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  • The Easy, Uncomplicated Way To Get Rich

    10/17/2016 11:11:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 16, 2016
    I talk a lot about the global investment markets. I’m focused on making profits, and often I’m looking to make multiples, knowing full well that some opportunities won't work out. I’ll get timing wrong or I’ll miss something entirely and need to hedge, reposition, or exit entirely. That’s life. But I haven’t spent much time on stating the obvious (because I figured it’s obvious) so today's post is going to do just that. We are going to forget all about economics, financial markets, central banks, derivatives, GDP, and all that stuff, and we're going to go all the way back...
  • Dodging the Jobs Problem (or how the NY Times explains the loss in jobs)

    10/17/2016 6:32:27 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 13 replies
    The NY Sun ^ | October 17, 2016 | Editor
    Imagine you are an editorial writer of the New York Times (a stretch to be sure, but stay with us). Your biggest problem in the Age of Obama has to be that despite all the Democrats’ claims to have steered us into a recovery, jobs are lacking. Supposedly the unemployment rate has been brought down to 5%. But that’s because the job participation rate is at its lowest point in decades as millions of Americans are still too discouraged to look for work. How do you work around this pesky problem? Dang, if the Times hasn’t come up with its...
  • Prayer Request: We just got hit with Financial Crisis

    10/16/2016 7:31:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 79 replies
    10/16/16 | sff
    Hello fellow FREEPer prayer warriors and believers! This evening, we got an email from our employer that portends some very bad news. To put it simply, one of the adults in the household is highly likely to be facing reduced (perhaps down to zero) income in the very near future. We use this income for, as you can imagine, to pay essential bills. We care for an elderly relative, living at home, who has dementia. And we care for a youngster in college. Essentially this is, dare I say: Not good. So, God is greater than all of this and...
  • Donald Trump's promises strike a chord in Pennsylvania

    10/16/2016 2:23:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | October 16, 2016 | Cajsa Wikstrom, Online editor
    Lewisberry, Pennsylvania - Sitting in the bar of a roadside restaurant with a friend, Rick Shaffer sums up what he thinks of the situation in this northeastern US state with three words: "We need change." Shaffer and his friend, both construction workers in their 50s, support Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate. They believe the United States needs a strong military and that undocumented immigrants should be deported. "Why build a wall? Landmines will do the same!" Pennsylvania has backed the Democratic presidential candidate in every election since 1992. Even so, the state is "not reliably Democrat", says political analyst...
  • Dems shunning Hillary, turn to Trump for jobs

    10/15/2016 1:59:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies ^ | Oct. 15, 2016 | Michael F. Haverluck
    More and more Democrats – also known as “Trumpocrats” – are pledging their allegiance to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in hopes that he will bring their communities jobs – jobs they are certain that his rival, Hillary Clinton, will do nothing to retain or create. The Trumpocrats Political Action Committee (PAC) Executive Director Christian Rickers gave Clinton a vote of no confidence after his favorite in the Democratic Party primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), lost. He vowed that he would sever from the party and vote for the GOP candidate after Sanders was beaten by Clinton in what many...
  • Donald Trump’s War of Independence

    10/15/2016 10:52:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | October 15, 2016 | David R. Usher
    Donald Trump is leading America’s third war of Independence (the first two being in 1776 and the War of 1812). Donald Trump’s declaration of independence from the Establishment in both parties was long coming.  He bounced between parties for two decades before coming to the conclusion that both parties worshipped globalism. He had no choice but to run for the Presidency.  His candidacy is in fact America’s Third War for Independence.  Trump’s campaign touched the taproot of the Electorate.  Most Americans cannot quite put a finger on the reason,  but understand one thing: they know they have been sold...
  • Roofing company offers free firearm for new employees (VIDEO)

    10/14/2016 12:28:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies ^ | Oct. 14, 2016 | Jennifer Cruz
    While companies offering their customers free guns as an incentive for whatever they’re selling isn’t all that uncommon anymore, one Colorado roofing company has taken that mentality one step farther and is offering a free AR-15 for new employees. James Webb, owner of Weatherproof Roofing, offered a “Get a Roof, Get a Gun” promotion back during the summer and it was a huge success. Business has boomed and Webb now needs several positions filled as soon as possible. “We just don’t have the staff to keep up with it,” Webb said. “So now we’re giving it another shot with...
  • Why Are Politicians So Obsessed With Manufacturing?

