While I'm going to disagree with the next part of what you say, even if it were true, it wouldn't change the fact they still had advanced civil rights (in one way). Thus they should have campaigned on how they have advanced civil rights.I would however argue that while they do get DADT they also took away peoples rights.
Allowing something which has been happening for the past 10-15 years doesn't constitute taking away rights.1: By allowing the NSA to continue on with what they've been doing to the American People, violating their privacy rights.
It didn't though. If you choose not to have health insurance, you can still not have health insurance. Nobody is forcing you to buy anything from a private company.2: By Obamacare's mandate which took away peoples right to choose to not buy a product from a private company.
Regardless of any dispute we may have over the legitimacy of your complaints, it wouldn't change the fact we are talking about campaigning, not if one party is better than another.Those two combined outweigh any good that repealing of DADT did imo.
I hope that makes sense.
Umm, MANY people have retired who still had jobs. For example, my father and his wife. My mother come July 2015.People that stop looking did not retire they could not find work.
Roughly half of the people who have dropped out of the labor force (which has been declining for a long time, mind you) in the last few years have done so due to retirement. It's not a lie, it's just a truth.
I know retirement is not included in labor participation. That's the point. People who retire are not included in the labor force participation because they are not working nor are they looking for work. Thus, when a significant portion of the population chooses not to work because of retirement, the labor force participation rate drops.Retirement is not included in labor participation that was breaking records and just came down
This is basic math.
No, I haven't ignored it at all. I've acknowledged it and explained it. Pinqy has explained it multiple times to you as well.You ignore my links that use BLS statistics. From the hot air link
The fact is more people are working now than before. It's just a fact, a fact straight from the BLS. Yes, labor force participation is down, but the number of discouraged workers (those who do not have a job and have given up looking) has dropped in half. Again, this is straight from the BLS. Roughly half of the people who have dropped out of the labor force have been retirees (with stay at home spouses, people going back to college, etc. also impacting the rating). No one is disputing with you there have been some people who are not counted as unemployed because they've given up looking for work because they don't believe they can find a job. But what I AM saying is the number of those people has dropped in half, again as stated by the BLS.
Now I realize I'm probably spending way too much time explaining something you have no interest in hearing because it conflicts with what you want to believe, but just because you wish to stick your head in the sand, it doesn't change the fact it is all a complete truth.