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No Jobs For Americans

March 13, 2012 by  

No Jobs For Americans

On March 9, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that 227,000 new nonfarm payroll jobs were created by the economy during February. Is the government’s claim true?

No. Statistician John Williams reports that 44,000 of these jobs, or 19 percent, consist of an add-on factor derived from the BLS’s estimate that 44,000 more unreported jobs from new business start-ups were created than were lost by unreported business failures. The BLS’s estimate comes from the bureau’s “birth-death model,” which works better during normal times but delivers erroneous results during troubled times such as the economy has been experiencing during the past four years.

Taking out the 44,000 added-on jobs reduces the February jobs number to 183,000 but does not provide a full correction. In an economy as troubled as the U.S. economy is, most likely the deaths exceeded the births, but we don’t know what the number is. Was it 20,000? 50,000? What number do we deduct from the 183,000? We simply do not know.

Williams reports that seasonal adjustment factors do not work properly during troubled economic times and add their own overstatement to the jobs figure. If anyone could estimate the overestimate of new jobs that results from malfunctioning seasonal adjustments, it is Williams; but he doesn’t provide an estimate.

Most likely, the new jobs did not exceed 150,000, a figure that would merely keep even with population growth and thus not reduce the rate of unemployment, which, consistent with this deduction, remained constant.

Let’s look now at the kind of jobs that were created. Of the new jobs reported by BLS,
92 percent are in services. Of this 92 percent, only 7 percent could possibly relate to exportable services: architectural, engineering and computer systems services.

Of the reported new service jobs, 29 percent are in health care and social services. The categories that account for the health services jobs are ambulatory healthcare services and hospitals. Waitresses and bartenders account for 20 percent of the reported new jobs.

Employment services account for 29 percent of the new reported jobs. Transportation and warehousing accounted for 5 percent of the reported new jobs, despite a loss of 60,000 jobs in general merchandise and department stores.

In other words, the vast majority of the new jobs are low-paying jobs, except for a few truck driving jobs.

Other conclusions that we can draw are:

The United States has nothing to export to reduce its massive trade deficit, which has, sooner or later, disastrous implications for the U.S. dollar.

Middle-class-income jobs are declining, with polarization at the two extremes.

U.S. economic policy continues to focus on the mega-rich at the expense of 99 percent of the population. U.S. interest rates are kept at or near zero in order to maximize mega-bank earnings while depriving tens of millions of retired Americans of interest income on their lifetime savings, forcing them to spend their capital in order to live, thus depriving their heavily indebted children of inheritance.

In short, the United States is well on its way to becoming a Third World country. Twenty years ago at a Brookings Institution conference in Washington, D.C., I predicted that would be the case early in the 21st century. America is no longer the land of the free and independent. It is the land of the 1 percent mega-rich.

–Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts

was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of The Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His Internet columns have attracted a worldwide following, and can be accessed here.

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  • Power To The People

    It all sounds like a plan to enslave us. Trust nothing the government says. Trust your gut and prepare for the worse as it is coming.

    • CJ

      Maybe the best ‘aid’ to the numbers is our “do nothing” congress. While they have stopped changing the rules for businesses, the business can focus on doing work, and less time is wasted reviewing policies for complience to every little change in the laws.

      • Warrior

        What? From the head usurper on down, they all say they’re focused like “laser beams”!!

      • http://gravatar.com/wandamurline wandamurline

        If the federal government focused on their job that the Constitution allows them to do, we would all be better off. They are completely out of control and need to be reigned in. They have no business in the private sector, health care, auto industry, banking, education….their job is to protect America from invasion, and we can see this is lacking due to the invasion from Mexico and instead of stopping it, they are allowing it….and their other job is for infrastructure and across state line commerce (which they have overly used for their own agenda). The rest should be goverened by the states as stated in the law of our land, the Constitution. Their retirement should be dumped into the social security kitty and they can draw it like the rest of us at age 62 calculated like ours, since they passed Obamacare, then they can participate in it….it is time to make them participate in the laws that they pass. Enough is enough.

