Fewer Than Half Of Americans Have Full Time Jobs

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics June jobs report that came out Friday predictably polarized liberals, who praised the net gain of 195,000 jobs, and conservatives, who pointed out that most of them were part-time and represented businesses’ fear of Obamacare.

But there’s one negative stat in the report that can’t be spun: only 47 percent of employment-age American are working at full-time jobs. The rest? They’re all either working part time, or they’re not working at all.

The U.S. has an employment-eligible population of 245 million. Of that number, 144 million are working – and of that number, only 116 million hold down full-time jobs. That number is accelerating downward, too, as businesses swap full-time positions for part-time staffing that allows them to escape the Obamacare rule that forces employers to subsidize health care for all employees who work more than 30 hours per week.

Even though the Obama Administration, aware that it’s created an economy-killing boondoggle, announced earlier this week that the employer-subsidy mandate would be postponed until 2015, that announcement came after the June statistics had already been compiled.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • nobaloneyhere

    This is exactly what he wants to destroy the country.

    • Don

      And exactly how many jobs bills: laws meant to increase employment in the US…have Republicans created/passed? Answer: none. They are too busy trying to tear down everything proposed to help working people. And you sheeple follow right along, repeating Fox News line of bull.. Easy to criticize. When are the Republicans going to create something positive, for someone other than the 1%, or their corporate masters?

      • Frank Kahn

        Since Obama was elected in 2008, there has been nothing done by his administration or the liberals to further jobs creation, so what are you bitching about.

        • Chester

          Frank, several bills were proposed, but the Tea Party, the party of NO MORE OBAMA, killed them before they could even be brought up for a vote. Anything that even smelled like it might help Obama was DOA in the house after the 2010 elections.

          • Frank Kahn

            Everything he did, including the stimulus spending, was a failure in the area of jobs creation. His ideas of jobs for infrastructure were specifically targeted at union labor contracts, which do nothing to stimulate job creation. He insists on pushing massive spending on green energy jobs, that are not capable, yet, of sustainable growth. Obama, has not had one single idea that is praiseworthy when it comes to job creation, so why would the house promote and approve his ideas?

            Name just a couple of bills, that had Obama’s backing, that were aimed at jobs creation, which would have created long term employment for non-union workers.

            Despite your liberal opinions, what is good for the nation is more important than what is good for Obama.

          • Chester

            Despite your rather obvious dislike for anything that MIGHT benefit a union worker or two as well as a number of non-union people, our roads STILL need to be repaired. Remember all those infrastructure bills that were offered and as quickly lost? Seems those would have helped a LOT of people, not just a few union workers, AND would have benefited the country as a whole. Yet, because they weren’t ” shovel ready” jobs, they got laughed out of the house. The same could be said for bridge work. Granted, there will be union workers there, but more than just the union workers would benefit. Again, NOT shovel ready, so no dice.

          • John Woodbury

            Chester the m——, Please provide links to where the house killed any part of the stimulus bills that were passed. Also please tell us which bills the house killed, with links. The main problem with you cl communist is if you need a fact, you pull it out of your a–. The first progressive idiot I heard speaking was in 1963, one of the things he said was in the 20th century all wars have been started by Republicans, let us see WW1 Wilson, WW2 Roosevelt, Korea Trueman and Vietnam Johnson is the one who turn on the tap, it was leaking before him; J.F.K. and the Republican and Democrats both were leaning to follow him. J.F.K. was removed from office and a little less than 6 months later 1,000,000 Americans hit Vietnam, convenient was it not?

          • Dr Moon

            The money was approved for those bridges and the roads but Obama move it to something else. Once again Obama is the problem. The Tea Party did not stop any spending on infrastructure, only Obama did and came back the next year and asked for the same money again. Remember his quote, ” I guess those jobs weren’t so shovel ready after all” ha ha the jokes on us.

          • Frank Kahn

            You radical liberal peons really have no clue to reality do you.

            Unions are bad, they contribute nothing and they steal money from the workers that they force to join. They are also totally pro-liberal/democrat organizations. To use government influence to force all contracts to be given to unions is just paying them back for their monetary support of the party.

