What the media doesn’t tell you about Obama’s unemployment record

By now, 84.3% of people know I’m a statistics geek.  Since you’re probably not a loser like me and don’t enjoy pouring through the minutia of numbers and lines on fancy charts, we now have an easily shareable, digestable, and understandable way to absorb the stats that will help you defeat your annoying friends in arguments.

Enter my new series on GBTV: Stutistics.  

The first episode of Stutistics debuted on GBTV last night.  I highlighted the truth behind Obama’s unemployment numbers.

You probably know that according to Obama’s own numbers, unemployment should have NEVER gone above 8% with the passage of the stimulus. 

But, there’s a more important point that conservatives should be making–find out about it in less than 3 minutes.  Watch the video here, and then watch it again. And then make your friends watch it until they get it. It’s okay to make people do things against their will, if those things are making people watch Stutistics. It’s universal law 

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  • Anonymous

    The media has an un-natural love afair with and is in bed with Chairman “O” they will continue to drink the koolaid and spout the party line…. they will tell us of the wonders that the Chairman has wrought they will tell us that unemployment has gone down to the lowest in 10 years and we should continue to “move forward” rather than listen to the Republicans or right wing media…… some how some way the light will be let out upon the lies and deceit I hope it will be enough for many voters have a short memory….

  • new2la

    You don’t need to have a PHD to know we’re being fudged by the media.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/J6ER45EBCAHB6UAEPHVL4FBVHU Joe

    Stu, I’m sorry, but I was not impressed with you information. You made statements referencing where unemployment should be but you never offered us any support or basis for how you got to your numbers.  I wish someone would provide authoritative numbers (with backup)  for the real unemployment, including people that have dropped out of the system, those that started their own business, those that are under-employed. The unemployment percentage, not including the underemployed, should be the real number.

  • Anonymous

    Obama did say it would be a one term presidency but he didn’t say how long that term would be: The Plan, The Whole Plan, and Nothing But The Plan

  • Anonymous

    OBAMA THE JAG-OFF

  • Anonymous

    Hi Joe!  Yes, I agree with you, we should be privy to the REAL Unemployment numbers.  But I read that this administration’s NEW way of figuring Unemployment involves telling the various States that if they want to have Federal money for Unemployment (bringing benefits to 99 weeks) then they need to prove that their own state Unemployment has increased 10 per cent over last year’s rate.  And of course they have to use the Federal government’s voodoo (which neglects to count people who have run out their benefits, people who are underemployed or part-time workers still desiring full-time work, etc.).  Since they most likely won’t be able to do that, suddenly a whole lot MORE people will be off the Unemployment rolls, making Obama look even better.

    Wonder how Obama is going to gloss over Hewlett-Packard’s laying off of 47,000 workers?

  • Anonymous

    I have heard several times these past few weeks that with all the considerations you have written about as well as the 22 million they removed from the unemployment figures and moved them to disability numbers, the real unemployment stands at 22.3%.

    Several economists have told us it takes putting 250,000 back to work to lower the number .1 per cent. But just a few short weeks ago, they were touting 110,000 just found jobs, and it went from 8.2 down to 8.1 percent.
    I have no doubt we are being fed fake figures.

    For instance, when Obama denied those on Social Security their yearly cost of living raise, he told us, it was due to no inflation, bt he had ledt out the two most important components, food and fuel. Again, it makes the argument we are being fed false figures.

  • Anonymous

    The more the left tells me one thing and those from Gollywood tell me one thing, the harder I run in the opposite direction.
    The harder the media tries to convince me, the more surer I am, they are lying.

    The media, years ago, was our checks and balances for the truth. I remember how hard good investigative reporters worked to find the truth.
    Now it is them vs, Joe American. They want to do the thinking for us, they want to project their thoughts, opinion, beliefs or non beliefs upon us.
    The more someone wants me to conform, the faster I run away.

  • Anonymous

    Stats are jsut that, stats. Anyone can twist them and make them do what they want. I like real numbers personally. How many people live in America? How many people are 18 and older? How many of this group have jobs? Let’s even break this up into age groups… that way we can adjust for college students. The bottom line, yes we are fed bad stats.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Judy-Mahaffey/1088521191 Judy Mahaffey

    All of Obama’s job experience tells a lot.
    “You want nuts and sprinkles on your ice cream?”

  • http://www.facebook.com/drbrucemac Bruce McKinnon

    The information you are looking for is located at:
    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t15.htm

    The “real” unemployment rate for April 2012 is 15.5%, which is an increase over March when the “real” rate was 14.8%.  Jobs Recovery??

  • http://www.facebook.com/drbrucemac Bruce McKinnon

    You should let people know that the information on the “real” unemployment rate is located at:
    http://www.bls.gov/news.releas…The “real” unemployment rate for April 2012 is 14.1%, which is a slight decrease over March when the “real” rate was 14.8%.  Jobs Recovery??

