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  • Donald Trump Targets Second Plant Over Plans to Shift to Mexico

    12/03/2016 9:13:43 AM PST · by rhett october · 19 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 12-3-2016 | Rhett October
    This past Friday, Donald Trump focused on a second U.S. manufacturing plant that plans to move jobs from Indiana to Mexico due to the NAFTA trade imbalance and the highest-in-the-world corporate taxes of the United States at 35%. Paying the highest business taxes in the world makes it exceptionally difficult to do business in the United States compared to many other parts of the world such as Ireland where the corporate/business tax rate is 11%. Business has thrived in Ireland since the corporate tax rate was lowered to that percentage, resulting in large numbers of new jobs as businesses grew,...
  • ARE THERE LEGITIMATE JOBS ON-LINE?

    12/02/2016 7:05:43 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 58 replies
    December 2, 2016 | John Leland 1789
    We are asking the question for real-life reasons; not being rhetorical. There is a real 37 year old lady who was born with congenital defects that prevent her from ever driving a motor vehicle. Yet she is highly intelligent, very good with mathematics and logic, writes great poetry, has experience proofreading documents for authors, has fast and accurate typing skills. She has worked as a teacher's aid at the elementary level but housing was provided at the school and she didn't need to drive. Now she is in a rural setting, too far to walk to a job. She would...
  • Mexico on Carrier deal: 'Trump is telling the truth' about saving US jobs

    12/02/2016 4:07:26 PM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 2, 2016 | Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
    A Mexican official from the city that just lost out on 1,000 jobs it expected to take from an Indiana Carrier plant says that Donald Trump is "telling the truth" when he rails against U.S. job losses . Jaime Garcia Astorga, secretary of economic development of Santa Catarina in the state of Nuevo Leon, told CNBC on Friday that "nobody" believed the president-elect was serious when he "made a lot of declarations" to voters about keeping U.S. jobs in the United States.
  • U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November; unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent

    12/02/2016 6:50:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/02/2016 | Ana Swanson
    The U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent from 4.9 percent the previous month, according to new government data released Friday morning. The first employment report after a contentious presidential election in which the candidates expressed diverging views of the health and direction of the economy showed a job market that is continuing to steadily strengthen from the recession. “Overall, it’s a labor market that is continuing to improve, that has a decent momentum,” said Josh Feinman, chief global economist at Deutsche Asset Management. “So that’s certainly encouraging.” Economists surveyed by Bloomberg...
  • 'Fight For $15' Minimum Wage, McDonald's Unveils Job-Replacing Self-Service Kiosks Nationwide

    12/01/2016 5:42:58 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 29 replies
    http://www.forbes.com/sites ^ | NOV 29, 2016 @ 01:37 PM | Ed Rensi
    As the labor union-backed Fight for $15 begins yet another nationwide strike on November 29, I have a simple message for the protest organizers and the reporters covering them: I told you so. It brings me no joy to write these words. The push for a $15 starter wage has negatively impacted the career prospects of employees who were just getting started in the workforce while extinguishing the businesses that employed them. I wish it were not so. But it’s important to document these consequences, lest policymakers elsewhere decide that the $15 movement is worth embracing.
  • Indiana official: Carrier deal is about possible loss of federal contracts

    12/01/2016 1:56:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/01/2016 | By MATTHEW NUSSBAUM
    The deal that President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence brokered to keep Carrier jobs in Indiana likely hinges on its parent company's fear about losing business with the federal government, said an official who will play a critical role in approving the agreement. Trump and Pence will visit Indiana on Thursday to announce they’ve delivered on a campaign promise to keep about 1,000 factory jobs from moving to Monterrey, Mexico. The agreement reportedly includes $7 million in state tax breaks over ten years offered by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, a quasi-public entity that doesn't require legislative approval...
  • Apoplectic Liberals Furious Over Trump’s Proposed Economic Freedom…

    12/01/2016 1:47:03 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 30 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 1, 2016 | Sundance
    It is going to take years to break through the false constructs of radical left-wing economic principles which have been sold by modern academia and corporate media. However, eventually people will recognize once again that being allowed to keep their own money, the outcome of their own labor, is not an expense on government.
  • The bad economics of Trump's Carrier deal

