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Obama’s Psycho Job Phobia

ngray Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:58 AM
The claim people do not want to work is not true! I live in Michigan..I was let go from my company because I was older and had been on disability for 4 months then went back to work. They let 40 of us go that were above 50 and had at one time or another been on disability due to their physical demands. I tried for two years to find a job....even with restrictions able to claim disability!. My son works three jobs to support himself and family and his wife works too! The only people here with any money at all, are those GM retirees, those on public assistance (lifers), union jobs (which are few) and those head of companies!
Polly1 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 11:19 AM
After being laid off from her job of 25 years, my sister finally found a job after about 9 months of steady searching. Now working for... the State of Florida!! Yes, governments at all levels are hiring. Who else can afford it? Though it pays less than her old job paid, she does love the people and the job. All's well that ends well?
latebloomer Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 2:13 PM
Until the entire house of cards comes tumbling down...
daunhin Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 4:11 PM
No, Polly, I mean a real environment for private sector jobs. This would include, but not limited to, lower business tax rates (preferably a flat tax, not graduated) and fewer and livable regulations. Let the free market be free.
Polly1 Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 12:05 AM
Until the free market IS free again, I'm glad my sister has a job, even if it is in a taxpayer-funded position.

Actually, if it hadn't been for ObamaCare, there's a good chance the doctors for whom my sister worked would not have laid her off. "Downsizing" is the word for doctors nowadays.

Good news everyone: Jobless claims on a weekly basis fell to a five-year low according to the Labor Department.

Bad news everyone: Yet still more people remain jobless.

And why is that? Because Obama doesn’t care about jobs.

When you reckon out the newest jobless figures using the Obama’s best calculus, the weekly decline doesn’t mean that fewer people are unemployed.

That would be asking way too much from an administration that seems phobic about private-sector job creation.

“Applications for jobless benefits decreased by 37,000 to 335,000 in the week ended Jan. 12, the lowest level since the period ended Jan....