Obama’s October surprise? Unemployment drops to 7.8%

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President Obama’s re-election chances just got a major boost with unemployment rate dipping under the 8% barrier for the first time since early 2009 when Obama took office. But is it all good news? Not exactly. Stu took a look at the numbers and explained why it’s not as great for Obama as he’d like you to think.

TheBlaze has been tracking the key updates of the report as well as some of the reactions. From their coverage:

  • Unemployment drops to 44-month low to 7.8%
  • However, many are questioning the numbers due to “contradictory data points” such as the total unemployment level soaring but the low net number
  • Government says 873K people found work — but reports only 114K new jobs were added
  • Former GE CEO alleged fraud, sending a tweet saying “these Chicago guys will do anything”
  • Popular finance blog Zero Hedge even called it a “preelection ‘massaging’ farce”

This report will likely have a huge impact on voters going into the final few weeks before the election, and on the surface the dip from 8.1% to 7.8% puts unemployment at its lowest point in four years.

Stu found some interesting figures that the Obama administration probably doesn’t want you to know.

“Basically what happened is one jobs measure said a gain of 114,000 jobs, which is basically exactly what economists had predicted. It’s a rate that would take until the year 2025 for us to get back to the jobs numbers that we had before the recession, the economic crisis that happened in late 2008. So it’s not like a good number, but it’s about what they predicted. Shockingly, though, they also predicted the unemployment rate would rise to 8.2%. Instead it fell to 7.8%. That’s a gap that almost you never, ever see,” Stu said.

“Now, to put that in perspective, one jobs report reported 114,000 new jobs. The other one where the unemployment rate is based reported 873,000 new jobs. 114,000 compared to 873,000. I’ve never seen a gap like that before in one of these reports. It’s gigantic.”

“One of the reasons for that is 582,000 brand new spanking part time jobs for people who want full time jobs. So you want to work full time but all you can find is part time; or, you were working full time before and they’ve cut your hours back and now you’re only part time,” Stu explained. “One of the reasons for that is 582,000 brand new spanking part time jobs for people who want full time jobs. So you want to work full time but all you can find is part time; or, you were working full time before and they’ve cut your hours back and now you’re only part time.”

Get more coverage on the latest job numbers HERE.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    No surprise, even Rush has been predicting the cooking of the books for over a year now. What we have is not October surprise, just a typical October farce.

    The real surprise will probably be some contrived event by Team Obama, and his declaration of martial law and the overthrow of the elections. God has shown just how desperate and corrupt the House of Obama has become; let the truth be manifest to all, and may he be fired this November.

  • Anonymous

    Well you guys can scream into a vacuum all you want it will make no difference. The Soccer Moms and Dads will get home from work in about 40 minutes and settle in, then they will watch the 6:30 Nightly news on either ABC, CBS, or NBC and they will be told the numbers are down to 7.8%. They will be told that we are at a 44 month low, then they will have an economist on who will say things are improving not as much as they would like but at a steady pace. They will believe it, they will think things are getting better and in politics perception is reality.

    I think everyone had a 48 hour love fest after the debate but I think now after the sugar high we are all coming back to the reality that Obama is going to win, and most likely in an electoral landslide taking Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Colorado, and Wisconsin. You people already understand this but let me reiterate this to you in case you forgot, the Media will not allow Obama to lose get it through your heads.

    Sorry to sound so depressing guys but its the truth, work on your local elections and make sure the house isn’t lost and that the senate is taken. The Congress can do much more then the POTUS anyway and then look forward to 2016. Although I’m sure the media will have a lovefest with Hillary Clinton for being a woman and breaking through that glass ceiling.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jerry-Smith/100000454083900 Jerry Smith

    I can only hope that the huge debate audience gave a lot of people a really good look at both candidates and left lasting impressions and that enough people will have the good sense to look just beneath the surface at the jobs numbers report to see that something really stinks. Am I hoping for too much?

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    If the economy is so well then how come no one is hiring? People are giving up and who can blame them. What is the point looking for work when no one is hiring. We can’t trust these numbers for that very reason even liberal economist are saying that the only reason why it is dropping like that is because people are not looking for work. The unemployment rate doesn’t count the unemployed but the people who collect unemployment. Just watch Obama is going to tell the country that this is good but don’t buy the lie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/diane.gundy Diane Gundy

    What does it matter – next week the number will go back up. Opps, says the left, guess we were a bit to positive. Sorry, our bad.

  • Anonymous

    With over 300,000 people applying for unemployment every week it is quite difficult to believe that these numbers are correct. It is just unbelievable. They claim Obama has no part in this report. but I know every week whatever they claim as the number who applied for unemployment for a week, they always add more after the facts come in each week. But they never let anyone know. Perhaps the less than four percent in government jobs has something to do with the numbers if they are possibly correct. Obama has so many working in the government now. He can also give all those make work jobs so his numbers look better. I know he has a habit of doing things to make it look like the numbers were better. I know in my county they had many jobs provided with Obama money, perhaps stimulus money to give people jobs that were funded by Obama and giving employers employees at no cost to them. These jobs only lasted three months. I know because I was offered the chance to get one of these jobs.
    Those who are employed are doing like I do, Just got my job back in August doing the same thing, only part time, getting less money per hour for the same job. My college educated daughter has to get fast food jobs. I imagine that is the way it is with most today. Obama don’t need to brag yet.
    The timing is very suspect. This news right after Obama got creamed in the debate. With Obama that always seems to be how it happens and even then the numbers don’t add up. This week there were over l00,000 jobs, but has been less than that each week. It just does not add up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dori.oneil Dori O’Neil

    November 6, we will become either a Christian nation or and Islam nation, run by Sharia law. Wake up America. Obama is going to pay for the law suit that the layoffs were told to wait until after the election to document by us the tax payer. He told them Obama will cover the money for the crime. Wake up. He’s now telling everyone Romney is a liar and all he does is lie. Unreal. I want my Christian nation back, how about you?

