The 0.3 percent hysteria

The 0.3 percent hysteria

There are 46 comments on the Reuters story from Oct 5, 2012, titled The 0.3 percent hysteria. In it, Reuters reports that:

When was the last time the inhabitants of wonkville got so hot over a federal statistic dropping three-tenths of a percent? This morning - after the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly jobs report stating that the unemployment rate had fallen from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September - everybody started shouting about the ... (more)

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#27 Oct 5, 2012

Fake marines are always happy when more people get jobs at McDonalds instead of good paying jobs with a future. Obama loves useful idiots like you.
Declining Wages means nothing to you. You're on Food Stamps already.

Real Americans want a Leader who has a record of working with the opposition to get things done. They are tired of this piece of Filth Obama who does nothing but Divide the Country further and further which he seems to think is to his Benefit!

No, we've seen the Much Better Path and it's with Romney. Adios Obama!
Erica71

Brentwood, TN

#28 Oct 5, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The crazy tea-baggers can’t accept reality… they never have been able to deal with the real world where a Black man is President and where that same Black President single-handedly killed Osama bin Laden.
I am so happy to see this great news on the economy… 7.8% added to 35 straight months of job growth with a Stock Market at a five year high after climbing over 6,000 points… it is just great to watch these right wing idiots suffer with the prospects of Obama being re-elected.
Early voting has started and Obama is winning big in the battleground states.
Yes, please tell us the story about how Obama got off his horse all John Wayne like and pistol whipped Osaama to a bloody pulp all by himself.
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Amber McCall

Marion, IL

#30 Oct 6, 2012
I hate to admit it, but Romney is the right choice for President this time.
I consider myself a liberal but the health of this countries well being is at stake and sorry Democrats but you know in your heart President Obama isn't doing the job and we are really getting in a mess we will never be able to get out of if we don't elect Mitt Romney.
President Obama got elected because he excited us with his words and his positive campaign but the truth is he really isn't up to the job and under him it can only get worse.
I am a single working mom and the last three years has been the hardest since i divorced seven years ago.
I cannot find a full time job and what jobs i have been doing pay nothing but miminum wage at part time.
I'm sorry but i cannot trust him anymore.
serfs up

Melbourne, FL

#31 Oct 6, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The crazy tea-baggers can’t accept reality… they never have been able to deal with the real world where a Black man is President and where that same Black President single-handedly killed Osama bin Laden.
I am so happy to see this great news on the economy… 7.8% added to 35 straight months of job growth with a Stock Market at a five year high after climbing over 6,000 points… it is just great to watch these right wing idiots suffer with the prospects of Obama being re-elected.
Early voting has started and Obama is winning big in the battleground states.
They lie to your face....the backstabbers!!!

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#32 Oct 6, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The crazy tea-baggers can’t accept reality… they never have been able to deal with the real world where a Black man is President and where that same Black President single-handedly killed Osama bin Laden.
I am so happy to see this great news on the economy… 7.8% added to 35 straight months of job growth with a Stock Market at a five year high after climbing over 6,000 points… it is just great to watch these right wing idiots suffer with the prospects of Obama being re-elected.
Early voting has started and Obama is winning big in the battleground states.
Obama single handedly killed our people in Benghazi more than he killed Bin Ladin. An Ambassador, 2 navy seals and a computer specialist, gone. And what did Obama do? He flies to Vegas to party with Beyonce and JZ while the bodies are still warm. At least Bin Lain got a burial at sea. I wonder sometimes who the monster in the WH really is.
BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#33 Oct 6, 2012
No mention of Benghazi is allowed on Topix. My posts discussing the president's behavior after the incident have been removed . Post # 24 for instance. There was no vulgarity or threats involved. Freedom of speech is being suppressed on this site to help Obama. I would be surprised if this gets posted. Here goes nothing.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#34 Oct 6, 2012
can the bar be set ANY lower???

after 3 years and 10 months the unemployment rate is 1/10 of a percent lower than when obama took office and the media sees this as "genius at work"....

mondo pathetic.
BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#35 Oct 6, 2012
BandMaster wrote:
No mention of Benghazi is allowed on Topix. My posts discussing the president's behavior after the incident have been removed . Post # 24 for instance. There was no vulgarity or threats involved. Freedom of speech is being suppressed on this site to help Obama. I would be surprised if this gets posted. Here goes nothing.
It seems that this was not the post that they omitted. I will try to be more succinct in the future. My apologies.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#36 Oct 6, 2012
carey529 wrote:
can the bar be set ANY lower???
after 3 years and 10 months the unemployment rate is 1/10 of a percent lower than when obama took office and the media sees this as "genius at work"....
mondo pathetic.
After his miserable performance for 4 years, this must seem like a Godsend right before the election. It's like a drop of water for a man about to die of thirst.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#37 Oct 6, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The crazy tea-baggers can’t accept reality… they never have been able to deal with the real world where a Black man is President and where that same Black President single-handedly killed Osama bin Laden.
I am so happy to see this great news on the economy… 7.8% added to 35 straight months of job growth with a Stock Market at a five year high after climbing over 6,000 points… it is just great to watch these right wing idiots suffer with the prospects of Obama being re-elected.
Early voting has started and Obama is winning big in the battleground states.
Benghazi?

