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  • Obama’s 2010 Economic Estimate For 2014 Off By $1 Trillion

    03/30/2015 1:52:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/30/2015 | Neil Munro
    It highlights the huge gap between Obama’s promise that his progressive, big-government economic policies would jump-start the economy, and the hard reality of America’s complex society and economy. The failure of Obama-economics was highlighted March 28, when the federal government admitted that the economy grew only 2.2 percent in 2014. ... Since 2009, the U.S. population has grown from 305 million to 321 million, including 11 million illegals. ... Even as he doubles down on his high-regulation, high-immigration policies, Obama insists that his top priority is increasing wages. ... But he’s continuing to rapidly add immigrants to the nation’s flooded...
  • U.S. jobless claims up slightly to 291,000; current account gap widens

    03/19/2015 7:37:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/19/2015 | LUCIA MUTIKANI
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose marginally last week, indicating the labor market remained on solid footing despite slowing economic growth. Output has slowed in the first quarter, undercut by a harsh winter, a strong dollar, weaker overseas growth and a now-settled labor dispute at West Coast ports, mostly transitory factors that should fade by the second quarter. The Federal Reserve on Wednesday acknowledged the moderation in growth, but maintained its upbeat view of the jobs market and signaled it was nearing an interest rate increase by dropping the reference to being "patient" from its...
  • Federal agencies make $125B in improper payments last year

    03/16/2015 6:42:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 16, 2015 5:47 PM EDT | Stephen Ohlemacher
    Federal agencies made $125 billion in improper payments last year, including tax credits to people who didn’t qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary and unemployment benefits for people who were actually working, said a government report released Monday. The level of improper payments was a new high after several years of declines. In addition to fraud, the errors included overpayments and underpayments, as well payments made without proper documentation. While the errors were spread among 22 federal agencies, three programs stood out: Medicare, Medicaid and the Earned Income Tax Credit. Together, the three programs accounted for...
  • Can We Adapt To the Rise of the Robot?

    03/16/2015 4:39:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    RCM ^ | 03/16/2015 | Robert Samuelson
    For some time, I've been collecting news stories about robots and jobs. By robots, I mean almost any automated process that substitutes machines for people. Here are some examples: â—Ź The restaurant chain Chili's installed 45,000 computer tablets in its U.S. locations, says The Post. The tablets enable customers to pay their bills, play games and place some orders. â—Ź One hotel is introducing a robot bellhop that delivers items to guests' rooms, reports the New York Times. The same story mentions automated golf caddies. Another Times story reports that the German firm Daimler has demonstrated a self-driving truck. â—Ź...
  • $100 Trillion American Economic Collapse with Jim Rickards

    12/11/2014 8:11:12 AM PST · by Ghost of SVR4 · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 21, 2014 | Jim Rickards
    I don't know too much about Jim Rickards, just found this to be an interesting video about the overall economy and some tidbits about what our government agencies are up to. The video is a 45 minutes long interview of sorts and discussion. Just posting in the event other are interested.
  • Nearly At ‘Full Employment’? 10 Reasons Why The Unemployment Numbers Are A Massive Lie

    03/13/2015 11:11:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    TEC ^ | 03/13/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Last Friday, we learned that the official “unemployment rate” has fallen to 5.5 percent. Since an unemployment rate of 5 percent is considered to be “full employment” by many economists, many in the mainstream media took this as a sign that the U.S. economy has almost fully “recovered” since the last recession. In fact, according to the Wall Street Journal, some Federal Reserve officials believe that “the U.S. economy is already at full employment“. But how can this possibly be? It certainly does not square with reality. Personally, I know people that have been struggling with unemployment for years and...
  • Kimberley gas plant protesters ‘left nothing’ for people

    03/12/2015 1:53:44 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 4 replies
    The Australian ^ | 13th March 2015 | Andrew Burrell
    THE Aboriginal leader who backed a $40 billion gas plant in the Kimberley as a way of creating indigenous jobs has attacked “extreme nutter” environmentalists who he says derailed the plan but have since done nothing to help the region’s impoverished people. Wayne Bergmann, a businessman and former head of the Kimberley Land Council, told an oil and gas conference in Perth yesterday that suicide rates and unemployment were rising in the Kimberley due to a paucity of jobs, especially for younger people. Telstra director Geoff Cousins and singers Missy Higgins and John Butler were among those who opposed the...
  • Compare current president and past presidents using federal government economic data.