  • http://www.facebook.com/dori.oneil Dori O’Neil

    The books are fixed again. Against the honesty of our country.

  • Anonymous

    Happy days aren’t here again . Juzt gives me a fone now !

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Why is this any surprise from the Team Obama?

    Look to the last couple of days since his defeat in the first debate; they have cast blame for Obama’s failure on ‘altitude sickness’ to ‘Romney cheated.’ So in the matter of the unemployment numbers, the ‘hyper-message campaign’ they are now engaged in has to encompass distortions and twisting of all facts to the advantage of Obama.

    This shows the consistent and growing desperation of Team Obama.

  • Barbara

    And the lying and cheating continues. This guy has got to go along with his Chicago thugs he has helping him destroy our country.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Hoping for too much – no, not in my own opinion.

    Right now I think the major problem for anyone running for office – state or for Congress/White House positions, will be convincing the people that they are telling the truth, and that they do have the ability to work for making things better.

    Romney showed his true character in the debate; and Obama fell into his trap completely – this is the truth between them, Obama looks only to the short term expediency and gain he can garner for his career. Romney looks to the long term goals and what must be done to accomplish them – and is able to adjust them to deal with the unexpected (as happens in business) surprises that occur.

  • Anonymous

    Since Obama and his henchmen/women got into office, the only shed of truth in this regime is that his Fuhrer lives in the building called the White House. I do not put much stock in anything they say, the manipulate the facts. The man is a blatant liar and he controls what goes on.

  • new2la

    False number; the left needs something to come back with because there is nothing else they can call successful.

  • new2la

    The scenario sounds about right, and if he does win, I do hope you are right about Congress….but, I think many know what a liar he and his administration are and some minds won’t change. Short of murder, there are those that will vote for him no matter what. I won’t wring my hands just yet.

  • Anonymous

    Obama is now counting your taking out the garbage as being “employed”. Under those rules, we’re at 100% employment, and rising. “Figures don’t lie, but liers can figure”.

  • Wittgenstien

    If the labor department predicted a 114,000 jobs taken for the month and last month had a 113,000 jobs added and the employment rate was 8.1 then why does the labor department say the unemployment rate is 7.8% ? Every month that is close to the number of young people entering the workforce. It does not add up!

  • http://twitter.com/truthonlybesaid Karen Marie

    it will closer to stopping the elections based on some contrived thing happening in the Middle East

  • http://www.facebook.com/jon.galt.5454 Jon Galt

    According to Politico, if we question the numbers we are now ‘Truthers.’

    Yes, I am a truther. I like the truth. I do not believe these numbers. I do not believe the liberal media. I do not believe Obama. I know the truth when I see it, and there is very little of it in Washington, DC.

    The truth is the wealthy create the jobs. The poor do not create jobs. The ‘middle class’ do not create jobs. If you raise taxes particularly on the wealthy, fewer jobs will be created, or even worse, more jobs will disappear. Less jobs = fewer taxpayers. Fewer taxpayers = lower tax receipts. Its not rocket science, just the truth.

    Obummer once again doubled down on the $5 trillion tax break that allegedly Mitt Romney has been touting. OK, if this is true, there would be plenty of audio and video of Mitt saying it on the campaign trail, right??? And the lib media would be playing it continuously… so since they are not, it is false. So, Obama LIED AGAIN. I am a TRUTHER!!

  • MarsBarsTru7

    Unemployment really is down to 7.8%. And, the national debt is cut in half. And all the wars have stopped. And global warming is now globally cooling. And the planets have aligned… When Jupiter aligns with Mars… It’s the Age of Aquarius brought on by Obama.

    The price of gasoline in California is not over $4.50 a gallon. Nope. Definitely not. The price of a loaf of bread is not now over $2.50. Nope. Dairies aren’t closing down in California at all and farmers haven’t gone to Sacramento crying… actually crying on video in front of the state legislature. Nope. Not happening. We don’t have the highest youth unemployment since the Great Depression. Nope. Not at all. Our taxes aren’t going up at all, even considering those tricky fees built into the price of education and healthcare and gas. Fees are not taxes! And fees rhymes with trees so they must be good…

    Oh stop it with the negative Nancy doubt and cynical sarcasm everyone! America has nothing to complain about. The Chosen One has solved it all.

    “Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!” … Got your Obamaphone?

  • Einstein lives

    fake poll numbers, and now fake job numbers, what’s new?

  • Elmo Z Fuddpucker

    Having been around accounting types, I’m sure this number is “valid”. How many different accounting treatments that were used to get to this “valid” number should certainly be under question.

    There should be no wiggle room in producing the number. Producing a value that disregards those who have given up, includes those who can’t find anything but a low paying part-time job instead of in their field of expertise, or those who the accounting types rule out because their left thumb has a hangnail is disingenuous at best, and the leavings of a large farm animal in practice.

  • howieII

    Most of us realize the job numbers are not even close to what they actually are. Lies, scams, cooking, spin. Now haven’t we learned to expect this kind of information from this administration?!

  • Anonymous

    WE THE PEOPLE are not ignorant neither are we stupid……..but the Herd Mentality is out there and will believe anything. Does the Herd out-number WE THE PEOPLE? We will know come election day and woe to WE THE PEOPLE if “O” (I can’t even write his name anymore) is re-elected.

  • Anonymous

    WHAT ABOUT THE NOV. – DEC. SUPRISE ….. TELL ME ABOUT THAT.

