Published: Friday, Aug. 2 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
The economy continues to barely limp along, four years after the recession
officially ended. Does this anemic recovery have anything to do
with Barack Obama's policies and "leadership"? In my opinion our
economy is a direct reflection of Obama's administration, policies, and
leadership. There are certainly other factors involved. But I believe a
different president would have stimulated the economy and pushed the right
"buttons" to help our nation. Obama seems content to simply wage class
warfare through his policies and cares very little for the overall trajectory of
our GDP, which is currently flat.
Right in line with the drop in UE rate, the Labor participation rate also
dropped to 63.4% just a tenth off of a 30+ year low. People are still leaving
the workforce faster than people are coming in.
Why is it that it is always forgotten that jobs in the US have been phased out
and sent overseas? This accounts for the monumental reason older workers
are no longer looking for jobs. They either do not want the jobs that are out
there, or they are neither educated nor trained for technical jobs of today and
During the campaign Obama boasted about creating 4 million new jobs. The only
trouble is we need 2 million a year just to remain flat. We've got that
pent-up demand for work.And that doesn't even include people in
part-time jobs and those who are grossly underemployed.Food stamps and
disability are way up as well.But America said, FOUR MORE YEARS!And
that's what we've got; a president that doesn't understand the
economy and thinks boosting the public sector will somehow help.
Two lessons to be remembered:1- Never believe anything from AP, as this is
just more propaganda from the Associated Press, the Pravda of the Obama
administration.2- Obama is still destroying our economy, as well as
jobs.Remember when Obama blasted George W. Bush's
"horrible" unemployment rate of 5% during the 2008 election? Notice how
the number of new jobs created in the prior two months was revised downward, as
is done nearly every month, after announcing fraudulently optimistic numbers to
make Obama look good?To be fair, they did mention that many of the
new jobs are part time and at lower wages, but buried that near the end.If anything, this report is confirmation that the economy is NOT
improving, but just that employers are struggling to find ways to survive in the
new realities of Obama's war on success and capitalism. The fact that
individual workers are suffering is not the employers' fault, they are at
least providing some jobs as long as they can remain in business.
Off the dole, and off to work.Thank you Barry for the wonderful job
you have done.
I read that single children living at home has increased from 32% to 36%. Kind
of funny that that group that is really having a hard time making it on their
own is one of the groups that heavily favored BO. My 27 year old with a masters
degree is still looking for full time employment after graduating 2 years ago.
the only reason the unemployment rate dropped was because more people got
discouraged and left the workforce.yep, BO' trickle-up poverty
Are you KIDDING me? Another AP story full of Hope and praise for Obama!!Since the DNEWS is not going to fact check this article.....let me do
the honorsThe AP conveniently left out that 71000 of these jobs are
part time.........and that the rest are low paying jobs.....NOW WE CAN BLAME
OBAMA rather than praise him!Welcome to Obama's
America......where the American dream was success through hard work, now The
Obama Dream is success if you don't work!
I think we can all be grateful that the economy is adding jobs and that the
unemployment rate is dropping. At least I hope we can all be grateful for that.
Some here seem disappointed lest the most recent job report might make anybody
think higher of the President. Personally I don't care who gets the credit.
I just want to see continued improvement toward full employment.
Wow! Eighty percent of new jobs over the passed four years are part time with
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