Say It Like It Is Instead of What It Isn’t
I’m in favor of that and you should be as well. In this case, what it isn’t is the unemployment rates listed by your and my devious government.
Does anyone actually believe—feel in their bones—that the current rate of those without jobs in America is a mere 6.9 percent? That’s what the bean-counters in Washington ask us to believe.
How does Uncle Sam decide who’s out of work?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the official unemployment rate defines unemployed people as those who are willing and available to work, and who have actively sought work within the past four weeks. How the hell do they determine who’s willing and available? Is there a willing and available meter somewhere I’m unaware of? Then there’s the actively sought work within the past four weeks requirement. What if I passively sought work on the internet? Does that count? Am I no longer out of work because I sat in the kitchen, chain-smoking and running up my phone bill?
Those with temporary, part-time, or …