As I typically do nearly every day, I enjoy perusing the thoughts and opinions from various sources. Recently, I’ve again noticed (as it’s really nothing new, mind you) how the media structures “news” to fit “the agenda”…the template. The theme du jour seems to be excusing the situation or the facts…promoting the idea that we need to “re-examine” the way we view matters, etc., etc., etc. It doesn’t matter if the facts are the facts, there HAS to be some other culprit…some other reason why they are what they are…
Rush Limbaugh hit the nail on the head when he pointed this out on his program yesterday. The economy CONTRACTS and the media and the Democrats try to structure a distressing situation to their liking:
“President Barack Obama will let his jobs council expire this week without renewing its charter, winding down one source of input from the business community even as unemployment remains stubbornly high.” The GDP contracted, unemployment compensation requests for unemployment checks increased. I have another AP story today — they’re calling the contraction — I kid you not here — they’re calling the contraction in gross domestic product “growth.” They are describing economic growth in terms of the contraction.”
“When Obama in January 2011 formed his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, unemployment was hovering above 9 percent. Two years later, more than 12 million people in the U.S. are out of work. The unemployment rate has fallen to 7.8 percent, but both parties agree that’s still too high.” But it’s good enough. So we could close down the jobs council… (laughing) The reason I laugh — I know you know why — the jobs council, I’ll guarantee you, when they met, what kind of input would they give? It’s silly. We all know how to create jobs. Do the exact opposite of what Obama does. There isn’t any pro-growth policy taking place. I sound like a broken record. I think it’s hilarious the jobs council shut down, ’cause we’re now supposed to accept, okay, well, this is the new norm. Mission accomplished.”
“Bloomberg News. Now that the gross domestic product is contracting, i.e., the economy’s shrinking, Bloomberg’s editors have decided that GDP is an imperfect measure of progress. Just ten hours after a government report showed that the economy went into contraction for the first time in three years during the fourth quarter last year, an item written by the editors at Bloomberg News appeared last night which basically said, you know, you people that focus on GDP are making a mistake. That’s an imperfect measure of economic activity and progress. We need to be looking at indicators — I kid you not — of social progress or human happiness. So in measuring economic output, in measuring economic activity, the GDP, ah, it’s old-fashioned, doesn’t work, never was all that accurate. You shouldn’t rely on that. Don’t pay any attention. It’s an imperfect measure of progress.
Instead, we should refocus and look at the indicators of social progress or human happiness. So it’s the usual case: When things go south, the problem is the way we measure it. When the news is bad, the problem is how the news is determined (laughing), not the actual news. So we’re gonna have to change the mechanism by which we measure the economy because it’s not showing the economy in a good enough light to reflect the magnificence of our esteemed leader, “Barack Hussein Obama! Mmm! Mmm! Mmm!”
“Now, two stories on the unemployment front. It is Thursday, and that’s why we have unemployment news. First off, our old buddy Christopher Rugaber at the AP. Headline: “Weekly US Jobless Aid Applications Rise to 368,000 — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose sharply last week but remained at a level consistent with moderate hiring.” See? We gotta change the way we measure this.”
The number of Americans out of work and filing for unemployment benefits went up big time, but that still indicates that there’s “moderate hiring” taking place. (interruption) Poor Rachel. She’s in for Dawn today. Rachel’s in there and she’s kind of shaking her head like your dog looks at you, kind of curious, not sure what you’re saying but is excited to try and understand. No, it’s tough. The number of people out of work — the number of people asking for welfare benefits, unemployment compensation checks — skyrocketed.
The AP says: Hey, that’s well within our range here that shows there’s moderate hiring taking place!
It’s the Twilight Zone.
It’s definitely the Twilight Zone. It’s the twilight of the United States as we know it! And Barack Obama is unabashedly contributing to out demise with every day he is in office!….
If you want MORE sobering news, check this out from The Economic Collapse:
“our ‘leaders’ seem very confused about what is happening…”