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  • Iran says US companies welcome to invest in petroleum sector

    03/13/2016 9:36:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 13, 2016 11:58 AM EDT
    U.S. companies are welcome to invest in Iran’s oil and gas industry, the Iranian oil minister said Sunday. State-run Press TV quoted Bijan Namdar Zangeneh as saying that “in general, we have no problem with the presence of American companies in Iran.” He said it is the U.S. government that is “creating restrictions for these companies,” without elaborating. Zangeneh also confirmed that Iran’s state-run oil company has held talks with General Electric. […] The TV report said Zangeneh also asked Siemens executives to invest in Iran’s oil and gas industry. …
  • Failure in Cuba [WaPo on Obama’s lies]

    02/04/2016 12:12:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 31, 2016 | Editorial Board
    Can an authoritarian regime convert to democracy by itself? The historical record isn't encouraging. In the absence of a popular uprising, it is rare for tyrants to voluntarily retire. The military junta of Burma has promised to relinquish some power to an elected government, but it has not yet delivered. China's party-state shows no inclination to try. Russia's strongman is reversing what incipient democracy existed. This goes to the core of why President Obama's opening to Cuba seems to be failing to live up to its declared goals. When the end to a half-century of hostility was announced in December...
  • Study: Government Workers Make 78 Percent More Than Private Sector

    10/08/2015 3:57:33 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 7, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Employees for the federal government earn far more than their counterparts in the private sector, according to a new study by the Cato Institute. Federal workers’ pay and benefits were 78 percent higher than private employees, who earned an average of $52,688 less than public sector workers last year. The study found that federal government workers earned an average of $84,153 in 2014, compared to the private sector’s average of $56,350. Cato based its findings on figures from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). But when adding in benefits pay for federal workers, the difference becomes more dramatic. Federal...
  • State Workers Use 4x as Many Sick Days as Private Sector

    06/02/2015 10:15:43 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/30/2015 | Tom Gantert
    State of Michigan employees took an average of 10.7 days of sick leave during the 2014 fiscal year, according to an annual report. Those 10.7 sick days are in addition to 18 days of vacation time the average state employee used. ForTheRecord says: According to the most recent available U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures, private sector workers took on average 2 to 5 sick days a year in 2009. Leisure and hospitality and construction workers took 2 sick days a year on average while education and health services workers took up to 5 sick days a year on average.
  • Obama Takes Credit for ‘Reforming Our Schools,’ Then Thanks Private Sector for Teaching Poor Kids…

    05/05/2015 10:53:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 5, 2015 | 10:00 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    At an event in New York City on Monday, President Obama said “reforming our schools for all of our kids” was one of his accomplishments. He also described “public-education institutions” as “pathways for success.” But in the same speech, the president hailed a new private sector effort to teach black and Latino kids to read at grade level by third grade; increase their high school graduation rates; and get more young black and Latino men into higher education or career training, all of them things that a “reformed” education system might be expected to do. …
  • Economic recovery grows from private sector, not government [Obama didn't build that]

    12/29/2014 7:18:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/29/2014 | Stephen Moore
    It only took six years, but we’re finally starting to see the U.S. economy kick into gear. This isn’t a story of government-directed growth, but the opposite — Washington’s role in the economy starting to shrink after years of Obama administration activism. The private sector is starting to take over. Let’s start with the positive news. Economic output soared in the third quarter at a rate of 5 percent. That comes on top of 4.6 percent growth in the second quarter. It appears that the U.S. economy has clawed out of its anemic 2 percent growth rut of the past...
  • Development NGOs warn EU ministers against their ‘fixation’ with the private sector

