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  1. Head of the fed - Obama Appointee - Janet Yellin. It's all on yew democraps.
  2. Oh yay. When really challenged, you can capitalize sentences and spell correctly! Did you spit, swallow or blow bubbles for Kaine and Wasserman?
  3. 10,845 wasted posts, shitbag. Proud yet ????????????
  4. 1,800 vice 10,800. Shut yer piehole, you imbecile.
  5. That's why you spend 12 hours a day here, you no-life piece of shit.
  6. Residents of Western and Midwestern states are generally more positive about their states as places to live. With the exception of the New England states of New Hampshire and Vermont, all of the top 10 rated states are west of the Mississippi River. In addition to Montana and Alaska, Utah (70%), Wyoming (69%), and Colorado (65%) are among the 10 states that residents are most likely to say their state is among the best places to reside. Most of these states have relatively low populations, including Wyoming, Vermont, North Dakota, and Alaska -- the four states with the smallest populations in the nation. Texas, the second most populated state, is the major exception to this population relationship. Although it is difficult to discern what the causal relationship is between terrain and climate and positive attitudes, many of the top 10 states are mountainous with cold winters. In fact, the two states most highly rated by their residents -- Montana and Alaska -- are among not only the nation's coldest states but also both border Canada. With the exception of New Mexico, all of the bottom 10 states are either east of the Mississippi River or border it (Louisiana and Missouri). New Jersey (28%), Maryland (29%), and Connecticut (31%) join Rhode Island among the bottom 10. The results are based on a special 50-state Gallup poll conducted June-December 2013, including interviews with at least 600 residents in every state. For the first time, Gallup measured whether residents view their states as "the best possible state to live in," "one of the best possible states to live in," "as good a state as any to live in," or "the worst possible state to live in." Few Americans say their states are the single best or worst places to live. Rather, the large majority of respondents say their states were either "one of the best" or "as good a state as any" place to live. One in Four Illinois Residents Say Their State Is the Worst Place to Live Illinois has the unfortunate distinction of being the state with the highest percentage of residents who say it is the worst possible place to live. One in four Illinois residents (25%) say the state is the worst place to live, followed by 17% each in Rhode Island and Connecticut. Throughout its history, Illinois has been rocked by high-profile scandals, investigations, and resignations from Chicago to Springfield and elsewhere throughout the state. Such scandals may explain why Illinois residents have the least trust in their state government across all 50 states. Additionally, they are among the most resentful about the amount they pay in state taxes. These factors may contribute to an overall low morale for the state's residents. Texans Most Likely to View the Lone Star State as the Very Best Although Texas trails Montana and Alaska in terms of its residents rating it as the best or one of the best places to live, it edges out Alaska (27%) and Hawaii (25%) in the percentage of residents who rate it as the single best place to live. Texans' pride for their state as the single best place to live is not surprising when viewed in the context of other measures. According to Gallup Daily tracking for 2013, Texans rank high on standard of living and trust in their state government, and they are less negative than others are about the state taxes they pay. The same is true for Alaska and, to a lesser extent, Hawaii, which had relatively average scores for trust in state government and state taxes, but ranked high for standard of living. The three also have distinct histories, geographies, natural resources, and environmental features that may contribute to residents' personal enjoyment and pride in their locale. Bottom Line Residents with the most pride in their state as a place to live generally boast a greater standard of living, higher trust in state government, and less resentment toward the amount they pay in state taxes. However, the factors that residents use to determine whether their state is a great place to live are not always obvious. West Virginia, for example, falls far behind all other states on a variety of metrics, including economic confidence, well-being, standard of living, and stress levels. Still, over a third of West Virginians feel their state is among the best places to live, giving it a ranking near the middle of the pack. http://www.gallup.com/poll/168653/montanans-alaskans-say-states-among-top-places-live.aspx http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-05/these-are-worst-possible-states-live-ranked-their-residents
  7. Gonna be a real hoot as the leftists whine about raising the minimum wage and get theirs undercut by the illegals they love so dearly! Welcome to competition, ya little statists.
  8. Initial Reaction On the surface, this appeared to be a very strong jobs report from both the household survey and establishment survey perspective. The establishment survey reported a gain of 288,000 jobs while the household survey sported a gain in employment of 407,000. In addition, May was revised up from +217,000 to + 224,000, and April revised up from +282,000 to +304,000. Digging deeper into the details, strength was entirely part-time (and then some). Voluntary part-time employment rose by a whopping 840,000 and involuntary part-time employment rose by 275,000. Compared to a total gain of employment of 407,000, the gain in total part-time employment was 1,115,000. I confirmed with the BLS that one cannot directly subtract those numbers because of seasonal reporting. However, one can compare seasonally-adjusted full-time employment this month to seasonally-adjusted full-time employment last month. Doing so shows a decline in full-time employment of 523,000! May BLS Jobs Statistics at a Glance Nonfarm Payroll: +288,000 - Establishment Survey Employment: +407,000 - Household Survey Unemployment: -325,000 - Household Survey Involuntary Part-Time Work: +275,000 - Household Survey Voluntary Part-Time Work: +840,000 - Household Survey Baseline Unemployment Rate: -0.2 at 6.1% - Household Survey U-6 unemployment: -0.1 to 12.1% - Household Survey Civilian Non-institutional Population: +192,000 Civilian Labor Force: +81,000 - Household Survey Not in Labor Force: +111,000 - Household Survey Participation Rate: +0.0 at 62.8 - Household Survey Additional Notes About the Unemployment Rate The unemployment rate varies in accordance with the Household Survey, not the reported headline jobs number, and not in accordance with the weekly claims data. In the past year the working-age population rose by 2,262,000. In the last year the labor force declined by 128,000. In the last year, those "not" in the labor force rose by 2,390,000 Over the course of the last year, the number of people employed rose by 2,146,000 (an average of 178,833 a month) The working-age population rose by over 2 million, but the labor force declined. People dropping out of the work force accounts for nearly all of the declining unemployment rate. Read more at http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/07/nonfarm-payrolls-288000-unemployment.html#uqEXFYeiL64hCMwG.99
  9. America isn't doing better. The fact you buffoons are trying so hard to sell otherwise speaks volumes. More to the point, when facts and numbers are brought to the table, you run back to the old safehaven - "You hate America or Obama". Your economics are shit.... Seven million jobs in a country of 320 million over the span of six years! That's one job for every 45 people in the country, and he only had to spend $7 trillion ($22,000 for every person in the country) to do it ! Oh and the dirty little secret: he lost more than 7 million jobs since he's been on orifice, so it's a net negative overall. Have a nice day, simpleton.
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