  • Draxx

    Right now it seems like the Politicians keep digging up dirt on each and/or fabricating false details about the others past. Using Federal Resources to force submission. The Few Honest Ones are going to have their names smeared too. Now, Obummer and his friends are Setting Up Skategoats to take the “fall”, and will starting going “Look they BROKE the Law, not Us so it is their fault the Reports seemed falsified! Punish those those Corporate Swags… Federal Marshalls (New World Gestapo) Drag Them Away!”
    *Note: the New Leftist President WILL Give them a Presidential Pardon, just like Obummer did with Hilary Clinton for breaking Campaign Laws that should have put her in Prison (the Stan Lee Incident).
    Sorry if my subjects are jumbled, I guess that is my daily rant…

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.g.carmack Laura Green Carmack

    I guess I am “truther”, too, and I find it sad that there is so little truth in Washington these days. Obummer is trying to “buy” this election and he will pull out all the stops to do it including cooking the books! The black Panthers will be at the polls again, there will be questionable people voting, the military votes won’t get counted, he will lie, lie, lie about Romney as much as he can and if all else fails, we will have martial law to stop the election from even happening. So, go for the truth and donate to Romney/Ryan and be sure to VOTE! As someone else pointed out, we will have eiher a Christian or a Muslim nation – but we have to act fast to be free and Christian. Pray, pray, pray.

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.g.carmack Laura Green Carmack

    Somebody has been drinkin’ the Kool-aid!

  • greywolfrs

    It’s called sarcasm…

  • greywolfrs

    KEEP OBAMAO IN PRESIDENT!

    Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

  • greywolfrs

    Well, I agree with most of what you are saying, but there is one thing you have wrong. Plenty of “middle class” people start small businesses, which does create jobs.

  • greywolfrs

    More bogus numbers coming out of this administration, just like everything else that comes out of this administration.

  • Anonymous

    If you think the President is the real deal and loves this country you are incorrect.
    Mitt Romney is not a felon, tax cheat, a liar, breaks the law, lousy family man, former drug user, or anti-capitalist. He does own a horse, and is a successful honest business man. He made his own way and gave away his inheritance from his father.
    The other guy grew up in an environment surrounded by Marxists and communists. Don’t let his bilingual accents fool you. The other guy grew up surrounded by haters and radicals who committed crimes against the American rule of law. He doesn’t have a horse.He doesn’t like this country. He is not a loyal friend. I think he is a Trojan Horse and we must vote him out of office on Nov 6th. We need a President who loves our country based on the ideals we can all understand.
    President Obama speaking in New Orleans as a US Senator is exactly who he really is. Look at the video tape and you decide.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1754454486 Paul Anderson

    Paul Anderson No one seems to consider normal turn over. In a strong economy there will be old jobs deleted and new jobs added. The 114000 new jobs probably relates to normal turnover.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vincepaul.13 Vince Paul

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that 113,000 new jobs were added in the government sector (adjusted for seasonality). INCREDIBLE coincidence!

  • Thomas Doyle

    I agree

  • Thomas Doyle

    Totally true

  • Thomas Doyle

    Sorry to say that most americans ARE STUPID That’s why Glenn Beck is HERE NOW…

  • Thomas Doyle

    I REALLY hate to agree with you but I DO

  • http://twitter.com/AGary8 Gary A. Anderson

    The Bureau of Labour statistics are dubious at best. First, those 114K new jobs include government jobs, part-time jobs while excluding those no longer looking for jobs.

  • http://twitter.com/AGary8 Gary A. Anderson

    SADLY, MUCH TRUTH!

  • http://twitter.com/AGary8 Gary A. Anderson

    WELL SAID!

  • http://twitter.com/AGary8 Gary A. Anderson

    TRUE!

  • http://twitter.com/AGary8 Gary A. Anderson

    HAPPILY, HE SEEMS TO BE A CHARISMATIC LIAR!

  • min

    MR?OBAMA IS THE BIGGEST LIAR!AND LAZYEST PRES.WE HAVE EVER HAD——WAKE UP AMERICANS’LETS ALL TAKE OUR GREAT COUNTRY BACK……WE NEED TO DUE THIS FOR THE LOVE OF OUR CHILDREN——–HE AND HIS CRONIES ARE FIRED——I TOTALLY AGREE WITH CLINT EASTWOOD.—–NOV.6______VOTE MITT ROMNEY——–

  • Roberta Scott

    O BUMB CRAP LIES ABOUT NUMBERS AND WHEN I SEE PEOPLE WORKING-LOTS OF JOBS TO BE FOUND I WILL BE A BELIEVER.HE FINDS ANY WAY TO BENEFIT HIMSELF BUT HE IS SO FULL OF LIES HE DOESN’T REMEMBER WHAT HE MOUTHS OFF.MAY THIS ILLEGAL ALIEN GO BACK TO KENYA-NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/GlindaStamper Glinda Stamper

    so since they are not, it is false. So, Obama LIED AGAIN. I am a TRUTHER!!..Ace16.com

  • Anonymous

    DOH! Homey De Clown musta put too many zeros on that number.

    This is really the crux of the situation, OBummer and his allmonkeystration somehow BELIEVE that the US Citizenry is STUPID enough to swallow this gigantic pile of horse manure.

    The problem is, I believe that there are many out there who are actually desperate enough to find ANYTHING good for this Moron & his pack of imbeciles that they will believe it or at least profess to believe it … I guess it amounts to the same thing …

    What’s REALLY disturbing is that I’m going to have all the Left/Liberals I know yammering and gibbering at me about how wrong I was, how I should somehow now believe that OBummer is an absolute genius. AND I’m NOT ALLOWED to pull out a gun and shoot them for their idiocy!!!

    O BUMMER!!!! HELL NO!!! O BUMMER’S GOTTA GO!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    25 of the top economists in the US have said today that basically it’s impossible to happen. I think there’s a rat in the woodpile.

  • Anonymous

    The BLS is a separate company and not affiliated with the US government but is still supposed to be unbiased. It has been reported today that the 2 men who own it are high dollar Obama donators. I would hate to know that these figures are incorrect but were manipulated but it kind of speaks for itself.