    12/14/2014 10:40:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 12/12/2014 - 16:57 | Georgi Gotev
    EU development ministers met today (12 December) in Brussels and adopted a “perspective” to boost the role of the private sector in the field of development cooperation. But leading NGOs warned that placing the private sector at the center of EU development policy “shows ministers have failed to acknowledge its limitations”. EU ministers adopted Council Conclusions, which contain strong language in favor of engaging more with the private sector. Ministers state that the private sector “is emerging as an increasingly active player in the development field”, and describe its role as “key” for implementing the future sustainable development goals. Ministers...
  • Then and Now: Private vs. Public Sector

    11/24/2014 12:29:10 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-24-14 | The Looking Spoon
    In fairness to the public sector column, government is always coming up with innovative ways to confiscate our money.
  • Boots on the ground

    08/13/2014 4:27:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Three candidates with real-world experience lead the GOP attempt to oust Senate insiders... In 2008, when Barack Obama captured the White House, Bill Cassidy taught medical students in Louisiana, Steve Daines worked for a technology company in Montana, and Tom Cotton of Arkansas fought in Afghanistan. Six years later, the three Republicans are running to seize Democratic-held Senate seats in Republican-leaning states.
  • America’s Built-In Greek Fiscal Future

    08/01/2014 11:39:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | August 1, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I had a very bad lunch today. But not because of what I ate. My lunch was unpleasant because I moderated a noontime panel on Capitol Hill featuring Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and my Cato colleague Chris Edwards. And I should hasten to add that they were splendid company. The unpleasant part of the lunch was the information they shared. The Senator, in particular, looked at budgetary projections over the next 30 years and basically confirmed for the audience that an ever-expanding burden of federal spending is going to lead to a fiscal crisis. To be blunt, he showed...
  • The Brilliance of Obamanomics

    07/23/2014 6:56:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | July 23, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Brace yourself… Skepticism, doubt and criticism of Obamanomics (all of which are, undoubtedly, based in racism) will be cast aside. Why? Because, according to the 20-something-year-old White House intern that is in charge of the official White House twitter account, “Our businesses have added nearly 10 million new jobs over the past 52 months.” I know, right? Pretty awesome statistic. (Gloss over the fact that the President is referring to private enterprise as “our businesses”.) But before you rush out to slap an Obama ‘16 sticker on your car (are those stickers available yet?), you may want a little bit...
  • Politics Pays: No society can long thrive by making its innovators subservient to its bureaucrats.

    06/29/2014 3:41:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The National Review ^ | 6-29-14 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Chelsea Clinton, from her $10.5 million perch on Gramercy Park, declares that she finds it impossible to care about money. Bill and Hillary Clinton, shuttling between their multimillion-dollar homes — Chappaqua, Washington, the $200,000-a-month rental in the Hamptons — denounce the wicked rich and protest that they are not “truly well off.” A professor of poverty and left-wing activist at the University of North Carolina School of Law is paid $200,000 per annum to teach a single class; anti-inequality crusader Elizabeth Warren was paid $350,000 per annum to teach a single class and thinks deeply about the plight of the...
  • Shocking News: Government Workers Support Democrats (This Is a Surprise? No)

    05/18/2014 6:33:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | May 18, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    As someone whose chosen profession is dealing with governmental tax agencies, I am almost always flummoxed by the realization of others that the people who work for those tax collection operations would be in favor of collecting more taxes. This was recently reinforced by an editorial in the Washington Times. The Washington Times is one of the many daily publications I read, most of which are left of center because most are left of center. The Times gives me a little respite from the other Times (New York and Los Angeles) that reek of leftist sentiment and pro-Obama cheerleading. They...
  • Government Workers Cost 45% More Than Private Sector Workers - Duhhhhh!!

