I LOVE the smell of schadenfreude in the morning!!
So the current jobless rate is 9.8% as reported by the Department of Labor. In fact, it’s more like 17% when the people who’ve just stopped looking are rolled in. The Obama Administration has done exactly nothing to stimulate the economy other than increasing state and federal government payrolls and “saving” the jobs of state and municipal employees through one time cash infusions. Oh, and then there’s the proposed 52 week extension of “unemployment benefits” beyond the already extended 99 weeks. Hell of a job Barack.
Anyway, the Washington Post is reporting that a couple of thousand soon-to-be-unemployed employees of the federal government are getting all pissy with RexO ‘cause he’s not finding them jobs. Apparently they feel like, since they (actual their bosses) put it all on the line for RexO they deserve some serious schmooze.
Some of the 2,000 or so Democratic staffers on Capitol Hill who are losing their jobs in the coming weeks as a result of November’s “Great Shellacking” are angry at President Obama’s White House for not helping them find new jobs.
Worse, they remember that in 2006, when the Republicans lost the Hill and GOP aides were in the same fix, the George W. Bush White House tried hard to place them in administration positions.
“They have not called us,” one of them said. And both Democrats ruefully concluded that “Republicans have always been better at taking care of their people.”
Congressional Democrats have long been unhappy with the Obama White House, feeling it cares little about their well-being. Now, as a Bill Clinton-style triangulation era begins, they’re furious about Obama’s tax deal with the R’s to continue tax cuts for the hideously wealthy.
Off topic, sort of, you can certainly tell where the WaPo falls on the political spectrum with the highlighted note in the last paragraph.
As far as the Obama White House caring about “their” well-being, join the party folks. It’s been obvious that they – and hey! YOU too – don’t give a tinker’s dam about the rest of the country so what in the world would make you think they give a rip about you? On the flip side, assuming the extra 52 weeks gets passed before y’all get the axe, your unemployment “benefits” will run out just about the time a Republican President gets inaugurated in January 2013. At that point, you can have some “hope” that things will “change” for real and you can find a job. In the meantime, check out the private sector. I’m sure with your experience and education you’re qualified for something. You might want to practice this slowly…
“Welcome to WalMart!”
UPDATE: 12/11/10 – 3:35pm MST
I’m excited. We’re attracting folks from the “other side”. And, as you might expect, the commenter is incapable of understanding facts, doing basic research or assembling a cogent argument. The comment, from one “elitiest”, complete with a pic of RexO™ and this little gem…
The President has done more, passed more legislation, in two years than Bush did in eight. And the “true” unemployment numbers – where were they when Bush was in office? New unemployment claims were at 750,000 a month when Bush left office. Now they’re at 420,000.
OK Jackass, here’s the numbers, courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Please note not just the raw numbers, but the difference between the U3 and the U6 numbers.
Have a really nice fricking day bonehead.