Energized Obama touts new jobs report in Virginia, Ohio
President Obama greets well-wishers upon arrival at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, Ohio.
October 5th, 2012
05:08 PM ET

Energized Obama touts new jobs report in Virginia, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio (CNN) – Appearing newly energized amid the release of a better-than-expected jobs report, President Obama touched down in rain-soaked Cleveland, Ohio Monday and warned that a President Romney would bring the country’s economic recovery to a halt.

“This morning, we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since I took office,” the president told a crowd that local officials say numbered 9,000. “More Americans entered the workforce. More people are getting jobs.”

The stop was the second of the president’s day. Earlier Friday, he rallied 2,000 supporters in Northern Virginia, delivering substantially the same remarks as those in Cleveland.

Recent polls suggest the president is statistically tied with Romney in Virginia, while he holds a single-digit lead here. Obama campaign officials remain confident that an Ohio win would almost certainly put the election away, given no Republican has successfully won the White House without the Buckeye State’s 18 electoral votes.

The Romney campaign has said it remains confident of its chances here, but sees a path to the necessary 270 electoral votes absent an Ohio win, especially if Wisconsin, the home state of vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, goes Republican.

Both stops came in the wake of the monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report that indicated the unemployment rate has ticked down to 7.8 percent, the first time it has been below 8 percent since January of 2009.

Hours earlier, Romney told supporters at an event in southwest Virginia that the new employment figure does not reflect a healthier economy.

“The reason it's come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work,” Romney said.

In fact, economists noted that the report indicated the workforce number actually increased from one month ago.

“Today’s news should come as some encouragement,” Obama hit back at the Cleveland event. “It shouldn’t be an excuse for the other side to talk down the economy just to score some political points.”

Still, the U.S. economy has not recovered all the jobs lost before his inauguration, a fact that led Obama to continue to tread lightly when discussing the matter.

“Every month reminds us that we’ve still got too many of our friends and neighbors who are looking for work,” he said. And there are too many middle-class families that are still struggling to pay the bills.”

The president heads back to the campaign trail Sunday afternoon, with fundraising stops in Los Angeles and San Francisco.


Topics: 2012 Election • jobs • Ohio • President Obama • Virginia

soundoff (179 Responses)
  1. California Gary

    For those Neo-cons loudly celebrating the debate victory and acting like they are back in the race......you might ponder this: Kerry did the same in the first debate with Bush, but we never had a President Kerry. Mondale did the same in the first debate against Reagan, but we never had a President Mondale. We won't have a President Romney either. Especially not when the facts on the ground are starting to favor Obama's approach on the economy. Unemployment trending down, stock market up strongly......those things shoot a big hole in Romney's basis for being considered for president.

    October 5, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
    • tkinil

      Not really given this number doesn't take into account the people that have either given up looking for jobs completely or they're no longer eligible to collect unemployment. What this number DOES include is all the part-time jobs......nope, definitely nothing to be proud of.....

      The mere fact Obama has the audacity to tout this as some sort of victory, when the real numbers are so telling, is yet another shining example of just how stupid he thinks we ALL are and yet another big slap in the face of the American people.....

      October 5, 2012 at 11:57 pm |
    • KarenFaye

      FACT: The employment numberds are FAKE. Capital F......over 25 economists agree - there is no way possible for the actual figure to have gone down without a lot of "fudging". Obama's life and political platform is built on thuggery, fakery and lies...... 20 years of a pastor who taught him "GD America" – and yet you liberals shy away from a successful businessman with fundamental values. I hope the Dems live to regret their love of Obama - he's Lucifer incarnate.

      October 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
      • 2020

        HERE YOU GO AGAIN!

        FAKE is Romney who denied his plan of cutting 5T, denied he will cut medicare, medicaid, social security, denied cut military, denied cut education. Well, the math doesn't add up, Mitt.

        Wonder if you got your degree from Harvard's bathroom.

        This man Romney has no honor no spine even reject himself preaching all above for 18 months.

        This country deserves better, VOTE NO, ABSOLUTELY NO TO ROMNEY

        October 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
      • Micha

        who are the 25 economists? If Obama was actually able to fudge the numbers, don't you think he would have not allowed it to hit 10% as it did earlier? Or did he just have this grand scheme to wait until everyone really thought the economy was doing really poor and then BAM! blast out a doctored number. It is impossible to fudge the numbers. Do some research, not spew out Faux News.

        October 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
      • Leona

        THank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I agree with you

        October 6, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
      • jean2009

        I believe there is a difference between what a candidate states is their goal (not a promise) and what can actually be delivered with a two party system (not a dictatorship).

        But what a proposed candidate like Romney said in a closed room to contributors who are basically buying and paying for him to fulfill their wishes if elected....yep! He feels exactly that way about the 47% and meant exactly what he said. He can prattle all he wants to about caring about the 100% of the people...but as the old saying goes "its too late the horse is already out of the barn"

        As an old lady of 77 who has voted in each election since old enough to vote, and who has raised two sons....I can tell you...This man has serious flaws of character that have shown themselves time and time again as not being presidential material. He just doesn't man up when caught.

        How many dogs do we need to have chained on the roof of a car, or a person with a military deferment who protests FOR others to fight and die instead of just thanking his lucky stars and keeping quiet, or a bully who cuts another student's hair, the man who has stated "he likes being able to fire people".REALLY! What kind of a twisted twit likes firing people? ..investing in a Chinese company that used slave labor ...to build his bottom line...unwilling to show his tax returns probably because he was one of those who took amnesty for evading American taxes...not willing to invest his money in America and keeps it in taax havens like Bermuda and the Caymens....and the flip flop after flip flop on every issue once it is found he was obviously originally on the wrong side of that issue....look at his first touting Romneycare and now disavowing Romneycare because it is not what his funding masters want...".I was for it before I was against it" anything to cover his behind.

        Really, this is not presidential material, this is a grown spoiled rich boy with no moral compass that wants a toy of power. You are entitled to your opinion..but that is my honest assessment of Mitt Romney. In all my years I have never seen a candidate that scared me more.

        As for the uemployment figures, after 30 months of employment improving from the depths ofthe country losing 750,000 to 800,000 jobs per month...the jobs market has over the last 30 months continually increased, with the rate having set for 3 months at 8.1% and each month for several months every new jobs report has had to adjust the number of employed people upward for the numbers of the previous months, it is no surprise that the number finally dipped below 8%. to 7.8%.

        For anyone who says the method of determining those numbers is wrong NOW shows just how uninformed they really are.

        October 7, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
      • Dan

        Clearly you do not like private payrolls company ADP.
        ADP has.been reporting significantly better jobs numbers than the numbers coming from state Governors for a year.

        For a year, the market has said to trust ADP because there is no reason for businesses to pay people for no reason.
        However, the market said Governors notoriously play politics so you should not put money on them.

        October 7, 2012 at 2:31 pm |
      • billk

        hey crybabies, First the polls were fake but now that romney got a bump you believe them. Now the unemployment rate is fake because it now favors obama. Was it fake when you were quoting it months ago? They always measure unemployment rates the same way the only problem is your detachment from reality.

        October 7, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
      • mcskadittle

        just because you put fact in capital letters doesn't make it a fact

        October 8, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
    • KarenFaye

      Obama shouldn't even be considered as an AF American - he's not even Halfrican American, and despises everything this country was built on. Until you liberal numbs figure that out, you'll continue your drooling and glassy eyed worship. How sad for this country – a sad testimony to what we've become.

      October 6, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
      • Peacequiet

        Unfortunate remarks. Our country is better than this. Please reconsider your hatred.

        October 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
      • 2020

        YES, SO SAD THAT YOU ARE SUCH A RACIST

        October 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
      • Lette

        Speaking as an African American of mixed heritage, African, Italian and Native American. KarenFaye PRESIDENT OBAMA is considered black but he is of Mixed Heritage...we haven't elected a black President that is not mixed yet but it's coming..along with the first Latino, Native American and Asian American President. President Obama embraces everyone!!! His filmed closed door banquets when he speaks .. he says the same message in a closed event that he says in public,,,But not like Mitt Romney who just feels 100% percent wrong that he was caught expressing his TRUE FEELINGS about the 47%. About that sermon did you listen to it in it's entirety..well I did ... I try not to believe anything on FAUX News... the serman was about African slaves in the year of 1776 and how unbeliveable hard their short lives were... I think if you were a slave in the year of 1776 you might not have liked the the government at that time either. Check the facts you can order the entire sermon if your small brain can take it.

        October 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
      • melsystech

        Karen stop smoking wacky backy,

        October 6, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
      • raymondsims

        Yes it is sad / Pac some food and store ammunition, cone Nov 7 the sane will need to save America.

        October 7, 2012 at 5:36 am |
      • mcskadittle

        but you are all racist

        October 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      WHAT A NUTCASE KARENFAYE IS. IF OBAMA CAN EASILY FUDGE NUMBERS, HE WOULD NOT LET THESE NUMBERS GO ABOUT 8 PERCENT AT ALL. YOUR CLAIMS DEFY ALL LOGIC. THEN AGAIN, THAT'S ABOUT ALL WE CAN EXPECT FROM REPUBLITARDS.

