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Michael Ramirez

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  1. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, almost 2 years ago

    Gods I hope so. I’m not looking for the media to eviscerate him for no reason, but them giving him a pass or accepting his scraps is not acceptable. Media’s original mandate was to watch Government to make sure they don’t become too powerful. Whoops. Screwed that one up.

  2. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 2 years ago

    @Wraithkin

    Well, there is a reason they are called liberal lies media. What did Chairman Obamao do to piss them off?

  3. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 2 years ago

    Yeah, that’s it, the economy was doing just great right up until Obama got elected, and ever since then it’s been downhill. I’m so glad Ramirez reminded us of the true historical record. Otherwise I might have thought that the economy tanked under Bush but has been making a slow but steady recovery since Obama was elected. Silly me.

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 2 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    In Feb of 2009, the unemployment rate was 8.3—it grew over the next year and hit 9.9 in April of 2010; it’s now at 7.7.

    In November of 2008 there were 803,000 jobs lost; in the last three months, on average, there were 195,000 jobs created.

    In October 9 of 2007, the Dow Jones hit a high of 14,164.53; on March 6 of 2009, it hit a low of 6,443.27; today the Dow Jones is at 14,436.70

    I could also talk about mortgages, but I hope you get the point. The big problem remains the number of people in the workforce; that’s flat, but if the trend of the recession had continued we’d be in much bigger trouble now.

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 2 years ago

    How can I import graphics into posts? I’ve got a good graph of the number of people in the workforce, but I can’t figure out how to import it.

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    @lonecat

    Just reference the web site. I’ll go to it. Hey, with a steady decline of people in the workforce on record at the BLS (296K last report for a total of 89Mill as opposed to just 236K new workers)
    I would be interested in a graph that shows how this is a good thing.

    Remember, I know that people in my generation are retiring in droves which plays into that number. But when a person retires and the company does NOT fill that position then that job is lost forever. A lower “universe” of jobs available will lower the “unemployment” rate, even if NO jobs are filled.

  7. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, almost 2 years ago

    For Mikey and the rest of Rush’s trolls, here are some facts on the recovery. The Dow is at an all-time high of 14,470. Well, how about unemployment, you snarkily ask? Well, that dropped from 7.9% to 7.7%. The trolls respond “That’s because the people have run out of unemployment benefits, Right??” Sorry, wrong again. 236,000 jobs were added in February.
    Go back under the bridge, little trolls.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    @lonecat

    Just reference the web site. I’ll go to it. Hey, with a steady decline of people in the workforce on record at the BLS (296K last report for a total of 89Mill as opposed to just 236K new workers)
    I would be interested in a graph that shows how this is a good thing.

    Remember, I know that people in my generation are retiring in droves which plays into that number. But when a person retires and the company does NOT fill that position then that job is lost forever. A lower “universe” of jobs available will lower the “unemployment” rate, even if NO jobs are filled.

    Also keep in mind that if you count everyone (table A-15, line U6) our unemployment rate is 14.9%.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 2 years ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Better then a liberal mouthpice.

  10. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, almost 2 years ago

    Wait, it’s GWBush the giant slayer. Dow says economy crashed starting 10/2007 !

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 2 years ago

    The overall media love in maybe over but Chris Matthes and a few other MSNBC clowns will continue to worship at the great leaders feet. Me think Chris Matthes still wants to rub warm body oil on the man and scratch Michael eyes out.

  12. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, almost 2 years ago

    @PlainBill

    First: The DOW is a sampling of 30 firms nationwide. 30 companies do not an economy make. There’s also that pesky nonsense of Quantitative Easing where the Feds are pumping about 85 billion a month into the DOW’s balance sheet. That probably has nothing to do with the increase in the DOW’s value. Nothing at all.


    As to the unemployment rate, sure it’s 7.7%. That’s not what we are looking for. The Labor Participation Rate is really what defines our economy’s health. We are 3% off our average. In a workforce of 140 million, that’s 4.2 million people who aren’t even applying for work any more. They’ve given up. The U6 unemployment rate is above 14%. This measures the unemployed but seeking, (the 7.7% referenced before), the underemployed (those who seek full-time work but can’t get it), and those who have given up looking (the 3% listed above). That’s the true measure. And the average is around 7-10%. So we’re over 4% over the average.

    So your 236k jobs added in February is a paper tiger; the labor participation rate is largely unchanged and still unacceptably high. And one other thing is that we have new entrants to the labor market. College grads, high-school grads, etc. That amounts to about 110k of those 236k jobs.

    So yeah. Your numbers are under-emphasizing the problem. It will take roughly 13 years at last month’s growth to bring us back to “full employment” status. And this is a good thing?

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 2 years ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Hey TM. I just love the way you ignore the information provided by the BLS for all to see. It’s a government web site using various ways to view the the numbers. Traditionally, the U3 number is the “official” number because it is the one that only compares those not working (and these must be drawing unemployment and actively seeking employment) with the total number of “jobs available”.

    But when you look at the entire picture, not just a portion" of it then the numbers are different.

    I’m not the one that said he would change the way business is done in DC and then continues to do the very same things that every other administration did to lie to the people.

    But the information is there for those that may want to know the truth.

    You must not be one of those people.

    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t15.htm

  14. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    It isn’t Pres. Obama that’s killing the economy but corporations sending US jobs overseas. I worked for a telecom over 30 yrs that has sent my former job over to the Phillipines. Unless we demand that our jobs be brought back we can continue to see high unemployment regardless of who’s President or elected to Congress.

  15. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 2 years ago

    @dapperdan61

    WOW!! What do you know, a non partisan post that actually makes sense, among all the trolls here (on both sides of the political spectrum, but mainly from the ultra conservatives), thanks a bunch dapperdan61!!

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