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June Jobs Report Shows Unemployment Has Remained Unchanged: Is This Good or Bad News for Obama?

Chris D 2012/07/06 19:00:00
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The jobs number is a big factor in the election. The fact that the June number is flat is very interesting for the political landscape. Many pundits have suggested that President Obama is running against the economy, not Mitt Romney. But with the jobs growth number unchanged, Obama might actually have to run against Romney after all. Is the news good or bad for the President?

MONEY.CNN.COM reports:
Hiring was lukewarm last month, with employers adding jobs but not enough to bring the unemployment rate down.
money cnn reports hiring lukewarm employers adding jobs unemployment rate

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  • Daryl 2012/07/06 19:09:19
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    Daryl
    +37
    More Americans were added to the disability roles than got new jobs last month and Obama and his Harvard educated economists promised 5.6% unemployment if he got his trillion dollar 'stimulus' package.

    harvard educated economists promised 5 6 unemployment dollar stimulus package

    Do the 50% of Americans that pay no federal income tax care?
    Unlikely.

    Do the record setting number of Americans that receive government money care?
    Probably not.

    Do the political activists that will vote Obama no matter what care?
    Of course not.

    Does not matter what the facts are. 90% of the media will report these bleak numbers as good news. Fox and a few blogs will report it as bad news and most Americans will focus on Matthew McCaunaghey's new baby.

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  • txDON'T... USAF Vet 2012/07/12 01:16:32
    txDON'TMESSw/GOVRickPerry!
    Bravo USAF Vet, B R A V O ! Well done!
  • jere.ch... Ron 2012/07/11 18:14:53
    jere.chievres
    +1
    Keep drinking the KOOL-AID Bozo
  • V~POTL~... Ron 2012/07/12 14:34:42
    V~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    Blaming Bush? That won't even pass the giggle test at this point.
  • Child of light 2012/07/11 03:31:52
    Bad
    Child of light
    +3
    Obama should be evicted from every other public office and ever be forbidden from public office of any sort.
  • the wizz 2012/07/11 02:03:26
    Neither
    the wizz
    +4
    In the first place US government unemployment figures are not factual. They exclude those who have exhausted their benefits and/or given up on getting a job. Then there's the FACT that large corporations can manipulate such figures to reflect what they want "sheep" voters to believe so they will vote for their "hand picked boot licking in their pockets" office holders. It,s unfortunate that CONgress no longer represents the American people as set up by the Founding Fathers. 174,000 $$$$ ++++ for life per year for 4 years service ? Then a "cushy" job as a lobbyist for the deep pocket interests is a recipe screw the voters government. The Pres is an administrator, CONgress sets law.
    Want change, petition for the 28th Amendment to the Constitution to Reform/fire CONgress and take back our Grovelernment peacefully !!!!!
  • The Bee Guy 2012/07/10 21:50:09
    Good
    The Bee Guy
    +2
    Yup! a very good indication he may be a part of a history we should not have seen, and looking back he may never see again. Yup this YES! is an indication that he may soon be gone gone gone.
  • madsam 2012/07/10 21:17:38
    Bad
    madsam
    +3
    All those numbers are bogas. I don,believe them as many things are still closing in colorado.

    Even if the jobs are "stable" , when is a stable BAD job rate good? We as a country are far worse off than when obama took over...
  • DizziNY 2012/07/10 18:32:36 (edited)
  • beavith1 2012/07/10 18:16:12
    Bad
    beavith1
    +4
    worse, its bad for us...
  • Bill G53 ~PWCM~JLA 2012/07/10 18:09:32
    Bad
    Bill G53  ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Only a LWNJ koolaid drinker could find any good news in an unemployment rate over 8%
  • USAF Vet Bill G5... 2012/07/11 10:07:06
    USAF Vet
    +3
    LWNJ's have the koolaid piped in.
  • Bill G5... USAF Vet 2012/07/11 14:34:11
    Bill G53  ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Maybe they all started IV's on each other
  • MS PRUD 2012/07/10 18:09:00
    Bad
    MS PRUD
    +6
    Obama said "if I do not have this economy out of a hole and more jobs then I will not run for a 2nd term." . You can tell when Obama opens his mouth a lie will pop out.
  • charlie MS PRUD 2012/07/11 13:19:35
    charlie
    He never said that, don't believe EVERYTHING fox feeds you! Dare you to find that footage! What he said was to hold him accountable. What he didn't expect was the GOP filibustering ANYthing that would help the ppl for their own gain & power. Who knew the GOP would hold the American ppl livelihood hostage just bc 1 blk man is the leader of the free world! Shameful
  • Larry M charlie 2012/07/11 18:22:32
    Larry M
    +1
    You are right, he actually said "this will be a one term deal" but even if you saw it you would not change your views.
  • txDON'T... Larry M 2012/07/12 01:33:07
    txDON'TMESSw/GOVRickPerry!
    Amen