      • http://gravatar.com/katrael59ganaiden katrael59ganaiden

        that’s a good one Warrior, I have a friend that used to say that he was focused like a lasar beam and I asked him what it was focused on?

      • devil dog, USMC,DAV.

        Try the “do nothing” executive branch, and the “do “nothing” senate. Get a life, and quit listening to these ‘tricle up your leg idiots’ and the Communist News Network.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003309707389 Tom W.

        What’s wrong with our world, what’s wrong with our country, and what’s wrong with our economy? How is it that the one time world economic leader is now on the verge of being reduced to third-world country status? How is it our president is now seeking assistance for our struggling economy from the countries where we allowed big business to send our jobs in their quest for $14 a day labor? We should have told them back then to pack up and take their corporate headquarters also! Maybe you’re one of those arrogant folks who say that will never happen to our great nation. I’ve got news for you guys, it’s happening! If the U.S. Dollar (Which J.P. Morgan/ Stanley is now comparing strength-wise to the Mexican Peso.) is ever allowed to be replaced as the world standard currency, we will be a sovereign nation no longer. We will have become a member of the New World Order. Maybe you’re one of those who say that it’s about time, but before you go jumping on that one-world bandwagon and buy yourself a Rosetta-stone C.D. to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese, please stop and consider that we are the only nation on the face of this Earth that was ever founded on the principle that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator (The three words our president had trouble remembering when quoting this line, although to his credit, he finally did get it right when addressing our troops in Afghanistan shortly after Thanksgiving the year before last.) with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That’s not by the power of some king, queen, chairman, czar, dictator, imam, act of congress, or senate, but by our Creator! Which makes these rights undeniable! Is there a higher order to be sought? I think not! The New World Order won’t know anything about We the People, but will be of the elites, by the elites, and for the elites. The rest of us that they allow to live will simply be their slaves. Wanna see their agenda in a lapidary nutshell, in their materia sacra? Simply read the “Georgia Guidestones.” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojyBTAuv8Uc) I know what St. Patrick would have done. Study “Crom Curauch” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC3joJU4gvs) to find out, and the true story behind St. Pattys’ Day and why it’s more than a worthy holiday to be celebrated.

        • http://gravatar.com/katrael59ganaiden katrael59ganaiden

          Unfortunately the average person is as much to blame for big business going overseas. We were the ones who were willing to buy that cheap Chinese and Taiwanese crap all in order to save a few bucks instead of buying American made stuff. Business couldn’t compete with cheap foreign labor and heavily subsidized foreign businesses all the while having the yoke of government tyranny in the form of expensive regulations and laws. Not to mention that the people bought into the idea that businesses had to pay their fair share of taxes. Well, only an ignorant person could ever believe that a successful business ever paid a tax or ever will. A business needs a profit to stay in business and those corporate taxes are only passed onto the consumer who will never know just how much the cost of the American goods they buy is really those corporate taxes. Maybe as much as 40% of the cost of what you buy is corporate tax most of which goes into social programs.

          • http://Gunn Tom

            Indeed…. We are supposedly “adults” and can make choices. Every purchasing decision you make, no matter how seemingly trivial; is an OPPORTUNITY to exercise your authority over the market. Here is some advice I once got from my Dad: “If You DON”T REALLY NEED IT…..DON”T BUY IT”. “NEVER…..EVER….BUY ANYTHING that you CONSUME ON CREDIT CARD” (like groceries, gasoline, etc.) and finally: ” STAY OUT OF DEBT”.

            As such, I really don’t buy that much “stuff”. Accumulating a lot of “stuff” is a pain in the arse anyway…..everything you have……must be maintained….so better not to have it. Furthermore, I read EVERY label of EVERY product I do purchase. If it says “made in china”, I put it back on the shelf.

      • restorefreedom

        How about the Senate and president follow the constitution and quit ruining our economy and everything else. If you haven’t noticed we’re turning into a police state where the government tries to control every aspect of our life. The press and senate can’t even pass a budget but have no problem extending the Patriot act or passing bills like NDAA. Our government is treasonous, that is if one was to follow the constitution!

