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Since: Dec 10

Kansas City Ks.

#25376 Jun 16, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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Maybe it's not a paradox at all. Maybe the government is suppressing certain aspects of the economy such as interest rates and ignoring others such as the participation rate of workers in figuring the unemployment rate to make it appear as though things are getting better when common sense would tell a different story.
common sense forget to tell you,

Last month, retail sales rose in most categories, with receipts at auto dealerships rising 1.8 percent - the biggest increase since November - after advancing 0.7 percent the prior month.

Excluding autos, sales gained 0.3 percent

Sales at building materials and garden equipment suppliers increased 0.9 percent after rising 3.6 percent in April. Demand for housing is boosting home building, which is helping to anchor the broader economy's recovery.

There were also gains in sales at sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores, which rose 0.6 percent.

So-called core sales, which strip out automobiles, gasoline and building materials and correspond most closely with the consumer spending component of gross domestic product, increased 0.3 percent after rising 0.2 percent in April.

satyrgurs

Donora, PA

#25377 Jun 16, 2013
youtube.com/watch... …………… What Excuses now? Yes
Guest

Blytheville, AR

#25379 Jun 16, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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I don't believe that anyone gets a true picture of the abuse of all of the free government handouts, that is, all of the handouts given to those who never contributed their own money by working and paying payroll taxes out of their check. Until, that is, when you live in a place where the majority (over 50%) of the town is either fully on the government dole and doesn't work or works minimum wage jobs and is supplemented by government handouts. The mindset associated with these individuals is that true success is attained when they no longer have to work and attain full government handout status. What happens to that town is completely opposite of what the welfare programs say they are intended to do. You end up having those who have made a descent, not a great, living by working at manual labor jobs begin searching for ways to get on disability. I have seen people go to great lengths to get disability only to set up their own jobs that pay cash or get jobs where the employer can only give them 20-25 hours per week and do side jobs that pay cash after they start getting the government checks. Towns like Camden have an insight into what abuse of the government handout programs do when abused in large numbers that other cities and towns simply don't have. We get to see what would happen if the abuse of government handouts were to play out over half of America instead of just half of one town. Larger towns and cities think they have a good hold on this situation because they know several people that get some sort of handouts as they work and try to get off of the dole and it doesn't seem that bad. You are exactly right when you say that we can't go on like this much longer.
Come to MCEOC in Blytheville. Not sure of the exact date, but around the first. You will see able bodied people stand in line for hours waiting to receive their handouts.
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#25380 Jun 16, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
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common sense forget to tell you,
Last month, retail sales rose in most categories, with receipts at auto dealerships rising 1.8 percent - the biggest increase since November - after advancing 0.7 percent the prior month.
Excluding autos, sales gained 0.3 percent
Sales at building materials and garden equipment suppliers increased 0.9 percent after rising 3.6 percent in April. Demand for housing is boosting home building, which is helping to anchor the broader economy's recovery.
There were also gains in sales at sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores, which rose 0.6 percent.
So-called core sales, which strip out automobiles, gasoline and building materials and correspond most closely with the consumer spending component of gross domestic product, increased 0.3 percent after rising 0.2 percent in April.
If everything is so good then why do so many people (mostly liberals) say it's so bad? Not your everyday run of the mill msnbc kool-aid drinking liberals but those who are promised so much every year for their vote only to get so little in return...
Rabbani

Manchester, UK

#25381 Jun 16, 2013
TirdSandwich wrote:
I will be voting republican . So Blanche can kiss my ass.
hi

Since: Dec 10

Kansas City Ks.

#25382 Jun 16, 2013
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>Come to MCEOC in Blytheville. Not sure of the exact date, but around the first. You will see able bodied people stand in line for hours waiting to receive their handouts.
2000 Census

The per capita income for the county was $13,978. About 19.00% of families and 23.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.10% of those under age 18 and 19.80% of those age 65 or over.

Aren't you lucky that you don't have to,

stand in line for hours waiting to receive your handout to feed a child or a an elderly person, quite possibly that handout will be the only thing between them and hunger.

