Sounds like the Obama admin is preparing us for a jobless storm coming on Friday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House economic adviser Larry Summers said on Monday winter blizzards were likely to distort U.S. February jobless figures, which are due to be released on Friday.
"The blizzards that affected much of the country during the last month are likely to distort the statistics. So it’s going to be very important … to look past whatever the next figures are to gauge the underlying trends," Summers said in an interview with CNBC, according to a transcript.
What? Summers isn’t bringing us some sunshine from all that hope and change? But rather, he tells us to ignore this month because of big bad winter. Gee wonder what boogeyman it will be next month? Will they dust off the "blame Bush" theme? Since it hasn’t been used in awhile, like since last week.
MSNBC reports about that "Wicked" winter. Are we going to have a war on winter now? Raise taxes on winter? That evil winter, ruining Al Gore’s global warming plans of demanding one meeeeeeeeeehhhlion dollars.
Wicked winter adds to economy’s woes
Record snowfall leaves winners and losers, could distort jobs data
Golly gee, that wicked winter didn’t stop those trudging it out to file for benefits at the unemployment office, why would it stop hiring? Was it so bad in California? AZ? FL? that people were too snowed in and distraught by global warming to hire?
Are you freakin kidding me? These global warming nuts(don’t let them slither into "climate change" label) now are warning us about a possible bad Friday job report ahead of time and blame it on freakin blizzards?
I guess the blame it on Bush is getting old. Time to blame it on blizzards. Oh yeah, and Al gore now comes out of hiding in an op ed telling us the severe cold records is because of global warming.
Is there no shame? Is there no bottom to the lies? Is there no low level they will stoop?
Hopefully in 2010 and 2012 we’ll have a great melting down of this snow job of this congressional majority and administration to start a new day of sunshine in America.
Ahhh, I get it now. Since the boogey man winter storms were especially harsh and "wicked" in DC (God does have a sense of humor!) and since most of the new jobs created or saved are in DC, technically the administration is right. A DC snowstorm will have a devastating effect on jobless claims.