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White House: Unemployment 'Will Not Be Solved Overnight'
ABC News ^ | 6/1/12 | Mary Bruce

Posted on 06/01/2012 1:26:40 PM PDT by Justaham

In its first reaction to this morning's worse-than-expected jobs report, the White House stressed that the nation is still fighting back from the recession and that the "problems in the job market were long in the making and will not be solved overnight."

"There is much more work that remains to be done to repair the damage caused by the financial crisis and deep recession that began at the end of 2007," Alan Krueger, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, writes in a White House blog.

"Just like last year at this time, our economy is facing serious headwinds, including the crisis in Europe and a spike in gas prices that hit American families' finances over the past months. It is critical that we continue the President's economic policies that are helping us dig our way out of the deep hole that was caused by the severe recession," Krueger adds, pointing to the president's legislative "to-do list" for Congress to boost the economy, which he will be promoting today in Minneapolis.

The economy added just 69,000 jobs last month, below expectations of 150,000, and the unemployment rate ticked up to 8.2 percent, the Labor Department announced this morning.

Krueger notes that the economy has added private sector jobs for 27 straight months and points to manufacturing, education and health services, and transportation and warehousing as areas where employment continues to expand.

As it does every month, the White House stresses that the monthly figures can be "volatile" and that "it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: noaccountability; noadults; nobudget; nodocumentation; nohonesty; nointegrity; noresponsibility; noveritas; unemplyment

1 posted on 06/01/2012 1:26:45 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham
White House: Unemployment 'Will Not Be Solved Overnight'

Apparently, it won't be solved after 3.5 years, either.

2 posted on 06/01/2012 1:28:09 PM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Justaham

Porkulus was supposed to keep unemployment below 8%.

Porkulus was supposed to be the solution to rising unemployment, and jump start the economy.

Was Obama wrong about Porkulus????

Now we’re saying unemployment is a continuing ongoing problem???

Well, was Obama wrong then, or is he wrong now???


3 posted on 06/01/2012 1:29:08 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Justaham

Okay, I can live with that. How about the rising of the seas?


4 posted on 06/01/2012 1:29:46 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: Justaham

From the imbecile that told this country two years ago, “If we do QE and TARP, unemployment will go below 8%.”


5 posted on 06/01/2012 1:29:46 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Justaham

And almost half, if not more, will believe this crap. It’s Bush’s fault and it’s the congressional tea party republicans’ fault.


6 posted on 06/01/2012 1:29:54 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: Justaham

Yes it will. January 20, 2013.


7 posted on 06/01/2012 1:30:56 PM PDT by marron
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To: Justaham

IT’S BEEN 3.5 YEARS!


8 posted on 06/01/2012 1:31:11 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Justaham

In about 4 months there will be some more unemployment. LOL


9 posted on 06/01/2012 1:31:18 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Justaham

Obama is employing en economic theory that did not work when Roosevelt tried and isn’t working now. Implement the economic theory employed by Reagan, and we’ll bounce back, not crawl over a cliff - where we’re heading with Obama.


10 posted on 06/01/2012 1:31:37 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: Justaham

Starting phoney “energy” businesses and shutting down “job producing energy businesses” doesn’t help. Obama’s an idiot.


11 posted on 06/01/2012 1:31:46 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jeff Chandler
How about the rising of the seas?

Romney should have a sea level indicator on his campaign website, LOL.

12 posted on 06/01/2012 1:32:35 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Justaham

The numbers will look great in a few months once Obama has hired 3.2 million “Federal poll watchers”.


13 posted on 06/01/2012 1:33:29 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Terry Mross

14 posted on 06/01/2012 1:33:47 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Justaham

Hey, you...POS....we will SOLVE this problem soon...God willing.


15 posted on 06/01/2012 1:34:36 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Justaham

FUBO!!!! Just keep up your TV appearances on The View, Letterman, etc and playing golf. That’s all you’re good for. You wouldn’t know a real job is since you never had one.


16 posted on 06/01/2012 1:34:42 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Justaham

Can one really say it’s “unexpected” after three
and a half years?


17 posted on 06/01/2012 1:35:23 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Justaham
Krueger notes that the economy has added imaginary private sector jobs.

Private sector jobs are scarce even in Texas. They can spin that number all they want, it is not happening.

18 posted on 06/01/2012 1:39:24 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Justaham

He let the Bushs back into White House yesterday and it all went to Hell again.


19 posted on 06/01/2012 1:39:56 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Jeff Chandler
How about the rising of the seas?

Would you believe, the cause has been discovered: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2890413/posts

20 posted on 06/01/2012 1:40:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Justaham
Been following the news for fifty years, and only in the last year or two has the economy mysteriously encountered previously unknown "headwinds." I have not heard of these "headwinds" before--whence do they come, and why did they never appear until recently?

How sad for the Usurper, that his genius plans are suddenly being stymied by pesky outside forces, for which, of course, he is blameless.

