Unemployment, now you see it now you don’t?
The following is an actual conversation secretly taped between Barrack Hussein Obama and Joe Biden regarding how to get the unemployment numbers down before the election!
Joe, we gotta do something about unemployment. Presently it’s still around 9% and with that many people out of work we’ll never get re-elected. Well actually Barrack, it’s worse than that, the real number of people out of work is closer to 16%.
16%, then why my Vice Presidential friend are we reporting 9%? Well Barrack there’s a difference in the unemployment rate and the actual number of people out of work percentage. I uuhhhhh don’t understand Joe; explain to me what you mean.
Well Barrack its simple the number of people out of work is much larger on a percentage basis than the percentage of people unemployed. But uuuuhhhhhh wait a minute Joe, aren’t unemployed and out of work the same thing; if so how can the percentages be so different? Damitt Joe, if you are out of work then you are unemployed!
Barrack, it’s actually quite simple, our people have figured out a way not to count all the people who are out of work as unemployed. Uuuuuuuuhhh Joe now you’ve really confused me if you are out of work then you’re unemployed; it’s plain and simple; how are we not counting them. Well Barrack we’ve reconfigured the statistics in a way that we only count those that are actually looking for work. Thus of all the millions out of work only 56% of them are looking for work.
Joe, how in the hell did you arrive at the figure of 56% when we were dealing with 9% and 16%? Barrack are you sure you are the supposed smart one here; after all you did say you visited all 57 states on the campaign trail and now you can’t follow the logic here. Careful Joe, I hired you I can very well fire you. Sorry Barrack; I momentarily forgot my place!
Again, Joe, how did you arrive at the56% figure? Well barrack the 16% figure represents all the people that are actually out of work and the 9% figure represents all the people actually looking for a job. So if you divide the 9% by the 16% then you arrive at the figure of 56%; 56% of all the people out of work are still looking for a job; 44% of those people have given up!
Brilliant Joe, so our people have revamped the statistics so they don’t count those millions of people so discouraged they have given up looking for work. Now you’ve got it Barrack! Someone not looking for work, we don’t count him! They are still just as unemployed as those we count but we’ve managed to hide 44% of the unemployed!
Barrack, can you imagine how angry and frightened people would be if they realized 16% of all Americans are unemployed. We couldn’t blame Bush enough to calm them down; even with all our media allies constantly repeating out talking points.
So you see Barrack, there’s two ways to reduce unemployment; actually create and environment in which business both large and small actually hire people so the number of people out of work naturally goes down or you figure out a way not to count them all. Well you know very well Barrack our policies actually hinder employment forcing all the companies that can overseas and those that can’t to simply hold off hiring hoping we’ll get voted out.
So why Joe are we continuing to enact policies that hinder employment; because Barrack you promised Mr. Soros if he paid to get you elected you would follow his lead. Also you told Reverend Wright you had to throw him under the bus for the sake of political expediency but you would make it up to him and make him proud of you as you went about following his Black Liberation Theology Principles. And finally Barrack you promised Bill Ayres way back when you began you political career in his living room you would take the Weathermen’s Agenda and accelerate it well beyond anything he and his wife Bernadette Doran ever imagined! That my friend is why we will continue to rig the numbers instead of actually fixing the problem and helping America.
Thanks Joe, sometimes without my teleprompter I just go blank. If they ever found out how inept I am whew weeee would they be mad. Also thanks Joe for playing the stooge and taking the heat off me!