    Larry M -
  • MS PRUD Larry M 2012/07/18 20:22:19
    MS PRUD
    +1
    Some people are still worshiping Obama - and they only want to hear what they believe and not the truth. America heard him say this - MSNBC, CNN, and ABC.
  • MS PRUD charlie 2012/07/18 20:19:44
    MS PRUD
    +1
    Obama had 2 years with a dem Congress and he did nothing - he could have passed a lot of bills if he would have worked the first 2 years - he could of had America bankrupt in those two years but instead he decided to play and vacation - so stating the GOP is at FAULT - IS WRONG. Its OBAMA'S FAULT. Can't blame Bush for this one.l
  • Bevos MS PRUD 2012/07/19 15:25:14
    Bevos
    He STILL has a Democrat Senate!
  • MS PRUD Bevos 2012/07/28 18:13:26
    MS PRUD
    That is true and he still can not get anything done. He promised to work with both sides and the only thing he has done is delegate it to Pelosi and she works only with herself and I might add she takes all the glory. He has not proven himself to be a LEADER.
  • Bevos MS PRUD 2012/08/03 14:50:03
    Bevos
    That's because he ISN"T one!!!
  • MS PRUD Bevos 2012/08/18 19:34:55
    MS PRUD
    The problem is - he never even tried to be one. He just wanted to travel all over and act like a rock star. He has not tried to work with both sides of congress. He is for Obama only.
  • Bevos MS PRUD 2012/08/19 14:06:16
    Bevos
    You definitely have THAT right
  • charlie MS PRUD 2012/07/24 14:01:05
    charlie
    I guess you all heard Obama say make him a 1 term but none of your brilliant minds ever heard of the "filibuster"; where majority still doesn't rule! How many times has the filibuster been used against his majority?
  • Larry M charlie 2012/07/25 15:53:15
    Larry M
    It's used by both sides and an open minded person would know that. It is up to a real leader to get to know those in the house and senate on both sides personally and negotiate based on relationships. As much as Johnson is over look by history he called most every one of them on a regular basis knowing there wives and children's names asking about how for example "how's little Freddy doing in Little Leage?" Johnson was a professional and got more of his legislation passed in a republican dominated house and senate than any other President. Obama is not only an Amatuer, he talks only to Valerie Jarret and those who hold closely his Liberal values. In fact he didn't even have the kind of relationship with his Democratic controled house and senate to pass much when they held the majority in 2008 and 2009.
  • charlie Larry M 2012/08/23 14:56:52
    charlie
    None of you "informed, intelligent" ppl heard Mitch McConnell state the ONLY GOP position was to make Obama a 1 term Prez? None of you wise GOP fluckies heard about the meeting on inauguration night to not work with the Prez on ANYTHING? Fact check that! You can only compromise when you have adults or children for that matter who are willing to compromise! Not lil racist boys with small penises that want to take their lil ball home bc they lost the election! Want to talk facts, make sure you state ALL the facts plz! Otherwise, save it for faux news!
  • Larry M charlie 2012/08/30 21:05:08
    Larry M
    Well thought out and eloquently said with a smidgen of truth. I guess that you didn't hear that when they were working out the details of the Stimulus package that when the Repubs brought in a one page list of suggestions that Obama's answer was " Well, I Won. Elections have consequences" That's really reaching across the Isles. I'll not bother with the petty insults, you liberals supply plenty of that.
  • charlie Larry M 2012/12/04 16:03:37
    charlie
    HOW'S THAT ONE TERM THING WORKING OUT FOR YA????? Most Americans are thoughtful and caring enough to see that the GOP has been bs-ing for 4yrs! The ppl have spoken!!!
  • Larry M charlie 2012/12/05 20:20:50
    Larry M
    Iv'e been through 40 years of business and presidents. The pendulum has always been swinging back and fourth. It will again and as I have done through Democratic and Republican Presidents I will find a way to continue to make by business grow and thrive. Thank you for your concern.
  • MS PRUD charlie 2012/07/28 18:19:55
    MS PRUD
    Obama took Carter's position of last place President. He is the worse president we have ever had. Carter looks good compared to Obama.
  • MS PRUD charlie 2012/08/28 20:55:26
    MS PRUD
    Obama can not get all of his own Dems to vote for his policies - can't blame that on the Reps.
  • Larry M charlie 2012/12/05 20:18:09
    Larry M
    May I remind you that the "filibuster" was a Democrat invention. And now it is the Democrats that are wanting to abolish it now that it no longer serves them.
  • charlie MS PRUD 2012/11/06 18:41:05
    charlie
    How long did he have a filibuster proof senate? Don't worry I'll wait? Never! Obstructionist GOP hurt the country for power grab! I guess that's "love of country"!
  • MS PRUD charlie 2012/11/09 20:08:40
    MS PRUD
    We have a LIAR for a president - I had heard that he asked several companies not to lay off employees until after election look at what is going on:

    Yesterday, when I posted about a company in Vegas that laid off 22 employees due toi the election outcome, I recieved many replies from liberals trying to make me out as some kind of liar.

