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  • ricky18201 ricky18201 Dec 7, 2012 2:14 PM Flag

    Will our Enemies Launch a Sneak Attack?

    "It was also reported that several hundred thousand were removed from the statistics because they have been out of work long enough that their benefits have run out"

    Absolutely not. The unemployment rate has absolutely nothing to do with benefits. People are counted as unemployed if they are not working and have looked for work in the past four weeks. As long as an unemployed person wants to return to work, that person is counted as unemployed.

    "The highest increase in new jobs over the past three months has been in government jobs."

    Absolutely not. In the past three months government payrolls have declined from 22,014,000 to 21,962,000. The number of people working in government has been declining almost since Obama took office. Government employment peaked at 22,626,000 in May 2009.

    Don't let these Tea Brains lie to you. If they actually cared about the things they claimed to care about they'd be glad private employment is making gains while public employment is dropping. That's they're goal, isn't it?

    But that's not what they care about. They're just partisan hacks.

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