Exposing John Boehner’s Outrageous Ignorance Following Strong Jobs Report

boehner-spineless-hypocritePerhaps many of you heard about the recent jobs report that exceeded estimates and dropped unemployment below 6 percent for the first time since 2008. With our economy adding 248k jobs in September, it made it the seventh out of nine months this year where we’ve seen over 200k jobs created in a single month. It also puts Obama’s overall job creation numbers well over 10 million since he became president.

But, as always, Republicans will simply dismiss this jobs report as a lie, crappy jobs or some other asinine point of rhetoric to try to make this extremely positive news seem negative.

Usually it’s the typical “but the jobs are low paying” line. That’s partially true, but it’s not because of “Obama’s economy.” Taxes are still near the same level they were under Bush and still lower for most Americans than they were during the Clinton administration. If Republicans want to argue that the jobs being created “aren’t good paying jobs,” then they’re simply admitting that trickle-down economics doesn’t work.

Because right now stagnate wages aren’t an “Obama problem.” Middle class incomes have been mostly flat since the 80’s, while the wealth at the time continues to reach new heights.

So it’s not about tax rates or the richest among us not having enough to “trickle down” – it’s about greed by those who have the most, keeping the most, at the detriment of the rest of us.

But when it comes to Republican ridiculousness following each jobs report, Speaker of the House John Boehner seems to lead the pack each month. Every Friday when the jobs report is released I head over to Boehner’s Twitter account to see what negative bit of information he’s going to tweet out concerning the report.

Last month, when jobs numbers came in slightly below estimates, he was all over that tweeting:

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The tweet was actually pretty comical considering August was the first “bad” jobs report we had seen all year. In fact, August broke a streak of six straight months where we created more than 200k jobs for the month. In fact, 2014 has been the best year for job creation since the Clinton administration.

So yesterday, as I normally do when the jobs report is released, I headed on over to see what Boehner had to say and found these:

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All threes of these were posted literally just as the jobs report came out.

It’s just lunacy. Here we had a jobs report that showed a drop in unemployment below 6 percent for the first time since the Great Recession, a better than expected number of jobs created and a continuation of a record-setting year for job creation in general – and it didn’t impact Boehner’s right-wing propaganda at all.

If anything, the timing of these three consecutive tweets suggest that he already knew the report was going to be nothing but good news for the president. So he clearly already had his right-wing nonsense loaded and ready to fire the moment this news broke.

But in these recent tweets I couldn’t help but notice something was missing. You know, like an actual link to the jobs report. Or hell, any mention of the jobs report at all.

Then again, the report itself wouldn’t support the nonsense that he had just posted. Though I couldn’t help but notice he had no problems mentioning it last month when it was slightly below estimates.

This kind of behavior is just all so childish. Grown men like Boehner essentially covering up his ears, repeatedly saying, “I can’t hear you” every time a positive jobs report comes out.

Look, I get that there’s always going to be back and forth political partisan rhetoric from both sides. But Republicans have gone beyond that. They’re no longer playing typical political games. They’ve moved on to generally rooting for the failure of the American economy just so that they can say how terrible President Obama is. They would honestly rather see this country burned to the ground before they would help President Obama improve our economy.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Avatar

    After 3 years of exhausting job search in my field of expertise, I finally found one and will start on this Monday! Thanks Al Franken and Democratic-led Senate for this!

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    • Pipercat

      Yeah, I was recession proof for four years. Went on the schneid for a couple and now I have receivables again. Funny that…

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  • strayaway

    I’m happy that over 200,000 people found jobs. It’s amazing what borrowing $17T does except:

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs created since Obama became President is 5,459,000 not 10M as the article claims.

    As of April, 2014: ” Lower-wage industries accounted for 22 percent of job losses during the recession, but 44 percent of employment growth over the past four years. Today, lower-wage industries employ 1.85 million more workers than at the start of the recession. Mid-wage industries accounted for 37 percent of job losses, but 26 percent of recent employment growth. There are now 958,000 fewer jobs in mid-wage industries than at the start of the recession. Higher-wage industries accounted 41 percent of job losses, but 30 percent of recent employment growth. There are now 976,000 fewer jobs in higher-wage industries than at the start of the recession. ” -National Employment Law Project