            I will agree that there is work needed in the area of infrastructure. This will benefit everyone. But you are either missing the point or trying to divert the train of thought with that statement.

            There is no logical reason to demand that government jobs be given strictly to union labor. And when it is, it is the unions that are the only recipients of the benefit of work, not anyone else. Union workers have jobs, that is why they are in a union, if you want to create new jobs you cant do it by hiring unions to do the work.

            So, no, we dont need no stinking unions working on our infrastructure. We need to employ the common workers who have not been able to find a job for over a year. And you save money, because non union labor is about half the cost of those thieving union goons.

            If Obama truly wanted to help the economy he would have arranged for open bidding on the contracts. Unions would have no priority for acceptance just the cost of the bids. That way you get honest work and more bang for the buck.

          • NoPasaran

            There were no “shovel ready” jobs because a “shovel ready” contract is prefaced by the Federal contracting process which is full of preferences that throw resources into the hands of wealthy tokens of “favored victim communities” doing away with any of the real stimulative and socially beneficial effects for the public at large. From there it spends a few years in engineering, then it goes to bid. Somewhere a few years down the line it is awarded after a bunch of federally mandated non-beneficial obstructions are dealt with.

            Those contracts that were already awarded were “rebranded” as “Recovery act projects” for the sole purpose of putting the graphics on the signs you might have seen, for the sole purpose of advancing the political lot of the messianic left.

          • Chester

            Not sure where you are, but happen to know the contractors in this area do NOT fall into any of the “favored minorities” category. Usually, things like major highway improvements are long term projects, just for the engineering and land acquisition. A truly shovel ready job has already had all that preparatory work done, contracts are ready to let, as all bids have already been requested and submitted. THAT is why all those jobs ready to start got RECOVERY branding and money.

          • Katrael

            I agree with much of what you say about Obama’s administration. At it’s best it’s a total failure unless we were to consider making slaves of the population a success?

            The argument based on a government creating jobs is a false argument. Governments don’t create jobs and that is one reason that any bogus stimulus bill would fail to work especially since those funds had to be created out of thin air. The only thing this government can do to really stimulate employment growth is to take it’s filthy hands off of the private sector and let the little man create jobs.

            Working for the government is the same thing as being it’s slave and that is why we have an Obama administration to begin with…the slaves slavishly vote for their masters who will continue to feed, clothe and house them. . .

          • Dr Moon

            The Tea Party only stopped Obama from wasting more money on nothing. They didn’t stop any job creation. Obama has spent $1.7 Trillion dollars each year in office, three times more than Bush spent in eight years and we’ve got nothing but free phones in return. Grow up the blame is on Obama and Democrats stop sounding so uneducated and ignorant. The only person who has prevented votes is Reid in the Senate to prevent Republicans from cutting out the pork. Name me these great bills the Tea Party killed.

          • NoPasaran

            Here’s my bill: “All persons, human or anphibian, shall have a universal right to be employed, and paid an equal sum to the employer!”

            There – problem solved.

      • ChuckS123

        Obamacare, drilling restrictions and other regulations have cost far more jobs than any supposed jobs bills would create. Helping employers helps make jobs. The dems love jobs but hate employers. A government program kills jobs in one place with taxes, and then tries to create jobs somewhere else with the money.

        • Don Berry

          Programs you describe are designed to help workers; “employers” ie job creators are the ones who have ruined what’s left of the good jobs in this country. Texas is an example of jobs created without restrictions, and the results are obvious. Companies & corporations will not “do the right thing” they will do what’s best for their bottom line, screw the employee. Those kinds of jobs (no benefits, low wages, no healthcare) are not worth creating.

          • ChuckS123

            Government regulations, unions, and taxes have causes a lot of businesses to shrink, automate, or offshore. When the government increases costs to businesses, they may lose some profits, but they also reduce employee pay and raise prices for the customer to pay for it.

