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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:34 PM
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Georgia posts big jump in mass layoff jobless claims
http://www.accessnorthga.com/news/ap_newfullstory.asp?I...

Georgia posted the nations second-largest increase in jobless claims due to large-scale layoffs, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Thursday.

In 2003, mass layoffs produced 7,121 more jobless claims in Georgia than those caused in 2002 by such large-scale layoffs.

Only the state of New York, which had 8,005 more claims from laid-off workers than in 2002, had a larger increase than Georgia.

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Mistress Quickly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:44 PM
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1. but but but there's a repuke for governor now
aren't they better off?
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will work 4 food Donating Member (184 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 05:30 PM
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18. They just need to be retrained
In a low paying job-----------say...at McDonalds. Yeah, that's it. There are jobs out there just waiting to be filled.
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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:44 PM
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2. No sympathy for "THE LAND OF THE WILTING JULIPS"!
After what happened to Max Cleland and Roy Barnes in 2002, I have no respect for Georgia. Also, their two Senators are sewer scum!!!!

:puke: Georgia
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:49 PM
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3. Perhaps they can pray this problem away
A direct appeal to Jesus. Since all the textile jobs are gone and the tech jobs are going, a prayer is about all they have left. Maybe they can find a way to sell them.

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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:31 PM
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7. Hey, not all people in Georgia are holy-rollers.
I live in Georgia and I'm an atheist. But if prayer works, I just pray that I keep my job.
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:34 PM
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8. They've been selling prayers for years
and pretty lucrative business it is. Sad thing is it doesn't seem to help the little guy, just the fartwells and robbersons.
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Anaxamander Donating Member (550 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:21 PM
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9. Yeah, umm. We're not all
people of prayer. I was raised atheist. So take it easy on the stereotyping bullshit.

But my home state is in a dire situation, that's true. I know, because I had to move to get a job after I graduated college. Zell is a fucking traitor and they stole the election from Barnes.

"Enslaved at last, enslaved at last--Goddamn it, almighty, enslaved at last."
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surfermaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:54 PM
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4.  This might cost the republican,s the solid south
After the administration of Harding, Coolidge and Hoover, economic conditions got so bad that the Democrat Roosevelt was elected, he brought the nation especially the south back to economic health , and it took three generations of people dying off before another right wing Conservative republican was elected president of the United States again...(Ronald Reagan & Bush Hoover W.( Bush the lesser is applying the same tax policies in his administration as Harding,Coolidge and Hoover, big tax cuts to business and wealthy citizens, causing a maldistribution of income , therefore Bush the lesser is seeing the same results, deep recession , a failure with economic...Maybe they still have a few of Great Grandfathers stories of the depression in their memories and will do as their ancestors did vote democrat for the next 70 years.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:27 PM
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5. I hope you're right
So many people in this country (North and South) seem capable of massive self-deception where Bushwa is concerned.
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mbperrin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:28 PM
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6. Wow! Look at that *Bush job machine go!
There the jobs go!
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candy331 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:25 PM
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12. I am a Georgia transplant by way of Florida for the
last 25 years. Sure is a bummer on jobs here as the figures show. My son and daughter both college graduates had a struggle finding jobs. My son finally went over into Florida and got a job since it is only a 45 minute drive for us to Tallahassee but my daughter don't want to do the drive so she is still searching in Georgia doing some tutoring part time.

Yep, might look good down here for the Democrat and they maximize this issue.
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MGKrebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:23 PM
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10. The Guv's in trouble too,
for letting his son use the state helicopter to fly to a high school football game.

And the Guv and the Attorney General are not friends since the AG kicked his ass in the battle about whether the AG works for the governor or the state.
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JeebusH Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:24 PM
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11. why isn't Zell(out) speaking about this???
if I lived in Georgia I would be pissed
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:54 PM
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14. Because Zell Can't Blame A Democrat for the Problem
Zell can only criticize his fellow Democrats.
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retread Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 04:09 PM
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15. He's too busy campaigning for Chimpy.
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MisterC2003 Donating Member (65 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 05:26 PM
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17. I live in Georgia. I am pissed
It's not a matter of ideology so much as sheer stupidity. If the Repubs were named after the group that voted most heavily for them in every election, they'd be the Teevee Idjit Party.


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MGKrebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:53 PM
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13. I'm not so sure of the rest of the state, but Atlanta
got hit hard after 9/11 because much revenue comes from conventions. After 9/11, conventions scaled way back if they didn't cancel altogether. Convention business is probably at least 25% less than what it was pre-9/11, and then this affects hotels, taxis, restaurants, bars, tourist sites, museums, and malls, all who have been shedding employees since it looks like a recovery is going to be long and slow, if shrub let's it happen at all.
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Razoor Donating Member (472 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 05:14 PM
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16. I live in Georgia and its true
I live in Georgia and cant find a job either because no one is hiring or theres no jobs. I am pretty ticked at Perdue not because of the silly flag flap but he isnt doing a good enough job. I wish Barnes would run again in 2006. also sick of Miller and chambliss and how he treated Cleland. that was taking it too far
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