    “While there were 114.8 million working-age native-born Americans with jobs in the first quarter of 2000, there were only 114.7 million with jobs in the first quarter of 2014. On the other hand, 17.1 million working-age immigrants (legal and illegal) had jobs in 2000 while 22.8 million did in 2014, which is an increase of 5.7 million.” -Center for Immigration Studies

    (Although) “232,000 people found jobs, what is more disturbing is that the people not in the labor force, rose to a new record high, increasing by 315,000 to 92.6 million!” -zerohedge 10/3/14

    • jonjstrine42

      So the entire $17 trillion debt is President Obama’s fault? I don’t think so. Try again. Wait. My mistake. The way you have it phrased, apparently you think the $17 trillion was spent last month to create those 200,000 jobs. Is this an accurate assessment of your stated position, or is it just that you have absolutely no clue what you’re talking about?
      Quoting the CIS, eh? Allow me to quote the Southern Poverty Law Center, “CIS was started in 1985 by a Michigan ophthalmologist named John Tanton —
      a man known for his racist statements about Latinos, his decades-long
      flirtation with white nationalists and Holocaust deniers, and his
      publication of ugly racist materials.” Not exactly an unbiased source.
      And as for the 315,000 that have left the work force, do you honestly think they are all people that have given up looking for work, or is it possible that a good number of them are baby boomers retiring? I’m putting money on the latter.

      • strayaway

        No, only $7T is on President Obama’s account. $5T is President Bush’s doing. The balance can be blamed on the previous 42 presidents and their respective congresses.

        I didn’t say that $17T was spent last month to create those 200,000 jobs. Massive deficit spending, however, does have the effect of putting a bandage on the sore. I use the example of if I borrowed $40,000 to buy a Cadillac, the neighbors might think I’m doing pretty well. The problem is that someone, in either case, has to pay debt back. Obama has just sent the bill to our children. Nice guy.

        I regard the Southern Poverty Law Center to be Obama’s intellectual brownshirt organization so i don’t care much about what they say. Remember when it turned out that the fusion center in Missouri provided glossy brochures to hand out to Missouri police telling police to consider drivers with Libertarian Party presidential candidate bumper stickers as potential terrorists? The ‘information’ was supplied by the SPLC. Remember when that guy who shot people in a Christian group’s office said he was inspired by the SPLC? The SPLC, in recent years, has become a divisive hate group in its own right.

        A better question is whether the CIS statistics were accurate. You haven’t proven otherwise. Some of the founders of Planned Parenthood were racist eugenicists. That doesn’t invalidate everything Planned Parenthood says and does but you might also want to take on Planned Parenthood for racist things Margaret Sanger wrote.

        The percentage of native Americans not in the work force has hit record levels. My post just pointed out that good as the 200,000 number is and the uptrend in employment is, they must be understood in the context that new jobs tend to be poorly paid, done by foreigners, and has not increased the percentage of native Americans with jobs. Also, an important point, the BLS numbers claim only 54% as many jobs were added under Obama as the article claimed. Happy days are here again at least for third world workers who have replaced US workers.

      • Michael Doyle

        But, but, but… REDSKINS!

    • Chomper Lomper Tawee

      Comment fail!!!!

    • You are very good at quoting various blogs, but do you understand these numbers and what they mean? Do you know if what you are reading is true or false?

      • strayaway

        The number of new jobs, and debt numbers are government figures. I assume them to be fairly accurate. The price of a Cadillac was made up to make a point. If you can come up with better numbers please do so. I would be interested. I am more bothered by someone making claims without numbers. Then we are into belief systems.

  • TheEquilizer2U

    It is a lie, the numbers are fudged and everyone knows why.
    All the people that dropped out of the workforce are NOT being counted.

    But I don’t expect a liberal to understand that.

    • Mrs_oatmeal

      and so what have the Republicans done with the jobs bills that they won’t bring up for a vote? And how can you get higher paying jobs when the corporations send them overseas to avoid paying their fair share of taxes? How is anybody supposed to work with that?

      • TheEquilizer2U

        And what about Reid letting all those bills sit on his desk because he wont play nice with the Republicans?
        We have the highest corporate tax rate in the world, they pay their share.
        The jobs went over seas because our govt has overtaxed and over regulated business, both repubs and dems are to blame.

        When our middle class is gone, who will pay for all your liberal entitlements?

