Foley wrong on Obama, Romney
November 02, 2012 12:00 AM | 964 views | 9 9 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

I kept my promise and cancelled MDJ columnist Kevin Foley’s liberal vote this week. It took two-and-a- half hours in line, but I was determined. His column attempting to scare women about losing their rights under Romney Ryan is bunk. When he looks at the results on voting day it will be a real downer for him and will give you an indication of how ineffective his views are in Cobb County and the State of Georgia.

It is unfortunate that he doesn’t depict Obama for who he is, i.e., a man who wants to divide the American people, make a great nation socialistic and enslave the poor to government dependence. As an educated man he knows those in power in a socialistic state never live like the poor and those on the government dole. No sir, the power players live like kings and never taste what it is like to live off food stamps and stipends.

“Change” and “Forward,” now that is bunk. Now we know what Obama intended, that is turn America into a socialistic nation, denounce American superiority and buy votes by making more citizens dependent upon the government. Who do you think is the real “bullsh*tter”? Obama really showed his … backside, because he is perhaps the worst president to serve in my 64 years of life. I am ready for a change.

Anthony Kirkland
Marietta
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CobbCoGuy
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November 02, 2012
Here you go, folks.

We don't want to be low info voters, so do your own research and go directly to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website and do a couple of searches as follows:

LNS11300000 (Labor Force Participation Rate).

This displays the movement of a fraction over time. The numerator of the fraction is the number working or actively looking for work, whereas the denominator is the number of working age adults in the general population.

LNS12300000 (Employment Population Ratio).

This, too, is a fraction displaying the ratio of the number of employed adults to the general population.

What do the charts tell you?

Yes, those 171,000 who found a job have reason to celebrate, but for the nation as a whole, unemployment is, and continues to be, a CHRONIC problem.

If the labor force participation rate was the same as it was when The One was handed the keys to the White House, the unemployment rate would be over 10%.

Folks, we're losing ground. Our nation is hemorrhaging jobs!
Too funny
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November 02, 2012
Where does all of this ridiculous "socialism" tripe come from - Faux News? I mean, do these people even know what "socialism" is?
CobbCoGuy
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November 02, 2012
Mr. Foley: full disclosure, please. You omitted a statistic that Democrats were proud of last month - the unemployment RATE.

Last month Democrats proudly announced the rate dropped to 7.8% in September from August's rate of 8.1%. However, the RATE for October ticked backed up to 7.9%, from September's 7.8%.

The new, higher rate of 7.9% is the missing piece to go with the additional jobs of 171,000 you cited.

Of course, we all know that this growth rate fails to keep up with population growth and does not include those who have completely dropped out of the workforce.
Kevin Foley
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November 02, 2012
As promised, Mr. Kirkland, I'll be cancelling YOUR vote on Tuesday ;-). BTW, why would you wait 2 hours to vote when you can just go to your precinct Tuesday and vote without waiting?

Anyway, make that 31 staight months of jobs growth. The resurging Obama economy just added 171,000 jobs!
waitingandwaiting
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November 02, 2012
To Kevin Fooley, 171,000 added but you forgot another important stat...170,000 new UN-employment claims were filed. Aren't you slightly embarrassed when you don't include pertinent details?

And quite a few of us women are still wondering when you're going to enlighten us on your 'expertise' regarding women's rights. A simple yes or no will suffice: Are you married? Do you have daughters? Do you have sisters? How have the females in your life been adversely affected by conservative policies?

We're waiting.......
Kevin Foley
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November 02, 2012
@ Waiting (whoever you are) - Your info is coming from Fox, making you a low information voter like CobbCoGuy(whoever he is):

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, giving a clearer sign that the labor market is healing after wild fluctuations in claims data at the beginning of the month.



Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 369,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.



The prior week's figure was revised slightly higher to show 4,000 more applications than previously reported.



A Labor Department analyst said all states submitted data for the report and that there was nothing unusual in the raw data. The analyst said the data showed no signs of the factors that had appeared to generate sharp swings in the claims reading over the prior two weeks.

CobbCoGuy
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November 02, 2012
I'm a "low information voter" now, eh?

Ok ;)

The numbers I cited came directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as did yours. I just wanted to point out that you missed one (number).

I'll be back to talk about that 31 months of job growth. We're gonna have a lot of fun with that.

Until then, have a good'un.
waitingandwaiting
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November 02, 2012
Uh, Kev...I know you go crazy over Fox News being so awesome, but I actually obtained this information off of the ajc.com site. It was compiled by Christopher S. Rugaber of The Associated Press. Do they count?

Again, just answer my question. What qualifications do YOU have on being an expert in women's rights? Are you married? Were you married? Do you have daughters? Do you have sisters? Why are you dodging these simple questions?
Simply sick of Kev
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November 03, 2012
Please, MDJ, cite Mr. Foley's qualifications for being a columnist on your op-ed page. Just because he's a PR hack doesn't mean he's a journalist. He doesn't back anything with facts, tell us anything new or seem to have an original thought. It's always week-old dem party talking points. I can go to CNN for that.

Any thoughts on local politics, or doesn't he know anything about that?

Just getting so tired of him and his argumentative and vindictive comments when he's criticized. No class, just like his party.
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