Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.4% - Bad News For The Johns

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Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.4% - Bad News For The Johns

quote:Originally posted by Born yesterday:
[b]If you're referring to the "A" word, that's one that Mr. Udall used a while back to describe all Democrats, of which I'm one. And which your sainted president used to describe a news reporter a few years ago. Don't worry. I'll try not to spoil the AMG circle-jerk any more -- reserving the right to respond to the most blatant examples of misinformation, of which the original posting was one.[/b]

While BY makes good points, it appears that s/he watched a bit too much of the RNC, and finds him/herself a bit frustrated and depressed."... [B]latant example of misinformation," a statement which in itself is, how can I say it... uhhhh, a "blatant example of misinformation."Out of the circle... back in your hole, and go play by/with yourself. ;)

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Hmmmm... I guess, "It's [not] the economy, stupid."

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Nothing like that old Fox News spin.One would think that a so-called economist might want to go to the primary source:[url=http://bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm]http://bls.gov/news.release/e...
"Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 144,000 in August, and [b]the unemployment
rate was little changed at 5.4 percent,[/b] the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the
U.S. Department of Labor reported today.""The number of persons who were marginally attached to the labor force was
1.6 million in August, about the same as a year earlier. (Data are not sea-
sonally adjusted.) [b]These individuals wanted and were available to work and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They were not counted
as unemployed, however, because they did not actively search for work in the
4 weeks preceding the survey. There were 534,000 discouraged workers in
August, also about the same as a year earlier. Discouraged workers, a subset
of the marginally attached, were not currently looking for work specifically
because they believed no jobs were available for them.[/b] The other 1.1 million
marginally attached had not searched for work for reasons such as school or
family responsibilities."
Not quite so rosy as the "fair and balanced(tm)" version, eh?(It's also funny how "Fair and Balanced(tm)" failed to acknowledged their own prediction of 160,000 new jobs, from two days ago):[url=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,131128,00.html]http://www.foxnews.co...That's about a 10 percent difference, isn't it?Oh, and don't miss this quote from the earlier Fox News story:"Vitner said Wachovia's official forecast is for [i]a fairly modest gain of 175,000 jobs in August[/i] — but he really thinks the economy is doing better than that."And you assholes accuse liberals of intellectual dishonesty?[ 09-03-2004: Message edited by: Born yesterday ]

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"Discouraged workers"How long will it take for this subset to become another classification of "disabled" persons...

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Then there's the chronic malcontents and complainers. I think some of them have found a calling here on AMG.

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And some of the malcontents just love to hurl invective.

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If you're referring to the "A" word, that's one that Mr. Udall used a while back to describe all Democrats, of which I'm one. And which your sainted president used to describe a news reporter a few years ago. Don't worry. I'll try not to spoil the AMG circle-jerk any more -- reserving the right to respond to the most blatant examples of misinformation, of which the original posting was one.

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