      • RINOVirus

        What? All of those repeal Obamacare bills? Yeah…sure.
        We have the highest corporate tax rate in the world that NO ONE PAYS. That is no one unless you don’t have a high priced legal team that can find all of those loopholes. There are a huge number of companies that not only paid zero taxes but got a damn refund.
        The jobs went overseas because since the 80’s taxation and trade policy has shifted. We were first an agricultural nation, then industrial, now we have moved to an information/service economy. We have been doing it your way for 30+ years yet middle class wages have been flat? Explain that one.
        The question that the rich need to ask is when the middle class is gone who will buy all of their products?

      • TheEquilizer2U

        There are many bills that Reid wont touch just because they are republican.
        But you libtards never talk about that.
        Just like blaming Bush for everything…LOL

        Sorry uneducated fool, we have the largest corporate tax in the world.

      • gian keys LOVES shemale porn

        would that include the HUGE GOVT subsidies we taxpayers pay to companies such as GE and exxon?

      • I have actually read some of those bills. They are not jobs bills. Have you bothered to read some of those bills?

      • TheEquilizer2U

        Republicans want jobs as much as anyone.
        It’s how the govt gets their money.

        Only the leftists want low income jobs, and part time jobs.
        While the republicans want actual reform that works, to bring back the middle class.
        Not increase the poverty class.

      • gian keys LOVES shemale porn

        see: tax cuts for wealthy and more money for military and less money for kids lunches and those wonderful “trickle down” economics which worked so well in the past
        ………………. ” reform”………………….

      • Republicans want people to work for peanuts so that they and their rich overlords can get richer. If not, then why do they not support an increase in the minimum wage? Why did the 5 Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices side against workers in the Gross vs. FBL age discrimination case? Just to name a few of the many issues in which Republicans show no concern about the welfare of average workers in this country. And, why, if Republicans care so much about jobs, is job growth under Republican presidential administrations so dismal compared to job growth under Democratic presidential administrations… with few exceptions going back to the early years of the 20th century?

      • When Republicans, use the word “reform”, it means that regular people are going to get screwed. Equalizer, unless you are being paid to post your stuff, please open your eyes and try to understand what these Republicans are all about.. it isn’t pretty.

        The middle class has generally been screwed and suffered quite a bit under Republicans.

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    • RINOVirus

      Yeah, I remember you guys using that line before in the runup to the 2012 election. Fox News and the entire conservative media machine were saying that and all the polls were all faked and rigged. They were telling you that Romney was going to win in a landslide. Then election night came and YOU LOST. I remember the shock on the people’s faces at Romney campaign HQ. I remember Karl Rove’s live on air freakout on Fox News when he realized that he blew $700+ million dollars of other people’s money and had nothing to show for it. You media is lying to you and continues to do so. They play to your prejudices and your fears.

      • TheEquilizer2U

        Wow you really are dumb as a box of rocks.

        Everyone knows the media is liberal, the only thing faked or rigged was on the democrat/leftist side.
        You are fooling anyone….LOL

      • Chomper Lomper Tawee

        Wow!! I didn’t know fox news circus and the entire conservative media were liberal.

      • TheEquilizer2U

        That would be the liberal media, and the CNN circus

      • CNN is Faux lite these days; amazing you can’t see it.

      • TheEquilizer2U

        I know leftist propaganda when I see it.
        CNN, MSNBC, HuffPo and the rest of them are full of it.

    • RINOVirus

      And don’t think I haven’t noticed that every single comment you make gets upvoted by a guest like clockwork. Every….single….one. What kind of person upvotes themselves? Notice, no one else is.

      • TheEquilizer2U

        More conspiracy theories from a fascist liberal…..LOL

      • gian keys LOVES shemale porn

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      • TaxPaying American Voter

        It hard to spell with foil on your head like this guy.

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      • RINOVirus

        And suddenly this comment doesn’t get a guest visit….hmm…

      • TheEquilizer2U

        Youre hilarious

      • RINOVirus

        Oh wait, nevermind it’s back. I guess it must be nice being your own biggest fan.

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      • gian keys LOVES shemale porn

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      • RINOVirus

        You really need it pick up a dictionary (I know I know reading anything other than Fox New and Breitbart must be apostasy). If you did look up the term fascism this is what is would say, also pay attention to the last part, that essentially defines the The Tea Party:



        (sometimes initial capital letter) a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.

        Also, while you’re at it, do the world a favor and look up socialism too.

      • gian keys LOVES shemale porn

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    • Eddie Higgins

      They never have been counted ,ever !

