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2013-03-08 09:27:40 AM
14 votes:
This doesn't count all the people who quit their jobs and killed themselves and their entire families because of Obama's anti-business regs.
2013-03-08 09:22:50 AM
9 votes:
that's not counting the dead, elderly, children, enfeebled or people in prison.  That brings the REAL TRUE unemployment rate up to 145%

damn you, Obama!
2013-03-08 10:01:28 AM
8 votes:
I'll wait for the job numbers from the Obama Is Ruining This Country Foundation before I make any judgments.
2013-03-08 10:56:16 AM
5 votes:
It's all business confidence because Mitt Romney returned to the private sector part-time.

Checkmate, libs.
2013-03-08 10:51:32 AM
3 votes:
This is the Herbert Hoover recovery. I knew it would happen eventually.
2013-03-08 10:27:59 AM
3 votes:
thinkprogress.org
2013-03-08 10:25:32 AM
3 votes:
Using drones on the unemployed has paid off!

Nice news, actually. No matter how haters might care to spin it.
2013-03-08 09:40:05 AM
2 votes:
Well, if Romney/Ryan had won we'd be at 20% employment. Everyone would be working three jobs at $2.50 an hour. Thanks 0Bama!
2013-03-08 09:38:14 AM
2 votes:

sigdiamond2000: This doesn't count all the people who quit their jobs and killed themselves and their entire families because of Obama's anti-business regs.


Yep. If you count all those, the unemployment numer is actually 66.6%
2013-03-08 12:23:12 PM
1 votes:

BeesNuts: skullkrusher: A Dark Evil Omen: jso2897: cameroncrazy1984: The BLS is just massaging the numbers to get Obama re-elected, obviously

Hey, didn't we raise taxes in January? What happened to all the job losses? Why didn't the sky fall like the GOP said it would?

Because rich people don't "create jobs" in bad times. They only do so in good times, when we don't need the as much. In bad times, they hoard and hide their money.

You could have just stopped after "rich people don't create jobs". They don't. They never have.

right. Poor people do... wait, that's not right. No, original statement was correct. Rich people do just not in bad times, generally speaking.

Labor demand creates jobs.  Consumer demand creates labor demand.  Increased labor pool increases consumer demand for some products, and reduces it for others.

Rich people perform their function as the source of stock.  They aren't going to employ capital as stock, with all the risk associated with that employment.  If they can't expect a return on their investment that is higher than the rate of interest they'd receive by lending that money to a bank, they aren't going to employ it thus.

THEY don't create a damned thing.  The system does.  They are simply cogs in the machine.  As are we all.  As labor, the system needs me as well.  In the absence of labor, no goods could be converted into goods of increased value.  In the absence of stock, no labor can be employed in that conversion.

At this particular moment in history, we have a labor boon.  So the power is with the owners of stock.

There's nothing permanent, or even secure about that arrangement.

That's not, of course, what OP meant.


Look, talking about "Job Creators" is an ideologically driven exercise. Talking about how rich people don't create jobs is also an ideologically driven enterprise.
When I open a business and hire 10 people. I have created 10 jobs. No connotations to it, nothing about the purity of my heart and the goodness of my intentions. Simple reality. My actions have directly resulted in 10 jobs existing which did not exist previously.

Why did I open that business? Well, because I saw a demand for whatever it is I am producing. That demand indirectly lead to the creation of those jobs -  those jobs are a response to that demand. Just like polio indirectly lead to the creation of the polio vaccine.

the polio vaccine was not created by Jonas Salk. It was created by polio. Salk never would have come up with a vaccine for something that didn't exist. Ergo, he didn't "create" it. That is absurd and no one would ever say that.

Let's not be ridiculous for the sake of ideological bullshiat
2013-03-08 11:35:10 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-03-08 11:08:09 AM
1 votes:

LargeCanine: coeyagi: LargeCanine: 7.7% is slightly less terrible. Certainly nothing to brag about.

Maybe this summer will be the "summer of recovery" that we have been promised for 4 years.