      October 6, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
      • raymondsims

        Your such a racist

        October 7, 2012 at 5:38 am |
    • kbv206

      Obama deserves a shot to finish the job. These are the only "ideas" Republicans have to offer:

      No, Obama wasn't born here. His long form birth certificate was fake.

      No, Obama couldn't have presided over the killing of Osama Bin Ladin. That was fake.

      No, Obama isn't the first President in the history of the United States to pass Health Care reform... It's just all death panels.

      No, these risking employment numbers can't be real. it's fake.

      Enough already. Obama deserves term and the Republicans need to start leading again and find someone who can...not just someone who will follow and lie their way into the White House.

      October 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
      • I_Vote

        OBAMA "DESERVES" another Term? Why so he can finish killing off the Economy? What are you people, MORONS? 7.8% Unemployment is Absolutely Nothing to be proud of. MILLIONS (over 23 MILLION) are underemployed or unemployed. Based on this Bozo's estimate we should be able to get full employment, defined as 4% or less, by 2018 based on how much it drops each month. The BIGGER problem is that wages have dropped drastically and tons of people are working low wage PART-TIME jobs instead of holding good paying full-time jobs. You people really need to learn about your economy before you start spouting off about how great your Messiah is when in fact he is an ineffective, lazy, uncaring Socialist bent on destroying our country from the inside.

        October 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
    • David

      Obama's attack on Romney's vision of a better America occurs only in front of his adoring fans. It is another example of leading from behind. Obama doesn’t have the courage to fight man to man, but instead snipes from a relative position of safety like a community agitator. Snipe on, Mr. President; you are almost of time. America is out of money and patience. OMG: Obama Must Go!

      October 6, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
    • Iamnotfooled

      Florida Total Funds Awarded Total Awards Jobs by Quarter Source Recovery . gov This is just Florida
      $11,284,112,874 8,683 8,809 There are 10 more pages
      Somone said Gov. Scott created jobs ?

      Map View State Congressional District County Zip Code

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      List of Awards 1-15 of 8683 Results Recipients Award Details
      1000 FRIENDS OF FLORIDA, INC. $150,000 PROFILEAWARD

      1CI, INC. $629,118 PROFILEAWARD

      1CI, INC. $629,118 PROFILEAWARD

      211 PALM BEACH TREASURE COAST INC $56,477 PROFILEAWARD

      3-VETS, INC. $135,939 PROFILEAWARD

      3-VETS, INC. $109,133 PROFILEAWARD

      3-VETS, INC. $424,089 PROFILEAWARD

      3-VETS, INC. $143,378 PROFILEAWARD

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      3-VETS, INC. $226,040 PROFILEAWARD

      A & A Roofing Company, Inc. $16,700 PROFILEAWARD

      A & A ROOFING COMPANY, INC. $119,820 PROFILEAWARD

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      A & A ROOFING COMPANY, INC. $70,000 PROFILEAWARD

      A & A ROOFING COMPANY, INC. $42,075

      October 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
    • JOHN

      Mr. Obama is still an undisciplined child. The debate was an obvious reflection of this reality. He will probably win in November, but this will mean further lost for a very confused nation. I watch the "poor" elements within our society continue to vote Dem. Lacking discernment they continue to vote for the very people who allow them to remain in their poor state. The Dem. simply develop a welfare system around these people, instead of giving them the tools to excel. For instance... look at the public schools within the inner cities. The Dems. refuse to consider vouchers... resist charter schools etc. They are interested in keeping power and control not in genuine education. Then... when they do educate they brainwash the children into believing they came from lower forms of life... that there is not a personal Creator etc. They take their theories and present them as facts. The poor always get dumped on, and the Dems. do a great job of dumping... of destroying entire families with their nonsense.

      October 7, 2012 at 12:15 am |
    • mye

      Bravo....Mitt romney is a big liar. we are moving foward, even if Obama lose all 3 debates, we will vote for him. love you OBama.

      October 7, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
    • acutabove

      The Labor Dept. admits the omly reason the unemployment rate went down was because the number of government hires went up 91,000. The number of hires in the private sector went down by 5,000. Since the gov does not grow the economy but can only stiffle it, this is bad news. This is not proof the numbers were fudged but add it with the fact that Obama asked companies to hold off firing employees until after the election and any sane person should be doubtful the numbers are real.

      October 7, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
    • The Right Left

      Obama, in his first debate, spoke to Romney like a college professor debating anohter. What he did not realize is that he was talking to the King og thugs – The GOP. They do not repsond well to civilized discourse and think if you are polite then you must be weak. He needs to responfd to Romeny and challange his chaging positions as agressively. Romney is a perfectly oiled weather vane. What Obama needs to do is to hit back at him so hard that he spins and goes dizzy.

      October 7, 2012 at 10:14 pm |
    • hoclerk

      It took about 5 million Americans throwing up their hands and entirely giving up trying to find jobs to finally 'give' Obama a job report he felt he could tout. The fact is that this unemployment rate only reflects the depth of Obama's abject failure as a leader.

      If Obama had taken the time to learn what REALLY creates jobs, and had avoided demonizing and punishing one viable industry after another, wee might have had a REAL RECOVERY.

      Obama has done more than anyone to destroy the economy and hold back normal recovery. He is an utter imbecile, and a thug.

      October 8, 2012 at 9:23 am |
    • rosco

      Calif gas $5.00 gal
      calif unemp= thru the roof
      was there last year couldnt get near the ocean it stunk
      cities filing bk
      rated worst air in 3- 4 cities
      great job by the dems out there
      last but not least Pelosi (embarrassment)

      October 8, 2012 at 11:25 am |
      • mcskadittle

        a republican blaming bad air pollution on a democrat? get real

        October 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
      • mcskadittle

        maybe you need more regulations then

        October 8, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  2. Jay in NC

    Ohio Governor, John Kasich, Republican.
    Ohio Secretary of State, Jon Husted, Republican
    Ohio House of Representatives, Republican controlled.

    US Senator, Rob Portman, Republican.
    US House of Representatives, Republican controlled.

    Yes, Ohio is a Republican controlled state and it shows, new jobs, new construction, new homes.
    Most of you regulars may have noticed that even Liberal Jean2009 brags about how well Ohio is doing.

    October 5, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
    • California Gary

      You forgot about the auto bailout which saved their economy in Ohio and was opposed by most the gentlemen you named above. I believe that was our Democratic President that made that happen.......credit where credit is due my friend.

      October 5, 2012 at 5:30 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        EVEN KASICH IS NOT STUPID ENOUGH NOT TO ADMIT TO THAT.

        October 5, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        Only a few 1000 jobs are because of the auto industry. You really have to spin it to think that the Governor and local governments had nothing to do with Ohio's success.

        October 5, 2012 at 7:10 pm |
      • California Gary

        Didn't say they didn't play a role, said that Obama played a role as well. You really have to spin it to claim it was all state and congressional Republicans and the federal government, the Dems and President Obama played no part. Sorry Jay, but they didn't build that all by themselves.

        October 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        CG, the world can read what you claimed. That the auto bailout saved Ohio's economy, you also gave the credit to Obama. Well the truth is that a few 1000 jobs did not turn things around. It was the local people that did that, not Obama.

        October 5, 2012 at 8:57 pm |
      • Proud American

        Just so you know the auto bail out was 1st started by Bush and the last time I checked he was in fact a republican. But by all means dont let facts get in the way of your lies just like Obama

        October 5, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        MUST BE CONVENIENT TO FORGET ABOUT THE OVERALL AUTO INDUSTRY, NOT JUST THE AUTO MAKERS. EVEN FORD WHICH DID NOT TAKE BAILOUT MONEY AGREED IT WAS A GOOD IDEA BECAUSE THE OVERALL ECONOMY WILL BE HURT OTHERWISE. STOP DOWNPLAYING THE BAILOUT BECAUSE THAT CRAP DOESN'T FLY IN OHIO AND EVEN KASICH KNOWS THAT.

        October 5, 2012 at 9:27 pm |
      • KarenFaye

        Obama did not "SAVE" the auto industry - rather he pandered to the UNION goons. GM. and Chrysler would have been fine – they STILL filed bankruptcy – and had they been left to their own devices, they'd have rid the company of a lot of "dead wood" and gone on just as they have. I don't consider them successful - how many VOLTS ARE IN YOUR GARAGE???? How many does the President drive????? S O L Y N D R A .......... yeah, buddy.

        October 6, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
      • KarenFaye

        GM (Government Motors) was not "saved" - just handed a lot of money to fund more UNION boats, cars and trips. Ford didn't take a nickel, and is doing better, selling more, and proud of it. Chrysler has gone to crapola Fiats and the Italians. 7 of General Motors' models are now made in China - how did that save American jobs??????????? Cadillac will be made in China next year - you may want to buy a Rosetta Stone cd of Chinese.

