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    Re: Unemployment dips to 8.9 pct., 192K jobs added

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    Unemployment dips to 8.9 pct., 192K jobs added - Yahoo! News

    If this keeps up. Like him or not, Obama will be unbeatable in 2012.
    The sad part is, this won't keep up. This is probably the best it will get.
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    Re: Unemployment dips to 8.9 pct., 192K jobs added

    The numbers will be very flexible in the next few days I'm sure. In light of the current situation, anything reported as "news" is suspicious to me. I like to find it out for myself.

    For all the partisans here, this is a summation. Bush messed things up with two poorly prosecuted wars and not being aggressive with Congress about Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Obama messed it up too and one could say more, due to the staggering amount, with the bailouts and stimulus which was paying back all his political favors.

    So it's a wash. Both guys are pretty lousy statesmen.

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    Re: Unemployment dips to 8.9 pct., 192K jobs added

    this is a marginally better jobs report, it's about time, it does a tiny better than keep up with population growth, it will take forever to grow out at this rate

    we need a WHOLE LOT more

    and faster than fast, we need it YESTERDAY

    because of ALL WE'VE BEEN THRU

    IN TIMES LIKE THESE

    we are still facing STRUCTURAL infirmities that are SEISMIC

    housing, #1---it's STILL no basement in sight, millions more foreclosures inevitable, fannie and freddie are gonna cost the better part of a HALF TRILLION DOLLARS

    words like that, "half trillion dollars," are NOT abstractions

    they are not really SUBJECT to DEBATE

    they are CANCER and HIV and DIABETES and EXTREME OLD AGE all at the same time

    and EVERYBODY knows it

    still YOU debate---it's LAUGHABLY unserious

    GET SOBER---our housing which brought us all here is fractured, we cannot REALLY recover til we turn it

    and PROPERTY TAXES upon which our sadsack, swooning STATES are all utterly DEPENDENT are CAVED IN

    as you know

    MEDICAID is already NOW another CRISIS for our new yorks, californias, illinois's, wisconsins, jerseys, indianas, ohios...

    as you know

    our FED has "pumped," ie, it's OBLIGATED our TWO POINT SEVEN TRILLION dollars of public TRUST in total CRAP---treasuries and mortgage backed securities---all, astonishingly, UNDIVERSIFIED

    yes, you KNOW what that means

    our MUNI MARKETS, upon which the STATES like addicts MUST finance all this DEBT...

    as you know

    our STATES, according to the financial times of london, still the most prestigious publication economic on earth, face a full TWO POINT FIVE TRILLION DOLLARS of public pension shortfall ALONE

    ie, this is only PUBLIC pensions, we're talkin

    these are only at the STATE level, we're talkin

    ie, the ENTIRETY is proportionally WORSE

    the NEW YORK TIMES reported a year ago that service on the debt, MERE INTEREST ALONE, will soon approach ONE TRILLION DOLLARS per year---and NOTHING has been done to forestall

    OBAMACARE depends on more than THREE QUARTERS OF A TRILLION DOLLARS of new revenues---says the C-B-O

    OIL is about to explode, FOOD already has, especially internationally, the un and the world bank have been talking "crisis"

    the G-A-O on tuesday of THIS WEEK released an audit showing a full HALF TRILLION DOLLARS of waste---pfft---in govt spending, MOST OF IT IN THE LAST TWO YEARS

    and our president PUNTS away these burdens like RAY GUY

    his preposterous budget which is D-O-A---as you know---recommends a RAISING of our current DEFICIT by a brazen, wanton THIRTY PERCENT

    its OUTYEARS are screaming with strain, the interest rates, the gdp's

    as you know

    ever since his destitute sotu he's gone wtf HIMSELF on his win-the-future, his stimulus-not-stimulus, his "innovation" and "investment"

    that's no spin, wynn

    it's WHERE WE ARE

    a slightly better jobs report and HELL to pay

    stay up

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    Re: Unemployment dips to 8.9 pct., 192K jobs added

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    So you place zero value to our country on our infrastructure? You are not making sense.
    I place a lot of value on infrastructure and understand that it is paid for by excise taxes collected when you buy gasoline and/or diesel. You don't seem to have a clue on this or any other issue.

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    Re: Unemployment dips to 8.9 pct., 192K jobs added

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    you'd have to ask the thousands of individuals who are sitting on the trillions of dollars

    but it might not be too far a reach to speculate that they are hesitating because of all the uncertainty clouding this economy---in obamacare, in the reg reform, in energy policy...
    Again, those aspects of "ObamaCare" that affect businesses large and small don't take affect until 2012...2014? So, how does its implementation 1-3 yrs from now affect businesses today? If a business can't project its budget 1-yr out maybe it deserves to go out of business.

    heck, this admin couldn't even come down on americans' precise 2012 relationship with the irs until almost new year's eve.
    Bad planning by Congress, not the Obama Administration. The White House neither writes nor implements tax law. Those are issues to be taken up with either Congress or the IRS.

    resentment may also play a role

    perhaps some of our uber rich feel they've been demonized and villified at every turn by this woebegone white house, which has in actuality done a whole lot more to protect and reward the fatcats and toobigs while doing almost nothing for the normal nates and nells while especially neglecting our african american neighbors and friends (ask the cbc)
    Huh? What does "demonizing and vilifying the uber rich" have to do with "neglecting African Americans"? Not only is this a foolish assessment, it's not even factual. Moreover, hasn't it been your side of the political divide who continue to make the claim that the President is too Black for his own good and that his policies have alienated the Wall Street elite? Your commentary makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
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    Re: Unemployment dips to 8.9 pct., 192K jobs added

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Again, those aspects of "ObamaCare" that affect businesses large and small don't take affect until 2012...2014? So, how does its implementation 1-3 yrs from now affect businesses today? If a business can't project its budget 1-yr out maybe it deserves to go out of business.



    Bad planning by Congress, not the Obama Administration. The White House neither writes nor implements tax law. Those are issues to be taken up with either Congress or the IRS.



    Huh? How does "demonizing and vilifying the uber rich" have to do with "neglecting African Americans"? Not only is this a foolish assessment, it's not even factual. Moreover, hasn't it been your side of the political divide who continue to make the claim that the President is too Black for his own good and that his policies have alienated the Wall Street elite? Your commentary makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
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    Re: Unemployment dips to 8.9 pct., 192K jobs added

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The sad part is, this won't keep up. This is probably the best it will get.
    Well, once again events in the Middle-East is having an impact on our economy. That happens when a nation is heavily dependent of foreign oil. And before you say it, I'm all for more domestic drilling; I just want it done responsibly. In fact, I'm one of a small hand full of advocates in support of the U.S. becoming an global oil exporter. We have more than enough to do so if we'd just change our domestic energy policies accordingly.

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    Re: Unemployment dips to 8.9 pct., 192K jobs added

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Work and school take about 90 hours of my week
    That'll do it. I assume I'll be doing the same next week with finals coming up, a paper due, and a poster session next Thursday.

    And ill retort with how this is still better than your alternative; once every 79 years as opposed to once every 5 seems more efficient to me!
    The free market never produced anything like the Great Depression or this every 5 years, and any downturns were due to inflation either by the national bank or state banks.

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    Re: Unemployment dips to 8.9 pct., 192K jobs added

    The saddest part of this whole thing is they are fudging the numbers. The numbers of unemployed are not the actual number, it is the number of people on unemployment. If they are 99 weeks they fall off the rolls and are not counted anymore. The numbers are a lie.
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