    03/08/2015 9:27:20 PM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 13 replies
    Federal government agencies ^ | Marrch 8, 2015 | WilliamofCarmichael
    The table that I assembled is in response to vague references that we see and hear like "the BLS said", "the WSJ said", "radio/TV/Blog/column said" . . . the table has links directly to the original data. It's too large to post repeatedly on threads though I do hope to keep it current quarterly (with annualized data) until Election 2016. And change/add columns as needed.
  • US jobless claims return below 300,000

    03/12/2015 7:49:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 03/12/2015
    New claims for US unemployment insurance fell last week after two weeks of gains amid severe winter weather, Labor Department data showed Thursday. Initial jobless claims fell 11 percent to 289,000 in the week ending March 7. The previous week's level was revised up by 5,000 to 325,000. "Harsher-than-usual winter weather likely boosted the level in the previous two weeks," said Jim O'Sullivan, chief US economist at High Frequency Economics, in a research note. "We doubt the underlying trend in claims has changed significantly. A sub-300K trend in claims implies continued strong employment growth and no let-up in the downtrend...
  • Unemployment Lower, Not Working At Record High

    03/07/2015 7:02:02 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    WIBW ^ | 3-6-15 | CNNMoney/WIBW
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney/WIBW) -- There is good news, but there are still serious concerns because only 123,000 of those jobs were full time. Analysis will be found at the bottom of the story and in attached government reports. Officials claim that the U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs in February, which crushed expectations. That beat the estimate from CNNMoney's survey of economists, who predicted 235,000 job gains.
  • US job market faces hurdles even with 5.5 pct. unemployment

    03/06/2015 9:09:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 7, 2015 12:02 AM EST | Christopher S. Rugaber
    Unemployment in the U.S. has dropped to a seven-year low of 5.5 percent—a level normally considered the mark of a healthy job market. Yet that number isn’t as encouraging as it might sound. While U.S. employers added a solid 295,000 jobs in February, and the jobless rate fell from 5.7 percent, it went down mostly because many people gave up looking for work and were no longer officially counted as unemployed, the government reported Friday. What’s more, wage gains remained sluggish. Those trends suggest that the job market, while improving rapidly, isn’t quite as healthy as it looks. That complicates...
  • Where are the jobs? America’s new leisure class

    03/06/2015 9:04:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/06/2015 | Peter Morici
    To listen to President Obama, the U.S. economy is firing on all cylinders. Yet it is hardly creating jobs at a breakneck pace, and too many able-bodied men have grown lazy and show no interest in working. Friday, economists expect the Labor Department to report 230,000 jobs were added in February—down from 336,000 averaged the prior three months. Economists at Wells Fargo expect the pace for the entire year to be only 224,000. The culprits remain slow growth, and Obama’s attempts to remedy income inequality with government programs that fail to lift millions of Americans to dignified work. Since the...
  • Here’s What The Unemployment Rate Looks Like If You Add Back Labor Force Dropouts

    03/06/2015 8:04:52 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/06/2015 | Sean Davis
    The Department of Labor announced today that the official unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent last month, the lowest it’s been since Spring of 2008. Good news, right? Well, kind of. The official unemployment rate masks a problem that’s been plaguing the economy since shortly before the 2009 recession: a continuing decline in the labor force participation rate, which basically measures the percentage of the able-bodied population that’s either working or looking for work. After holding steady at roughly 66 percent from 2004 through late 2008, the labor force participation has been falling, and falling, and falling some more, with...
  • 62.8%: Labor Force Participation Has Hovered Near 37-Year-Low for 11 Months

    03/06/2015 7:39:18 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 03/06/2015 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) - The labor force participation rate hovered between 62.9 percent and 62.7 percent in the eleven months between April 2014 and this February, and has been 62.9 percent or lower in 13 of the 17 months since October 2013. Prior to that, the last time the rate was below 63 percent was 37 years ago, in March 1978 when it was 62.8 percent. The labor force participation rate declined to 62.8 percent in February, while another 92,898,000 Americans were not in the labor force, according to data released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Friday. The participation...
  • U.S. employers add nearly 300K jobs in February 2015; Unemployment dips to 5.5 percent