    • http://www.facebook.com/peter.calvet Peter Calvet

      This is most whiny piece of manure article I have read in a long time. If you want to criticize the President that is fine, but this is so ridiculous it is laughable. And all the lemmings chiming in that we are all losing our freedom and preaching disaster are living in la-la land. Drop the drugs and join the human race.

      • http://www.facebook.com/peter.calvet Peter Calvet

        And why am I the only one on this board with my picture? Looks fishy to me.

        • http://boblivingstonpl.wordpress.com Bob Livingston

          Dear Peter Calvet,

          Because you logged in by clicking the facebook icon and it’s pulled your facebook photo.

          Best wishes,
          Bob

      • FreedomFighter

        The UN: A Eugenics Murdering Cult That’s Killed More People Than Hitler 1/4

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIO5sxB5djY&feature=uploademail

        Laus Deo
        Semper Fi

      • JUKEBOX

        If the President does something you don’t like, you had best not protest within earshot of him or any of his minions that have secret service protection. He just signed a law last Thursday evening that makes any such protests a felony. How do you like him now?

      • FreedomFighter

        Pete start your education here then Keep Reading Personal Liberty:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3f6DzTCQIE

        Laus Deo
        Semper Fi

      • P man

        Peter Calvet: If you read the article carefully you would know that this article is critical of our federal bureaucracy and not your hero, Barack Obama. As a matter of fact, he is saying that the “government” is destroying the 99% in favor of the 1%, the same message as President Obama. The following actually sounds more critical of the Republicans that it does of the Democrats, who are saying the same thing as this author.

        “U.S. economic policy continues to focus on the mega-rich at the expense of 99 percent of the population. U.S. interest rates are kept at or near zero in order to maximize mega-bank earnings while depriving tens of millions of retired Americans of interest income on their lifetime savings, forcing them to spend their capital in order to live, thus depriving their heavily indebted children of inheritance.”

        PS: If you love communism so much, why don’t you move back to China.

      • stan ..s.c.

        F.Y.I. Yesterday, 3/12, an Economist on Fox Business stated that with these new employment numbers, the GDP should be approx. 4+%. The current GDP is 2%. The conversation was that something did NOT add up. Go Figure ! Have a nice day.

      • http://www.facebook.com/peter.calvet Peter Calvet

        Freedom Fighter, saw the video and it was hilarious. Not sure what it had to do with the topic, though, or even Obama, for that matter. Look, I get you guys hate Obama. But paranoid accusations just make YOU look like sheeple. And what is the answer to Obama? Romney? You must be joking. Because in the real world out there, those are the real choices. Maybe it sucks. Maybe there should be a better way, but, believe it or not, it’s the AMERICAN way. Yes, you heard me. It’s the American way that you are free to change. But lying about Obama ain’t gonna do it. It just makes you look stupid. He ain’t a Muslim, a foreigner, or a Socialist. Deal with that!

        Build something, don’t just tear things down. When my town of Bristol was going down I got involved and now I’m the Chairman of Bristol’s Redevelopment Agency. I took decisive action and rid ourselves of the people who were bringing us down and saved a bunch of neighborhoods and the waterfront. Small contribution but positive action not constant whining about how things are terrible and getting worse. We all can do things working together. Complaining about this President only to help replace him with a worse President does nothing for our country. And please don’t embarrass yourselves by saying that anybody is better than Obama. Really? Do you honestly think that Joe the Plumber is up to the job? We have to make the best of what we have as we don’t have an ideal situation to pick from. The Republican Party’s response to Obama is about as lame as a response can be. Losers, all of them. Third Party? Been there, done that. Work to make our country better and get off the paranoia train. It leads to nowhere, like the famous Alaskan bridge, and please don’t get me started on the Alaskan beauty queen.

      • michael

        You are a Obummer supporter, it is easy to see. Why don’t you look a little deeper and you’ll see the horns on this prick. He is also a forger, his birth certificate is a forgery, a computer generated forgery. He isn’t even a legal president. He should be walked out of the w house and jailed.

