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2020-10-24 4:41:23 PM  
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2020-10-24 4:42:58 PM  
Awkward...
 
2020-10-24 4:56:47 PM  
Trump inherited a booming economy and managed through complete incompetence to generate the largest spike in unemployment since the great depression.

We can't get rid of him fast enough.
 
2020-10-24 5:21:15 PM  
Republicans don't care. They got to break the Judiciary. That was goal number one for these traitors.
 
2020-10-24 6:32:44 PM  
That just shows how eager folks are to work! Very healthy! A healthy economy!
 
2020-10-24 7:27:25 PM  
That is an astounding number.
 
2020-10-24 7:55:23 PM  
Oh Subby, how could over 10,000,000,000 people have filed for unemployment?!
 
2020-10-24 9:18:09 PM  
Oh, and lookie here... now they actually have time to vote!


Hopefully this will help make election day a federal holiday.
 
2020-10-24 9:18:12 PM  
"Meelleeons and meelleeons and beelleeons and beelleeons"
 
2020-10-24 9:18:51 PM  
I was furloughed for about a week and a half back in the spring before my manager found some budget to bring me back on. That's the first time I've filed unemployment in nearly 20 years of working full time.
 
2020-10-24 9:21:51 PM  
it's amazing that trump only talks about himself personally and not about policies or an actual platform.  People are beyond tired of him.  ticktock  motherfarker
 
2020-10-24 9:22:42 PM  
And yet, he still has a greater than 1-in-10 chance of winning, and his odds have been improving lately.
 
2020-10-24 9:25:14 PM  
I will be adding to that total next week.
 
2020-10-24 9:25:46 PM  
That's because they make more money on unemployment and refuse to go back to work.

/republican talking point
//ALL THE TIME
///all of them
 
2020-10-24 9:25:49 PM  
But STONKS UP! STONKS are only measure of economy.
 
2020-10-24 9:26:32 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: And yet, he still has a greater than 1-in-10 chance of winning, and his odds have been improving lately.


They really haven't budged in like 5 days. That said a lot of the warning signs in 16 aren't there. District polling looks good for ads and down ballot races look good as well.
 
2020-10-24 9:26:43 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: And yet, he still has a greater than 1-in-10 chance of winning, and his odds have been improving lately.


Technically correct is a kind of correct

13% chance to win today
12% chance yesterday

Still way too high. If you haven't voted, go get it! Don't you want everyone to be sucking dicks on November 4th?
 
2020-10-24 9:27:27 PM  

vrax: Oh Subby, how could over 10,000,000,000 people have filed for unemployment?!


Oh you silly lib, the illegal immigrants of course!!
 
2020-10-24 9:28:03 PM  
... wow, that really drives it home.
 
2020-10-24 9:29:06 PM  

saturn badger: That's because they make more money on unemployment and refuse to go back to work.

/republican talking point
//ALL THE TIME
///all of them


You see, friends, that once the poors get that pittance we send them...they won't do anything ever again. It definitely won't stimulate the economy. I think it's about tax-cut for the rich o'clock.

/ then, we can give no-bid contracts to the corporations that give us the most campaign money.
 
2020-10-24 9:34:05 PM  

not enough beer: Bovine Diarrhea Virus: And yet, he still has a greater than 1-in-10 chance of winning, and his odds have been improving lately.

They really haven't budged in like 5 days. That said a lot of the warning signs in 16 aren't there. District polling looks good for ads and down ballot races look good as well.


I'll believe he's losing (or at least losing too badly to steal the election) when he concedes.
 
2020-10-24 9:34:05 PM  

saturn badger: That's because they make more money on unemployment and refuse to go back to work.

/republican talking point
//ALL THE TIME
///all of them


Yeah fark them with a rusty spoon. It's gonna be a very shiatty hit for me family.
 
