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Old 05-15-2012, 10:50 PM
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gthrush53 gthrush53 is offline
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"it is just getting sad now. In April the number of people not in the labor force rose by a whopping 522,000 from 87,897,000 to
88,419,000. This is the highest on record. The flip side, and the reason why the unemployment dropped to 8.1% is that the labor force participation rate just dipped to a new 30 year low of 64.3%. "



Well, I guess they did say a few years back that it would be a jobless recovery. What a joke...this whole thing is a bankster cartel/corrupt government controlled demolition. I've driven through downtown Detroit a few times in the past few years, and survived to tell you so...I'm thinkin Detroit is comin to a town near you...and soon. This demolition has been in progress for decades and decades...even a blind man could see it the past decade. And if anyone still believes MSM propaganda, or thinks some corrupt Republican or Democrat will turn this around, they must be one of the millions on mind altering drugs. As Silken and Silvercoin alluded to, we are in the process of being raped and pilaged....and many people still don't see it. Big Pharma must be passing out some good drugs these days.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:17 AM
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In Australia we have a sub-culture that's grown up on unemployment benefits. Multiple generations in some families have never been employed, and live off government handouts. Thankfully these are a minority. I have a neighbor two doors up who has been on unemployment (with his wife and three kids) for over seven years. Although they live from one unemployment payment to the next, they actually live better than we do.

Thankfully the majority of Australians do not want to be on unemployment benefits.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:59 AM
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Never drawn it personally, have worked more than one job at a time to ensure we could meet our obligations....but have a sister who enjoyed 2 yrs of reducing at some point payment for sitting home...8 days after those payments stopped all together she managed to find a job that she enjoys to this day...funny how that "free money" stopping and her finding something that suited her came at almost the same time....my fear at this point is that there are FAR more people that will be voting for a living this election than working for one....
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