Pernicious rubbish


White House Press Secretary Jay Carney explained that the number of people dropping out of the work force, which artificially depresses the unemployment rate, can be regarded as an “economic positive.” “A large percentage of that is due to younger people getting more education, which in the end is an economic positive,” Carney said. “This increase in the number of people leaving the work force has been a trend and a fact since 2000, because of an aging population”

This chart tells a different story:

An unemployment rate doesn’t drop two points in a month because kids are staying in school longer. And the amount of the “aging population” still in the workforce is near historic highs, since they can’t afford to retire. Once again we feel like we’re living in a world where it’s Opposite Day from the politicians and their captive media every single day. HT: GP

5 Responses to “Pernicious rubbish”

  1. MarkD Says:

    It’s Carney’s job to put lipstick on this pig. Indignation – actually ridicule – should be reserved for the press, who are sycophants, cheerleaders and acolytes of the administration.

  2. terrence Says:

    The press = pressitutes.

  3. terrence Says:

    S/B The press = presstitutes

  4. Paul Says:

    When I was a kid back in the 60-70’s I got a job on a construction site lumping lumber, holding stuff, cleaning up. In the winter I’d work in kitchens, prepping with old, worn, sharp knives that a guy would come around every few weeks and sharpen. I’m talking 14-16 years old. Before all that I had paper routes for years, and I’d mow laws and clean gutters. People would just stop by the house or ask mom or dad if I would do odds and ends. Paint a garage floor, a dock, a house deck.

    Today the kitchens run by old drunk chiefs where everything was prepped right there are gone. Everything is prepackaged, rip, heat and serve.
    Construction crews move too fast and have no place or time for a wet behind the ears kid. Besides, Mexicans do it cheaper.

    That’s all illegal now. Not to mention insurance. Even the gas stations are pretty much gone where the owner fixed cars, had two or three bays, would let you use their air hose to fill your tires and if you were half way interested you could learn to change oil, rotate and balance tires, change belts and filters. Now you have to have a ticket from some trade school and work in a Sears, or Pep Boys and be 18.

    Also, not to mention that the male generation that grew up doing stuff is mostly in nursing homes. And there are less fathers around, and mothers are neurotic about little jr. getting hurt. I knew a kid that took the tip of his finger off on his bicycle main sprocket. We used to come home bleeding, pants ripped, teeth loose all the time. Fathers used to put up shutters, clean and oil gutters, work on the car.

    Not anymore.

  5. Maggie's Farm Says:

    Thursday morning links…

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