Unemployment up to 9.1% according to Gallup

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  1. Cassie Smith profile image59
    Cassie Smithposted 11 years ago

    I can't wait for the Obama Administration to spin this one.  Did they say something about the economy recovering?

    1. profile image0
      JaxsonRaineposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Unemployment is a horrible factor to look at, I wish we could just get rid of it.

      The percentage of working Americans in the workforce age hasn't recovered a single bit since it bottomed out.

      Our economy desperately needs lower taxes, especially for businesses.

      1. Cassie Smith profile image59
        Cassie Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Underemployment is up to 19.1%.  Let's not even mention all those people who have quit looking.  But I wouldn't be surprised if Obama comes back with that "saved and created" lol fudge to the numbers.

    2. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Not sure why everyone picks on Obama - while we have an economy that is solely controlled by the incumbent government, we're never going to have a stable economy - changing policy every five or ten years with a new government is not good - we need a 30 year economic policy that isn't killed by whovever happens to be in power - give the running of the economy to the experts - the top businessmen and take it away from the Government!

      1. Lions Den Media profile image59
        Lions Den Mediaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        "Picks on" Obama? What is this 3rd Grade? Obama is like the moron with a map, but who claims to be smarter than those that drew the map. So he is going to create his own map. Guess what -- he is lost, which is no problem because I don't care about Obama personally. I do care about the country. And Obama should to since he took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution from domestic and foreign enemies. The problem is when the enemy is the guy that is suppose to kill the enemy.

        We do not need a 30 year plan, because first of all it presumes to know what the correct course of action is 30 years out and if that would work then Russia would still be the USSR. Markets fluctuate due to UNCERTAINTY. Stop screwing with taxes, passing laws,  and implementing thousands of regulations each year and the problem is solved. And please they need to stop compromising. And this can be done with term limits.

        1. SimeyC profile image89
          SimeyCposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          We need a plan that is not changed every time the government changes - lets tax the rich, lets not tax the rich, lets spend more, lets spend less  - the economy needs to be outside of the control of politics.

          As for a thirty year plan - there are certain areas of the economy that would benefit from a thirty year plan - plan infrastructure improvements over thirty years....

  2. Cassie Smith profile image59
    Cassie Smithposted 11 years ago

    Not only is unemployment up, but the Obama Administration recorded its worst monthly deficit in history in February, according to a preliminary report Wednesday from the Congressional Budget Office that said the deficit in fiscal year 2012 is already more than half a trillion dollars.

    The Hopey Changey guy has little hopey or changey.

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      JaxsonRaineposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      If people realized how much the debt hurts them... there would be so much outrage.

      The more debt we have, the weaker the dollar is in relation to other currencies. The weaker the dollar, the more we have to pay for imports, and the less we get for our exports. I can afford to buy shredded cheese any more for pete's sake.

    2. Lions Den Media profile image59
      Lions Den Mediaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I've been reading all the headlines and you would think the economy is growing at 7 percent with 5% unemployment the way the media is spinning this data. Unemployment and inflation is up, the dollar and real economic growth is down and the Pres is spinning this as though it is fantastic news. The bottom line is that Obama spent one trillion dollars and we have fewer jobs to show for it...those are just facts.

    3. lovemychris profile image77
      lovemychrisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Oh bull!

      The economy is improving, and we are gaining jobs..in the private sector, no less. Just because the GOP is working towards failure, don't expect everybody to buy their BS.

      Economy is improving. We need green jobs, high-speed rail, infrastructure repair...all those things that the GOP has blocked yet again in the Congress. Transportation bill, in which they put birth control legislation!

      And all those things which we elected Obama for.

      No more tax cuts.....JOBS!

  3. SimeyC profile image89
    SimeyCposted 11 years ago

    BTW according to BBC.co.uk the rate is 8.3% - I guess it depends on which news station you want to believe.

    As someone who works for a large corporate firm things are improving although it's a little slow - but this is due to the cyclic nature of economies not anything any politician (R or D) does.

    1. Lions Den Media profile image59
      Lions Den Mediaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      A "little slow"? It is like being a little retarded or a little pregnant...there isn't any such thing.

      You claim to work for a large corporate firm and hence, make economic pronouncements on their viability. Of course large corporations will be doing well because they have the money to expand market share and they will naturally gain more customers or clients as smaller competitors fold.