        October 6, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        MORE MORONIC STATEMENTS FROM RABID REPUBLITARDS. TOO BAD YOUR COMMENTS MEAN LITTLE TO THE PEOPLE OF OHIO.

        October 6, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
      • I_Vote

        Ohio's economy wasn't saved by the auto bailout. The bailout had NOTHING to do with it. By the way, why wasn't Ford included in that bailout? Could be because Ford, BMW, Toyota, and the other companies building cars in the US are better managed? The democrats destroyed Ohio's economy and the Republicans have had to come in and clean up the Democrats mess. Now go back and actually read something about economics and you will understand what the Democrats did to screw it up so bad and how the Republicans cleaned it up in less than 2 years. If you do your reading you will understand why the Democrats have no plan for fixing the economy and generally it's because Socialism and financial success are polar opposites.

        October 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
    • Suedatajo

      You should go on stage to debate with Romney because Obama was weak at the debate. What if he fails again? You should write to Obama and prepare him for the next one.not just writing back and fourth to 47% doesn't do any good. You need to reach out to rest of the 53% and educate them.

      October 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
    • Pradd20

      I do not think Jay understands that how many other businesses are supported by auto industry. Such as hotels, restaurant and such not just few 1000 jobs. Think domino effect. It's arithmetic my friend.

      October 5, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
    • Nikole's Mom

      @ Jay...if Ohio is doing so well with all the Republicans you have named, then don't you think that some of those very Republicans will easily turn on there own party to help keep this president in office? President Obama did not become President because the Democrats(only) voted for him....He became president because it took some of us Republicans to help him get in there...DON'T BE CRAZY ENOUGH TO BELIEVE THAT ALL OF US REPUBLICANS ARE FOR MITT ROMNEY.

      October 6, 2012 at 4:46 am |
      • Jay in NC

        Very funny, I seriously doubt that the Republican Gov. will "turn on there own party."

        October 6, 2012 at 8:22 am |
      • Roberto Martinez

        That mean you are a good citezing that is not married with any party

        October 6, 2012 at 10:27 am |
    • From an objective Perspective

      But all the jobs created are by a Democratic President......

      October 6, 2012 at 10:48 am |
    • jean2009

      As an Ohioan we here have a different last name for our governor "Kasucks". He is only living off the stimulus and the auto-bailout, and the good things put in place by Governor Strickland.

      Miners of a Murray Energy Corporation owned coal mine in Beallsville, Ohio were forced to attend (or in the owner’s words “ to mandatorily participate”) without pay at a Romney campaign event, or lose their jobs. This is the same owners whose negligence was responsible for the Crandall Canyon Mine collapse which resulted in the deaths of nine miners….six of whose bodies were never recovered.

      October 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  3. judy

    hey J all those governors took stimulas money too. Forward

    October 5, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
  4. AFMama

    So, does this accurately give a picture of the amount of folks unemployed? Nope, not at all. See, there are many folks who are unemployed, either by choice or because they can't find a job, and they are not receiving unemployment benefits. I'll take myself for example...I am retired from the military ahd my spouse & I have decided I will stay home with the kids. Once our youngest starts school full-time, then I will also go back to school full-time. But since I am not receiving unemployment benefits, I am not counted in the statisical data that is being reported. Or, we could take a friend of mine whose unemployment benefits have run out and she still has not found a job. Is she counted? I highly doubt it...

    October 5, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      IF YOU GOT THE CALL, YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN ASKED IF YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF UNEMPLOYED BASED ON A WHOLE RANGE OF QUESTIONS AND REASONS IN THEIR SURVEY. THAT'S WHERE THE HOUSEHOLD STATISTICS COME FROM. PERSONALLY, I DON'T THINK IT IS ALL THAT ACCURATE BUT THEY HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR QUITE A WHILE.

      http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

      October 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
      • AFMama

        If I had gotten the call? So they just call people to get their numbers? I don't think so. I do believe those who dole out the benefits have the best idea of how many are unemployed and actively looking for a job. In order to receive benefits, you have to make an effort to find employment. So, who tells these statistical gurus who to call to find out if they are truly unemployed or if their benefits have run out? I have never received a phone call, guess my situation doesn't warrant being added. Statistics are only as good as the people who put them out...if there is anything that skews their data in a way that does not look good, then they throw it out.

        October 5, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        THERE ARE TWO SETS OF STATISTICS, THE HOUSEHOLD DATA AND THE ESTABLISHMENT DATA. HOW THEY DO THE SURVEY FOR THE HOUSEHOLD DATA IS NOT KNOWN TO ME, IT MAY BE THERE ON THEIR WEBSITE.

        THESE STATISTICS 'GURUS' HAVE BEEN AT THIS FOR YEARS. THEY GAVE REAGAN HIS NUMBERS, BUSH, ETC. AND OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF STATISTICIANS, POLITICIANS AND PUNDITS WILL TELL YOU THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS ARE NOT FAKING IT FOR OBAMA IF THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE THINKING.

        October 5, 2012 at 6:28 pm |
      • JCHARTEAU

        I WONDER WHAT THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS FOR UNEDUCATED AFRO-AMERICANS.... WAY TO GO OBAMA... CONGRATS ON A FINE 4 YEARS FOR YOUR PEOPLES.

        October 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm |
      • Robert

        The calls may be the source of the prroblem. Unemployed democrats will lie and say they got a job to make Obama look good just like they promote voter fraud..

        October 6, 2012 at 12:19 am |
    • California Gary

      You are retired from the military and not seeking employment at the present time by choice. You would not, and should not, be counted in the unemployment figures. Those are meant to reflect the people who are actively seeking work and unable to find a job. Thanks for your service by the way......

      October 5, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
      • AFMama

        Which is what I figured, that I wouldn't be considered due to our current situation. But I still don't see how they can truly track those who have had benefits cut off due to not being able to find a job w/in the deadline. I'll have to ask my friend if she has ever been contacted to see if she is truly unemployed, even though her benefits are up. And, you are welcome...I truly enjoyed serving this great nation and I wish I could still be serving to this day.

        October 5, 2012 at 6:47 pm |
      • California Gary

        I'm not sure how they do it, I just know they have a model and they do it the same every time......the numbers may not be precise, but they can be used to see which way things are trending. I also enjoyed serving my country in uniform......I wore the eagle, globe, and anchor. Ooooorah!

        October 5, 2012 at 7:04 pm |
    • Cort

      The conspiracy theorists abound! Obama has manipulated the jobs report...riiiiight. He did it with bigfoot...and he also helped staged that phoney moon landing. How is it that jobs reports have always been reliable data until now? No one claims that these reports are perfect data points but they have always been used. When they are poor reports, suddenly Romney says the data is reliable...is this guy incapable of holding firm on ANYTHING?

      October 6, 2012 at 6:35 am |
    • jean2009

      Well yes, she probably is included in the figure, because the second figures that are used for the unemployment totals comes from containing those considered long-term unemployed to arrive at what percentage have finally rejoined the work force. They don't call each and every person, but a large enough sampling to come to an average.

      October 7, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
    • mcskadittle

      if your retired why would you be counted as unemployed? you are not actively looking for a job

      October 8, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
    • mcskadittle

      if you would bother to read, the bureau of Labor statistics doesn't get their numbers from unemployment insurance but Government conducts a monthly sample survey called the Current Population Survey (CPS) to measure the extent of unemployment in the country. So it really doesn't matter if people have run out of benifitts

      October 8, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  5. Ann

    800,000 who say they entered the labor market on only 100,000 jobs created? Who is lying Mr. President? Your followers?

    October 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm |
    • AFMama

      So true, the numbers don't add up...but they will probably say that the remainder of the jobs were ones that had been filled by others before and they are just filling them again, so ulitmately it isn't a "new" job...but I know exactly where you are coming from...when I saw the numbers I thought the same thing...

      October 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
    • California Gary

      Maybe we should keep in mind that the previous months job numbers were adjusted upward......as the current numbers are likely to be adjusted upward after the dust settles and they can be more precise. This is the same process used by the labor department in calculating the unemployment figures as has been used in the past, regardless of which party is in power. We can trust those numbers when it's a Republican in office, but not when it's a Democrat?

      October 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        NOT ONLY THAT, THEY WERE OKAY WITH IT WHEN IT WAS ABOVE 8 PERCENT BUT NOW WE SEE OUTRAGE. NOBODY IS SAYING THESE ARE NEARLY ENOUGH... UNLESS MAYBE IF YOU'RE REAGAN (7.2%).

        October 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
      • Robert

        We have lost 5 million jobs since the summer of 09. Jan of 09 job partitcipation rate was 67.9% That is, People out ther who want to work, But can find nothing, And give up. As of yesterday, The JPR, was 63.7%, The biggest decline in US history. Obama/Biden, And all these useless clowns, Can spin it anyway you want, But the REAL unemployment rate is somewhere around 10.5/11%. Add a horrible GDP of 1%. and we are fucked with these two a-holes.

