Friday, November 06, 2009

Whoops! Sorry Barry!

Yeah, I apologize. Last I heard the unemployment rate was 9.8%. The day after I resign my position it's 10.2%. I didn't mean it. I'm just one guy. And hey, I've already filled out a couple apps online.

I heard someone say that the number of unemployed is going down every month. It was 190K for Sept or Oct but I haven't really been watching that. But to say it is slowing doesn't necessarily mean things are getting better. For the companies that aren't ready to go completely belly up, they've likely cut staff about as much as they can and still function. I mean, just how many jobs are there to lose? If we lose them all, then the rate will have stopped. "Number of new unemployment clams for April? Zero! Hurrah! The economy is improving!"

I know that Barry and his defenders will remind all that the unemployment rate is a lagging indicator. What's lagging is his ability to stimulate the economy such that jobs will be created that aren't in gov't. I will take a second year of this buffoon if he makes like Slick Willy and supports conservative proposals that work. Because I need to work (so I'm told---I don't feel like I need to, but I do need more sheckels). And the country needs to work. So he'd better get to work instead of fartin' around with economy damaging health care reform bills.

4 comments:

4simpsons said...

Marshall, you must have made a mistake. Didn't the Obama administration promise that with the Porkulus Generational Theft Act that unemployment wouldn't go over 8%?

You must be making up that 10.2% figure. That would mean Obama would be responsible, not Bush, and we know that is impossible. If 10.2% was true then rational human beings might consider that their policies were not only ineffective but counterproductive.

I await your retraction.

Perri Nelson said...

The interesting thing about the unemployment rate is... as people's benefits run out they no longer contribute to the official numbers - even if they remain unemployed. Many people that lost their jobs as things were collapsing last summer may still be unemployed - but uncounted in the official tallies.

Of course, as peoples names are removed from the benefits rolls, the government can claim them as "new jobs" - even if they aren't, because they're no longer a part of the official count of the unemployed.

Craig said...

Impressive Marshall, in one fell swoop you have provided one more "job created or saved" to P-BO and the boys, as well as adding to the unemployment numbers. Well done.

Seriously, I hope you find something soon. I know how much of a drag looking is.

Mark said...

Of course we are losing less jobs now then we were.

There are less jobs to lose now.

This is so simple, even Libs should be able to comprehend it.