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New Normal: 14.4% Unemployed, Poor Job Growth, 540,000 Leave Work Force

by Sara Noble We’re back! The economy is taking off. Private enterprise is doing fine. Real good signs in major areas of the economy. The economy is resilient and we can go over the cliff. Okay, I’m just joshin’ with you, but that is what the lamestream, Tim Geithner and President Obama re reporting. Politico said today that they prove Barack’s prescriptions have been healing the economy. It’s like living

Fiscal Cliff Highlights Washington’s Failures to Voters

by Chris Stirewalt My priority [on taxes] is making sure that manufacturing and companies  that are making goods and services that they take advantage of the best workers  in the world and the outstanding business environment here and not have a  situation where they are creating jobs someplace else.” – President Obama talking to Toledo, Ohio CBS affiliate WTOL, part  of an attack on Republican Mitt

Unemployment Is Going Down Because People Are Leaving the Work Force

by Sara Noble “I think it was Churchill [whose bust was returned to the British by Obama] who said that the Americans always end up doing the right thing after they’ve tried every other alternative, And that’s true.  We muddle our way through because of messy democracy [there he goes again] and it’s in our nature to be contentious and have these big arguments, but ultimately we choose the right path.  And

Sneak Preview – February Unemployment

by Sara Noble The media has been reporting a rosy jobs picture for the month of February, but Gallup has not. The Bureau of Labor Statistics will report tomorrow but I am guessing they will be more creative and report lower unemployment. Gallup (Figures are from Jan. 15 – Feb. 15) - The U.S. unemployment rate without seasonal adjustment is 9.0% in mid-February, up from 8.6% for January. [The Bureau of Labor Stati

Let’s Talk About Jobs

By Phyliss Schlafly We  watched a couple more TV presidential candidate debates and, funny  thing, again there was little or no mention of what is widely conceded  to be the number-one issue: jobs.  The unemployment figures remain  unacceptably high, and the figures for young people are truly shocking. The  general unemployment rate has been 9 percent or higher for the past  2-1/2 years.  But in the second

BLS BS

Hugh de Payns The economy added 244,000 new jobs in April, but the unemployment rate climbed to 9.0% all because “more people are looking for work”.  I am also hearing the spin that “the numbers aren’t great, but the direction is good.”  That is the mantra being spun on the networks this morning. Hogwash! The civilian employment ratio has not improved, and in fact it is now starting
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