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Sunday, October 24, 2021

The U.S. economy is booming, but there's a mysterious hole in the labor force.

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Dead, retired, on disability, to another country, decided to be a full-time mom or housewife, and some are just lying about not having a job While others really don't have a job thanks to trumps disaster.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2021-10-24 10:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

They've invested in cryptocurrencies.

#2 | Posted by LesWit at 2021-10-24 11:14 PM | Reply

Bosses suck, power to the people. This is an unofficial general strike. More pay, less --------. The "job creators" are gonna have to pony up more cash. People are sick of of working to exhaustion to NOT get by. ---- that. Why do they want to make OTHER PEOPLE'S dreams come true?

I see a paradigm shift in the workplace. I hope it's painful and expensive for the owners of capital. They have had it their own way for Too Long.

#3 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-10-24 11:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Well, fry my hide and call me a porkchop!

We were told people weren't returning to work because of unemployment benefits.

The ones that ended two months ago, and even earlier in GOP controlled states.

#4 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-10-25 01:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

Who wants to work for minimum wage with no benefits and get screamed at by mask holes all day?

No one.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-10-25 06:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I think people continue to miss one of the biggest dynamics in this trend that's been driven by COVID-19 - COVID-19!

I think it's interesting that none of these discussions about labor shortages include the fact that 724,000 Americans have died of covid and 44.9 million Americans have gotten COVID. Isn't it fair to assume that some of these Covid suffers have had residual symptoms?
I can't begin to count how many people that I personally know who've contracted COVID over the last 1 1/2+ years, and a not-insignificant number of them do suffer from long COVID - some now unable to work their previous jobs due to debilitating after effects from the disease.

While the pandemic manifested a long overdue perfect storm of worker realignment, COVID itself has been the chief driver of change - and our early lack of competently dealing with its spread stands as one of the most significant own goals in US history. And of course the Republicans want to blame the workers themselves instead of their inept and corrupt stewardship of the health crisis helmed by the chief Dotard himself, Donald the Worst.

#6 | Posted by tonyroma at 2021-10-25 08:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3 | Posted by Effeteposer

That may be true but "Industry 4.0" is coming (I HATE that term BTW). Even my small company is focused on advanced automation. It will take a fraction of the workers to make things happen.

#7 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-10-25 09:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I do have to say that inflation is here though. I was going to get some apple cider this weekend... $6.47 a gallon on sale. It was like $3.49 just last year. I passed.

#8 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-10-25 09:27 AM | Reply

Most of what we're hearing and seeing is complete nonsense - like inflation being 5%. Anyone with half a brain knows that is a lie being fed to us. The ones that believe it are just doing so because Josama Bin Hidin.

People aren't going to work because a lot of the workforce drew a minimum of $1000/week on average once the Fed assisted unemp kicked in for over a year. They didn't have to pay rent for the same amount of time and on top of that, they got stimulus packages. All the while, nonessential business were closed down, no vacations, no dining out or bar hopping. But by all means, lets blame it ALL on the baby boomers.

Thanks Joe, please tell us you have a plan other than playing Robin hood with the 700 wealthiest Americans to fix this. Because wealthy people always have a pivot plan - that's why they have money.

#9 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-10-25 10:05 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Because wealthy people always have a pivot plan - that's why they have money.

#9 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER A

Behind every great fortune is a great crime.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2021-10-25 10:12 AM | Reply

People aren't going to work because

#9 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

They also had a pivot plan?

I really hope that you own enough money to justify your arrogance.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2021-10-25 10:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Rolling Stone is reporting that a pair of witnesses have spoken to the House Jan. 6 Select Committee revealing that Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) told them President Donald Trump would issue a blanket pardon for some who attacked the U.S. Capitol that day'

Raw Story, today.

I think this settles the issue, don't you?

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2021-10-25 10:25 AM | Reply

Wrong post Zed.

#13 | Posted by boaz at 2021-10-25 10:30 AM | Reply

Well, fry my hide and call me a porkchop!

We were told people weren't returning to work because of unemployment benefits.

The ones that ended two months ago, and even earlier in GOP controlled states.

#4 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY

Well my friend, 15% of US population is on snap. Tell me about that.

#14 | Posted by Sniper at 2021-10-25 11:11 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Well my friend, 15% of US population is on snap. Tell me about that."

Since 1975, practically all the gains in household income have gone to the top 20% of households.

After 46 years, it adds up Sniper.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-25 11:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"All the while, nonessential business were closed down"

They didn't have to close down.
They could have gotten PPP loans.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-25 11:50 AM | Reply

Tell me about that.

#14 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Why bother? Your mind (being generous here) is already made up.

You don't listen anyway. And when you listen you don't hear.

"Thanks Joe, please tell us you have a plan other than ... "

GFY insurrectionist. If Trumpy hadn't let a deadly pandemic wash over us and bury us we wouldn't be in such a deep hole. South Korea did a better job managing the virus than America did. And that's just embarrassing.

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-10-25 12:37 PM | Reply

Wrong post Zed.

#13 | POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2021-10-25 10:30 AM | REPLY

The Doctors at the convalescence home are still working on his dosage.

#18 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-10-25 05:35 PM | Reply

GFY insurrectionist.

#17 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2021-10-25 12:37 PM

A gleaming ray of intelligence.....said no one.....ever....

#19 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-10-25 05:37 PM | Reply

We were told people weren't returning to work because of unemployment benefits.

Now we're being told that the reason people aren't returning to work is because they saved their stimulus payments! What a hoot.

#20 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2021-10-26 07:05 AM | Reply

I do have to say that inflation is here though. I was going to get some apple cider this weekend... $6.47 a gallon on sale. It was like $3.49 just last year. I passed.

Inflation has been characterized as too many dollars chasing too few goods.

Republicans want to tackle inflation by keeping people working for as few dollars as possible. An alternate solution is to increase the production of goods. Unfortunately, increasing the means of production is time and resource intensive. We're living through a transition and that can be trying for many. Also, inflation is an opportunity for inventors and entrepreneurs to come up with cheaper solutions.

#21 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2021-10-26 07:14 AM | Reply

Most of what we're hearing and seeing is complete nonsense - like inflation being 5%. Anyone with half a brain knows that is a lie being fed to us. The ones that believe it are just doing so because Josama Bin Hidin.
People aren't going to work because a lot of the workforce drew a minimum of $1000/week on average once the Fed assisted unemp kicked in for over a year. They didn't have to pay rent for the same amount of time and on top of that, they got stimulus packages. All the while, nonessential business were closed down, no vacations, no dining out or bar hopping. But by all means, lets blame it ALL on the baby boomers.
Thanks Joe, please tell us you have a plan other than playing Robin hood with the 700 wealthiest Americans to fix this. Because wealthy people always have a pivot plan - that's why they have money.
#9 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Wow! We've gone from "Poor people are terrible at saving money" to "Poor people saved their money better than any investor in history and are now living off of it."

Let us know when you make it to middle school.

#22 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-10-26 05:26 PM | Reply

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