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Bloomberg Ominously Warns of Unemployment Riots

In a move likely designed to get his name into headlines, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today pulled himself away from his busy schedule of eradicating smoking and counting calories to warn us that if the high unemployment resulting from Barack Obama’s disastrous economic policies continue then there’ll be a bunch of unemployed college graduates rioting in the streets.

Considering Bloomberg’s past failures in the prognostication business, I wouldn’t be too alarmed.

Sounding alarm bells about the nation’s high unemployment rate, Mayor Bloomberg warned this morning that there could be widespread mayhem in the streets if Washington lawmakers don’t start creating jobs for millions of Americans who are out of work.

“We have a lot of kids graduating college, can’t find jobs,” Bloomberg said on his weekly WOR radio show. “That’s what happened in Cairo. That’s what happened in Madrid. You don’t want those kinds of riots here.”

Really, what happened in Cairo was about unemployment? While that may have been one factor, that’s far from the whole story. But hey, why let facts interrupt when you have some demagoguing to do?

So while we’re mired with chronic 9% unemployment, you would think Bloomberg might take the failed president to task for his gross incompetence. Think again.

Despite that, the mayor gave Obama praise for coming up with a jobs bill. “At least he’s got some ideas on the table, whether you like those or not,” he said.

And nobody’s buying what’s on that table. Does Bloomberg really believe a near half-trillion dollars in tax hikes will do anything to spur employment? He’s been a pretty good businessman over the years, so he can’t be that dense.

The $447 billion jobs plan is crucial if Obama wants to revive his sagging poll numbers as he sets off on his 2012 reelection bid.

Obama had hoped his massive $800 billion stimulus plan — aimed at creating jobs — would help unemployment fall below 8 percent.

A poll out earlier this week showed that Americans are skeptical of Obama’s latest efforts.

The poll showed a majority of Americans don’t believe Obama’s jobs plan will make a dent in the unemployment rate. Overall, 51 percent of respondents don’t think the plan will reduce the rate, while only 40 percent thought it would.

Voters overall disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy by 62-33.

I have no doubt the Bllombergs and Obamas of thr world would be thrilled to see rioting in the streets as long as they could use it for political gain. They should should concern themselves more with rioting union thugs.

Funny, but they never say a peep about that real and present violence.

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