        October 5, 2012 at 7:32 pm |
    • Robert

      Exactly, Was wondering about the myself.

      October 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
  6. Lookwhoistalking

    Romney, according to what is seen as winning the debate, aggression with out substance, then have at it. What I saw the other night was a clear choice in who stood out as a true leader, justified,qualified and with the new job numbers and unemployment rate, now at 7.8%, President Barack Obama is now glorified. Got to love it!

    October 5, 2012 at 6:05 pm |
    • AFMama

      Now, can you imagine what folks would be saying if President Obama had come out the "winner" after the debate? His campaign puppets would be popping the cork off in a premature victory party...we will only know who the clear winner is after all the ballots are counted...let's just hope this time they don't decide to forget to count the absentee ballots from the military...

      October 5, 2012 at 6:09 pm |
      • Phil

        Well if the total number of absentee ballots can catch up the lead, you know that there is no need to count them.

        October 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
    • Dare-You-2-Show-The-Real-Numbers

      If you didn't see substance with Romney, then you must have certainly felt the total vacuum from Obama. You probably should not vote. Only responsible citizens need to vote.

      October 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm |
    • pugley

      if you call what has occurred over the last years to America under obama leadership you need to get your dictionary out and reread what is leadership Obama isn't it!

      October 5, 2012 at 11:07 pm |
  7. rudyG

    Well, here they go! The media hailing Obama a jobs wiz with a jobs report that under any other president would be considered POOR!! We knew they HAD to help after that debate. But, geez, they could make it a bit less obvious!!

    October 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm |
  8. Frank Marshall Davis

    With Obama it's seldom that things add up, he takes people for stupid and many are as evidenced here. The real unemployment rate is 14.5%, unchanged from last month. They changed "methods" this time and we all know why. The gullible and weak minded will believe this and that's who Obama needs as supporters.

    October 5, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
    • Pradd20

      You have NO idea what 14% unemployment looks like, country would be crushed and Gas would be $10. If unemployment was any higher than 10% the Crime would be so high your head would spin. Think before you shoot your mouth with numbers.

      October 5, 2012 at 8:55 pm |
    • GetReal

      How gullible and weak minded are those who believe -800,000 jobs per month is better than 0? Trickle down economics failed. PERIOD.
      The stimulus worked, until it stopped. The auto bailout saved our industrial base. Wall Street regs hasn't stopped them from rebounding. ACA (AFFORDABLE Care Act) is much better than unregulated predatory insurance practices and skyrocketing healthcare costs. Paying down our national debt in a responsible manner is better than digging a deeper hole by corporate welfare.
      We're on the right track, so don't turn back!

      October 5, 2012 at 9:22 pm |
      • pugley

        trickled down economics is what produced the largest economic growth under Reagan. Its what your paycheck is generated by. This stupidifying of our population in economics is sad!

        October 5, 2012 at 11:04 pm |
      • Frank Marshall Davis

        If you think 144,000 is 800,000 then you truly are an idiot, but we all knew that beforehand, didn't we?

        October 6, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
      • jean2009

        Frank..... he said (minus – 800,000) so yes a (plus +144,000) is a better.... not wonderful, but much better over the period of 30 months. The number of those hired has continually been a plus number not a minus number. So a (-800,000 jobs lost) is a lot worse that 0 jobs lost, and 144,000 new jobs created is a lot better than 0.

        So you as usual are wrong again! Get Real is right.

        October 7, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
    • jean2009

      Where is your source for that number? Easy enough to post a lie, but to back it up with facts and a source is a different story.
      You also forgot to mention the 600,000 jobs that go unfilled because many laid off workers are not trained, or lack the skills to do the work....but then Robme wants people to ask their parents to loan them the money to get the training for those jobs....Really he said as much. Just like a lot of other dumb things he has said.

      R-money has claimed he will create 12 million jobs, but he also has said he "won't spend one dime to train anyone" to fill those jobs. I assume from his past experience he plans to create those jobs offshore someplace where another country will fund training their people to fill those12M jobs.

      October 7, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
  9. AFMama

    DEcember2012 – I, for one, am not saying that just because we have a Democrat in office that they are lying for him. After taking statistics classes I am more then aware of how easy it is to skew the numbers. If we had a Republican for president, we would still be having this same discussion, but it would be coming from those who don't support the Republican party. I personally don't trust either candidate; both sides will continually tell us what we want to hear when they know good and well that they can never follow through w/ all their hollow promises. If either side were actually truthful, the polling places may be empty on election day.

    October 5, 2012 at 6:54 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      AGREE WITH YOU 100% ON HOW STATISTICS CAN GET SKEWED. I BELIEVE THEY ALSO RELEASE BETTER INDICATORS BUT FOR SOME REASON, A LOT OF WEIGHT IS PLACED ON THE PERCENTAGE. I GUESS IT IS SOME KIND OF TRADITION. I'M ALSO SURE THE LEFT WOULD HAVE SIMILAR CRITICISMS IF THIS WERE FOR A REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT, BUT NO MORE THAN MITT ROMNEY HAS RIGHTFULLY SAID. I DON'T THINK I HAVE EVER HEARD ANYONE ACCUSE THE BLS OF DOWNRIGHT 'COOKING THE BOOKS' BEFORE. THAT'S HOW NASTY THIS PRESIDENTIAL RACE HAS BECOME AND IT IS A SHAME BECAUSE MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THESE STATISTICIANS ARE HIGHLY REGARDED AND ARE NON-PARTISAN.

      October 5, 2012 at 7:42 pm |
    • jmc 7828

      I find Americans unbelievable! u guys are never thankful for anything and it is sickening...all of u should. be rejoicing that atleast ur economy is doing better, but instead u r all complaining!! U hate ur president so much that u r blinded! Be thankful, there are ppl who are worse off in this world! Just think of all the kids dying in Syria! Shame on all of u!
      9

      October 5, 2012 at 11:08 pm |
  10. Victoria

    Obama is going to lose.

    Romney wants the Presidency more than Obama.

    I believe Obama subconsciously does not want to be President- at least, not for the work it entails. If he could go on the View and Letterman and schmooze with Beyonce and JZ all day, that would be fine for him.

    But he doesn't seem like a particularly hard worker. He's not engaged.

    October 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
  11. Victor

    Most of the jobs created during the U.S. economy's recovery - 58
    percent - have been in low-wage occupations, including retail sales,
    food preparation, home health and customer service, according to the
    National Employment Law Project, a New York advocacy group. Many
    new jobs are also temporary, rather than more highly compensated
    full-time positions. Of that 873,000 gain in total employment last
    month, nearly 600,000 were for part-time jobs.

    October 5, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
  12. mikle

    Who can trust, that 875.000 new job. Come up.people , they think we are stupid.

    October 5, 2012 at 9:16 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      EVERYONE ELSE EXCEPT REPUBLITARDS WHO SEE COMMIES AT EVERY CORNER

      October 5, 2012 at 9:30 pm |
      • Dare-You-2-Show-The-Real-Numbers

        Let's see . . . the states with "Republitards" for governors are doing quite well, thank you. Meanwhile, the genius's (the uber-liberal states) like California and Illinois, are sinking like rocks while their public unions only serve to add dead weight to the situation, and the genius liberal governors raise taxes. Now companies are leaving liberal states to survive another day in conservative states. Maturity is assessing a problem and making a correction. Immaturity is continuing to stay the doomed course. Obama wants to stay the course. It's like backing up the Titanic to hit the iceberg again. This one's a no-brainer people!!!!!

        October 5, 2012 at 10:22 pm |
      • pugley

        there is a commie on every corner in this adminstration!!!

        October 5, 2012 at 11:01 pm |
      • tkinil

        Using a derogatory word geared at doing nothing but insult people with disabilities is far more telling of your spineless, uneducated, ignoramous persona issues than anything else you just spewed on this forum. You need to take a good look in the mirror and ask yourself are you proud of your mouth???

        October 6, 2012 at 12:07 am |
      • Blind_Leading_The_Blind

        I would prefer a country full of your "republitards" (good one! very creative!) over a handful of ignorant democrat drones; blindly following their king while he purposely destroys our country. You probably think that your king actually cares about you drones! If you vote for him we will find out again that he doesn't. What's that saying...the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result each time.

        Go ahead vote for him again...I'm sure that this time will be different!

        October 6, 2012 at 2:24 am |
    • Dare-You-2-Show-The-Real-Numbers

      The jobs numbers have been spun since day one. Seven-point-eight is a farce. Everyone knows it, and everyone except the most passionate Obamatons will vote against the present administration. Romney has the brainpower and the experience in the right areas to turn it around. Ask yourself: Do you really think 4 more years with Obama will do it? He wants another stimulus. The last one didn't do anything longterm. Clint Eastwood was absolutely correct. It's time for Obama to go.