    03/15/2014 7:07:52 AM PDT · by harpu · 16 replies ^ | 03/12/14 | Economic News Release
    The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced on March 12th that the total cost of employing a state or local government worker is 45% more than an equivalent worker in the private sector. For the month of December 2013, employers in private industry spent an average of $29.63 per employee hour worked, but the equivalent cost for a government worker averaged $42.89 per hour. Not only do government employees average 33% higher pay than those in the private sector, their pension and retirement benefit costs are now an incredible 254% higher also. Given that compensation formulas for federal,...
  • Long-time Obama aide to leave White House

    03/08/2014 4:29:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 8, 2014 7:25 PM EST | Nedra Pickler
    A top White House official who has been with President Barack Obama since he first became a senator nine years ago is resigning. Alyssa Mastromonaco is Obama’s deputy chief of staff for operations and often described as the most influential person inside the White House who isn't well known outside of it. …
  • When The Public Sector Pretends To Be The Private Sector

    11/13/2013 12:40:53 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 3 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 11/13/2013 | Hal Hawkins
    Normally, there is a pretty clear distinction between the public and private sectors. There also seems to be a pretty clear definition of the energy sector (fuel extraction, refining, power generation). However, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) now seems to think the opposite, the public sector is the private sector and everyone that’s not in the energy sector now is. The DOE will be kicking off an event tomorrow (Wednesday, November 13, 2013) with a forum on Minorities and Energy. This forum is a part of the Minorities in Energy Initiative which “seeks to empower businesses, communities, schools and...
  • The Upside of the Government Shutdown

    10/07/2013 8:13:53 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 12 replies ^ | 10/7/2013 | Ira Stoll
    The shut-down elements that are attracting much of the news attention turn out to be fairly easily replaceable. ---- The government “shutdown” is starting to feel a lot like the sequester — a lot of alarmist warnings that the sky is going to fall, followed by business pretty much as usual. That’s not to minimize the genuine inconvenience or worse for those government employees who have been furloughed, or for cancer patients involved in clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health, an institution that House Republicans voted to fund but that Senate Democrats are holding hostage. But for most...
  • Logan Airport is Too Important to be Run by the State

    09/03/2013 4:29:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | September 2, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    THE STATE ETHICS Commission came up with three solutions to state Senator Dan Wolf's conflict-of-interest problem. Allow me to suggest a fourth. Wolf is the pilot and entrepreneur who founded Cape Air in 1989 and over the next two decades built it into one of the country's most successful regional airlines. He was elected to the Massachusetts Senate in 2010, and now hopes to run for governor. But the Ethics Commission ruled last month that Wolf was in violation of state law, which bars elected officials from having a business relationship with any state agency. Since Wolf still owns...
  • 101M Americans Get Food Aid from Federal Gov’t; More Than the Number of Private Sector Workers

    07/08/2013 9:21:42 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 28 replies ^ | July 8, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( – The number of Americans receiving subsidized food assistance from the federal government has risen to 101 million, representing roughly a third of the U.S. population. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that a total of 101,000,000 people currently participate in at least one of the 15 food programs offered by the agency, at a cost of $114 billion in fiscal year 2012. That means the number of Americans receiving food assistance has surpassed the number of private sector workers in the U.S.
  • No Regulation? No Problem

    01/02/2013 4:15:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | January 2, 2013 | John Stossel
    In the short time since President Obama was re-elected, government has issued hundreds of new regulations. The bureaucrats never stop. There are now more than 170,000 pages of federal regulations. President Obama wants still more rules. Cheering on increased financial regulation, he said, "We've got to keep moving forward." To the president, and probably most Americans, "forward" means passing more laws. It is scary to think about a world without regulation. Intuition leads us to think that without government we'd be victims of fraud, as I explain in my latest book, "No, They Can't!" But our intuition is wrong. Consider...
  • Greco Sees A Beating

    12/23/2012 7:21:08 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 23, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    (Today, our friendly mob boss learns the ultimate conclusion of punitive taxation:) Greco was making his rounds, one cool December morning, when he turned the corner and saw an unexpected sight. One of his clients, a shopkeeper who was never late with his protection payments, was sitting on the park bench in front of his shop, covered in bandages, gently rubbing his cheek and temples. “Giannis!” shouted Greco as he strode up. “What happened? Were you in an accident?” Giannis looked up. “Yeah, it was an accident, all right.” “You look like you were hit by a bus!” said Greco....
  • Nearly Three-Quarters of Jobs Created Since June Are in Government

