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Friday, September 14, 2012

AG Ellen declares recession over

Oregon's attorney general is pulling the plug on a state program that allows divorced parents to pay less than their full child support. Says the announcement from her new flack, Jeff Manning:

Rosenblum cited Oregon's slow but steady economic recovery in halting the program. The "Recession Response Project" allowed more than 1,200 qualifying families to more quickly get their child support obligations modified.

The official declaration from Rosenblum says:

Oregon currently has an unemployment rate of 8.7 percent, following a long period at rates as high as 12.4 percent. The federal and state governments have ended extended unemployment benefit periods. Oregon's most recent economic forecast indicates continued improvement. The current economic climate supports more Oregon parents' ability to meet their child support obligations. Accordingly, I declare that the period of significant unemployment will end October 1, 2012. This declaration authorizes the Oregon Child Support Program to end its Recession Response project implemented as a temporary streamlined process for handling employment-related requests for the modification of child support payments.

An interesting call.

Comments (8)

I declare AG Ellen "over".

Sayin' it (the recession's over) is just a tiny bit different from, oh, reality. SOP for many gubmint types, lately.

Must be the weed talkin'.

'specially SOP for librul democrats. Fools.

That's the problem with temporary benefits. They eventually end regardless of the need or individual situation.

A declaration that the recession is over is going to be unwelcome news to the unemployed or to those who have stopped looking.

"Well, I do declare!" -- Scarlett O'Rosenblum
Gone With The Gorge Wind (Metro-Goldschmidt-Mayerr)

1.This will be bad news for temporarily set back responsible fathers(mostly), but luckily dads who never gave a hoot about meeting their obligation will go on just as they have.
2. Jeff Manning has a ways to go to match Tony Green's AG press release numbers.

The child support system in the US is one of the most corrupted and destructive institutions we have.

US Jobless Rate Really at 16%, Not 8.1%: Expert
Sunday, 16 Sep 2012 | 9:42 PM ET

Unemployment rates rise in half of US states
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Associated Press
SEPT. 21, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states last month, the latest evidence that hiring remains tepid across the country.

The Labor Department said Friday that rates increased in 26 states. They fell in 12 states and were unchanged in the other 12.

Unemployment also rose in seven of the 11 key swing states in this year's presidential election.


The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent last month from 8.3 percent in July. But that was only because many people gave up looking for work. The government only counts people as unemployed if they are actively searching for jobs.

In August, unemployment increased in several competitive states in this year's presidential race.


Complete report at http://news.yahoo.com/unemployment-rates-rise-half-us-states-143515602--finance.html

Oregon showed an increase of only 23, 400 jobs between August 2011 and August 2012.

See US Dept of Labor Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary (Sept. 21, 2012) --

NOTE: "The Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment news release for August is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). The Regional and State Employment and Unemployment news release for September is scheduled to be released on Friday, October 19, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT)."


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