New Study Demolishes Right-Wing Mantr...

New Study Demolishes Right-Wing Mantra About The ‘Lazy’ Unemployed

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#1 Dec 3, 2012
Sunrise

Fort Worth, TX

#2 Dec 4, 2012
n8tvtxn wrote:
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2 012/12/03/new-study-demolishes -right-wing-mantra-about-the-l azy-unemployed/
You have started two threads with links to this very biased site. Their reporting is laughable. Take these quotes, for example: "the study finds an estimated $11 billion lost to CLERICAL errors and fraud." Now that is a bunch of cleircal errors.

The $11 billion clerical error sentence was followed by "The data reflects the work ethic and self-pride held by Americans."

"The eligible jobless people who declined unemployment benefits SAVED state and federal governments $108 billion." Saved $108 billion????
BBHC

Spring, TX

#3 Dec 4, 2012
Sunrise wrote:
<quoted text>You have started two threads with links to this very biased site.
Bias or no bias, the study in question doesn't come from that site, it is simply linked from there. It comes from the Federal Reserve Bank which begs the question, why isn't it being reported in the Wall Street Journal?
Sunrise

Hurst, TX

#4 Dec 4, 2012
BBHC wrote:
<quoted text>
Bias or no bias, the study in question doesn't come from that site, it is simply linked from there. It comes from the Federal Reserve Bank which begs the question, why isn't it being reported in the Wall Street Journal?
That is a good point except I did not see anywhere in the article that it stated the data came from the Federal Reserve Bank.
heartandmind

Moline, IL

#5 Dec 4, 2012
BBHC wrote:
<quoted text>
Bias or no bias, the study in question doesn't come from that site, it is simply linked from there. It comes from the Federal Reserve Bank which begs the question, why isn't it being reported in the Wall Street Journal?
then how about a link directly to the study instead?
BBHC

Spring, TX

#6 Dec 4, 2012
Sunrise wrote:
<quoted text>That is a good point except I did not see anywhere in the article that it stated the data came from the Federal Reserve Bank.
It doesn't but the actual study is linked in the article (in italics).
BBHC

Spring, TX

#7 Dec 4, 2012
heartandmind wrote:
<quoted text>
then how about a link directly to the study instead?
The actual study is linked in the article (in italics).

Since: Jan 09

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#8 Dec 4, 2012
BBHC wrote:
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The actual study is linked in the article (in italics).
They see only what they have been told to see. They believe only what they have been told to believe.
heartandmind

Moline, IL

#9 Dec 4, 2012
BBHC wrote:
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The actual study is linked in the article (in italics).
that website that the original post links to is blocked here.
heartandmind

Moline, IL

#10 Dec 4, 2012
found this :
http://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/re/art...

shows some statitistics from a study performed by the Fed. interesting that the over-payments due to fraud totaled only about 11% while the amount of under-payments (not everyone that was qualified to get unemployment actually applied for and took the money offered by unemployment insurance) totaled such a huge amount of $108 BILLION dollars. The study results showed that only about 35% of the unemployed ranks apply for and get unemployment payments.

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