Monday, May 26, 2008

Nuttin' too heavy

One of my favorite pastimes is looking at the differences between reality and government statistics. Perhaps I should say the difference between statistics and reality in general.

Being one of the statistical sampling in unemployment (yes, I am taking an unemployment check, and yes it is running out), I see the guvmint sez that we are sitting at a 4% unemployment rate. Well, from the best that I can tell, we are actually sitting between 9% and 13%. It seems that if you run out of unemployment benefits, magically you are no longer unemployed.

So, if I don't get a job in the next seven weeks, then my unemployment benefits run out, and voilĂ  I am no longer unemployed according to the government.

I feel better

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