Posted by Andrew Roman on June 4, 2010
And just think … ObamaCare hasn’t even taken effect yet. And the Bush tax don’t expire until after this year.
If the economy continues to improve like this, we ought to reach “sick” by Christmas. Lucky us, the Messianic Age will be shifting into overdrive soon.
The “good” news, as peddled from the top, is: Unemployment is down (from 9.9% to 9.7%) and over 430,000 new jobs hit the books in May.
But numbers can be very deceptive.
Many Americans have simply given up looking for work all across Obamanation; And of the 431,000 jobs created, a little more than 90% of them were government census jobs.
Only 41,000 private sector jobs were created in May – about 150,000 less than expected.
The President, in Maryland (on his way to Louisiana), spewed optimistic: “This is the fifth month in a row that we’ve seen job gains. And while we recognize that the recovery is still in its early stages, and that there are going to be ups and downs in the months ahead – things never go in a completely smooth line – this report is a sign that our economy is getting stronger by the day.”
If he wants to see a “smooth line,” he ought to look at his poll numbers.
The President believes the economy is getting stronger by the day, but in May, private sector job growth dropped by 81% from the previous month.
I’d hate to see what “getting worse” looks like.
The sad fact is that the temporary census-taker jobs responsible for Obama’s “stronger economy” were literally unproductive. Nothing was created. The economy was not made stronger by paying temporary government workers to count people. Taking private money out of the economy and (in effect) redistributing it to government employees has stimulated nothing.
The creation of government jobs is never – repeat never – an indication of how well the economy is doing. How can it be? Private businesses haven’t the ability to print money. Private businesses haven’t the ability to expand the tax burden on the rest of us. With each government job created, that’s more private sector money being removed from the economy. While the private sector has the ability to create genuine wealth, the government only has the ability to confiscate and redistribute it.
That’s what the Obama Stimulus Bill was all about: creating government jobs.
Note to the President: Why not have a census every year? We’ll be down to 8.5% unemployment quicker than you can say, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
Posted in Big Government, Economy, Unemployment | Tagged: 9.7% unemployment, census workers, economic recovery, job growth, jobs, Obama economy, public-sector jobs, recession, stimulus bill, Unemployment | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Andrew Roman on December 3, 2009
Democrats are clearly fed up. The time has come for them to let it be known that something must be done … and now! The “job creation” thing really hasn’t worked out for them (not counting the billions and billions of new jobs created by the Stimulus Package), and the fact that over three million jobs have actually been lost since the ushering in of the Messianic Age – along with a nearly three point spike in unemployment – these are difficult times for donkeys.
So what does a political party with control of the White House and both houses of Congress do when they still cannot get things done their way?
They protest themselves, of course.
Jessica Yellin, CNN National Political Correspondent, writes:
Congressman Bobby Rush
Members of President Obama’s own political party are charging that the White House and the Democratic Congressional leadership are not doing enough to help the unemployed and are threatening to organize a march on Washington of jobless Americans.
“Obviously there’s something that’s not getting through to them,” said Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Illinois. “And we’re going to let the White House and everybody who’s concerned know that we have got people in our districts who are depending on us to deliver for them.”
Rush and Reps. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, and Candice Miller, R-Michigan, chair the new Congressional “Jobs Now Caucus,” which is comprised of 112 Democrats and 17 Republicans.
Of course, the “everybody concerned” that Congressman Rush is referring to includes himself, his Democrat colleagues and President Obama.
The real question is: Will his pleas fall on his own deaf ears? Or will he finally pay attention … to himself?
It is clear that he and his colleagues are damn serious about this because they’ve created a brand new “caucus.”
Unemployment, look out.
It would have been fascinating to be a fly on the wall during the genesis of the idea to organize a march against themselves:
Kaptur: What can we do, Bobby? We really suck.
Rush: Hmm … Hey, I know! Let’s do a protest!
Kaptur: Wow! Sounds great! But against ourselves, Bobby?
Rush: You get the markers, I’ll get the poster board. To the mall!
Meanwhile, just for good measure, a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, issued this predictable statement:
“We continue to work with all members of the caucus and with the Administration to build on the recovery package and other initiatives to help create jobs and grow our economy after years of mismanagement by the Bush administration.”
In other news, Democrats are still clueless.
Posted in Big Government, Dumb Liberals, Economy, Liberalism, politics, Unemployment | Tagged: "Jobs Now Caucus", Congressman Bobby Rush, Unemployment | Leave a Comment »