An Ol' Broad's Ramblings

Think About This…

…the population of the United States is somewhere around 312 million, which of course, includes children and the retired.  The working age population, which I’m going to say is between 18 and 65, is about 174 million.  Yes, most will include the 16 to 18, but for my purposes, I’m going to leave the school age young’uns out, ok?  Now, granted, these numbers are just approximate, not to the nth, ok?  We’re just giving an estimate.  So, when I see this

labor force

I want to punch someone!

Like I said, my numbers are not on the nose, but they are damn close. Get a pencil and a piece of paper, or, if you are like me…medicated…get a calculator. Go ahead… I’ll wait!

You back? Did you come up with similar numbers as I did? Are you appalled?

Now, remember, this is just an approximation, but I’d say that the fact that there are more adults of working age NOT working than are working should make anyone want to punch someone. I can think of a few people at the top of the list! 537 in all, plus quite a number in a few government alphabets, but I’m sure you can figure out who is #1 on that list, can’t you!

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  1. TheBunker. 11 January 2014, 2:51 am

    Then, if you consider that about 75% of the new jobs in 2013 were part time (according to the Huffington Post) it will take multiple punches and a lot of rope to get things Right again.


  2. olbroad. 11 January 2014, 9:50 am

    Just a thought….if they hung the conspirators in Lincoln’s death, wouldn’t it make sense to hang the conspirators in the murder of America?

  3. Gary K. 11 January 2014, 10:05 am

    312 million total

    75% over 18 = 234 million

    13% over 65 = 40.6 million

    18 – 65 = 193.4 million

    You are only off by 20 million.

    Must be the cold damp weather affecting your head and behind. :)

  4. olbroad. 11 January 2014, 11:57 am

    :P I will ALWAYS blame the meds! LOL 20 million here…20 million there…. “What difference does it make?”

  5. Gary K. 11 January 2014, 12:09 pm

    Speaking of meds, how is the Mr. doing in this crappy weather?

  6. olbroad. 11 January 2014, 12:39 pm

    Poor baby! He’s recovering from pneumonia. The man that NEVER gets sick decided it was likely time to see the doc. I wonder if me telling him, “No offense, but you look like s**t!” had anything to do with it? Hmmm…