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  • Where Have All the Jobs Gone?

    11/03/2012 6:12:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    Another jobs report came out yesterday and, like so many others before it, the news was disappointing. Our economy is actually growing more slowly this year than it grew last year — somewhere in the 2% range. Normally after a steep decline, the economy would be roaring back at a 5% to 6% clip. The official unemployment rate is 7.9%, one-tenth of a point higher than last month's number. But the true rate is almost twice that level. Many people who want a full-time job are working part-time instead. And much of the modest increase in economic activity is the...
  • Are Republican Policies Good or Bad for the Economy?

    11/03/2012 4:07:13 AM PDT · by Moseley · 12 replies
    The Tea Party Tribune ^ | November 2, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    What policies will create jobs and a strong economy? As we face the November 6 election, are Democrats or Republicans better for jobs and economic opportunity? Liberal Keynesian economics is in the DNA of the Democrat Party. Mitt Romney brilliantly labeled it “trickle down government.” Free enterprise and limited government are the heart and soul of the Republican Party. These two economic perspectives form the basis of the two political parties. Barack Obama could win re-election after a disastrous four-year term simply because Democrats argue that Republicans will be worse. Their main theme is that George Bush destroyed the economy...
  • Defense Jobs Cuts Looming; Obama lied to get swing state votes

    11/02/2012 9:02:03 PM PDT · by annajones · 11 replies
    des moines register and brietbart ^ | 11/02/2012 | annajones
    Defense Jobs Will be Massively Cut -- Obama's goal and promise ref link and there is a previous one from Brietbart: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/24/Obama-Flip-Flops-on-Debate-Statement-About-Sequester He said "the sequester", a term the media has been trying to hide, wouldn't happen on national TV during the third debate so he won't lose votes from swing states, but the very next day during an interview he gave to the Des Moines Register which he promised on condition that it not be printed he took credit for the sequester legislation and proudly said that he will let the sequester happen along with the expiration of the...
  • Nearly 600 WPS Health Insurance Jobs Could be Cut (WI)

    11/02/2012 4:25:10 PM PDT · by bigbob · 9 replies
    WMTV NBC 15 Madison ^ | 11-2-12 | WMTV
    WPS Health Insurance announced today that it is adjusting its resources in response to competitive pressures and recent losses in the government contract market. The company will adjust resources across the corporation. Staffing impacts could affect 600 positions, though this number is subject to change. The actual adjustments and timeframe depends on the outcome of protests and additional opportunities. Adjustments will occur in phases over the next year. Notices to staff will begin as early as November 2012. Recent activity in the company’s government business lines makes the reductions necessary.
  • Two-Thirds Of Jobs Go To Immigrants During Obama’s Four Years [Executive Dream Act?]

    11/02/2012 10:53:06 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Two-Thirds Of Jobs Go To Immigrants During Obama’s Four Years Researchers say legals and illegals are more mobile than natives in America By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times October 31, 2012 Two-thirds of those who have found employment under President Obama are immigrants, both legal and illegal, according to an analysis that suggests immigration has soaked up a large portion of what little job growth there has been over the past three years. The Center for Immigration Studies is releasing the study Thursday morning, a day ahead of the final Labor Department unemployment report of the campaign season, which is expected...
  • Obama’s gloves come off ahead of jobs report

    11/02/2012 7:50:13 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 17 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | November 2, 2012 | Hillary Chabot
    President Obama cast aside his hurricane-inspired role as comforter in chief and tore into rival Mitt Romney — going on offense ahead of today’s jobs report and just hours after urging Americans to unite in the wake of superstorm Sandy.
  • Forward? Number of Unemployed Increases By 170k Offsetting 171k Increase in Non Farm Payrolls

    11/02/2012 7:00:54 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded interest ^ | 11/02/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate rose from 7.8% to 7.9% for October. The number of unemployed in the US rose from 12,088,000 in September to 12,258,000 in October. An increase of 170,000. That almost perfectly offsets the increase in non farm payrolls (+171,000). And the duration of unemployment 27 weeks and over rose to 40.6%. The employment to population ratio rose in October to 58.8, but still remains at a level near the beginning of the “Reagan Recovery.” The unemployment rate among blacks/African Americans rose to 14.30%. There will be no joy in the Black/African...
  • 171,000 jobs created in Oct., unemployment ticks up to 7.9 percent

