37% Of Americans Not Working

To say that the Obama administration represents Jimmy Carter’s “second term,” is not a stretch. That’s because the labor participation rate hasn’t been this low since the malaise of the Carter era.

The “labor participation rate” is the percentage of people who can work that are working. The labor participation rate for April 2015 is 62.8 percent. More than one-third of the American work force, ninety-three million, are looking for work.

This is what the Obama administration is touting as a recovery. And President Obama readily admits, “there’s more work to do.” Translation; “what I’m doing isn’t working the way you think it should, but you’ll get used to it after a while. Remaking America takes time.”

Here’s how the BLS describes it . . .

 [T]he dynamic demographic, economic, and social forces that once spurred the level, growth, and composition of the labor force have changed and are now damping labor force growth.

To illustrate what 93,000,000 Americans out of work represents, look at it this way. It could represent the populations of Ireland, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Hungary, Portugal, Greece, Belgium, and Lithuania combined. Or ALL of Germany, or Turkey, or the United Kingdom, or France, or Italy, and a few million more.

And look at the president’s solution. Grow government and shrink the private sector, raise taxes, raise national debt, and make more people dependent on the dwindling number of taxpayers lucky enough to still have a job. He has a perverse view of economics. He thinks expanding government and spreading the wealth around amounts to economic recovery.

And it’s not because he doesn’t know what it takes to stimulate economic activity to actually grow the economy. It’s because he knows that growing the economic pie would mean shrinking government and its control over the people. And that goes against his goal of remaking America as he sees it. As though we have a new founding father in The White House.

Link: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Texas Attacked, White House Frozen

The terrorists react within minutes.

Still waiting for a coherent response from the one person responsible for protecting us.

Winners And Losers, Texas Attack

It’s time to re-assess the false narrative about a war on Islam. It’s a war by Islam. And it is aimed at anyone, any country, that does not bow to Sharia law. And the sooner the Commander-in-Denial starts behaving like a Commander-in-Chief, the better.

Here’s the Winners and losers breakdown. Losers #texasattack & Sharia, Winners #freespeech & America.

From the “Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest,” the event was sponsored by Pamela Geller of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and featured keynote speaker Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician and free speech advocate.

The venue for the event was no accident.

The AFDI event was proceeded by another gathering in the same venue — the Curtis Culwell Center — in January. That event? It was a Muslim Brotherhood event titled the “Stand with the Prophet” rally. It was held there, one week after radical Islamists killed 17 employees at the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo for its satirical cartoons about the prophet Mohammed.

This is the contest-winning cartoon.

 

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This is all it takes to make the Islamic goons act out in violence. Right out of the sixth century.

Only question remaining is where will President Obama stand? With the winners, or the losers? Unfortunately, it’s a rhetorical question.

(A video link of the event is below. The program was interrupted by police at one hour twenty-nine minutes.)

Link: Texas shooting: Isil claims responsibility for first US attack  |  Garland, Texas: There’s Some History Here  |  Video of Entire Event

Obama Dumps On Blacks, Minorities, Americans

Minorities, and all American citizens, believe this:

Your job, and family, is not as important to President Obama as illegals being able to vote. And it’s not just an affront to Black Americans, it’s an affront to ALL Americans.

Obama pledges allegiance to his ideology in a way that all dictators do. His allegiance is not to this country or you, a citizen.

Ask yourself this;

  • with a labor participation rate at 62.7%, a level not seen since the malaise of the Carter administration, and
  • 2.6 million people among the long-term unemployed, which is 29.8 percent of all unemployed, and
  • 277,000 more people dropped out of the workforce, gave up looking for work, in March 2015, compared to February 2015,
  • with unemployment rates highest among Blacks, 10.1% for 20 yr old and up, 25% for 16-19 yr-olds. (Whites 4.7 and 15.7% respectively), and
  • average family incomes falling greatest among Blacks

Who do you think benefits most by granting millions of illegal aliens work permits, adding 6 to 12 million more people in the country to compete for the same jobs you are? You, or the Democrat Party you’ve enabled to do this, to you?

Think those numbers are bad? Check this out, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ FAQ, which is in the link below.

2. Are undocumented immigrants counted in the surveys?
It is likely that both surveys include at least some undocumented immigrants. However, neither the establishment nor the household survey is designed to identify the legal status of workers. Therefore,
it is not possible to determine how many are counted in either survey.

But wait, it gets worse. All the bad numbers and statistics above, by the government’s own admission, include illegal aliens. If you are one of the unemployed, the exact number of them doesn’t matter very much does it?

Not only does this administration condone illegals coming here and working, taking jobs from American citizens, it now is in court fighting both Kansas and Arizona to keep them from identifying non-citizens on voter registration forms. The Obama administration is just fine with Mexican and other illegals nullifying your vote and the votes of all American citizens.

If you weren’t aware that Obama’s ideology is his primary motivation behind his need to “fundamentally change America,” it should be crystal clear now. He has set the stage, laid the foundation. He’ll be gone by 2016, but his agenda, the Democrat Party’s agenda, will lead us down the same path, if America would be reckless enough to put a Democrat in The White House for a third consecutive term.

Links: THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION —MARCH 2015  |  Mark Levin: Obama fighting to keep states from identifying NONCITIZENS on VOTER REG FORMS

Learning From Mistakes

Speaking of learning from mistakes, Thomas Sowell takes that theme and covers a range of teachable moments. From anti-trust laws to lawlessness, economics, immigration, and more.

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We all make mistakes and some of us learn from them. What is even better is to learn from other people’s mistakes, where they pay for those mistakes while we learn free of charge.