    10/10/2016 4:11:57 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 123 replies
    NY Times Mag. ^ | OCT. 4, 2016 | BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
    When Donald J. Trump landed in Pittsburgh a few weeks ago, the city was buzzing about Uber’s deployment of the world’s first fleet of driverless taxicabs. Political leaders were thrilled that Silicon Valley was hiring highly paid workers and investing hundreds of millions of dollars in western Pennsylvania. Local taxi drivers were understandably less excited that robots were coming for their jobs. Pittsburgh’s football team may still be called the Steelers, but the city has, like the rest of the country, become predominantly a service economy. More than 80 percent of local jobs are in the service sector, roughly on...
  • Feds Thinking About Killing 31,000 Mining Jobs To Protect A Chicken

    10/08/2016 5:26:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 10/08/2016 | Andrew Follett
    A new report has government officials considering setting 10 million acres of across six states in the American west off limits to mining and development to protect the chicken-like Greater Sage Grouse, which is not an endangered species. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report found that much of the Sage Grouse’s habitat sits on top of extremely valuable deposits of minerals including gold, copper, lithium, silver, uranium and many others. The USGS report means that the government’s most restrictive grouse protection plan could kill even more than 31,000 jobs and lead to more than $5.6 billion in reduced annual economic...
  • The Job Market Will Be Solid On Election Day (Laff riot!)

    10/08/2016 4:19:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Five Twenty Eight ^ | October 7, 2016 | Ben Casselman
    The job market held steady in September, which probably means that voters will head to the polls next month amid an economy that is in solid but not spectacular shape. U.S. employers added 156,000 jobs in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. That’s a touch weaker than in August, when they added 167,000 jobs, and a bit below economists’ expectations. But such month-to-month fluctuations mean little (and in any case are likely to change in future revisions). The big picture looks pretty much the same as it has for the past year: Job growth has slowed a bit...
  • 3 Economic Statistics that Predict Donald Trump Will Be Our Next President

    10/07/2016 12:54:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Fortune ^ | October 7, 2016
    How you interpret Friday’s jobs report depends on whom you are voting for next month. If you’re a Donald Trump supporter, you probably focus on job growth slowing relative to last year, the rising unemployment rate, or broader measures of unemployment that show an unusually high number of workers who want full time work but can get only part time work. If you are a Hillary Clinton supporter, you choose to emphasize the historically low level of official unemployment, rising wages, and a rising labor-force participation rate. But while these metrics are useful in evaluating the economy, they are not...
  • Trumping Baffled Academics

    10/06/2016 10:10:38 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 27 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 6, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The "best and the brightest" in academe have been trying to unravel the Trump phenomenon for about as long as this election season has run. Martin Kich of Wright State University devotes about three blogs a week to the subject on the academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Here's a clue: You can only convince people that we have a good economy if they actually have jobs. A pair of scholars of fairly diverse backgrounds has figured this out: They are, of course, a minority in academe. We have written about the phenomenon today in...
  • Opinion: How Donald Trump hijacked the Democrats’ best issue

    10/01/2016 2:53:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Market Watch ^ | September 30, 2016 | Rex Nutting
    Trump’s populist campaign is fueled by working-class anger about unfair trade, an issue the Democrats need to reclaim The Democratic Party could have blocked the rise of Donald Trump years ago if it had just listened. The story of Trump’s amazingly successful movement is also the story of how Democrats turned their backs on their working-class roots and sided with the elites on the crucial economic question of our times: Who would win from globalization, and who would lose? The facts are stark. Since 1994, when the North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect and the U.S. began the...
  • Utahns Fear Obama Will Heed Environmentalists, Not Them, on National Monument Designation

