Skip to comments.Obama 'Jobs Recovery’ More Than 100 Million Not Working
Posted on 02/19/2014 9:51:22 AM PST by Hojczyk
January's labor report confirmed yet another month with over 100 million Americans not working. In fact, more than 100 million Americans have not been working in Obama's workers' paradise for all of 2012 and 2013, a unique achievement in American history.
White House spokesman James Carney hailed this as a milestone on the path toward the ultimate complete liberation of the American worker from the drudgery of work.
Obama is not the only president to be challenged by a recession while in office. Since the Great Depression, there have been 10 other recessions before this last one. On average, all the jobs lost in those recessions were recovered within two years after the recession started.
Moreover, Obama apologists cannot claim that the recovery from the recession was so bad because the recession was so bad. The historical record for the American economy has always been that the worse the recession, the stronger the recovery. Under every other president in U.S. history, going back for well over a century at least, the economy was in a booming recovery within years, even under Franklin Roosevelt during the Great Depression!
How has Obama managed to "liberate" so many workers from work? Through Social Security disability, which has increased by more than 21%, extending "unemployment" benefits to two years and by eliminating work requirements as a condition of receiving federal benefits.
The number of Americans on food stamps has soared by 50% under Obama to close to 50 million, largely because work requirements, asset checks and other restraints on abuse have been relaxed. Indeed, more than twice as many more Americans have gotten food stamps under Obama than have gotten jobs. Under ObamaCare, the same transformation is now under way for Medicaid.
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Freed from “job lock”. HOORAY King Hussein!
Recovery Summer 5.0 will fix everything. /sarc
When are we going to free Obama from his “Job Lock”?
Obama macht frei von der arbeit
Obamanation = “Slacker’s Paradise”
We need to revisit Clint Eastwood’s empty chair shtick!
Ha! I’d rather see him with lock jaw!
The population (not counting illegal aliens) of Obama’s Workers Paradise is currently around 317,000,000 and of that number, 100,000,000 are unemployed.
Karl Marx would be so proud.
Blame Obama, my arse. Regardless of who is President our exported jobs have to return home or there will be depression. Green jobs and tax cuts are just Boob Bait for the Bubbas. Everything you buy is made with jobs elsewhere. End trade deficits. Restore America.
I’m one of them. Have been since October 1.
992 days remaining, as of today.
Raising import tariffs always results in trade wars, which never do either side any good. All it does is tax the productive, industrious class on both sides, and inflates the coffers of their non-productive governments.
Better to lower capital gains taxes, which spurs business and industry to locate their operations here. That results in more jobs, more income, and an enlarged tax base.
Lowering individual and business taxes also spurs the economy.
We’re already in a trade war, we just aren’t fighting back.
Our exports to China are 1/4 of our imports from China. So how bad can a trade war really hurt us.
The stores are full of Chinese made goods and Americans are sitting idle. And there are still 200 million chinese working in the fields for less than $1.50 a day who are more than willing to come into a manufacturing job and put more Americans out of work.
Raising tariffs on imported Chinese goods won't hurt them. They'll just raise the tariffs on exported American goods to their country, which puts you back at square one.
If you want jobs and industry to come home from China, you have to make doing business in America more attractive to investors and manufacturers. You do that by lowering the government imposed cost of doing business here, i.e., taxes and regulations.
That's the workable, conservative solution.
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