          • Don Berry

            Government runs by taxing: individuals, companies, corporations, everybody pays a share It’s a fact, get over it. When someone…or something…finds a way to duck their share, that part is passed on to others. This is why companies or wealthy individuals ducking their responsibility, by loopholes, lobbyists or you-name-it, hurt us all. As far as regulations, they simply level the playing field for all. No company can reduce their cost by shirking safety or environmental standards. As far as hurting job creation, that’s a lame argument that’s been disproved, time & time again, over the last decade. The wealthy owners have more than they’ve ever had, and they still clamor for more: less regulations, less protections, lower taxes, lower minimum wage, and on, and on. Good to the overall job picture: zero. The real bottom line (to the top): greed.

          • Katrael

            Hey Don, a successful business never has and never will pay a tax, they only pass them on to suckers like yourself who demand that those same businesses pay more of their fair share. As for wealthy individuals?
            I don’t blame them for trying to find some way to preserve what they have. This is basic human nature at work. You choose to call it greed. So let me guess: you don’t save anything you choose to give anything over your basic living needs to those less fortunate than yourself?

          • Don Berry

            They don’t pay tax? Nor do they pay an electric bill, a gas bill, rent, employees, etc etc etc? It’s called overhead, part of the cost of doing business, and of course ALL of these get passed along on the end product or service. As far as being a “sucker”…do you buy products or services? Then get off your high horse, you’re one of the “suckers” too. Income for wealthy individuals has increased greatly since Reaganomics, while virtually everyone else has maintained or regressed. I’d say the wealthy have done quite well. Problem is, Reagan’s “trickle down”…hasn’t. Failed economic model. Enough of waiting for the wealthy do do the right thing. Time for the rest of Americans to take it back. As far as my own hand-to-mouth existence, see my above post for all the information you need. You know nothing about me, so don’t assume.

          • Katrael

            “They don’t pay tax? Nor do they pay an electric bill, a gas bill, rent,
            employees, etc etc etc? It’s called overhead, part of the cost of
            doing business, and of course ALL of these get passed along on the end
            product or service.”
            All of this is correct. The suckers I’m referring to are those who demand that businesses should pay their fair share. Yeah by products and I look for the best deals I can find but I have no illusions about who pays what in this world. I know that the cost of doing business is built into the price of the products I buy.

            I don’t have any love for the rich anymore than I have love for the poor. Trickle down economics works except in the real world. Sure the mega rich have to allow the absolutely poor to eat or there wouldn’t be anyone to keep them rich. But, this ignores the vast middle of things where all kinds of motives drives people.

            90k and hand to mouth. Poor mouthin aren’t we? I don’t have to know anything personally about you to know what you are about anymore than you need to know me personally to know what I’m about. I’m familiar with cry babies like you.

            I’ve run a tiny business for the last fifteen years that provides for me so I know something about businesses. I do things correctly and there were times when those I employed went home with a paycheck while I went empty handed but that’s business and there are times when I reap my rewards and that’s business.

          • Katrael

            Another thing: when has the minimum wage been reduced? When has there been less regulation? And again, corporations and all businesses pass their costs onto the consumer or they go out of business, Another thing, you’re talking about the mega corps out there and the backbone of this country are the medium and small business owners who have to struggle to make ends meet like most other people. Again you don’t know anything about the cost of doing business. Get an education and go into business. I’d bet you wouldn’t last five minutes,

          • Don Berry

            You’re here on a political site, and you don’t know that Republicans are proposing exactly what I’ve detailed? I could provide links, but you should look it up, before you go spewing. No I don’t own my own business, I work for a company that pays me well, and has, for 29+ years. 90K+, including top-notch healthcare, 5 weeks vacation, and numerous other benefits, for middle management. So it can be done. And yes they get their money’s worth. But then the CEO doesn’t get to take millions home every year, either. I should add that we are not US owned, so maybe that’s why the owners are a little less greedy. When it comes to running a business, maybe it’s YOU that needs to learn how to do things right.

          • Katrael

            I know the Republicans are nothing more than warmed over Democrats that are out for the same results as their political brothers. I don’t need your links. As for being a worker…your attitude suggests that you are a shirker. I know how to do things correctly. So what can be done…that you can suck off the teat and live your life of luxury? You appear to be just as greedy as those you condemn. Why don’t you share your wealth with those less fortunate instead of demanding that everyone else do it for you?