Many Americans who say that we should learn from other people, especially Europeans, mean that we should imitate what they did. That may make those who talk this way feel superior to other Americans. But let us never forget that the most disastrous ideologies of the 20th century — Communism, Fascism and Nazism — all originated in Europe. So did both World Wars.

More recently, Europe has been belatedly discovering how unbelievably stupid it was to import millions of people from cultures that despise Western values, and which often promote hatred toward Western people.

Maybe that is a mistake that we can think about when Congress finally decides to do something about our open borders and our immigration laws that we refuse to enforce.    . . . . more

Free Loot-and-Burn Night Expires

Baltimore recovering after the Free Loot-and-Burn night expires. The “curfew” goes into effect tonight.

It was amazing to watch the live TV coverage last night. Amazing to watch the police lines withdrawal from the literal “hot spot” of activity, instead of taking action to stop the looting.

The business owners knew the scenario. They said if the police move away, the looters will move in. And, that’s exactly what happened.

And the sorry thing is, we’ve seen this before in Ferguson. No police intervention. Let them burn themselves out. Treating them like and out-of-control two-year old having a temper tantrum. Letting them cry themselves out. Only these tantrums are attacking police, fire fighters, and robbing others of their homes and livelihood. And instead of condemnation. the politicians and race grievance industry makes excuses for them.

They have no courage to discuss the real problem. The failure of decades of “Democrat policies and leadership.”

Too Much Power?

A new Rasmussen poll shows that 62% feel the government has too much power, and,  that too many of their fellow countrymen are dependent on the government for financial support.

In another decade, this would be seen as bad news by the administration in charge. A mood, and a trend that needed correction. But not today. This is a testament to the success of the current administration in the remaking, the fundamental change, of America. That the American people don’t see it as a success does not matter to President Obama.

Link: 62% Say Government Has Too Much Power in America Today

Clinton Cash, It’s All In The Family

Sacrificing strategic natural resources in exchange for cash and campaign contributions is not new to the Clintons. Bill helped China, with scarce low-sulfur coal, when he was president. Hillary did it with uranium, helping Russia.

After Bill Clinton’s second run for President, it was learned of a Chinese connection in illegal campaign contributions. Back then, Bill Clinton created a 1.8 million acre monument in southern Utah. On its face, an innocuous move, making environmentalists (also contributors) happy. Everybody feels good about a new park. What wasn’t mentioned was the coal reserves located in that 1.8 million acres.

The effect of creating that ‘monument’ was to take our country’s largest deposit of low-sulphur coal off of the market and out of bounds from mining. Now a quick mineralogical lesson. There are only two known low-sulphur coal reserves in the world, one of which is under this land in Utah that was blocked off by Clinton and the other of which is in China. We then see the Rhiady family, acting as intermediaries between Clinton and the Chinese government, which was making illegal donations to the Clinton campaign.

Link: CLINTON CONSISTENT ON COAL

Papantonio, Trial Lawyer Hall Of Fame

Trial and mass tort lawyer Mike Papantonio of the Levin-Papantonion law firm in Pensacola, FL was inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame in Las Vegas last week. The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame is hosted by Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, PA.

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Ed Shultz (L) Mike Papantonio (R)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next on his plate must be to replace Rush Limbaugh as the most listened to talk-radio show in the country, and winner of the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award.

Obama Lies, Media Watchdog Dead

I’ve figured out what the worst job in the United States is. And Mike Rowe has never been there. It is so bad that it almost takes a village to do it.

The worst job is the poor saps in The White House charged with coming up with ways to convince the American people that Obama and his State Department are foreign policy geniuses. But that’s not all. They have to do it in such a way that, with cooperation of the media, the American people won’t see that he is lying.

And that is becoming impossible. Whether you choose to believe what you see is another matter. But I live in Realville.

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Remember when Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke before the a joint session of Congress, and said how Obama’s wannabe Iran plan was nothing more than a path to a nuclear bomb? Remember when he said that Iran was mere months away (2 to 3) from having the material to make one? Remember how Obama, echoed by the media, said Netanyahu was wrong? Iran was more than a year from “breakout.” And, that this deal would take Iran 10-15 years before they would have that ability. Remember that? Do you remember when he praised Sec. of State John Kerry (who served in Vietnam) for forging a historic agreement and, that Iran was not going to have a bomb under that (hope and change) agreement?

Thomas Sowell describes Obama’s Iran so-called deal this way . . .

By abandoning virtually all its demands for serious restrictions on Iran’s nuclear bomb program, the Obama administration has apparently achieved the semblance of a preliminary introduction to the beginning of a tentative framework for a possible hope of an eventual agreement with Iran.

Well, the jig is up. And, the media hasn’t noticed. This, so his low-information voter base and other ideologues won’t be awakened.

Now, NOW, Obams is admitting exactly what Netanyahu had said. But that’s only the half of it. Obama knew at the time Netanyahu made that speech that he was right. That was days and weeks before Obama was saying just the opposite.

Doesn’t that our president has no compulsion to tell the truth on the international, and national stage, make you feel just a bit disgusted? Embarrassed for your country? And, are you feeling safe and secure knowing that his lies now translate to a game of thermonuclear war with Iran, a State sponsor of terrorism?

His candidacy was a lie. He lied to sell his agenda to America. He won ‘Lie of the Year’ for Obamacare. Now it’s not just Americans who are at risk because of his lies. It’s the United States, Israel, and the rest of the civilized world.

Link: Obama Kept Iran’s Short Breakout Time a Secret

Belly up to the counter. Politics are on the menu and Ross is on the grill.