    09/27/2016 8:29:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 26, 2016 | Senator Mike Lee
    This past Monday marked the 20th anniversary of President Bill Clinton using the Antiquities Act to create the 1.5 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. For most Utahns, this date is not a cause for celebration. It’s a source of anger toward what many see as an out-of-touch and overbearing federal government Infamously, the Clinton administration failed to notify the people of Utah prior to announcing the monument designation—probably because the administration knew that nearly everyone in the state was opposed to the idea. Utah’s congressional delegation, state and county leaders, and local residents all warned that a...
  • Candidates clash over plans for growing economy [HRC's opening statement indicts Obamanomics]

    09/27/2016 4:14:24 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies ^ | 9/27/16
    As the first one-on-one US presidential debate began, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump put forward competing visions for the US economy... Mrs Clinton said: "The central question in this election is really, what kind of country do we want to be and what kind of future we'll build together. "First, we have to build an economy that works for everyone, not just just those at the top. That means we need new jobs, good jobs with rising incomes.
  • State’s '21st Century Jobs Fund' Spent $100 Million For Just 1,052 Jobs

    09/22/2016 1:23:09 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/21/2016 | Derek Draplin
    The state’s 21st Century Investment Fund (CIF) has spent nearly $100 million on various types of subsidies and other forms of involvement in businesses since 2006, yet only 1,052 jobs have been created or retained because of it, according to the fund’s 2015 report. In addition, some investment groups received millions through the fund but created zero jobs and no proceeds. The state describes the fund as a program that “encourages the growth of emerging Michigan companies, diversifies the state’s economy by creating and retaining knowledge-based jobs and grows a community of investors to create a long-term, sustainable capital ecosystem...
  • Senator from Punjab’: How Hillary Clinton Masterminded a Global Scheme to Replace American Workers

    09/21/2016 5:42:59 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Sep 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Hillary Clinton co-founded the Senate India Caucus, which anti-offshoring advocates say champions “issues important to India, including outsourcing and H-1B and L-1 visas.” •Clinton in 2005: “I am delighted to be the Senator from Punjab as well as from New York.” •Clinton has called for nearly doubling the controversial H-1B guest worker program—suggesting that American workers lack the skills to fill American jobs. She has also defended the cheap labor practices of an Indian outsourcing firm, to which the Clinton Foundation has financial ties: “We are not against all outsourcing; we are not in favor of putting up fences,” she...
  • Bill Clinton: Don’t blame NAFTA, blame activist investors

    09/20/2016 11:09:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 9/20/16 | [CNBC] Christine Wang
    <p>Bill Clinton told CNBC on Tuesday that activist investors, rather than trade deals, are partially at fault for U.S. corporations moving operations out into Mexico.</p> <p>GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump has called for "economic independence" and blamed globalization for "totally" wiping out the American middle class. Trump has previously called NAFTA "the worst trade deal in history" and blamed Bill and Hillary Clinton for endorsing it.</p>
  • Enough jobs in Singapore; Govt helping create better jobs: Lim Swee Say

    09/16/2016 6:29:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Channel News Asia ^ | September 16, 2016 | Alice Chia
    SINGAPORE: There are enough jobs in Singapore and the Government is helping industries to transform their business models to create better jobs - an assurance that came from Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say on Friday (Sep 16), following the release of employment data on Thursday that showed there were more jobseekers than vacancies. Mr Lim said: "I want to assure Singaporeans that if you look at it from totality, there are enough jobs. Don't just look at the 49,000 job openings; in fact there are 3.3 million jobs out there in Singapore. And in fact what we are doing is,...
  • Clinton visits North Carolina in campaign trail return; Trump up in polls

    09/15/2016 3:23:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Sept. 15, 2016 | Reuters
    Hillary Clinton got back on the campaign trail on Thursday after taking three days off for pneumonia, and the Democratic presidential candidate faced a more challenging political landscape, with Republican rival Donald Trump rising in opinion polls. Her illness coincided with a mini-surge by Trump, who has drawn even or taken a slight lead in national polls. Polls in battleground states where the race is likely to be decided showed Trump now leading in Iowa, Ohio, Florida and Nevada, and tied in North Carolina. Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, said the candidate and her aides expected the contest to be...
  • Donald Trump Vows to Create 25 Million Jobs Over Next Decade

