cutting the size of the labor force which seems to be the liberal way of cutting unemployment. Not a pretty picture except to those who want a massive central govt with millions dependent.

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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

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    No problem! PPACA will add about 140,000 very well paying "navigator" (broker?) jobs ($40K to $100K per year?) just to help the folks figure out how to play the Obamacare exchange game - but, we are told, that they will not make PPACA "recomendations" thus need no state "licensing". How much do you want to bet that they will also be glad to assist with voter registration?

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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    What we are shedding now are people leaving the labor force by stop looking for jobs. Obama will soon have the unemployment rate under 7% if he continues with his economic policies that punish job creators and adds red tape to the hiring process along with higher taxes. Keep cutting the size of the labor force which seems to be the liberal way of cutting unemployment. Not a pretty picture except to those who want a massive central govt with millions dependent.
    How will he have it under 7 %? I highly doubt it, if anything we need to worry about it going over 8 % under his alleged leadership.

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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    How will he have it under 7 %? I highly doubt it, if anything we need to worry about it going over 8 % under his alleged leadership.
    I think his point is that if enough people leave

    the workforce the % will keep going down.

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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Are you really proposing that the best Obama can do is stagnation?
    Any competent statistician will tell you that the best predictor of future success is past performance.

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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    How will he have it under 7 %? I highly doubt it, if anything we need to worry about it going over 8 % under his alleged leadership.
    Figure out how the unemployment rate is calculated and you will understand that when people drop out of the labor force they also drop off the roles of the unemployed meaning fewer people are unemployed and a lower labor force, that will mean a lower percentage unemployed.

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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah, maybe Obama should quit talking about guns and get back to thinking about jobs. Some economists are saying Unemployment will rise to 7.8% and others are saying it will stay the same.

    They never really agree on anything and yet counting numbers there really shouldn't be any excuses for mistakes.
    It's ironic that people who dn't like Obama generally have the opinion that government can't do anything to create jobs, and they also know if Obama is talking jobs, he is talking about government actions to stimulate job creation, which they adamantly oppose, but when Obama isn't talking about jobs, then they complain about that.

    The only action they would support is the action that we all know Obama won't take, and that is what conservatives often refer to as getting out of the way, and the rest of us call it letting business interests exploit every American resource, from workers to the environment.

    Do you conservatives REALLY want Obama to talk jobs, or is this just a kneejerk complaint, or worse, do you expect that Obama is suddenly going to favor conservative supply side policies?

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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Any competent statistician will tell you that the best predictor of future success is past performance.
    Absolutely, and never in our history have we had such a non event in terms of recovery from a recession....This is on purpose.
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    Re: U.S. Adds Only 88,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls to 7.6%

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    90 million have completely dropped out of the workforce, bloating welfare, and disability roles
    "Not in the Labor Force" (currently 89,967,000) does NOT mean "dropped out of the Labor Force." It means did not work or have a job the week of March 10-16, and either could not have started work that week or did not look for a job after Feb 16th.

    This includes 14.8 million high school and college students, 22.6 million non-disabled people 65 and older, 23 million disabled (some overlap with sudents). I don't have the data on stay home spouses or independently wealthy.

    92.5% of those not in the labor force say they don't want a job and of those who say they do, over half haven't bothered to look in over a year.
    Therefore, since the world has still/Much good, but much less good than ill,
    And while the sun and moon endure/Luck's a chance, but trouble's sure,
    I'd face it as a wise man would,/And train for ill and not for good.

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