    03/06/2015 6:51:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs in the February, according to the Labor Department's monthly survey and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent. The latest strong data beat expectations and follows on the heels of a robust jump for the previous month — a sign that the economy is finally picking up steam. Expectations among economists had been for the economy to add another 240,000 jobs from last month and for the unemployment rate to notch back down to 5.6 percent, where it stood for December. The slight increase in the rate last month was attributed to strong growth...
  • Soft U.S. data hints at near-term hiccup in economic growth

    03/05/2015 12:59:56 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment aid last week rose to its highest level since May, but economists dismissed the increase as weather-related and said the jobs market remained solid. They were also little perturbed by other data on Thursday that showed factory orders fell in January for a sixth straight month and fourth-quarter productivity declined by more than initially thought.
  • Job Cuts Surge 19%; Energy Sector 38% Of Total: Falling Oil Hasn't Resulted In Higher Spending

    03/05/2015 8:56:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/05/2015 | Tyler Durden
    A month ago we asked if, perchance, the BLS had simply forgotten to add any of the job losses in the energy sector in January, when it reported a drop of just 1900 jobs in the entire Oil and Gas Extraction space, compared to 18K actual announcements, and 21,300 job cuts in the sector as reported by Challenger. Moments ago, the latest Challenger data is out, and we really hope the BLS finally reads it because things in the energy sector are getting worse by the day, if only for its well-paid workers. According to Challenger, the February total...
  • Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jump to nine-month high

    03/05/2015 7:31:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/05/2015 | By JIM PUZZANGHERA
    Initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumped to a nine-month high last week, an indication that severe winter weather could be putting a temporary freeze on the labor market's recovery. About 320,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week, up 7,000 from the previous week, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists had been expecting claims to fall to 300,000. Claims below that level indicate a strong labor market. Private sector added 212,000 jobs last month, down from January, ADP says Private sector added 212,000 jobs last month, down from January, ADP says In another read on the jobs market, planned layoffs...
  • ADP Employment Drops, Misses; Economist Mark Zandi Admits "Jobs Growth Slowing"

    03/04/2015 7:40:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/04/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Another day, another missed data point. ADP Employment data shows 212k jobs added in February, which modestly missed expectations of 219k and is the weakest monthly gain in 6 months. This despite a strong prior revision, pushing the January number up from 213K to 250K to catch up to the BLS runrate. Despite the miss, that showed large businesses adding by far the fewest jobs, Mark Zandi as usual remains optimistic: "jobs growth is strong but slowing," and expects the economy "will return to full employment by mid-2016."  Another miss... The breakdown: More irrelevant, goalseeked charts:Change in Nonfarm Private Employment Change in Total...
  • Dearth of jobs a barrier to post-bankruptcy Detroit’s growth (but “recovery”?)

    03/02/2015 7:28:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 2, 2015 10:02 AM EST | Corey Williams
    When Alison Norris couldn’t find work in Detroit, she searched past the city limits, ending up with a part-time restaurant job that’s 20 miles away but takes at least two hours to get to via separate city and suburban bus systems. For many city residents with limited skills and education, Detroit is an employment desert, having lost tens of thousands of blue-collar jobs in manufacturing cutbacks and service jobs as the population dwindled. What’s available to those without cars—about 40 percent of Detroit’s population, according to federal figures—often are low-paying retail or sales positions far outside the city. […] The...
  • OfficeMax call center in Peru reportedly closing (Town in Illinois)

    02/28/2015 8:19:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The LaSalle News-Tribune ^ | February 26, 2015 | Staff
    An OfficeMax call center in Peru is closing its doors, beginning layoffs in March, according to two sources. Layoffs should be completed in November. A news story in 2013 indicated 275 people worked at the Peru facility. Employees on Thursday were instructed not to speak to the media about the layoffs. OfficeMax merged with Office Depot in 2013. As previously reported, the combined company disappointed state lawmakers by locating its headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla. (Office Depot’s longtime home) and pulling out of Naperville, where OfficeMax had been headquartered. OfficeMax workers have dealt with uncertainty about their jobs for the...
  • U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Jump More Than Expected To 313,000

