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Let Them Eat Crumbs!

CNBC is reporting that jobless claims have hit a 48-year low (which for the math challenged includes the years when Obama was President). Initial claims for state unemployment benefits were unchanged at a seasonally adjusted 211,000 for the week ended May 5, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims dropped to 209,000 during the week ended April …

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Reality Alert to the Ivory Tower:

Emphasis mine: On Tuesday, New Hampshire adjunct professors stood outside Manchester Community College to protest the limit. Some said the realization that the health care law they once supported is being used against them was a harsh reality to swallow. Craig Lange is a member of the team that has been negotiating for a contract …

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Data Point – Unemployment rate EVEN with Obama’s Stimulus

(Image H/T: AEIdeas) Drop outs from the Labor force at all time high: 89,304,000 The Corner:   Were the unemployment rate today measured against the same workforce participation as when President Obama took office four years ago, the unemployment rate today would be 10.7 percent.

Kids say the darndest things…

Friend of mine told me she was eating breakfast with her 13-year-old granddaughter and asked her, “What day is the 20th of February?” Granddaughter said “It’s President’s Day!” (She’s a smart kid.) So my friend asks “What does President’s Day mean?” and she was waiting for something about Washington or Lincoln… etc. Granddaughter replied, “President’s …

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