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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:13 PM
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If the unemployed are so lazy and there are PLENTY of jobs out there
Why is is it that there are SIX people, on average, applying for every job in America? And not just ANY job. ALL jobs.

Telltale stat: U.S. now has 6 unemployed people for every job opening
http://www.bloggingstocks.com/2009/09/09/telltale-stat-... /

And the above article is from September last year.

Considering that in December 2007 there were just 1.72 unemployed people for every job opening.

So where are all these jobs?
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Systematic Chaos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:15 PM
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1. Probably up the asses of all these dickwads who keep preaching libertarian bootstrap bullshit?
Infuriating as hell, is it not? :banghead:
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:15 PM
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9. Bootstraps would be nice
Most of the unemployed don't even have boots.
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breadandwine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 12:14 AM
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10. Didn't you know, Canuckistanian? It's the MAGIC JOB THEORY! Just like the magic bullet theory!
One bullet caused nine zillion bullet holes!

And one job can meet the needs of nine zillion unemployed people!

And didn't you hear about the Magic Phone Booth?

It can fit 28 people!

And the magic Volkswagen!

It can fit 72 people!

And cutting taxes will solve every economic problem!

And are you ready for the ULTIMATE magic trick?????

Just vote Republican! That's the magic election theory!

Voting Republican will fix EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 04:36 PM
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15. Libertarianism is Utopianism. Sounds reeeeeeeeeal nice in a perfect world.
In reality, however, it just doesn't work, and doesn't make any practical sense. And to insist that it does implies that the insister is at least partially deranged.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:18 PM
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2. The private sector is just sitting on it's fat stack of cash, collectively laughing at all of us.
"I could hire you, but how would YOU lose while I succeed? Can't have that, sorry. Try back in . . . saaaaaay . . . 2013, when the Kenyan is out of office."

These pigs are sabotaging American progress. They want to see the economy die. Why do they care? They got theirs, we don't and likely never will.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:26 PM
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4. I agree, they want to see the economy fail
Or more specifically, they want to see it fail while Obama is President.
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Dawson Leery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:42 PM
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6. kick
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Cresent City Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:26 PM
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3. They want it both ways
According to the right, the unemployed are unmotivated to take the available jobs, and there's no available jobs because of Obama.
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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:54 PM
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8. Pretty much
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:40 PM
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5. They're hiring in the Salinas Valley,..iceberg lettuce is about ready
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 10:41 PM by demosincebirth
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:49 PM
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7. You couldn't do it, my friend
Not even for $23 an hour.

So sayeth John McCain.
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:50 PM
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12. What they grow in California, I've picked it...from walnuts to asparagus
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 10:15 PM
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13. I don't doubt it
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 01:26 AM
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11. One other "jobless recovery factoid" - right now the average
unemployed person is unemployed for at least 34 weeks.

Since in most households in America, there is only enough available resources to get by for period of two to three weeks, this means there is a world of hurt being experienced by people.
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 10:23 PM
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14. Too late to K&R... they're Godamned liars, that's why...
Edited on Thu Jul-01-10 10:23 PM by MrMickeysMom
Those continuing the lies do it for sport these days on the way to "theirs"...

Here's some raw meat for you, job applicants.... I'll sit back and watch, then lie some more.

edit: too late to K&R
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-03-10 08:09 PM
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16. I think that figure is way understated, at least for real world purposes,
I've been told that jobs I've applied for got over 100 resumes. These jobs are not unskilled jobs that everyone would apply for, nor are they great jobs. I understand that a resume is unlikely to get looked at by human eyes because companies get inundated by resumes every time they advertise a job. If there were only six people applying for each job, they would be able to look at all the resumes.
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