    02/26/2015 6:41:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    RTT News ^ | 02/26/2015
    First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rose by much more than expected in the week ended February 21st, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims jumped to 313,000, an increase of 31,000 from the previous week's revised level of 282,000. Economists had expected jobless claims to edge up to 290,000 from the 283,000 originally reported for the previous week. The Labor Department said the less volatile four-week moving average also climbed to 294,500, an increase of 11,500 from the previous week's revised average of 283,000. With the increase, the four-week...
  • Yellen: Unemployment Rate Looks 'Less Rosy' When Part-Time and Discouraged Workers Are Counted

    02/24/2015 11:54:36 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | February 24,2015 | Ali Meyer
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday at a Senate Banking Committee hearing that the U-6 unemployment rate--which includes people who are working part-time for economic reasons and those who are marginally attached to the labor force--“definitely shows a less rosy picture” of employment in the country. People "marginally attached" to the labor force "are those who currently are neither working nor looking for work but indicate that they want and are available for a job and have looked for one work sometime in the past 12 months." In January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the "U-3" unemployment...
  • Latinos to account for over 40% of increase in U.S. employment over next 5 years, study finds

    02/24/2015 10:58:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | February 24, 2015
    A new study released Tuesday indicates that Latinos will play an ever increasing role in the future of job growth in the United States. Latinos will account for more than 40 percent of growth in the next five years and more than 75 percent between 2020 and 2034 – an increase of 11 million jobs out of an economy-wide gain of 14 million, according to an analysis done by the economic forecasting firm IHS Global Insight. A number of reasons will account for the rise of Latinos in the workplace, but some major factors will be a Hispanic population growth...
  • The group that’s seen the slowest unemployment recovery under Obama? Black Americans.

    02/24/2015 9:09:41 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 27 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | February 6 | By Philip Bump
    There's a lot of blurring that happens with the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly jobs report, the splashy release that drives headlines about the unemployment rate and (recently at least) the gains in the job market. One example is that the figures are seasonally adjusted, to offer a comprehensible baseline month-over-month instead of always having to explain that employment always spikes in June and at the end of the year. It's blurry in a more important way, too. Reporting that unemployment in January was at 5.7 percent (a tick upward from December's figure) tells us a lot about the economy....
  • Yellen: Unemployment Rate 'Less Rosy' When You Count Part-Time, Discouraged Workers

    02/24/2015 5:36:17 PM PST · by Son House · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 24, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday at a Senate Banking Committee hearing that the U-6 unemployment rate--which includes people who are working part-time for economic reasons and those who are marginally attached to the labor force--“definitely shows a less rosy picture” of employment in the country. People "marginally attached" to the labor force "are those who currently are neither working nor looking for work but indicate that they want and are available for a job and have looked for one work sometime in the past 12 months." In January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the "U-3" unemployment...
  • New Data Show How Firms Like Infosys and Tata Abuse the H-1B Program

    02/19/2015 4:46:21 PM PST · by bushwon · 48 replies
    Outsourcing by the THOUSANDS The outsourcing companies involved in the Southern California Edison (SCE) scandal I wrote about last week—where U.S. workers were replaced with H-1B guestworkers—are Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services. These two India-based IT firms specialize in outsourcing and offshoring, are major publicly traded companies with a combined market value of about $115 billion, and are the top two H-1B employers in the United States. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, H-1B petitions government, and Tata ranked second with 6,193. As with the SCE scandal, these leading offshore outsourcing firms use the H-1B program to replace American workers and...
  • Biden: Running away from Obama in 2016 would be ‘mistake’ for Dems

    02/12/2015 9:52:51 PM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Feb. 12, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Democratic presidential candidates in 2016 should embrace President Obama’s economic policies and “run on what we have done” instead of running away from the administration. “In my view, those seeking to lead the nation should protect and defend and run, yes run, on what we’ve done and own what we have done,” Mr. Biden said in a speech in Des Moines, Iowa. “Stand for what we have done. Acknowledge what we have done. And be judged on what we have done, if we have any chance for continued resurgence in 2016.” He added, “Some...
  • Congress Destroying American Quality of Life One Foreign Worker at a Time

