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BREAKING: Unemployment Still High By Gov’t Design

November 6, 2009

• Unemployment at 10.2%

• President’s top economic advisor admits this is by government design.

• White House intends for unemployment to go down in an election year.


Unemployment this morning topped 10.2%, even though the number seeking employment has declined. Many have just given up. Likewise, and more troublesome, the average hours worked in a week is at its lowest in decades – 33 hours. That suggests employers are going to just expand hours worked in the future, instead of hiring new people. So the unemployment number will stay high for a while.

On January 18, 2009, Obama’s top economics advisor Larry Summers said Barack Obama’s stimulus plan would keep unemployment below 10% and could be deemed to have failed if it crossed 10%.

On July 17, 2009, Larry Summers said

“Both administration and independent forecasts predicted that only a very small part of the total job creation expected from the Recovery Act would take place within six months,” he continued. “Indeed, a Council of Economic Advisers’ study predicted that only 10 percent of the total job impact of the Recovery Act would take place during calendar year 2009. Given lags in spending and hiring, the peak impact of the stimulus on jobs was expected not to be achieved until the end of 2010.”


In other words, an ever growing number of Americans have to sit on the unemployment line until next year by government design. Why? So in 2010, Barack Obama and the Democrats can run on falling unemployment numbers. They’d rather you starve now so they can have recovery happen in an election year.

We’re all political pawns to Barack Obama.

One more thing: remember, outside economists say passing the Democrats’ health care plan will slow the recovery further, stagnate wages, and increase unemployment. Do we want to do that?

Sincerely yours,

Erick Erickson

3 Comments leave one →
  1. missdisplaced permalink
    November 6, 2009 11:05 AM

    Saying that unemployment is by government design is the most stupid and retarded thing I have ever heard of!

    I lost my job under the BISH administration just BEFORE the economic collapse and there weren’t any companies hiring then either.

    Put your blame where it really belongs. The GREED of corporate America.

  2. November 6, 2009 9:45 PM

    They may be in for a rude surprise if they think things are going to get better next year.

  3. workingtommyc permalink
    November 8, 2009 7:26 PM


    There IS a connection between the govt. and mega-corporate greed. It’s called “fascism.”

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