Thursday, July 02, 2009

If you think the system is working…

…ask someone who isn't...
The American economy shed 467,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate rose to 9.5 percent from 9.4 percent, the Labor Department reported on Thursday. Job losses were widespread among the construction, manufacturing and business and professional services sectors.
Shouldn't be too hard to find one.

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Blogger swmand4 said...

I'm a college student who has been searching for a job for the summer and maybe after, and let me tell you it's not easy. No one seems to be hiring and it's even harder since I live in a smallish college town.

http://cheese-wheel.blogspot.com/

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Terry Parkhurst said...

I'm at the other end of the spectrum, as an aging adolescent - 59, with only a feline companion.

I work a part-time job and am getting some unemployment, due to reduced hours; also do some freelance writing. But the gigs I find on Craig's List pay non-liveable wages - such as a website paying four dollars a 650 word post. Then too, in retail and other jobs meeting the public, anyone over the age of 35 to 40, need not apply.

EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) doesn't help. And earlier this year, when I took the test to work Census 2010 and passed (88 out of 100 points), I didn't get called. So much for the value of being a veteran.

Sorry to say, when I hear people such as Senator Murray talk about "shovel ready jobs," I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

But hey, we're all like sharks. We have to keep moving, or we fail to eat.

11:03 PM  
Anonymous Reaganite Republican said...

The misguided "stimulus" legislation has already crapped out: these figures are far worse than the ones the White House warned us about if we DIDN'T pass the bill- but itwas passed, and unemployment soars?

Instead of creating jobs, interest rates were bumped up, the dollar slid... and it didn't help anybody get any work. Much of this is due to the fact that Obama's agenda has mortified almost every machine of job-and-growth creation in the country.

The One couldn't deliver the type of "temporary, targeted, and timely" bill that he promised for weeks. Irregardless of his beautified image in the press, Obama lacks the the political stature to control Pelosi and Reid... who hit the trough hard, while bickering like siblings.


But the lack of GOP co-conspirators exposed Obama politically... this legislation now looks to be a huge gamble. And when all this pork-n-welfare fails to generate any real economic gains... the Democrats could face a bloodbath in 2010.

One could make the argument that Obama knows his legacy will be in tatters by 2012.. and is ramming through as much of his far-left agenda as he can before the day comes when people cringe at the mere mention of his name... sure seems like it.


http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com

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The foolish $700B+ "stimulus" legislation has already crapped out: these figures are far worse than the ones the White House warned us about if we DIDN'T pass the bill- but it was passed, and still unemployment soars?

Instead of creating jobs, interest rates were bumped up, the dollar slid... with few actual economic benefits.

Much of this is due to the fact that Obama's anti-business agenda has mortified almost every machine of job-and-growth creation in the country.

The Democrats just HAD to insist on tax-n-spend, rather than a tax holiday for, say, six months... can you imagine how things would be doing with a $700B tax cut instead?

And the One couldn't deliver the type of "temporary, targeted, and timely" bill that he promised for weeks, either. Irregardless of his beautified image, in reality Obama lacks the the political stature to control Pelosi and Reid... who hit the trough hard, while bickering like siblings.

The lack of GOP co-conspirators exposed Obama politically... this legislation now looks to be a HUGE gamble. And when all this pork-n-welfare fails to generate any real economic gains... the Democrats could face a bloodbath in 2010.

One could make the argument that Obama knows his legacy will be in tatters by 2012, and could care less how much damage his radical programs do to the economy. He's therefore ramming-through as much of his far-left agenda as he can before the day comes when people cringe at the mere mention of his name-

Sure seems like it.

http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com

7:36 AM  

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