          • Don Berry

            Don’t break your arm patting yourself on the back. And assuming I am a “shirker” and “sucking off the teat” is where you reach when you’re losing an argument. Again, you know nothing about me. You can’t get it through your head that people can be well paid…and worth it. As far as greed, and sharing my wealth, again, you know nothing of which you speak, just fling some poo when you’re being schooled…and yes, you are…

          • Katrael

            I don’t pat myself on the back. I’m just stating facts. I’m not losing an argument. You poor mouthed about the 90k and benefits you earn while claiming to understand the plight of a poor man? Perhaps you grew up in poverty which you think gives you a right to poor mouth? I’m just pointing fingers at a person who points fingers Don. Be well and prosper.

          • NoPasaran

            You’re leaping to conclusion that reveal a sort of drama-seeking self-absorption. I can assure you that it’s not about YOU. It’s about the failed social and economic theories you seem to be advocating.

          • NoPasaran

            It can be done, but you’re looking at it incorrectly. It actually can be done for a great many more people without the albatrosses you advocate.

          • John Woodbury

            Don, this is the clean version of what I want to say to and your ilk, business is not a freaking social welfare agency. It is its role to produce wealth, if it can do so better else where, it will. Enter Dumbos and Neo-cons and you get what we have today, maybe 10% gainfully employed.

          • Don Berry

            Greed from the wealthy is what’s caused this country’s employment problems. Thanks for proving you are part of the problem. People like you make me sick. BTW, I am part of your so-called 10% that are gainfully employed. I’m just smart enough (unlike you) to see where the problems originate, and how to fix them without screwing the masses…something Republicans have been doing since your hero Ronnie was in office.

          • Katrael

            Don, you’ve never been in business, This isn’t a question, it’s a statement. Of course businesses are concerned about their bottom line. If a business doesn’t cover the cost of doing business, ie, paying for all of those benefits that you talk about, then the business goes out of business or they increase the price of their goods and services or they find ways to stay in business like cutting benefits to cover the other costs of doing business. Basic economics here. As for greed?

            It looks as if there is a lot of greed including on the part of poor people, Why must somebody else be responsible for your or anybody’s welfare? It’s this greed that makes poor people demand that others feed, clothe and house them.

            Take responsibility for yourself and start a business. But, I guess that you’re probably too much of a coward to do that? What, start a business with all of that possibility of failure? No, it’s easier for people to complain about all of those evil business owners who struggle with operating a business while trying to comply with the nearly impossible pile of bureaucratic red tape they have to comply with. Yeah, it looks as if you’ve perfected the art of sucking off the teat

          • Don Berry

            Your post is too absurd to even warrant a reply. Try living on welfare & food stamps and see how “greedy” those people are.

          • Katrael

            So you replied anyway. Hmm. As for those living on welfare. They made their choices and they don’t have to stay there either. I know about this. A person can change their circumstances and why don’t you try living that way. I don’t think you know what you’re talking about as you don’t live there.

          • NoPasaran

            Don – you’re completely wrong. There are very few people living solely on welfare & food stamps. For them, I pray. For the parasites who are enabling a system which makes hiring them increasingly difficult, I have nothing but contempt.

          • NoPasaran

            No – greed is what motivates people to be productive. Employer and employee alike.
            You’re trying to use melodramatic emotional constructs to explain ignorant, inhumane economic policies promoted by people who presume themselves to be besserwisser do-gooders looking down their noses at those who really are the common people.

            Hating happy, normal people seems to make leftists feel smart.

          • Dr Moon

            Don, once again you’re buying the lies of your party. I live in Texas. The jobs we have are good, high paying long term jobs. and if Obamacare hadn’t screwed things up we would all still have affordable healthcare. Don’t give me this crap about low paying jobs, na,na,na. This is nothing but [expletive deleted] by liberals to make themselves feel better for losing their best companies to Texas. Things are booming here and it would be better if Obamacare didn’t suck. No matter how much you can see Obama destroying America and putting Muslims infront of us and killing jobs, raising prices and a hundred other things he doing to us will teach you a thing, your brain is dead.