  • Glenn Eades

    How much you wanna bet in about a week they admit there was some inadvertent mistake and the unemployment rate is actually 8.2% and the 582,000 new jobs that mysteriously appeared never even existed…?
    They’ve tried pulling this how many times now, manipulating the jobs numbers to make it appear better, and had to retract their bogus numbers and admit the real numbers weren’t as good as they claimed once everyone started questioning their method of coming up with these numbers…
    One thing that has been the most transparent about this administration since they came into power is how corrupt they are and how often they try to see if they can get away with a lie…

  • Anonymous

    A Chicago marxist cook in the Labor Department, under the guidance of Obama’s White House czar, cooked up this number, by neglecting the existence of 12 million unemployed who have run out of their unemployment benefits. The real number is 16% unemployed.

  • Anonymous

    Your reply makes no sense.

  • NWFL Conservative

    These guys cook more books than the Nazi’s did with all their book burnings. What a coincidence, right after Obama gets his ass handed to him in the debate, the jobs report reports a bigger increase in employment than in the last 30 years. I’s sorry, but I don’t believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny or very convenient coincidences. I call BS and so do a lot of other people far smarter than I am about these things. Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney need to put both Obama and Biden’s feet to the fire over this BS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.t.delbuono Mary Theresa Del Buono

    Just another trick or slight of hand for the left…I will be nice…I am glad some found work…my daughter lost her job…long story…still hard on women with kids at work places…not everyone has a 9 to 5 husband that can care for kids on weekends…they wanted her to leave kid in another room & bring her to work…sad…little ones must be supervised…I won’t elaborate…but it is discusting what happens to women who want to work…so she can go to school…& some necessities….my son-in-law in underemployed too…my son keeps loosing jobs for no reason…4 th job in 2 years….

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.t.delbuono Mary Theresa Del Buono

    agreement noted here too…sad…

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.t.delbuono Mary Theresa Del Buono

    i know how you feel…so fustrated…none of my friends will listen…so I guess they are not friends…

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.t.delbuono Mary Theresa Del Buono

    Or they hire you for a few weeks so they don’t have to put you on the med. papers from O’s wacky insurance…that intrudes on our privacy…

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.t.delbuono Mary Theresa Del Buono

    one word…discusting…

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.t.delbuono Mary Theresa Del Buono

    aliens in the white house…and not from outer space…

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.t.delbuono Mary Theresa Del Buono

    yes…why? is there more of the stuff going on…evil is about ….

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.t.delbuono Mary Theresa Del Buono

    yes … but they only hire 2/50 people…it is a big time struggle in good times for them…but if more big companies use little ones to supply the big ones we keep money moving and sharing the work…moving the monoply around to little companies…I know sounds dumb…but I worked for very smallcompany…boss had to sell a long time ago so her daughter could go to college so her partimers 3 or 4 (depending on orders) lost our job…

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.t.delbuono Mary Theresa Del Buono

    most are probably part time…37 1/2 hours no benefits…or less…
    or government generated…and pulling money out of job…people are let go…
    my sister lost her job after 27 years…near retirement…
    so sorry I get so burned up…trying to be good…

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.t.delbuono Mary Theresa Del Buono

    or some died…uggggg…or some took a trip and never came back….I know marose thoughts…

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.t.delbuono Mary Theresa Del Buono

    gas in California went up again today…not sure but 4.39 … don’t quote me…but something like that… 17cent raise today…

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.t.delbuono Mary Theresa Del Buono

    yep…sarcasm…but I will grump about it anyway…president of garages….no garbage … so sorry… it’s little late…

  • Anonymous

    Obama’s approval 49.7% as of today. MOST people have never heard of Solyndra, many have never heard of Fast & Furious, almost none have heard of the $4.8 BILLION race based giveaway that the USDA has been doing since ObaMAO took office. In fairness the first HUGE settlement for black farmers came under Clinton, the second under ObaMAO along with the one for Native Americans & now Hispanic & women farmers. There are SO MANY SCANDALS, so much CORRUPTION under this administration that I could write pages.
    America watched as Obama & his administration APOLOGIZED to mu slim TER RORISTS for “offending” them AFTER they slau ghtered our Ambassador & 3 other Americans. They heard him LIE & LIE & LIE, do they know Ambassador Steven’s asked for more security WEEKS before he was mur dered, do they care that their president turned his back, refused to order more security & therefore is complicit in Steven’s de ath? Can you even imagine the fallout if this had happened under Bush?
    When you own the media you own the people. Our media & Hollywood have been spewing Communist, Marxist & Socialist PROPAGANDA for 50 years & it has finally paid off.
    49.7% approval for a RAC IST, HA TE FILLED, CORRUPT, ANTI AMERICAN, ANTI CHRISTIAN, PRO mu slim, PRO GAY, wannabe MARXIST DICTATOR. I do not even recognize this country anymore.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.t.delbuono Mary Theresa Del Buono

    people working at election ??? maybe I am thinking out loud…or in print…oh my…election workers at the various election oh what do you call where there are people at the store fronts…I must be tired…so sorry…not the volunteers some get paid…
    not poll workers…

  • Anonymous

    The stock market continues to climb.
    The unemployment is below 8%.
    It is inevitable that a little shit pump like glenn is going to begin the lies and conspiracies!!!
    It would be so peaceful if he followed the path of Romney’s great grandparents and head off to Mexico to further his new religion’s traditional laws!!!

  • Flyrodroger

    Thats what happrns when you put a chicago thug in the white house.Wake up America.

  • Guest

    The economists are saying the stock market is oversold. So, if you want to take a real measure, see if gold goes any higher if PBO wins. That will be your indicator.

  • MarsBarsTru7

    It was sarcasm. I do not support the thieves in charge of this country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-B-Spafford/1071627571 Steven B Spafford

    I predicted this woud happen 6 months ago, I’ll also predict the next report due out 4 days before the election will show a further drop and that gas prices will be lower as well. This MORON will due anyrthing he can get another 4 yrs to finish us for good. Hopefully enough Americans will wake up to prevent that from happening.

