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DOUBLE DIGIT unemployment

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Cashizslick, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Cashizslick

    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator

    its ok... just throw some more money at it



    BACK UP THE TRUCK!!!
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  3. Cashizslick

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    The president is touting the unemployment pmt increases as a great solution.

    Cut taxes for businesses by the same amt as the unemployment pmts and really stimulate things.

    Our pres is touting his "nanny state" solution.
  4. Drake

    Drake Well-Known Member

    what's funny is the said if we pass TARP the highest we would see would be 9 percent. Yeah! Another promise kept! Swell.
  5. D16Civic

    D16Civic Well-Known Member

    as my Obama voter friend said today when i told him unemployments is at it's hightest in our lifetime and is getting worse, not better....."yeah, but it's getting worse slower".
  6. 95b16coupe

    95b16coupe New Member

    you want to know how to lower unemployment? STOP THE FUCKING BENEFITS!!!!!

    I would be much more inclined to find a job if i wasn't getting free money. yes, i said free. this is far surpassing the timeline of benefits paid by employees and companies.

    there are a shitload of jobs out there. just nobody wants to take them because unemployment pays more. why take a lower paying job than you had before when you can get paid the same by collecting unemployment.

    the job situation isn't the problem, it's the people.
  7. Cashizslick

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    ^ Good point.

    People are being paid to stay home. I have many friends back in spfld MA who are on unemployment. I love how my tax dollars are going to subsidize laziness.

    My brother graduated in DEC of 2009. He is making 1800 per week serving forclosure notices.

    $6 per notice x 50 each day . . . 6 day work week.
  8. phyregod

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    Wow, you sure it isn't $50 per notice and 6 per day?

    Tracking down 50 people per day is damn near impossible. Unless he is just mailing the crap.

    PS, Dec of 2009 is next month
  9. SlushboxTeggy

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    Well I'm helping the number get lowered. I'm employed again after 3 months of living ghetto fabulous.
  10. Cashizslick

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    Ever heard of bridgeport CT?


    Foreclosure central. It helps to be where the action is.
  11. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin

    I maxed out my unemployment benefits when I was out of a job a few years ago- under $300 a week isn't crap to live on. If people are avoiding going to work for benefits like that, they must really have low standards.
  12. 95b16coupe

    95b16coupe New Member

    minimum wage has gone up quite a bit. they are paying more. it just so happens now that the unemployed are work snobs. "i'm not working there, i might as well just stay on unemployment".
  13. kelsodeez

    kelsodeez New Member

    im not getting paid anymore but i still have to work the same hours. gotta love a failing family business. i might just file for unemployment so i have some cash, i mean since the government is just giving free money away.
  14. dacheat

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    fyi the *actual* unemployment rate (called the broader unemployment rate which includes part-time workers who want to work full time, as well some people who want to work but have not looked for a job in the last four weeks) is 17.5% - but that number is too scary to share on the evening news so everyone sticks with the more narrowly-defined 'unemployment rate' which is above 10% now.

    ps i personally think we should be hearing the broader unemployment rate because it's the rate that represents my situation (part time wanting to work full time).

    :shrug:
  15. Cashizslick

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    ^ Agreed.


    Although, if the average american believed the unemp rate was 17.5%, healthcare wouldnt have passed by 5 votes when we were out partying last saturday . . .
  16. dacheat

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    we're fuxxord.
  17. Cashizslick

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    Not yet. As b has been saying - We have time to contact our elected officials and tell them what we think of this mess.

    If we sit on our hands, we guarantee this passes . . . . its time to step up.
  18. dacheat

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    i'd like to recommend a website:

    DownsizeDC.org
  19. Korax

    Korax New Member

    I'm in this exact situation. Have been unemployed over 6 months. There are some jobs in my area.. if you like working for $7.25. I'm getting almost double that with taxes being taken out. I'm sure as fuck not taking anything lower if I can sit on my ass and play nintendo for more. (yay ME generation)

    This is all just a play to make things worse and get that "fundamental change" of the nation. You can call me w/e but they want this to happen. Lets make everyone dependent or not care anymore all while taking our economy right off a cliff. Healthcare that will crush "small business", as well as leading to over 50% govt control of the economy and another talked about stimulus, oh yeah and that "climate change treaty" comming up soon.. another 2% tax on Americans. Then there wont be any answer but the government.

    People do need to wake the fuck up.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2009
  20. dacheat

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    fixed that for ya. ps you can start saying that now. wake up yesterday, do something about it today, and maybe all of us can not dread tomorrow.

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