Unemployment is Unimportant Only if People are Merely Animals

As it turns out, the unemployment rates are awful in this country, especially for the black community. Leftists look at the stats and it doesn’t seem like they care that much. And I think I understand why. Leftists have a basically materialist perspective on human existence, which is heavily influenced by evolutionary anthropology and biological determinism. They believe that as long as you can survive, you shouldn’t care that much if your life counts for anything. According to leftists, the Read more […]

Seattle’s Minimum Wage Cost City 1,000 Restaurant Jobs in One Month

What was it that we kept saying would happen if we were to enact a high minimum wage? Prices would necessarily rise, business would go down as a result, and people would lose their jobs. We can look at Seattle as sort of a test case of what happens when the government decides that private businesses have to pay a certain amount to their employees. When the government gets involved in wage controls, bad things happen. And it was all predictable. In June of last year, the city of Seattle decided Read more […]

Labor Participation Rate Lowest Since 1977

Predictably, the BLS highlights the unemployment figure, which has apparently dropped to 5.3%, compared to May’s 5.5%. What they don’t usually mention is the drop in the labor force. Last month, the labor force participation rate was down to 62.6%, the lowest we’ve seen since 1977. CNS News reported: A record 93,626,000 Americans 16 or older did not participate in the nation’s labor force in June, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 62.6 percent, a 38-year low, according to Read more […]

Gallup CEO: Official Unemployment Numbers “a Big Lie”

Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup, wrote an opinion piece recently calling the official government figures on unemployment “a Big Lie”: None of them will tell you this: If you, a family member or anyone is unemployed and has subsequently given up on finding a job — if you are so hopelessly out of work that you’ve stopped looking over the past four weeks — the Department of Labor doesn’t count you as unemployed. That’s right. While you are as unemployed as one can possibly be, and tragically Read more […]

Unemployment Down; Labor Participation Rate Also Down

It’s that time of the month where liberals go around and trumpet Obama’s success with fudged employment numbers. While the rate itself went down, the labor participation rate remained at its 36-year-low. CNS News reported: A record 92,898,000 Americans 16 and older did not participate in the labor force in December, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 62.7 percent. The labor force participation had also been 62.7 percent this September, but prior to that had not been that low since Read more […]

Obama to Make Jobs Even Harder for Blacks to Find

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate as of August 2014 for white Americans is down to 5.3%. The unemployment rate for black Americans is more than doubled the figure for whites at 12.0%. The unemployment rate for white teens 16 to 19 years of age is 17.0% and the rate for black teens 16 to 19 years of age is nearly doubled at 32.9%. Black Americans have been after Barack Obama to keep his promise of creating more job opportunities for them. Like all of the Read more […]

Why $15 An Hour To Flip Patties Is Outrageous

“…I also think that there is an entitlement that is starting to emerge that I think is unhealthy for people and unhealthy for our country.” – Ashton Kutcher I’m not sure just where the entitlement mentality comes from, but it’s something that’s spreading like a virus. We have all had moments in which we behaved in an entitled way. There are times when each of us has felt entitled to something. And in some ways, that’s not unhealthy. There are times in life when we do deserve certain things, Read more […]

Obama’s Chicago – Blacks Killing Blacks

In 2008, Barack Obama promised blacks that he would make life better for them if he was elected. He promised to create more jobs for blacks, especially black teens and help them in other ways to lower the crime rates and give them more opportunities to improve their lives. The way Obama shows favoritism to his friends and financial supporters along with Hispanics, you would expect him to have worked extra hard to do something to help Chicago, his political hometown. With Chicago’s mayor being Read more […]

Labor Participation Rate Sinks to 36-Year Low

The last time it was this low was under Carter in March of ’78. But headlines attempt to tell a different story. The Associated Press ran a piece entitled “American Economy Bounces Back from Brutal Winter.” In it, they touted the official unemployment numbers, which have magically fallen, despite there being fewer people in the labor force. But even they had to admit that it was just a silly numbers game, and that people shouldn’t be so naïve as to get their hopes up about the economy. Read more […]

Obama Spends $967 Million to Create 10 Solar Energy Jobs

President Barack Obama has spent billions of taxpayer dollars trying to kill the oil industry in favor of green energy.  The shutdown of Solyndra has become the poster child of Obama’s failed green energy program. So perhaps Obama will start touting the success of the Aqua Caliente Solar Project in Yuma, Arizona.  Yuma is one of the sunniest places in America averaging 350 sunny days a year out 365.  Located in the Lower Sonoran Desert in the southwestern corner of Arizona, there are miles Read more […]

Employment & Labor Participation Rate Among Obama Voters Continues to Decline

The unemployment among Obama’s biggest fans are down yet again. Here’s CNS News on black teen unemployment and labor participation rate: The unemployment rate for black teens, ages 16 to 19, was 32.4% in February, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), whose data also show that only 24.9% of black youth are participating in the nation’s labor force. The participation rate for black youth has decreased from 26.4% in January to 24.9% in February, a decrease of 1.5 percentage points. Read more […]

Youth Misery Index the Worst Under Obama

According to the Youth Misery Index (apparently that’s a thing), Obama is the worst president ever as far as the well-being of young people is concerned. The Youth Misery Index has risen over 18.1 percent since Obama took office. That’s more than under any other president. An article in the College Fix uncovers the cruel irony of our hippest hipster president being the absolute worst president for hipsters. Bummer. The Youth Misery Index measures youth unemployment, student debt on graduation, Read more […]