A message from President Romney on Unemployment

(I hope that post title gets some obots wee-weed up)

Incoming President Mitt Romney released this statement about the September unemployment report:

“This is not what a real recovery looks like. We created fewer jobs in September than in August, and fewer jobs in August than in July, and we’ve lost over 600,000 manufacturing jobs since President Obama took office. If not for all the people who have simply dropped out of the labor force, the real unemployment rate would be closer to 11%. The results of President Obama’s failed policies are staggering – 23 million Americans struggling for work, nearly one in six living in poverty and 47 million people dependent on food stamps to feed themselves and their families. The choice in this election is clear. Under President Obama, we’ll get another four years like the last four years. If I’m elected, we will have a real recovery with pro-growth policies that will create 12 million new jobs and rising incomes for everyone.”

Jim Pethokoukis at AEI breaks down the September Job Report numbers:

Is this the Obama October Surprise?
Only in an era of depressingly diminished expectations could the September jobs report be called a good one. It really isn’t. Not at all.

Read it and weep.

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31 Responses to A message from President Romney on Unemployment

  1. votermom says:

    Remember that prog “this is what democracy looks like” chant during the WI recall? GOPers should do a “This is NOT what recovery looks like” chant. 😀

  2. swanspirit says:

    .Obama is using the “new ” numbers for propaganda as expected.
    from http://www.suitablyflip.com/suitably_flip/
    The facts are :

    Update: Wow. 114,000 new jobs (slightly below expectations, and comfortably below the pace needed to keep up with population growth). Unemployment down to 7.8%.

    This may partially explain the declining rate:

    The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for July was revised from +141,000 to +181,000, and the change for August was revised from +96,000 to +142,000.

    The revision largely dwells in a change of heart about whether government jobs were lost (as previously reported) or gained (tada!) over the last two months.

    Rick Santelli’s prediction that the Labor Department would, come hell or high water, manage to get the headline rate under 8% by election day has been validated.

    Update: Ed notes that for every job created in September, exactly 3 people abandoned the workforce entirely.

  3. tommy says:

    Just after Captain Dicks disastrous debate performance, all of a sudden, unemployment rate lowered to 7.8%, and the resultant spin continues. Yep, its the Chicago way, allright. They are doing all they can to hoodwink the unwashed masses.

    • Mary says:

      I’m reading at Hot Air that for this number to be so low, when only 114,000 jobs were created, must be manipulation.

      And lo and behold: The Obama administration ADDED 800,000 part time stay-at-home jobs to the numbers surveyed for the first time EVER. These jobs are not subject to unemployment taxes.

      There ya go—-they manipulated WHO got surveyed.

  4. votermom says:

    Check this pic out

    Now Barack will have to speak from the back of a garbage truck. 😀

  5. yttik says:

    In the debates President Obama bragged about how his administration has created 5 million new jobs.

    At this rate, it’s going to take Obama about 30 more years just to help those currently seeking work, find jobs. We’ll all be like 92 years old, and the President will finally call the retirement home and say “hey I did it, I finally created that last job! If you still want it, it’s yours!”

    Of course by then all our children and grandchildren will be unemployed because he hasn’t even gotten to them yet.

  6. swanspirit says:

    Total employment: highest jump in 29 years. What a coincidence. Considering gdp growth in 2nd Quarter lower than Cuba @1.25%

  7. angienc says:

    Only idiots who can actually believe that the US Tax Code gives a tax deduction to companies for moving plants overseas can believe this Job Reports is “good news.”

    Of course, I just heard Obama slamming Wall Street for “making bets with other people’s money and the fools clapped.

    The sheer amount of stupidity it takes to be an Obama supporter is mind-boggling. Can these people *actually* put their pants on in the morning by themselves? I seriously doubt it.

    John Edwards was right about one thing back in 2004: There are 2 Americas — one living in Realville; one living in Fantasyland.

  8. yttik says:

    I love Big Bird, but why can’t some of these celebrities who have raised a million dollars for the other Bird Brain, donate to Sesame Street?

    • votermom says:

      Exactly my thought.

      Although, honestly, my kids barely know what Sesame Street is. I used to let them watch pbs when they were little, and somehow they always managed to switch it to nickjr & disney & cartoons. They figure out that tv remote pretty quick.

      Maybe if Sesame Street had to compete for viewership it would be less dated.

      • Black&Right says:

        The argument has been made that the amount of money they get is minisucle. If that’s the case then it wouldn’t hurt to take it away. I have purchased Elmo and Sesame Street merchandise and I think they will survive. This whole big bird will work for food meme is proof that we can’t have an adult discussion in politics. Can we talk about how social security was supposed to be “secure.?” It’s anything but, it’s full of IOU’s. ;(

    • britgirls says:

      Someone please explain to me what “Muppet Acquisition” is, and why the hell does it cost 7 million dollars?

      Anyone with a kid has to get a sense for how much Sesame Street merchandise there is out there (clothes, toys, dishes, music, DVDS). This just doesn’t pass the smell test.

      http://www.slate.com/articles/business/explainer/2012/01/does_sesame_street_lose_money_.html

    • DM says:

      I read that Big Bird is not in danger of losing her job. The funding for Big Bird comes from private grants, not government. Other programming would be in danger, like Frontline.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      It would be better then borrowing from China. 😯

  9. HELENK says:

    I do not recognize my country any more

    http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/10/04/4315205/clover-korean-war-vet-gets-30.html

    I hope that this judge gets voted out of office

  10. DM says:

    The unemployment rate is down because more people got part-time jobs. The U3 unemployment, as the chart shows above went up. A part-time job is better than no job.

    I have a family member that after being unemployed for almost a year, finally was able to get a temporary job, that gives her half the salary she made before. It won’t pay all her expenses, and therefore the parents will continue to help her. She feels miserable about that because she’s been independent since she graduated from college 20 years ago.

  11. tommy says:

    O/T. Hats off to Gov. Martinez. She saw a little child in an unlocked, engine-running car. She called the cops, had the dad paged and lectured him for a while. Maybe the repubs aren’t EVIL afterall. Lol.

  12. Mary says:

    New Rasmussen polling numbers (post debate):

    Ohio Obama 50, Romney 49

    Florida Romney 49 Obama 47

    Virginia Romney 49 Obama 48

    Axelrod just crapped his pants. 🙂

  13. swanspirit says:

    On the other hand, maybe Obama’s not tired of being president. Maybe he just hates Mitt Romney and can’t stand being in the same room as him, and that is why he seemed clearly not to be enjoying himself.

    http://www.alternet.org/election-2012/does-obama-just-hate-his-job

  14. A Must Read today from Austen Goolsbee, of all people. Explains a lot of the politics of the UE #’s

    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/30/opinion/the-index-of-missing-economic-indicators-the-unemployment-myth.html?src=pm

    EVERYONE IN GOVERNMENT HOSES THE POPULACE just to get ahead.

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