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Obamacare: "Driving Up Unemployment and Insurance Costs Since 2010™"

PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 3:00 AM
Yes, anderson, you point out the "hobsons choice" voters face; Do you give up the stipend of food stamps and various subsidies for a job that does not even exist, or do you stay with the "devil you know? As I have previously mentioned, Obama has hos thumb on both sides of the scale! On the one hand he makes it easier every day to stay on the dole (you can get disability for life if you sprained your ankle) while he has 285 thousand goons writing new, and more onerous regulations to kill all start-up companies who would create that job you would need to escape the catch 22!
Lars795 Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 5:06 AM
Eventually all of those "benefits" will run out. Who will lose theirs first, those that paid into the system an are receiving a little back; or those that never paid in because "Uncle" would always make sure they got theirs?

Jobless claims stopped their record-breaking, fearsome, FOUR-WEEK job-creation rampage today as the BLS reported that initial claim rose- again- by more than economists expected.
“First-time jobless claims rose by 16,000 to 357,000 in the week ended March 23,” reports Reuters, “the highest level in more than a month, Labor Department data showed today in Washington. The median forecast of 48 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for an increase to 340,000. The four-week average climbed from the lowest level in five years.”

Economists, says Reuters, were expecting claims to come in between 330,000 at the low end and 355,000...