Aleister posts that jobless claims have risen, UNEXPECTEDLY, again!
Have you noticed that every time jobless claims go up, the news is coupled with the word unexpectedly?
The meme is so persistent that it has become a running gag over at Hot Air.
Well, here we go again…
New claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, bouncing back above the key 400,000 level, while core producer prices clumbed faster than expected in March, government reports showed on Thursday.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 27,000 to a seasonally adjusted 412,000, the Labor Department said.
The reason the whole “unexpectedly” thing is funny is because the high unemployment rates America has been suffering since Obama took office are anything but unexpected.
Business owners, investors and entrepreneurs are nervous and with good reason. They never know what’s coming next. This lack of stability creates an environment which thwarts growth. The government, rather than staying out of the way of innovation and creating an environment that’s hospitable to job growth, keeps inserting itself.
Maybe that will be Obama’s 2012 slogan-“Expect the Unexpected to be a lot worse than you ever expected!”!