    12/08/2012 6:58:38 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | December 8, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Just when you thought yesterday’s dismal jobs numbers couldn’t get any worse -- they did. According to, nearly seventy-five percent of all civilian jobs created since the beginning of last summer are in the public sector: Seventy-three percent of the new civilian jobs created in the United States over the last five months are in government, according to official data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In June, a total of 142,415,000 people were employed in the U.S, according to the BLS, including 19,938,000 who were employed by federal, state and local governments. By November, according to data...
  • Private Sector Added 162,000 Jobs in September, ADP Says

    10/03/2012 8:01:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/03/2012 | Kathleen Madigan
    Private businesses in the U.S. added 162,000 jobs last month, according to a national employment report released Wednesday by payroll processor Automatic Data Processing Inc. and the consultancy Macroeconomic Advisers. The U.S. nonmanufacturing sector, meanwhile was busier than expected in September, according to the Institute for Supply Management. The number of private jobs added in September was more than the 153,000 expected by economists. The August estimate was revised down to 189,000 from the 201,000 reported last month. The ADP survey tallies only private-sector jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' nonfarm payroll data, to be released Friday, include government workers,...
  • Economic Theory, Reality and President Obama

    09/25/2012 6:55:35 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 24, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Dangerous disconnects and hatred are endemic.When in college, I majored in economics and enrolled in the honors program. That required that I write a paper on an aspect of economics. My field was micro-economics, how business works, and I elected to write my paper about the automotive replacement parts industry. My faculty adviser was Arthur Okun, then also a senior economist with President Kennedy's Council of Economic advisers. He later served as the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers between 1968 and 1969. While serving as one of President Kennedy's economic advisers, he developed "Okun's Law," to the effect...
  • Message Sent To My Public Sector Friends on Facebook

    09/12/2012 8:59:02 PM PDT · by genetic homophobe · 4 replies
    9/12/12 | Genetic Homophobe
    Just remember, O ye friends who's livelihoods are siphoned from the public trough (this applies to anyone on any kind of government assistance, and anyone who works for the government on any level, in any capacity. In both cases some of you are legit so do not take this as an insult). THINK! If you keep voting the private sector down, at some point the trough runs dry. You do not get paid (even if you are awesome and vital to our country/municipality) until someone out here actually does something people need or want, and has a large portion of...
  • Obama's Record on Private Sector Jobs (Excellent 4 min video)

    09/11/2012 12:23:25 PM PDT · by all the best · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 10, 2012 | 10000 Pennies
    Excellent refutation of Obama'a claim of private sector job creation. Highly recommended and only 4 minutes.
  • Julian Castro’s Grandmother Would Be Rolling in her Grave

    09/10/2012 12:32:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | September 10, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio, had the honored position of giving the keynote speech at the Democratic Convention. The 37-year-old had a lot of pressure as he was being compared to Barack Obama giving his speech in 2004. Fortunately his grandmother was not there because she would have taken him over her knee and given him a good thrashing. Castro spoke of his grandmother often during the speech, speaking of her coming to America from Mexico as an orphan. She persevered despite never even finishing grade school. She worked as a maid, a cook, and a babysitter, Castro told...
  • Job Creation Nation: America Faces Harsh Realities In 2013

    09/09/2012 5:19:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | September 9, 2012 | Austin Hill
    The political conventions have passed, the August jobs report is out, and many Americans are said to be “giving up hope.” So how can we jumpstart our greatest engine of economic growth – the American small business market – and get our economy growing again? Regardless of which presidential candidate wins this November, in 2013 Americans will have to focus on saving, and expanding, the small business marketplace. The sector of our economy that makes up nearly 60% of the entire American private sector workforce, and creates between 60 and 80% of all new jobs, has been under attack over...
  • Are We Doomed?

