Why is it that whenever Obama says something like "we're turning the corner on unemployment," or "the trend line is good, the direction is clear," the complete OPPOSITE happens?! Why is his interpretation of data so inaccurate?
In the graphic below, trending over the past 6 months, you see that immediately following a "rallying" speech by Obama regarding unemployment, that we're heading in the right direction, he and his administration are not only proven wrong, but overall the unemployment claims situation has only fluctuated by about 70,000 jobs (hovering between 430,000 and 500,000 jobs lost each month).
Do you feel Obama is REALLY tackling the unemployment situation, and keeping true to his PROMISE to make it his first priority or is that all talk? If you think he is improving the state of the unemployment situation, why do you believe this to be true? Any credible links supporting your claim would be great! :o)
Yea, Ohio's unemployment rate 'unexpetedly' climbed to record levels this past month... Jobs? Pssshaw, it's about health care, union contracts for government work, and giving nonprofits access to college loan processing.. Not private sector jobs...
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:50 PM on Apr. 18, 2010
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:13 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
Try this Quinn (and anyone else having trouble sseeing the graphic) :o)
Answer by LoriKeet at 10:16 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
Answer by Merjo at 10:17 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 10:18 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
Answer by gertie41 at 10:26 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:26 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
Anon :26 really has a point there.... with the stimulus bill they handed big corporations money they didn't earn, typically, money people don't earn, they feel more free to blow, and what did the big corporations do? However, if that same money had been given to the consumers, everyone who is scrimping and saving to get by, would suddenly have money, unearned money that, at least the vast majority, would feel free to spend on whatever their hearts desired. This in turn would give the big corporations higher profits, and would most likely have in the long running put the money to better use, because those corporations are a whole lot less likely to frivolously spend money they've earned.
Answer by dedicatedrider at 11:42 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
Answer by gertie41 at 11:57 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
Even with all signs pointing to economic recovery (which may, or may not be due to the stimulus bill) and all experts in agreement that we are on the upswing, some still need to spread the panic.
It is well documented that jobs are the last thing to improve when the economy gets better. Before Obama was even elected he said it would take years for unemployment to go back down. The economy is a huge slowly changing entity. It's way to early to evaluate the stimulus bill. Post again in 10 years for accurate assessments of its effectiveness.
I understand the Republicans are motivated to keep America convinced the country is on the verge of collapse because of Obama. Anyone with a basic understand of our political system knows that no one person has enough control over the government to make that much of an impact (good or bad) in this short period of time.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:06 PM on Apr. 18, 2010