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KitSileya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 06:50 AM
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29. I'm willing to bet it's doublespeak.
On the other hand, the fact that he's talking about "wages" and "working families" may imply that it isn't, in which case it is good news.

We've had over 6 years of experience deciphering his doublespeak, and usually when he says things like these, he uses 'working families' and 'wages' to make us think that it's only the lower classes he's talking about, but in reality, I bet he's taking these figures from statistics that include every darn CEO salary there is. In other words, the top 10% wage earners got a 10% gain, while the bottom 90% actually lost, but because the top 10% earn so incredibly much more than the bottom 90%, the numbers actually end up positive when talking about the average.
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  -Bush says the $3.70 a day he thinks wages rose by this year will bring a family of 4 holiday cheer bigtree  Dec-16-06 12:51 PM   #0 
  - Hmmmm, what was that inflation rate again......2.8%......hmmmm n/t  Nickster   Dec-16-06 12:53 PM   #1 
  - These numbers are adjusted for inflation, here is the DOL summary:  originalpckelly   Dec-16-06 01:15 PM   #10 
     - Trouble is, TRUE inflation is MUCH higher than is reported >>>>>>>  Roland99   Dec-17-06 07:38 AM   #34 
  - Fuzzy math rears its dim head again.  SutaUvaca   Dec-16-06 12:55 PM   #2 
  - Bushies Basement Team are reaching for any good news they can conjur  opihimoimoi   Dec-16-06 12:56 PM   #3 
  - imagine the millionaires in the room deciding what bone to throw the peasants  bigtree   Dec-16-06 02:05 PM   #14 
     - Yep, its all they do....make believe they doing sumpthin nice for us  opihimoimoi   Dec-16-06 05:53 PM   #19 
  - which promptly went into our gas tank  Sydnie   Dec-16-06 01:00 PM   #4 
  - Are you kidding? This is great!  jgraz   Dec-16-06 01:00 PM   #5 
  - Wages didn't rise, energy costs fell  SOS   Dec-16-06 01:00 PM   #6 
  - Is that $1,350 adjusted for inflation?  ClintonTyree   Dec-16-06 01:01 PM   #7 
  - It's "in real terms" - I don't speak Economist, but I think that means it's adjusted.  Donald Ian Rankin   Dec-16-06 06:47 PM   #22 
     - I'm willing to bet it's doublespeak.  KitSileya   Dec-17-06 06:50 AM   #29 
  - Wow! $1,350 a YEAR! That is fabulous - for a third world economy.  bluerum   Dec-16-06 01:02 PM   #8 
  - This is more important a story than many think  pagandem4justice   Dec-16-06 01:13 PM   #9 
  - Yes, indeed. The numbers are being distorted...  originalpckelly   Dec-16-06 01:17 PM   #11 
  - it's really a matter of WHO's economy we're talking about  bigtree   Dec-16-06 08:26 PM   #25 
  - if we ever needed proof that Bush doesn't have a clue about how Americans live  bigtree   Dec-16-06 03:45 PM   #18 
  - does this include the 40 million bonus that bozo got? that would  angstlessk   Dec-16-06 01:22 PM   #12 
  - He never mentions that while he's trying to make us peasants feel  Blue State Native   Dec-16-06 02:50 PM   #17 
  - Meaningless - if you account for health insurance (lack of), increases  Union Thug   Dec-16-06 01:24 PM   #13 
  - Enough to buy a bottle of cheap wine  XemaSab   Dec-16-06 02:07 PM   #15 
  - Did wages rise for anybody besides CEO's?  China_cat   Dec-16-06 02:39 PM   #16 
  - The Silverspoon Sociopath is full of pig's shit.  Disturbed   Dec-16-06 05:58 PM   #21 
  - I wonder what their reaction would be if that was presented as THEIR wage 'increase'  bigtree   Dec-16-06 09:33 PM   #26 
  - Mine rose only because I switched jobs. Annual raises here are still 2-3%  Roland99   Dec-17-06 07:34 AM   #32 
  - I get a cost of living raise every year with SS, anywhere from $15  Cleita   Dec-16-06 05:57 PM   #20 
  - I LOVE statistics, more from his speech...  uppityperson   Dec-16-06 06:54 PM   #23 
  - He's such a moron!  onecent   Dec-16-06 07:31 PM   #24 
  - hourly wages rose??  OhioChick   Dec-16-06 09:35 PM   #27 
  - exactly  bigtree   Dec-17-06 04:47 AM   #28 
  - the chocolate ration has been increased to 10 grams  leftofthedial   Dec-17-06 06:59 AM   #30 
  - no more cake?  bigtree   Dec-17-06 07:32 AM   #31 
  - The entire amount for the year would pay for about 40 days  Vinca   Dec-17-06 07:34 AM   #33 
  - if it actually existed  bigtree   Dec-18-06 08:13 AM   #35 
  - thats AVERAGE wage increase  AllegroRondo   Dec-18-06 08:33 AM   #36 
 

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