  • MarsBarsTru7

    Nope. I live in an area that has the cheapest prices in the state. If you can find a gas station selling gasoline for less than $4.50/g you’ve found a miracle.

    Just this evening all the gas stations across the state raised their prices. It’s now $4.65/g on average. Many local “ma and pa” gas stations have had to close because they can’t sell gasoline below cost and no one will buy gas at break even prices from them.

    Obama/Democrats is/are not just killing “jobs”. He’s/they’re killing the economy altogether.

  • Anonymous

    I have 3 part time jobs and still was short on rent. I got a .15 raise after 2 yrs., yet gas has doubled in price. I have a computer degree, but can’t even get an interview for a low paying admin. Job. What frosts me most is seeing my nonworking (but able-bodied) neighbors happy as clams carrying their cases of beer into their paid-for apartments (paid for by my 3 jobs)!
    Last week I had to work next to an Obamaphone booth where I watched people filling out their forms for free phones and services. 10 ft. away I worked my 3rd job to be able to pay for THEIR phones and my own $70 phone bill!

  • MarsBarsTru7

    I can’t say I agree with the inevitability prediction, but I do agree with the sentiments and I love the avatar.

  • Anonymous

    Try in excess of $5.00 per gallon now. I paid $4.29 last weekend, glad I filled up for that price. :(

  • greywolfrs

    Hey, it’s sticky chin the coward. So, again the facts are not in your favor, so you just bluster about nothing. I think you should go to Mexico and take Matt Driscoll with you. Douche bag.

  • greywolfrs

    Actually, I have to disagree. Those people have seen what has been happening and are not buying what the 6:30 “news” is shoveling. Unfortunately for Obamao, he woke the sleeping giant. Those soccer moms and dads have had 4 years of bad news and they are not that dumb. They will find out more. They know the alphabet soup of “news” broadcasts have been lying to them. The Tea Party movement is proof of that.

    Maybe 6 years ago, I would have agreed, wholeheartedly.

  • Anonymous

    The “Spin Doctors” were burning the midnight oil. The next morning they were saying that Romney was spouting lie after lie. They say the reason Obama didn’t call him out on them is because he didn’t want to come on looking like “An Angry Black Man”. Others say that he had only arrived in Denver that afternoon and didn’t get a chance to adjust to the mile high atmosphere. Anyone who believes that will, most likely, buy a bridge in New York. The debate was just another dog and pony show. I didn’t hear a single hardball question asked of either of them. I don’t care who supposedly won the debate, because, in my opinion, the American People lost. I would like to see the Media pitch them some real hardball questions instead of the cream puffs they were throwing.

  • Anonymous

    Again the spin doctors are working overtime. I have been constantly hearing and reading that the 8% is made up of those who are still actively looking for jobs. When you add the ones that have given up, it is closer to 26%.

  • Anonymous

    Lower unemployment figures the Oct. surprise? Maybe. What was the figure B.O. said he would have it after passing the stimulus? 6%? I forget. And here some people were hoping his Oct. surprise would have something to do with Hillary. Like her replacing Biden as VP. Or stepping into the presidency if B.O. resigns. But she would have to be the VP first. However, with what has happened in Libya and the info coming out that the State Dept. did not beef up security where and when it was asked, she is probably something of a persona non grata. Don’t hear much news about her lately, do you?

  • Anonymous

    Those Soccer Moms and Dads don’t even know how many branches there are in government, they couldn’t tell you how many senators there are or how far the earth is from the sun.

    The vast majority of the American people are dumb as rocks, why else would a people let their choices be Romney and Obama in the first place.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks. And it is depressing but I think that tipping point we all talk about has been reached.

  • Anonymous

    It sucks bad on so many levels. And even if a Rand Paul were to run the media and the republicans would join together calling him an extremist so he will not win the primary only to have the person that does win be called an extremist by the media anyway no matter how milk toast he is.

  • Anonymous

    Problem is the Republicans lie just as much as democrats. They talk a good game sometimes but in the end they spend just as much if not more and then cut taxes to not pay for it.

    I will vote for Gary Johnson this time around, and don’t worry I’m in Massachusetts so you don’t have to worry about my vote effecting the election

  • PatriotBob

    Every word out of his mouth….I find sickening!

  • SoThere

    Fewer jobs+increase in people who have stopped looking= lower unemployment rate.
    What has been reported are the U2 numbers, If you don’t know what the U2 and U6 numbers are then you’re ignorant of how things work. The real unemployment numbers as reported in the U6 figures has not changed. It’s still at 15 %.
    Stay stupid and brainwashed.
    OBTW, if the SCOTUS can be gotten to by Obama then the Labor Secretary is a minor challenge.

    The Economy is growing at 1.3 %. there’s no recovery just Obama hacks lying through their teeth. Obama loses the debate on Wednesday and all of a sudden the employment goes down by more than any month in 39 YEARS.

    Strtlk is a vulgar idiot who has an unhealthy fixation on Glenn Beck and is drinking the Obama Kool Aid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1666698799 Donna Fiduccia

    Yes…let’s take it back on Nov. 6th…..Vote Romney-Ryan

  • Anonymous

    Hey Mary, be encouraged! If a drowning man can’t see to find the life preserver, you don’t write him off, you try harder before he dies. Find new ways to keep reaching out to them. They will curse you, mock you, and talk among them selves about you. Keep showing genuine love and ask questions that lead lead them to talk more and try to explain all the wonders of their beloved ‘god’ obama and the gospel of ‘free stuff while we hate the EVIL rich’ Eventually most people come to the end of that idiot parade and see that there is nothing but emptiness and hatred (hunger and a bankrupt soul, too) Then you are still there, being a true friend who never turned on them and hated them. It is the hard road to walk, but a good one and in the end much worth the effort. God Bless. And keep your joy, I read the back of the book, WE WIN!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rich.staley1 Rich Staley

    100% YES….we need to dump this commy, muslim,non-American president we so stupidly elected to office. Wake up America. I said “WE” I mean them…..I voted for John.