    11/02/2012 6:12:35 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    ap/ny post ^ | november 2, 2012
    <p>US employers added 171,000 jobs in October and hiring was stronger over the previous two months than first thought. The unemployment rate inched up to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September because the work force grew.</p> <p>The Labor Department's last look at hiring before Tuesday's election sketched a picture of a job market that is gradually gaining momentum after nearly stalling in the spring.</p>
  • Putting Today's Job Number In "Seasonally Adjusted" Context (Read before you read the Gov't release)

    11/02/2012 6:05:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 2 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 2, 2012
    Today's jobs number is expected to come at 125,000, with a high estimate of 154,000 from John Hancock financial, and a low of 30,000 from Westpac Banking, and with a whisper expectation at 150,000 courtesy of yesterday's "stronger than expected" ADP re-revised print. A beat or miss at over 1 standard deviation will promptly wake the HFT algos from their deep slumber. Wait did we say miss? Hah. Anyway, just to put today's seasonally adjusted expected monthly job growth in context, below is a chart showing the average seasonal adjustment for each month of the year in the past decade....
  • We're About To Get One Of The Most Important Jobs Reports In History (Before The Election)

    11/02/2012 4:41:44 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-2-2012 | Matthew Boesler
    We're About To Get One Of The Most Important Jobs Reports In History — Here's What You Need To Know Matthew BoeslerNov. 2, 2012, 4:10 AMToday's nonfarm payrolls data – out at 8:30 AM ET in the U.S. – is the final jobs report before the presidential election on November 6. Consensus estimates are for 125k new jobs, and the unemployment rate is expected to rise to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent a month ago. The election is already a huge source of uncertainty for fragile markets at the moment, and a bad jobs number could really set the tone...
  • Two-thirds of jobs go to immigrants during Obama’s four years

    11/01/2012 1:32:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Oct 31, 2012 | By Stephen Dinan
    "Researchers say legals and illegals are more mobile than natives in America" Two-thirds of those who have found employment under President Obama are immigrants, both legal and illegal, according to an analysis that suggests immigration has soaked up a large portion of what little job growth there has been over the past three years. The Center for Immigration Studies is releasing the study Thursday morning, a day ahead of the final Labor Department unemployment report of the campaign season, which is expected to show a sluggish job market more than three years into the economic recovery. That slow market, combined...
  • Obama's Layoff BOMB

    11/01/2012 12:59:06 PM PDT · by magdalen · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Novmber 1, 2012 | Magdalen
    Obama’s Layoff Bomb: His policies are killing jobs. By Michelle Malkin In June, a diffident and self-deluded President Obama claimed that “the private sector is doing fine.” Last week, the private sector responded: Speak for yourself, buster. Who needs an “October Surprise” when the business headlines are broadcasting the imminent layoff bomb in neon lights? The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last Tuesday that employers issued 1,316 “mass layoff actions” (affecting 50 workers or more) in September; more than 122,000 workers were affected. USA Today financial reporter Matt Krantz wrote that “much of the recent layoff activity is connected to...
  • Tomorrow Morning's Jobs Numbers Could Be a Last Minute October Surprise!

    11/01/2012 12:18:39 PM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    1 Nov 12 | Xzins
    When Gallup released it's mid-month jobs survey numbers, they had dropped to 7.3%. They generally are a few points under the monthly report due out tomorrow, so that would mean a 7.5% UE3. However, we know Obama and his minions will do all in their power to tie into their "don't change now that things are looking up" campaign theme the last few weeks. It is very possible that the media is all keyed to go into feeding frenzy for the entire weekend with the "progress is being made; don't change now" message. Moreover, it's very likely that Obama will...
  • Fact Checking Romney and GM on Job Creation Claims

    11/01/2012 11:09:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | November 1, 2012 | Mark Modica
    General Motors is criticizing Mitt Romney for running an ad that says GM cut 15,000 jobs under the Obama Administration. The Detroit Free Press reported that GM spokesman Greg Martin (speaking about the Romney ad) stated, "No amount of campaign politics at its cynical worst will diminish our record of creating jobs in the U.S. and repatriating profits back to this country." Leaving aside for a moment the bigger issue of a taxpayer-supported entity improperly inserting itself in an election, lets examine the facts. A look at GM's annual SEC filings gives a clear picture of how many people were...
  • Two-thirds of jobs go to immigrants

