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Obama Makes Foul Call for Economic 'Fairness'

Lloyd99 Wrote: Apr 16, 2012 9:24 AM
When I read articles such as this one, I become very interested in what the writer is saying, for it seems to make a lot of sense. Then it comes to the unemployment rate, and the writer lies about it, just as everyone else is doing. I know, and I believe that almost everyone else knows, that the unemployment rate is much higher. So I have lost all faith in what the writer has told us, because if she lies about something as important as unemployment, then how can I believe anything else she writes?
olddoc4444 Wrote: Apr 16, 2012 9:36 AM
I'm sure Ms Parker knows what the true employment picture is. But she is not in a position where she can put in a number that is in conflict with the official numbers, flawed as they are. Read it as "at least 8.2%" and you should fell better.
I think her point is that even the "cooked" figure is bad enough.
Joycey Wrote: Apr 16, 2012 10:18 AM
Yes if that is the best they can do with a cooked figure you know the news is bad.

You have got to give credit where credit is due.

President Barack Obama has laid out the core message of his re-election campaign. It is a message whose claims are blatantly false and whose point is irrelevant to what is of greatest concern to Americans today.

Despite this, there is no evidence so far that his strategy and messaging is not working and won't be successful.

In his speech Tuesday at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, the president defined what he called "the defining issue of our time."

This defining issue, per the president, appears to...