That was part of his rhetoric, yet, unemployment has risen sharply, AGAIN it stands at over 8%. And, thanks to the walking brain donors who vote with their hands out, we have four more years of this!
Stacy McCain has the “unexpected” news
Can we endure four more years of this?
U.S. unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, was 7.8% for the month of November, up significantly from 7.0% for October. Gallup’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 8.3%, nearly a one-point increase over October’s rate.
Ed Morrissey comments:
The economy is shedding jobs at roughly the same rate as we’ve seen for [the past 18 months], and it’s not generating jobs quickly enough to give those workers enough options other than unemployment.
Given the continuing misery, why did Americans re-elect Obama?
Why? So many reasons, most revolving around the lack of an understanding of what American principles are about. Start with an education system that spends far more than it should to NOT teach about the Constitution! Add a news media that shills for Obama, and the rest of the Democrats. Add a growing sense of entitlement from so many Americans. Add a detachment from politics and things political by most of us. And of those who do try to be informed, many just skim headlines, so they end up misinformed rather than informed. Add the Americans who want to be “understood” and “related to”. Good grief we are so sensitive now. Finally, add the fact that style and not substance matters to most voters.
Chris offers up the latest outbreak of Unexpecteditis (the latest Liberal Malady I have diagnosed) to hit the media
There’s that word again: unexpectedly. Obama’s Zampolits at the Bureau of Labor Statistics insist last week’s rise in initial jobless claims was completely unexpected.
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly rose last week, suggesting the labor market is healing too slowly to make much of a dent in the unemployment rate.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 372,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That was the highest level in five weeks.
Darn those “unexpected” events. These jobless reports, and rising unemployment numbers just keep catching the Left off guard. Like I have said before, the only thing we know about Obamanomics is that we can expect the unexpected to a lot worse than anyone ever expected!
Come to us from Stacy McCain, and it is solid gold!
‘You Didn’t Lose Your Job. Somebody Else Made That Happen.’
And by “somebody else,” I mean, Barack Hussein Obama:
U.S. jobless claims jumped 34,000 to 386,000 last week, the government reported Thursday, reflectingtypical summertime fluctuations in auto-industry employment.
Applications for unemployment benefits are now back tosomewhat elevated levels after falling two weeks ago to a four-year low, suggesting the labor market remains sluggish.
Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had forecast claims would rise to a seasonally adjusted 365,000 in the week ended July 14. The level of claims is a rough gauge of whether layoffs are rising or falling.
Claims in the prior week were revised up to 352,000 from 350,000.
The unemployment applications exceeded forecasts by 21,000 and that’s just “typical,” eh? Unemployment is just “somewhat elevated,” eh?
And by the way, does anyone remember the Labor Department’s unemployment numbers being revised downward during this administration? Or am I correct in suspecting that the initial report pretty much always understates the numbers, and then they come back to “revise upward” later on when they think we won’t notice? Dog-bites-man headline of the day:
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!”!