    12/01/2016 1:04:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 264 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/01/2016 | James Pethokoukis
    There's no doubt Team Trump is delighted by Carrier's decision to keep in Indiana roughly half of the 2,100 jobs that the maker of heating and air conditioning equipment had planned to shift to Mexico. As Steven Mnuchin, Trump's pick for treasury secretary, told CNBC yesterday, "This is a great first win without us even having to take the job." Actually, it's their second win. Trump also lobbied/nudged/cajoled Ford into changing its mind about shifting a sport utility vehicle production line to Mexico from Kentucky, not that doing so actually would have cost American jobs. But Carrier, especially, had become...
  • Lifelong Dem Carrier Employee Praises Trump: Done More For Us In 3 Weeks Than Obama Has In 9 Months

    12/01/2016 6:25:50 AM PST · by xzins · 99 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 1st, 2016 | Aleister
    This is the second Carrier employee to go on the record praising Donald Trump in two days. These folks are extremely grateful to Trump for saving their jobs and many of them are Democrats! This man’s name is Rick Link. He’s a lifelong Democrat who voted for Trump and he’s pretty happy about keeping his job. On FOX and Friends, Steve Doocy asked him why he voted for Trump and he said: “He spoke to me. He hit a chord inside me, he was talking to the working man. He was talking to the middle class. And you know, we’re...
  • White House sniffs at Trump helping to save Carrier jobs in U.S.

    11/30/2016 11:33:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 96 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 30, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    The White House threw a little shade Wednesday on President-elect Donald Trump’s apparently successful effort to keep 1,000 manufacturing jobs in Indiana, saying it’s nice but pales in comparison to the jobs created under President Obama.
  • Trump to Announce Carrier Plant Will Keep Jobs in U.S.

    11/29/2016 4:47:20 PM PST · by springwater13 · 186 replies
    From the earliest days of his campaign, Donald J. Trump made keeping manufacturing jobs in the United States his signature economic issue, and the decision by Carrier, the big air-conditioner company, to move 2,000 of them from Indiana to Mexico was a tailor-made talking point for him on the stump. On Thursday, Mr. Trump and Mike Pence, Indiana’s governor and the vice-president elect, plan to appear at Carrier’s Indianapolis plant to announce they’ve struck a deal with the company to keep a majority of the jobs in the state, according to officials with the transition team as well as Carrier....
  • Five Myths About Landing a Good Job Later in Life; Conventional Wisdom is wrong

    11/29/2016 8:01:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/29/2016 | By ANNE TERGESEN
    There’s a stereotypical view of job opportunities for older workers, and it’s not pretty. It goes something like this. If you’re past 50 and thinking of a career switch, forget it. The opportunities for older workers in the new economy are pretty much nonexistent. And you’re in even worse shape if you’re in your 50s or 60s and retired but want to get back into the workforce in a job that is both challenging and financially rewarding. The only spots available are low-skilled and low-paying—whether that’s burger flipper, Wal-Mart greeter or Uber driver. Boy, have a lot of people have...
  • I don’t belong in tech

    11/29/2016 5:32:51 AM PST · by spintreebob · 172 replies
    medium.com ^ | 11/25/16 | Saron Yitbarek
    <p>It was dark and cold that night I stomped down Broadway, talking to my then-boyfriend-now-husband about my feelings. I am always talking about my feelings, and he is always listening. He “mhm”s at the right places and doesn’t interrupt and sometimes says good things at the end. Sometimes he says wrong things, and then I have to explain why those things are wrong, taking us down an emotional tangent that is frustrating and exhausting, but he’s trying to be helpful, I tell myself and breathe. Bless his little heart.</p>
  • Cohen: Dems fail to protect little guy

    11/26/2016 8:08:12 AM PST · by Adriana Cohen · 9 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | November 26, 2016 | Adriana Cohen
    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/adriana_cohen/2016/11/cohen_dems_fail_to_protect_the_little_guy
  • 18-year-old shot as Cleveland police exchange gunfire with trespassers stealing scrap metal

    11/18/2016 5:25:46 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    NEWS NET 5 ^ | 18 NOVEMBER 2016 | NEWS NET 5
    CLEVELAND - Three teens are in custody after a shootout with Cleveland police early Friday. An 18-year-old was shot in the shoulder during the exchange of gunfire. Police responded to FirstEnergy service center at 4295 East 146th Street around 1:30 a.m. for a report of trespassers. When officers arrived, they encountered four males allegedly stealing scrap metal. As officers approached them, the suspects took off, police said. As the teens were running, one of the suspects turned around and fired at officers. Both officers returned fire. An 18-year-old was shot in the shoulder. He was taken to University Hospitals for...
  • Silicon Valley Bows to Trump: Apple to Build iPhones in America