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Spencer-Heisel/100000037121619 Spencer Heisel

    “But I read that this administration’s NEW way of figuring Unemployment
    involves telling the various States that if they want to have Federal
    money for Unemployment (bringing benefits to 99 weeks)”

     And I read that Bush was a literal chimp with a insane urge to make rape legal. You wanna provide where you got that information?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5XBGV75TLETY3Y62TK7GJKZCSQ Richard

    I work with people that voted for OBama, theres nothing more frustrating than a person who sits there and argues  that hes not making enough money to pay his or her bills but still supports this democratic party even after you show that facts its like their brainwashed.  I didnt really like Bush but the first six years unemployment statistics are looking not so bad.

  • Anonymous

    Out for a long walk in a big white room?

  • Anonymous

    Spencer, you are such a clown!!!!  Tell me where you read your “facts” about GWB!!!!!  I have a feeling that NO MATTER how many sources others would site, you would still be a Prez B*TT-sniffer!!!!!

    You obviously are a really savvy guy . . . get on the internet and look it up for yourself if you even care! 

  • Craig

    Golly are we stupid or what, collectively on the average I mean, obviously some of us knew this was going to happen in 2008.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z46GLSKSKPZCB6JPX7KXLX26HY RussH

    That’s an insult to icecream vendors.  They have far superior business skills than O.  LOL

  • Anonymous

    You need to remember that the last 2 years of Bush’s term is when things went South – Congress was in the hands of the Dems!

  • http://goo.gl/SUQxK Right Fielder

    Obama is building a voting block; the unemployed. They’re dependent upon Obama’s programs for survival. Most of them will vote for him, for fear of losing their home or food on the table.

    Whether the strategy will work is of course yet to be seen. We’ll know by the middle of November.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EUV565LLXRMFISYIXFTTRQWIPU kurt

    Note that, if the government did nothing, we would return to normal at the same time, but without the deficit.  Obama did nothing good for us but run up the tab beyond recovery and increase real unemployment.  It was the same in the Great Depression.  The rest of the world had a 2 year depression and recovered, but FDR kept the depression going until his death.  WW-II did not get us out of the depression.  It ended after WW-II.  It ended after FDR and most of his socialist programs died.

    Now we can watch Europe crash from their socialist programs knowing that is what is coming for us too.  But this time it will be much worse.  We are much less prepared and much more dependent.

  • http://twitter.com/LarryFarrell LarryFarrell

    I keep hearing about how the  stimulus added jobs from the left.  4,000,000 jobs since BO took office.  Well that is nice.  It works out to an average of 100,000 per month.  I have always heard that the economy needs to add 200,000 jobs per month in order keep employment where it is.  Doesn’t that mean that since BO took office we have fell 4,000,000 jobs SHORT of where we should be?

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.giles3 Linda Giles

    I knew they had both lost their law license, but I didn’t know why until I read this.

    This is legit. I check it out at https://www.iardc.org Stands for Illinois Attorney Registration And Disciplinary Committee. It’s the official arm of lawyer discipline in Illinois; and they are very strict and mean as hell. (Talk about irony.) Even I, at the advanced age of almost 65, maintain (at the cost of approximately $600/year) my law license that I worked so hard and long to earn.
    Big surprise.

    Former Constitutional Law Lecturer and U.S. President Makes Up Constitutional Quotes During State Of The Union (SOTU) Address.

    Consider this:1. President Barack Obama, former editor of the Harvard Law Review, is no longer a “lawyer”. He surrendered his license back in 2008 in order to escape charges he lied on his bar application. A “Voluntary Surrender” is not something where you decide “Gee, a license is not really something I need anymore, is it?” and forget to renew your license. No, a “Voluntary Surrender” is something you do when you’ve been accused of something, and you ‘voluntarily surrender” your license five seconds before the state suspends you.

    2 Michelle Obama “voluntarily surrendered” her law license in 1993. after a Federal Judge gave her the choice between surrendering her license or standing trial for Insurance fraud!

    3. So, we have the first black President and First Lady – who don’t actually have licenses to practice law. Facts.
    Source: http://jdlong.wordpress.com/2009/05/15/pres-barack-obama-editor-of-the-Harvard-law-review-has-no-law-license/

    4. A senior lecturer is one thing, a fully ranked law professor is another. Barack Obama was NOT a Constitutional Law Professor at the University of Chicago.

    5. The University of Chicago released a statement in March 2008 saying Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) “served as a professor” in the law school-but that is a title Obama, who taught courses there part-time, never held, a spokesman for the school confirmed in 2008.

    6. “He did not hold the title of Professor of Law,” said Marsha Ferziger Nagorsky, an Assistant Dean for Communications and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago School of Law.

