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57.5 million working-age Americans are not working


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#1 wake_up

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 03:37 AM

http://cis.org/u6-unemployment-q2-2013

Progressives for Immigration Reform:
http://www.progressi...tionreform.org/

#2 jdsample

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 11:08 AM

http://cis.org/u6-unemployment-q2-2013

Progressives for Immigration Reform:
http://www.progressi...tionreform.org/


No need to worry. With the vigorous rate of part time job creation Obama's policies have produced, we will be approaching 100% employment in 356 months (about 30 years), right after the 57.5 million either die or reach Social Security age so they won't count. :cool:

#3 grggngll

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 09:18 PM

Ah working is overrated, and you can get food stamps, free health insurance, and many more goodies.

Plus working would take time away from serving your community.

#4 hst2

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 09:27 PM

Why is it right-wing always blames the powerless?

#5 grggngll

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 07:54 AM

Why is it right-wing always blames the powerless?



What do you mean? You all voted for the guy, right? You bought in to the manufactured candidate. And he has so far delivered all that you were looking for.


Now you can all bask in the glory, as long as you ignore the disastrous results.

This is your moment, enjoy!

#6 Brohan

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:42 AM

The repulsians in Congress in blocking Obama from creating 57.6 million green energy jobs in America.

Anyone know what Obama shot yesterday? His handicap must be dropping like a rock since he got in office.

#7 songfourone

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:45 AM

Ah working is overrated, and you can get food stamps, free health insurance, and many more goodies.

Plus working would take time away from serving your community.


In a December 2011 op-ed, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney warned ominously of the dangers that the nation faces from the encroachment of the “Entitlement Society,” predicting that in a few years, “we will have created a society that contains a sizable contingent of long-term jobless, dependent on government benefits for survival.” “Government dependency,” he wrote, “can only foster passivity and sloth.”[2] Similarly, former Senator Rick Santorum said that recent expansions in the “reach of government” and the spending behind them are “systematically destroying the work ethic.”[3]
The claim behind these critiques is clear: federal spending on entitlements and other mandatory programs through which individuals receive benefits is promoting laziness, creating a dependent class of Americans who are losing the desire to work and would rather collect government benefits than find a job.
Such beliefs are starkly at odds with the basic facts regarding social programs, the analysis finds. Federal budget and Census data show that, in 2010, 91 percentof the benefit dollars from entitlement and other mandatory programs went to the elderly (people 65 and over), the seriously disabled, and members of working households. People who are neither elderly nor disabled — and do not live in a working household — received only 9 percent of the benefits.

http://www.cbpp.org/...fa=view&id=3677



But by all means, do not let the facts get in the way of your 'reality'.




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