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Forum Post: Jobless rate at 17 year low - I told you Trump would take care of us workers

Posted 1 month ago on May 5, 2018, 11:14 a.m. EST by BrentWeirick81 (-80)
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The working man is back. All of you college types can kiss my __. we put Trump in office and he is protecting us against China, and putting my people back to work. Read it and weep. Clinton was just part of your machine and you lost the working man years ago. The Republicans represent the working man.

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[-] 2 points by elf3 (3900) 1 month ago

At some point the world will realize there are 500 or so of ruling elites...and 7 billion of us ...give or take a few.

The "Federal" bank is like Santa Claus once you realize he is made up...we stop leaving cookies and milk

[-] 1 points by grapes (5173) 1 month ago

After the financial conflagration on the "plastics," there is still "soot" left. I cut my milk teeth on soot. Attend Sunday School and believe. In those sooty days, church served milk and cookies. There was the good news from the Sun of Man who prophesied: brothers will turn against brothers, fathers their sons, and sons their fathers. 》Staatssicherheit über alles.《 It sounds as if a communist purge by the Stasi is promised by the Lord.

Our doughnut Emperor is shooting through the cervix again. We need a Sitz bath.

There's a Book of Daniel in the Bible but who has ordered so many steamy profits?...

》James Ball ✔ @jamesrbuk US life expectancy: 78.7 years UK life expectancy: 81.6 years

US health spend: $9,892/person UK health spend: $4,192/person https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/960486144818450432

8:18 AM - Feb 5, 2018 18.1K 9,777 people are talking about this

Do sexually transmitted infections make periods irregular?

[-] 1 points by elf3 (3900) 1 month ago

Sooooo....are you doing an abstract art project via this site? Social experiment? Serial killer? wait are you in jail typing on a laptop? ... no... Dexter? Plastics, cervixes, milk teeth, and Jesus in one stop and mmm god a sitz bath...oh you're a poet!!

go write your poems give up the politics and religion...just run like Jessie Owens...the rythm is there work on the meaning and u may have it

In those sooty days in Sunday School

I cut my teeth on the Son of Man

The iregular expectancy of life and

steamy profits spreading like an infection

through Europe, through your cervix

What is promised by the Lord

Manifests in plastics and dougnuts and financial empires

And iregular prophecies and Stasi

Hmmm????

Heyyy?? ta daa? Please don't kill me...

[-] 1 points by grapes (5173) 1 month ago

Wow! You're a great poet! You've got the rhythm method of Jesse Owens down pat but I still have a little bit of advice for you though: never utter the 's'-sound at the end of Ill=i=nois if you want to sound authentic while riding the train from the Land of Lincoln to the Cesspool. I think that the 's'-sound is too reptilian, definitely not Frenchie enough for "classe affaire." дружба?

As for me being in jail, freedom is a state of mind. I'm happy living in a cage of my own making as long as I've made it willfully myself. Are you like me?

Poetry doesn't kill people. People kill people. Poetry affords people the opportunities to reflect upon the past and present and contemplate possible (and yet no free-choice) futures. Rather than just being besooted, they get X-raying help from the Linac Coherent Light Source of the S.L.A.C. facility.

Why would you even think that I would kill you? Bullshit! You are a poet alright--you can be my wingman anytime. Let's play Bach together for the classical reptilians that had survived beyond the D-T boundary mass extinction event.

There must be fullerene/graphene in addition to the unusually high amount of iridium in the boundary layer. We may someday build a Jacob's ladder from fullerene/graphene and take a ride up and down a space elevator to mine a captured asteroid parked at the top of the ladder. The asteroid may have a huge amount of precious metals such as iridium and platinum whose terrestrial counterparts (on Earth) have mostly sunk to the Earth's core.

[-] 1 points by elf3 (3900) 1 month ago

Oh phew

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 month ago

Oh phew

Thank you & I admire your restraint

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2095) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 month ago

"There is a general consensus that the U.S. economy is close to full employment, given that one of the most commonly used measures (based on nonfarm payroll data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics) indicates an unemployment rate that has fallen to 3.9 percent.

"As good as that figure appears to be, it is troubling that wage growth for the majority of Americans remains tepid, hardly what an observer would expect if the labor markets were as tight as implied by that number. And in fact, if one digs into the data a bit more closely, it does bring to mind the old expression commonly attributed to Mark Twain about 'lies, damned lies, and statistics.'"

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2018/05/the-u-s-is-not-at-full-employment-dont-believe-the-trump-administrations-hype-to-the-contrary.html

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2095) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 month ago

Check out the SNL cold open for 5/5/18

Saturday Night Live Published on May 5, 2018 With the FBI listening in, Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller) fields calls from Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin), Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon), Melania Trump (Cecily Strong), Ivanka Trump (Scarlett Johansson) and Jared Kushner (Jimmy Fallon) with Stormy Daniels as herself.

