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Jobless claims rise to highest level in 9 months

August 19th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Jobless claims rise to highest level in 9 months

WASHINGTON (AP) – Employers appear to be laying off workers again as the economic recovery weakens. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits reached the half-million mark last week for the first time since November.

It was the third straight week that first-time jobless claims rose. The upward trend suggests the private sector may report a net loss of jobs in August for the first time this year.

Initial claims rose by 12,000 last week to 500,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.

Construction firms are letting go of more workers as the housing sector slumps and federal stimulus spending on public works projects winds down. State and local governments are also cutting jobs to close large budget gaps.

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Jobless claims rise to highest level in 9 months, but we ALL know.. It’s Bush’s fault. Right?

Today, Aug. 19, 2010, the Dow Jones closed at 10,271.21.

That’s down 144.33 from yesterday, but hey, we ALL know, it’s Bush’s fault… Right?

Mexico’s peso dropped the most in a week as the U.S., the nation’s largest trading partner, said initial jobless claims rose unexpectedly. SOURCE.

I’m pretty sure that’s Bush’s fault too.

New research confirms the existence of a huge plume of dispersed oil deep in the Gulf of Mexico and suggests that it has not broken down rapidly, raising the possibility that it might pose a threat to wildlife for months or even years. SOURCE.

That’s has Bush AND Cheney written ALL over it!

The Obama family is on vacation again. “Instead of politicians and polls, the Obama’s encountered pony farms and ponds. Instead of filibusters, the Vineyard offers fishing. And the only things getting hung out to dry were beach towels.” SOURCE.

Obama must be worn out from all that golf he plays, and blaming Bush for everything has got be tiresome. So, I guess this vacation can be blamed on Bush too.

A spike in layoffs feeds fear of faltering recovery — “Layoffs are back, and that’s bad news for the fragile economic recovery.” SOURCE.

Without a doubt, yep, you guessed it, blame Bush!

And then there’s all those nasty rumors floating around saying that Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim. The White House says Obama is a Christian, and goes on to say he prays daily. SOURCE.

Surely those wicked accusations were started by Bush and nothing at all to do with the words or deeds of Obama? Yep, it’s Bush’s fault!

Here’s MY big question; WHEN does it become Obama’s fault? When does HE start to accept the blame for the mess this nation is in?

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Obama: $900 billion to fix health care

September 10th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Obama: $900 billion to fix health care

Declaring that he is determined to be the last president confronted with reshaping health care in America, President Barack Obama proposed a 10-year, $900 billion plan Wednesday night to overhaul a system that he said had left the country at “a breaking point.�

In a prime-time address to a joint session of Congress, Obama laid out the specifics of his proposal to change the way Americans’ medical care is paid for, responding to critics who have complained that he has not set forth precisely what he thinks the new program should be.

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“In a prime-time address to a joint session of Congress”, and anyone that fell for this truckload of Obamanure must have been smoking a joint. A BIG one. 10 years and $900 billion? I remember a time when they threw out numbers like $25 million and everyone just cringed. Then it was $500 million, and Oh My Gawd, then it was a BILLION. Well folks, get ready, TRILLIONS is about to become the new millions, but, there is good news. When we’re ALL broke, it can be a gazillion dollars and it doesn’t mean a damned thing, we’ll ALL be in the streets.

Obama outlined what he called the favored proposals of extremes on both sides of the health care debate: a single-payer system like Canada’s, in which the government provides coverage for everyone, and a dismantling of the employer-based system, leaving individuals to buy insurance on their own.

Look, I realize that The Obamessiah is touted as being the smartest guy around, but I don’t think he’s smart, I think he’s dangerous, devious and a hater of the American way of life.

Here’s my take on it; Canada is a great pattern for health care, if you happen to be a Canadian. If I wanted to have Canadian style health care, I would move to New Brunswick and take up life on the old family lands, but you see, I don’t want a damned thing to do with ANYTHING Canadian, not their government, not their way of life and certainly not their socialized medicine.

What do you call your government when they are pushing with everything they have to force SOCIALIZED medicine on the people of this nation? I call it a SOCIALIST government. I don’t care what the Obama lovers and wanna be Obamabots have to say, this is the United States and WE set the trend, WE set the standard and WE raise the bar on everything! WHY should we have to accept a 3rd rate medical system that we already KNOW isn’t going to work?

In blunt language rarely heard from a president from the halls of Congress, Obama used words like “bogus,� “demagoguery� and “distortion.� He dismissed the death-panels claim as “a lie, plain and simple.�

Wow, I had no idea he was going to point out the things HIS administration was doing. :P

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