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    Re: Nanny state: Government website to warn of sadness/crying over economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misery_index_(economics)


    During the Presidential campaign of 1976, Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter made frequent references to the Misery Index, which by the summer of 1976 was at 13.57%. Carter stated that no man responsible for giving a country a misery index that high had a right to even ask to be President. Carter won the 1976 election. However, by 1980, when President Carter was running for re-election against Ronald Reagan, the Misery Index had reached an all-time high of 21.98%. Carter lost the election to Reagan.
    Yeah, but it was created under Johnson.

    The United States Misery Index

    The misery index was initiated by economist Arthur Okun, an adviser to President Lyndon Johnson in the 1960's. It is simply the unemployment rate added to the inflation rate. It is assumed that both a higher rate of unemployment and a worsening of inflation both create economic and social costs for a country. A combination of rising inflation and more people out of work implies a deterioration in economic performance and a rise in the misery index.
    This is about the creation of a thing, not the referencing of one.

    Right?

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    Re: Nanny state: Government website to warn of sadness/crying over economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Yeah, but it was created under Johnson.

    The United States Misery Index



    This is about the creation of a thing, not the referencing of one.

    Right?



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    Re: Nanny state: Government website to warn of sadness/crying over economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    It fits my avatar, you shut up! just shut up you!

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    Re: Nanny state: Government website to warn of sadness/crying over economy

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    It's not, you and CC are SOO right, it's just because of Obama. Now you guys can "Bask" in your "we're above this partisan hackery see you silly fools" glow...

    The rest of us will actually discuss this situation, and maybe have some shades of biasness going on...

    Maybe, just maybe I think it's a stupid idea? Did you know there is a 1-800-number where government paid reps are on the line waiting to help you... help you to help your child overcome fear and anxiety of hurricanes? Seriously. And it's one of the more annoying commercials on radio for it's sheer stupidity.

    Because it's Obama, I get to use the line I did about "See, we care we made a website!", that's a dig... and a right one IMHO at the attitude of O and his crew. They think if they just put on a show of caring people will think their great.

    But do carry on, you made CC smile...
    All of that writing and you didn't answer my question?
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    Re: Nanny state: Government website to warn of sadness/crying over economy

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    All of that writing and you didn't answer my question?
    I did answer the question, you just choose to ignore that fact.
    How is this any different from the multitude of mental health awareness efforts that our government has introduced in the past?

    (Other than that this one is happening while Obama is in the White House)
    Maybe, just maybe I think it's a stupid idea?

    Because it's Obama, I get to use the line I did about "See, we care we made a website!"
    Do try and keep up would ya?
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    Re: Nanny state: Government website to warn of sadness/crying over economy

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    How is this any different from the multitude of mental health awareness efforts that our government has introduced in the past?
    A better question:
    How does the existence of other 'mental health awareness efforts' make THIS one any less silly?

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