    08/21/2012 10:32:30 AM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies
    NRO ^ | 8/21/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Sometimes societies find themselves in pernicious cycles in which the perceived medicine seems worse than the known disease. The Roman satirist Juvenal lamented the ill effects of free food and free entertainment for the masses (“bread and circuses”) in part because he knew there was no remedy for the pathology in sight — and thus only a slow decline toward fiscal insolvency or riots were on the horizon. Any Roman emperor bold enough to rein in the Praetorian Guard, charge the mob for grain, and curb gladiatorial shows would earn a usurper marching on Rome from the provinces. So most...
  • Obama’s concept of sort-of-free, but definitely communal, enterprise

    07/18/2012 10:01:17 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 1 replies
    When Barack Obama put his foot in his mouth the other day, he provided a glimpse into what he really is all about – government. . . . What the president should have said was this: “”If you’ve got a business — you did build that. Somebody in the government just made it more difficult for you to do it.”
  • New Obama Ad Is Senseless

    06/25/2012 9:00:58 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 5 replies ^ | 06/25/12 | CaroleL
    In his latest campaign ad, President Barack Obama tries to blunt attacks over something he said by claiming he didn't say what he said while showing an image of him saying exactly what he said. Go ahead and read that again but it won't make any more sense the second time. In the ad set to air in nine swing states, Mr. Obama is seen at the press conference in which he uttered the now infamous and ridiculous opinion that "The private sector is doing fine." Meanwhile an announcer claims that presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney and his "billionaire allies...

    06/21/2012 6:09:51 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny
    Red County ^ | June 21, 2012 | Matthew Burke
    Marxists like Obama and Harry Reid can't connect dots that the overwhelming majority of the bureaucratic tyranny they call government is a cancer on the economy. They are an impediment to prosperity and until we figure this out, we will never (and I do mean never) restore the kind of prosperity that only free market capitalism can produce. Government, for the most part, produces nothing and every dollar transferred to them from the productive sector is a dollar that is tragically wasted, unable to be invested, saved, spent, or used to hire people to grow their businesses...
  • Romney goes on attack with new TV ad, “Doing Fine” (Watch video)

    06/14/2012 6:35:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/14/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The Romney campaign goes negative for the first time, as Jim Geraghty points out, in the general-election cycle --- at least on television. Team Romney has been hitting Barack Obama for his remark that "the private sector is doing fine" almost from the moment he said it last week. Mitt Romney himself slammed Obama's remarks at an appearance in swing-state Iowa, and the campaign has posted more than one web video featuring the remarks. Now they're putting their money where Obama's mouth is:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO CNN reports that this will have $3.24 million behind it and will...
  • The Private Sector Is Sucking Wind

    06/13/2012 12:05:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 13, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    President Obama continues to prove how out of touch he is with the plight of the American people under his anemic economy. No, Mr. President, the economy and the private sector are not "doing fine." Sure, Obama is pretending that he didn't mean it the way it sounded. But I am not buying that it was a gaffe. I watched the video, and he stated the point clearly and deliberately. Obama is an incorrigible leftist ideologue who believes that only his statist policies can stimulate the national economy. He thinks that without the prodding, deficit spending and wisdom of the...
  • Another Fine Mess Obama's Gotten Us Into

    06/11/2012 3:18:13 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    IBD editorials ^ | june 11, 2012
    Leadership: An incoherent press conference and contradictory explanation show that if the president thinks the answer to job-killing federal policies is boosting state and local governments with borrowed money, we're really in trouble. 'Tone deaf" fails to describe President Obama's statement at Friday's press conference that "the private sector is doing fine," when median income is down 10% in three years, family net worth has plunged 39%, 23 million Americans are out of work and the official unemployment rate tops 8% for the 40th month in a row, the longest sustained period at that level since the Great Depression. Mitt...
  • How’s that private sector doing? Obama says fine.