      • http://www.facebook.com/peter.calvet Peter Calvet

        Michael, good job making my point. Thanks!

      • DaveH

        Is this the kind of negative attitude you display to your Grandchild, Peter?
        No facts, just personal attacks?
        You, Peter, are the one living in LaLa Land. Many of us know the truth about the Leaders and their Crony Capitalists, which you prefer to ignore. That’s fine. Go away now and collect your SS check until the Government finally reveals that they’ve spent all your money on themselves and there will be no more checks.

      • Kemp

        AND DRIK MORE KOOLAIDE

        You can’t realy beleive anything Government says

      • DaveH

        Put your grandchild down, Peter, and read this book. If it doesn’t awaken you to the fact that you are the “lemming”, dutifully swallowing the Government pablum, then I guess nothing will:
        http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307338428/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0873779215&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0PNVG6P4KNNRFKV09SP2

      • http://www.facebook.com/peter.calvet Peter Calvet

        And no, I won’t put my grandchild down because I love him. Which is why I work hard to make our community a better place. If that is negative, then I must have a different dictionary. It is you who are negative about your country. But that is not my beef.

        My question to you all who like to criticize me, is what are you doing to make where you live a better place? I told you and nobody seemed to care. I care. I care about my family, my neighbors and even you who have been manipulated. I have received emails from people who are trying to make money off your paranoia. How sick is that? I would never do that to anyone. The country is going to hell in a hand basket, and if you believe that, send me some money and I will give you the inside dope about how to save yourself. What BS!!!!

        My favorite line of all time is from NRA president Wayne LaPierre. “The proof that Obama is coming after your guns is that he hasn’t done it yet.” Wow. That guy deserves an Oscar for most paranoid performance. And the good lemmings/sheeple go and buy as many guns as possible. Great job, Wayne. The check is in the mail, dude. But there I go again being all negative. My bad.

      • Daniel-Christopher

        Peter just what is it that brought you to this site? You mentioned The Bristol Redevelopment Agency or something? What is it and why does it need “redevelopment’? Look up up Agenda 21 that may be the answer to that.

      • FreedomFighter

        Pete you support a puppet for the New World Order, a man assigned to destroy America, and make America a post industrial society with 90% less population. The remaining population subject to Agenda 21, packed into tightly controlled cities as slaves of the NWO.

        You support a puppet of or member of Satanists, if your good with that, you sir are either a fool or a satanist yourself. Now drink that diet soda full of aspartame, eat that cancer causeing GMO food and give the child BPA infused plastic to warp his hormones.

        AGE OF DECEIT

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjmFm8PIz8M

        Laus Deo
        Semper Fi

      • Steve E

        I feel sorry for the town of Bristol

      • http://gravatar.com/mitakuwe Mike

        Well Peter, why is this a “whiny piece of manure article”? It’s based on independent research by a well known author with published data that’s very hard to refute. There is no agenda but making sense out of numbers and the author doesn’t just pick on the government but the private sector as well. Some of the private companies have just as able “spin doctors” as the government and we absolutely need somebody that has the ability to report in an objective and scholarly way. Our government DOES have its agendas. Some good and some not so good and it’s wonderful to have ALL the facts, not just the ones that feel good.
        Maybe nobody remembers the centralized news media that dominated the Soviet peoples lives for the better part of a century. If we become even a shadow of THAT, God help us all. Thank you John Williams and SGS!

      • http://gravatar.com/katrael59ganaiden katrael59ganaiden

        Here Peter, this is probably what’s going to have to happen, not just in Tennessee but all over. Corruption is rampant and the people need to take back their country from the Czar. Watch this, it’ll do ya good.
        http://voxvocispublicus.homestead.com/Battle-of-Athens.html

      • http://gravatar.com/hattles JeffH

        Peter Calvet says:

        And why am I the only one on this board with my picture? Looks fishy to me.

        It’s a conspiracy Peter!