    11/01/2012 3:44:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/1/12 | Stephen Dinan
    Two-thirds of those who have found employment under President Obama are immigrants, both legal and illegal, according to an analysis that suggests immigration has soaked up a large portion of what little job growth there has been over the past three years. The Center for Immigration Studies is releasing the study Thursday morning, a day ahead of the final Labor Department unemployment report of the campaign season, which is expected to show a sluggish job market more than three years into the economic recovery. That slow market, combined with the immigration numbers, could explain why Mr. Obama and Republican nominee...
  • Tomorrow’s Tape: ADP Employment Report to Set Tone for Jobs Friday.

    10/31/2012 4:01:14 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal Blog ^ | 10/31/2012 | Steven Russolillo
    October ADP jobs survey (8:15 a.m. Eastern Time) – Remember this is the first month that ADP is reporting its monthly data under its revised methodology. Under the old method, the September gain was 162,000, although figure was recently revised lower to 88,000. This report comes ahead of the government’s monthly jobs report on Friday
  • Has Obama Created More Jobs Than Bush Yet?

    10/31/2012 3:38:02 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 2 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | October 31, 2012 | Larry Walker Jr
    :: Card Stacking :: MythBuster III: Rational or Ridiculous?- By: Larry Walker, Jr. -Card stacking, or selective omission, is one of the seven propaganda techniques identified by the Institute for Propaganda Analysis. It involves only presenting information that is positive to an idea or proposal and omitting information contrary to it. Card stacking is used in almost all forms of propaganda, and is extremely effective in convincing the public. Although the majority of information presented by the card stacking approach is true, it is dangerous because it omits important information. The best way to deal with card stacking is...
  • ADP Revises Methodology and Finds 365,000 FEWER Jobs Were Created Than Thought in 2012

    10/31/2012 1:24:52 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 9 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/31/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    There were two purchasing manager reports today: Chicago and Milwaukee. The Chicago Purchasing Manager index was less than expected at 49.9 for October, although up a wee bit from September’s reading of 49.7. Here are the gory details to go along with the 49.9 reading. Employment at a 33 month low and inventories slipped into contraction. The downward trend in the Chicago PMI index is matched by the downward trend in the Chicago employment index. The Milwaukee PMI index fell in October to 43.30 and continues to be below 50 since the end of July 2012. Both the Chicago and...
  • ADP Changes Methodology of Job-Counting; One Analyst Thinks The Change Suggests That Friday's.

    10/31/2012 12:49:01 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    Assuming the BLS even releases data on Friday, which they're still hedging about. ADP is a big payroll-service firm which releases its own assessment of job growth (or job losses), based partly on its own data. Their new methodology occasioned a revision to their already-reported September figures. ADP's new calculations put the monthly job creation [in September] at just 88,200, down from the 162,000 the firm originally reported earlier this month. ... The soft ADP count could add credence to those who believe the pace of job creation is slower than the government's numbers indicate. "It's huge, no doubt about...
  • Economists: Romney's 12 Million Jobs Target Realistic, Even If He Loses (Framing His Presidency)

    10/31/2012 8:38:43 AM PDT · by Frapster · 3 replies
    NPR ^ | October 26, 2012 3:00 PM | Tamara Keith
    As the election draws closer, the economy and jobs remain top issues in the presidential race. President Obama points to the improvement in the labor market since he took office in the midst of a downward spiral. Both he and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney have five-point plans for improving the economy, although their strategies differ.
  • Obama’s Layoff Bomb

    10/30/2012 11:47:36 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 31, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    In June, a diffident and self-deluded President Obama claimed that “the private sector is doing fine.” Last week, the private sector responded: Speak for yourself, buster. Who needs an “October Surprise” when the business headlines are broadcasting the imminent layoff bomb in neon lights?The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last Tuesday that employers issued 1,316 “mass layoff actions” (affecting 50 workers or more) in September; more than 122,000 workers were affected. USA Today financial reporter Matt Krantz wrote that “much of the recent layoff activity is connected to what’s been the slowest period of earnings growth since the third quarter...
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington? - The Pennsylvania Senate race is too close to call

