Weekly Jobless Claims Dip 16,000, to 453,000 / Big whoop!

People will be dancing in the streets! Another sign of the Great Recovery! Companies are back in the hiring business! We’re saved!

Wow! Jobless claims are down a measly 3.4%. Forget the averages and LOOK AT THE NUMBERS! 453,000 people (times how much for the government’s fudge factor) are still requesting INITIAL unemployment benefits! THAT’S A LOT OF PEOPLE! Having been unemployed for almost two years, this issue hits pretty close to home.

We continue to have these monthly “celebrations” where the jobless claims float up and down depending upon which companies are feeling like gambling on the future. I, for one, am not hosting a “we’re back to work” party yet. The government continues its out-of-control spending. The cowards in Congress leave for their annual recess without taking action on maintaining the Bush tax cuts—a clearly partisan action on the part of the Democrats—that would, at least, give companies some reason to believe that things could get better. I am sickened by how our legislators continue to hold Americans hostage as if we were so many cattle at an auction.

November 2 is just over a month away. Now, more than ever, the American people should vote to make a difference. Our anger has been stirred. We may not see the path ahead as clearly as we would like, and that includes some rough road we may still travel as the Great Ship is righted. However, we can see the recent past and we know it hasn’t worked. We can also look back far enough to see where fiscal responsibility and minimal tax burdens have fostered a healthy economy. For me, the choice is pretty simple and some people have likened this election cycle as an opportunity for us to “take out the trash.” Unlike the detestable chore at home that no one wants to do, taking out THIS trash is easy… there’s no gunk to get on your hands, you can do it rain or shine with little discomfort, and the prospects for a cleaner tomorrow are very exciting.

Make the right choice, America!

FOXNews.com – Weekly Jobless Claims Dip 16,000, to 453,000.

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3 Comments on “Weekly Jobless Claims Dip 16,000, to 453,000 / Big whoop!”

  1. mcoville Says:

    Well said.

    What state are you located in and what candidate are you supporting in November?

    • rsbirk Says:

      I live in Oregon. Unfortunately, my Senator is not up for re-election this go around. My House representative is up for re-election. He is a tax-and-spend Democrat and his opponent, a Republican by the name of Scott Bruun, is currently an Oregon State Representative. He comes with good credentials, so I will vote for him. Unfortunately, he hasn’t the money that Kurt Schrader (the incumbent) has and was a little late getting his name and face out to the public. Current polls show the two candidates neck-and-neck, but with 22% of the vote undecided, it’s anyone’s game. I can only hope that the current “take out the trash” mentality, along with Schrader’s undying love for BHO, will will turn the tide in our favor.

    • mcoville Says:

      Remember that the “take out the trash” game plan extends indefinitely, so you will get your turn to dump the senate representation you current have eventually.

      Make use of facebook to get Mr Bruun’s name out there more, I am betting that we will see a large number of the undecideds go with the anti-incumbent vote or stay home.

      we have not yet begun to fight!! Laus Deo

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