    09/15/2016 3:14:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept. 15, 2016 | ALEXANDER BURNS and NEIL IRWIN
    Donald J. Trump unveiled a pledge on Thursday to create 25 million jobs over the next decade, but he offered few details on how he would achieve that ambitious goal as president. In remarks that may stir new consternation abroad, Mr. Trump told the Economic Club of New York that he would pay for his economic agenda in part by requiring allies to shoulder the full cost of American military resources deployed in their defense. Mr. Trump has long criticized the country’s defense arrangements, but on Thursday he drew an uncommonly straight line between his job-creation promises and the “billions...
  • Donald Trump reveals more details of his tax plan

    09/15/2016 12:45:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 2016-09-15 | Jim Tankersley
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump put new details on a much scaled-back tax plan on Thursday, one that is projected to cost the federal government less money but also to deliver fewer benefits to taxpayers than Trump's original proposal. Trump's economic team estimated that the complete tax plan, combined with rollbacks to some federal regulations and new initiatives to open up more public and private lands for oil and gas drilling, would deliver 3.5 percent growth per year for the next decade and produce 25 million new jobs. The changes also appear to be an attempt to reduce what analysts...
  • Here's everything Donald Trump just promised in his major speech on the economy

    09/15/2016 12:00:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2016-09-15 | Allan Smith
    Donald Trump on Thursday shared his economic vision with supporters gathered at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan, promising trillions in tax cuts, energy reform, a crackdown on trade, and a reduction in the number of tax brackets. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, estimated his plan would create 25 million in new jobs, and that the massive tax cut would be offset by gross domestic product growth of at least 3.5%, on average, each year for the next decade. "This is the most pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-family plan put forth perhaps in the history of our country," Trump said, according to...
  • Bill Clinton Mocks ‘The Coal People’ In West Virginia, Kentucky For Supporting Trump

    09/09/2016 12:37:17 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 9,2016 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Speaking in Homewood, PA on Friday, Bill Clinton criticized the “coal people” in West Virginia for supporting Donald Trump .“We all know how [Hillary’s] opponent has done well down in West Virginia and eastern Kentucky,” the former president told the crowd at the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum. “The coal people don’t like any of us [Democrats] anymore.” Clinton added that “they all voted for me. I won twice, and they did well.” “They blame the president when the sun doesn’t come up in the morning now.”
  • Labor Department Revises Away 150,000 Jobs

    09/08/2016 4:41:24 PM PDT · by GilGil · 13 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 9/8/2016 | Tyler Durden
    "We felt a great disturbance in the [Obama recovery] farce, as if 150,000 'everything is awesome' job-gainers' voices cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. We fear something terrible has happened." With the swipe of The Labor Department's pen, 150,000 newly created jobs were 'revised' out of existence yesterday.
  • Worse Than the Depression: 1 in 6 Working Age Males Has No Job Under Obama

    09/07/2016 11:51:09 AM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    The numbers are in and after seven years of Obamanomics the economic climate in America is “worse than the depression.”
  • Major Sectors Growing as Michigan Unemployment Hits 15-Year Low

    09/07/2016 7:02:29 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/2/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Employment in Michigan has grown in nearly every job sector since 2009. In addition, the state’s unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in 15 years. Since July 2009, Michigan gained nearly 576,000 jobs in major job sectors, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The only sectors that lost jobs were education, which lost 1,900, and government, which lost 37,200. When identified by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), the sector that gained the most jobs was professional and business services, adding 172,000 jobs since 2009. The manufacturing sector gained 164,800 jobs, while the health care and...
  • Obama Kept His Promise, 83,000 Coal Jobs Lost And 400 Mines Shuttered

    09/05/2016 12:49:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies ^ | Sep. 5, 2016 | Andrew Follett
    This Labor Day, America has 83,000 fewer coal jobs and 400 coal mines than it did when Barack Obama was elected in 2008, showing that the president has followed through on his pledge to “bankrupt” the coal industry. A 2015 study found the coal industry lost 50,000 jobs from 2008 to 2012 during Obama’s first term. During Obama’s second term, the industry employment in coal mining has fallen by another 33,300 jobs, 10,900 of which occurred in the last year alone, according to federal data. Currently, coal mining employs 69,460 Americans, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Much of...
  • VIDEO=> DONALD TRUMP RECEIVES STANDING OVATION at Detroit Great Faith Ministries Church

