Scott Stantis by Scott Stantis

Scott Stantis

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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 4 months ago

    The official U3 unemployment rate was at a 6 year low in January ‘14, but has since risen from 6.6% to 6.7%. Most of the damage done in the last year of the Bush, jr administration has been repaired, at least according to the ’official BLS statistics’.


    Gallup, however, gives a very different view. Only 42.6% of adults are employed full time, with 24.8% unable to find full-time jobs.

  2. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, 4 months ago

    The “official” unemployment numbers are low because the admin has redefined the word to mean temporarly unemployed.

    If you are unemployed for longer than 99 weeks or have ever owned your own business, you are not counted.

  3. Kip W

    Kip W said, 4 months ago

    That redefining was done years ago. Shockingly, it did not originate with Obama.

  4. zeimetr

    zeimetr said, 4 months ago

    It might have helped had Congress enacted some of the President’s proposals such as infrastructure construction instead of the Reps killing it. Thus, Stantis’s take on unemployment is a bit unbalanced.

  5. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    It is really interesting we spend all of our time investigating Bengaze and the IRS and pummeling Obama care while our roads, bridges, water systems and everything else is falling apart. Roads are filled with potholes after the winter because the roads are falling apart but none of our elected officials seem concerned. I won’t even mention second rate schools, and a very expensive medical care system and a broken mental health system.

  6. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 4 months ago

    It’s Obama’s fault? How’s about our hot, can’t-wait-to-help, creative Congress backs a jobs bill? A jobs bill that doesn’t include going off on another war.
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    Infrastructure, education, healthcare, internet upgrades, there’s a lot that COULD be done if they’d BORROW THE MONEY to do it and rig a PAY BACK SYSTEM into the project. Hello? What do you say, RepubliCons? If I can borrow money to buy a house, or a car — items that will improve my and my neighborhood’s living standard — how come YOU can’t do the same?
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    Benghazi, right?

  7. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 4 months ago

    @wmconelly

    And, oddly enough, congress doesn’t even need to borrow money, just re-direct a portion of the useless, un-needed and un-wanted military spending.

  8. Joadtom

    Joadtom said, 4 months ago

    @Ted Lind

    You have just defined one part of the failure of this president.
    When you hire someone to do a job that they asked for and said they could do, how many years of failure will you tolerate?
    I knew, that no matter who won the presidency in 2008, they were screwed. Before election day, someone wrote a great article.. They said " It doesn’t matter who wins, It’s like they took the palace and found nothing in the treasury, huge debts, a huge army to feed … a complete mess from the pirates that held office before.
    I knew this and I’m just a dumb citizen.
    So why didn’t he know?
    It is what he has done that has just made it worse.
    And we’re all screwed because in the not too distant future, it will get worse on the employment front. There just are not going to be as many jobs. Period.
    So, yes, I wish the president had started 5 years ago with what you just said. EVERYONE knows that’s what we needed and the shovels are still not ready.

  9. joaquinxx

    joaquinxx said, 4 months ago

    Got to get those job providers moving. Oops, they’re all at the bank.

  10. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, 4 months ago

    @zeimetr

    “It might have helped had Congress enacted some of the President’s proposals such as infrastructure construction”

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    They did. Remember the $800 billion + stimulus package? Wasn’t it supposed to fund all those “shovel ready jobs”? Instead it was used to prop up local governments and fund failing “green” energy ventures.

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    Want to try again?

  11. zippy06

    zippy06 said, 4 months ago

    When you people talk about Congress inaction.
    Do you really mean lying Harry Reid would get out of the way and let some of the House bills come up for a vote?
    Last year 35 bills sat on his desk. He even said he would not let anything come up for a vote as long as Repubs. run the House.

  12. zippy06

    zippy06 said, 4 months ago

    Oh, we are still in the billgore Depression. Since 2000 and counting….

  13. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 4 months ago

    @zeimetr

    It might help if Harry Reid would let some of the over 100 jobs bills passed by Congress onto the floor of the Senate.Reid and Obama can’t do that because some Democrats might vote for them.Leaving Obama little choice but to veto them or sign them.But we can’t have that.It doesn’t further the propaganda that the Republicans are obstructing.Really easy to pull off when all the LWNJ news nerds are in the DNC’s pocket.

  14. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, 4 months ago

    They have that in common. Lots of people wish the Obamanation would go away, as well. Such a train wreck of a “president.”

  15. Captain Colorado

    Captain Colorado said, 4 months ago

    Why are the socialist liberals are so quick to blame Bush for every problem America faces while their guy has been at the steering wheel for two terms, driving this country into the ground?

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