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ABOTT AND COSTELLO ON UNEMPLOYMENT

I RECEIVED THIS FROM MY SISTER:
 
COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America .

 

ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It’s 7.8%.

 

COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?

 

ABBOTT: No, that’s 14.7%

 

COSTELLO: You just said 7.8%.

 

ABBOTT: 7.8% Unemployed.

 

COSTELLO: Right 7.8% out of work.

 

ABBOTT: No, that’s 14.7%.

 

COSTELLO: Okay, so it’s 14.7% unemployed.

 

ABBOTT: No, that’s 7.8%.

 

COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 7.8% or 14.7%?

 

ABBOTT: 7.8% are unemployed 14.7% are out of work.

 

COSTELLO: If you are out of work you are unemployed.

 

ABBOTT: No, Congress said you can’t count the “Out of Work” as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.

 
COSTELLO: BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!!!

 

ABBOTT: No, you miss his point.

 

COSTELLO: What point?

 

ABBOTT: Someone who doesn’t look for work can’t be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn’t be fair.

 

COSTELLO: To whom?

 

ABBOTT: The unemployed.

 

COSTELLO: But ALL of them are out of work.

 

ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are out of work gave up looking and if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.

 

COSTELLO: So if you’re off the unemployment rolls that would count as less unemployment?

 

ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!

 

COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don’t look for work?

 

ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That’s how they get it to 7.8%. Otherwise it would be 14.7%. Our govt. doesn’t want you to read about 14.7% unemployment.

 
COSTELLO: That would be tough on those running for reelection.
 
ABBOTT: Absolutely.
 
COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?

 

ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.

 

COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?

 

ABBOTT: Correct.

 

COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?

 

ABBOTT: Bingo.

 

COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to have people stop looking for work..

 

ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like an Economist.

 

COSTELLO: I don’t even know what the hell I just said!

 

ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like Congress.

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2013 in EDUCATION, SOCIAL, US POLITICS

 

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Priests face arrest for celebrating Mass in defiance of shutdown – Bob Beauprez – Townhall Finance Conservative Columnists and Financial Commentary – Page 1

This is exactly the reason the Founding Fathers wanted separation of state from church. Government should NEVER be allowed to interfere with religion. Our nations chaplains need to stand with the apostles and say “we can not but speak that which we have seen or heard.” They need to stand or leave the armed services. Principle is worth standing on. Better prison than compromise of principle.

Priests face arrest for celebrating Mass in defiance of shutdown – Bob Beauprez – Townhall Finance Conservative Columnists and Financial Commentary – Page 1.

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2013 in US POLITICS

 

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What American Defeat Looks Like – Ken Blackwell

“The Kremlin chief held forth on his vision for Mideast peace, a solution to Syria’s ongoing civil war, and, for good measure, lectured us on how dangerous it was for any nation to think of itself as “exceptional.” Amerika, you’re no more exceptional, he seemed to be saying, than Russia”

What American Defeat Looks Like – Ken Blackwell – Page 1.

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2013 in US POLITICS

 

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When Liberals Run Cities – John C. Goodman – Page 1

Take a quick look at this profound article to give you a great perspective that won’t be told you by the lame-brain media…

When Liberals Run Cities – John C. Goodman – Page 1.

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2013 in US POLITICS

 

Park Ranger: “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can.” – Guy Benson

This is the proof needed to declare the meanness of Obama and his Chicagoistic style of governing. His callousness and cruelty can leave no doubt he is a despotic “wanna-be” dictator/King. This should convince us that he should be impeached and imprisoned once the control of government is wrestled from the hands of the King, Queen and Joker of the Democratic Party. It is time to say, “ENOUGH!”

People may not agree with Senator Cruz’s methods, but it certainly has revealed the true character of the President, Pelosi, Reid and many of the Democratic elite who try to pretend they care. Sorry, your hypocrisy has been fully unmasked!

Park Ranger: “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can." – Guy Benson.

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2013 in US POLITICS

 

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