Look at these hands!

what’re we doing with ‘em?

The U.S. economy added a better-than-expected 242,000 jobs in February

Break-even [to keep up with population growth] is 250,000 jobs.
[NB this month’s number is yet to be “revised” — downward, as has become customary]

…while the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent…

Unless you look at the U6, which includes the underemployed, the discouraged, those who have timed out of unemployment, and those who have given up entirely.

U3: Feb ’16 – 5.2% [seasonally adjusted - 4.9]

U6: Feb ’16 – 10.1% [seasonally adjusted - 9.7]

hm… kinda different.

What are we doing as a society wasting the talents, skills and energy of Millions of our citizens?

This:

[Geeze, oh man…]

This is what “Democracy” brings.

Finish your assignment! »

Democracy: Two wolves and a sheep with a small business voting on what’s for lunch.

6 Comments!

  1. geezerette
    Posted March 4, 2016 at 8:15 am |

    All of it controlled by the news media social media politcal party power and $$. Completely ignoring what the American citizens have to say when they vote. Who by the way are the only ones who have the privilege to vote for those who are suppose to represent them. Who of course are the stupid uneducated uninformed ignorant right wing religious fools who aren’t letting the more intelligent educated informed elite tell them what they should do.

  2. DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this)
    Posted March 4, 2016 at 10:20 am |

    Clearly, we need to redistribute more of the wealth.
    Or maybe bring in a lot more unskilled immigrants.
    Oh wait, I know, let’s raise the minimum wage!
    Sure, those may souuund counter-productive, but we can manage all that with smart gov’t regulations run by an enlightened bureaucracy.
    It’s tricky, but it can be done if we elect the biggest dick to lead us.
    You know,

  3. Nomen Nescio
    Posted March 4, 2016 at 11:57 am |

    DT:… there’s no problem down there.
    HC: arf.

  4. ZZMike
    Posted March 4, 2016 at 12:23 pm |

    And of course the followup: Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the vote.

  5. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted March 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm |

    Is that why Trump’s on his third wife?

  6. Joe Bandmember ≠ Damn right I'm not equal to that
    Posted March 5, 2016 at 1:23 pm |

    I would say that it’s where they’ve been that counts.

    Trump is a fraud.