    02/09/2015 5:21:58 AM PST · by xzins · 17 replies
    CHQ ^ | 2/7/2015 | George Rasley
    Last Friday’s employment numbers where the subject of a lot of spin from the White House to make them sound good and from Republican politicians to make them sound bad, but almost no one talked about the most important finding from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And that finding was that, since the start of the recession in 2007 (which allegedly ended in June 2009) the number of foreign workers employed in the United States rose by 1.7 million, while the number of American-born workers employed decreased by 1.5 million. About the only one in Washington talking about this astonishing...
  • Legislation Proposal: Limit Obama's Ability to Cash in on the Presidency

    02/09/2015 4:33:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | John Ransom
    MaxUrderer wrote: You know what would be even BETTER? If we hadn't invaded a Iraq and destabilized the entire regime in the first place. If we had treated 9/11 as what it WAS, a crime, had caught the perpetrators and brought them to justice, and had left the evil but stabilizing dictator in place as we've done in Saudi Arabia. So no, John, Iraq was neither a "victory" nor a "war". It was a mistake. And it will NEVER be Obama's fault. It'll ALWAYS be Bush's fault. To summarize Conservative sentiment regarding Iraq: "That idiot Obama didn't fix our incredible...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Majority approves of Obama job on unemployment

    02/08/2015 10:41:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2015 12:02 PM EST | Emily Swanson
    Americans’ views of President Barack Obama have improved slightly in the past two months, and opinions are more positive about the direction of the country and the health of the economy, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds. A slim majority now approves of the way Obama is handling unemployment, according to the poll, conducted before Friday’s release of a surprisingly strong jobs report. Forty-seven percent of those surveyed approve of how Obama is doing his job, compared with 41 percent in December, and 51 percent approve of his handling of unemployment, compared with 44 percent before. Nearly half say the economy...
  • Gallup CEO Fears He Might “Suddenly Disappear” for Questioning U.S. Jobs Data

    02/08/2015 6:37:42 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 57 replies
    Wall Street Parade ^ | February 5, 2015 | By Pam Martens and Russ Martens
    Years of unending news stories on U.S. government programs of surveillance, rendition and torture have apparently chilled the speech of even top business executives in the United States.
  • The Jobs Report Isn't Worthy of the Praise It's Getting

    02/06/2015 12:52:39 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/06/2015 | John Merline
    "Jobs report crushes it." "The streak continues." "It's raining jobs!" "That's great news." "This is a great jobs report across the board." From the tone of these headlines, and many others like them, you'd think the economy added a million jobs last month, instead of 257,000.
  • After 2 historic months of jobs growth, Illinois still lagging

    02/05/2015 8:17:17 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | February 3 2015 | Michael Lucci
    Illinois still lays claim to the worst recession recovery in the nation. According to the BLS household survey, there are still 216,000 fewer Illinoisans working than when the Great Recession began, the worst of any state and one of only 22 states that still have fewer people working than when the recession started. .... The business-establishment survey for the 2008-2014 period shows 114,000 fewer payroll jobs in Illinois than when the recession began, the second-worst record of any state, and one of only 15 states yet to break even on the recession. Only New Jersey is down more payroll jobs....
  • U.S. Adds 257,000 Jobs in January, Wages Still a Concern

    02/06/2015 5:42:37 AM PST · by mykroar · 14 replies
    FoxBusiness.com ^ | 2/6/15 | Dunstan Prial
    The unemployment rate was 5.7%, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department, slightly higher than the December rate as more Americans re-entered the work force. Economists had predicted 234,000 new jobs last month and that the unemployment rate would hold steady at 5.6%. Average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 0.5% in January, a turnaround from December, when wages fell by 5 cents to $24.57. Over the past 12 months, average hourly earnings have risen by just 1.7%, well below the 3% rate economists say is healthy. The labor force participation rate...
  • Notices go out to more than 1,700 Izod Center workers that they'll lose jobs (New Jersey)