    09/03/2016 1:37:39 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 86 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 3, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    WHAT AN AMAZING SPEECH! Donald Trump spoke at the Great Faith Ministries Church in Detroit on Saturday. Video—Trump speaks at black church in Detroit: "A lot of people don’t realize that Abraham Lincoln…was a Republican" — Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) September 3, 2016 The congregation was VERY HAPPY to have Donald Trump as a visitor. Shot lots of video of dancing Trump at church in Detroit, will share some later. Crowd enthusiastic. — Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) September 3, 2016 Donald Trump ended his 14 minute speech with a Bible verse. I’d like to conclude with a passage from First...
  • Trump’s Not Yet President, But Nieto Is Saying, ‘Si Se Puede’

    09/02/2016 12:44:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | September 2, 2016 | Ilana Mercer
    FOLLOWING Donald J. Trump's sublime immigration address, critics—essentially all Big, Crooked Media—charged that Trump's Arizona speech represented a sharp departure from the tone he took earlier that day, with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. A reversal, if you will.Nonsense. With President Nieto, Donald Trump was at once patriotic, forceful and diplomatic.In close to two decades of analyzing American politics, I've yet to hear an American leader address his Mexican counterpart as forcefully as Mr. Trump addressed President Nieto. Trump came across as a man-of-the world, to whom interfacing with foreign dignitaries was second nature.It's always been the case that Americans...
  • U.S. Payroll Growth Slowed in August; Jobless Rate Held Steady

    09/02/2016 5:46:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/2/16 | Eric Morath and Anna Louie Sussman
    <p>Nonfarm payrolls rose by a seasonally adjusted 151,000 last month, the Labor Department said Friday. Revisions showed U.S. employers added 1,000 fewer jobs in June and July than previously estimated.</p>
  • Mark Levin aka "The Great One" has always been a conservative and friend of Free Republic

    08/31/2016 11:52:34 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 468 replies
    August 31, 2016 | Jim Robinson
    Mark Levin aka "The Great One" has always been a great constitutional conservative and great friend of Free Republic. Doesn't post much anymore but has had an account here (holdonnow) from nearly the beginning. He stood up for FR when his good friend Hannity was running us down. Also when O'Reilly accused us of not moderating our forum good enough against racism. I hate to see our good friend getting trashed on FR. I understand why people are upset with him over his position against Trump, but best advice I can give is if you can't stand him, don't listen....
  • VIDEO – Bill Clinton: Rebuild Detroit with Syrian Refugees

    08/29/2016 5:20:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Aug 2016 | Julia Hahn
    VIDEO – Bill Clinton: Rebuild Detroit with Syrian Refugees Julia Hahn 29 Aug 2016 Washington D.C.340 In a previously little-noticed video from February at the Clinton Global Initiative, former President Bill Clinton suggested that the U.S. use Syrian refugees to rebuild Detroit. “The truth is that the big loser in this over the long run is going to be Syria. This is an enormous opportunity for Americans,” Bill Clinton said about the Syrian migrant crisis. Detroit has 10,000 empty, structurally sound houses—10,000. And lot of jobs to be had repairing those houses. Detroit just came out of bankruptcy and the...
  • Peter Navarro: ‘Hillary Clinton Has Got A Proven Record In Destroying Jobs’

    08/27/2016 3:07:55 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | Peter Navarro
    Trump economic advisor Peter Navarro told Fox Business News’ Sandra Smith on Thursday that millions of jobs have been lost due to Hillary Clinton’s bad trade deals. Peter Navarro is a professor at the Merage School of Business at the University of California-Irvine. With a Masters of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard, this distinguished macroeconomist has written extensively on Asia as well as lived and worked there. He is is the author of Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World (Prometheus, 11/2015). He has published ten previous books,...
  • Holy Cow! Houston New Black Panther Head Quannel X Supports Trump!