  • new2la

    Listened to the scourge of the Friday night comed shows, our friend and constant source of laughs, Bill Maher and as usual, Believes what the so-called media reports. Let them! The entire dumocrax party should be put on suicide alert come Nov. 7!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1334883866 John Scurich

    So let’s see if we have this straight. 114,000 new jobs are created by yet the experts say 250,000 enterered the workforce. That means we had a job “deficit” of 36,000, which in turn would (or should) increase the number of people unemployed, thus the increase the unemployment rate. So, how could the unemployment rate drop???

  • Anonymous

    I am curious, would you mind providing some more detail on what you mean when you say if Obama wins we will be an “Islam nation run by Sharia law”? How will that work? It seems almost certain that the GOP will keep control of the House Of Representatives, so I imagine it would be difficult for Obama to get anything passed that would change our laws to Sharia law. How will it happen? Can you spell it out for us please? Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003764948125 Coret OtheCountry

    In my opinion, Obama is the biggest liar I have ever seen, (other than my ex-spouse, another pathological liar.) Thus, I am absolutely certain the jobs numbers are lied about/faked/skewed to try to gain Obama back a little support after that epic debate. It was ‘perfect’ to watch that evil man get his comeuppance from a man of God- a true Christian who practices his faith, rather than our being fed lied by a man who LIES about his faith. Obama’s Christianity is a lie. He is a Muslim, from his own words, out of his own mouth. When I watched the film clip with his saying he is a Muslim, I knew he never converted to Christianity, like he lied and said he did. That was another lie ONLY told to generate votes. For their administration to give terrorists the legal files on terrorist activities, and refuse to provide them to our own CONGRESS tells me A LOT about his loyalties. I am voting for Romney, if they don’t murder him before Election Day, or declare Martial law to stop the election. I am praying for Governor Romney’s safety and election win. While I know that some of you are not Christian, I can only speak from my OWN heart, which IS Christian.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003764948125 Coret OtheCountry

    Um, I did NOT vote him into office. I refuse to take responsibility for that grave error!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003764948125 Coret OtheCountry

    HEHE. Oh, thou hast not been watching, EHatt, hast thou? hehe. There are already Judges that sit in our Land that ARE already recognizing Sharia Law over American law, in cases pertaining to legal and illegal immigrants who are Islamists. How many times has Obama bypassed the entire Congress already? What makes you think he will NOT do it again? If re-elected, what makes you think he will not send word out to all the progressive judges of our land to dictate that Sharia Law MUST be followed? Besides, once precedence is set in a case, it is always there to be used as historical markers for following cases. It is not NEARLY as difficult as you would think to create Sharia Law here. Educate a few hundred Muslim Judges, put them into place, and watch it happen. Besides, Obama is sending Billions in $$ of OUR tax payments we have made to OUR country straight to Egypt. Just WHAT is he buying with OUR money? WHY did his administration give the TERRORISTS the government files pertaining to legal cases against them, but refusing to give them to our OWN Congress? And you dont smell fish? Puleeze, EHatt, wake up, you’re still dreaming…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003764948125 Coret OtheCountry

    Sadly. Love them, anyway, so they know you have a good heart, and they will eventually see the error of their ways. When they need a ‘good heart’ in their lives, they will turn to you. My beautiful daughter hasn’t really heard much of what I have said, either. She claims she is progressive, but is fresh out of college, just a few years back, so I KNOW it will take time for her to heal from that experience. Give them time, and stand your ground with love in your heart. They will see… But do not be afraid to give them the truth.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003764948125 Coret OtheCountry

    -Oh, and that Obama mayvbe had the ‘flu’, or something… hahahaha!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003764948125 Coret OtheCountry

    I’m a ‘truther’ too, since I love the truth. If I am not a ‘truther’, then, to be the opposite, I would have to be a ‘liar’, since a lie is the opposite of the truth. I’m Proud to be a TRUTH-ER! .(vs a li-ar) – bad will be called good and good will be called bad, right? Lies are the biggest evil in our Nation. Those who tell lies create evil. If EVERYONE in America only told the truth, even to themselves, there would be very little crime, very little evil, and very good people and a very good economy, since it is LARGELY GOVERNMENT that has destroyed our National economy. They have spent literally $trillions of our money that WE worked for and they stole through taxation, to countries not ours, in horrific ways and for horrific reasons, which, BTW, we have graciously stood by and not put a stop to, although we could have, according to our Constitution, since we believed in paying taxes, we were giving it to support OUR OWN nation, state, and local governments. This created the deficit, NOT the lack of taxes we pay, and so we must, according to Obama, need higher taxes. They lied to us. (evildoers) Right down through Congress. (Think Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi-types) We need an HONEST government. We The People also need the right to vote on EVERY overseas dollar that is spent from our taxes, BEFORE it is promised or spent. Personally, for instance, I dont want to give my taxes to opium farmers, unless their harvest is SOLELY used for pain med pharmaceuticals for our hospitals, the full harvest to ONLY be sold back to USA pharmaceutical companies. 100% ROI. Nor do I want my tax dollars going to terrorist orginizations, especially not to bring about the World Calliphate for Islam. I personally believe that is EXACTLY what Obama is in our POTUS seat to achieve. – However, I am still not clear on what the Russian/Obama -maybe Communist connection is. Not enough info on that yet. There is a connection, though, with communism. Perhaps they feel there has to be a Communist state here in America before they can shove us into the Calliphate. Speculation at this point…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003764948125 Coret OtheCountry

    maybe that is why Obama is sending billions of our tax dollars to Egypt. Again, what is he BUYING with that money we gave them?