Dr. Bornstein is played by Martin Short. Leslie Jones popped up as a disgruntled Omarosa and Beck Bennett comes in as a creepy Mike Pence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1K8s-tQGqY

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2095) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 month ago

The Reagan boom ended in the junk bond scam crash.

Clinton's in the .com bubble but at least there was a surplus for the idiot Bush to squander.

Dubya's real estate derivative ripoff is still in recovery, though Obama put us on the right path. ... barely.

Now the moron in chief is slowing that weak recovery and declaring victory to the inarticulate cheers of the fools who back him.

[-] 1 points by elf3 (3900) 1 month ago

Right Trump talked a great infomercial to the working people...but as predicted he bold faced lied. If there was one iota of follow through id seriously give him some positive talk here. But all he has done is serve workers to multinational conglomerates and banks. People arent collecting unemployment it ran out. They are homeless on trains now And I bet my future train seat the homeless rates are higher than ever now. Workers are all sitting on a big fat silver platter with price stickers over our mouths and they have their knives and forks ready to eat us for breakfast. A multinational corporation isn't even a citizen...yet they buy our government then screw our citizens and kill self reliance. Regulating the common man and basically having no laws for themselves. Separate and unequal under the law applies. Selling us to the MNC is treason. We pay our government to protect us from foreign threats like offshore non citizen corporations not subserviate us to them. TREASON

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2095) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 month ago

The spirit of the confederacy has prevailed!

[-] 1 points by elf3 (3900) 1 month ago

Also ha ha ha fucking ha ha fuck omg phhhhhtttt. For you maybe...from your finite narcissistic perspective. It all revolves around you doesn't it? Everyone is just ...like ...Brent. The world is your personal mirror huh all projection and shit...awwww that's so naive it's almost pitiable. The housing market hit the low in 2011 and then began to rise long before Trump. Bubble, crash, bubble crash see a pattern? Have you planned ahead this time? No just ride the wave spend ride spend...oh no Brent you spent everything again? Oopsie ...

[-] 1 points by elf3 (3900) 1 month ago

Working women...not so much though huh? Oh wait most of us dont scratch middle class. Construction only lasts until the next crash...the Denham amendment puts truck drivers in the lower class...and the retail sector is going to Amazon...buh bye small business. So what's a construction laborer ( non union as the union is being strangled) get paid these days anyway. How much do you pay the poor illegal Javier until the poor schlep dies of asbestos lung or falls off a roof and breaks his back with no disability or insurance. Taxpayers pay for that though right really doing your part Brenty. Btw we all know u guys dump that toxic construction shit in the back of Uhauls the populous uses to move maybe right where a baby crib goes next but it isn't your baby who won't reach 30 yrs so I guess then it is all good. Unscrupulous practices, exploit workers, exploiting renters. Raising diy repair costs for the working man building tick tack develepment condos. Have you priced wood these days? Is there any level a developer won't sink to? So how's that secretary doing ...can she afford to rent on what you pay her? Hope so since she pays for your yearly Dr. winteroff unemployment and disability. What a scam that is...good for you though scamming every where you can.

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2095) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 month ago

we put Trump in office and he is protecting us against China, and putting my people back to work.

How many of "your people" need food stamps to supplement the slave wages at Walmart and McDonald's? Even with those shit jobs the growth rate has slowed since Trump took office. You must get your facts at Faux News: the lying right wing propaganda station.

"How much has the trajectory of U.S. employment really changed under his watch?

"The latest jobs data suggest a simple answer: almost imperceptibly.

"Consider the trajectory of total nonfarm employment: It looks almost exactly the same since Trump’s victory as it did in the previous five years ...

"... the Trump economy has actually underperformed. From mid-2009 until the November 2016 election, nonfarm employment increased at an average monthly rate of 0.14 percent. If it had maintained that pace through January, about 3.1 million jobs would have been created since the election, or 330,000 more than were actually created under Trump. If employment had increased at the average monthly pace of all postwar economic expansions (0.22 percent), the difference would be 2.1 million jobs. ..."

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-02-02/where-s-president-trump-s-jobs-bonanza

[-] -1 points by BrentWeirick81 (-80) 2 weeks ago

Your nuts. Everybody who want a job has a job. Maybe you are a racist since you don't want that black unemployment rate to drop.

The unemployment rate dropped to 3.8% in May, tying the lowest reading since 1969. May also saw the black unemployment rate fall to 5.9%, the lowest reading since record keeping started in the early 1970s. Black employment is up 3.5% per year in the past two years, versus a 0.9% per year gain for whites. As a result, the gap between the black and white unemployment rates is now only 2.4 percentage points, the smallest gap on record.

The average jobless rate among those without a high school degree is 6.0%, also the lowest on record (going back to the early 1990s).

It's a tight labor market, with initial claims at the lowest level ever as a percent of total employment and wages rising fast enough to pull people off the disability rolls and back into the job market.

This will help improve the low labor force participation rate. Participation among prime-age workers – those 25-54, who are either working or looking for work – was 81.8% in May, the same as the average for the past year.