Since you do not have to do that, it is much easier to sit behind your computer and judge them, it's not your problem , hell your cupboard is full right?
Health Nut

Jonesboro, AR

#25383 Jun 16, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
2000 Census
The per capita income for the county was $13,978. About 19.00% of families and 23.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.10% of those under age 18 and 19.80% of those age 65 or over.
Aren't you lucky that you don't have to,
stand in line for hours waiting to receive your handout to feed a child or a an elderly person, quite possibly that handout will be the only thing between them and hunger.
Since you do not have to do that, it is much easier to sit behind your computer and judge them, it's not your problem , hell your cupboard is full right?
He'll you and I aren't doing anything productive, we might as well be standing in a line.
Guest

Blytheville, AR

#25384 Jun 16, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
2000 Census
The per capita income for the county was $13,978. About 19.00% of families and 23.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.10% of those under age 18 and 19.80% of those age 65 or over.
Aren't you lucky that you don't have to,
stand in line for hours waiting to receive your handout to feed a child or a an elderly person, quite possibly that handout will be the only thing between them and hunger.
Since you do not have to do that, it is much easier to sit behind your computer and judge them, it's not your problem , hell your cupboard is full right?
My cupboard is nobodies business but my own. I prioritize my needs and wants. It is easy to judge an able bodied adult standing in line for a handout, and not in line for an interview. Your info is 13 years old. It is my problem when my tax dollars are pissed away on the undeserving. How much of that below poverty income is unreported drug money. In this area crime, drugs, and government assistance are considered a good job. So vote for more handouts. Idiot.
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#25385 Jun 16, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
2000 Census
The per capita income for the county was $13,978. About 19.00% of families and 23.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.10% of those under age 18 and 19.80% of those age 65 or over.
Aren't you lucky that you don't have to,
stand in line for hours waiting to receive your handout to feed a child or a an elderly person, quite possibly that handout will be the only thing between them and hunger.
Since you do not have to do that, it is much easier to sit behind your computer and judge them, it's not your problem , hell your cupboard is full right?
LMAO! You LIBTARDS crack me up. POOR PEOPLE in this country are considered rich every where else. Poor people have vehicles, fancy cell phones, multiple big screen TV's with cable, X-Boxes, multiple children, houses, furniture, computers, bling bling, nice clothes, hundred dollar shoes, guns, smokes, dope, liquor they eat steak and fast food, they are not forced to work as nice people will send them money, nice people will also educate their children and take care of their illness all for free! Don't give me this sob story about poor people in the U.S.. If you don't have anything I just mentioned then you WANT to live the way you do. I am still waiting to hear from you how many poor you have taken into your home you liberal hypocrite!
Health Nut

Jonesboro, AR

#25386 Jun 16, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
common sense forget to tell you,
Last month, retail sales rose in most categories, with receipts at auto dealerships rising 1.8 percent - the biggest increase since November - after advancing 0.7 percent the prior month.
Excluding autos, sales gained 0.3 percent
Sales at building materials and garden equipment suppliers increased 0.9 percent after rising 3.6 percent in April. Demand for housing is boosting home building, which is helping to anchor the broader economy's recovery.
There were also gains in sales at sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores, which rose 0.6 percent.
So-called core sales, which strip out automobiles, gasoline and building materials and correspond most closely with the consumer spending component of gross domestic product, increased 0.3 percent after rising 0.2 percent in April.
Boy, it doesn't take much to get you excited, a malt liquor and a Boy George poster and you think everything is hunky dorry.

Since: Dec 10

Kansas City Ks.

#25387 Jun 16, 2013
Health Nut wrote:
<quoted text>Boy, it doesn't take much to get you excited, a malt liquor and a Boy George poster and you think everything is hunky dorry.
Define hunky sorry.
Redd Neckerson

United States

#25389 Jun 16, 2013
Health Nut wrote:
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He'll you and I aren't doing anything productive, we might as well be standing in a line.
Maybe a getting job would help.
Reality Check