      October 5, 2012 at 10:15 pm |
    • krehator

      Another conspiracy nut on the right. Go figure...

      October 5, 2012 at 11:12 pm |
  13. John Hoe

    There are only two sets of statistics that we should believe.

    1. GOP
    2. GOP
    ;)

    October 5, 2012 at 9:20 pm |
  14. mikle

    Hole country play card with # of job. Everybody happy. Government hold all of us ships , stupid. But many people believe this s...t

    October 5, 2012 at 9:20 pm |
  15. W.G.

    Way to go Mr. President . Keep up the good job .

    October 5, 2012 at 9:34 pm |
  16. Ann

    energized Obama? he lost altitude?

    October 5, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
  17. pugley

    You have to be a Obamanified to believe any of the news on the jobs numbers. Just read the BEA.gov report last quarter a downward revision of all the numbers with a sad 1.3% GDP . yet suddenly we have a surprising jobs report of 873,000 jobs added? where, what sector, where is the data? There hasn't been such growth in jobs since 1982 when the economy was growing at nearly 6% GDP??? FUZZY MATH or October Surprise!!!! is that why Obama was lackluster knowing what was coming from his cronies

    October 5, 2012 at 10:56 pm |
  18. VoteHimOut

    I just scratched my nose. During that time the US Debt climbed another $100K.

    US National Debt $16.1 TRILLION

    Debt owed by my two teenage sons = $102K.

    "FORWARD" for Dems = Scratching their @SS

    October 5, 2012 at 10:59 pm |
  19. VoteHimOut

    I just scratched my nose. During that time the US Debt climbed another $100K.

    US National Debt = $16.1 Trillion

    Debt owed by my two teenage sons = $102K.

    "Forward" for Democrats = Scratching their A.S.S.

    October 5, 2012 at 11:02 pm |
  20. JOE

    Obama s clown

    October 5, 2012 at 11:04 pm |
  21. krehator

    Obama has NO POWER over the unemployment report. No president does. This whole "cooking the books" claim is ridiculous. I cannot believe Republican supporters can believe these things. The conspiracy theories never end. They lack integrity and really show how moral values no longer matter in the GOP.

    Sure, the dems are no better. However the GOP is the party that is always touting moral values. Live them or stop talking about it. I just don't see any moral values anymore. I just see complaining, negativity, and accusations.

    October 5, 2012 at 11:11 pm |
    • tkinil

      From both parties no doubt

      October 6, 2012 at 12:09 am |
    • Sickofobammy

      ARE YOU A FRICKIN IDIOT ? OF COURSE OBAMMY AND HIS CRONNIES ARE COOKING THE BOOKS.

      YOU NEED TO STOP DRINKING THE KOOL AID BECAUSE YOU ARE MAKING AN A$$ OF YOURSELF

      October 7, 2012 at 10:03 am |
      • jean2009

        We are pretty much sickofyou and your lame posts.

        October 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
  22. AgentProvoca

    Yippee! Let's all bake a cake to celebrate the news that the unemployment rate has improved up to the level it was when President Obama took office.

    If you had a serious illness and your doctor didn't know how to treat your condition, you would choose a different doctor. What's ailing America is the economy. We've given Mr. Obama 4 years to figure out a remedy, but unfortunately he doesn't have the cure. The highly publicized quote from Vice President Biden's speech earlier this week is sad, but true: the middle class "has been buried the last four years."

    In 2008 Barack Obama was elected on the promise of CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN. He was charming, and we wanted to believe that he would make things better. If truth be told, we turned a blind eye to the fact that he had no prior experience leading any organization of any significant size or complexity.

    Mitt Romney lacks Barack Obama's hipness. So what? It's time to face reality and get somebody else better qualified to lead an economic turnaround in America. Put aside your jealousy that Romney’s business success made him rich. You don’t need to love the guy, you just need to vote for him.

    October 6, 2012 at 12:34 am |
  23. truth8585

    You also have to keep in mind seasonal part-time jobs for the holidays, i know where i work we hire alot of seasonal help, but come Jan they let everyone go, and rarely does anyone get permanent employment. Personally i think they are bs and Obama put them out there to try and help his image after his pitiful showing at the debate. Also listening to all the excuses people are making for him makes it seem like hes a leader of a cult and its scary to think if he doesnt win hes going to have alot of angry black people who will believe anything he says at his disposal, and i dont doubt for one minute he wont take advatage of that. Even if he loses, it wont be the last weve seen of him.

    October 6, 2012 at 12:53 am |
    • NJBChicago

      Totally agree.

      October 6, 2012 at 10:00 am |
    • Steveo

      Excellent point. I forget about that!

      October 6, 2012 at 10:39 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      YOU ARE ALL SERIOUSLY DERANGED. SEASONAL WORK TENDS TO BE PART-TIME, AND GUESS WHAT? IT'S NEARLY THAT SEASON AGAIN! WHY ARE YOU ALL SO SHOCKED ABOUT THESE NUMBERS? IT HAPPENS EVERY YEAR EVEN BEFORE OBAMA TOOK OFFICE! SO ALL OF A SUDDEN IT IS A CONSPIRACY? HOW ABOUT KNOWING SOME HISTORY FIRST BEFORE YOU SPEAK.

      AND AS FOR THERE BEING PART-TIME JOBS, WOULD YOU PREFER PEOPLE STILL TAKING UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE INSTEAD? WE HAVE ALWAYS HAD TIMES WHEN PEOPLE HAD TO MAKE DUE WITH PART-TIME WORK, EVENTUALLY THINGS GET BETTER. DON'T MAKE IT SOUND LIKE IT JUST HAPPENED. VOTE FOR WHOEVER YOU WANT BUT PLEASE, ENOUGH OF THIS BUTTHURT.

      AND STEVEO, YOU SAY YOU ARE BLACK AND YOU CONSIDER THAT RACE BAITING POST 'EXCELLENT?' DISGRACEFUL.

      October 6, 2012 at 11:28 am |
      • Steveo

        My bad for not being clear but was agreeing with the point made about seasonal jobs! No more and no less!

        October 6, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        OK DUDE, YOU'RE BACK ON MY GOOD SIDE. :)

        October 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
    • Cashmeremafia

      RON PAUL – Now THOSE people ARE a cult!!

      October 6, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
  24. Scottt01

    Doesn't everyone get tired of being jerked around by Obama's BS.

    October 6, 2012 at 1:35 am |
  25. Blind_Leading_The_Blind

    Did you see the video of Secretary Solis' interview on the unemployment report?

    "Ludicrous"...Secretary Solis, that is exactly what I was thinking when I read your report! Thank you for expressing it for me. You never said that this report is correct; only that the mere suggestion of doubt on the numbers offends you (yawn)...these days Democrats, and their "professional" appointees, say that they are offended almost as frequently as the national debt increases. Everyone knows what this counterattack means. Next time try not to make it sound so rehearsed.

    With your references to current revisions to recent months, are you trying to tell us that you will be revising this report right after the election? By the way, I don't think I have ever seen anyone blink so many times in 7 minutes! Hint hint, wink wink...wink wink wink...

    October 6, 2012 at 2:27 am |
  26. W.G.

    Good going Mr. President . Keep up the good work .

    October 6, 2012 at 8:15 am |
    • Jay in NC

      Another $16 trillion and what do you get, another day older and deeper in debt.

      October 6, 2012 at 9:04 am |
      • DEcember 2012

        YOU CAN ALWAYS JUST WHINE ABOUT IT, MAYBE IT WILL GO AWAY. THAT'S WHAT CONGRESS HAS DONE FOR MANY YEARS BEFORE OBAMA. WELCOME TO REALITY!

        October 6, 2012 at 11:31 am |
    • CommieBeGon

      None so blind as those who will not see.

      October 6, 2012 at 10:03 am |
    • KarenFaye

      The White House is "LIT" for Breast Cancer -- it IS a cancer, and until it's purged of the Obama's it will continue to fester and eat up the American economy.

      October 6, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        THE ONLY CANCER IS COMING OUT OF YOUR MOUTH. YOU ARE NO HELP FOR THIS COUNTRY. GET HELP OR GET OUT.

        October 6, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
  27. Then Numbers Add Up

    Well, one thing has to be greatly said about the new jobs report. Independent non-partisans checked on the department releasing those figures and found that there was absolutely no hanky-panky in the numbers! A leading economist with a doctorate also said it was despicable to think the Democrats would try to up the numbers for the sake of the election and that that had never happened and would not be allowed to happen. One thing can be said for Mitt and his RepubliCANT team, they sure have shown us that they are against growth in this country and giving credit to the president where it is due! Shame on them! Great Shame On Them!! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!

    October 6, 2012 at 8:32 am |
  28. hyper

    "Still, the U.S. economy has not recovered all the jobs lost before his inauguration, a fact that led Obama to continue to tread lightly when discussing the matter."