    08/25/2016 10:47:41 AM PDT · by Political Junkie Too · 45 replies
    Fox 26 Face-Off KRIV Houston ^ | August 24, 2016 | Quannel X and Matt Patrick
    This is the weekly point-counterpoint show on Houston Fox affiliate KRIV 26 between Community activist Quanell X and AM 740 KTRH NewsRadio show host Matt Patrick. Quannel X discusses Donald Trump's Minneapolis speech. I was absolutely floored when I watched this last night. I think this video has the potential to dramatically shift the narrative of Trump support in the African-American community. Pay special attention to Quannel X's silence at the end when Matt Patrick sums things up. Youtube Recording of Fox 26 KRIV Faceoff -PJ
  • Clinton’s ‘done deal’ on fighting climate change would cost $70 billion, kill jobs: report

    08/24/2016 1:14:57 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The “keep it in the ground” fossil-fuel strategy described by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a “done deal” would kill more than 380,000 jobs and deliver a $70 billion annual hit to the economy, according to a report released Wednesday. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy found that banning fossil fuel production on public lands and offshore waters would result in a loss of $70 billion in annual GDP as well as $11.3 billion in royalties, along with massive direct and indirect job losses.
  • The Postal Service is losing millions a year to help you buy cheap stuff from China

    08/23/2016 6:17:40 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2014 | Jeff Guo
    ...All of this is little comfort to McGrath, who chafes at the thought of the Postal Service helping Chinese merchants poach his customers. “All of us sellers are selling a lot of Chinese goods in America but at least we’re creating jobs, making money, and adding to the economy,” he said. “But when people buy direct from China that’s adding nothing to the American economy.”
  • Do colleges + universities=economic growth?

    08/23/2016 9:01:57 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 23, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academics have been arguing for decades that colleges and universities are engines of economic growth. Now they seem to have scientific proof, or do they? "We estimate fixed effects models at the sub-national level between 1950 and 2010 and find that increases in the number of universities are positively associated with future growth of GDP per capita (and this relationship is robust to controlling for a host of observables, as well as unobserved regional trends)," Anna Valero and John Van Reenen, of the London School of Economics, write in a working paper that they published this month at the National...
  • Clinton’s misleading citation of ’15 million jobs’ under Obama

    08/22/2016 7:13:25 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2016 | Glenn Kessler
    If there’s one thing that drives the Fact Checker nuts, it’s a repeated talking point that is based on actual data but is obviously misleading. The Clinton campaign is clearly fond of saying that 15 million jobs — or, alternatively, 15 million private-sector jobs — were created in the Obama administration. Clinton frequently indicates that she’s talking about the entire Obama administration. She uses phrases such “than when they took office” or “in the last 7 1/2 years.” But that’s 5 million jobs too many.
  • Trump Leads Clinton by 5+ Points in the Key Battleground State of Pennsylvania

    08/21/2016 1:34:49 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 155 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 21, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has surged to a 5-point lead over democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania as per a latest poll.
  • HILLARY'S IN TROUBLE: LA Times Poll: Trump's SURGING with African Americans

    08/17/2016 11:30:55 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 141 replies
    HILLARY'S IN TROUBLE: LA Times Poll: Trump's SURGING with African Americans.
  • What college seniors should know about Jobs

    08/17/2016 8:51:17 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 17, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    They are unlikely to find one. "Wise men" will tell them this is a "weak recovery" and "the financial crisis ended years ago. During the 1930s, as many as 15 million were out of work, according to the Obama Administration’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Currently, "Combining those not in the labor force who are of working age and all those unemployed shows 55.4 million working-age, native-born Americans without jobs in the first quarter of 2016, compared to 41.1 million in the same quarter of 2000," according to Dr. Steven Camorata of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). If the...
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • Still Report #1116 – Julian Assange – TPP Text is Still Top Secret

