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Vonz90 wrote: Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:37 am Unemployment has been low which never helps.
Except that it's not. If 'unemployment' is 3.5%, why is the U.S. Labor Force Participation Rate still back down as low as it's been since 1977? I do agree on the owngoal nature of the woke stuff though...
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g-man wrote: Tue Aug 09, 2022 5:26 pm
Vonz90 wrote: Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:37 am Unemployment has been low which never helps.
Except that it's not. If 'unemployment' is 3.5%, why is the U.S. Labor Force Participation Rate still back down as low as it's been since 1977? I do agree on the owngoal nature of the woke stuff though...
Yout point is valid in macro, but for a graduating HS senior who is not going to college right away, the rate is what is important for them getting a job and that is the competition that recruiters are dealing with.
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The advertised numbers and reality don't align. I retired from the Army last November, and despite everybody, everywhere saying "We're short staffed and hiring!" me and a bunch of my contemporaries couldn't get call-backs on applications for anything. Unemployment is low because people aren't looking, not because jobs are all filled. And at the same time, employers are clamoring for new hires, but slow-rolling the hiring process. Everything makes zero sense, which has just become normal.


ETA: And big Army has laced up their cleats before stepping all over their non-binary junk by espousing all of this woke nonsense. DEI officers everywhere, etc, etc. Good luck getting your historically central demographic recruited while shouting the wokeness from the rooftops.
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ETA: And big Army has laced up their cleats before stepping all over their non-binary junk by espousing all of this woke nonsense. DEI officers everywhere, etc, etc. Good luck getting your historically central demographic recruited while shouting the wokeness from the rooftops.
^^What he said^^ We see a bug, they see a feature. They want to break the military core culture and reshape it. But first have to make it unappealing to those pesky red state kids. Easier to keep them out than run them out.

And don't get me started on how the jab mandate for servicemembers adds to this problem... "we don't give a damn about you, your health, your conscience, your adverse events" They never have but they just never said the quiet part out loud so vociferously before.

Yeah, sign my kids up for that!
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Fellows, think about what kind of socialist would join the military.

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g-man wrote: Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:43 pm Everything makes zero sense, which has just become normal.
It makes perfect sense - it's an election year. Everybody is holding their breath, waiting to find out if the lunatics are going to continue to have free reign, burning the house down, or if the Stupid party can grab hold of the Senate(probable) and/or house(possible, but unlikely) to put a stop to most of the lunacy, like the recent 750 billion dollar "inflation relief bill"(yeah, with 390 billion in pork!) That the evil party squeaked through(only because kneepads Harris had to cast the tiebreaker).

Nobody wants future liabilities if they're going to become an albatross around the neck. This same kinda thing happened in 2016, when Trump got elected. My buddy the machinery dealer saw sales dry up once the primaries happened, when it was announced it would be a showdown between Darth Hillary vs Emperor Trump. The day after the general election? Sales exploded.
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HTRN wrote: Wed Aug 10, 2022 4:42 pmNobody wants future liabilities if they're going to become an albatross around the neck. This same kinda thing happened in 2016, when Trump got elected. My buddy the machinery dealer saw sales dry up once the primaries happened, when it was announced it would be a showdown between Darth Hillary vs Emperor Trump. The day after the general election? Sales exploded.
I think that's a general thing. When I had my firm, people held off signing contracts before every election, then signed them afterwards.
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Point of order:
or if the Stupid party can grab hold of the Senate(probable)
Is it time the Stupid party reference be updated to the Complicit Party? Or the CoConspirator Party?
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That would probably take some statistics. For example, if they were all Romneys or McCains, then yes. But if 98% were still just stupid, then no.
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The 98% (if that many) are useful idiots. What matters ultimately is the actual agenda and effect of the Coconspirator leadership and those they coddle and provide aid and comfort.

Yes, I'm looking at you McConnell, McCarthy. Graham, Murkowski, Cheney, Romney, ad naseum, vomit
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