Skip to comments.Employment Doom Rattling Media
Posted on 08/25/2013 1:45:52 AM PDT by Kaslin
Unemployment is not getting better, its getting worse.
Even the establishment media is taking notice.
Widely followed pollster Gallup puts the nation's unemployment rate at an ugly 8.6 percent in August, reports CNBC, a startling jump from the 7.8 percent the organization recorded for July. When counting the underemployed, the rate zooms to 17.7 percent, off its 2013 high of 18.2 percent.
If you count in those who have dropped out of the work force, you get closer to 24 percent unemployment.
Gee, and all this time I thought that the job situation was getting better.
Thats what we were told.
This time we mean it, The recovery is finally here, We tried capitalism, and it didnt work, We tried our plan, and it worked, Obama killed Osama with his bare hands, and Does my head look big with this teleprompter?
In the U.S. the number of employed has only grown by 922,000 people since July of last year. And as many have noticed, over 70 percent of those jobs are part time.
The growth of the labor force itself has slowed so much that it has caused the BLS to revise previous projection of the growth of the labor force through 2012-2025 from 0.9 percent annually to 0.8 percent annually, according to HousingWire.
And dont get me started in GDP. GDP actually reflects the poor state of the economy. Despite what liberals want you to believe companies want to hire workers. But they hire workers only when they think theyll make more money from it.
A consequence of the poor jobs environment is that GDP has suffered.
Since 2008, growth in GDP has posted about a 0.6 percent average annual rate or 3 percent over five years.
That compares with the historical average long-term rate of 3.28 percent.
In a way the GDP numbers epitomizes Obamas economic philosophy: Hes managed to squeeze a whole years worth of economic activity into five years and counting.
There are over million Californians who today remain unemployed, many of whom are still jobless after using up 99 weeks of unemployment benefits made available by the state and federal government according to an article by the San Diego Union Tribune.
In total, there are 1,044,000 Californians who have used up all of the weekly checks, writes UTSanDiego.com, the state Employment Development Department announced this week. At one point a person could receive up to 99 weeks of unemployment insurance through a series of federal extensions.
There are another million Californians who are receiving benefits because they cant find jobs.
And thats why the Republican National Committee calls Obama a lame duck. Obama and his Democrats friends have been ducking the really tough issues like jobs.
Theyre ducking those problems because they have no answers.
This is the Democrats economy. Its everything they asked for.
They got nationalized healthcare, they got the auto bailout, they got the pork barrel spending we call stimulus. They also got the opportunity to put a million electric vehicles on the road.
They invested in solar, in unions, in government. And still, theyve produced the worst recovery ever.
Its because they got nationalized healthcare, and they got the auto bailout, and they got the pork barrel spending we call stimulus; plus they got the opportunity to put a million electric vehicles on the road; AND because they invested in solar, in unions and in government that we have the worst recovery ever.
From 1932 to 1937, during the Great Depression the GDP of the United States grew 25 percent or at an annual average rate or 5 percent per annum. Yet the average government spending was about 15 percent of GDP during that period. Today, government spending is nearly 40 percent of GDP and we are getting about 1/10th of the return that our grandfathers enjoyed.
Theres a connection between unemployment and GDP.
Its starts with bad investment decisions.
Imagine that: Politicians making bad investment decisions.
The best decision that we can make as a counter is getting politicians to make no investment decisions at all.
I know people who are ‘’working’’, but it is in an ‘’underground economy’’. I say, more power to them! Starve this government. Deny them tax revenues. Bleed them dry. Make them hunt out those who ‘’work’’ in the fringes.
As corrupt as this government is, they deserve nothing from the toils of the masses. When the government decided that the rules they demand all to obey, they are exempt from; when the government lackeys and rulers pick and choose what laws THEY will obey and what THEY won’t, it is our right and duty to copy.
Neither. Many of the unemployed are able to exist only because of government money. Their outrage at being unemployed is tempered by the fact that the receive benefits. If the money runs out, they may finely get angry enough to take a stand and demand the government change its policies so that businesses can start and they can find jobs once again.
Look at Europe. They have had an unemployment rate averaging 10% for about 40+ years. But these people continue to live on the dole because government payments.
I am not mocking those who are unemployed. There are some who like to live on unemployment, but many that don’t. What is needed is an event that will piss off enough of them that the status quo will be changed.
My husband has been on unemployment many years ago and so have I. We didn't get any benefits other then some unemployment checks. Thing sure have changed since that pos came to power
You’re right, but of course you are morally superior to me.
The moochers of the world need to get someplace in a hurry so the taxpayers need to buy them the gas to do it.
A cold hearted bastard like myself doesn’t care if they walk until their feet bleed.
To hell with Baraq Hussein Obama and his F-ing government.
(Hello Utah, did I make your list?)
The Obama&Co depression only three more years to go.
That's a keeper.
And yet NOT ONE Republican will preach the truth about the destruction caused by government and the only way back to growth and prosperity. It seems that after you’ve worked so hard to get into government you won’t badmouth it once you successfully make into the hallowed halls.