    I suppose if it was just a one-time happening, that could be possible. But now, 2 days after the election, there's more.

    Obama was "fired up" and so were the voters, and so now, the mass firings begin. Here's a collection of today's headlines. Please say a prayer for the families who will be suffering. Had Romney won, many of these companies would now be hiring.
    Teco Coal officials announce 90 layoffs

    Momentive Inc plans temporary layoffs for 150

    Wilkes-Barre officials to announce mandatory layoffs

    600 layoffs at Groupon

    50 layoffs announced at Aniston Weapons Incinerator

    Murray Energy confirms 150 layoffs at 3 subsidiaries

    130 laid off in Minnesota dairy plant closure

    Stanford brake plant to lay off 75

    Turbocare, Oce to lay off more than 220 workers

    ATI plans to lay off 172 workers in North Richland Hills

    SpaceX claims its first victims as Rocketdyne lays off 100

    Providence Journal lays off 23 full-time employees

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    We have a LIAR for a president - I had heard that he asked several companies not to lay off employees until after election look at what is going on:

    Yesterday, when I posted about a company in Vegas that laid off 22 employees due toi the election outcome, I recieved many replies from liberals trying to make me out as some kind of liar.

    I suppose if it was just a one-time happening, that could be possible. But now, 2 days after the election, there's more.

    Obama was "fired up" and so were the voters, and so now, the mass firings begin. Here's a collection of today's headlines. Please say a prayer for the families who will be suffering. Had Romney won, many of these companies would now be hiring.
    Teco Coal officials announce 90 layoffs

    Momentive Inc plans temporary layoffs for 150

    Wilkes-Barre officials to announce mandatory layoffs

    600 layoffs at Groupon

    50 layoffs announced at Aniston Weapons Incinerator

    Murray Energy confirms 150 layoffs at 3 subsidiaries

    130 laid off in Minnesota dairy plant closure

    Stanford brake plant to lay off 75

    Turbocare, Oce to lay off more than 220 workers

    ATI plans to lay off 172 workers in North Richland Hills

    SpaceX claims its first victims as Rocketdyne lays off 100

    Providence Journal lays off 23 full-time employees

    CVPH lays off 17

    New Energy lays off 40 employees

    102 Utah miners laid off because of 'war on coal', company says

    US Cellular drops Chicago, cuts 640 jobs

    Career Education to cut 900 jobs, close 23 campuses

    Vestas to cut 3,000 more jobs

    First Energy to cut 400 jobs by 2016

    Mine owner blames Obama for layoffs (54 fired last night)

    Canceled program costs 115 jobs at Ohio air base

    AMD trims Austin workforce - 400 jobs slashed

    100 workers lose jobs as Caterpillar closes plant in Minnesota

    Exide to lay off 150 workers

    TE Connectivity to close Guilford plant, lay off 620

    More Layoffs for Major Wind Company (3,000 jobs cut)

    Cigna to lay off 1,300 workers worldwide

    Ameridose to lay off 790 hundred workers
    (more)
  • charlie MS PRUD 2013/07/24 11:35:34
    charlie
    The more you talk, the better the economy is getting despite the obstructions ! Imagine what progress could be made if gop actually cared about the American ppl & not power & corps.
  • MS PRUD charlie 2013/07/24 14:55:16
    MS PRUD
    NO it is not. The people have ran out of unemployment so it looks like they are now working - they are on welfare. Obamacare is stopping most small businesses from hiring.
  • Bevos MS PRUD 2012/07/16 12:53:51 (edited)
    Bevos
    He figured he would be the Dictator of America by now and would not have to run again!!! Well, I have got news for him. He is D.O.N.E.
  • MS PRUD Bevos 2012/07/18 20:24:23
    MS PRUD
    He might be done since ACORN will not be able to get the dead to vote for him with this voter ID check.
  • Bevos MS PRUD 2012/07/19 15:29:54
    Bevos
    They sure are CRYING about that!!! But I heard that Obama is going to have the votes counted in Brazil. I hope that can be stopped if that is what he is planning. I think he knows he no longer has a chance to win in this election!
  • MS PRUD Bevos 2012/07/28 18:23:46
    MS PRUD
    I also believe he knows he is in trouble with the voters and I do believe he is getting desperate.

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