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(CNBC)   The number of Americans relying on their next paycheck to make ends meet is at its lowest level since the recession began. This is bad news... for Obama   (cnbc.com) divider line 31
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2012-08-23 12:41:20 AM  
6 votes:

MrHelpful: There's a lot of bad news headed Obama's way. Hope he kept up on his community organizer network - he's gonna need a job soon. Or he could just write a bunch of made up books - there's plenty of suckers out there who'll buy them.


i.imgur.com
2012-08-23 12:41:44 AM  
3 votes:
I just got laid off from the boot strap factory.
2012-08-23 01:17:20 AM  
2 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: socodog: Does this number include some of the roughly 165 million financially dependant on the government in one way or another?

Because taking advantage of social security of medicare programs that you've paid into during your working years is just like being on welfare, and while tax cuts and loopholes for the rich are "preserving our freedoms" it's socialism when the poor use the tax code to their advantage.


soldiersystems.net
2012-08-23 12:42:57 AM  
2 votes:

MrHelpful: There's a lot of bad news headed Obama's way. Hope he kept up on his community organizer network - he's gonna need a job soon. Or he could just write a bunch of made up books - there's plenty of suckers out there who'll buy them.



Now that, would have good a GOOD troll:

ct.fra.bz
2012-08-23 12:42:18 AM  
2 votes:

StopLurkListen: impaler: List of business failures.

2009.

Woohoo! The company I worked at is in there! Of course, I was laid off in 2003, and in my division it was one of those "you people go in that conference room, the rest of you go over there" and you knew it was bad, and you started sizing up those around you and tried to guess if you were in the "canned" group. Surprise! EVERYONE IN THE DIVISION GOT CANNED!

That was my first FARK experience, getting into an argument with somebody on FARK over the Iraq War and he threatened to "out" me to my company IT via some IP tracing witchery. HAHAHA GOOD LUCK I'M BEHIND A FRENCH DOMAIN I'm sure "Pierre" over in corporate IT in Paris or where ever will give a merde.

//Before you ask, yes this account is newer than that; no I'm not using an alt, I lost my original username and password and my interest in FARK for about 5 years somewhere in the middle


Let me guess...It was Romney who fired you after forcing you to build a stage at gun point just so he could look down on you as you were fired. He then gave your wife cancer and stole candy from your children...then forced you to dig your own grave as he pissed on your head and told you it was raining?!??!?
2012-08-23 12:32:11 AM  
2 votes:

impaler: List of business failures.

2009.


Woohoo! The company I worked at is in there! Of course, I was laid off in 2003, and in my division it was one of those "you people go in that conference room, the rest of you go over there" and you knew it was bad, and you started sizing up those around you and tried to guess if you were in the "canned" group. Surprise! EVERYONE IN THE DIVISION GOT CANNED!

That was my first FARK experience, getting into an argument with somebody on FARK over the Iraq War and he threatened to "out" me to my company IT via some IP tracing witchery. HAHAHA GOOD LUCK I'M BEHIND A FRENCH DOMAIN I'm sure "Pierre" over in corporate IT in Paris or where ever will give a merde.

//Before you ask, yes this account is newer than that; no I'm not using an alt, I lost my original username and password and my interest in FARK for about 5 years somewhere in the middle
2012-08-23 12:20:24 AM  
2 votes:

GoldSpider: What if that number shrank because more of those people no longer have a job at all? Just sayin...


This question was raised many many times in the comments on the site.


But if you read, it says CareerBuilder polled workers.

Critical reading skills is diminishing, I blame Obama for that too. (am i doing it right?)
2012-08-23 12:16:08 AM  
2 votes:
The recession ended in 2009. What are you talking about subby?
2012-08-22 10:50:39 PM  
2 votes:
Eagerly awaiting my chance to join this group of people. Maybe if corporate financial America remembers what a "raise" is.
2012-08-23 12:47:55 PM  
1 votes:

dchurch0: Rich Cream: impaler: Yes, all the things not getting more expensive don't count, especially the bigger more expensive items. Only the few cheap things count (that are historically known to have a volatile price anyway). You truly are a master of economics!


Like what? The large manufactured items that are overstocked and priced down so they can move their inventory?

/volatile? food only seem to be going up, never down?

False. Look at fresh green peppers for example. In January they were selling for $1.78 each at my local grocer. Today they are $0.89 each.


Pro tip: Seasonal vegetables are cheaper when they are in season because it is cheaper to transport them. Next January, they will be back to $1.78.
2012-08-23 11:29:55 AM  
1 votes:
oraclespeak.files.wordpress.com
2012-08-23 02:44:31 AM  
1 votes:
We should just hand over our earnings to the rich and wait for them to trickle it down to us.
2012-08-23 02:25:04 AM  
1 votes:

Summercat: impaler: List of business failures.
*snip*.