    06/11/2012 10:14:37 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 7 replies
    The problem in speaking without a teleprompter is that sometimes you say what you really believe. As the Heritage Foundation’s Amy Payne puts it “In now-infamous comments on Friday, President Barack Obama informed America that ‘the private sector is doing fine.’ This, of course, was news to the 12.7 million people who are out of work and the millions more who are struggling with the part-time jobs they can find, or have simply given up looking.” The part we liked even more...l
  • Admiral Kuznetsov Defends George Soros

    06/10/2012 4:28:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | June 10, 2012 | John Ransom
    Jasch wrote: There's a difference between saving jobs and creating them. The GM/Chrysler bailouts simply put....just saved the companies from bankruptcy and lay-offs. - Obama is Latest Surrogate to Break with ObamaDear Jasch,Actually the bailout did neither.Chrysler and GM still filed for bankruptcy and workers got laid off. Of course the only workers who got rehired were workers who were part of the UAW. All the non-UAW people were left out in the cold.As to the bankruptcy, the government insisted on the bankruptcy because it was the easiest way to screw the secured creditors and turn over the companies to...
  • Obama's love affair with government

    06/10/2012 6:37:59 AM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 10, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    The president's news conference belly-flop Friday was a killer on two levels. Obviously, the private sector is not doing fine, as Obama admitted later in the day when he tried to walk back the remark. (But if it's not doing fine is he to blame? No! That's 2E and 2F.) But the rest of his message - that it's good to keep growing the public sector - won't be walked back. That is what he believes and why his comments, coupled with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's victory in last week's recall election, spell big trouble for him. President Obama seems...
  • Obama Doesn't See A Problem With The Private Sector?!?

    06/08/2012 3:44:10 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-8-12 | The Looking Spoon
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  • The Bell Tolls for the Government Unions

    06/08/2012 7:33:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | June 8, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    In 1919, after Boston police went on strike to protest the city's refusal to recognize their new union, Gov. Calvin Coolidge ordered the National Guard into the streets. Sam Gompers, the legendary father of American labor, wrote the governor that the Boston police had been denied their rights. Coolidge's terse reply put him in our history books: "Your assertion that the Commissioner was wrong cannot justify the wrong of leaving the city unguarded. ... There is no right to strike against the public safety by anyone, anywhere, any time." Ronald Reagan's firing of the striking air traffic controllers, whose union...
  • Private Sector Adds 209,000 Jobs in March; Services Lead Growth

    04/04/2012 10:47:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/04/2012
    The private sector created 209,000 jobs in March, continuing the slow but steady rise in employment that has characterized the employment market for months. Services again led the job creation, according to a report from ADP and Macroeconomic Advisors. The service sector increased 164,000 in March, though the rate of job creation slowed a big from the upwardly revised 183,000 in February. "It's got to go this way," Joel Prakken, chairman of Macroeconomic Advisors, told CNBC. "Early in the recovery you normally see a pop in manufacturing employment, but that sector no longer counts for enough of the total employment...
  • Video: Federal gov’t jobs “more complicated and difficult” than private sector?

    03/01/2012 12:16:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/01/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Says who? Well … federal employees, silly. In fact, as The Daily Caller’s Michelle Fields discovers when interviewing these federal employees, they believe they are underpaid in comparison to the market, and call the opposite argument a “myth”: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO So what dastardly conservative think tank came out with this “myth”? None other than the Congressional Budget Office, which produces official analysis on budgetary matters for the House and Senate. Only those employees with doctorates did worse than the private sector; otherwise, federal employees did much better on both wages and benefits: Wages Differences in wages...
  • U.S. private-sector jobs up 110,000 in October

    11/02/2011 7:05:49 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 9 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11.02.11 | Ruth Mantell
    Payrolls rose 110,000, as services employment gained 114,000 and goods-producing employment fell 4,000. Economists had expected an overall gain of about 100,000. Small-business employment rose 58,000, compared with 53,000 for medium businesses. Large-business employment fell 1,000. September’s result was revised higher, to an expansion of 116,000 for private-sector payrolls from a prior estimate of 91,000.
  • Harry Reid vs. The Private Sector (satire)