          • NoPasaran

            Nonsense. Every time you hear someone complain that American industry is dead, that it is driven offshore, don’t you ask yourself WHAT motivated them to do it? Is your answer some accusative emotional litany? It shouldn’t – organized labor is only a small part of it. The larger part of it is aggressive, ever-changing, and unyielding regulation, endless employer mandates, a government being compelled by a detached urban elite to limit the working class and its’ employers from having access to natural and energy resources at a reasonable price,

            and the like.

      • Dr Moon

        Pull your head out of your ass Don. Obama’s party ain’t the Democrat Party. They are Marxist, anti-American, anti jobs, over regulation, over taxation, elimination of Rights, ignoring the Constitution, spying on us, eliminating Christianity in the Military, supporters of Al Qaeda and Brotherhood, radical terrorism. Anti-Energy, and the Democrats are the Wealthiest Members of the Senate and the House. Wake up Don, you’ve been had and you’re killing us with you. Obama must be stopped.

        • Don Berry

          Blah blah blah…thanks for reciting the Tea Party mantra. I’ve never heard any of that before! (sarcasm mode off) Try looking at the true economic picture over the last 30-40 years, see what’s worked, and more importantly, what hasn’t. Then assess who is to blame, and which political party enabled that. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist, so you should be ok. And stop watching (and spewing) Fox News.

          • NoPasaran

            Here’s a bill: “all persons shall have a job!” Wow, that was easy!

            What amuses me to no end is how leftists themselves don’t seem to understand leftism itself. When I was young, I lived in east Germany, the epitome and the most successful leftist endeavor. They didn’t guarantee everyone a job, they just made it unlawful to be unemployed. Their single-payer health system worked by not treating people with anything marginally serious, letting them die or letting them go to the west, and fudging their statistics.

            Every initiative that the American left want, are what they tried. Virtually all of it failed. In order to maintain the social order necessary to try to make it work, required the ever-increasing use of compulsion to the point of reaching oppression. It also required them to turn themselves into a monoculture (the opposite of diverse,) resulting in universal xenophobia and paranoia.

            By every objective measure, leftist hate humans. Their world view involves SOUNDING humane, but engaging in the most soul-crushing things a government can get away with without being toppled..

    • Chester

      As long as the Republicans can have their way, there will BE no job creating bills. That is too much like the government helping the little man.

      • Katrael

        Essentially, you are correct about the Republicans, they are as bad as the Democrats and any other ruling elite. T;hey don’t create jobs they only spend other peoples money. It’s the private sector that creates jobs that pumps money into the tax coffers that is used by the government to buy people’s votes.

        • Dr Moon

          That’s correct only the private sector creates jobs and the Republicans are for lower taxes, lower capital gains and lower Corporate taxes, all of this frees up money for the private sector to create jobs. Democrats on the other hand take billions out of the private sector and put in their friends pockets. For every dollar the government takes out of the private sector we get .60 cents back in services. This is why we must have Republicans in charge. They aren’t perfect but the democrats are deadly. Jobs help the little man, not Democrats Democrats are now controlled by special interest, environmental nuts, gays, abortion, Blacks, Latinos, Socialist-Communists, the UN, anti-gun rights etc.. Don’t get fooled this is not the same Democrat Party of 40 years ago, Carter ended that when he turned the party over to Socialists and remember what happened. Same economy as today.

          • Katrael

            I guess that you could say that I don’t trust government much and it doesn’t matter to me which party that you talk about. I also agree with your assessment of the Democrat party and what they stand for. I have absolutely no use for that party and it’s progressive propaganda but I have little or no use for the Republicans either. Having said that, it’s possible that a Republican run government may lead us a little more slowly to the total enslavement of our population that I believe is coming. Why do I say this?

