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Enemies of the People

Talon's Point Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 2:18 PM
When will the right stop parroting the bogus unemployment numbers?!! It is much higher when you factor in those no longer collecting UI and higher still when you factor in those who can only find part time work.
Morrill Turpitude Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 3:37 PM
Able-bodied people on welfare should also be counted in unemployment. Those people should be working instead of leeching.
Reginald10 Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 4:30 PM
I would not say "leeching", for all of them. Some may just not be able to find work. I agree they should be counted somehow, though.
Truncheon Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 2:53 PM
The official figure is high enough to make the point, without inviting distractions into the method of calculation.

In 2008, a mostly unknown Barack Obama ran for president on an inclusive agenda of "hope and change." That upbeat message was supposed to translate into millions of green jobs, fiscal sobriety, universal health care, a resetting of Bush foreign policy, and racial unity.

Four years later, none of those promises will be themes of his 2012 re-election campaign. Gas has more than doubled in price. Billions of dollars have been wasted in insider and subsidized wind and solar projects that have produced little green energy.

Unemployment rates above 8 percent appear the new norm, when 5 percent in the past...