Posts Tagged: unemployment


Infographic: The LFPR Mystery: When a 5.5% Unemployment Rate Isn’t Really 5.5%…

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One of the most misunderstood numbers in the economy is the Labor Force Participation Rate.  It is the 800 lb. gorilla when it comes to understanding the numbers relating to the American workforce. The infographic nearby seeks to clarify the picture somewhat, comparing today’s numbers to those if the LFPR was where it was when… Read more »


A Simple Infographic to Understand the Choice in 2016… More Barack Obama or a Return to Reagan

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One of the most difficult games to play in politics is the notion of what might have been… How might things have been different had JFK not been shot? How might have things have been different had Al Gore won in 2000? How might things have been different had Mitt Romney or John McCain not… Read more »


A dab of Communism and a dash of Fascism, Barack Obama’s economic philosophy in practice

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The primary reason Communism doesn’t work is that it goes against the very nature of man. In Communism there is simply no motivation for anyone to work hard. When there is a zero correlation between the amount or quality of work you do and the compensation you receive, your motivation to work hard, or maybe… Read more »


What six years of Barack Obama’s economic incompetence has wrought

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Now that Barack Obama’s first six years are over it might be nice to see what he has wrought, and compare him to another iconic president, Ronald Reagan. When Barack Obama took office in 2009 65.7% of Americans were participating in the laborforce. (This is called the Labor Force Participation Rate – LFPR – which… Read more »


Thirsty Californians and unemployed New Yorkers – Sacrifices to Liberalism’s Global Warming Delusion

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Liberals often live in a fantasy world that ignores the real world right in front of them. They continue to pour trillions of dollars into poverty programs despite the fact that poverty persists and grows. Their go to solution for failing and failed government schools is always spend more money rather than embrace solutions that… Read more »

Obama & Holder: At War With Corporate America

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In this celebrity-comicon world where teleprompters send us uncomplicated pablum of feel-good lies that big government will take care of all our ills, let’s pluck some of the mainstream assessments out by the roots before the sand coagulates and our necks get permanently imbedded. There is much false nonsense to rip out of the dark morass it comes from, nevertheless observing a couple of deplorable pieces of social truth will make a good start.


The red herring of Ferguson: The #1 cause of death for black men ages 15-34? Murder – by other black men.

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One of the worst things about war is the fact that the people usually doing the fighting are those most physically capable of fighting, usually a nation’s strongest and most vibrant young men. The men most able to build or sustain a nation’s prosperity are the very ones that are going away to war and… Read more »


The Cult of Barack Obama – Eight Questions to Help Identify Members

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I’ve never quite gotten the cult of Che Guevara. Colleges across the country are crisscrossed with students wearing Che tee shirts and dorm rooms are decorated with Che posters. Sometimes if you ask the student wearing a Che shirt about him you’ll get a leftist screed worthy of Matt Damon’s bar scene in Good Will… Read more »


Why does Barack Obama have an 83% job approval rating among black Americans when he’s doing so much damage to them?

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According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, Barack Obama is rated as the worst president since WWII. That’s no surprise to anyone actually paying attention to the last five years of failure. What’s interesting however is how 40% of the American population can still approve of the way he’s doing his job. Demographics may play a… Read more »


Out Of Work? It’s Your Fault . . .

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We admire, even revere statistics and statistician explanations, and when they pertain to our economic well being and are supported by anointed economists, they become gold. These statistics and explanations can only be elevated into the rarified domain of sanctity if they have been stamped “approved” by celebrity news anchor talking heads.  Such approval  permeates… Read more »