2020-10-24 9:35:04 PM  
Based on calls I've been fielding, it seems they are being rejected in record numbers as well. What has been shocking to me is which employers are twisting the knife in employee's backs to try to keep them from getting unemployment. It seems small business owners are doing everything in their power to ensure laid off employees are able to collect unemployment. However, at least one local government has allegedly claimed that laid off employees were still employed; categorized employees as dismissed for cause when they have never been written up or reprimanded; listed the wrong job position for dismissed employees; shifted the schedule of single parents to twelve hour work days and listed them as resigned, rather than laid off, when these parents could not be away from young children for (with the commute) 13 to 14 hour days.
 
2020-10-24 9:35:36 PM  

iheartscotch: / then, we can give no-bid contracts to the corporations that give us the most campaign money.


Something I realized during this election season. Maybe instead of taking money out of politics we start putting our money into it more than the other guys?

If just to make people like Lindsay Graham beg on national TV.
 
2020-10-24 9:37:11 PM  
Looks like they have plenty of time to vote now.  Maybe they should vote for something differant
 
2020-10-24 9:37:13 PM  

edmo: That is an astounding number.


Isn't it well beyond astounding? Trump received 63 million votes and the workforce is is around 155 million, that would be 40% unemployment, no?  Even in New York, it was only half of that rate.
 
2020-10-24 9:38:32 PM  

GrinzGrimly: edmo: That is an astounding number.

Isn't it well beyond astounding? Trump received 63 million votes and the workforce is is around 155 million, that would be 40% unemployment, no?  Even in New York, it was only half of that rate.


Well it said they filed. Many were furloughed temporarily and went back to work or found a new job.
 
2020-10-24 9:46:03 PM  
Well he does like to claim everything he does is bigger and better than anyone ever.
 
2020-10-24 9:47:01 PM  

not enough beer: GrinzGrimly: edmo: That is an astounding number.

Isn't it well beyond astounding? Trump received 63 million votes and the workforce is is around 155 million, that would be 40% unemployment, no?  Even in New York, it was only half of that rate.

Well it said they filed. Many were furloughed temporarily and went back to work or found a new job.


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2020-10-24 9:49:18 PM  
But, how are the stonks?

I agree with Reich, I usually do.
 
2020-10-24 9:53:17 PM  
Thanks, Trump.
 
2020-10-24 9:53:42 PM  

not enough beer: GrinzGrimly: edmo: That is an astounding number.

Isn't it well beyond astounding? Trump received 63 million votes and the workforce is is around 155 million, that would be 40% unemployment, no?  Even in New York, it was only half of that rate.

Well it said they filed. Many were furloughed temporarily and went back to work or found a new job.


Even then, and even in consideration of the current situation, 63 million filings sounds unrealistically high. Though I typically don't agree with the poster you're replying to, I also would like to see some data to back up this claim before I take it at face value. So far I've been unable to corroborate it with an (admittedly brief and cursory) Google search.

Much as I hate to question the word of random-guy-on-Twitter-who-I've-never-h​eard-of, this claim sounds fishy to me.
 
2020-10-24 9:54:52 PM  
Hey guys, are we feeling inspired yet?? HEY-OOOOHHHHHHH
 
2020-10-24 9:55:43 PM  
They are unemployed because Democrat governors and mayors ordered the businesses where they worked to be closed. It's not due to any lack of customers.
 
2020-10-24 9:56:15 PM  

Private_Citizen: Trump inherited a booming economy and managed through complete incompetence to generate the largest spike in unemployment since the great depression.

We can't get rid of him fast enough.


Well that's just how he rolls.  He inherits huge wealth, claims full credit for it, drives it into the ground, and lives on debt until declaring bankruptcy, and finally walking away calling it a huge success.  Welcome to Trump's America!
 
2020-10-24 9:56:52 PM  
Just saw this, can't tell if real or not, what do you think Fark?
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2020-10-24 9:57:34 PM  
Land the covid hoax is breaking people just like the demoRats want!

The people see through it!  That's why the polls are changing m.   Just checked out biden's adverts on facebook, trump is now up in fl an michigan....
 
2020-10-24 9:58:35 PM  

Original: Original Tweet:

RBReich: Funny enough, when Trump mentioned the economy last night, he forgot to mention that more Americans have filed for unemployment this year than voted for him in 2016.