    08/14/2016 10:40:22 AM PDT · by GilGil · 39 replies
    Still Report ^ | 8/14/2016 | Bill Still
    Good morning, I’m still reporting on TPP. According an interview with Julian Assange done by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, less than 14% of the text of the TPP has been released to the public. Twenty-five of its 29 chapters are still secret. According to Assange: “Once we’re in, we’re stuck forever.” Goodman interviewed Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Monday and published the interview yesterday over the Pacifica network on their daily news show, Democracy Now at This is simply outrageous! I just don’t know how to describe this in non-conspiratorial terms. We stand on the...
  • Insanity Once More: The Hillary Clinton Economic Plan

    08/13/2016 2:24:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | August 13, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, when in fact the results never change, is one definition of insanity. That definition works for economic insanity, too. Over the past seven-and-a-half years, President Obama has maintained a steady course of burdensome new regulations, significant tax increases, and massive federal spending on so-called infrastructure. He has unconstitutionally ordered executive actions, favored labor over business, attacked banks, insulted successful corporate leaders, and backed federal-government mandates on business. And with all this, strong economic recovery from a deep recession -- which has been an American tradition -- never came...
  • Report: Businesses leaving or curbing operations in state (CA)

    08/13/2016 12:52:06 PM PDT · by Mark · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 8/13/2016 | Kevin Smith
    California’s costly tax and regulatory policies prompted more than 10,000 businesses to leave the state, reduce their operations or curtail plans to locate here between 2008 and 2015, according to a report from Spectrum Location Solutions. The Irvine-based company conducts site-selection studies and other assessments to help businesses relocate to optimum states and locales for their operations. Some of their clients include corporations that have relocated out of California, like Honda. The report, “California Business Departures: An Eight-Year Review 20082015,” reveals that at least 1,687 California disinvestment events occurred during that period, a count that reflects only those that became...
  • Twin Falls Police Report Reveals Shocking Details of Latest Refugee Sex Assault

    08/13/2016 1:11:09 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | August 11, 2016 | Lee Stranahan
    TWIN FALLS, IDAHO — The victim’s mother heard her 33-year-old daughter “screaming and crying” as the mentally disabled daughter ran home Saturday afternoon after allegedly being trapped and sexually assaulted by refugee Mohammed Hussein Eldai. That’s just one of the heartbreaking details in a police report obtained exclusively by Breitbart News that sheds new light on this latest alleged refugee sex attack to hit this small southern Idaho city. Just as many Americans have begun to learn about the shocking early June attack on a five-year-old girl by three Muslim refugee boys who orally and anally penetrated the girl before...
  • Illegal in Massachusetts: Asking Your Salary in a Job Interview

    08/11/2016 6:13:52 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 116 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 2, 2016 | STACY COWLEY
    In a groundbreaking effort to close the wage gap between men and women, Massachusetts has become the first state to bar employers from asking about applicants’ salaries before offering them a job. The new law will require hiring managers to state a compensation figure upfront — based on what an applicant’s worth is to the company, rather than on what he or she made in a previous position. The bipartisan legislation, signed into law on Monday by Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, is being pushed as a model for other states, as the issue of men historically outearning women who...
  • Kirk, Dold, Radogno stand with leftist groups in support of illegal immigration(RINOS ALERT)

    08/11/2016 5:41:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Kirk, Dold, Radogno stand with leftist groups in support of illegal immigration CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R) together with U.S. Congressman Bob Dold (R) and Illinois State Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R) participated in a panel today for illegal immigration liberalization. The panel was hosted by the left-wing Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) and, an advocacy organization started by wealthy Democrat businessmen Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Reid Hoffman. Calling illegal immigration "the American Dream," Kirk argued that that it "unlocks human potential faster and better than any other," and that he...
  • Possible Explanation of Why Mr. Trump continues to Have Support

    08/06/2016 11:19:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/16 | James A. Schmidt, PhD
    As an informed reader, please think before you vote-- there will be many voters who will remain uninformed and cast their ballot anyway Although the media would have you believe otherwise, this election is not about personal decorum, social faux pas and political correctness. It is about: A return of decent jobs for American workers (not just more service jobs that pay low wages) through protective actions that provide better quality American products an equal chance in the marketplace (review of tax structure/tort laws that encourage American firms to produce items overseas, trade agreements, tariffs etc.);