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Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Apr 2, 2010.
New unemployment rates were published today.
New jobs, yes... but people are still being laid off. And a chunk of these "new jobs" are temp positions that will only last a few weeks so they are not actually anything other than a way for King Zero's spin doctors to fluff up the numbers
I was not aware that Scott Brown and Ramon James Inc. are spin doctors for Obama.
Even more importantly these numbers must be looked at in the context that about 1000,000 new workers enter the work force each month. So we are basically just treading water at this point, that is why the rate has been constant at near 10%.
On the positive side at least we are far from the huge job losses we had been seeing. This is the early stages of a very slow recovery, and most likely the unemployment levels will remain fairly high for the next ten years.
and many of those temp jobs are census takers - paid for by the US Taxpayer.
(remember some 30% of Americans paid ZERO DOLLARS in income tax!)
Doesn't change the fact that 40,000 of the 162,000 jobs are just temporary.
How many of these are census workers?
I am curious...how many Census workers were hired? I wonder if they had any effect on the numbers...
I hope that folks can get back to work...although I'm skeptical that the policies being enacted are going to foster a climate favorable to new jobs (at least, new jobs that aren't paid for by taxpayers).
According to Business Week the Census Bureau hired 48,000.
So 1 out of 3 is for the Census!
So 162,000 minus 48,ooo censu = 114,ooo net - 100,000 normal jobs created = 14,ooo actual new jobs
And those are only estimated numbers at that.
The actual real world number could well be a net loss of jobs.
or a larger plus ... as is show with the Jan. and Feb. numbers. The number of jobs was found to be greater then first reported.
The economy - especially jobs - is not going to turn around to any meaningful extent for years.
Especially now that companies are finding out how much the health care scam is going to cost them.
I think an important point needs making: It is dishonest to count government jobs in a "new jobs created" column (or at least to count them at a 1:1 ratio to private jobs)...because in order to create government jobs, a certain amount of private wealth must be confiscated.
At least I'm saying the glass is half full :smilewinkgrin:
I doubt people getting those government pay checks would agree with you ... and they also pay taxes.
That may or may not be true. Time will tell if you are a false prophet or not.
The guy who accuses us of being shrill, just called someone a "false prophet" ?
Your reading skills are slipping. I did not call him a false prophet. I said time will tell if he is a false prophet concerning the economy. Big difference.
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At least it's and increase, and not a decrease!
I doubt old Curt will listen to you. After all, he basically lied about what you posted.
If I were younger, I would listen, but at my age, the stock market is taking too much of a chance with the little money I have. And, I probably won't live long enough to see any real return on my money.