  • peanut

    Check out what he and Hillary are doing at the UN !! Global government and they want to go for it

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003764948125 Coret OtheCountry

    righteous anger is a good thing. Even Jesus used it in the temple of thieves and moneychangers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003764948125 Coret OtheCountry

    WOW! You can get a loaf of good bread for $2.50? Send ME some! I am paying, for a good brand, around $4.50!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003764948125 Coret OtheCountry

    Honey, it was a satirical post. Re-read, please.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.patterson.5055 Mary Patterson

    This unemployment number just doe not stack up. Can’t anyone get to the bottom of these lies by this administration?

  • new2la

    We are all going to help you to change how things are run….we are going to replace who and what is ailing Washington DC in November. We will all have a part in saving and getting our country back. Those on the free bus to nowhere? This is your first warning; Prepare to work or starve!

    PS…….come Springtime, our sidewalks will sparkle!

  • jessi kyann

    unhappily, i would say. are you trying to find something good about this traitor to our country. he needs to be hunted down with a drone.

  • jessi kyann

    he,s helping out his fellow muslims. him a christian? come on people. get out of your delusional state. i think he,s a waanabe for the title of “the antichrist”.

  • jessi kyann

    go to walmart, ok? or the food pantry, man. the pantry gives away bread that costs $4.50. good,wholesome bread.

  • jessi kyann

    he’s a wanabee for the title of “the antichrist”. president of usa good on his resume.

  • jessi kyann

    that is right. do the wise outnumber the stupid? that will determine who wins.

  • jessi kyann

    glenn beck is here to educate the masses. get it?

  • jessi kyann

    i.m sorry to hear that. i hope your situation improves for the better.

  • Betty

    Mary……You can’t fix STUPID

  • Betty

    I’m just praying there will be an election. He has everything in place to declare Marshall law.

  • http://www.facebook.com/elfie.marshall.3 Elfie Marshall

    I question this new job figure. Why? Companies hire additional part-time temporary people to cover the christmas/holiday traffic. Those jobs should not be counted because those people will be out of job again in February or sooner. Also compnies operate with a yearly budget, (total sum of money allocated with definite limits) and are on their last quarter with very little money left to hire a full time person. Food for thought

  • new2la

    Soros at work again, Manipulation is his game. Good, we’ll all make some money, with the final prize at the end; getting our country back and away from the vermin.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Naomi-Blue/100000031805389 Naomi Blue

    I’m the first to admit my ignorance on this subject, but I just voiced to someone that I was so confused since it appears everyone I know around me are experiencing loss of jobs or knows someone who is, yet the unemployment rate has gone down to the lowest in 4 years. That someone explained to me that they count the number of people drawing unemployment ins. for the unemployment rate, but that many people are still unemployed long after they ran out of unemployment insurance …so those people don’t get counted. I wonder if that has anything to do with anything?

  • http://twitter.com/tigerfire25 Dominic

    Spell it out? Sure, EXECUTIVE ORDER. He’s very good at those.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely. It amazes me that he thinks that this could be a winner for him. It all hinges on Obama’s assumption that his supporters are idiots, but it further exposes his weakness on the economy. Look at his facial expressions when Romney told him that he had been in business for 25 years and he had “no idea what you are talking about.”

    Obama knew at that moment that there was simply no way that he can compete with Romney on that point. Yet, what is the one thing that he does immediately after realizing that he lost big time? He releases faked numbers, no doubt with the intent to claim that the Labor Department is not under his control and that this is a true vindication of his policies.

    There is no hypocrisy where the end justifies the means, but eventually, no matter how much you think you have the media in your pocket, they will not back him up if he taunts even THEM. Human nature will begin to rear its ugly head. Asking them to admit they are fools is just too much and that is exactly what he is doing here.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for proving my point.
    glenn beck and his cult love to spread bull shit lies and conspiracy theories whenever the facts do no help their ignorant causes.
    Well done!!!

  • Steve Armstrong

    Well said.
    However, I do not believe Islam will rule the world as they hope. Eventually it will be socialism/communism that wins the day…even though we know historically it(communism) does not work. Obama is, in my opinion, more communistic that islamic. The coming war will settle the islamic debate. Sadly that means many will die. Afterwards, you can expect the world government folks to step it up and decide they know whats best for everyone. And of course, the world government types believe strongly in marxism/socialism/communism. Or, in words that are easier to manipulate the meaning of…redistribution of wealth believers. You know, a term that can be used to make wealthy people look evil, and poor people feel like victims that should hate the wealthy. Even the catholic pope(s) are, and have been, pressing for a more communistic government. Do some background study on the last several popes, all of them strongly support the UN and believe it should have MORE authority over the worlds affairs. So, when you have the most powerful religious organization in the world cheering for the same agenda as communists, you can count on it gaining some headway. (This is not meant to offend catholics, please don’t take it that way, it is just the facts)
    Eventually the green flag of islam will drop, so the red flag of communism can rise(again). This time in a more powerful way, just as old Karl had hoped. Also, this time with the backing of the white flag of catholicism. Hopefully we will retain our black flag of capitalism & abandon the UN and it’s schemes for world domination as set forth by the One Worlders.

    I hope & pray we, the US, will leave the UN & even go so far as to tell them to hit the bricks & don’t come back!

  • SoThere

    Strtlk likes to spread his hate and put on to display his sickness for another man. He also has a problem with little children.

    Fewer jobs+increase in people who have stopped looking= lower unemployment rate.
    What has been reported are the U2 numbers, If you don’t know what the U2 and U6 numbers are then you’re ignorant of how things work. The real unemployment numbers as reported in the U6 figures has not changed. It’s still at 15 %.
    Stay stupid and brainwashed.
    OBTW, if the SCOTUS can be gotten to by Obama then the Labor Secretary is a minor challenge.The Economy is growing at 1.3 %. there’s no recovery just Obama hacks lying through their teeth. Obama loses the debate on Wednesday and all of a sudden the employment goes down by more than any month in 39 YEARS.Strtlk is a vulgar idiot who has an unhealthy fixation on Glenn Beck and is drinking the Obama Kool Aid.
    These are facts, not a hatemongers nonsense.

