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Published: Tuesday, April 9 2013 6:00 a.m. MDT

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Way of the Warrior
ARLINGTON, WA

I've seen a lot of "Now Hiring" signs in my neck of the woods, mostly for minimum wage jobs ($9.19/hr.) but also a few for living wage jobs too. So many mixed signals in the economy right now it's hard to tell what exactly's going on.

hobbes1012003
Kaysville, UT

and the economy is 3rd on Obama's to do list. no wonder our country is going down the tubes.

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

The Workforce participation numbers were as high as they were because of the record number of duel income families out there. Day in and day out, the DN exposes the virtues of a traditional family, a working father, and a stay at home mother.

Now the numbers are showing a slow return to fewer duel income households, and this is now played as bad news. The DN really needs to make up its mind which narrative it wants to follow most.

Hobbies - perhaps yoyr version of the US is going down the tubes.... but for me, I still enjoy living in the nation that provides the greatest levels of freedom and security compared to anywhere else in the world. We choose what faith we choose to follow - no one is conscripted into the service of the country, and you still can achieve great levels of wealth. Just leave Kaysville and visit Draper, Alpine, Highland..... there are lots of people out there doing just fine.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

research by Casey Mulligan of the University of Chicago which "shows that the generosity of federal benefit programs means that workers face very steep financial disincentives…

BO has succeeded in his main goal – create greater dependency on the federal government, thereby further ensconcing the debilitating and dependency enabling dems in power.

DVD
Taylorsville, 00

I'd like to point out that only part of the story is told with this statement:

"But WSJ also pointed to a culture of dependency fostered by government largesse, noting research by Casey Mulligan of the University of Chicago which "shows that the generosity of federal benefit programs means that workers face very steep financial disincentives to take a low-wage job. The benefits phase out as they begin to work."

Unless you're disabled, the benefits phase out over a fairly short time anyway. Many folks aren't eligible for "government largesse" now because they've been unemployed for so long. And then there's the trend to prefer the currently employed over the unemployed, adding to the lack of chance to get back into the employment world before desperation forces some unhappy long term choices.

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