“I'd rather be snowmobiling”

Since: Oct 07

8120'

#38 Oct 6, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
<quoted text>Why? Republicans want more jobs. Nobody is going to give Obama a trophy for 0.3 percent after all this time and money spent. Don't be ridiculous.
Then maybe Rebuplicans should go and get jobs like the rest of us instead of whining like little bitches on Topix and waiting for Gubmint handouts.

“I'd rather be snowmobiling”

Since: Oct 07

8120'

#39 Oct 6, 2012
BandMaster wrote:
No mention of Benghazi is allowed on Topix. My posts discussing the president's behavior after the incident have been removed . Post # 24 for instance. There was no vulgarity or threats involved. Freedom of speech is being suppressed on this site to help Obama. I would be surprised if this gets posted. Here goes nothing.
Nothing indeed.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#40 Oct 6, 2012
CarolO wrote:
This should be a time that Republicans and Democrats are happy for a bit of good news. I find it very sad that our country has gotten so mean and hateful to one another that even the ecomony improving brings nothing but scorn from some.
The unemployment numbers have been dropping all year but suddenly a slight drop sends the extremists into a frenzy of "cooked books" and "conspiracy" remarks. Why would ANYONE want the ecomony to stay in the dumps? Because it makes Obama look bad if he can not bring about a miracle in 4 years.
This is exactly the reason Job Bills were all voted down.....even for Veterans Jobs. Republicans have got to wake up and see what the Tea Party has done to their Party and take their Party back.
REALLY! 7.8%........yes and there is the tooth fairy and santa clause

Total employment 'highest one-month jump in 29 years'...unbelief highest in 400 years

Welch: President manipulating numbers after debate performance...of course they did......cheat, lie, extort..........anything to keep the plan of distruction going.

BLS economists donate to Obama campaign? Not rigged........hahaha Two of the Bureau of Labor Satistics economist are large Obama donors.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#41 Oct 6, 2012
twostroketerror wrote:
<quoted text>
Then maybe Rebuplicans should go and get jobs like the rest of us instead of whining like little bitches on Topix and waiting for Gubmint handouts.
It's well proven idiot that the professional students and couch potatoes are liberal voters.....showing your stupidity only shows your desperation.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#42 Oct 6, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
<quoted text>After his miserable performance for 4 years, this must seem like a Godsend right before the election. It's like a drop of water for a man about to die of thirst.
O NO: CLINT WAS RIGHT!

Leno:'Only Person Who Didn't Tune In Was Obama'...

Campaign aides 'shell-shocked'...
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#43 Oct 6, 2012
CarolO wrote:
This should be a time that Republicans and Democrats are happy for a bit of good news. I find it very sad that our country has gotten so mean and hateful to one another that even the ecomony improving brings nothing but scorn from some.
The unemployment numbers have been dropping all year but suddenly a slight drop sends the extremists into a frenzy of "cooked books" and "conspiracy" remarks. Why would ANYONE want the ecomony to stay in the dumps? Because it makes Obama look bad if he can not bring about a miracle in 4 years.
This is exactly the reason Job Bills were all voted down.....even for Veterans Jobs. Republicans have got to wake up and see what the Tea Party has done to their Party and take their Party back.
Speaking as one that got laid off - the real reason the unemployment rate started looking good is because the Government stopped funding the portion they were paying to the states for the people (EUCB04 STOPPED JUNE 2011) and we all know that is when the record started showing an increase in employment - of course this is going to show a job increase since the people are no longer employed and no longer on the unemployment rolls and since it is the Government that stoped their portion it looks like a raise in jobs. I am sure this was done to make the unemployment look better - everyone that was/is on unemployment figured this out knowing it was an election year and Obama had been campaigning - again the poor got the shaft just to help numbers for Obama.
goose

Chicago, IL

#44 Oct 6, 2012
twostroketerror wrote:
<quoted text>
Then maybe Rebuplicans should go and get jobs like the rest of us instead of whining like little bitches on Topix and waiting for Gubmint handouts.
Huh? The republicans not having jobs & waiting for handouts? THAT is the Democrats profile!
xnutmegger

Phoenix, AZ

#45 Oct 6, 2012
Scandal brewing regarding overseas credit card donation to pols including Obama.

Lead story to be covered by The Washington Examiner.
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steven tyler

Manchester, KY

#47 Oct 6, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
The crazy tea-baggers can’t accept reality… they never have been able to deal with the real world where a Black man is President and where that same Black President single-handedly killed Osama bin Laden.
I am so happy to see this great news on the economy… 7.8% added to 35 straight months of job growth with a Stock Market at a five year high after climbing over 6,000 points… it is just great to watch these right wing idiots suffer with the prospects of Obama being re-elected.
Early voting has started and Obama is winning big in the battleground states.
you dumbass if 23 million people are unemployed and only 4 million jobs were created how the hell can we have 35 months of steady growth when there was more people losing obs than what was being created.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#48 Oct 6, 2012
goose wrote:
<quoted text>
Huh? The republicans not having jobs & waiting for handouts? THAT is the Democrats profile!
there IS a reason he's called 2 stroke....

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