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Tue May 12, 2020, 11:28 AM

Pic Of The Moment: So Let Me Get This Straight



"I Alone Can Fix It": Breaking with two centuries of political tradition, Donald Trump didn't ask Americans to place their trust in each other or in God, but rather, in Trump.

33 million have sought US unemployment aid since virus hit

One For The History Books: 14.7% Unemployment, 20.5 Million Jobs Wiped Away

US coronavirus death toll passes 80,000 as states move to phased reopening

Trump thinks he has found coronavirus cure: Blame Obama



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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:31 AM

1. You sure don't lack for material with this orange blob, do you, my dear EarlG?

The jokes almost write themselves. Well, not really.

You create these posts so cleverly and beautifully.

Bravo!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:57 AM

2. k&r!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 12:31 PM

3. He said, "Only I can fix America."

What he meant was, "I made sure of it. The fix is in on America."

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 12:32 PM

4. "It's Obamagate, China, Obamagate, China, ... "



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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 12:44 PM

5. Employment-to-population ratio the lowest its ever been - statistics begin Jan. 1948

Per Bureau of Labor Statistics May 8, 2020, https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm :

In April the employment-to-population ratio is the lowest since records of that began in January 1948 (72 years ago)

Ditto the unemployment rate (except it is at the highest, not the lowest, since that seasonally adjusted series began in January 1948)


Also, the Bureau of Labor Statistics admits the official unemployment rate is almost 5 percentage points higher than the 14.7% reported due to classification errors of some of the household survey interviewers (making it close to 20%)

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm
As was the case in March, special instructions sent to household survey
interviewers called for all employed persons absent from work due to coronavirus-related business
closures to be classified as unemployed on temporary layoff. However, it is apparent that not all
such workers were so classified.

If the workers who were recorded as employed but absent from work due to "other reasons" (over
and above the number absent for other reasons in a typical April) had been classified as unemployed
on temporary layoff, the overall unemployment rate would have been almost 5 percentage points higher
than reported (on a not seasonally adjusted basis). However, according to usual practice, the data
from the household survey are accepted as recorded. To maintain data integrity, no ad hoc actions
are taken to reclassify survey responses.


And the April numbers come from a sample week of April 12-18. Many more millions of jobs were lost since then, according to the weekly new unemployment claims reports

Putting all of the above together, it is a virtual certainty that the unemployment rate was over 20% at the end of April.

As for the nonfarm payrolls job number being down 20.5 million in April -- that's from a different survey, the Establishment Survey. The key thing to know about that survey is that it is based on pay periods that include the 12th (some employers pay monthly but most pay every 2 weeks, some pay weekly). Anyway, most of that missed the further job losses that occurred in the second half of April.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:42 PM

6. The worst person to ever occupy The White House.

He has never done anything for our country. A complete and utter failure.

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Response to gademocrat7 (Reply #6)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:57 PM

7. I think you're right

I'm old enough to remember Nixon, and most of us go back as far as the Ronald Reagan years. Of course we all remember Dubya, he wasn't that long ago! There have been a lot of Republicans to hate and revile over the years.

But when all is said and done, it will be an easy pick. Chump is and always will be the worst pResident ever!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:11 PM

8. Trump would not say, "I will be one of the greatest presidents who ever lived."

He has literally proclaimed himself the "greatest of all presidents."

Let's not grant him modesty he does not have.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:25 PM

9. He has no balls to take responsibility for his mistakes. I blame Weijia Jiang for taking them. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:02 PM

10. We're playing catchup with the stats. Every day every stat just gets worse and worse.

I hate being right, but if anyone votes for a republican ever again, it'll be an act of terrorism on their behalf.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:26 PM

11. K&R

This is the DU member formerly known as Gothmog.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 12:31 AM

12. I wish this was on giant billboards in every state in the country.

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