And how many of these people are still going to farking vote for him is the better question.
 
2020-10-24 9:59:24 PM  
Don't forget all the small business owners, contractors, waitstaff, performers, stage crews and other jobs that never get counted as "employed" , but did actually qualify for unemployment this time around. Your "concern" about the numbers  is disingenuous.
 
2020-10-24 9:59:43 PM  

Private_Citizen: Trump inherited a booming economy and managed through complete incompetence to generate the largest spike in unemployment since the great depression.

We can't get rid of him fast enough.


Trump wanted to keep businesses open. Democrats were the ones who wanted everything shut down. Don't rewrite history.
 
2020-10-24 10:00:17 PM  
I've noticed little bumps towards Trump on aggregate sites. Just little things, like Biden going from 88 to 86 on fivethirtyeight while Trump goes from 12 to 13. The most conservative site I've found, the betting markets https://www.data-science-quar​terly.com​/ has Biden down from a high of 306 electoral votes to 298.
So yeah I'm getting spooked out. We all remember 2016, when fivethirtyeight got more bullish for Trump in the last days of the election and therefore more accurate, cause Trump won. I found this graph (from here) - fivethirtyeight started getting more accurate and bullish, breaking away from the pack, about 8 days before the election. We are 10 days away from the election. So if we see a repeat, we should see it by mid next week. Crossing fingers and of course, I already voted in my state. (obligatory VOTE! VOTE!)
 
2020-10-24 10:01:07 PM  

Alien Robot: Trump wanted to keep businesses open. Democrats were the ones who wanted everything shut down. Don't rewrite history.


I believe in acceptable losses. Case in point.
 
2020-10-24 10:01:49 PM  
More people are being tested for unemployment eligibility so more people are going to be infected with unemployment. Why is that so hard for you libs to understand?
 
2020-10-24 10:01:53 PM  

Alien Robot: Private_Citizen: Trump inherited a booming economy and managed through complete incompetence to generate the largest spike in unemployment since the great depression.

We can't get rid of him fast enough.

Trump wanted to keep businesses open. Democrats were the ones who wanted everything shut down. Don't rewrite history.


For a couple of weeks, at the beginning of this shiat, when it would have helped, yes.

Trump has farked the economy royally by trying to force it to stay open.
 
2020-10-24 10:01:59 PM  

Alien Robot: They are unemployed because Democrat governors and mayors ordered the businesses where they worked to be closed. It's not due to any lack of customers.


and the horse you rode in on, jerkwad
 
2020-10-24 10:02:12 PM  

aleister_greynight: Just saw this, can't tell if real or not, what do you think Fark?
[Fark user image image 598x468]


The nose and the skin look different
 
2020-10-24 10:03:16 PM  

Alien Robot: They are unemployed because Democrat governors and mayors ordered the businesses where they worked to be closed. It's not due to any lack of customers.


https://www.chicagotribune.com/corona​v​irus/ct-nw-nyt-iowa-covid-19-economy-2​0201022-xzil5maxrrbw7fo6jbaqawa4te-sto​ry.html
 
2020-10-24 10:04:07 PM  

FlyingFarmer: Don't forget all the small business owners, contractors, waitstaff, performers, stage crews and other jobs that never get counted as "employed" , but did actually qualify for unemployment this time around. Your "concern" about the numbers  is disingenuous.


Waiters don't count as employed?
 
2020-10-24 10:07:55 PM  
Alien Robot:

Trump wanted to keep businesses open. Democrats were the ones who wanted everything shut down. Don't rewrite history.

So... do 230,000 dead count us unemployed?  Gosh, I wonder what that number would've been had the governors not shut things down.  But I suppose they don't count when they're dead do they?
 
2020-10-24 10:07:56 PM  

dforkus: Land the covid hoax is breaking people just like the demoRats want!

The people see through it!  That's why the polls are changing m.   Just checked out biden's adverts on facebook, trump is now up in fl an michigan....


Well, if the guy who confidently predicted Roy Moore's victory in 2018 thinks Trump is a shoo-in this year, that makes me feel a lot better about Biden's chances.
 
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