I need someone to explain to me how POTUS, the king with no clothes, can claim we have an improving economy.
In January, we had approximately 116,000 “new” jobs created. According to Govt. statistics, we had an average of 320,000 “first time filers” filing for unemployment insurance per week, for a total 1,400,000 “new jobs lost” for January, 2014.
What am I missing here? I look at figures similar to this every week. I see food stamp recipient numbers increasing every week. I see the number of “no longer working and therefor not counted” going up every month.
While I can appreciate the number of first time filers, I could also appreciate the number of NOT first time filers filing for unemployment each week, and the numbers being added together to get a total picture of how many are actually receiving the currently 99(?) weeks of unemployment benefits. Is this number going down by the number of “new jobs created” every month, or increasing by the number of “first time filers” every week, minus those who “gave up looking and do not bother filing at all” per month?
And, while at it, I asked before but never got an answer that was believable, when we use seasonally adjusted unemployment figures to lower a number during a high week, like the end of the melon picking season, or Valentines Day shipments and flower sales, do we likewise inflate the figure during seasonally low layoff months, like July? Bet we don’t!
I also have an issue with Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C stating that “The president says there’s not a smidgen of criminality or corruption,” I contend he told Bill O’Reilly that there was not a “smidgen of corruption.” We all know POTUS the ineffectual is a word parser. He did not say there was not criminality. He did not say there is no wrong-doing, nor did he say nothing illegal was done. What he said was:
- corruption (kəˈrʌpʃən)
- 1. the act of corrupting or state of being corrupt
- 2. moral perversion; depravity
- 3. dishonesty, esp bribery
- 4. putrefaction or decay
- 5. (Linguistics) alteration, as of a manuscript
- 6. (Linguistics) an altered form of a word
This is a far cry from criminality or performing an illegal act. It still leaves POTUS The Unwashed blameless, and as pure as driven snow when and if the criminality practiced against conservative political groups in an effort to silence free speech is exposed.