    This line still irks me.
    When Obama entered office, he was left with a job market that was hemorrhaging -800.000 jobs each month.
    It took roughly 6 months for Obama's initiatives to take effect due to 2 factors:

    1. Obama was still in Bush's fiscal year for the first few months, meaning that he couldn't fund any new bills even if he wanted to.

    2. It took another few months for his bills to start having an effect on the economy.

    In this time period, America lost roughly 4 million jobs. That's 4 million jobs lost due to BUSH's policies, not Obama's policies.

    Over the next 1.5 years Obama recovered the free-fall and guided the job market back to 200.000 jobs created each month. That is 1 million jobs gained each month compared to when he started!
    In the mean time, he saved the car industry which, if it would have collapsed would have caused over a million jobs to be lost (care manufacturing, parts) as well as any linked industries would have suffered). The money GM gained from Obama came with new rules, cleaner cards, double the mileage etc.

    Romney has stated that if it would have been up to him, he'd have let GM go bankrupt.

    At the 2 year mark however something changed. Congress which had been democrat controlled, was turned over to the tea party and the GOP. And they swore that they would work against Obama all the way, in order to get him out of office. Since this moment every single one of Obama's job creating bills have been filibustered and rejected. even though they were designed to: keep jobs in america, attract jobs to america, help starters and people find jobs, re-education etc.
    Some of these 19 bills contained large compromised in order to get them through congress. the GOP didn't care. They didn't care at all about restoring the economy. All the GOP cares about, All Ryan and Romney cared about was to keep the economy down, to keep people unemployed, so they could claim Obama flunked his job and that they should be voted back into office.

    So lets say this clearly:
    The republican party, willingly held back our economic growth over the past 2 years to now be able to claim Obama didn't do a good job. Even though they left him a total mess. Romney knows this, the GOP knows this. The GOP claims they are patriots, well I can't think of anything less patriotic than willingly keeping our country into a economic slump, just so you can be voted into office next election!

    October 6, 2012 at 8:46 am |
  29. SR

    I am better off Mr President....... Thanks for the help with student loans that helped me to accomplish one of my dreams.

    October 6, 2012 at 9:15 am |
  30. CommieBeGon

    Foward is NOT always the way to go. Of course being too young to realize this you will go with a catchy slogan rather than logic. Foward over the cliff.
    Obama is a closet racist who sees this country and Anglos as the enemy and cause of the worlds problems. While it is true that our multinational corporations cause US and the world greif to blame our citizens is terrible.
    Obama says we consume too much energy and that we can no longer eat as much as we wish. Well we PRODUCE MORE THAN we eat and the rest of the world is fed better because of us. This is typical Communistic thinking that you punish those who succeed instead of making those who are non productive more so.
    I have not voted for a major party candidate since RRs first term and that was to correct my carter vote. I will NOW vote for Romney while holding my nose but none the less OBAMA MUST GO>

    October 6, 2012 at 9:47 am |
  31. NJBChicago

    If you accept part time employment as the new normal then vote for President Obama. If you accept that 378,000 people dropped out of the workforce last month as the new normal then vote for President Obama. If you accept that we have a President who thinks that his game is on with this record then vote for him. But, if you do, and he wins then don't cry in your soup when you end up to be one of the 378,000 or your employment is reduced to part time or all you can find is part time work. How stupid can people be? And, by the way, this drop in the rate is the most miraculous drop in 50 years. Considering it is coming from an administration that LIED about what happened in Libya I for one think they are full of crap.

    October 6, 2012 at 9:59 am |
    • anoel2005

      I second everything you said.

      October 6, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  32. CommieBeGon

    Obama is a term used by Muslims which equates to inept.

    October 6, 2012 at 10:04 am |
  33. CommieBeGon

    Screw this blog if my comments have to be in "MODERATION FOR 3 days why post.

    October 6, 2012 at 10:14 am |
  34. Roberto Martinez

    Let Rommie win the election. He is prommising another war, repeal obama care, so we start to die with medical service and etc..

    October 6, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  35. Roberto Martinez

    Let Rommie win the election. He is prommising another war, repeal obama care, so we start to die with medical service and etc.. People are so estupid that even don't understand the Mit thehory. Mormos bealive in power. Their profecy said that that one day the country will fall in a parts and then the church will rescue with all their money and impose their religion to any person. So Mitt is comming to destroy the country, opening the path to the church start to stamp every amrica citezin with 666. I am tell u this because I was Mormon and I left when I descover the conspiracy

    October 6, 2012 at 10:46 am |
  36. Larry

    3/10 of 1% in four years what a joke these people in any way shape or form can be this dumb to belive this is forward obama uses Mr Bushs high unemployment number whitch was 7.5 % well by obama own standard lets use obamas high number 17.5 % obama has no record to run on so he runs on lies and cheep shots against Gov. Romney all obama has is that 47 % welfare vote .

    October 6, 2012 at 11:55 am |
  37. rudyG

    Obama touts a new jobs report of 7.8% unemployment, and 114,000 jobs added this month, not enough to keep up with job growth!!!!. WOW! If it were any other president this jobs report would have been considered BAD by the media. We have 23 million either unemployed or underemployed, and two thirds of the new jobs this month were part-time. What is he touting???
    I guess poor performers tout mediocrity when they see it!

    October 6, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
  38. rudyG

    Clinton and Reagan created over 300,000 per month and considered it ho-hum news. Obama touts 114,000!!! And the idiots who want to believe in him at all costs eat it all up!! Unless more than 160,000 per month are created it will not keep up with population growth. Next month I expect the same tepid, idiotic numbers we've become accustomed to. 114,000, 120,000, 130,000 – it doesn't matter to me, they're all bad! Show me 250,000 per month and WE HAVE A RECOVERY!!!!!

    October 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      WHEN THIS ELECTION IS OVER, REGARDLESS OF WHO WINS, THERE WILL BE MASS HIRING IF THE FISCAL CLIFF IS AVERTED.

      October 6, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
      • Frank Marshall Davis

        Makes you wonder then why they just didin't avert it in january then Obama could have been re-elected easily, right?

        October 6, 2012 at 6:21 pm |
    • Don Jones

      What a surprise-you mean it takes 4 years to turn the country around after the biggest economic melt down since the great depression-as a result of 8 years of the Texas Village Idiot?

      October 8, 2012 at 8:23 am |
  39. 2020

    KARENFAYE,

    Get a brain before you talk again. nonsense

    October 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
  40. ironman666

    just amazing every time this bum shows just how bad this guy is and show that there is no jobs out there they come up with fuzzy math again that how many times they show that now watch next week they will say you miss understood us like they alwas say the numbers were miss leading it is 8.1 jobs lost still

    October 6, 2012 at 9:54 pm |
  41. Dave

    Interesting timing isn't it? Weekly (corrected) jobsless reports aren't low enough to indicate employment growth, and the number of added jobs each month is not enough to make up for the NET growth in working class age growth and legal immigration growth (net growth = new people less retirees), yet somehow unemployment numbers (at least initial released numbers) drop .3%? Hmmmmmmm?

    October 6, 2012 at 10:56 pm |
  42. Cashmeremafia

    I don't think this was the October surprise I was expecting

    October 6, 2012 at 11:00 pm |
  43. Frank Marshall Davis

    Real unemployment per the BLS is 14.7%, exactly what it was last month. You can bet Obama will NEVER mention that number.

    October 7, 2012 at 8:13 am |
    • Sickofobammy

      EXACTLY

      October 7, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  44. Sickofobammy

    OBAMA , YOU AND YOUR CRONNIES COOKED THE BOOKS

    October 7, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  45. Nydemocrat

    Do you want to know what a corrupt president we have? He has asked defense contractors like Lockheed Martin to delay informing thousands of employees about their impending layoffs until after the election. That is right. This guy told them the government would pay their legal bill if sued by the employees for not being notified within 60 days!!! He doesn't want the black eye from the news (which will come out in early November due to the layoff date being January 2nd) to effect his chance at re-election. Absolutely unbelievable.

    In addition to this, all you lovely robotic Obama followers, hear this... He gave $90 billion dollars of our hard earned tax money to so-called "green" companies and most of them went under! That's not the best part. The best part is that many of them were his friends or contributors to his campaign!!! Why do you guys support a guy like this? Someone who hob-knobs with people like felon JayZ instead of meeting with foreign leaders? Someone who refuses to listen to the daily presidential CIA briefing? Someone who panders to audiences by changing his accent and says what they want to hear no matter how ridiculous or non-presidential? Someone who amazingly took our deficit from $5 trillion to $11 trillion in only four years?!?! Someone who has no experience in dealing with the economy and has absolutely destroyed it? I mean seriously how stupid do you have to be to support such a painfully obvious mistake this country has made? What is wrong with you Obama people? Do you want our dollar to continue to devalue? Gas prices haven't dropped in four years under this guy! This is terrible!!!