Lowest tax rates in U.S. history.  When exactly are the Job Creators going to give us that Golden Laffer Shower?

Hey, wait, I thought the Sequester was supposed to be a disaster and cost jobs or something. So, its not now?


imshopping.rediff.com

(Farking) potato time.  How does it work?
2013-03-08 11:01:55 AM
1 votes:

EighthDay: LargeCanine: coeyagi: LargeCanine: 7.7% is slightly less terrible. Certainly nothing to brag about.

Maybe this summer will be the "summer of recovery" that we have been promised for 4 years.

Lowest tax rates in U.S. history.  When exactly are the Job Creators going to give us that Golden Laffer Shower?

Hey, wait, I thought the Sequester was supposed to be a disaster and cost jobs or something. So, its not now?

In the event you're NOT a troll, shill, or imbecile.

This is data from February.

Sequester didn't start until March.

Do you understand how time works?


I see you're not familiar with the TimeCube. Time is not an abstract concept that moves in Euclidean fashion. Your ignorance is astounding, even by Fark Lib  tm standards
2013-03-08 10:53:49 AM
1 votes:

Type_Hard: Deneb81: MyRandomName: The horror of sequestration in action.

Jobs numbers are pre-sequestration, post-tax increase.

Currently on the FoxNews front page:

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to be fair, how are you shocked to learn that the GOP and Fox doesn't understand how economics works
2013-03-08 10:53:17 AM
1 votes:

Type_Hard: Deneb81: MyRandomName: The horror of sequestration in action.

Jobs numbers are pre-sequestration, post-tax increase.

Currently on the FoxNews front page:

[i46.tinypic.com image 233x258]


Oh for farks sake.
2013-03-08 10:52:44 AM
1 votes:

Deneb81: MyRandomName: The horror of sequestration in action.

Jobs numbers are pre-sequestration, post-tax increase.


Currently on the FoxNews front page:

i46.tinypic.com
2013-03-08 10:44:02 AM
1 votes:
Thank You And God Bless You George W. Bush
2013-03-08 10:32:55 AM
1 votes:

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Huh, I expected that to be Congressional aproval ratings.


I don't think they have improved that much.
2013-03-08 10:32:15 AM
1 votes:

Dusk-You-n-Me: Unemployment rate: Men (7.1), women (7), Teenagers (25.1), white (6.8), black (13.8), Asian (6.1) Hispanic (9.6)- Zachary A. Goldfarb (@Goldfarb) March 8, 2013

College graduates have an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent. High school graduates have an unemployment rate of 7.9 percent.- Zachary A. Goldfarb (@Goldfarb) March 8, 2013

There is a massive gap in the unemployment rate between those who attended college -- 6.7% -- and those who finished it -- 3.8%.- Zachary A. Goldfarb (@Goldfarb) March 8, 2013



So...we're supposed to blame Israel?
2013-03-08 10:29:03 AM
1 votes:

MyRandomName: The horror of sequestration in action.


Nobody claimed that sequestration would take effect before it took effect.
2013-03-08 10:26:44 AM
1 votes:
They're all low-paying part time jobs, labor force participation rate went down, shadow stats, cooked books, it hurts when I pee...
2013-03-08 10:25:27 AM
1 votes:
See, all those Republican job creation bills are working.
2013-03-08 10:18:03 AM
1 votes:
Under a tax cutter (Bush) the unemployment went from 4.2% to 7.8%.

Under a tax raiser, unemployment went from 7.8% to 7.7%

Conclusion: raising taxes destroys jobs and cutting taxes creates jobs.
2013-03-08 09:37:21 AM
1 votes:

sigdiamond2000: This doesn't count all the people who quit their jobs and killed themselves and their entire families because of Obama's anti-business regs.


What about all the millions of patriots locked up in Obama's FEMA detention camps? If you count them, U3 should be around closer to 23%.
2013-03-08 09:32:19 AM
1 votes:

sigdiamond2000: This doesn't count all the people who quit their jobs and killed themselves and their entire families because of Obama's anti-business regs.


Okay, I LOL'd.
 
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