    10/30/2012 11:38:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 5, 2012 issue | MICHAEL WARREN
    Plumcreek Township, Pa. Last year, Tom Smith looked at the U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania with dismay. The incumbent, first-term Democrat Bob Casey Jr., seemed vulnerable. The son of a well-liked, pro-life former Democratic governor, Casey had served in the Senate for six undistinguished and forgettable years. His vote for Obama-care, with its mandates and subsidies for abortion, was a blemish on his supposedly pro-life record. With a good message and enough money, a solid Republican candidate might knock off Casey by courting Reagan Democrats across the state. It had been done two years before, when conservative Republican Pat Toomey...
  • Romney super PAC forces Team Obama to buy airtime defending Pennsylvania

    10/29/2012 12:09:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 29, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Mitt Romney’s super PAC is running ads in Pennsylvania, a traditional Democratic stronghold, which has forced the Obama campaign to spend money defending that state even as it denies that the race there could be close. “This morning, Restore Our Future decided to go up in Pennsylvania, [so] we’re going to go up as well,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said. “They are not close in Pennsylvania — we are going to win Pennsylvania — but we’re not taking anything for granted.” The spin accompanying that revelation was part-and-parcel with the rest of the conference call, which Messina hosted along...
  • Will The Bottom Fall Out? 15 Signs That Layoffs And Job Losses Are Skyrocketing

    10/28/2012 6:15:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    TEC ^ | 10/27/2012 | Michael Snyder
    If you still have a good job, you might want to hold on to it very tightly because there are a whole bunch of signs that unemployment in the United States is about to start getting worse again. Over the past several weeks, a substantial number of large corporations have announced disappointing earnings for the third quarter. Many of those large corporations are also loaded up with huge amounts of debt. So what is the solution? Well, the favorite solution on Wall Street these days seems to be to lay off workers. In fact, it is almost turning into...
  • 950 GMAC Jobs in peril in Waterloo

    10/25/2012 5:34:34 PM PDT · by campg · 2 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | 10/25/2012 | Jim Offner
    WATERLOO, Iowa --- Nearly 1,000 Waterloo jobs may be on the line in the wake of a decision by bankrupt mortgage company Residential Capital LLC, the parent company of GMAC Mortgage, to sell assets to two firms for $3 billion. On Wednesday the board of directors of New York-based ResCap granted preliminary approval to a $3 billion bid from the team of Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC and Walter Investment Management Corp. for the company’s mortgage servicing and origination business. ResCap and 50 of its subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May. The bankruptcy court will consider the proposed...
  • Obama’s Plan for Jobs Leaves Out Housing, Obamacare Taxes and Other Disturbing Facts

    10/25/2012 4:59:13 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 4 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/25/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    President Obama has released a pre-election beautiful color brochure entitled “A Plan for Jobs & Middle-Class Security.” Here is the “plan”: jobs.plan.booklet Nearly 500,000 new manufacturing jobs since January 2010. While 500,000 manufacturing jobs were created since January 2010, approximately 5.4 million people went on food stamps 2.8 million went on disability since June 2010. Not to mention the millions who are discouraged and dropped out of the labor force. And unemployment has not decreased as Christina Romer predicted. i wouldn’t brag about 500,000 new manufacturing jobs while millions have gone on disability and food stamps. A Tax Plan That...
  • Obama: "I Couldn't Find My Plan" (I'm Mitt Romney & I Approve Of This Message)

    10/25/2012 8:01:46 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 17 replies
    GOP Rapid Response/YouTube ^ | 10/25/2012 | GOP
    Pres. Obama campaigning in Tampa Bay can't find his plan for a second term (October 25, 2012).
  • DATA SNAP: U.S. Jobless Claims Fall 23K to 369K

    10/25/2012 7:08:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    NASDAQ ^ | 10/25/2012 | Jeffrey Sparshott and Eric Morath
    <p>WASHINGTON--The number of U.S. workers filing applications for jobless benefits fell last week, suggesting that the labor market continues to slowly improve.</p> <p>Initial jobless claims--a measure of layoffs--dropped by 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 369,000 in the week ended Oct. 20, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires had forecast 365,000 new applications for jobless benefits.</p>
  • Obama says recovery is better than it appears -- data say otherwise

