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Find me a bill that makes sense


POSTED: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 5:47pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 4:05pm

This election, I hope we get some people voted in to our nation's capitol that sees there needs to be a change.

One of the things that drives me crazy is every time either side wants to pass a bill, they always have to go through the so-called non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.

I can tell you there is nothing non-partisan in Washington D.C.

It's all about politics and bureaucratic office workers who probably belong to a union crunching the numbers.

Now, Washington D.C. is finding out there will be no saving, just cost increases to Obamacare.

Most of this audience right now could have told you that 2 years ago before it passed.

But the CBO will put in any numbers it's given and say....ok.

The numbers from the Department of Labor come out every month with just as much fiction. We always hear of the labor department numbers, then it's leaked all over town the real unemployment number.

The labor department just throws out the number of people who quit looking for jobs and just uses another average.

This is insane, yet where is the outrage?

This would be like be getting you to work for me at a price, then when its time for payday, throw in
some crazy calculus and pay you a lower amount.

And the crazy part is I'd expect you to take it if I were the federal government.

Finally some sense. A California congressman is pushing a bill.

His one-page legislation, the REAL Unemployment Calculation Act, would require "the federal government cite, as its official unemployment calculation, the figure that takes into account those who are no longer looking for work," not only those individuals actively seeking jobs.

This is what needs to be done.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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I don't see why the rate matters in the first place. The needs of the most number of people would be met most efficiently in a free market. Instead on passing a bill to calculate the unemployment rate more accurately, maybe we should repeal or sunset all the current regulations that get in the way of commerce.

You know what they call the device that limits the speed of a golf cart? It's a governor. To govern means to slow down or to limit. We need to stop governing our economy!

A bill that makes sense? It will never pass!

Media used to do the research and call-out politicians and groups in Washington fabricating the truth, but those days have ended. The media, now in league with government, lies to the American public for the purpose of supporting an agenda of the federal reserve. Remember just as Neal complains the government lies by omission of the facts of unemployment, so does media when it fails to report that limited group that controls our economy. Why doesn't Neal complain about being under Martial Law?

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