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Unemployment at 23%?
« Opened on September 08, 2015, 11:46:07 AM »

  COSTELLO :  I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.
   ABBOTT : Good Subject.  Terrible Times.  It's 5.6%.
   
   COSTELLO :  That many people are out of work?
   ABBOTT : No, that's 23%.
   
   COSTELLO : You just said 5.6%.
   ABBOTT :  5.6% Unemployed.
   
   COSTELLO :  Right 5.6% out of work.
   ABBOTT : No, that's 23%.
   
   COSTELLO : Okay, so it's  23% unemployed.
   ABBOTT : No, that's 5.6%.
   
   COSTELLO :  WAIT A MINUTE!!   Is it 5.6% or 23%?
   ABBOTT :  5.6% are unemployed.  23% are out of work.
   
   COSTELLO : If you are out of work you are unemployed.
   ABBOTT :  No, Obama mandated that you can't count the "Out of Work"  as the unemployed.  You have to look for work to be unemployed.
   
   COSTELLO : BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!!!
   ABBOTT : No, you miss his point.
   
   COSTELLO :  What point?
   ABBOTT :  Someone who doesn't look for work can't be counted with those who do look for work.  That’s a form of income inequality and it wouldn't be fair.
   
   COSTELLO : To whom?
   ABBOTT : The unemployed.
   
   COSTELLO : But ALL of them are out of work!
   ABBOTT :  No, the “unemployed” are actively looking for work. There are those who are out of work and gave up looking.  If you give up looking for work, you are no longer in the ranks of the “unemployed”.
   
   COSTELLO : So if you're off the Unemployment Rolls, Obama would count that as less unemployment?
   ABBOTT : Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!
   
   COSTELLO :  The unemployment goes down just because you don't look for work?
   ABBOTT :  Absolutely, it goes down. That's how it gets down to 5.6%.  Otherwise it would be reported as 23%.
   
   COSTELLO : Wait, I got a question for you. That means there now are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?
   ABBOTT : Two ways is correct.
   
   COSTELLO : Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?
   ABBOTT : Correct.
   
   COSTELLO : And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?
   ABBOTT : Bingo.
   
   COSTELLO: So there are two ways Obama can bring the unemployment number for America down, and the easier of the two is to have people stop looking for work.
   ABBOTT: Right!  Now you're thinking like an Obama-Economist!!
   
   COSTELLO:  I don't even know what the hell I just said!!!
   ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like a Liberal.
     
 
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Five statements of WISDOM
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friends, is the beginning of the end of any nation.

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Re: Unemployment at 23%?
« Reply #1 on September 08, 2015, 12:38:43 PM (Edited September 08, 2015, 01:01:02 PM) »

Labor Participation Rate 101.

The only number that really counts. All else is semantics and politics.
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Re: Unemployment at 23%?
« Reply #2 on September 08, 2015, 12:45:40 PM »

Labor Particpation Rate 101.

The only number that really counts. All else is semantics and politics.

That is just racist. You weren't saying that when we had a white president!
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Five statements of WISDOM
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friends, is the beginning of the end of any nation.
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