Dude – Where’s My Job?

by JimLarkinsGhost on December 5, 2008

The George giveth, and the George taketh away.  He has given us plenty:  phony war, illegal wiretapping, torture, a politicized justice department, more water pollution, a terrible reputation in the world, a gulag in Guantanamo, more severe class stratification, a lifetime worth of embarrassing linguistic blunders, unimaginably ballooning deficits and debts, and so much more.

Now, on his way out the door, his expert management of the economy taketh away.  Your job.

Skittish employers slashed 533,000 jobs in November, the most in 34 years, catapulting the unemployment rate to 6.7 percent, dramatic proof the country is careening deeper into recession.

The new figures, released by the Labor Department Friday, showed the crucial employment market deteriorating at an alarmingly rapid clip, and handed Americans some more grim news right before the holidays.

As companies throttled back hiring, the unemployment rate bolted from 6.5 percent in October to 6.7 percent last month, a 15-year high  [bold added].

Hm – 15 years ago.  Right.  That’s when we were still trying to recover from that other recession.  The one that happened under that guy named “George Bush,” I think.

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