Lonoke, AR

#25390 Jun 16, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
common sense forget to tell you,
Last month, retail sales rose in most categories, with receipts at auto dealerships rising 1.8 percent - the biggest increase since November - after advancing 0.7 percent the prior month.
Excluding autos, sales gained 0.3 percent
Sales at building materials and garden equipment suppliers increased 0.9 percent after rising 3.6 percent in April. Demand for housing is boosting home building, which is helping to anchor the broader economy's recovery.
There were also gains in sales at sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores, which rose 0.6 percent.
So-called core sales, which strip out automobiles, gasoline and building materials and correspond most closely with the consumer spending component of gross domestic product, increased 0.3 percent after rising 0.2 percent in April.
It is well known that the government has been the largest purchaser of autos in the past. I hope you are right but to discount that as a possibility would be irresponsible.
The same scenario goes for houses except it is investors instead of the government that buys the bulk of the inventory and not homeowners.
As for the rest, I hope it's signs of an improving market but more than likely the summer season is to blame for the increase as it is each year around this time.
Reality Check

Lonoke, AR

#25391 Jun 16, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
2000 Census
The per capita income for the county was $13,978. About 19.00% of families and 23.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.10% of those under age 18 and 19.80% of those age 65 or over.
Aren't you lucky that you don't have to,
stand in line for hours waiting to receive your handout to feed a child or a an elderly person, quite possibly that handout will be the only thing between them and hunger.
Since you do not have to do that, it is much easier to sit behind your computer and judge them, it's not your problem , hell your cupboard is full right?
You do realize that those who are rely on the government for every dollar of their income are actually above the poverty line by quite a bit. If it weren't for these bloodsuckers of society then the elderly or children that really need help wouldn't have to worry. Take that to your leader since he's the one that caused this society to be inverted and on a downward spiral.

Since: Dec 10

Kansas City Ks.

#25392 Jun 17, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
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You do realize that those who are rely on the government for every dollar of their income are actually above the poverty line by quite a bit. If it weren't for these bloodsuckers of society then the elderly or children that really need help wouldn't have to worry. Take that to your leader since he's the one that caused this society to be inverted and on a downward spiral.
Well, what if you are elderly or a child and rely on the government for every dollar of your income?

Does that mean you are "bloodsuckers" who are living, "above the poverty line by quite a bit", and don't have to worry?

I will tell all the folks down at the Nursing home of all ages who, "rely on the government for every dollar of their income"

..........GOOD NEWS EVERYBODY..........

"You are actually above the poverty line by quite a bit"

Since: Dec 10

Kansas City Ks.

#25393 Jun 17, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
<quoted text>
It is well known that the government has been the largest purchaser of autos in the past. I hope you are right but to discount that as a possibility would be irresponsible.
The same scenario goes for houses except it is investors instead of the government that buys the bulk of the inventory and not homeowners.
As for the rest, I hope it's signs of an improving market but more than likely the summer season is to blame for the increase as it is each year around this time.
U.S. car, light truck and all light vehicle sales,% increase 2011 over 2010
9.4%

U.S. car, light truck and all light vehicle sales,% increase 2012 over 2011
13.4%

http://hedgescompany.com/auto-mailing-lists-a...

Damn, look at that must not be a Summer thing.

"investors instead of the government buys the bulk of the inventory and not homeowners."

Gee Wally, how does a home owner become a home owner if he does not buy a home?

Another thing Wally, why would investors, buy the bulk of the inventory, if there were no demand for the inventory .
the hersey highway

Mountain Home, AR

#25394 Jun 17, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
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Define hunky sorry.
For You BARNEY, that would probably be any boy under 12 years old .
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#25395 Jun 17, 2013
Health Nut wrote:
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Boy, it doesn't take much to get you excited, a malt liquor and a Boy George poster and you think everything is hunky dorry.
Now THAT is funny!
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#25396 Jun 17, 2013
Redd Neckerson wrote:
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Maybe a getting job would help.
"Maybe a getting job would help"

LMAO! No wonder you are such a failure! LOL!
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#25397 Jun 17, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
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Well, what if you are elderly or a child and rely on the government for every dollar of your income?
Does that mean you are "bloodsuckers" who are living, "above the poverty line by quite a bit", and don't have to worry?
I will tell all the folks down at the Nursing home of all ages who, "rely on the government for every dollar of their income"
..........GOOD NEWS EVERYBODY..........
"You are actually above the poverty line by quite a bit"
Those people should have planned for old age. Too much living large when they were younger for the vast majority of them I guarantee it.

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