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Unemployment Rate Without Government Cuts: 7.1%

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, May 8, 2012.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Posted w/o comment.

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    That looks like a bunch of gobbledygook that can mean whatever the reader wants it to mean.
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Yep. Out of work is out of work regardless of who let you go.

    And it still doesn't account for the people who are out of work and not filing for unemployment.
  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    We should hire half of the unemployed to dig ditches every day for one, eight hour shift.

    The rest of the unemployed should be hired to work the second shift, filling in the holes dug by the first shift.

    Unemployment problem solved!
  5. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    I knew it was you.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Who knew the economy was doing so well?
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The unemployment number is held down only because of the number of people who have given up looking for work (or been classified as such by the BLS).

    Heard a caller to Rush yesterday who said every Republican retiree, stay at home parent, student, etc., should go down to their local employment office and tell them they are looking for work, so they will be added to the numbers.

    Would be pretty hard to coordinate -- though with social media, who knows -- but it would be pretty funny/interesting to see if they could move the number that way.
  8. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

    This is, of course, a crime.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Well, they loved Breitbart, consider O'Keefe a hero, and for the most part still venerate Nixon, so what's the surprise?
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Why? As long as they are ready, willing, and able to work, they can rejoin the work force.
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    It's not illegal. if you're eligible for benefits, you're elgible to receive them. And it's certainly more legal than a government-funded program where the employees are caught telling people how to cheat the system...
  12. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Legal or illegal, it's futile, because they'll just change how they calculate the number to get the result they want. Same as always.
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