    10/20/2011 1:40:20 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-20-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Texas Loses 1,300 Jobs, Austin Gains 5,600 (government workers on the decline)

    09/16/2011 12:33:15 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    KUT News ^ | September 16, 2011 | Nathan Bernier
    Texas added 1,900 construction jobs last month and 400 of them were in Austin. Texas experienced a net job loss of 1,300 this month, causing the August unemployment rate to tick up to 8.5 percent from 8.4 percent in July. A year ago, Texas’ unemployment rate was 8.2 percent. Texas Workforce Commissioner Tom Pauken blamed a “stagnant national economy” for the job losses, but most of the cuts were in local government. About 11,500 positions were eliminated at municipalities and counties in August. The state government added 1,700 jobs and the federal government increased its workforce in Texas by 400....
  • August private-sector jobs up 91,000: ADP

    08/31/2011 6:30:11 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 7 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 8.31.11 | Ruth Mantell
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Private-sector payrolls increased 91,000 in August, led by the service-producing sector and small businesses, according to the ADP employment report released Wednesday. Economists were predicting the ADP figure would rise by about 100,000. The expansion for July was revised down to 109,000 from a prior estimate of 114,000... According to ADP, service-sector employment rose 80,000 in August, compared with 11,000 for the goods-producing sector. Small-business employment rose 58,000, compared with 30,000 for medium businesses and 3,000 for large businesses.
  • Public Unions Vs. Private Unions. John Kasich's Olive Branch

    08/25/2011 6:25:54 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 6 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 08/25/2011 | JoeClarke.Net
    Kasich's Olive Branch Governor John Kasich reached out to Ohio public employee unions to renegotiate collective bargaining policy in which Ohio Senate Bill 5, passed by the Ohio legislature, would give the Governor more leverage than the public unions in deciding how much the state can afford to pay state workers in terms of benefits like pensions and health care. The unions will have none of it, and are going for an "all or nothing" approach to defeat Senate Bill 5. My comment to the local lib newspaper, which is heavily in favor of higher taxation and the pacifying of...
  • Lawmakers advance bill to remove Trans-Texas Corridor wording from state statutes

    05/25/2011 10:07:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | May 24, 2011 | Ben Wear
    Will the governor sign the death certificate for his brainchild? The House unanimously voted late Monday to accept Senate changes to House Bill 1201, Rep. Lois Kolkhorst's legislation that would remove all references to the Trans-Texas Corridor from state statutes. And, oh yes, allow an 85 mph speed limit on certain roads completed after June. The bill now goes to Gov. Rick Perry for his signature, or his veto. For now, the only road likely to qualify for the 85 mph limit will be the southern 40 miles of the Texas 130 tollway, now under construction between the southeast outskirts...
  • Private sector adds 179,000 jobs in April: ADP

    05/04/2011 6:22:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    RealClearMarkets ^ | 05/04/2011
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Private employers added 179,000 jobs in April, coming in shy of economists' expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP Employer Services report would show a gain of 198,000 jobs. March private payrolls were revised up to an increase of 207,000 from a previously reported 201,000.
  • What's a Job Good For?

    04/04/2011 9:49:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Ludwig Von Mises Institute ^ | April 1, 2011 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    Most people say that a job is good for making money. So, if you don't need money, what's the point? The fabled English aristocratic class of the late 19th and early 20th century apparently thought that way, if the caricatures painted by Jeeves and Wooster, Brideshead, and the like have any truth to them. Their main job was getting dressed and undressed. It seems like young Americans are thinking the same way. Doug French drew my attention to some statistics from the Wall Street Journal on teenage employment that knocked me out. In 2000, slightly more than a third of...