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    New Unemployment Claims Rise Unexpectedly to 627,000

    New Unemployment Claims Rise Unexpectedly to 627,000


    Fox news / AP
    Thursday, June 25, 2009


    WASHINGTON -- The number of people filing new jobless claims jumped unexpectedly last week, and the total unemployment benefit rolls rose to more than 6.7 million.


    The Labor Department data released Thursday show jobs remain scarce even as the economy shows some signs of recovering from the longest recession since World War II.
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    It really annoys me that this event is referred to as "unexpected." People on my side of the room, have been predicting such trends since November.

    It's like hiring a bus driver whose sole experience related to the job was organizing neighborhoods to demand mass transit, then proclaiming surprise when he crashes the motor coach.
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    Re: New Unemployment Claims Rise Unexpectedly to 627,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    It really annoys me that this event is referred to as "unexpected."

    That was my very first thought when I read the title of the thread...LOL

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    Re: New Unemployment Claims Rise Unexpectedly to 627,000

    Instead of showing the slightest bit of sympathy for all of those newly unemployed you use this terrible news to make a silly joke at the president's expense. You know very well that this recession officially started in April or May 08 before the President was even nominated. You should also remember that talk of a looming recession goes back to late 2007 or even earlier. The writing was on the wall when President Obama was still Senator Obama. It took years to sink our economy and it is unreasonable to expect the President to fix it in a matter of months. So keep telling your silly jokes it only makes your side of the room look like they are as removed from reality as ever.

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    Re: New Unemployment Claims Rise Unexpectedly to 627,000

    Quote Originally Posted by angrycarpenter View Post
    Instead of showing the slightest bit of sympathy for all of those newly unemployed you use this terrible news to make a silly joke at the president's expense. You know very well that this recession officially started in April or May 08 before the President was even nominated. You should also remember that talk of a looming recession goes back to late 2007 or even earlier. The writing was on the wall when President Obama was still Senator Obama. It took years to sink our economy and it is unreasonable to expect the President to fix it in a matter of months. So keep telling your silly jokes it only makes your side of the room look like they are as removed from reality as ever.
    Yeah, it's not Obama's fault! How can you make light of this tragic situation?!?!
    You should be on your knee's thanking whatever deity figure you choose to believe in... that we have such a great and intelligent man in the white house who will fix the mess that moron before him made!
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: New Unemployment Claims Rise Unexpectedly to 627,000

    Quote Originally Posted by angrycarpenter View Post
    It took years to sink our economy and it is unreasonable to expect the President to fix it in a matter of months. .
    In case you didn't notice, it's still sinking; faster even. It won't be much long before your boy is going to have to own this economy. The, "I inherited this", line is losing it's punch, fast.

    You just can't kill jobs and fix the economy.

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    Re: New Unemployment Claims Rise Unexpectedly to 627,000

    Quote Originally Posted by angrycarpenter View Post
    Instead of showing the slightest bit of sympathy for all of those newly unemployed you use this terrible news to make a silly joke at the president's expense. You know very well that this recession officially started in April or May 08 before the President was even nominated. You should also remember that talk of a looming recession goes back to late 2007 or even earlier. The writing was on the wall when President Obama was still Senator Obama. It took years to sink our economy and it is unreasonable to expect the President to fix it in a matter of months. So keep telling your silly jokes it only makes your side of the room look like they are as removed from reality as ever.
    True it started under Bush, but I thought that was the reason they pushed that stimulus bill and demanded it passed as soon as possible, before people could read it, and that this bill was suppose to fix things and get the economy going again w/created jobs...sorry created/saved jobs. Things are worse after the stimulus than they predicted it would be if we did nothing.

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    Re: New Unemployment Claims Rise Unexpectedly to 627,000

    Quote Originally Posted by angrycarpenter View Post
    It took years to sink our economy and it is unreasonable to expect the President to fix it in a matter of months.
    It is unreasonable to expect the President to fix it at all.

    It is doubly unreasonable for any President to make the attempt.

    It is triply unreasonable for Dear Leader to unleash an orgy of crony-controlled pork-barrel spending, fatuously calling it stimulus, in an attempt to fix it.

    There is no joke in this. Dear Leader is doing great harm to the United States, and greater harm to the economy of the United States.

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    Re: New Unemployment Claims Rise Unexpectedly to 627,000

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    In case you didn't notice, it's still sinking; faster even. It won't be much long before your boy is going to have to own this economy. The, "I inherited this", line is losing it's punch, fast.

    You just can't kill jobs and fix the economy.
    What do you mean by "boy"?

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    Re: New Unemployment Claims Rise Unexpectedly to 627,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    New Unemployment Claims Rise Unexpectedly to 627,000


    Fox news / AP
    Thursday, June 25, 2009




    ARTICLE


    It really annoys me that this event is referred to as "unexpected." People on my side of the room, have been predicting such trends since November.

    It's like hiring a bus driver whose sole experience related to the job was organizing neighborhoods to demand mass transit, then proclaiming surprise when he crashes the motor coach.
    Amazing on how the experts are always "surprised by more then/less then unexpected numbers" isnt it?

    I mean, how do these idiots call themselves experts, when they are always surprised by the results?

    Expert to another expert: "Look Larry, we were wrong again. What a surprise!"


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    Re: New Unemployment Claims Rise Unexpectedly to 627,000

    Quote Originally Posted by angrycarpenter View Post
    What do you mean by "boy"?
    It's an expression. You've never heard it? or, is this going to be yet another lame assed assumption of vague racism?

    As if I need to ask.

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