To put that in perspective, that's higher than it ever was before 1986. The averages by decade are 67.4% in the 1950s, 70.0% in the 1960s, 74.2% in the 1970s, 81.1% in the 1980s, 83.7% in the 1990s, and 83.1% in the first decade of the 21st Century. Even the all-time high for any twelve-month period, back in 1998-99, was 84.2%, not substantially higher than it is today.

So, while participation is down from when the U.S. population was younger on average, it's way up compared to the 1950s-60s, which many view as a strong period for the labor market.

[-] 2 points by agkaiser (2095) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 weeks ago

Your nuts. Everybody who want a job has a job. >>> Only morons believe that!

A job that requires food stamps to sustain the worker is a private employer subsidized by the government. Walmart and Safeway profit at both ends of that scam. They are the real welfare recipients. WTFU!

further reading about American Corporatism:

"How Media Amnesia Has Trapped Us in a Neoliberal Groundhog Day" - By Laura Basu

"...the neoliberal model is centred on the needs of corporations and that corporate power actually intensified after the 2008 financial meltdown. This power has been maintained with the help of a robust ideology centred on free markets (though in reality markets are captured by corporations and are maintained by the state)..."

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2018/05/media-amnesia-trapped-us-neoliberal-groundhog-day.html

Milton Friedman wrote "Capitalism is Freedom." That's only true for the billionaire owners, the corporate overseers and a small portion of the petty bourgeoisie. For the rest of us it's "The Road to [debt] Serfdom." Screw Friedrich Hayek and all his wicked spawn including tiltin' Milton. We are the peons who suffer higher prices and lower wages when the freemen of Wall St. are thriving. When most of their profits are from after issue trades instead of primary investment, as they are today (see quants, vulture funds, hedge funds etc.) they just add unnecessarily to the cost of doing the business of making and selling real goods. And, course, we ordinary consumers pay the price for the Wall St. frauds.

Trump says the economy is booming, because Wall St. is thriving at the moment. (Oh, I haven't forgotten the fraudulent and/or misleading employment statistics that have so completely fooled you, Brent!) When the bubble bursts, as it inevitably does, no doubt he'll blame it on Obama and the Dems.

"Americans now have to pay up to 43 percent of their income for mortgage debt service, federally guaranteed. This imposes such high costs for home ownership [or rental] that it is pricing the products of U.S. labor out of world markets. The pretense is that using bank credit (that is, homebuyers’ mortgage debt) to inflate the price of housing makes U.S. workers and the middle class prosperous by enabling them to sell their homes to a new generation of buyers at higher and higher prices each generation. This certainly does not make the buyers more prosperous. It diverts their income away from buying the products of labor to pay interest to banks for housing prices inflated on bank credit...."

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2018/05/michael-hudson-creating-wealth-debt-wests-finance-capitalist-road.html

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 weeks ago

Official Unemployment is at 3.9%? Economist Robert Pollin Says it is More Like 12% https://youtu.be/N9fNrU9wvZ8

If t economy is so strong & growth is so phenomenal & t unemployment rate is historically low, Then - Y r their growing numbers of protests in t USA nationwide from t PUBLIC stating that We R Not receiving a min Living Wage?

[-] 1 points by elf3 (3900) 2 weeks ago

We count those receiving unemployment funds right? So where does that leave people not collecting but not finding work staying on someone's couch? Or couples where only one person can get work? Or a cashier or waitress barely making ends meet? Or those forced out of work by attrition forced to quit via emotional abuse or abusive bosses and conditions? Or those unjustly fired or injured and can't afford lawyers to prove it or fight wealthy powerful corporations with teams of lawyers?Those who can only get pt no insurance... And so on.

In my personal experience large and midsize companies like to turn over staff every five years to restart the payrates to the lower tier. They don't even bother with layoffs...they hire psychologists to abuse people into quitting. They start this years in advance. I've quit two jobs enduring these practices until the stress ate at my mental well being and short time later learned of company wide layoffs and this during economic booms when housing was hotcakes and rent was skyrocketing and wallstreet was up up away. Only those who have been there twenty years get severance. In smaller companies attrition occurs when someones relative suddenly needs or wants a job. They force you out. They drum up phony reasons to fire people.

Worse yet that reference follows you everywhere...work 4-5 years for a sociopathic supervisor and you are doomed when you actually get out or after they fire you. The system is rigged against working. It doesn't want you to. At least not for long. Employees are considered a liability and burden to companies. The game is to suck you dry of your productivity and output ...then discard you like a full spectrum narcissist that companies are and the narc managers they foster and nurture.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 weeks ago

We count those receiving unemployment funds right? So where does that leave people not collecting but not finding work staying on someone's couch?

The Many that have gone through all of their unemployment benefits (insurance) and no longer collect any support and are no longer counted as they are removed from the payment roll. (statistics can be presented to show false positives by exclusion)

Underemployment is not designated as such, it is just recorded or presented in various reports to various inquirers (positively) as employed, regardless that those may be living on the streets or in a shelter (if one can be found with any openings).