    Source: http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/03/sweet_obama_did_hold_the_title.html ;

    7. The former Constitutional Senior Lecturer (Obama) cited the U.S. Constitution the other night during his State of the Union Address. Unfortunately, the quote he cited was from the Declaration of Independence … not the Constitution

    8. The B-Cast posted the video: http://www.breitbart.tv/did-obama-confuse-the-constitution-with-the-declaration-of-independence/

    9. Free Republic: In the State of the Union Address, President Obama said: “We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in our Constitution: the notion that we are all created equal.

    10. Um, wrong citing, wrong founding document there Champ, I mean Mr. President. By the way, the promises are not a notion, our founders named them unalienable rights. The document is our Declaration of Independence and it reads:

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    11. And this is the same guy who lectured the Supreme Court moments later in the same speech?

    When you are a phony it’s hard to keep facts straight.

    Keep this moving — educate others.

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.giles3 Linda Giles

    1. President Barack Obama, former editor of the Harvard Law Review, is no longer a “lawyer”. He surrendered his license back in 2008 in order to escape charges he lied on his bar application. A “Voluntary Surrender” is not something where you decide “Gee, a license is not really something I need anymore, is it?” and forget to renew your license. No, a “Voluntary Surrender” is something you do when you’ve been accused of something, and you ‘voluntarily surrender” your license five seconds before the state suspends you.

    2 Michelle Obama “voluntarily surrendered” her law license in 1993. after a Federal Judge gave her the choice between surrendering her license or standing trial for Insurance fraud!
    3. So, we have the first black President and First Lady – who don’t actually have licenses to practice law. Facts.
    Source: http://jdlong.wordpress.com/2009/05/15/pres-barack-obama-editor-of-the-Harvard-law-review-has-no-law-license/

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.giles3 Linda Giles

    The University of Chicago released a statement in March 2008 saying Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) “served as a professor” in the law school-but that is a title Obama, who taught courses there part-time, never held, a spokesman for the school confirmed in 2008.

    6. “He did not hold the title of Professor of Law,” said Marsha Ferziger Nagorsky, an Assistant Dean for Communications and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago School of Law.

    Source: http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/03/sweet_obama_did_hold_the_title.html ;

    7. The former Constitutional Senior Lecturer (Obama) cited the U.S. Constitution the other night during his State of the Union Address. Unfortunately, the quote he cited was from the Declaration of Independence … not the Constitution

    8. The B-Cast posted the video: http://www.breitbart.tv/did-obama-confuse-the-constitution-with-the-declaration-of-independence/

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2AK2PFTT2MGT52OL7UGWPB4WJY susyqbaby

    Obama has been molded for years to be President by real heavy people. Their agenda is to become powerful legally. Obama speaks well and has a good personality so he is put up front to speak to America for them. He is the first President to run with a sealed past. Nothing is known about his background and in my opinion will always be classified because the people who groomed Obama don’t want their idenity known. It is like running a casino, a front man is hired but really owned and run by powerful men with shady pasts. Don’t you feel a bit of arrogance with Obama and all the people he has put around. Like Eric Holder for example, did you see the smerk on his face when he claimed he was not aggravated when asked on the stand and that he has no plans to resign. This administration answers questions with questions or changes the subject. The reason for big Government is to put all their people in power then there is nothing  or no one they have to answer to, keep Americans with their hands out, slowly take their freedom, but most important  take God out of the picture which will make Government our new God. If Obama gets four more years our way of life and America will be lost forever.God bless us all and especially help the non believers find their way home.  

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

    Kabar2 – their lies will consume them in the end, or be consumed by the fires of the truth and the rage of the American people when they see it in its full evil. The part that we all have to do, is make sure the record is retained of all their events and deeds so that it stands as witness and testimony for future generations.

    Just as with the records and images of the holocaust are there for us to remember; we must do the same here in this time and place. We must never forget.

  • http://www.thePoliPit.com JednaVira

     Obama is not concerned with the unemployment rate…why should he be?  His philosophy of governance only requires the citizens to become dependent upon the government for their livelihood.  Welfare is more important than private sector jobs; and Obama has done an outstanding job of ballooning the welfare rolls.  Obama is succeeding in his vision for “change.”

  • Anonymous

    This point is irrelevant. It would have been even worse without Stimulus.

  • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ SearchSarahPalinsDirtySecret

     The government is running the online conversation desperately trying to conceal the truth from leaking out about the coup and cover up.

  • Anonymous

    The former United States is lost forever already. Great Comment on the Truth about the way things are. Hopefully God will remove us before Obama and his Communist friends puts his political enemy’s  in concentration camps and sends all the Christians and Jews to the Gas Chamber. AND YES ALL YOU MUSLIMS AND BUDDHIST OUT THERE ARE NEXT ON THE LIST TO BE ERADICATED ONCE THE CHRISTIANS ARE DEALT WITH BY THE COMMUNIST LIBERAL LEADERS LIKE OBAMA AND OTHERS.  
    By the way everyone have a great day.

  • w. Parker

    His unemployment record stinks – just as much as his “lying” record and hazy secretive past