Archive for good news

Yawn: Weekly jobless claims slip... again. #BlameObama

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

jobless benefits unemployment down

Fox Biz keeps bugging me with upbeat email alerts like the one below. And we all know that they are the single most reliable source of information in the entire world, so I pay attention to every word. Since I can't keep all the good news bottled up inside, especially on a day filled with very bad news (AP Reporting that Malaysian Air 777 Was "Shot Down" over Ukraine), I had to share. Again. Yawn. Yes, one more time, weekly jobless claims fell and nobody on cable news [sic] seems to have noticed. And if they did notice, they failed to report it to the rest of us.

Then again, since when as the news [sic] media performed up to expectations? And by expectations I mean standards that meet or surpass that of playing Telephone.

Here's the latest:

The number of Americans filing for first-time jobless benefits fell to 302,000 last week from an upwardly-revised 305,000 the week prior. Economists expected claims to rise to 310,000 from an initially-reported 304,000.

Seriously, if this keeps up, Republican impeachment and lawsuit efforts will start to look even more ludicrous than they already do.

Nonetheless, with jobless claims sliding, there's only one thing left to do. Say it with me now, everyone:

blame obama

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Borderghazi continues as weekly job claims fall... again. #BlameObama

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

borderghazi texas


While all the infantile talking schmoes heads are stomping their feet and tantruming about why President Obama won't make an appearance at the border-- his KATRINA, sez they (Borderghazi!!!!)-- the economy is quietly doing things that should make the GOP get even more tantrumy and red-faced: It's picking up. Slowly but surely. Weekly job claims have fallen-- again-- and so have sad little Republican faces.

And who better to bring us news that will cause conservatives to point, and flip, even more fingers at the president over Borderghazi to divert attention from any accomplishments on Obama's watch? Why, none other than the most reliable source for accurate news in the whole wide world, Fox Biz! Via email alert:

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell last week to 304,000 from an unrevised 315,000 the week prior. Wall Street expected claims to remain at 315,000.

You all know what to do. Say it with me now:

blame obama

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Applications for jobless benefits dip #BlameObama

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

jobless benefits unemployment down

Darn that Fox Biz, reporting more good news to us again and again! Who do they think they are, MSNBC? Today's upbeat report will ruffle a few GOP feathers, but what else is new? Maybe Darrell Issa can hold hearings and try to impeach the president for being complicit in achieving lower unemployment numbers. Once again, first-time jobless benefits fell, like it or not, Impeachateers. Via an email alert:

The number of Americans filing for first-time jobless benefits fell to 312,000 last week from an upwardly revised 314,000 the week prior. Wall Street expected claims to fall to 310,000 from an initially reported 312,000.

The Detroit Free Press has more, including that business "are hiring at a healthy pace." Please link over for more, but here's a taste:

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week, the latest evidence that a sharp economic slowdown earlier this year hasn’t caused employers to cut jobs. [...]

Applications are a proxy for layoffs, so the declines indicate that companies are cutting fewer jobs. [...] When businesses are confident enough to keep staff, they are also likely to hire more people.

The low level of applications indicates employers haven’t been rattled by the first quarter’s dismal showing, which many economists have partly blamed on bad weather. If businesses feared the economy was tumbling into a recession, they would likely ramp up layoffs.

Okay everyone, all together now:

blame obama Bush's fault smaller

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Public faith in Congress falls, so do weekly jobless claims

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

worst congress ever gop fail

Americans don't much like Congress. What an understatement. Let me reword that. Americans hate Congress. There, that's better.

And for good reason. GOP obstructionists prevent any progress on fixing immigration, the economy, our schools, voting rights, civil rights issues, you name it. And the hostility and head-butting are constant. The infighting among Republicans is entertaining to Dems, but that must play into these numbers, too.

Via Gallup:

Gallup Congress poll

Americans' confidence in Congress has sunk to a new low. Seven percent of Americans say they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in Congress as an American institution, down from the previous low of 10% in 2013. This confidence is starkly different from the 42% in 1973, the first year Gallup began asking the question. [...]

The current 7% of Americans who place confidence in Congress is the lowest of the 17 institutions Gallup measured this year, and is the lowest Gallup has ever found for any of these institutions. The dearth of public confidence in their elected leaders on Capitol Hill is yet another sign of the challenges that could face incumbents in 2014's midterm elections -- as well as more broadly a challenge to the broad underpinnings of the nation's representative democratic system.