  • new2la

    The character/person we know as Obama, is made up by the American hating elite. There is a power out there wanting our demise and they have placed many, In certain strategic positions for many years. If you think in those terms, you start realizing the magnitude of the deceit. That’s the scary part.
    But, Have and keep the Faith. We know Who really runs the show and He is displeased.

  • new2la

    Bjv…..Monday morning FOX and Friends: Did the Obama administration accept donations from foreign entities? If so, That’s illegal and if it can be proven he’s in big trouble. Can anyone donate online without identification?

  • Anonymous

    ANNOUNCEMENT IN HEADLINES. revision, see page A28. Its a scam.

  • SoThere

    No.

  • new2la

    Can John Smith, Living in Dubai, Donate to an American candidate?
    He donates $199.99 per day, Not having to list residence because it’s less than $200.00. Let’s just say there are countless Jane Doe as well, all doing the same thing. Can they be traced?

    Hello……can anyone answer this question?

  • greywolfrs

    Yeah, one would need to add the people who took part-time work also. The numbers, by most independent companies are saying 15 – 23 percent, depending on which one you go to.

  • greywolfrs

    I am simply saying that there are not as many of those stupid people as there were 4 years ago. Of course there are plenty of stupid people in this country. Obamao got elected, case in point. I was simply saying there are not as many now. They probably do not know the three branches of government or how many senators there are, but they do know how much less money they have. They do know how much more it is costing them to go to the store or gas station. They can see how many people don’t have jobs. (everyone knows someone that is out of work) So, they may not know a lot about the way our government functions, but they can see those simple things, let’s just hope they vote accordingly.

  • new2la

    The question should be, will evil trump the righteous? Will the liars get their way? We already know they will get their due at judgement.

  • Steve Grossman

    D. Limbaugh was right when he said; If you tell the truth you lose your job, face jail time and have your good name smeared. If you lie, you get promoted. (or words to that affect). And we all know everyone of these worthless, clueless morons have been promoted to their level of incompetence.

  • SoThere

    Yes and no. First, candidates cannot accept foreign donations. If John Doe is a citizen living in Dubai he can donate to a candidate. “An individual may give a maximum of:

    $2,500 per election to a Federal candidate”.

    http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/citizens.shtml

    Remember that Hillary clinton took millions of dollars from supposedly individual Chinese bundled by Norman Hsu and when the donations were discovered and exposed (their addresses couldn’t be verified) the money had to be given back to the contributors. Well…when you don’t know who sent it to you, how do you give it back? Norman Hsu was arrested, Hillary got off unscathed (at the time Hillary was the “Chosen one” by the liberal MSM).

    Read this article if you’re interested.

    http://beforeitsnews.com/libertarian/2012/10/obama-steals-a-page-from-hillary-clintons-fundraising-manual-but-this-time-the-cash-is-coming-from-the-middle-east-not-chinese-donors-2457970.html

  • new2la

    So, they get around the amount of money by having fund raisers @ any given amount per plate, which would exceed the $2,500.00 amt.
    How did the Clinton’s give back $ they didn’t know where it came from? We all know something fishy is going on but we don’t know the bait used. Interesting.

    SoThere…thanks for getting back to me.

  • Anonymous

    Guess it depends, new21a. Heard that IF the donations were really small, it makes them harder to trace. Small=$5 or less. If a LARGE number of small donations were made, maybe they would ”sneak” in. But as, SoThere said in his reply, foreign donations can’t be accepted. (Rules/laws never stopped B.O. before, did they?)

  • Anonymous

    Are you speaking for yourself?

  • Anonymous

    Your comment makes no sense.

  • Anonymous

    No, I do not get it. Don’t understand your post.

  • Anonymous

    Well, try reading it again, then again, until it makes sense to you.

  • Guest

    And your evidence to refute the claim was what?

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for showing you tunnel vision form of facts.
    Fact: The SC is controlled by Conservatives, including their leader to likes to give the President lip service during the SOTU and give his friends the right to buy elections.
    Fact: The unemployment rate went down.
    Fact: The stock market is still climbing.

    These aren’t “nonsense” they are facts to everyone who isn’t a blind glenn beck cult member.

  • Anonymous

    Looky, looky…
    The sldtsr or his whore wife found a way to suck me into replying to him.
    That will end now.
    These are definitely the final string of bigoted comments I will reply to.

  • Guest

    So, you don’t have any evidence to cite, right?

  • Guest

    But only if you limit the data on which you are referring. Isn’t that sort of like describing the world while looking through a porthole?

  • SoThere

    Fact, even the Liberals aren’t buying the U2 numbers. CNBC a business network owned by NBC says they are made up numbers to help Obama win reelection. The U6 unemployment numbers didn’t change. The U6 numbers include everyone who is unemployed, underemployed and stopped looking.

    You’re too stupid to know the facts, you only spew your ignorance and vulgar hate. You’re a typical Liberal Progressive who don’t know sh*t.

    It is the real unemployment figures in this country and only Obama Cultists believe these fake numbers. That’s you strtlk, isn’t it?
    LMAO

  • VindicatorX

    Right. Your idiot lies and your fragile ego won’t allow you to stay away for long.

    Pathetic creature that you are, you can’t stop lying or making an ass of yourself.

  • VindicatorX

    Fact: The unemployment rate went down – if you believe that there is a bridge in New York for sale and you would look good jumping off it.

    Fact: The stock market is still climbing; at a pathetically slow rate. At the current rate we will zoom past the EU in collapsing economies.

    There’s the facts. You always spew the most patently absurd nonsense and this time you have stayed true to form.

    You don’t know what you are talking about, and neither do the people who are feeding you those, “facts”.

    That’s the facts, Jack!

  • Thomas Doyle

    this is in VEGAS