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  • froggnot froggnot Aug 22, 2013 5:17 AM Flag

    How willl the MSM spin the new July unemployment numbers?

    On July 21 the MSM gave the unemployment rate a lot of print and air space because it was at 7.7%, and there seemed to be light at the end of the proverbial tunnel,

    And it appeared that the hard work performed our "dear leader" and his administration was finally leading the country into an era of decreased unemployment and a recovering economy.

    On August 21 Gallup reported the new unemployment statistics for the past 30 day, that everyone hoped would be better than the previous month.

    Instead of an anticipated lower figure that was anticipated, Gallup reported that the rate had gone up from 7.7% to a new 18 month high of 8.9%.

    In can't wait for the MSM reports that will invariably blame the following for this increase:

    o It's George Bush's fault, because of the way he mismanaged the economy during his time in office.

    o It's the Republicans fault because they have limited our "dear leader's" ability to spend an appropriate amount of the people's money and raise taxes on the rich.

    o It's big business's fault because they are moving so many jobs out of the country.

    o It's the main stream media's fault because they are reporting incorrect DLS statistics

    o It's small business's fault because they are limiting the hours people work and the number of full time employees, because they are trying to undermine Obama Care.

    I could go on, but there is one thing for sure, the fault of an increase in the unemployment will never fall on those that are really responsible.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

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    • The unemployment rate is 7.4% and has been dropping. The next employment report is scheduled for release September 6.

      Gallup does do a daily tracking poll of unemployment but it is not the "unemployment numbers", uses an entirely different methodology, and, as Gallup clearly states, is not comparable to the BLS estimates. The Gallup poll is not usually cited by economists, businesses or media because of its volatility and weak methodology. You and Brietbart know that, but you and Brietbart are liars.

      I can't wait for the Froggie denials that will invariably blame others for his lies:

      *He didn't actually draw any conclusions.

      *He simply finds the lies of other people interesting.

      *Any meaning you get from the words he types are your own.

      *Obama and liberals.

      In your heart you know what you are a weasel.

      • 3 Replies to t.ricky65
      • Keith Hall, the former head of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which produces the federal government's monthly jobs report, says official unemployment rate is wrong and too low by 3 percentage points. Hall said that there are a lot of people not showing up in the official unemployment rate. Hall also points out that the seasonal adjustments the BLS makes to the employment numbers have been skewed ever since the massive recession began under Obama.

        Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has hinted a few times in congressional testimony that he doesn't buy the unemployment rate, calling it " too optimistic a measure of the state of the labor market."

      • Thank you! Thank you dear little ricky for making all of my previous points about you and your little friends, all in one post.

        You are truly the gift that keeps on giving.

        I still love the smell of Kool Aid in the morning.

        "In your heart you know he is right."

        The Frogg

      • Six trivia questions to see how much history you know. Be honest, it's
        kinda fun and revealing. If you don't know the answer make your best guess.
        Answer all the questions (no cheating) before looking at the answers.

        Who said it?
        1) "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
        A. Karl Marx
        B. Adolph Hitler
        C. Joseph Stalin
        D. None of the above

        2) "It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by
        the few, and for the few...... And to replace it with shared responsibility,
        for shared prosperity."

        A. Lenin
        B. Mussolini
        C. Idi Amin
        D. None of the Above

        3) "(We) .....can't just let business as usual go on, and that means
        something has to be taken away from some people."

        A. Nikita Khrushev
        B. Josef Goebbels
        C. Boris Yeltsin
        D. None of the above

        4) "We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give
        up a little bit of their own ... in order to create this common ground."

        A. Mao Tse Dung
        B. Hugo Chavez
        C. Kim Jong Il
        D. None of the above

        5) "I certainly think the free-market has failed."

        A. Karl Marx
        B. Lenin
        C. Molotov
        D. None of the above

        6) "I think it's time to send a clear message to what has become the most
        profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being watched."

        A. Pinochet
        B. Milosevic
        C. Saddam Hussein
        D. None of the above
        Scroll down for answers

        (1) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton
        (2) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton
        (3) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton
        (4) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton
        (5) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton
        (6) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton

    • - 'CBS This Morning' reported something to the effect that we're under the worse sustained employment growth rate in 40 years.

      Also reported that UPS is now cutting spousal heathcare benefits to thousands of employees due to ObamaCare

      • 2 Replies to bill.polk79
      • UPS is not cutting spousal healthcare benefits. Like many companies, UPS has decided not to extend insurance benefits to spouses who already have access to employee sponsored health insurance from another company.

        UPS can blame Obamacare all it wants, but Obamacare has little if anything to do with it. As healthcare costs have risen, large corporations have increasingly pursued tactics to lower health costs and this is one of them. UPS is actually saving money from Obamacare, since its health inflation rate is declining.

        It's pretty clear that one of the unforeseen benefits of Obamacare for corporations (and Republicans) is that they can blame it for just about anything and everything.

        Why did Froggie post lies about Americans faking terrorist threats? Obamacare!

      • Remember, "If you like your plan, you can keep it"? Stiffed by the kenyan again!

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