    02/05/2015 8:42:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Notices have gone out to more than 1,700 Izod Center workers that they'll lose their jobs by the end of March because the arena is closing. Almost all of the employees are part-time. The Record (http://bit.ly/1zPZgk1 ) reports the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority says the layoffs include 618 stagehands, 263 security guards, 169 admissions workers, 116 trades workers, 66 box office employees, and 50 parking attendants....
  • Weatherford to cut 5,000 jobs as it fights oil slump

    02/05/2015 8:27:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    CNBC / Reuters ^ | February 5, 2015
    Weatherford International plans to cut 5,000 jobs, or about 9 percent of its workforce, by the end of the first quarter as the oil services company tries to save costs amid sinking oil prices and budget cuts. The job cuts will focus on both operating and support positions and a majority of the reductions will be in the Western Hemisphere, the company said in a statement. Weatherford, which currently employs about 56,000 people across the world, expects the job cuts to result in annualized savings of over $350 million. "Due to the quickly changing market conditions, we are aligning and...
  • The Big Lie

    02/05/2015 1:44:32 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/05/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    While you lost your doctor, your premiums skyrocketed, the deductibles went through the roof, co-pays were larger than ever, your medical care took a dive While the country is busy blaming the measles outbreak at Disneyland on the official story line that it came from “overseas,” and the main stream media is pushing the agenda of vaccination, blaming the outbreak on the statistically insignificant number of Americans who refuse to vaccinate their children, the media is deliberately ignoring the elephant in the room, the illegal aliens bussed and flown in continuously since last year by this administration from countries where...
  • Gallup CEO: Number of Full-Time Jobs as Percent of Population Is Lowest It’s Ever Been (Video)

    02/05/2015 11:06:33 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/5/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Gallup CEO and Chairman Jim Clifton doubled-down on his comments earlier in the week on the misleading Obama unemployment rate. Obama says the unemployment rate is 5.6% which is very misleading. Clifton went on America’s Newsroom today to explain the misleading government numbers. “The number of full-time jobs, and that’s what everybody wants, as a percent of the total population, is the lowest it’s ever been… The other thing that is very misleading about that number is the more people that drop out, the better the number gets. In the recession we lost 13 million jobs. Only 3 million have...
  • Defining Economic Failure Down: We’re coming to accept a weaker economy as the new normal.

    02/05/2015 8:42:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/05/2015 | George Will
    Two phrases that Daniel Patrick Moynihan put into America’s political lexicon two decades ago are increasingly pertinent. They explain the insufficient dismay about recent economic numbers. Moynihan said that when deviant behaviors — e.g., violent crime, or births to unmarried women — reach a certain level, society soothes itself by “defining deviancy down.” It de-stigmatizes the behaviors by declaring them normal. And sometimes, Moynihan said, social problems are the result of “iatrogenic government.” In medicine, an iatrogenic ailment is inadvertently induced by a physician or medicine; in social policy, iatrogenic problems are caused by government. When the economy grew by...
  • When Leftwing Economists Gruber and Krugman Practiced Economics

    02/05/2015 7:37:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | Larry Elder
    resident Barack Obama, in his State of the Union speech, called for a minimum-wage hike and for government-mandated paid family and medical leave. "We are the only advanced country on Earth," said the President, "that doesn't guarantee paid sick leave or paid maternity leave to our workers." On the minimum wage, Obama issued this challenge: "And to everyone in this Congress who still refuses to raise the minimum wage, I say this: If you truly believe you could work full-time and support a family on less than $15,000 a year, try it. If not, vote to give millions of the...
  • Only 44 Percent of U.S. Adults Work 30 Hours a Week or More with a Regular Paycheck

    02/04/2015 8:22:44 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | February 4, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    It’s not every day you see you see the chairman and CEO of the Gallup polling organization come out and declare the official unemployment rate number is extremely misleading, or, as the headline suggests, “a big lie”: ... There’s another reason why the official rate is misleading. Say you’re an out-of-work engineer or healthcare worker or construction worker or retail manager: If you perform a minimum of one hour of work in a week and are paid at least $20 — maybe someone pays you to mow their lawn — you’re not officially counted as unemployed in the much-reported 5.6%....
  • Southern California Edison IT workers 'beyond furious' over H-1B replacements

