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Question: Is 2010 worse than 2008?

Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by sanjuro, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. KavuRider

    KavuRider Turbo Monkey

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    I'm most likely going to lose my job soon, but that's just because there is no money in my industry anymore.
    So I'm going to switch industries. I have a lot of friends who have found jobs recently, so they are out there.
     

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  2. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    what exactly is that? if it's what i think it is, i'd like to see something sourced from DoL
    jobs.gov is the new black
     
  3. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    Sorry, monthly job losses/gains. Pretty sure the data is from the BLS.
     
  4. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    well after reading the opinions here over the years, i must admit to confusion: either obama inherited an intractable mess, or he instantaneously created jobs (if even by proxy)

    furthermore: is a job a job a job? i'm not going for the cheap dig about a statistically insignificant amount of temp jobs for the census, i mean are those jobs on par w/ the ones lost?

    as for me, i got laid off from hp in '09 (federal division stopped getting gov't $$$, so out we went), and now i'm making 90% of what i was then.

    seems to me the economy is an aircraft carrier, and not a jetski that can turn within its own wake. are we on the way up? hope so.

    i mean, if stoney can double his income in these times in his sector, there's hope for the rest of us, right?
     
  5. valve bouncer

    valve bouncer Master Dildoist

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    I thought it was a meaningless self-generated graph being used to sarcastically illustrate a point. Was gonna + rep you for outstanding use of PAWN tactics.
     
  6. KavuRider

    KavuRider Turbo Monkey

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    You'd think so, but no.
     
  7. dante

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    F*k no, generating graphs takes energy/effort. At the very least I would've just gone out onto the web and found a random, meaningless graph like this one:

     
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    ohio The Fresno Kid

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    Quick assessment: early gaffes and naivete, decent job since then having been handed a royal ****pile, haven't lost all respect for him which puts him in 95th percentile of all politicians.

    I have a hefty bag full of criticisms, but right now they're outweighed by the fact that the nation isn't in a depression.
     
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    Andyman_1970 Turbo Monkey

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    I like to refer to that as "biscuit poisoning" ;)
     
  10. $tinkle

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    Foreclosed properties made up 3 in 10 homes sales in the first quarter, and even more could be on the way.
    so there's that.
     
  11. Pesqueeb

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    Short term sure but, if he fails to perform as advertised, he'll be out on his ass as well.
     
  13. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    glad to see you finally figured out how to properly quote a post.

    what's next for you: driving on the right?
     
  14. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    ??? ??? ???

     
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    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    1.3 million unemployed won't get benefits restored

    he bill would extend unemployment payments for up to a total of 99 weeks, for people whose state-paid benefits have run out. The benefits would be available through the end of November, at a cost of $33.9 billion. The money would have been borrowed, adding to the budget deficit.

    Soooo, we won't pay you for not being able to work because we won't pay for you to get a job to work. <sigh> :facepalm:

    Anybody else see what's wrong with our congress? Pretty well sums up the OP question to me.
     
  16. $tinkle

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    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    Hoo boy. Exactly. Like saying the best way to cure alcoholism is to drink.

    So, we can't move a comprehensive plan to stimulate the economy, and in the same breath, just quit giving unemployment benefits, causing more people to just give up, create more foreclosures and increase the reliance of other government subsidies. Vicious circle.

    And please do not confuse anyhting in Congress with anything remotely resembling leadership. Second year Cub Scouts exhibit better leadership and a willingness to compromise for the good of a group over self interest.
     
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    Since Joker is on hiatus, I'll say it:
    Double dip recession, here we come!!!!
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    independents are pussies.
     
  20. $tinkle

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    hmmm...on the way into work, npr reported gushingly of an increase in private sector jobs, which gave me a lift.

    yet, nytimes sees it differently:
    and then this wrapup:
    how can practically non-existent construction spending dip further?

    i have 6 mos income in savings (checking, actually), and won't touch it for a while w/ news like this.
     
  21. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Yes, I was and still am an Obama supporter. Has he changed the world? No. Has he worked towards improving the mess he was left with? Yes, I think he has at least been working in that direction.

    I would like to see him do a bit more. But I think he has done more good in 2 years than GWB did in 8.
     
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    I don't think these people are paying attention:
    because God knows how middle of the road-rational the republicans have been the last 2 years. :rolleyes:

    You must listen to a different NPR station than I do, which is weird cause I'm pretty sure there is only one in town. What I heard was the private sector jobs were up but there was still a net increase in joblessness, so yea, keep your cash in checking.

    Found a linky.
     
  23. $tinkle

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    krcc, 91.5
     
  24. Pesqueeb

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    I know. Re-calibrate your sarcasm meter. :D
     
  25. $tinkle

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    the comma was a very, very subtle smiley in hiding (not that one, though)