    Don't you just love how he needed a full day away from the podium in front of Romney to come up with his retaliatory response to Romney? Yea he needed his advisors and speech coaches to come up with his wise-crack responses on a stage hundreds of miles away from Denver with all of his robots cheering for him. The fact is he cannot trick Romney because he knows he is in a situation where a smarter man will see his lies and make him look like a fool in front of millions of people. Obama pled the 5th on Wednesday night and deep down he and his campaign know why. Elect this phony again and see how horrible things will be in 2016, robotic Obama supporters.

    October 7, 2012 at 10:14 am |
  46. bobwhite

    Those of us with an actual job know the pay cut we took to get it and the reduced benefits in this economy. Those on entitlements don't care because they know Obama will keep robbing the tax payer to cover them. The rest of us know we are still in a recession and government manipulation of jobs numbers isn't going to convince us. Obama has to go for things to get better, he doesn't have the leadership skills to get the job done

    October 7, 2012 at 11:04 am |
  47. Phil

    Folks, just look at the number of people going to Pres Obama' and Romney's events in battleground states and you'll know for sure who is the winner in this election.

    October 7, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
  48. Jamie

    Romneyhood ....... Give to the Rich take from the poor

    October 7, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
  49. Jamie

    Romney ....... No honesty No integrity

    October 7, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
  50. Nydemocrat

    Do you want to know what a corrupt president we have? He has asked defense contractors like Lockheed Martin to delay informing thousands of employees about their impending layoffs until after the election. That is right. This guy told them the government would pay their legal bill if sued by the employees for not being notified within 60 days!!! He doesn't want the black eye from the news (which will come out in early November due to the layoff date being January 2nd) to effect his chance at re-election. Absolutely unbelievable.

    In addition to this, all you lovely robotic Obama followers, hear this... He gave $90 billion dollars of our hard earned tax money to so-called "green" companies and most of them went under! That's not the best part. The best part is that many of them were his friends or contributors to his campaign!!! Why do you guys support a guy like this? Someone who hob-knobs with people like felon JayZ instead of meeting with foreign leaders? Someone who refuses to listen to the daily presidential CIA briefing? Someone who panders to audiences by changing his accent and says what they want to hear no matter how ridiculous or non-presidential? Someone who amazingly took our deficit from $5 trillion to $11 trillion in only four years?!?! Someone who has no experience in dealing with the economy and has absolutely destroyed it? I mean seriously how stupid do you have to be to support such a painfully obvious mistake this country has made? What is wrong with you Obama people? Do you want our dollar to continue to devalue? Gas prices haven't dropped in four years under this guy! This is terrible!!!

    Don't you just love how he needed a full day away from the podium in front of Romney to come up with his retaliatory response to Romney? Yea he needed his advisors and speech coaches to come up with his wise-crack responses on a stage hundreds of miles away from Denver with all of his robots cheering for him. The fact is he cannot trick Romney because he knows he is in a situation where a smarter man will see his lies and make him look like a fool in front of millions of people. Obama pled the 5th on Wednesday night and deep down he and his campaign know why. Elect this phony again and see how horrible things will be in 2016, robotic Obama supporters.

    October 7, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  51. Rosslaw

    The Republicans continue to wish for economic failure. Their idea of Christmas in October is a terrorist event within the United States that kills 10,000 Americans. The Republican party has reached the status of a genuine national security threat.

    October 7, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
  52. SafeJourney3

    I wonder if repubs would be happy if the unemployed Americans had jobs before the end of Oct 2012

    October 7, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
    • jean2009

      Why do I feel they would be horribly upset if that were the case?

      October 7, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
  53. november2012

    this is based on a labor dept report...the sec of labor is an obama appointee...while obama illegally tries to stifle defense contractors announcement to lay off employees due to the federal budget cuts coming up as obama refused last year to begin the reform necessary to address our national debt. obama set this up and now the chickens are home to roost...obama, you did this now man up and quit the blame game and manipulation...we need real adult leadership NOW!

    October 7, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
  54. jimcolyer

    MITT ROMNEY 2012

    October 7, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
  55. leukevent

    The truth will out! Great youtube video! IN MITTS OWN WORDS! Every member of the voting public should watch this! Mitt Romney is everything you hate about politics!

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2GQMiOEng8&w=640&h=390]

    "He'll Say Whatever You Want Him to Say. . .
    . . . Just for the Chance to Live in That White House!"

    October 7, 2012 at 5:37 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      AWESOME POST. PLEASE KEEP IT COMING.

      TO CARAMON AND OTHER STILL SANE REPUBLICANS, HOW CAN YOU PUT UP WITH THIS? YOU ASKED WHETHER OBAMA LIES, OF COURSE HE LIES BECAUSE HE IS A POLITICIAN! BUT HAS ANYONE EVER BEEN THIS BRUTAL WITH THE TRUTH? THIS MAN HAS NO CORE, AND EVEN SOME OF HIS 'SUPPORTERS' CANNOT STOMACH IT. AT LEAST OBAMA HAS A RECORD HE CANNOT RUN AWAY FROM BUT EVEN HE IS NOT AS FLIPPANT WITH HIS POSITIONS.

      October 8, 2012 at 2:26 am |
      • Kool-Aid Police

        According to judy and Lionel Obama never lies.

        October 8, 2012 at 7:16 am |
      • DEcember 2012

        OBAMA HAS LIED AND EXAGGERATED, BUT NOT AS OFTEN AS ROMNEY. MAYBE IT IS BECAUSE ROMNEY HAS BEEN CAMPAIGNING FOR SO MANY YEARS BUT YOU WOULD THINK AFTER BECOMING A GOVERNOR HE WOULD BE A BIT MORE PRUDENT. NO, HE IS JUST AS BAD AS WHEN HE LOST TO TED KENNEDY.

        HE MAY HAVE CLOBBERED OBAMA DURING THE DEBATE FOR BEING MORE ENGAGED, BUT HE SCREWED US ALL FOR BEING DISHONEST.

        October 8, 2012 at 10:16 am |
      • Caramon

        Well December, I don’t give much attention to these little video snips that people put together. Both campaigns have done a good job at cutting and pasting what candidates say. Most of the time the actual meaning is lost because the statements are out of context. Who could forget “shame on you Barack Obama” by Hilary Clinton in reference to the claim her husband was a racist. Now, they are best buddies. And we should not forget the redistribution of wealth video released by supporters of the Romney. And we should never forget the hack job NBC did when Romney had a rally at the fast food restaurant.

        I have not seen the snips for this particular video, still looking. But I have seen others showing negatives about Mitt Romney. I also have seen the entire statement, not what was pasted in. There is a big difference in the meaning when the entire statement is heard.

        I have followed the campaign all the way through the Republican debates. I believe I watched them all. Mitt Romney’s tax plan is not too difficult to understand. The current tax code is 88 K pages in length. That is nearly 18 cases of paper. It is filled with tax credits, deductions and loopholes. This is why companies like GE paid little or no federal income tax despite 5 billion in profits (confirmed by NY Times). There was nothing illegal about it. Yet, other companies pay full share of their tax burden. The reason is that over many years, the lobbyist and special interest have gained support from the Congress to incorporate these loopholes. Personally, I believe the tax code should be burned and re-written. Then every company will pay their share of the tax burden. It could potentially increase revenue for the government even with a 20 percent tax cut.

        I do agree with one thing. I would like to know how much revenue would increase if the loopholes and deductions were removed, specifics.

        October 8, 2012 at 10:39 am |
      • DEcember 2012

        YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. YOU HAVE NOT BEEN WATCHING THE PRIMARY DEBATES OF YOUR OWN PARTY? SURE VIDEO CAN BE MANIPULATED TO THE EXTENT YOU ARE SAYING BUT COME ON, UNLESS THERE IS MASSIVE PHOTOSHOPPING AND EDITING, THIS VIDEO IS LEGIT. I KNOW IT IS BECAUSE I HAVE SEEN THOSE DEBATES.

        IT IS UNDERSTANDABLE THERE WILL BE PIVOTS TO THE CENTER FROM ANY CANDIDATE, THE PROBLEM WITH ROMNEY IS WHEN YOU GO SO FAR RIGHT AND THEN BACK CENTER, THAT IS SUCH A LONG WALK BACK NOWADAYS THAT IT IS INEVITABLE TO TAKE MULTIPLE CHOICE ANSWERS. WHY DO YOU THINK HE IS NOT BEING SPECIFIC? AS FOR HIS PLAN, DID HE OR DID HE NOT SAY HE WILL CUT TAXES ACROSS THE BOARD? IS THIS AMNESIA? IT SURE IS CONVENIENT AND RATHER SELECTIVE.

        AND YES, I ALREADY SAID MANY TIMES THE TAX SYSTEM IS A JOKE AND NEEDS TO BE REFORMED. DON'T EXPECT ANYONE WILL HAVE THE BACKBONE TO DO IT, DEFINITELY NOT ROMNEY ON HIS FIRST TERM AND EVEN IF OBAMA TRIES IN HIS SECOND TERM, HE WILL BE DEFEATED BY COWARDS IN CONGRESS.

