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JOBS: Take good news with a grain of salt

Letter by Julie A. Lundberg, Tacoma on May 23, 2011 at 1:49 pm with 11 Comments »
May 23, 2011 1:56 pm

The Labor Department’s reporting of unemployment rates falling (TNT, 5-21) is very misleading.

Yes, the numbers have dropped, not because we (the unemployed) have found work but because we are not eligible for an extension of our benefits. We have been dropped to the curb, leaving us with no income to pay our bills and buy our food, thus creating the drop in the unemployment rate.

Shame on the Labor Department for leaving out a very important detail, therefore once again misleading the public into a false sense of hope and confidence in the U.S. economy.

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  1. Roncella says:

    julie, Thats the game plan for four more years of Obama and the dems. in the Congress.
    Everything from here on out is aimed at the re-election of President Obama in 2012.

    The price of a gallon of gas will come down to around 3.00 a gallon, the unempoyment ;percent will get just under 8% and the Main Stream Media will gladly report all the good news in support of Obama.

    Instead of traveling to Ireland to check out some ancient relatives, Obama should be working at the Whitehouse with small business folks Dems. and Re;publs.and Presidents of large corporations and Unions in tryiing to figure out a way to fix the Real Estate shambles and creat more jobs.

  2. Roncella says:

    sue1234, Your posts are so far out in left field its totally unbelieveable.

    Before charging someone or accusing them of Racism you need to have proof and know what your talking about, you have no Proof, and you really don’t have a clue what your talking about in 99% of your posts I have read.

  3. Roncella says:

    sue1234, Here is some food for thought for you to dwell on.

    How do you know I’m not Black ??

    There is a Black Conservative running for President as a Republican and there are many Black Conservatives out there.

  4. roncella, Your posts are so far out in right field its totally unbelieveable.

  5. OMG! A black Conservative!!!!!

  6. Has anyone noticed that when the truth hurts, how many pepople will lie?And if the lie is repeated often enough,soon the populance will believe the lie.I feel that is what happens with some of our Politicians.I will let you decide which ones are the culprits.

  7. Speak for yourself, sincere.

  8. “Has anyone noticed that when the truth hurts, how many pepople will lie?And if the lie is repeated often enough,soon the populance will believe the lie.”

    That is the very thing the GOP counts on, how else would they get any votes?
    Just look at the ‘socalist Marxist’ crap posted above, proof of point.

  9. Roncella- I’ve been warning people of the collusion between the Obomba freak show and the the stenographer press corpse, and that what you’ve predicted is exactly correct. Once the man-child wins there will be no stopping his destroy America/Freedom crusade. But will he step down after his second term????

  10. Roncella says:

    ItalianSpring, Never before has any National News Channel openly supported anyone running for President as MSNBC has done and is doing again for Obama to win in 2012.

    Whom ever the Republican Candidate ends up being, they had better be fully aware they are running for the Presidency against Both Obama and the Most of the Main(lame)Stream Media.

    Republicans and Conservatives, Tea Party Folks, should work very hard to gain full control of the Senate in order to tie President Obama’s future far left goals in a knot for his second term.

  11. BlaineCGarver says:

    For something different, I’ll be the first to actually speak to the OP. Julie, If my family were at risk, as you claim, I would go get a McJob or two, or three and make ends meet, instead of plopping your buttocks on the front porch and giving up until someone comes along and gives you a handout. Generally speaking, you have a better chance of getting a job if you are already working. Grow a spine and go do something,

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