      • TheEquilizer2U

        Yes they have, only the democrats refuse to count them

    • markmac123

      You assclowns want the economy to fail and will lie to everyone including yourselves when the numbers spit in your faces

      • TheEquilizer2U

        When hit with facts you disgusting liberals ALWAYS resort to insults
        How pathetic.

        Facts are facts, we have millions that dropped from the labor force completely.
        Because there are NO jobs.

        How’s all that hope and change again?

      • Anti dumb

        Here is a fact for you lobotomy patient.Summer of 2008 price of gas well over $ 4 a gallon .Fall of 2008 every month hundreds of thousands jobs lost.That after just over 7 years of ” prosperous” Bush tax cuts for the 1 percent.

      • gian keys LOVES shemale porn

        he wont reply–
        facts annoy him and make him break out in sugar-placated rage

      • TheEquilizer2U

        Liberal policies have chased everyone away
        There are no jobs, millions of jobs are lost forever.

        When will you learn that you cant simply take other peoples money because YOU think they have enough?

        Now everyone is leaving the country.
        Way to go libtards…..

      • You are simply delusional. No discussing things, no discussions about “facts” with you.

      • TheEquilizer2U

        You simply a leftist pig

      • gian keys LOVES shemale porn

        see? he can ^^^^ occasionally spell correctly!
        NOW– about the spelling of ” TheEquilizer2U” being erroneous—

      • gian keys LOVES shemale porn

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      • markmac123

        A lot better than Bush-enomics was fucking doing.
        Because we know you morons would rather we were still losing 750,000 jobs a day as when Bush left?
        Yes, Obama hasn’t completely turned around the economy the largest economic collapse since the Great Depression caused by Bush et al. You pathetic, lying Republicans would have us believe we are no better off today. You lying POS baggers are fucking priceless.

      • TheEquilizer2U

        Obama made things worse, as planned
        This is how he wanted to change America, by turning into a third world power

      • markmac123

        Whatever tea-bagger

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      • Alex Anh Lee

        Thumb up for Mr.Markmac123. I wonder why these dumbass are so blind. Since 2014 people/consumers has begin to buy more products, went out shopping, ditch fast food and demand for high ends restaurant. Why is this may i ask? Well, duhhhhh they are working again, bringing in income. Ding Ding..for the rest of douchebag who is Republican, Bush-economy crasher 1 and 2. Wake up, if it wasn’t for Obama and Bill Clinton yall be jobless if Bush is running this country for the next 4-8 years. Be realistic, be honest, and be truthful to yourself. Unless, yall too ignorant to admit that Republican is only interested in protecting; White Collar and Billionaires versus the blue collar, or working class citizen. Do not forget you guys who is working for $60,000 a year are still consider working classes. So, use your brain once a while it does not hurts.

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        ” ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, there U go again……….”
        ………………….—– annoying a regressive with facts

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    • U6

      1/2009: 14.2
      4/2010: 17.1
      9/2014: 11.8

      So, U6 is 2.2% LOWER than when President Bush left office.

      As for the numbers being ‘cooked’:
      Commissioners of BLS for 2008-2013, Keith Hall, appointed by President Bush.
      Erica Groshen was appointed in 1/2013.

      • gian keys LOVES shemale porn

        wanna bet he ( a) will not reply and (b) does NOT comprehend U6 ?

      • TheEquilizer2U

        Millions of jobs lost forever
        Corporations running to other countries because of liberal policies

        Adding new taxes and regulations for new businesses
        All you libbys did was stagnate the economy

        A whole generation lost, and blacks hit the hardest.
        Go figure

      • TaxPaying American Voter

        Troll alert. Don’t let facts bother you. You are a N.P.R. parrot. Same lies with no substance. Find a right-wing extremist page and blow smoke up each others a##.

      • TheEquilizer2U

        Those are the facts, and its been said over and over by economists.
        Its hilarious watching you idiot liberals try to deny something that everyone knows!

      • TaxPaying American Voter

        I’m not a lib. I have COMMON SENSE. TRY IT.

      • TheEquilizer2U

        And the facts remain, there are millions of jobs that will never come back.

      • There are always millions of jobs that will not come back, but there are millions of new jobs. Since the trough of the recession there are 10 million new jobs. Fact.

      • TheEquilizer2U

        All those new jobs are in the service sector.
        The poverty class has increased while the middle class shrinks.

