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by swerb » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:47 am
by FUDU » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:11 am
by Commodore Perry » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:46 am
by rebelwithoutaclue » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:25 am
Commodore Perry wrote:Eh, I don't think 95% of the population could even tell you what the unemployment rate is. And as for the undecideds, I think Honey Boo Boo's endorsment of Obama was far more damaging to Romney then any jobs number. When I saw this chart, I thought it would make a good Romney ad, but the more I think about it, the more its probably better for Obama. His base has got to love this. I'm also pretty sure the increase of people getting disability checks compared to the increase of people getting paychecks under Obama was also a high ratio. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/food-stamp-growth-75x-greater-job-creation_660073.html
by skatingtripods » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:20 pm
by FUDU » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:32 pm
by swerb » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:38 pm
skatingtripods wrote:Are those numbers including seasonal/part-time jobs in the retail industry for the holidays? How many of those people will actually be kept on after mid-January?
by skatingtripods » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:26 pm
swerb wrote:They're October #'s, so not that much of a seasonal aspect right now. Gets factored into expectations for Nov and moreso Dec.
by Orenthal » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:32 am
by rebelwithoutaclue » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:23 am
Seventy percent of counties with the fastest-growth in food-stamp aid during the last four years voted for the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data compiled by Bloomberg. They include Republican strongholds like King County, Texas, which in 2008 backed Republican John McCain by 92.6 percent, his largest share in the nation; and fast-growing Douglas County, Colorado.
by Orenthal » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:49 am
by Sea Foam Green » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:55 am
rebelwithoutaclue wrote:Just more evidence of blue states/counties subsidizing red states/counties even while conservatives act disgusted at all the "handouts".
by Orenthal » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:54 pm
Sea Foam Green wrote:rebelwithoutaclue wrote:Just more evidence of blue states/counties subsidizing red states/counties even while conservatives act disgusted at all the "handouts".Whatever. I'm sure all those people legitimately needed it. It's the people abusing the system that are the problem. And they all live in the blue counties. These red county folks were only using it because it was there and their tax dollars paid for it. If they had all those tax dollars they paid back, they'd of been okay.
by Ziner » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:06 pm
by rebelwithoutaclue » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:05 pm
by Sea Foam Green » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:36 am
rebelwithoutaclue wrote:Not sure if serious or just trolling, but this is the standard conservative boilerplate argument. "When I take handouts it's because I need it; when they take handouts it's because they're lazy." Give. Me. A. Fucking. Break.
by Orenthal » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:35 pm
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