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    The truth comes out!!
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    They still look the other way at anything negative said about their Little Poopsie Woopsie Paddle Ears.

    His voice gave Chris Matthews "tingling legs" politically correct way of saying "orgasm"

    Favorite Jug Ear Lines when he gives one of his beautiful speeches:
    "yes we can"
    "previous administration"
    "we still have a lot of work to do"
    "I'm going golfing"
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    Leave Bush and his sycophants (like you) out of this -- this is about Obama!
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    Hey, terrific timing!

    Economy Adds 243K Jobs In January; Unemployment Falls to 8.3 Percent | TPM Livewire

    No doubt this is likely disappointing news for some around here.
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    The democrats squealed with glee at each negative report that came out the summer of 2008, so it seems their hypocrisy knows no bounds. What saddens me is that we've reached a point where some people see 8.3% unemployment as something to be happy about. I guess by November those same people will be "celebrating" a national gas average of $3.49 9/10.
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    Of course, Wolfpack is going to accuse the left of hypocrisy when he cites nameless Democrats who allegedly "squealed with glee," without actually naming any names. Of course there are likely going to be fringe outliers, as crazy knows no political affiliation.

    Then he's too small of a person to simply admit that, yes, 8.3 UE is a positive development when we were at 10+ UE, and are recovering from the worst recession since the Great Depression. No one is going to say that 8.3 is a good number in and of itself, but the trend is inarguably positive (and of course he won't admit this, because it would require him to give the president a modicum of credit and respect).

    Finally, he tops off his post with a random aside on the national gas average, because as we all know the president exerts tremendous control over gas prices.
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    Wolf - I mentioned as much in my post saying both sides root for failure for nothing more than political gain.

    I agree that as an absolute, 8.3% unemployment still sucks. But that number represents an improvement over what it was, so I am happy about that (not as a D or an R, just as a person).
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    No mention of the 1.2 million people who vanished from the workforce, or the fact that the labor force participation rate is the lowest it's been in like 30 years. 243,000 jobs is great, but the overall math isn't flattering.
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    Yes, as often occurs in January.

    The economy is still weak, but this was an unequivocally positive jobs report.
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    Unless the crazy leans right, in which case they are considered to be representative of the all conservatives.
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    Unequivocally means without doubt, or unquestionable. Don't get me wrong, 243,000 is a nice number, but when you look at all the monthly information, "unequivocally positive" aren't the terms I'd use.

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    Umm...did you even read WP's post?
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    Fun with graphs.

    What percentage change over two decades does that graph chart?
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    When the Deity, Ron Reagan, was elected he changed the way we counted the unemployed.. leaving out those who left the workforce, the discouraged.

    Often now there is an effort to change the rules, and a need to count the discouraged workers...

    I do not understand such duplicity...
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    That was them, this is now. :)
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    Darryl, I think many Americans have an issue with or are suspect that suddenly so many workers "just happen" to drop out of the work force.

    You're right about 'ol Ronnie, he changed the way unemployment was tracked and it never should have happened. But that doesn't change the fact that our gov't should report the REAL number of unemployed, which is currently at 15%.

    Bottom line is that I believe Americans would prefer to know the truth about our unemployment. Why would we want a slanted (playing with numbers so no one understands) and biased snapshot?
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