You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.
If you believe the nonsense from the Obama administration and liberals that unemployment benefits boost the economy, think how much the economy would be goosed by people working.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
My point was that the BLS is a joke, IMO. Bureaucrats are famous for finding useless, make-work projects so the the government has to hire more of them and swell their ranks.
The BLS tabulates all these little stats and yet sees fit to - IMO - obviously try and exclude from the work force as many people as possible using ridiculous technicalities so as to present to their elected masters the smallest unemployment U-3 number they legally can.
As I said, tabulating the U-3 should be as follows (IMO); 1) Do you work? 2) Do you want to work? 3) Can you work?
If they answer no, yes and yes, respectively...then they are part of the work force AND unemployed for U-3.
How long they have been unemployed is irrelevant, whether they are looking is irrelevant and if they can start this very second is irrelevant.
And the above should include even those Americans who are under the retirement age, claim to be retired but still want to work.
Like the GDP and especially the ridiculous 'inflation' tabulation processes done by the bureaucrats...the U-3 is yet another example of how the government, IMO, is manipulating the tabulation process to make the economy seem better then it really is.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler
It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911
Last edited by Born Free; 01-18-14 at 09:52 PM.
Liberals - Punish the Successful, Reward the Unsuccessful
Liberals - Tax, Borrow, Spend, and Give Free Stuff
Obama's legacy - National Debt / Credit Downgrade / Obamacare Failure / Economic Failure / Foreign Policy Failure / Liar of the Year Award / The Rise of ISIS