            Governments change over time as you so aptly pointed out and ours is changing rapidly in the direction of complete control. We have a country that is buried under an excess of law most of which we know little about until we get caught breaking it. We’ve had little relief from this legal explosion during the times when Republicans are in charge. It’s possible that Republicans add fewer laws to the books than the Democrats do, but I’m not sure about that either, I feel somehow that they’ve all been bought off, I believe that by the time a person reaches Washington that they have been bought out by big money because it takes lots of it to get there and few there are that can afford it unless they are supported financially. It’s possible that a man is a slave to those who he’s indebted to.

      • Dr Moon

        Shut up liberals. When the republicans were in charge of the government we had 3.5% unemployment for six consecutive years. When the democrats took control of both houses of Congress in 2006, unemployment started rising immediately until it hit the high of 10% following two years of Democrats having 100% control of the Government, White House, Senate and the House. Now the Republicans only control the House so they don’t have the authority to submit bills because the Senate refuses to even work with the House. Obama hasn’t created one single job in five years. If he wanted to help America he could have already done so. All he would need to do is allow drilling offshore and on all Federal Land, approve the Keystone pipeline. Just doing these two things would slash unemployment to 4% or less. This would also increase government income enough to eliminate the debt completely. This would allow us to control world oil prices and not buy one ounce of foreign oil. Next if he would make all government vehicles convert from gasoline and diesel to Compressed Natural Gas. This again would create millions more jobs and end unemployment completely. All diesel engines converted to CNG would cut emissions drastically. We already have the fuel injectors available to make the conversion. Trains, Buses, anything diesel to CNG. Plus instead of $4.00 per gallon, CNG would cost about $1.00 per gallon. Truckers would save billions and inflation would be stopped. America has enough Natural Gas and Oil to operate for 300 years and were finding new huge oil reserves each month. America has more gas and oil than Saudi Arabia and Iran combined. This is a no brainer if Obama really wanted to help Americans. Instead he’s reducing domestic drilling, trying to outlaw fracturing, paying trillions to our enemies in the Middle East, keeping unemployment at record levels, keeping fuel prices at record highs, running up inflation and running up the debt. And buying helicopters and jets from Russia and Switzerland when American defense workers sit idle There is only one person to blame for all of the problems we have now, Obama. Republicans have been recommending this to Obama for three years. Obama is a liar, a Communist, a Muslim, and he is dragging us down to our knees. Anybody who refuses to see this is a total fool. Stop Blaming Republicans, Stop Blaming Bush. The Democrats have wrecked the economy every time they’ve controlled the government so they could get more Americans addicted to welfare thus giving them Control over our lives.

      • NoPasaran

        Leftists are, at the very least ninnies, and at the worst, malevolent. Bills don’t create jobs. Job creation bills are a ineffective public palliative to make LEGISLATORS fee better, and make them feel relevant.

        Dumping more labor at the bottom end of the scale only makes those who earn the least more prone to LOWER wages and HIGHER unemployment.

        The best I can say about leftists is that hating happy, normal people seems to make them feel smart.

        • Chester

          Might tell the men who survived Hoover’s mess in the thirties about bills NOT creating jobs. First and foremost, a LOT of men survived, and had money to send home, thanks to one simple federal program, the Civilian Conservation Corps. Granted, most of the work they did was for the benefit of the public, parks and public buildings, along with some forestry work and a few other, less visible things, but they had JOBS. Oh, another item of interest concerning the triple C. Seems we are STILL using a lot of the things they built. And one more bill that did create jobs during that period was the one authorizing
          Boulder Dam.

  • Blank Reg

    Maybe….just MAYBE…we need to get off this political heroin fantasy that says “politicians can create jobs”. They don’t know [expletive deleted] all about how businesses operate, what it takes to start one, how to finance it, or how to manage risk, take care of customers, make payroll every week. Jobs are created by innovation, market opportunity and access to capital. Neither party, but particularly Democrats, utterly fail to grasp this. They think in their idealistic ivory towers that all they need to do is tweak some regulations, tax codes, and monetary manipulation and somehow everything will be fine. Their busybody interferences in the name of “fairness” and “justice” are destroying business and entrepreneurship in this country…the source of real jobs.

