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Published 12:36pm Saturday, December 22, 2012

To the editor:

Who says we haven’t gone over the “cliff” already?

There’s the fiscal cliff, the poverty cliff, the jobs cliff and your personal cliff. You pick the one to discuss and it’s already happened right before your TV bloodshot eyes while the mouthpieces in the mainstream media and the White House spin a happy tune on what they see through rose colored glasses. Folks, believe me, we are in a recession and it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

In June, a total of 142,415,000 people were employed in the U.S, according to the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics), including 19,938,000 who were employed by federal, state and local governments. By November, according to data BLS recently released, the total number of people employed had climbed to 143,262,000, an overall increase of 847,000 in the six months since June. In the same five-month period since June, the number of people employed by government increased by 621,000 to 20,559,000. These 621,000 new government jobs created in the last five months equal 73.3 percent of the 847,000 new jobs created overall.

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