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Change you can believe in (a bit long...sorry)
Yes we can!
Expert on the Depression...
Hope and Change
LOL good one.
Including temporary census employees in these statistics is a giant sham.
From what I've seen of the census workers, most couldn't find work in GOOD times.
You mean economic recovery can't be built on Napoleon Dynamite and his brother??
Unamerican! Shame on you!
You should see my guy. When this gig's over, he's gonna be a hungry Mofo.
If you're implying that they don't know how to do their jobs, it isn't a wonder...most receive "training," then are allowed to work only a few hours until they are laid off, then rehired again at a later time.
Including any state "workers", legitimate or not, is a sham.
Someone ought to start reporting a competing statistic that actually subtracts government overhead:
(Real Jobs - Fed - State) = Productive Employment
Birth/ Death Ratio = Fairy Tale Jobs
Which means they can play in Obummer's White House "pick up" games...
We're paying for them so why not include them?
The most interesting part is keeping track on the gov. employed list vs. private employed list. And in a dream I once thought there where ROI number available on government employEEEeeeesss also.
We should "include" them, but by *subtracting* them, since they're overhead. Adding them just allows manipulation via government bloat.
The whole point of a payroll number is to know how many people are out there producing. Census workers do not create any value, in fact I can't think of a better example of "deadweight loss".
Take the number of engineers, doctors, and burger flippers, and subtract out the government-union hole diggers and fillers and DMVers the first group will be taxed to pay for, and you have a much more accurate count of the producers.
Don't forget upcoming mass city and state layoffs!
The corpse of Engineers has hire 10,000 admin assistants to do notyhing, do they count?
CNBC were pimping 700K today....
Trish "full cups" Regan was notable on the 700K priming.
LOL. I happened to see CNBS for like 10 minutes with Trish's act before I almost hurled...
What a great and versatile term...
It can mean CNBC Silicon Anchorettes...
Or it can mean the actions of the Chairman of the Federal Reserve:
Bennie "The Boob" Bernank-ster...
I wonder if the CNBC women think anyone respects their financial/economic prowess, or if they are aware the only reason they're there is because...they're not hot enough to make the cut at fox biz. There are one or two exceptions to this in both directions of course.
The anchorettes know full well, its all about key demo figs.
Which Ms Drury was well and truly gunning for today. :-)
They got prowess! You don't got any..
Apparently, Census has been found to hire, fire, rehire a person several times - each hire counts and is reported to Labor as a new job.
Great find SS... next they'll be counting hooker's blo&jobs!
Slightly OT... Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that the quality of strippers in the clubs has been getting better lately?
ummm I thought hookers count
I better put that on the weekend adgenda-quality DD on local talent-check.
LOL! You, sir, are a treasure. Like I said to dumpster, please never leave us.
Ha! No worries mate... no-one else would have me!
Don't let it go to your head -- ZerOhead. He tells me the same thing. I think he's a flighty old ho who likes the person who made the last hilarious comment. Gotta watch that guy.
So you also have a IP ban on all those other sites he? :)
It used to be fun when you could simple start that little programm "IP hide" but by surfing through the cable, I can't do that anymore...
Na!... I'm just probably on the no-fly list!
"Slightly OT... Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that the quality of strippers in the clubs has been getting better lately?"
What's that CD?
I wouldn't know, the wife won't let me go.
I can't hear you CD.
I WOULDN'T KNOW. THE WIFE WON'T LET ME GO!
Yup. We're getting a "higher class" of stripper down here since the recession. Wall Street day job.
Perhaps she doesn't want you dancing around her playground? Never know with women these days.
CD, my wife would be the first to suggest going to a strip club around MY house!
Ooops... gotta go. Here she comes.
Again, what will the PTB and MSM say when the numbers reverse as census workers let go are reflected in upcoming months?
The MSM will say that the effects of the oil spill which was caused by the corrupt policies of George Bush caused unemployment to start back up despite the heroic efforts of President Obama to fix the problem. Or something to that effect.
the decrease in census workers will NOT be reflected in upcoing months. Census worker totals/payroll will levitate throught the end of 2010. There is NO WAY that a sitting administration will allow good fiction to expire ahead of an election. No way.
Of course, when 2011 rolls around we will be green-shooting and rebounding and hiring like crazy... because this is a V-shaped recovery (false) and global demand is expanding (false) and deficits don't matter (false) and the world has never been safer (false)...
Pol & MSM rhetoric is so full of lies and falsehoods that nobody even cares/notices another dozen frauds (BLM stats) being chucked over the fence... apparently the sheeple will eat anything.
Correct. I returned my census form before the deadline and got a call from them a few days ago. When I called back, they wanted to spend 10 minutes on the phone reviewing the form I returned asking whether anyone else lived in my home that had not been reported or if anyone listed as living in my home spends time at another residence.
When I told the guy that everything on the form is complete and there's no missing information, he responded by telling me that he was required to ask all of the detailed questions about each of the individuals listed.
This was clearly busy work and a ploy to maintain the staffing for as long as needed for political purposes.
I asked him how many times he had been fired and rehired to which he responded that he was hired only once.
Have you seen numbers from the Consumer Metrics Institute? Their claim to fame is forecasting the GDP 120 days before the Feds do.....they show an apparent 1% GDP for the 2nd quarter (down from the government's 3.0% adjusted number), and -2% GDP by the 3rd quarter.....what will the markets do with a -2% GDP? At some point, reality will have to force market responses, I believe.
The census workers will NEVER be let go! The Gubmint will just re-assign them to counting rock in Idaho or something even more useless than the census.
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