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Looking for walk congressman Duncan Hunter is behind about bill and he joins us now that's also what -- clear something up.
I know the name Duncan Hunter up from the yet I think it was on the 2008.
Till the year 2000 when someone called don't come home -- Ran for the Republican nominee for president.
That was my great patriotic father and he ran for president he was in congress about 28 years OK that was that was -- -- I think right.
That was 2008 object okay welcome to today and some that Duncan Hunter thanks for joining us I wanted to tell us.
If we included all of those people of the -- draw -- of the world full -- millions of people if we did calculate -- implement right the way you want us to what -- the rate day.
It it would only be about nine point 6% so goes up about a percentage -- a half and I still don't think that that's represented of those.
Of the real unemployment rate outside the beltway.
It that that still means that fewer than one in -- people's out of work and we know that to not be true and we know that it's more than that I would -- -- at about seventeen to 20%.
Of a real unemployment rate but this is a -- -- it in the right direction.
That's that's -- why I'm doing.
So if you -- talking -- that 17%.
That would include people who have no job apple.
Or a part time job when they want to woke full time right that's that that yes you get the 17% to.
It would also be under employed people well how do you told somebody's underemployed if they don't like their job and they want more money -- I would say.
You know most Americans are underemployed they want better jobs and they want more money better health care etc.
so that's a hard when the calculate but we know what's more than one out of ten people.
Now -- the unemployment rate that we go with that we get from the government is eight point 2%.
Yeah I think we get to that number patent.
I think relatively -- low number of eight point 2% because.
Millions of people -- just dropped out of the well for us.
It you are you implying there was some kind of conspiracy to get the number down by calculating in the way we did.
Yet I would answer that in two different ways one there is a conspiracy I think to -- -- the unemployment over especially during election years are -- -- down.
But but -- I I I think it's just ignorance I think the we're using the the wrong rave -- in the -- three rate it doesn't count an awful lot of people that have just dropped out as you said.
That's what the -- five rate does and that's what -- we want to use for policy makers.
For decision makers for business leaders -- for the media.
What the media too took to say everywhere when the unemployment numbers come out that it's not -- low eight point two number it's nine point 6% because that's more indicative of what it really so you.
Got a bill that changes the calculation of unemployment about bill will be presented to the house when.
I don't know -- we're trying to lobby leadership for right now I'm trying to get Eric Cantor and John Boehner and and Kevin McCarthy to put this on the docket and by the way.
This doesn't recalculated anything the bureau -- -- statistics.
Already calculates this number.
We just -- -- make at the official government number used to that we can quit deluding ourselves that that the unemployment rate is going down.
Duncan Hunter Republican California thanks for joining us operation thanks Stuart -- -- -- You wanted to get into something -- he wants to use -- U five number but to be used.
U six unemployment rate -- like 15% so -- -- -- darkened reps and partners alluded to that that there is actually the numbers even worse but he wants at least some of this way.
And -- might be more palatable to politicians each of these more realistic it just is so convenient isn't it that millions of people who just happen to have dropped down kind of -- -- -- limits so why is that because these states that do the same thing that qualify for the extended unemployment benefits now a lot of them no longer qualify anymore.
It's those sort of backfired really got to be careful when used the seek to deceived there's an old saying about that we it was -- who's who's and I can't remember candidates like it might come back the budget every now and then.
A one -- -- what tangled web we weave when once we practice to -- and Shakespeare.
Most quotes yes one of the most quotes -- from the Bible or Shakespeare back on Shakespeare but it -- -- Duncan who.
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