    10/25/2012 5:46:35 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/25/2012 | John Merline
    n a previously off-the-record interview with the Des Moines Register, President Obama argued that the economic recovery he's overseen isn't as bad as his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, claims. "In many ways, because of the actions we took early on, we're actually ahead of pace in the typical recovery out of a recession like this," Obama said. It's a point Obama and his supporters have made on occasion throughout the campaign.[snip] But the data are clear that Obama's economic recovery — which started in June 2009, five months after he was sworn in — has been worse than any recovery...
  • Attention recent graduates: You may now leave your parents’ basement

    10/24/2012 6:44:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Quartz ^ | 10/24/2012 | Matt Philips
    Things are looking up for the lost generation. That unfortunate cohort of students ran smack into the Great Recession upon graduation. As a result, they’ve been forced to bed down with their parents for far too long. Such doubling-up drove the number of new US households to remarkably low levels. From 1997 to 2007, the country created about 1.5 million new households a year. (A household, just so we’re clear, can mean a married or unmarried couple, a family with kids, a few roommates, or two dozen people in a hippie commune, as long as they all share living quarters;...
  • Obama’s Inflated Jobs Claim

    10/23/2012 3:48:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/23/12 | FactCheck.org
    In a new TV ad, President Obama makes an inflated claim to have added 5.2 million new jobs. The total added during his time in office is actually about 325,000. In the ad, the president says “over 5 million new jobs” while the figure “5.2 million” appears on screen. But that’s a doubly misleading figure. Viewers would need to pay close attention to the on-screen graphic to know that the ad refers only to employment gains starting in March 2010, omitting the 4.3 million jobs that were lost in the first year of Obama’s term. And there’s no way a...
  • A Plan for Jobs by Barack Obama

    10/23/2012 3:05:40 PM PDT · by edwinland · 23 replies
    Amazon ^ | 11/07/2012 | Barack Obama
  • PhillyDeals: Small-business owners plan to delay hiring process until after election

    10/23/2012 9:50:57 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 8 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Oct. 23, 2012 | Joseph N. DiStefano
    Pennsylvania small-business owners are delaying hiring plans to see who wins the fall elections, Philadelphia-based accounting firm ParenteBeard says, after surveying 70 Pennsylvania small-business bosses. Four in 10 said they're waiting for the vote before executing their current plans to add staff, John Nealon, head of the firm's small-business accounting practice, told me. (Despite persistent high unemployment, one in eight employers said it's so tough to find "qualified, talented new hires" in today's market that this has become their biggest challenge, though larger groups cited economic uncertainty, health insurance costs and weak consumer spending.) These bosses were overwhelmingly pro-Romney -...
  • DuPont to cut 1500 jobs [Delaware Hope ' n Change]

    10/23/2012 5:37:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | October 23, 2012 | Chris Isidore
    Chemical company DuPont announced Tuesday it would cut about 1,500 jobs worldwide, or about 2% of its global work force. The company said it will make the cuts over the next 12 to 18 months as part of an effort to trim costs by $450 million. But the cost-cutting effort resulted in $342 million in after-tax charges in the most recent quarter.
  • Political bullies and faith (If you own Mutual Funds, you are investing in outsourcing)

    10/23/2012 4:43:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Washington Times ^ | 10/23/2012 | Richard Rahn
    One of the most delicious moments in last week’s presidential debates was when President Obama attacked Mitt Romney for having some of his money invested in Chinese and Cayman Islands companies. Mr. Romney replied by noting that the president has some of his investments in Chinese companies and also has investments through a Cayman trust. The president indeed, through funds he holds, has invested in a private equity and buyout firm (that operates like Bain Capital) that has put money into Chinese equities and Cayman Islands partnerships. Most everyone who has investments in mutual funds is very likely to have...
  • Wal-Mart chairman gives $1 million to Obama super PAC [What the *HELL*?]