    11/18/2016 2:25:30 PM PST · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Nov 2016 | CHRISS W. STREET
    With Silicon Valley CEOs terrified that President Donald Trump will retaliate against offshoring production, Apple is already preparing to move iPhone production back to America. The Nikkei Asian Review reported: “Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron Corp., the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S.,” a source said. “Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns.” As Breitbart News reported, candidate Donald Trump, while speaking at Liberty University in January, said, “We’re going to get Apple Computer to build their damn computers and things in this country, instead...
  • Stephen Moore: Yes, Trump's Economic Policies Will Double Growth and Jobs

    11/17/2016 7:42:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/17/2016 | Stephen Moore
    When Donald Trump said last week that he will double the American growth rate, his skeptics scoffed. The left doesn't think 4% growth is possible, because they never came close to that target under Barack Obama. But there's no law of nature or economics that says America is doomed to anemic growth rates. We believe that with the right policy fixes, fast growth is not just possible; it's probable. In the 1980s, the Reagan agenda had quarterly growth rates of 6, 7 and even 8%. Over the course of his administration, the nation created about 2 million jobs per year....
  • How Trump will double growth and jobs

    11/15/2016 11:22:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 15, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    When Donald Trump said last week that he will double the American growth rate, his skeptics scoffed. The left doesn’t think 4 percent growth is possible because they never came close to that target under President Obama. But there’s no law of nature or economics that says America is doomed to anemic growth rates. We believe with the right policy fixes, fast growth is not just possible, but probable. In the 1980s the Reagan agenda had quarterly growth rates of 6, 7 and even 8 percent. One month recorded 1 million new jobs. Now that’s a recovery. And Mr. Trump...
  • Now Comes the Hard (and fun) Part

    11/12/2016 5:23:57 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/12/2016 | Paul Driessen
    As you read them, thousands of politicians, regulators, scientists and activists are gathered for yet another “climate conference,” this time in Marrakech, Morocco. They are shocked and despondent over the election results, and worried that the Trump Administration won’t support their agenda. They’re right. Under the guise of preventing “dangerous manmade climate change” and compensating poor countries for alleged “losses and damages” due to climate and weather caused by rich country fossil fuel use, they had planned to control the world’s energy supplies and living standards, replace capitalism with a new UN-centered global economic order, and redistribute wealth from those...
  • President-elect promises new jobs and infrastructure spending

    11/11/2016 8:06:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | November 11, 2016 | Graham Johnson
    Soon after becoming president-elect, Donald Trump talked about fixing our highways and bridges. "We are going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none, and we will put millions of people to work as we rebuild it," Mr. Trump said Wednesday morning. The transition website says the Trump administration will invest $550 billion for roads, tunnels, airports and railways but offers no detail. A recent paper by Trump campaign advisers suggests private companies would spend a trillion dollars on public infrastructure in exchange for federal tax credits. At an event marking the passage of the...
  • One of Trump's First Decisions After the Election... [WOW!! Ebell in the EPA!!)

    11/11/2016 4:45:56 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 197 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | Nov. 10, 2016- | Kayla Brandon
    Donald Trump's transition team is preparing for the billionaire businessman to take over as commander in chief, they're ruffling a few feathers along the way. Scientific American reports Trump has selected climate change critic, Myron Ebell, to lead his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team. Ebell, who's the director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, has been described by Newsweek as a fierce opponent of climate change, which the publisher calls “entirely at odds with scientific consensus.” David Goldston, a policy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, explained that...
  • President Trump: This Is How To Bring Back 1 Million Energy Jobs

    11/11/2016 8:09:39 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 11 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-11-2016 | Dan
    Dear President-Elect Trump, There’s work to be done. And I know you’re up for a challenge. In fact, I’m now sure of it. So let me lay out a policy position that I am truly hoping you will adopt as your own. I’m talking about natural gas as a transportation fuel: cheap, clean, abundant natural gas. And I’m talking about U.S. energy independence, balanced budgets, jobs, trade and the environment. We use natural gas for power generation and as a heating fuel but that’s an old story for a new reality. Fracking has unlocked a phenomenal amount of gas in...
  • Clinton never set foot in Wisconsin — then she lost it, and it helped cost her the presidency

    11/09/2016 3:42:03 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11-9-16 | Pamela Engel
    Wisconsin is such a solidly blue state that Hillary Clinton didn't feel the need to campaign there in her general-election battle against Donald Trump. That turned out to be a mistake. No recent Wisconsin polls showed the Republican presidential nominee ahead of his Democratic counterpart in the Badger State. The RealClearPolitics polling average, which took into account four recent Wisconsin polls, put Clinton ahead by 6.5 percentage points. But in the early-morning hours after Election Day, Trump was ahead by several points. With 95% of precincts reporting, he was at 47.9% to Clinton's 46.9%. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson took 3.6%...
  • SAY HASTA LA VISTA TO TACO BELL ECONOMY, VOTE TRUMP