      70 to 80 percent of all jobs created do NOT come from these large companies, they come from small and start-up businesses. In fact large companies are part of the problem of Crony Capitalism, which impedes economic growth. And yes the government can do something -- stop passing laws and making it impossible to do business and stop with the taxes that destroy wealth.

      1. lovemychris profile image77
        lovemychrisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Where'd all the jobs go?

        And WHEN did that happen?

        And WHY, when they had a tax cut to boot??

        "Give us tax cuts, we'll create jobs" "We are the job creators"

        Looks to me like they took the money, took the jobs, and ran.

  4. lovemychris profile image77
    lovemychrisposted 11 years ago

    Well, I put the blame squarely on the GOPerverts in the House and senate.

    And I will call them that until they blast blowhard off the air.

    Their tactics are transparent...we all know the deal.

    The only question is how long are we going to put up with it, pretend we don't all know what they are doing?

    1. Lions Den Media profile image59
      Lions Den Mediaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Obama has nothing to do with this cluster? What is the "deal" the you all know? The unemployment rate is such a manipulated number that the "official" rate is meaningless. Accept the facts gentlemen -- people out of work and not looking for work are still unemployed. People out of work and not on unemployment, but looking for work are still unemployed. A person working part time as a leaf blower is NOT employed...those jobs are how I use to make my allowance.

      You people are so ideologically obsessed that it is impractical  to  put forth a rational argument. You simply dismiss logic, mathematics and factual information.

      You see gentlemen: I could give a damn what the BBC or NBC says when it is obvious to be false. For instance, if they say 2 times 3 is 5 I'm not believing it just because some ignorant journalist printed it or said it on some news program.

  5. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 11 years ago

    On the way home yesterday the radio reported that although 200,000 jobs were added last month, unemployment was up as more people began looking for work.

    Began looking for work?  Not likely (no one can tell) but there are more drawing unemployment insurance.  Unemployment is up because those looking for work that had their benefits end are back in the unemployment office, applying for the extension that the feds granted.

    They were always looking for work, just not drawing benefits.  Plus a few that will draw unemployment as long as possible but don't want a job and will make darn sure they won't apply where they might actually get one.

  6. LucidDreams profile image63
    LucidDreamsposted 11 years ago

    The real problem i, there is no-one, Obama or any other politician running for office that will actually do anything about it! We have a crisis and our leaders are still playing politics as usual. What will it take to wake them up?

    1. lovemychris profile image77
      lovemychrisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Obama is not playing politics, the GOPerverts are.

      Their leaders said: Our goal is to make Obama fail.

      Who's playing here???

      1. Lions Den Media profile image59
        Lions Den Mediaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Obama is NOT playing politics? Please...you are either naive or ideologically blind to facts. Besides I can easily prove you wrong: Politicians play politics, hence their name and their job. Obama is a politician. Therefore, by definition he is playing politics.

        The least you can be is intellectually honest.

        1. lovemychris profile image77
          lovemychrisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          I feel no compunction to be honest in a den of thieves.

          Politics is the business they are in. Human lives bear the consequences of their business.

          Anyone who says "I want the president to fail no matter what happens to the people here"....

          Deserves neither respect nor honesty.

          Besides, you can't handle the truth, as given your non-response to my last post.

          The tactic of the Right is to demonize Obama so much so that they not only don't vote for him, but they tar and feather him, nail him to the wall.

          That way, no one notices while the real America-Traitors slip away scott free, to their new luxury villas bought and paid for with American tax dollars.

          I think it's Paraguya, Dubai, United Arab Emerites....all these places that have no extradition treaties.

          Great Escape, never to be held to account for what they did.

          And people will cheer them as heros. And call me stupid because I don't.

  7. MakinBacon profile image82
    MakinBaconposted 11 years ago

    Not only is unemployment up, but the national debt has soared to unbelievable levels during the Obama administration, as well as spending. He refuses to cut back on government spending, dragging the nation further towards the abyss.

    We can't get rid of the worst president in American history soon enough. Hopefully it's not too late.

  8. prettydarkhorse profile image58
    prettydarkhorseposted 11 years ago

    unemployment rate is only 8.3 percent, other metrics of a better economy like unemployment claims, indices of manufacturing are all increasing. Gallup sampling is very small, check the BLS website and review the trends so that you can get an overall view of the economy.
    For a starter, read the basic release of data http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

  9. midnightbliss profile image59
    midnightblissposted 11 years ago

    The unemployment rate is actually much higher.  Check this...http://blog.american.com/2012/03/the-real-unemployment-rate-its-sure-isnt-8-3/


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