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Stephen Kruiser

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May 30, 2013 - 11:23 am

Shocking no one but those who report on this kind of thing regularly

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but not enough to suggest a shift in the recent pattern of modest job gains.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 354,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were revised to show 4,000 more applications received than previously reported.

Economists polled by Reuters had expected first-time applications to hold steady at 340,000 last week.

Bless their ignorant little hearts, but if we can’t get the MSM and their pet economists to understand that something which happens repeatedly can be expected, shouldn’t we at least get them help with new ways to express their surprise?

At least a silver lining was provided for the non-thinking voters: the “modest job gains” in an economy that desperately needs something more than modest are safe.

For now.

Who knows what to expect?

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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Attention journolists: "unexpected" refers to something nobody expects, like the Spanish Inquisition -- not something everybody expects, such as the complete failure of Obamanomics.
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You are blaming the poor journalists. It's not their fault. Blame their economists. You can't expect the journalists who report on this stuff to understand this stuff, can you? They are merely humble writers, not lordly economists. Can they help it if the oracles are wrong all the time?

Besides, (slaps hand on table) "Are you an economist?!?"

(in case it's necessary) /s
1 year ago
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maybe they attended public school?
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