Friday, February 6, 2009

Jobless rate hits 7.6 percent as layoffs mount

Jobless rate hits 7.6 percent as layoffs mount

Recession-battered employers eliminated 598,000 jobs in January, the most since the end of 1974, and catapulted the unemployment rate to 7.6 percent.

The grim figures were further proof that the nation's job climate is deteriorating at an alarming clip with no end in sight.

The Labor Department's report, released Friday, showed the terrible toll the drawn-out recession is having on workers and companies. It also puts even more pressure on President Barack Obama to revive the economy.

I just sat here and heard another idiot republican stating this was a spending bill. After the talking head pointed out to him that the part of the bill he was objecting to was 1/2 of 1% of the total. Yeah... you read that right.. 1/2 of 1 %.. that's all they are objecting to... So, while another almost 600,000 people lost their jobs last month and the unemployment rate went up to 7.6% they are arguing over 1/2 of a percent. Give me a frikking break... what a sorry bunch of losers they are... all of them.

Some of the ones who are holding back are the so called Moderate Dems.. the Blue Dogs.. They have to get on board too.. We just don't have enough votes in the Senate to pass it yet.

Gallup still shows the public is supportive of this bill. 52% of the population total, Dems, Independents and Republicans support this. 38% don't... So why aren't the Senators getting this message... Because people aren't calling or writing them. We need to call, write or email our senators or congress people and let them know we support this bill.

Well, that's my rant for the day... I have to be gone for a while... so I am going to just shut up.. but call, email, write...but if you better send it overnight.. so call or email.. PLEASE!!!!!! NOW!!!!!


Anonymous said...

I wrote my Senators and Representative a few days ago.

Let's HOPE they are all getting tons of emails and phone calls!

Mauigirl said...

Pres. Obama finally said today that yes, it's a spending bill - what the heck did they think a stimulus bill was in the first place?