      • DaveH

        No doubt, Peter, you will put your head in the sand until they say “Achtung!”. And maybe even after that.
        Of course, you could be one of those who is feeding off the rest of us. In that case, I understand your position.

      • David169

        Peter,
        Can you tell me how the 8.3% and other numbers are developed?
        I use the BLS numbers and not any models or other formula that can be manipulated. I have rounded off all numbers in favor ofthe administration.
        Start: January 2009 with 163,000,000 people in the workforce:
        2009: 21,000,000 people laid off, 850,000 hired
        2010: 18,000,000 people laid off, 1,000,000 hired
        2011: 17,000,000 people laid off, 1,600,000 hired
        March 2012 125,000,000 people in the workforce unemployment 8.3%
        Our actual unemployment is 37%. By eliminating those workers who have exhausted their benefits and those workers who did not look for work during any two week period the administration has removed over 30,000,000 unemployed from the workforce. By eliminating these 30+ million workers from the workforce unemployment magically drops to 8.3%. I you don’t believe this is true take a day and compile it yourself.

        • http://gravatar.com/katrael59ganaiden katrael59ganaiden

          That’s pretty simple straight forward math that any grade school child could do. Now if only the government would do that kind of math.

      • traderphil

        Apparently you forgot to read BILL 1867???!!!

      • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

        Peter: And why am I the only one on this board with my picture? Looks fishy to me.

        Because you’re a half-wit, and you connected from Face-book! I agree, judging by your picture, you look fishy to me, as well!

      • DaveH

        Peter,
        about half of your comments are personal attacks. Most of the rest are manipulate efforts similar to something I might expect from an adolescent debate. If, as you say, the article is manure, then say something intelligent (if you can). Tell us why the author’s points are wrong.
        Don’t just hide behind a barrage of epithets (or your grandchild).
        And I find it rather odd that you call us paranoid when just a bit earlier you said — “And why am I the only one on this board with my picture? Looks fishy to me”.
        You can bash us all day long, Peter, and it won’t improve your stature one little bit.

      • http://www.ifonlyphotos.com Alex Frazier

        Correction Peter … we’ve lost our freedom. If you are not aware of that, then you are not as informed on politics as your haughty post would imply.

        As per the Patriot Act, our right to be secure in our persons, homes, papers and effects has been undermined. Instead of searching with a warrant and upon probable cause, they have given themselves the authority to search us in order to find probable cause.

        As per the Defense Authorization Act, our rights to a grand jury, to not be deprived of freedom without due process of law, to a speedy and public trial, to be informed of any charges against us, to confront witnesses, or to have the assistance of counsel, have all been overturned. They can now detain us indefinitely under suspicion of terrorist activity without a lawyer, charges, a trial, etc.

        As suspected terrorists, we can be treated in the same way as the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, who are subjected to waterboarding, sleep deprevation, and other methods of “interrogation” that are nothing less than cruel and unusual punishment.

        As per the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011, it is now a federal crime to gather and protest anywhere that the government is conducting business.

        As per more bills than I can reasonably list, there are so many infringements on the right to keep and bear arms that they can barely be listed without making a dedicated effort to do so.

        So without even taking states states like Illinois into consideration, who treats the 14th amendment like it doesn’t exist, at the federal level alone, they have deprived us of our 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, and 10th amendment rights. When you add in the behavior of the States, we have also been deprived of our 14th amendment rights.

        That being said, I don’t appreciate your attitude. You talk as though people like me are crazy because I state what should be obvious to anyone who is paying attention. You only think you’re free. But just try to exercise some of your rights and see how free you really feel. Try going to Illinois with a gun. See how free you feel when you’re facing five years for a firearms violation when you’re supposed to have the uninfringed right to keep and bear arms. Try telling a cop that they can’t search your vehicle at a roadside stop. See how free you feel when they write you a spiteful ticket because you dared to defy them. Go protest the government, as it is your right to do. See how free you feel when the police pepper spray you without provocation.

        It’s your prerogative if you have liberal views. I’m not here to say that you can’t. But don’t let your views interfere with your common sense and your ability to evaluate what’s going on right in front of your face.