    10/22/2012 12:02:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 88 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/20/12 | Luke Rosiak - The Washington Times
    The super PAC backing President Obama raised $15 million last month, including $1 million from Sam Walton, the chairman of Wal-Mart, a traditional Republican-leaning organization. ...The overlap between campaign fundraisers and donors to the purportedly independent super PAC help illuminate the increasingly blurred line between the two types of organizations. The Supreme Court gave super PACs the green light in 2010 when it reasoned that because super PACs were supposed to be entirely separate from politicians, super PACs could not be corrupting to those politicians even if they received millions of dollars. 148 people have given $10,000 or more to...
  • Another Obamacare surprise

    10/22/2012 6:57:24 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 22, 2012 | Scott Johnson
    Obamacare is a monumental house of horrors. Open a door and find another monster. Robert Samuelson opens the door on the law’s distinction between full-time and part-time workers. You think Obamacare might have something to do with suppressing the growth of full-time employment? Consider Samuelson’s observations.
  • Hope Turned Into Damnation - Obama's war on coal will help him lose Virginia, Sunday rally promised

    10/22/2012 4:02:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 22, 2012 | Debra McCown
    GRUNDY, Va. -- More than 5,500 people turned out Sunday afternoon at a mountaintop park in remote Buchanan County to show their support for coal. With the "War on Coal" rhetoric that's been on a lot of Republicans' lips this election season, a lineup of political speakers that included Matt Romney, son of Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, came to talk about the resource that powers both the electricity and the economy here. "Right now our country is in dire straits," Matt Romney said, promising that his father, if elected, would make the nation energy independent by 2020. "We can't ignore...
  • OBAMA ECONOMY: OHIO BLEEDS PRIVATE JOBS IN SEPTEMBER

    10/21/2012 2:29:20 PM PDT · by Snuph · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Oct 2012 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    The Obama Administration has been touting the supposed upturn in the economy by using the September national unemployment rate of 7.8%. Don’t tell that to the blue-collar workers of Ohio. According to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, the private sector of Ohio took a nosedive in September. Construction: -4,100 Manufacturing: -4,300 Transportation: -1,800 Hospitals: -4,600 Financial activities: -2,900 Automobile dealers: -300 The surest sign of a failing economy can be seen in the one business that is necessary for survival: grocery statistics. And the September statistics reflect how bad the economy was, and which direction it headed...
  • Inhofe: EPA delaying job killing regulations until AFTER Obama is reelected.

    10/21/2012 2:50:10 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 8 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/21/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    To make consumers even more miserable, Senator Jame Inhofe released a study claiming that the EPA is delaying implementation of new regulations until after the Presidential elections that will destroy millions of jobs, increase gas prices and harm construction. “The Obama-EPA plans to move full speed ahead to implement this agenda if President Obama wins a second term,” Inhofe writes. “These rules taken together will inevitably result in the elimination of millions of American jobs, drive up the price of gas at the pump even more, impose construction bans on local communities and essentially shut down American oil, natural gas...
  • Inhofe: EPA 'punting' regs until after election that 'spell doom' for jobs, economy

    10/21/2012 1:52:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2012
    Republican Sen. James Inhofe says the Environmental Protection Agency has delayed action or “punted” on numerous regulations while President Obama tries to “earns votes” for a second term. The Oklahoma senator and ranking Republican on the chamber’s Committee on Environment and Public Works has released a report stating that when the agency approves the roughly one dozen regulations next year in 2013, they will “spell doom” for jobs and economic growth. “The Obama-EPA plans to move full speed ahead to implement this agenda if President Obama wins a second term,” Inhofe writes. “These rules taken together will inevitably result in...
  • President of the United States: Mitt Romney

    10/21/2012 10:26:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Clark County Columbian ^ | October 14, 2012 | The Editors
    Repairing economy, cutting spending requires laser focus on business world. The greatness implanted in America's founding and manifested for more than two centuries cannot be restored until two goals are met: The U.S. economy must be repaired, and government spending must be brought under control. Each mission depends on the other.Directing those pursuits requires a president with a profound comprehension of business, the economy and job creation. This insight is most often acquired through long experience and success in the private sector. The Columbian endorses Mitt Romney for president, accompanied by our usual reminder that endorsements are opinions, nothing more,...
  • Welfare spending tops a trillion a year