Seven. Percent.

whoa smaller

Major shrinkage. And I'm not just referring to their numbers. After seeing that poll, Congress members (no pun) must certainly be feeling, er, inadequate:

shrinkage smaller

Which brings us to more reports of shrinkage, this time courtesy of every liberal's favorite source, the always reliable Fox Biz. Via an email alert:

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell last week to 312,000 from an upwardly revised 318,000 the week prior. Wall Street expected claims to fall to 314,000 from an initially reported 317,000.

Which just goes to show you, there's good shrinkage and bad shrinkage. Fair and balanced reporting, brought to you by TPC.

blame obama Bush's fault smaller

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

What, again? Fox Biz: Weekly jobless claims fall. #BlameObama

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

fox biz

I know, I know, this Fox email alert stuff is getting redundant. Our bad. But hey, when Fox Biz sends me emails that start with "Breaking News," my bloggy little ears perk up. And that is exactly what Fox Biz did this very morning. I continue to post their reporting because it is crystal clear that readers of the The Political Carnival depend on Fox for every scrap of credible news. They are just. That. Good. And trustworthy. And fair and balanced.

Oh, but I kid the ClusterFoxers.

Whaddya want to bet they were really, really reluctant to share this positive development, which happened under the watch of Evil Socialist Obama and his Marxist Benghazi !!!! Agenda? What a commie pinko he is, adding jobs and stuff.

Yes, there was some not-great economic news today, too, but we here at TPC try to stay upbeat and positive. Sometimes. When possible. When we're not crying and beating our heads against the wall.

Here is the Fox Biz email alert:

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell to 300,000 last week from an upwardly revised 327,000 the week prior. Wall Street expected claims to fall to 318,000 from an initially reported 326,000.

blame obama Bush's fault smaller

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Weekly jobless claims fall to lowest level in seven years #BlameObama

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

jobless claims unemployment down

I usually post email alerts about unemployment numbers from the ever popular, always accurate, impeccable, truth-seeking liberal favorite-- ta daa!-- Fox Biz. But not today. Instead, the good news about jobless claims comes from the Associated Press, because diversity is a good thing:

(AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in seven years last week, a sign the job market is steadily improving.

Weekly unemployment benefit applications dropped 24,000 to 297,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the fewest since May 12, 2007. The four week average, a less volatile measure, dipped 2,000 to 323,250... As applications have declined, hiring has picked up. Employers added the most jobs in 2 ½ years in April.

The report goes on to say that all that hiring could boost economic growth for the rest of the year. And that, in turn, should boost American morale. Well, except Republican morale. They hate positive economic news... when it breaks on President Obama's watch.

And you know what that means, don't you? More GOP deflection from issues that really matter, more conservative hysteria, more fear mongering, more smearing, more lies, and more of this:

tv benghazi

brainghazi jon stewart karl rove hillary

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Job market improving: Weekly jobless claims fall. #BlameObama

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Job market

Our most reliable news source ever, Fox Biz, sent me this email alert about the improving job market:

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell last week to 319,000 from an upwardly revised 345,000 the week prior. Wall Street was looking for claims to fall to 325,000 from an initially reported 344,000.

Of course, despite Fox's penchant for consistently unbiased and honest reporting, it's always important to trust, but verify. And so I did. Via CBS:

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell ... the latest sign that the job market is slowly improving. [...]

With the impact of the holiday fading, applications are returning to pre-recession levels. The average for April was 312,000 , the fewest since October 2007. The recession officially began in December 2007.

Wait. The "Obama Recession" began under GW Bush? Quick, someone tell the Republicans!

According to CBS, businesses are cutting fewer jobs now, something that must be driving the GOP up a wall. But that's okay. Any time it appears that President Obama and the Dems have accomplished something, those on the right simply slip into default mode: Benghazi!!! With lots of exclamation points!!!

And the IRS!!!

Plus, there are still those pesky "repeal Obamacare!!!!" stragglers, despite the law's growing success.

Hey, an ultra-conservative's gotta find a ray of sunshine somewhere right? And what better place to look than a dead horse.

beatdeadhorse

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare