Unemployment Rate? Who Cares?

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    I was watching MSNBC yesterday when one of the nameless pundits uttered something that made me chuckle “research has shown that unemployment will not be the main issue in 2012”. How ridiculous, right? No president since FDR has ever been re-elected with an unemployment rate above 8%. The unemployment rate receives far more attention than any other issue, barring of course the Casey Anthony trail, how in the world could that not be a driving issue in 2012.

    Well apparently that unnamed MSNBC pundit was, shockingly, receiving his talking points straight from the White House: “President Obama’s senior political adviser David Plouffe said Wednesday that people won’t vote in 2012 based on the unemployment rate” (Top Obama adviser says unemployment won't be key in 2012 - TheHill.com)

    It is official: The Obama administration has completely lost touch with reality.

    Marco Rubio articulated the solution to America’s problems so well the other day:

    “Let’s stop talking about new taxes and start talking about new taxpayers, which means jobs. This debt is the No. 1 issue on everyone’s minds and rightfully so. It is a major issue, but everywhere else, in the real world, the No. 1 issue on people’s minds is jobs. And I tell you, every other problem facing America — a mortgage crisis, a home foreclosure crisis, this debt problem — all of these issues get easier to deal with if people are gainfully employed across America. And the impact that unemployment is having across this country is devastating. …” (Sen. Rubio: We Don't Need New Taxes, We Need New Taxpayers | RealClearPolitics)

    This administration has written off creating jobs, offering the Stimulus Act as its only legislative solution to unemployment—which even Obama has admitted is a failure “shovel-ready wasn’t as shovel-ready as we thought”. The Republicans are hammering home a message that is resonating with those struggling in this dismal economy, and yes they will be voting based on the unemployment rate in 2012.
     
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    Yeah, it'll be THE issue. Everything else is irrelevant. I'm surprised that they would take such an odd stance.
     
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    And you know that the crowd at MS LSD will push this talking point straight from the WH downplaying the
    horrific unemployment numbers.
     
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    Hey.....I got my job


    If you don't.....you must be lazy or stupid
     
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    JOBLESS RATE:

    January 2009 ===7.8%

    May 2011 === 9.1%

    June 2011=== 9.2%

    It IS possible Obama's base wouldn't know or care of these statistics, therefore he will not be campaigning on the state of the economy. He would have to admit failure of his stimulus package that was supposed to provide those "shovel ready jobs. " ( that weren't so shovel ready after all as he laughingly and glibly admits. )
     
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    Don't see how the WH can effectively downplay the projection that 70 per cent of small businesses do not plan on expanding/hiring in the next 12 months.
    The UNCERTAINTY is just too damn high!
     
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    Or you could be like a majority of those 99ers who will only START to look for work when their checks run out.These people who Ed Schultz was defending with such vigor the he almost had a stroke one night....

    Yeh it's those evil Republicans at it again....but these folks would rather take the free rise and collext dem checks....Ummmm Ummmmm Ummmm...Love dat Obama
     
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    It's incredible and astounding. I'm truly perplexed at such a lackadaisical attitude.
     
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    So says a gubmint employee...
     
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    Not my fault you can't meet the strict standards to work for the government

    Are you stupid or lazy?
     

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