What the hell is that? A list of random companies?


I see several english soccer teams and the Hungarian national airline.
2012-08-23 01:58:47 AM  
1 votes:

impaler: crispyone: Hilarious that as an obvious liberal you put DARPA on your list...You do realize that DARPA is 100% about US military and scientific dominance over the rest of the world?

I'm an R&D engineer.

DARPA has funded my paychecks many times, in the area of computer networking, which is how we're communicating right now, and you're staring to irritate me.

You do realize that DARPA funds research that is 100% geared towards technology killing any form of life?

More than you want to know right now.


gonna need a job in a few years when I graduate with ME and EE degrees. Job prospects?

I figure it can't be as bad as what I do now, and my ME AutoCAD Prof can't remember the last time someone graduated with both at the same time. It has happened, but not much. Haven't spoken with the EE AutoCAD(MATLAB) Prof. yet. Seems a bit out there; good guy, just a little off.

/3.7(or so), at the moment.
//one B+ farked my 4.0 GPA
2012-08-23 01:35:22 AM  
1 votes:

crispyone: So how much of your non-taxed money do you donate to NASA, NPR, and the NEA???? I'm guessing you donate ZERO to those agencies.


i1101.photobucket.com


OK, nice performance. [clapclapclapclap]
2012-08-23 01:27:16 AM  
1 votes:

crispyone: It's so funny listening to Obama and his stooges talk about, "Obama has created 10 bagillion jobs" when they never mentions jobs lost


That graph is "jobs created - jobs lost," you moron.
2012-08-23 01:22:34 AM  
1 votes:

impaler: 2008
Allco Finance Group
Aloha Airlines
Amtrak Express Parcels
Apex Aircraft
ATA Airlines
Australian School of Business and Technology[56]
Bennigan's
Bill Heard Enterprises
Buffets, Inc.
Circuit City Stores[note 20][57][58]
Coast Air
Commander Communications
Countrywide Financial
Dawahares
Dolcis Shoes
eos Airlines
FreshXpress
Frontier Airlines
Gamley's
Glitnir[note 21]
Gretna F.C.
Halifax Town A.F.C.
Harold's
Holley Performance Products[59]
IndyMac Bank
iQon Technologies
Kaupthing Bank[note 22]
Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander[note 23]
Krispy Kreme Hong Kong[60]
Landsbanki[note 24]
Lehman Brothers[note 25]
Lenox
Levitz Furniture[61]
Lillian Vernon
Linens 'n Things[62]
Luton Town F.C.
Madoff Investment Securities
Mattress Discounters[45]
Meguro Sushi[63]
Mervyns[58]
MFI Group
Montres Villemont[64][note 26]
Morgan UK[65]
Motorworld[66]
Nationwide Airlines
Oasis Hong Kong Airlines
The Officers Club[67][68]
Olan Mills[69]
Opes Prime
Peau Vavaʻu
Photo-Optix[70][note 27]
Pilgrim's Pride
RC Developments[71]
Rosebys
Rotherham United F.C.
Sanlu Group
The Sharper Image[72]
Shoe Pavilion[73]
Silver State Helicopters
Silverjet
Skybus Airlines
Super Aguri F1[74]
Tai Lin Radio Service[75]
Tribune Company
Tropicana Entertainment
Tuctuc Ltd[76]
Tweeter[77]
U-Right[78][note 28]
USC[79]
Value City
VeraSun Energy
Vivitar
Wachovia
Washington Mutual
WCI Communities
Wickes Furniture
Wilsons Leather
WiQuest Communications
Woolworths Group
XL Airways UK
Yamato Life
Zavvi[80]
Ziff Davis
Zoom Airlines


Obama bad businesses fail before he even was president?
2012-08-23 01:07:39 AM  
1 votes:

socodog: Does this number include some of the roughly 165 million financially dependant on the government in one way or another?


Because taking advantage of social security of medicare programs that you've paid into during your working years is just like being on welfare, and while tax cuts and loopholes for the rich are "preserving our freedoms" it's socialism when the poor use the tax code to their advantage.
2012-08-23 12:50:50 AM  
1 votes:

crispyone: StopLurkListen: impaler: List of business failures.

2009.

Woohoo! The company I worked at is in there! Of course, I was laid off in 2003, and in my division it was one of those "you people go in that conference room, the rest of you go over there" and you knew it was bad, and you started sizing up those around you and tried to guess if you were in the "canned" group. Surprise! EVERYONE IN THE DIVISION GOT CANNED!