        • http://gravatar.com/katrael59ganaiden katrael59ganaiden

          Yes and some of us have already undergone these illegal searches. An illegal search presumes guilt as the only way they can conduct such a search is under false pretenses. Yes, sheeple don’t know they’ve lost their rights under the law and the won’t until they come home to find that the authorities are waiting for them and that they have conducted a search of their premises with out a warrant all on a “we were being a good neighbor” clause in the law??? When that happens they’ll finally understand what you’re talking about.

      • Vito R.

        Dear Peter:
        I must inquire whether you’ve noticed the lack of respect for the U.S. Constitution by the President and the Department of Justice, with “Attorney General” Eric Holder’s refusal to prosecute such blatant law-breakers as the New Black Panther Party and ACORN? Does the phrase “Fast and Furious” mean nothing to you?

        Have you noted without dismay the president’s hare-brained, anti-capitalist and un-American belief that those who work hard and have actually dared to earn a handsome income be penalized and have their hard-won wealth “re-distributed” to others?

        Have you not watched in horror as the unemployment rate has soared perilously close to 9% among your fellow citizens? (the real rate is 10.3%)

        Are you not outraged by every single element of ObamaCare, and the fact that a growing number of physicians in fields such as cardiology are considering becoming “life coaches” to their patients. This is because the tests they routinely order to monitor the health of their patients will be over-ridden by computerized regulations, and, indeed, forbidden entirely by green eye-shaded federal government employees who’ve never seen the inside of a medical school classroom? These people will make decisions based on the return on that health care expenditure, not whether or not the patient wants the treatment (some of these treatment could be life-saving).

        Aren’t you concerned that social engineers or clueless politicians such as Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and “Human Services” have total say on the health care decisions of you and your family? Health care decisions will be made by them, not by you and your doctor.

        If you do not understand the above facts, then you do not really understand the ramifications of ObamaCare.

        Are you not horrified that your country is now more than $15 trillion in debt? Does this not concern you, if not for yourself then for your children and grandchildren?

        Can you honestly say that none of these outrages causes you to reconsider your original, ill-founded enthusiasm for Barack Obama?

        If you’re as pro-Obama in 2012 as you were in 2008, you can only be one of two things:

        (1) a blind Democratic loyalist who, like a lemming, does not give a moment’s thought to the actual positions and hazardous consequences of your voting, or (2) a blinkered, clueless cave-dweller cut off from all true news of the United States and the world for the past four years. If that’s the case, I urge you to read news analysis on PJM.com during that period to see exactly what you’ve missed.

        Just how much of the above news, and more, can you allow yourself to ignore?

      • Thomas Gunn

        Peter, All due respect, but you are wrong. And let me respectfully say, that I hope you will refrain from the egotistical need to “be right” just for your own edification, and instead have the open minded intelligence to be devoted to finding “TRUTH”. Being devoted to TRUTH my friend, means being willing to be wrong about something, so put your ego aside for a moment, and let me educate you a bit on socio-economics:

        You really think “Obama is NOT a Socialist” ? It’s clear then that you have never read “The Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx, or you would understand immediately, that not only is Obama a DEVOUT Socialist, but so were George W Bush, WJ Clinton G.H.W. Bush, before him, along with most of the presidents who have “served” the central banking authority since it was formed in 1913. Over the past 100 years, Republican and “Democrat” presidents alike, have ALL been Socialists. The only one who at some point attempted to restore true free-market economics in this country, was JFK, and he had his head blown in return for his effort (you’ll need to figure that one out for yourself). In Karl Marx’s “Communist Manifesto”, he wrote about “the evils of Capitalism” (in spite of never…..EVER, having set foot in the United States and so had never seen a free market system in action). In his treatise, he listed 10 preconditions that must be satisfied, in order to destroy free market capitalism, and replace it with State-Socialism (Communism). He called, these, “The 10 Planks of Communism”: The following, are Karl Marx’s “10 planks of Communism”

        1. Abolition of private property in land and application of all rents of land to public purpose.

        The courts have mis-interpreted the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1868) to give the government far more “eminent domain” power than was originally intended, Under the rubric of “eminent domain” and various zoning regulations, land use regulations by the Bureau of Land Management, onerous property taxes, and “environmental” excuses, private property rights have become all but eradicated in the United States. Land, vehicles, and other forms are seized almost every day in this country under various “forfeiture” provisions by Federal, State, and Local governments.

