Saturday, July 23, 2011

A pair of feckless Pols who haven't got a clue.....

Yoda: Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice.

At times like this, it is hard to decide whether Master Yoda was speaking about The Sith or Politics in Washington DC and Beacon Hill in Boston.

The Feckless POL who sits in the White House taking temper tantrums because the world refuses to recognize his "alledged greatness" got another in a long line of "reality checks" as the unemployment figures from June show that the majority of states saw an increase in their unemployment rates, with the 2nd largest group having their rates remain unchanged.....Pain & misery for all those who are seeking jobs and/or losing homes, amounting to further evidence that this idiot who was elected by those who bought into his "hopey changey" BS is as shallow as piss on a flat rock.

To think that you could have the unmitigated gall to try for a 2nd term when your first term is so marked with incompetence....His Presidency is a new high-water mark in political train wrecks and he & his feckless comrades want to try to bull-shite their way into 4 more years of this defies all common sense.

States see unemployment rates rise
UPI July 23, 2011

-- Twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia saw their unemployment rates increase in June, the U.S. Labor Department said.

In June, 14 states saw no change in their unemployment rates, while eight states recorded decreases, the department said in report released Friday.

The number of jobs rose in 26 states and the District of Columbia, while 24 states saw the number of jobs decline.

Texas added the most non-farm jobs in June, gaining by 32,000. California added 28,800 jobs in the month -- having lost 29,200 in the previous month -- while Michigan added 18,000 jobs in June.

The largest declines were posted by Tennessee, which lost 16,900 jobs. Missouri lost the second largest number, down 15,700. In Virginia, 14,600 jobs were lost in the month.

The unemployment rate is highest in Nevada, where the rate jumped from 12.1 percent in May to 12.4 percent. California's unemployment rate, second highest in the nation, is 11.8 percent.

North Dakota, on the other end of the spectrum, has an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent, the lowest in the country, but a sharp jump from the 3.2 percent unemployment rate for the state in May.

The national unemployment rate was 9.2 percent in June

And then there's this....It seems that Governor "Spend-it-all" Deval Patrick needs to learn that " Denial " is not just a river in Egypt.....what a putz.

Gov. Deval Patrick doubts high jobless rate will cost Obama his job
By Thomas Grillo
Friday, July 22, 2011 - Boston Herald

While touting Massachusetts’ success at putting people back to work, Gov. Deval Patrick predicted yesterday that his pal President Obama won’t lose his job because of the nation’s high unemployment rate.

“I don’t think that any economic indicator will determine who the next president is,” Patrick told the Herald. “I think the economy is incredibly important, but I think it’s most important that people realize that this president has a plan for investing in our growth.”

Nate Little, executive director of the Massachusetts Republican Party, said Patrick’s comments show that the governor is out of touch.

“Isn’t the oldest saying in the book people vote with their pocketbooks?” Little said. “And I have no doubt that they’re going to next November. ‘It’s the economy, stupid’ still holds true.”

Patrick, who won re-election last year despite a high jobless rate and has pledged not to run again, frequently boasts that the Bay State’s unemployment rate — which remained unchanged at 7.6 percent in June — is better than the 9.2 percent national average, which has increased in recent months.

“We have an unemployment rate which is well below the national average,” said Patrick yesterday. “We have been growing jobs here in the Commonwealth faster than 46 other states and that’s not by accident. We have a strategy based on investing in education and innovation and infrastructure and it’s working. But at 7.6 percent here in the Commonwealth, we still have a lot of people out of work so we have to keep going and I’m determined to do that until everybody who seeks work can find it.”In fact, 263,800 Bay State residents remain unemployed and major employers continue to move high-paying jobs out of state.

“They are dealing with growing pains and economic adjustments like everyone else,” Patrick said of companies that are moving jobs out of Massachusetts. “I’m obviously concerned about any individual whose life and family has been disrupted because of some of the decisions of those firms, but we are doing everything we can in every sector to expand opportunity and we are playing a long game here.”

While the state lost 4,100 jobs in May, the Patrick administration reported that Massachusetts added 10,400 jobs in June, which is astonishingly more than half the new jobs created in the entire United States — a meager 18,000 — last month. The state unemployment rate is based on a monthly sample of households, while the job estimates are derived from a monthly sample survey of employers, which is why the two statistics for June exhibit different trends

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