Message from discussion OT...unemployment rate
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Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 09:43:08 -0700
From: Bruce S <bruce.sn...@gmail.com>
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On 10/8/2012 5:36 AM, Will Sill wrote:
> On 10/7/12 6:43 PM, Bruce S wrote in part:
>> This is something you can figure out for yourself quite easily. Here
>> are a couple numbers that come from the government, so you can't ignore
>> them by claiming that I made them up.
>> First - since 0bama took office the working age population of the United
>> States has gone up by about 6 million people.
>> Second - since 0bama took office the number of people actually working
>> has gone down by about 250,000 people. (Not placing blame here, just
>> presenting the numbers.)
>> Now, here is the question, in your opinion, if the working age
>> population has gone up, and the number of people working has gone down,
>> would a real unemployment statistic have gone up or down?
>> If you did the (very simple) math involved to figure it out, you would
>> have said the unemployment number should have gone up. Instead, the BLS
>> tells us that it just went down.
> Bruce, you've made it too simple for the blindingly brilliant intellects
> of Hank & N'Mark. As long as the administration's equivalent of Baghdad
> Bob keeps dishing out brazen deceptions, they'll accept those numbers as
> We are surrounded and infiltrated by morons. They think high stock
> prices are a sign of prosperity, but high gas prices are a tragedy that
> the gummit should deal with. They want to raise the minimum wage but
> are oblivious to the truth that it INREASES unemployment. They blame
> the rich for poverty, blame guns for crime, and blame Republicans for
> the national debt.
You are correct. ;-)
"The truth is hate speech for those who hate truth."