        October 8, 2012 at 11:24 am |
      • Caramon

        Actually, I believe I said I watched all of the debates. As far as the video is concerned, how many of the President’s supporters have made the same claim about a Romney ad. I simply stated that I would rather follow the actual debate, speech or rally instead of some political video or ad. And yes, I followed the Democratic convention as well as the Republican convention so I hear both sides.

        Mitt Romney did say he intends to cuts taxes for everyone. However, what you hear from the President’s campaign is that he intends to increase taxes on the middle class. Is this true? If I recall, it was discovered that the President’s ads were comparing an old Ryan budget, not the latest budget and was found to not be true.

        I don’t know if Romney will be able to reform the tax code. I do not believe that our current president will. I remember his promise to go through the budget line by line and eliminate waste. He didn’t do it. I would find it hard to believe he would take care of the tax code.

        Yet we both agree the tax code needs to be reformed. My guess is most people feel the same way. Apparently we also agree that politicians lie.

        October 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        IF WE AGREE THAT MITT ROMNEY INTENDS TO CUT TAXES ACROSS THE BOARD, NOT LIKE WHAT HE SAID IN THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WHERE HE SAID HE WON'T CUT TAXES FOR THE "HIGH INCOME PEOPLE," HOW DO YOU THINK IT WILL BE OFFSET? THIS IS WHERE THE MAGIC OF NON-SPECIFICS COMES IN!

        SURE, IT ISN'T FAIR FOR THE PRESIDENT AND HIS CAMPAIGN TO FILL IN THE BLANKS FOR US, BUT IF ROMNEY WON'T THEN WHO WILL? PAUL RYAN CLAIMS THE PLAN IS REVENUE NEUTRAL BUT WON"T GIVE US THE MATH. APPARENTLY HE THINKS THE FOX NEWS AUDIENCE IS TOO STUPID TO UNDERSTAND OR PAY ATTENTION TO IT. WAS HE TALKING ABOUT YOU?

        LET'S FACE IT. HE WALKED INTO THIS CAMPAIGN THINKING HE WILL WIN WITHOUT DEFINING ANYTHING ABOUT HIMSELF AND HE CAMPAIGN. AFTER ALL, NO INCUMBENT HAS EVER WON WITH UNEMPLOYMENT OVER 8%. UNFORTUNATELY FOR HIM, HE IS NOT A STRONG ENOUGH CANDIDATE TO SKATE IN SUCH A WAY, NOT EVEN IN HIS OWN PARTY. OBAMA IS STILL VERY POPULAR, AND YES PEOPLE STILL BLAME BUSH. ROMNEY HAS NOT CONVINCED ME THAT HE WILL BE ANY DIFFERENT FROM BUSH AND I AM SURE MANY OTHERS FEEL THE SAME.

        October 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        AARGH, DANG THIS MODERATION CRAP. SORRY, MY REPLY IS ON HOLD.

        October 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
      • Caramon

        December, I feel your pain. It has happened to me too. Hopefully I will have a chance to see your response.

        October 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
      • leukevent

        Yes, by all means--pass it on!

        October 8, 2012 at 9:29 pm |
  56. acutabove

    The Labor Dept. admits the only reason the unemployment rate went down was because the number of government hires went up 91,000. The number of hires in the private sector went down by 5,000. Since the gov does not grow the economy but can only stiffle it, this is bad news as it increases expenses.

    This is not proof the numbers were fake but add it with the fact that Obama asked companies to hold off firing employees until after the election and any sane person should be doubtful the numbers are real.

    October 7, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
  57. matt

    “UNEMPLOYMENT PLUMMETS 0.4% IN ONE MONTH....VIA 114K PEOPLE? “....wait a cotton pickin’ minute here. GO READ THE DARN REPORT YOURSELF....take out your little fancy calculator and pull out the #’s yourself: [1] 114k jobs added + 167k NEW entrants to the job market pool September 2012 = NET LOSS of -53k [2] 350k people REMOVED from the total job pool....where did they go? [3] this is the FOURTH report in a row where the total bodies counted DECLINED...yet the census.gov population NET GROWTH 2008-2012 = + 4.6 million people....and the JOB POOLED DECREASED IN SIZE ???? Not logical in any universe....not even a Liberal one. (okay maybe that works in a Liberal universe...after all economic laws, realities of the European “free stuff” mentality, and first grade fiscal math doesn’t exist there either.)

    October 7, 2012 at 11:36 pm |
  58. matt

    “ROMNEY KILLED OBAMA IN DEBATE 1: LIBERALS ARE SCARED OF FACTS, DATA, AND #’s…HERE’s WHY:”
    (CNN) "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"
    We put that question to the test and here's what we found – by the numbers:
    9.4 million - Number of people unemployed in August 2008.
    12.6 million - Number of people unemployed in August 2012.
    6.1% – U.S. unemployment rate in August 2008.
    8.1% – U.S. unemployment rate in August 2012..
    1.6 million - Number of long-term unemployed (jobless for 27 weeks or more) as of August 2008.
    5 million - Number of long-term unemployed (jobless for 27 weeks or more) as of August 2012.
    Another round of Stimulus won't create jobs
    5.7 million - Number of people working part-time, involuntarily, in August 2008.
    8 million - Number of people working part-time, involuntarily, in August 2012.
    Prices and Finance
    $3.96 - Average price for a gallon of milk in July 2008.
    $3.42 - Average price for a gallon of milk in July 2012.
    $4.09 – Average price for a gallon of unleaded gas in July 2008.
    $3.45 - Average price for a gallon of unleaded gas in July 2012.
    Housing
    68.1% - U.S. homeownership rate as of June 2008.
    65.5% - U.S. homeownership rate as of June 2012.
    $196,600 - Median price of an existing single family home in 2008.
    $188,100 - Median price of an existing single family home in July 2012

    October 7, 2012 at 11:36 pm |
  59. matt

    “WE HAVE TWO (2) CAMPS THIS ELECTION:
    …[1] CAMP 1 believes food, clothing, housing, education, and health care are RIGHTS…and even though half the nation disagrees with them, they still believe the OTHER half should pay for THEIR entitlements. They believe a GDP of $2.1T and BUDGET of $3.8T is “o.k.”…and the realities of Europe and economic laws DON’T MATTER.
    ...[2] CAMP 2 believes those things are NOT rights…in ANY constitution, nor in ANY nation on the planet…for a REASON…never were…never will be. If they were nothing would get done and everyone would just sit around waiting for others to pay for their entitlements. They believe $2.1T – $3.8T is imminent failure based on first grade math, logic, economic laws, Europe, and 4600 years of repeated history. They KNOW it is just a matter of time before REALITY and MATH catches up…and the “free stuff” mentality WILL come to an end. They KNOW we have to face those realities NOW…not defer them to our kids (and our kids’ kids) just so we can add 30 million MORE people to the “FREE STUFF” list.

    Sooner or later reality WILL catch up….and the “free stuff” Socialism movement WILL run out of OTHER people’s money to dole out. Defer economic laws all you like…sooner or later your entitlements WILL run out of money.

    October 7, 2012 at 11:37 pm |
  60. matt

    “SMALLER GOVT. AND FREE MARKETS GOT US INTO THIS MESS”
    ….no Einstein…America went from a 13 colony misfit mob to a world super power using EXACTLY THAT MODEL. Don’t even try that garbage on people who ACTUALLY KNOW our history. Such statements only work on those who were asleep during history class.

    October 7, 2012 at 11:37 pm |
  61. lies and hate from the right

    Romney cooked the books on his taxes for the last 10 years, let's see the taxes you dickhead.

    October 7, 2012 at 11:59 pm |
  62. mrkrabbz

    I miss clinton how come american presidencies can't be like venenzuelas and make it a 6 yr term. Also regardless of which way you ppl see it its all a puppet show for you sheep. Don't you know america is owned by the wealthy and corrupt. Its an illusion this vote crap idea of left or right. The economy is worldwide ppl why do you think jobs are abroad because fat everyday americans want money for thier iphones that are made in china. Matter fact only thing america is good at making is pollution and obesity! eh the sheep will be sheep

    October 8, 2012 at 1:17 am |
  63. mrkrabbz

    George Carlin was right this place is going down the sh$$ hole!

    October 8, 2012 at 1:20 am |
  64. Don Jones

    Please let the "socially consevative" Macomb County, Mi. Reagn Democrat auto workers know that they would have been standing in the unemployment line if Romney had been at the helm. Unlike the bank bailout, the auto bail out was a positive thing for our country. Romney doesn't care about you, your trees are not quite the right height.

    October 8, 2012 at 8:21 am |
  65. leukevent

    The truth will out! Great youtube video! IN MITTS OWN WORDS! Every member of the voting public should watch this! Mitt Romney is everything you hate about politics!

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2GQMiOEng8&w=640&h=390]

    "He'll Say Whatever You Want Him to Say. . ...
    . . . ..Just for the Chance to Live in That White House!"

    October 8, 2012 at 9:31 pm |