        This is all by design from democrats and “progressives”

      • All of those new jobs? Do you know how to pull up the various sectors at the BLS website? First of all, not all service sector jobs are “poverty class” jobs, and if you are concerned about a decline in manufacturing, you had to be livid during the Bush years. Did you know that we lost 26% of our manufacturing jobs during the Bush years? 26%? Due to the recession, we lost a few more after Obama took office, but we now have 4 years of increases in the number of manufacturing jobs. We haven’t had four years of growth in the number of manufacturing jobs since the Clinton years. I’m really disturbed that so many righties think that the Republicans, the party of the rich guys, the party that opposes anything that benefits regular people, actually has anything to offer them. How can people be so blind?

        Did you also know that the inflation-adjusted average weekly wage of non-supervisory workers, has finally started to increase? It went down spectacularly during the Reagan/Bush I years, went up during the Clinton years, meandered during the Bush II years, and is finally again starting to pick up. But it is still lower than it was in 1978. The average weekly salary (adjusted for inflation) lost 10% during the Reagan recovery of 1984 until 1994– Not during the Reagan recession, but during the Reagan recovery. In the past 3 years, finally, the average wage (adjusted for inflation) has actually gained about 3%.

        Yet you still think that the Republicans have anything to offer the American people?

      • You have not replied to a single fact. You have not provided a single fact.

      • TheEquilizer2U

        Neither has anyone who disagrees with me

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      • Chomper Lomper Tawee

        Now you just sound like a wanker.

      • TheEquilizer2U

        So your not even American
        Fook off

      • Chomper Lomper Tawee

        Then you’re not a true American!

      • TheEquilizer2U

        Born and raised American
        Proud of it!

        While the rest of you slobs call yourselves, african-american or japanese-american or muslim-american.
        That’s NOT American.

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      • Oh for crying out loud… “Millions of jobs, lost forever…”. Just like the buggy whip industry. “Corporations running…” because they can pay 25 cents a day to pay the owners of the slaves doing the work instead of living wages in their country of origin. Which *new* taxes were added? Congress just *extended* almost a Trillion in cuts (over 10 years). A whole generation lost. And WHEN did that stagnation start? 1980s? Who was President then?

      • BkDodge42

        Sorry Michell T Harter, Keith Hall was commissioner of BLS from January 2008 to January of 2012. Cooking of books after Jan 2012 would not have been under Keith Hall.

      • I was trying to dissuade anyone of saying “Yeah and those numbers are cooked.”. Which would mean that Mr. Hall, appointed by President Bush had ‘switched sides’ to cook the books for President Obama.

      • BkDodge42

        Yes, I know that you were trying to say that Keith Hall would not have cooked the numbers or else he would have had to switch sides, but the acting commissioner of the BLS after Jan 2012 was John Galvin, He had been appointed Assistant Commissioner for Producer Price Indexes under Clinton, Director of the BLS Quality and Information Management Staff under Clinton, and a variety of positions in the Consumer Price Index program from 1978 to 1991, under Carter. To say that Hall had been Commissioner of BLS until 2013 is an out and out fabrication of facts.

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      funny how liberals “understand” this….
      now– about your misspelling equalizer–

    • 1. Why should you count someone as unemployed if they aren’t looking for work? Why should you count someone as unemployed if they are retired, disabled, in school, home with their kids?
      2. Why should you count someone as unemployed if they claim they “want a job” but they haven’t looked for work for over a year? Why should you count someone as unemployed if they claim they “want a job” but they can’t look for work because they are ill or they have family responsibilities or they are in school?

      3. What is your definition of people “dropping out” of the workforce? Do you believe that people who have “dropped out” of the work force have EVER been counted among the unemployed?

      4. Here’s my definition of these supposed poor souls who have dropped out of the work force: People who were previously unemployed (actively looking for work) who are no longer looking for work and are not employed. Here are a couple of facts about those groups of workers which your handlers at the rightie sites will not tell you.. They either don’t know themselves or they don’t want you to know: In September 2014, for every ONE person who “dropped out” of unemployment and stopped looking for work, TWO people stopped working (for whatever reason) and are not looking for work.
      We have many, many more people leaving the labor force who were previously employed than we have people leaving the labor force who were previously unemployed. I’m about to make a graph of this data; it might be clearer in graph format.

      5. Here’s a really big point that the your handlers at the rightie sites don’t want you to know: In September 2014, for every ONE person who was unemployed and DROPPED out of the labor force (no longer looking for work), THREE people dropped INTO the labor force and are now working or looking for work!