    02/04/2015 5:26:26 PM PST · by Bill_o'Rights · 189 replies
    Computerworld ^ | Feb 4, 2015 12:06 PM PT | Patrick Thibodeau
    Information technology workers at Southern California Edison (SCE) are being laid off and replaced by workers from India. Some employees are training their H-1B visa holding replacements, and many have already lost their jobs...The H-1B program "was supposed to be for projects and jobs that American workers could not fill," this worker said. "But we're doing our job. It's not like they are bringing in these guys for new positions that nobody can fill. "Not one of these jobs being filled by India was a job that an Edison employee wasn't already performing," he said...SCE employees said that since August,...
  • Gallup condemns Obama's unemployment numbers as a blatant 'lie'‏

    02/04/2015 4:48:29 PM PST · by aquapub · 25 replies
    Conservative Examiner ^ | February 4, 2015 | Robert Moon
    Gallup CEO Jim Clifton denounced the White House and the news media on Tuesday for wildly misinforming the public on the current unemployment numbers. According to the report, Obama's overtly dishonest and partisan Labor Department has once again published "extremely misleading" figures that deliberately misrepresent the nation's unemployment rate as significantly better off than they are...
  • ADP Says U.S. Private Sector Added 213,000 Jobs In January

    02/04/2015 9:42:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/04/2015
    Out Wednesday, ADP’s January National Employment Report shows private payrolls adding 213,000 jobs in the first month of 2015. The January figure was somewhat lower than the 220,000 economists had been anticipating, however, the payroll provider hiked its November and December readings comfortably. ADP now says 274,000 jobs were added in November up from 227,000 and that 253,000 jobs were added in December from 241,000. In a press release ADP chief Carlos Rodriguez noted that January’s gains were in line with the 12-month average of over 200,000 jobs added. Moody’s Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi added, “Employment posted another solid...
  • The 5.6% Unemployment Rate Is A 'Big Lie,' Gallup Boss Says

    02/04/2015 4:54:05 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/02/2015 | Terry Jones
    We at IBD often get lambasted for our gloomy take on the monthly jobs data that emerge from the government. After all, if the government puts it out, it can't be inaccurate, can it? And it must be honest, right? Well, we're not alone in casting aspersions on the dicey employment numbers.
  • Report: The Gravy Train Is Over For Welfare Recipients: ‘Earn Your Keep or Go Hungry’

    02/03/2015 3:42:49 PM PST · by Kartographer · 49 replies
    SHTR Plan ^ | 2/3/15 | Mac Slavo
    For those who are tired of seeing their hard earned money forcibly seized by the government and redistributed to those who refuse to contribute anything of value to society. Even the staunchest of conservatives and libertarians understands that a civilized society needs to provide some level of support for those who are sick, disabled, or simply going through a rough period like losing a job. Americans are a generous people and for the most part we’re all willing to chip in to make our country a better place. But we can all probably agree that within the social programs designed...
  • Revocation of Islamic organizations tax exempt status

    02/03/2015 4:56:29 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 24 replies
    Self ^ | 2014 | Steve Newton
    To revoke the tax exempt status of all Islamic organizations in the United States. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
  • VANITY: SCRIPTURE HELP FOR UNEMPLOYED FRIEND

    02/03/2015 2:29:06 PM PST · by fatnotlazy · 24 replies
    VANITY | NONE | fatnotlazy
    Freeper Friends: A close friend lost her job a week ago. This afternoon she called me feeling very depressed and anxious. I'm trying to be there for her and offer her words of encouragement. As she is a devout Christian, I'm looking for some Scripture that might lift her up. Can any of you help me? Thank you.
  • GALLUP: "The Big Lie: 5.6% Unemployment"

    02/03/2015 10:10:41 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 44 replies
    Gallup.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | Jim Clifton
    Here's something that many Americans -- including some of the smartest and most educated among us -- don't know: The official unemployment rate, as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, is extremely misleading. Right now, we're hearing much celebrating from the media, the White House and Wall Street about how unemployment is "down" to 5.6%. The cheerleading for this number is deafening. The media loves a comeback story, the White House wants to score political points and Wall Street would like you to stay in the market. None of them will tell you this: If you, a family member...