  • Junkki

    America is flat out screwed by this President. The only thing that can be done is to slow down or stop his administration from doing any further damage. Those who voted for this inept President should be the only ones suffering for his lack of fiscal and moral responsibilities but unfortunately we all have to live with this mess.2014 and 2016 cannot come fast enough to get rid of the Democratic D.O.A. Party. Their Destruction Of America has to stop.

  • rbrooks

    The U.S. has an employment-eligible population of 245 million.<

    Of that number, 144 million are working – and of that number, only 116 million hold down full-time jobs.<

    how many of those are citizens. how many are legal immigrants. how many are illegals.

    we have been giving american jobs to immigrants in increasing numbers since reagan granted amnesty and opened the border. we will continue to do that until the population finally realises it is not the democrats. it is all politicians. including the sacred republicans.

    • Dr Moon

      Blame Reagan for unemployment, you liberals are getting sicker everyday. Reagan gave amnesty to 12 million illegals in 1985 but we still observed laws that would send illegals back to Mexico. The illegals that came in before Obama didn’t walk through the Border checks like they do now, they still had to swim the river. I agree Reagan made a big mistake but to blame him for today’s problem is moronic. Not only does this stupid immigration bill give amnesty to the 15 or so million already in America but is gives amnesty to their relatives still living in Mexico will will increase the number to 40 million. Mexicans will nearly become the dominant race over night. Blacks are so stupid they don’t even realize how bad they’re getting screwed by Obama.

      • rbrooks

        typical. blame someone else. it is not your favorite crook(s) that did it.

        you should have slowed down and read the post.

        we continue to increase the number of legal immigrants being allowed into the country.

        reagan increased the number of legals that could come in. little bush and obama did the same.

        how many jobs in this country are now held by a legal immigrant.

        reagan started this mess. every president since has increased the mess.

        over 100 million legal immigrants currently reside in the u.s.

        we did not have a labor shortage then. we do not have a labor shortage now. all this does is increase the labor pool. driving down wages and increasing unemployment.

        bush passed a bill giving them food stamps.

        it is all politicians.

      • LeConte M. Davis

        July 6 2013 Although I am a black American, I tend to agree with you. Most black people just don’t realize how the Democrats are making them poorer with all this administration;’s welfare socialist mentality, and just mindlessly vote Democrat no matter what. My healthcare, which had been stable for almost a decade until Obama blew a hole in the system, has gotten much more expensive and my salary has not increased: one doesn’t have to be an Albert Einstein to realize that actual wages are going down, not up, with this Obamacare nonsense and that senior citizens’ Social Security benefits are seriously at risk because they are being used to fund Obamacare for people who haven’t paid anything into the system! I dropped out of the Democratic party several years ago. The Democrats are simply “control freaks.” Soon, people won’t have any personal liberty to control their lives whatsoever unless they are defeated in the 2014 mid-terms. I hate to say “I told you so,” like Bob Livingston; but people are going to wake up in a couple of years and “see the writing on the wall” when they realize the mistake they made during the last presidential election.

  • John Woodbury

    Of the 114 million, how many are city, county, state and federal workers? We are in a boat load of dodo. God help us because no one else will.

  • ONLYJB1

    This TRUTH report from T.L.D. and last weeks disinformation report from the Washington AP of 195,000 new jobs created! My question of the AP report was whether these were illegal aliens awaiting amnesty! Or was this the AP getting their facts reversed and these were the lost jobs prior to Comrade obama recanting the business fines for obamacare.

  • nobaloneyhere

    Well, Don, a lot of people out there are not supporting you, as I read. Obama creates a lot of part-time jobs, as the last jobs report states. You no doubt will fall for the Administration Press’ and the Mainstream Media line that this is a robust job report. It is far from it. Americans need real full-time jobs. Let business be business and remove the shackles Obama has put on them with all his Obamacare regulations, and other silly mandates. Jobs will be created that way. Reagan did it. Stimulus was done only to reward Obama’s voters. It didn’t do squat for the rest of the country. And if you count the millions who can’t collect unemployment benefits any more, the real unemployment rate is well north of 10%. Probably like 15%.