21 posted on 06/01/2012 1:40:47 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Turbo Pig
White House: Unemployment 'Will Not Be Solved Overnight'

Apparently, it won't be solved after 3.5 years, either.

Yes. In fact hysterical in the context of Administration Kicks Off "Recovery Summer" with Groundbreakings and Events Across the Country ... in June 2010!

Five more months! Five more months!

22 posted on 06/01/2012 1:43:16 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Justaham

Just so long as we can help the Obama Administration join the ranks of those millions seeking a job in November!!!


23 posted on 06/01/2012 1:45:22 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Justaham

It will be changed overnight.

With a Romney vicory, on the morning of November 7th, there will be a new dawn. A new hope, and American companies will start to hire again because they know they will not be prosecuted for being successful.


24 posted on 06/01/2012 1:46:54 PM PDT by skinndogNN
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To: Justaham

No worries....the unemployment rate is below 6% right now....isn't it? (rolling eyes)

25 posted on 06/01/2012 1:49:18 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Justaham
40 months, 1200 days and nights is not 'overnight'.

I would ask just how stupid does this administration think the American people are but given that they elected this horse's ass I already know.

26 posted on 06/01/2012 1:52:21 PM PDT by South40
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To: Justaham

Trillions down the rat hole of ‘Green Energy’, bailouts and buyouts and not a thing to show for it..................


27 posted on 06/01/2012 1:54:56 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Red Badger

We want 4 more years of Jive talk. We want 4 more years of teleprompter speeches blowing smoke on t.v. 1 billion dollars of fundraising is pretty good money for the amount of bull.


28 posted on 06/01/2012 2:03:37 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: FreedBird

3 Million new enegry jobs Obama


29 posted on 06/01/2012 2:07:04 PM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: All

the ultimate goal is to have a sustained 10% “reportable” unemployment, which will put us on par with his socialist utopias in Europe.


30 posted on 06/01/2012 2:08:08 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Justaham

Obama’s much vaunted jobs programs are working even less well than his beloved Soviet Union.

The answer?

Hey, give me four more years!

The worst and by far most destructive president in the entire history of the United States continues to disassemble the nation and flush it, piece by piece, down the toilet.

He just needs another four years, comrades, to complete the job.


31 posted on 06/01/2012 2:19:36 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: skinndogNN

Your words made me vomit.

An Obama failure will certainly be something to celebrate, heck, I’d celebrate if the worthless bastard dropped dead from a stroke. BUT a RINO Romney win will not bring “a new dawn” or “new hope” to America.

For “a new dawn” and “new hope”, we would have had to put a real conservative in the White House... and that damn sure isn’t Romney.

Now, you can go on to live your fantasy, but at least know it’s seen by many to be nothing more than a fantasy.

We now have the most ignorant electorate in the history of American elections. I believe we have the most corrupt government and media our country has ever seen.... and Romney with his GOP-e isn’t going to change any of that.

In the end, Americans will get the country it apparently wants and a country it so richly deserves.


32 posted on 06/01/2012 2:22:06 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Justaham

I seem to remember BHO giving this speech for the first time in early 2009.


33 posted on 06/01/2012 2:28:36 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Da Bro' Gotsta Go!)
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To: scooby321

Obama knows how to create jobs with public money. At least he says he knows how!


34 posted on 06/01/2012 2:55:21 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Justaham

Communism has failed every time it’s been tried but give it one more chance and it will work this time, promise!


35 posted on 06/01/2012 2:58:29 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: skinndogNN

Yes it could be that many employers and potential businesses are keeping their powder dry until after the demaculation of Kingless BOZerO when the real hope and change begins.


36 posted on 06/01/2012 3:24:04 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Promise kept: Sea levels fall under Obama
byDavid Freddoso Editorial Page Editor

Campaign2012
http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/promise-kept-sea-levels-fall-under-obama

Can you believe it?


37 posted on 06/01/2012 3:37:41 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I’ll bet 10 zillion on both.


38 posted on 06/01/2012 5:33:52 PM PDT by mcshot (God bless the USA! OMG PLEASE vote ABO or OWW and our Country dies.)
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To: Justaham
"There is much more work that remains to be done to repair the damage caused by the financial crisis and deep recession that began at the end of 2007," Alan Krueger, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, writes in a White House blog.

Translation: It's Bush's Fault!!!!!

39 posted on 06/01/2012 9:16:21 PM PDT by MCH
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To: FreedBird

I believe Obama himself Coined the phrase,Obama said while talking about Republicans,Dont let them Pull The old Okey Doke on you! This Presidency has been one huge Okey Doke on the World.


40 posted on 06/02/2012 6:52:42 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: ballplayer

Obama’s Jive Talking is old, tired, predictable and boring.


41 posted on 06/02/2012 10:05:11 AM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Justaham
White House: Unemployment 'Will Not Be Solved Overnight'

Remember what happened in a very short time after significant reductions in the capital gains tax?
42 posted on 06/04/2012 2:25:03 PM PDT by aruanan
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