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May 04 2012

More Americans Out of Labor Force Than Ever

As the election approaches, look forward to the liberal media crowing with delight about the alleged slight decline in Obama’s stratospheric unemployment rate. Meanwhile, back in reality:

In April the number of people not in the labor force rose by a whopping 522,000 from 87,897,000 to 88,419,000. This is the highest on record.

If unemployment drops despite Obama still being in power, it is almost certainly because they are fudging the numbers by not counting people who have given up looking for work in a country where it is becoming impossible to do business.

It’s this graph that tells the story, not the phony numbers invented by the governmedia:

not-in-labor-force

At least under the rule of moonbats it’s easy to get other people’s money for free. So far this year, almost 1 million have applied for Social Security disability benefits. Over 5 million former workers and their families have enrolled in the disability program since Obama took office. It’s easier than finding work.

On tips from Bob Roberts.

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  • AC

    It’s officially off the chart

    Perhaps the “forward” slogan should be changed to “upward”, instead.

  • Joe

    How do the commies get away with not counting a person who quit looking for a job. Hello? Whether you’re looking for a job or not, if you don’t have one, YOU”RE UNEMPLOYED!!!!! Just more BS from the dog-eater-in-chief.

  • whotothewhat

    The lame stream media will just flip the image of the graph so it looks like it is going down. All fixed.

  • TED
  • forest

    522k dropouts in one month again. It’s an absolute disaster. But the media can report and “improvement”. It’s insane. “Orwellian” isn’t strong enough.

  • Beef

    “If unemployment drops despite Obama still being in power, it is almost certainly because they are fudging the numbers”

    Unfortunately, it is the Obama administration who prodcues these numbers, and they will be uncritically passed along by the establishment media.

    As we all know, whatever it takes, this number will come down 0.1 points every month up until election, the message that “the economy is improving” will be hyped relentlessly. The stories have already been written.

  • Spider

    So, how did so many people become disabled so fast? Is being out of work now considered a disability, like being a junkie is? Or perhaps, the qualifications for disability benefits, which also include Medicare, were dramatically lowered for “certain” ethnic groups?

    Things like this only happen in a nation who’s people have allowed themselves to become weak, gullible sheep, who, apparently, don’t seem to mind the govt. abuse. is it any wonder why the elected lying crooks don’t even think twice anymore about lying to, and stealing from, the sheeple?

  • hiram

    Beef says:
    May 4, 2012 at 11:04 am

    True. Fortunately, most Americans don’t live in an ivory tower (or White House) in Washington. Most live out here in the Really Real World, and know first-hand how bad it is.

    It’s just like the BS inflation numbers. Yesterday I bought a gallon of milk and a rotisserie chicken. Checking the prices from 2009 (I keep the store ads every 6 months or so, for just such a purpose), I find that the chicken went from $4.99 to $5.99, and the milk from $3.29 to $4.49.

    1.5% inflation my ass.

    You can bet that millions of “independant” voters who backed Chairman Zero 4 years ago are noticing it too. Without them, he won’t stand a chance.

  • Jay B.

    Considering Hussein won by a tiny margin in 2008, with the hyperinflated media cheering him up, covering everything and demonizing his opponents…

    I’m not even worried he will get his muslim dog eating ass kicked out. Don’t believe the official polls, the guy will lose in a landslide.

  • chuck in st paul

    Bureau of Labor statisticians have been seen to be taking math courses from Michael Mann.

    “I don’t think ‘Seasonally Adjusted’ means what you think it means.”

  • chuck in st paul

    hiram – May 4, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Food and energy were removed from the CPI decades ago to cover up how bad it was/is. Those two are very sensitive to actual inflation so they got tossed.

  • ZZMike

    We see the unemployment numbers every day. How about the employment numbers? Is there a source for how many people are working?

    It would be instructive to have that data back to a decade or so ago.

  • AC

    $4.49 for milk? I paid $2.99 last night.

  • wingmann

    Many charts have gone parabolic since the dog-eater-in-charge has come into office.
    And yes…3%inflation MY ASS!! LIARS !!!

  • hiram

    @chuck

    I know. If they calculated inflation the way they did in 1980, we’d have gone bankrupt a decade ago. They have to tweak the numbers to keep cost of living adjustments artificially low for all those entitlements.

    @AC

    Yep. I’m in Louisiana.

    Growing up, the nearest neighbor kid (1/4 mile down the road) was the son of a dairyman. Wanna know just how communistic Ag policy is in this country? Look up how milk is priced and sold. There’s a regional board that tells you how much your milk is worth, who you’ll sell it to, and how much you’re allowed to sell.

    Back in the 80′s, the Milk Boards were so concerned that milk was becoming cheap that they offered (taxpayer) money to get some producers out of the dairy industry. My friend’s dad put a bid in, and was one of the ones chosen to participate.

    He got a million bucks to NOT produce milk for 5 years. Sold his herd to a slaughterhouse (for a killing, pun intended), then made a buttload of money raising beef on his land for the 5 years he could milk cows (which he’d already been paid for), then bought an new herd of Holsteins and went right back to running his dairy.

    In short, instead of letting the market set the honest price of milk & let the less efficient dairymen go under until prices reached equilibrium between supply and demand, resulting in lower milk prices for consumers…

    ….taxpayers paid higher taxes so they could pay higher prices for milk. GO USDA!

  • hiram

    “for the 5 years he *couldn’t* milk cows”

  • AC

    Louisiana? Wow. I would have guess either NYC, SoBe, Hawaii, or a wife who demands the organic stuff.

    Where’s the Tea Party in all of this? Jindal is a staunch conservative and a pragmatist. It seems as if it would be easy to purge that cronyist nonsense if enough awareness was raised.

  • hiram

    Yeah, but Jindal is a Governor. Those milk boards are federal.

  • hiram

    oh, and $4.49 was for the generic “Food Club” stuff. I don’t even bother looking at national brands anymore.

  • AC

    Federal milk boards are selectively punishing Louisianans?

    The more I hear the more it sounds like we already have Wesley Mouch’s Anti Dog-Eat-Dog law on the books.

  • hiram

    Oh yeah. And can you take a wild guess who instituted those milk boards? You know, to “help” the economy along during the Depression?

    They’re another of FDR’s “Goldilocks” programs… so called because they barged in on the American taxpayer around 80 years ago, and they’re STILL HERE!

  • hiram

    Sometime, do a little research on how “parity” works in US ag policy. It’ll make you sick. The USDA spends a ton of our money manipulating the prices of all food so that we end up paying (adjusted for REAL inflation) the same price we did in….

    wait for it….

    1919.

  • Irwin Allen

    Truly is a shame that the POTUS will look Americans straight in the eye and speak a bold face lie. Because to him, it is justified to ensure he is re-elected. He feels that he can lie, because the Americans he speaks to are either so dumb, they won’t know any better, OR they are such die hard Democrats they won’t care if he’s lying. Isn’t it “COOL” that our President believes it is a-okay if he lies to America? So cool for him to have such a complete lack of respect for those he serves! HE DOESN”T SERVE ME. Bye, Bye Mr. Obama….

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