I recognize this silence and mood, both from growing up and the recent unemployment in this house.
Fearless leader came out yesterday and said that unemployment drastically dropped. Except that also included some new ways of calculating the numbers. Except every way I’ve heard of them calculating the numbers is cooking the books. My wife was "unemployed” for a year and a half, though she didn’t qualify to be counted amongst the unemployed even while trying to find a job. It’s all done to provide political leverage. But if we use the same method they’ve been using it provides us a decent window to see what the trend is like.
Or how about seasonally adjusted:
If you can’t make sense of the Seasonally Adjusted chart, let me give you a clue. Which one of these has a swing month to month well beyond any other? Can you spot it? I knew you could! The fact is, employment sucks and here’s a big clue for everyone, government cannot make it better. Despite the smoke politicians blow up your ass about creating jobs, they can’t create jobs. There are only two things that government regulations can do, make it more difficult to hire someone or remove money from the pocket of someone who would give you a job. If anything when they throw money at something it actually tends to have the opposite effect since people want the free money. More on that bit later.
Everyone keeps looking at the state as being the solution to their problem. They keep asking what can my government do for me!? Well if government had its way, it would make you their slave by making you dependent upon them. From the looks of this lady, they’re succeeding.