‘I dare you to answer’: Obama economic adviser gets questions he asked for

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The September jobs report showed a drop in the unemployment rate, but also another decline in the labor force participation rate:

Better-than-expected #jobs report will rekindle debate over timing of #Fed's interest rate hikes: http://t.co/fBncyoSp49 via @DunstanPrial

— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) October 3, 2014

US labor force participation at a 37-year low. 62.7%, last seen in Feb. 1978. pic.twitter.com/9uIAiYoVJ7

— Matt Phillips (@MatthewPhillips) October 3, 2014

The chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Jason Furman, solicited questions about the report today:

Got questions on the economy & today's jobs report? Join me for Q&A at 12ET today. Ask now with #WHEconChat: http://t.co/8gNwkzBmXv

— Jason Furman (@CEAChair) October 3, 2014

Ask and ye shall receive:

.@CEAChair Why are you toting successful recovery when we have the lowest work force in 40 years? https://t.co/W5bxKN9p6Q #WHEconChat

— S.M (@redsteeze) October 3, 2014

.@CEAChair Let's talk about female empowerment! https://t.co/kheuvsPZo6 #WHEconChat

— S.M (@redsteeze) October 3, 2014

Are there more Americans out of work today or when Obama took office? I dare you to answer. @CEAChair #WHEconChat

— Keep Calm and Carry (@johnnyfriegas) October 3, 2014

@CEAChair @WhiteHouse I see these added jobs and wonder if it's because the people found work they enjoy or cause obamaCare forced t2settle?

— Patricia (@Patricia9116) October 3, 2014

@CEAChair We need an additional 20T added 2 the 16.7T $ economy 4 growth, prosperity, & stability. If u don't think so why? #WHEconChat:

— wtwit (@worldtwitsaf) October 3, 2014

.@CEAChair so many people have just given up looking for work. Why do you want to spin that as a good thing? #WHEconChat

— The Morning Spew (@TheMorningSpew) October 3, 2014

.@CEAChair Can you tell me how much my health insurance costs will rise in 2015. My ins. company is keeping mum. #WHEconChat

— The Morning Spew (@TheMorningSpew) October 3, 2014

.@CEAChair If all this "good" economic news is true, why does President Obama continue to Blame Bush? #WHEconChat #tcot

— The Morning Spew (@TheMorningSpew) October 3, 2014

.@CEAChair #WHEconChat: Hi there! Tell me all about how destructive employer mandate will be to jobs & dismal participation rate please.

— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) October 3, 2014

@CEAChair How many Americans in the work force need to die from Ebola to get the unemployment rate under 5%? #WHEconChat

— Razor (@hale_razor) October 3, 2014

@CEAChair How can I better ignore my empty wallet so I can get behind the president's upbeat message on the economy? #WHEconChat

— Razor (@hale_razor) October 3, 2014

@CEAChair How many nights a week must I eat Top Ramen in order to be able to afford donating $3 to support Democrat policies? #WHEconChat

— Razor (@hale_razor) October 3, 2014

@CEAChair Why is income inequality greater now than in 2008, as measured by the Gini Coefficient?

— Stuart (@Ringo6) October 3, 2014

@CEAChair Are the high corporate tax rates an incentive to drive industry overseas?

— Stuart (@Ringo6) October 3, 2014

@CEAChair #WHEconChat do you believe the lies u tell, or are u only concerned with manipulating those too stupid to know better?

— Patrick (@pwc1011) October 3, 2014

#WHEconChat Why do democrats refuse to look at the u6 & pretend the rate is not going down due to ppl leaving labor force? @CEAChair

— AngieSenseiofSass (@Artist_Angie) October 3, 2014

#WHEconChat @CEAChair Can you tell me how many of the "NEW" jobs are full time?

— AngieSenseiofSass (@Artist_Angie) October 3, 2014

@Artist_Angie How many "NEW jobs are FT? @CEAChair /// That will take awhile to tally. That office only has part time workers. Probably.

— WilliamCope (@InManibusDei) October 3, 2014

Obama touts a great stock market recovery? Isn't that "trickle down", which he loathes? @CEAChair #WHEconChat

— Mr. LostEmailDude (@Anewhomestar) October 3, 2014

The way the unemployment rate is calculated, this is how to lower it dramatically:

@redsteeze @ceachair If they could only get that labor participation rate down to 0, they would eliminate unemployment. #leftisteconomics

— GregEsq (@GregEsq) October 3, 2014

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