    10/21/2012 8:31:30 AM PDT · by Alex Baker · 10 replies
    Realitybatslast ^ | October 20, 2012 | Bryce Buchanan
    Welfare spending tops a trillion a year. Senator Jeff Sessions reports on a recent study of spending: “The results are staggering. The Congressional Research Service identified 83 overlapping federal welfare programs that together represented the single largest budget item in 2011—more than the nation spends on Social Security, Medicare, or national defense. The total amount spent on these 80-plus federal welfare programs amounts to roughly $1.03 trillion. Importantly, these figures solely refer to means-tested welfare benefits. They exclude entitlement programs to which people contribute (e.g., Social Security and Medicare).” ============== If poverty was simply a question of wealth redistribution, the...
  • Bill Clinton: Obama would totally win if Americans weren’t so darn “impatient”

    10/20/2012 1:31:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/20/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    One among the top tier of President Obama's army of surrogates strikes again. Trying to promote Team O's latest messaging that, why yes, we are indeed shameless enough to actually embrace our economic record and spin it as a positive, President Bill Clinton painted a picture of Americans that was somewhat less than flattering on the campaign trail on Friday, via CBS News: Campaigning for Obama in Green Bay, Wis., Clinton urged voters to stay the course as more signs of a recovery sink in. Clinton said voters should judge Obama on the past three years, in which private sector...
  • Mitt Romney Can Win Pennsylvania Because He Is Winning The “Jobs” Argument

    10/20/2012 1:28:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Our latest Pennsylvania poll conducted 10/11-10/13 and released by the Washington Examiner October 18th shows Mitt Romney has taken the lead over President Obama by a 49-45 margin. This automated poll, conducted with 1,376 likely voters, was conducted on behalf of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania, and released publicly by the Pa GOP shortly thereafter. This poll validates our last three publicly released polls showing the Keystone State as a tossup – including a pair of polls taken before the first televised presidential debate in Denver both showing the Keystone State was already in play even when other firms...
  • President Says High Gas Prices Are Sign of Prosperity

    10/20/2012 9:46:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Oct 2012 | John Semmens
    In a desperate effort to try to persuade voters that the economy is starting to recover, President Obama touted high gas prices as “proof that things are better than most people think they are.” “Rising demand is what pushes prices up,” Obama explained. “The fact that gasoline prices have more than doubled since I took office shows that people must be driving more. Since studies show that driving to work accounts for the bulk of most folks’ travel I think it’s safe to say that the jobs picture has to be a lot better than we’ve been led to believe.”...
  • 2013 State Business Tax Climate Index – Minnesota in the Bottom 10

    10/20/2012 9:06:46 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    A Stronger Minnesota ^ | 10-17-12 | ASM
    The 10 lowest ranked, or worst, states in this year’s Index are: 41.Maryland 42.Iowa 43.Wisconsin 44.North Carolina 45.Minnesota 46.Rhode Island 47.Vermont 48.California 49.New Jersey 50.New York
  • Lauding Obama, Clinton cites 'impatient' Americans

    10/19/2012 9:58:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that President Barack Obama is facing a tough re-election race because "impatient" Americans haven't fully recognized an economy on the mend. Campaigning for Obama in Green Bay, Wis., Clinton urged voters to stay the course as more signs of a recovery sink in. Clinton said voters should judge Obama on the past three years, in which private sector job growth has made up for lost ground. "This shouldn't be a race," Clinton said. "The only reason it is, is because Americans are impatient on things not made before yesterday and they don't understand why...
  • I Just Got Fired.... Now What?

    10/19/2012 2:14:49 PM PDT · by Volunteer · 185 replies
    Vanity | 10/19/2012 | Vanity
    I was fired from my job today after 5 years. They have offered me a 5 month severance package, the catch is I have to sign some agreement that I can't understand. They explained they would not pay me my monthly salary this month or my 207 hours of vacation unless I sign the agreement. Can any one out there give me some advice as to what I should do? I am in Wisconsin and I know nothing about Employment Law here. Any suggestions would be very helpful and very appreciated.
  • 7 Of 10 Battleground States Lost Jobs Under Obama

    10/19/2012 1:40:31 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/19/12 | John Merline
    Seven out of the 10 presidential toss-up states have lost jobs since President Obama took office, and the unemployment rate is higher today in six of those states than in January 2009, according data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. What’s more, six of those states listed as toss-ups by Real Clear Politics have seen their labor force shrink since January 2009, which masks the true size of their unemployment problem. The state data underscore the fact that, despite the recent drop in the national unemployment rate to 7.8%, the nation’s jobs picture remains bleak, particularly in states...