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Gallup Poll: Unemployment the Biggest Problem in US
Newmax.com ^ | 2/18/2014 | Drew MacKenzie

Posted on 02/18/2014 8:38:14 AM PST by rktman

Unemployment has surpassed government and politicians as the most important problem facing Americans, according to a new poll.

The Gallup survey shows that nearly one in four Americans — 23 percent — say that jobs are the biggest problem, followed by "dissatisfaction" with government, the economy, and healthcare.

The concerns over unemployment have increased by a third from Gallup’s last poll in January, when 16 percent of Americans said jobs was their leading issue.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: confusion; recovery; unemployment
Not according to fauxbama the "lyin' king" and his spokesmodels. Why, it was like yesterday we were assured that we'd turned the corner and the worst was over and employment is skyrocketing. Maybe no so much. Gallup audit in the works. How dare the counter (at least publish) contradictory stories.
1 posted on 02/18/2014 8:38:14 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

Obama Promises America: “I Will Not Rest Until Everyone Can Find a Job”… Then Goes and Plays 100 Rounds of Golf

Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, June 17, 2012

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/06/obama-promises-america-he-will-not-rest-until-everyone-can-find-a-job-then-goes-and-plays-100-rounds-of-golf/


2 posted on 02/18/2014 8:39:48 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rktman

The Federal Reserve and the public in general should ignore the published official “unemployment” figures and instead concentrate on the pure number of people with full time or adequate employment. Everybody knows someone who has given up and retired early or gone underground etc. We need to be creating jobs..not watching a meaningless statistic..manipulated and made meaningless by people dropping out of the work force.


3 posted on 02/18/2014 8:41:22 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: rktman

Wrong. Our biggest problem is in the WH.


4 posted on 02/18/2014 8:43:21 AM PST by albie
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To: rktman
Unemployment the Biggest Problem in US

That is a symptom, not the disease.

5 posted on 02/18/2014 8:44:14 AM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: rktman

But it’s at 6.6% and dropping every month! /sarcasm


6 posted on 02/18/2014 8:44:38 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: rktman

So let me get this straight: According to statistice, the unemployment rate is lower and jobs data is positive, but according to the polls, people are increasingly concerned about the availability of jobs.

Which is it? These two absolutely contradict each other. Someone is lying, obviously.


7 posted on 02/18/2014 8:44:52 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: albie

BTTT!


8 posted on 02/18/2014 8:45:17 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: cotton1706

The liberals have been lecturing us a lot recently about global warming.

Nancy Pelosi said she has a planet to save. Though she didn’t say which planet.


9 posted on 02/18/2014 8:46:44 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego (TH)
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To: rktman
Don't worry, congress plans to address the problem by secretly passing amnesty!


:(

10 posted on 02/18/2014 8:48:20 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: albie

Add spineless, gutless Eunuchs in Congress to the list of causes. And, of course, Commie RATs.


11 posted on 02/18/2014 8:49:15 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: RatRipper
"That is a symptom, not the disease. "

Whatever it is it has to be fixed or we will continue to slouch toward depression, regardless of who is President. Candidates take notice - Job No 1 is Jobs.

12 posted on 02/18/2014 8:49:52 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: albie
Wrong. Our biggest problem is in the WH.

Oh come-on! That's a stupid assertion that only gives him more power: our biggest problem is a congress that is so irresponsible and afraid that it will-not/cannot use it's own authority and a Supreme Court that has respect for neither the Constitution nor the law.

13 posted on 02/18/2014 8:51:24 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: rktman

Wha -?? Immigration “reform” — you know, to fix a “broken system” — isn’t the thing keeping people up at night???


14 posted on 02/18/2014 8:53:06 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: rktman

obama is the biggest problem in the usa.


15 posted on 02/18/2014 8:55:27 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ex-snook

Government and politicians are the root cause of unemployment. They are the disease. Unemployment is but one symptom of that disease.


16 posted on 02/18/2014 8:58:20 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: rktman

Its been the biggest problem since 2008 yet the public has not held Obama accountable. A large chunk of America seems to buy into the idea that its all still Bush’s fault and more government spending will solve it.


17 posted on 02/18/2014 9:02:47 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: rktman

When are Americans (as we can’t trust the media to do so) going to demand the Obama government issue an accurate unemployment rate rather than their bogus 6% rate? Everyone knows that number is fudged.


18 posted on 02/18/2014 9:05:14 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: rktman

I’d say it’s the current leadership that is the biggest problem in the US.


19 posted on 02/18/2014 9:09:29 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

And for some reason, they forget that their solution, a carbon tax, will hit the middle class the hardest.

I am very surprised that no one has called them on this. Of course, the general population are brainwashed. So maybe that is why.


20 posted on 02/18/2014 9:21:39 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: rktman

No, government is still the biggest problem. It is the cause of the mess we are in and unemployment is just one of the problems. If people do not understand that there is no hope for America.


21 posted on 02/18/2014 9:25:57 AM PST by mulligan (I)
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To: cotton1706

But it’s at 6.6% and dropping every month! /sarcasm


Yet the WSJ says 17% of men ages 25-45 don’t have jobs.


22 posted on 02/18/2014 9:27:42 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: Atlas Sneezed

“Yet the WSJ says 17% of men ages 25-45 don’t have jobs.”

But even though they’re “not working,” they’re not “unemployed.”

The bright side of this is, and the talking point should be, “well since unemployment is going down, there is no longer a need for unemployment benefits extensions.”


23 posted on 02/18/2014 9:30:00 AM PST by cotton1706
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By 2016, the unemployment rate will be -10.0%


24 posted on 02/18/2014 10:24:27 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: rktman

Unemployment has surpassed government and politicians as the most important problem facing Americans, according to a new poll.

Wait, what???
Exactly who did those polled think is responsible for the unemployment? The Government and the Politicians!!!!!!!!!!


25 posted on 02/18/2014 10:24:46 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: rktman

Unemployment? No problem. Bring in 30 to 50 million foreign nationals!


26 posted on 02/18/2014 11:39:08 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LOL! They’re just being imported to clean toilets and other jobs Americans WON’T do. Oddly enough, none have stopped by to do ours so I guess we gotta do it.


27 posted on 02/18/2014 12:02:51 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: Vigilanteman
"Government and politicians are the root cause of unemployment"

Then they are also the cause of employment?

28 posted on 02/18/2014 12:06:48 PM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: ex-snook
Libtards claim that the organization of governments made possible the specialization in trades and talents which led to economic growth and civilization.

Up to a point, I can agree to that analysis or, more specifically, the observation of George Washington that governments are, at best, a necessary evil and, at worst, an intolerable one.

I can support them as long as they are kept into their confining roles of being a necessary evil.

29 posted on 02/18/2014 12:26:24 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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