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    uemployment is at 9.1%,not 9.6%.

    Just trying to keep it factual.

    •  We shall see when they "correct" (0+ / 0-)

      their numbers

      What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

      by agnostic on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 01:10:17 PM PDT

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      •  So we are (0+ / 0-)

        now just throwing numbers at the wall because of a gut feeling? Sounds like a Republican approach to go with the gut rather than factual data.

        •  Actually, an educated guesstimate (0+ / 0-)

          Looking at the past few quarters revisions, I suspect that the "real" number is closer to mine, depending on what they measure.

          The unemployment number is already deflated artificially by dropping off those who look for work but have been unemployed for more than 18 months. When the Unemployment rate is already so high, the chances of finding a job grow smaller each month. Dropping them from the rolls is part fantasy, part gamesmanship.

          I realize that these events are merely anecdotal, but each jobs fair that takes place gathers thousands, even 10,000 people. There is some serious disconnect going on within this White House, and despite letters, faxes and emails (to which I get few if any responses) I seriously doubt that Obama has any plan to seriously invest in this economy and jobs.

          Funny. We have a large state population. But every time I write Dick Durbin, I get a response, often with a hand written note as well as a signature.  I was on the committee that named him man of the year. The stood up, spoke without notes for about 45 minutes, and had everyone cheering when he was done. A class act. Illinois is lucky to have him, warts and all. But Obama? I really have some doubts about his leadership tactics. I think his pronouncement after labor day will tell us a lot.

          What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

          by agnostic on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 02:18:08 PM PDT

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          •  Well, if we (0+ / 0-)

            are going with ''educated guesses'' instead of official data, why not just make up whatever numbers we feel like from that days discouraging job hunt? Why even have numbers at all? Why measure anything with data?

            You assume there is a serious ''disconnect'' and doubt that the President knows whats going on, because you only get a few responses from the White House on your letters?   I think you are wrong.

            I like Durbin also,and have voted for him repeatedly.
            But, being a Senator is a different gig than President.
            But, I am not going to get in a pissing match...I am glad you are engaged,and hope your job search is successful.

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