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Unemployment report explained
2 years ago  ::  Feb 11, 2013 - 11:24AM #1
luvdayanks
Posts: 14,937

 
COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.
 
ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible times. It's 7.8%.
 
COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?
 
ABBOTT: No, that's 14.7%.
 
COSTELLO: You just said 7.8%.
 
ABBOTT: 7.8% Unemployed.
 
COSTELLO: Right 7.8% out of work.
 
ABBOTT: No, that's 14.7%.
 
COSTELLO: Okay, so it's 14.7% unemployed.
 
ABBOTT: No, that's 7.8%.
 
COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 7.8% or 14.7%?
 
ABBOTT: 7.8% are unemployed. 14.7% are out of work.
 
COSTELLO: IF you are out of work you are unemployed.
 
ABBOTT: No, Obama said you can't count the "Out of Work" as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.
 
COSTELLO: BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!!!
 
ABBOTT: No, you miss his point.
 
COSTELLO: What point?
 
ABBOTT: Someone who doesn't look for work can't be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn't be fair.
 
COSTELLO: To whom?
 
ABBOTT: The unemployed.
 
COSTELLO: But they are ALL out of work.
 
ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are out of work gave up looking and if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.
 
COSTELLO: So if you're off the unemployment roles that would count as less unemployment?
 
ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!
 
COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don't look for work?
 
ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That's how the current administration gets it to 7.8%. Otherwise it would be 14.7%. Our govt. doesn't want you to read about 14.7% unemployment.
 
COSTELLO: That would be tough on those running for reelection.
 
ABBOTT: Absolutely.
 
COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?
 
ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.
 
COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?
 
ABBOTT: Correct.
 
COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?
 
ABBOTT: Bingo.
 
COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to have administration supporters stop looking for work.
 
ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like the Economy Czar.
 
COSTELLO: I don't even know what the hell I just said!
 
ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like our current President






 



2 years ago  ::  Feb 11, 2013 - 1:05PM #2
ArtVandelay
Posts: 15,899

funny stuff...  funny and true...  liberals think Jon Stewart is funny.  Stupid libs.

2 years ago  ::  Feb 12, 2013 - 4:53AM #3
craner7
Posts: 15,484

Good stuff Luv!!! Too bad its not JUST funny....its true.

2 years ago  ::  Feb 12, 2013 - 8:08AM #4
prof. quiz
Posts: 3,703

That would have been funnier if you wrote it.


The unemployment numbers are being reported the same way they were under Shrub and every other Prez. The govt has no way of tracking all the cash passing under the table.

2 years ago  ::  Feb 12, 2013 - 11:19AM #5
luvdayanks
Posts: 14,937

Feb 12, 2013 -- 8:08AM, prof. quiz wrote:


That would have been funnier if you wrote it.


The unemployment numbers are being reported the same way they were under Shrub and every other Prez. The govt has no way of tracking all the cash passing under the table.





Wait, I thought the Saviour was going to solve all those problems. He should find a way, after all, he's perfect.

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