Friday, July 03, 2009

Recession wipes out 9 years of job gains

Interesting article from the Seattle Times.

Interesting in that after hearing nothing but "doom and gloom" over the last 8 years, they now admit there actually were "job gains" under Bush?

But, what I find most intriguing is a sentence buried in the middle of the article.

"The nation now has the same number of jobs as in 2000 — but 12.5 million more workers."

Isn't that right about the estimated number of ILLEGAL immigrants in the country?

I'm sure more tax increases on the middle class with cure everything, right?

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, it's all getting better, the stimulus is working!


Storm'n Norm'n said...

That's the reported number of illegals (12.5 million)...we really know that number is much greater. There is another 14.7 million unemployed persons (as of June 2009) in the United States and a large majority of them are illegal.

LewWaters said...

Of course we know there are more than the 12.5 estimated, Norm. But, why do we allow this when we also have the same number of LEGAL citizens out of work?

We are in a state of dependence when we earn more on unemployment than by finding a job.

Then again, I am left wondering just how amny ILLEGALs draw unemployment and why?