      YES!! We actually have MORE.. MANY MORE people dropping INTO the labor force and starting to look for work these days!

      • TheEquilizer2U

        They aren’t looking for work because there is none, moron!
        And yes you should still count them.

        Your liberal math fails you.

      • gian keys LOVES shemale porn

        “there is none”….as we just added waaaaay over 200,000 jobs THIS MONTH
        anathemal facts do bury thee with alacrity !

  • TaxPaying American Voter

    Good thing a janitor got elected as Speaker. It Shows. This guy is out of touch with reality.

  • Matthew Reece

    The labor force participation rate fell to 62.7 percent, its lowest level since February 1978. The true unemployment rate, which you can find at Shadow Government Statistics, is 23 percent, not 5.9 percent.

    • Chomper Lomper Tawee

      azizonomics “dot” com/2013/06/01/the-trouble-with-shadowstats/

      • Matthew Reece

        This talks about inflation, which neither ShadowStats nor the government calculate correctly. I am talking about unemployment rates.

      • If the guy is completely off base about inflation, good chance he is completely off base about unemployment as well.

      • Matthew Reece

        Most economists are off base about inflation because they use the word to refer to rising prices when it really means an expansion of the supply of money.

    • When are you people going to figure out that the Shadow Stats guy doesn’t know what he is talking about? He hides his “research” under a paywall and tries to get people who don’t know any better to pay him money. I bet you can’t tell me exactly what the difference is between the Shadow Stats “way” of calculating unemployment and the BLS method of calculating unemployment. But still we have Shadow Stats groupies who actually think the guy knows something.

      • Matthew Reece

        He calculates the unemployment rate the way BLS did before 1994, when they had a U-7 rate calculated as total people seeking full-time jobs plus half of people employed part-time for economic reasons plus discouraged workers as a percent of the civilian labor force plus discouraged workers less half of the part-time labor force. You can find more about the change here: http://www DOT bls DOT gov/mlr/1995/10/art3full.pdf

        When the change was made, the new U-6 was higher than the old U-7. Since 2010, the U-1 through U-6 have been falling while the old U-7 measure keeps rising.

    • More… A good summary of Shadow Stats found on something called Rational Wiki:

      “You can join for $175 a year to read all about it.

      The irony of the entire website is that Williams takes government reported statistics to make his apocalyptic predictions, after flatly stating on many occasions that government reported numbers are “deceptive,” “rigged,” and “manipulated.”[1] Take a second and let that sink in, too long might give a normal person a stroke.”

      • Matthew Reece

        Rational Wiki is highly variable as a resource. They are good at debunking creationists, fake medicine, and paranormal woo, but they are usually lacking when it comes to understanding economics and philosophy.

    • Do you know that, for every ONE person who “dropped out” of unemployment and stopped looking for work in September, TWO people stopped working.. NO, not fired, but STOPPED WORKING. Left the labor market not in discouragement but perhaps.. retirement? Are you going to count all of those people who decided “F this job, I’m outta here” for whatever reason “unemployed”?

      And here’s another one you won’t hear at Shadow Stats or any of the related blogs: For every ONE person in September who “dropped out” of unemployment and stopped looking for work, THREE people who had been “not in the labor force” in September either started working or started looking for work. We have many, many more people “dropping into” the labor market these days vs. dropping out.

      • Matthew Reece

        Are people retiring because they want to or because they don’t think they can get another job at their age in this job market and believe they can make do on a fixed income?

        That many people entering the labor market is not consistent with the unemployment rate dropping 0.2 percent. It should hold steady or even rise unless every one of those people went from being out of the workforce to having a job.

  • Michael Lee

    No actual economists take numbers like the unemployment rate and “jobs created” seriously. The percentage of working age adults that are employed is the true indicator of where employment is. That has remained flat for quite some time now.

    If you are not accounting for people who have simply given up and dropped out of the work force, you are not getting an accurate picture of the situation.

  • Mike

    These articles are becoming so poorly written and full of grammatical errors that I can no longer share. I only like. I am available to proof and edit.

  • adcbeast

    Every supposed republicans “jobs plan” was scored by the CBO and DC think tanks to CUT American jobs …

    Republicans = IDIOTS … they refuse to accept and admit that their economic philosophy of zero taxes for anything doesn’t create jobs …