That was my first FARK experience, getting into an argument with somebody on FARK over the Iraq War and he threatened to "out" me to my company IT via some IP tracing witchery. HAHAHA GOOD LUCK I'M BEHIND A FRENCH DOMAIN I'm sure "Pierre" over in corporate IT in Paris or where ever will give a merde.

//Before you ask, yes this account is newer than that; no I'm not using an alt, I lost my original username and password and my interest in FARK for about 5 years somewhere in the middle

Let me guess...It was Romney who fired you after forcing you to build a stage at gun point just so he could look down on you as you were fired. He then gave your wife cancer and stole candy from your children...then forced you to dig your own grave as he pissed on your head and told you it was raining?!??!?


Naw, Mitt 'n' I are like *THIS* (holds two fingers up in Boy Scout Salute). We go way back to college.

He impregnated my stage, gave my grave piss cancer, set fire to the children then stole my candy gun.
2012-08-23 12:49:11 AM  
1 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: crispyone: TuteTibiImperes: So the economy improving under Obama is bad for Obama? I'm sure all of those people finally able to breathe a little bit easier now that the bills are paid with a little bit leftover are just ecstatic about Romney's plan for a $2,000 tax hike on the middle class so that the one percenters can splurge on those 100' yachts or Gulfstream Vs they've been holding off on.

Economy....improving...under Obama!!!! LOL!!!!! Thanks. I haven't laughed so hard in years.

Housing market is recovering, less people are living paycheck to paycheck, the auto market is bouncing back, and the stock market is up. Other than the dollar still being a bit weak, I'd say it's doing well. I've already made as much this year as I did in the entirety of last year.

Just think of how well things could be going if we'd been able to move to a true single payer Medicare-for-all healthcare system and if we hadn't wasted all of that time on the senseless debt ceiling and budget posturing.


Sounds like someone needs to pay more in taxes!
2012-08-23 12:41:13 AM  
1 votes:

Tyrano Soros: That's because more and more Americans are unemployed thanks to Oblahma.


I first read that as "Oklahoma."
2012-08-23 12:34:13 AM  
1 votes:
There's a lot of bad news headed Obama's way. Hope he kept up on his community organizer network - he's gonna need a job soon. Or he could just write a bunch of made up books - there's plenty of suckers out there who'll buy them.
2012-08-23 12:30:46 AM  
1 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: So the economy improving under Obama is bad for Obama? I'm sure all of those people finally able to breathe a little bit easier now that the bills are paid with a little bit leftover are just ecstatic about Romney's plan for a $2,000 tax hike on the middle class so that the one percenters can splurge on those 100' yachts or Gulfstream Vs they've been holding off on.


Economy....improving...under Obama!!!! LOL!!!!! Thanks. I haven't laughed so hard in years.
2012-08-23 12:29:38 AM  
1 votes:

hdhale: This is a man who hired an Energy Secretary who doesn't even own a car by his own admission.


Granted it's 12:30 AM here, and I may not be at my peak mental capacity, but I didn't realize vehicle ownership was a requirement of the position.
2012-08-23 12:26:29 AM  
1 votes:

GoldSpider: What if that number shrank because more of those people no longer have a job at all? Just sayin...


The real unemployment rate is actually around 14.5% and if you thrown the number of people who were forced to take much lower paying jobs and aren't employed in their career field the rate is actually more like 18%. All these are pretty standard numbers even in good times (the real number always being higher), but the fact that the base number is so stubbornly high should worry Obama.

Should, but then likely doesn't. This is a man who hired an Energy Secretary who doesn't even own a car by his own admission.
2012-08-23 12:24:53 AM  
1 votes:

Alonjar: Wonder how many of those people no longer live paycheck to paycheck because they have adjusted to a lower standard of living.


Or at least finally figured out their $300/mo. cable bill didn't reconcile well with their $1500/mo. income.
2012-08-23 12:24:36 AM  
1 votes:
But Obama's still black, isn't he?
2012-08-23 12:24:26 AM  
1 votes:
Elandriel
Eagerly awaiting my chance to join this group of people. Maybe if corporate financial America remembers what a "raise" is.


As with most American's who are struggling to get by, I'm sure it's not because they spend their money unwisely...like...say, a Fark membership, or a 90/month cell phone bill, and an 80/month cable bill, and eating out every day. But hey, fark it, I bet we can get the gov't to pay to pay for that too
2012-08-23 12:22:36 AM  
1 votes:
Wonder how many of those people no longer live paycheck to paycheck because they have adjusted to a lower standard of living.
2012-08-23 12:22:14 AM  
1 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: The recession ended in 2009. What are you talking about subby?


Due mostly to the rise in certainty from a 2010 GOP sweep of the House.
2012-08-23 12:21:41 AM  
1 votes:
i am waiting for the paycheck two paydays after the payday before last payday.

/That'll be all.
 
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