    11/05/2016 12:14:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/05/21 | Jeff Crouere
    The choice is clear, do we what a Taco Bell economy or not? It is one of many reasons why this election is the most consequential election of our lifetime The latest employment report released Friday will be the final economic indicator Americans will receive before Tuesday’s presidential election. In October, there were 161,000 new jobs created throughout the country, but that figure was below expectations. In 2016, the average number of new jobs created each month has been 181,000, far below the 229,000-average monthly figure of 2015.
  • GOP Weekly Address Future President Donald Trump "Let's Close the Book on the Clintons"

    11/05/2016 11:34:43 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 59 replies
    https://youtu.be/kwJZukmWpM0
  • Tollway aims to boost minority jobs by teaching construction skills

    11/04/2016 9:46:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | October 19, 2016 | Marni Pyke
    With 10 years remaining in its $12 billion road-building program, the Illinois tollway intends to start training workers to help finish the job. The aim is to increase the number of minorities working on tollway projects through a center teaching construction-related skills, officials said at a meeting Wednesday. The program is in the early stages, with diversity department planners still figuring out logistics, including funding. About $400,000 is allocated for 2017, although several tollway board directors advised staff members to budget for more. A 2015 tollway study concluded that blacks, Hispanics and women are underrepresented compared to whites when it...
  • WikiLeaks: Granholm's Obama Job Application Oversold Clean Energy Jobs

    10/31/2016 11:13:16 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/28/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The leaked WikiLeaks emails released this month offer insight into former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s belief that she could reinvent the state’s economy. One leaked Granholm email dated Nov. 8, 2008, was sent to John Podesta, head of President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team. Midway through her second and final term as governor, Granholm was applying for the position of U.S. Secretary of Energy. She wrote: “As we briefly discussed, in Michigan I have focused like a laser on replacing our dwindling manufacturing jobs with clean tech and renewable energy jobs.” Now, eight years after Granholm was passed over for the...
  • Working Class District in Minnesota Trump Up by 12 and Dems are Going Independent

    10/26/2016 2:19:31 PM PDT · by MMaschin · 61 replies
    American Lookout ^ | 10-26-2016 | Tom Franklin
    The eighth Congressional District of Minnesota is a working class area in Eastern Minnesota. It has voted for a Democrat in the last four Presidential elections. It has a Democrat Congressman and will likely be the most expensive Congressional race this year. Usually, a Democrat Presidential candidate would win. But a recent poll held a shock: Trump is up 12 points! And more: Trump is winning among women. And the Democrat Party is losing members. They’re becoming Independents. What The Data Says did this analysis of the Eighth Congressional District of Minnesota: – Trump is beating Hillary by 12 points:...
  • Houston Oil and Gas: Cuts and Rehires Indefinitely Frozen

    10/26/2016 12:34:12 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 3 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 26-10-2016 | Mexicans are stealing our jobs
    Despite indications that the Houston hemorrhage of oil and gas jobs has slowed down, the two-year old wave of advances in drilling and extraction technologies—pioneered by now-jobless engineers—will prevent rehiring from commencing any time soon. Last week—and for the first time in over a year—oilfield services company Halliburton reported a quarterly profit. The profit was small in size, but refreshingly hopeful for Houston’s long-ailing oil and gas job market. Months of job cuts and asset sales later, the company announced a slim $6 million profit and a stable global workforce at 50,000 employees. A full ten percent of the 3,500...
  • LEAKED: Obama Team Kept List of Muslims For Top Jobs, Excluded Non-Muslims

    10/24/2016 4:49:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 73 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Oct. 24, 2016 | Justin Caruso
    The newest batch of John Podesta’s hacked emails released by Wikileaks shows Obama’s transition team kept lists of Muslim and Asian candidates for jobs in the administration. According to an email chain from 2008, John Podesta received lists of exclusively Muslims and Asians to be considered for jobs in the Obama administration. The email chain revealed that in this process, Middle Eastern Christians were purposefully excluded, or set aside in a separate list, with an aide writing,~SNIP~ This follows a pattern of the Obama Administration using race and religion to determine hiring, with other leaked emails showing potential political appointees...
  • 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
    onenewsnow.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    guns.com ^ | 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
    RTE.com ^ | 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...