Mikey wrote:Romney stated that there are currently 23 million Americans out of work. The actual number is 12.5 million.
Captain Seafort wrote:Mikey wrote:Romney stated that there are currently 23 million Americans out of work. The actual number is 12.5 million.
Depends on your definition. I suspect Romney's right about the numbers out of work, while you're talking about the numbers of unemployed.
Mikey wrote:He also included 8 million folks who ARE working, but just want better jobs (preceding numbers from AP.)
Teaos wrote:All of the above.
Mikey wrote:Indeed. At least partially, and important statistic to be sure; but to include it in a compilation of "unemployment," especially as the statistic is typically used in political conversation, is just as dishonest as the rest of the examples I gave.
Mikey wrote:Obama said that we can now use for internal matters some of the money we're "saving" by winding up a couple of wars. In truth, those wars were paid for by already-extant defense budgets, and by borrowed money - ending them isn't going to free up a dime in the budget.
It was clear that Romney was intending for people to read "unemployed" as "employable job-seekers who are not working," as it is so commonly used in the colloquy of American politics.
Teaos wrote:I dont agree, in a debate with limited time your not going to expand and perfectly define each one of your talking points.
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