On my way to work this morning the news announced that unemployment for September 2010 held steady at 9.6%. Of course it did. No administration whose party controls the white house and congress would admit to an increase less than a month before a national election. If unemployment went down, you can be sure that the Obamanation himself would be trumpeting it from the rooftops. As it is, the mainstream/lamestream media had to make sure that I, registered voter, got the message. The news item opened with the announcement that unemployment held at 9.6% and ended with the prominent announcement that unemployment had held steady at 9.6%.
I am willing to bet $100.00* that within a week after the election on November 2, 2010 that the unemployment figures will be revised upward.
*Terms: If I win, I get paid in U.S. dollars. If I lose, I will pay in Zimbabwe dollars. If the winner does not have change for a $1,000,000,000,000.00 Zimbabwe bill, I reserve the right to pay in monopoly money. If Democrats retain control of both houses of congress, they will all have the same value.
To Washington voters: If you like high unemployment, increased taxes, increased home foreclosures, strangulation of small businesses, favoritism for public employee unions, citizen disarmament, and a host of other poxes on this great country, please remember to vote for Patty Murray on November 2.