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    Re: U.S. Unemployment Up in February

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Improve relative to what? It's insufficient at best. Drop unemployment 0.1% or so is not noteworthy in the least.
    Relative to the cluster**** of a mess your guy left the economy... or are you forgetting the 700k losses a month that Bush was responsible for?
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    Re: U.S. Unemployment Up in February

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Relative to the cluster**** of a mess your guy left the economy... or are you forgetting the 700k losses a month that Bush was responsible for?
    I am forgetting them, because Obama's numbers aree so bad that the make Bush look like a fiscal conservative.
    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT on Nov 8th, 2012 View Post
    Over the next four years the economy will continue to rebound and we will gradually get deficits under control. The real esate market will rebound, unemployment will fall to 6.5% or below, and GDP growth will stand at 3.5 - 4%. We won't be in any wars. And conservatives will still be whining.

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    Re: U.S. Unemployment Up in February

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    The gallop is no partisan.... and you never answered Perfect Storm's question. How's Greece?
    Actually...you are wrong. Gallup tends to lean conservative. There was a study conducted a few years back (unfortunately i cant find it on google). Gallup phoned conservatives at a rate of 2/1. They didn't call cell phones only landlines. People that use landlines tend to be elderly, and we all know how the elderly vote.

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    Re: U.S. Unemployment Up in February

    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo View Post
    I am forgetting them, because Obama's numbers aree so bad that the make Bush look like a fiscal conservative.
    You are in complete denial of the conservative parties role in this economic meltdown. Does Obama hold any blame? certainly. Could anyone have done a better job? Probably not. Obama has actually accomplished quite a bit in 3 years, probably more compared to quite a few of our recent presidents. Just because he has a congress who refuses to work with him on any legislation he favors, doesn't give you the right to claim his policies are failing. You want a leader? Follow. In order to be lead you need to be willing to follow, not b**tch and moan every time you don't get your way, thats not how America's political system works. It works through comprimise and bi-partisan deals behind closed doors. The establishment GOP is at a lost of how to fuction anymore because of the damage the tea party has done to your party. You will be quite surprised how great of a president Obama really is when he gets re-elected in November. Hopefully, they will throw out all the teabagger crazies so real goals can be accomplished in our United States government.

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    Re: U.S. Unemployment Up in February

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Economy,

    Y U NO RECOVER????
    No recover cuz blood still cum out.
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    Re: U.S. Unemployment Up in February

    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo View Post
    I am forgetting them, because Obama's numbers aree so bad that the make Bush look like a fiscal conservative.
    When the US national debt is doubled in the Obama term like it was under Bush and Reagan, then you can call them fiscal conservatives...
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    Re: U.S. Unemployment Up in February

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Relative to the cluster**** of a mess your guy left the economy... or are you forgetting the 700k losses a month that Bush was responsible for?
    Go dig up the numbers.
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    Re: U.S. Unemployment Up in February

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    I aint the one quoting some poll companies work before the official unemployment numbers are out later today, and then claiming that unemployment is rising.. that is partisan hackery at its worse.
    Only a moron believes the DoL anymore. Do you believe them?
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    Re: U.S. Unemployment Up in February

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Only a moron believes the DoL anymore. Do you believe them?
    Gallup's methodology is different from BLS's. I don't see what the big deal is

    The key is understanding how the data is collected and what conclusions you can draw, and which ones can't be drawn.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: U.S. Unemployment Up in February

    Latest poll:

    U.S. Unemployment Ticks Down in Mid-March

    The 0.3-percentage-point decline in mid-March moderates the 0.5-point increase Gallup found in February, but it still leaves the mid-month rate higher than the 8.6% in January. A year ago, Gallup recorded a similar decline in the March unemployment rate of 0.4 points, as it fell to 9.9% in March from 10.3% in February.


    Gallup classifies American workers as underemployed if they are either unemployed or working part time but wanting full-time work. The findings reflect more than 18,000 phone interviews with U.S. adults aged 18 and older in the workforce, collected over a 30-day period. Gallup's results are not seasonally adjusted and are ahead of government reports by approximately two weeks.

    Results are based on telephone interviews conducted as part of Gallup Daily tracking from Feb. 16-Mar. 15, 2012, with a random sample of 18,825 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, selected using random-digit-dial sampling.

    For results based on the total sample of national adults, one can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error is 1 percentage point.

    Interviews are conducted with respondents on landline telephones and cellular phones, with interviews conducted in Spanish for respondents who are primarily Spanish-speaking. Each sample includes a minimum quota of 400 cell phone respondents and 600 landline respondents per 1,000 national adults, with additional minimum quotas among landline respondents by region. Landline telephone numbers are chosen at random among listed telephone numbers. Cell phone numbers are selected using random-digit-dial methods. Landline respondents are chosen at random within each household on the basis of which member had the most recent birthday.

    Samples are weighted by gender, age, race, Hispanic ethnicity, education, region, adults in the household, and phone status (cell phone only/landline only/both, cell phone mostly, and having an unlisted landline number). Demographic weighting targets are based on the March 2011 Current Population Survey figures for the aged 18 and older non-institutionalized population living in U.S. telephone households. All reported margins of sampling error include the computed design effects for weighting and sample design.

    In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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