        2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

        The 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, 1913 (which some scholars maintain was never properly ratified), and various State income taxes, established this major Marxist coup in the United States in 1913, not un-concidentally the same year in which the Federal Reserve Central Banks was created. These taxes continue to drain the lifeblood out of the American economy and greatly reduce the accumulation of desperately needed capital for future growth, business starts, job creation, and salary increases.

        3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

        Another Marxian attack on private property rights is in the form of Federal & State estate taxes and other inheritance taxes, which have abolished or at least greatly diluted the right of private property owners to determine the disposition and distribution of their estates upon their death. Instead, government bureaucrats get their greedy hands involved .

        4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

        We call it government seizures, tax liens, “forfeiture” Public “law” 99-570 (1986); Executive order 11490, sections 1205, 2002 which gives private land to the Department of Urban Development; the imprisonment of “terrorists” and those who speak out or write against the “government” (1997 Crime/Terrorist Bill); or the IRS confiscation of property without due process.

        5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.

        The Federal Reserve System, created by the Federal Reserve Act of Congress in 1913, is indeed such a private central bank, and it politically manipulates interest rates and holds a monopoly on the creation of money, and artificial manipulation of the money supply, along with fractional-reserve lending practiced by commercial banks, it thus has legal authority to engage in counterfeiting in the United States. This is exactly what Marx had in mind and completely fulfills this plank, another major socialist objective. Yet, most Americans naively believe the U.S. of A. is far from a Marxist or socialist nation.

        6. Centralization of the means of communication and transportation in the hands of the state.

        In the U.S., communication and transportation are controlled and regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established by the Communications Act of 1934 and the Department of Transportation and the Interstate Commerce Commission (established by Congress in 1887), and the Federal Aviation Administration as well as Executive orders 11490, 10999 — not to mention various state bureaucracies and regulations. There is also the federal postal monopoly, AMTRAK and CONRAIL — outright socialist (government-owned) enterprises. Instead of free-market private enteprrise in these important industries, these fields in America are semi-cartelized through the government’s regulatory-industiral complex.

        7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

        While the U.S. does not have vast “collective farms” (which failed so miserably in the Soviet Union), we nevertheless do have a significant degree of government involvement in agriculture in the form of price support subsidies and acreage alotments and land-use controls. The Desert Entry Act and The Department of Agriculture. As well as the Department of Commerce and Labor, Department of Interior, the Evironmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Mines, National Park Service, and the IRS control of business through corporate regulations. THe most recent example of Nationalization of industry was the auto-bailout that rendered the US Government as General Motors’ single largest shareholder.

        8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of Industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

        We call it the Social Security Administration and The Department of Labor. The National debt and inflation caused by the communal bank has caused the need for a two “income” family. Woman in the workplace since the 1920′s, the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, assorted Socialist Unions, affirmative action, the Federal Public Works Program and of course Executive order 11000. And I almost forgot…The Equal Rights Amendment means that women should do all work that men do including the military and since passage it would make women subject to the draft.

        9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.

        We call it the Planning Reorganization Act of 1949 , zoning (Title 17 1910-1990) and Super Corporate Farms, as well as Executive orders 11647, 11731 (ten regions) and Public “law” 89-136.

        10. Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc. etc.

        This, ignores of course the actual fact, that there is no such thing as a “free education”. All education has a cost, and it must be borne by someone. But by disconnecting those being educated, from the schools who provide that education; has rendered a system where the public schools are not accountable to the families of the children they educate, but instead are accountable to the politicians who fund them, using monies extorted from honest home “owners” who are perpetually and forever threatened with seizure of their home unless they pay. Private schools, are in general substantially better in quality, because they are accountable to the people who pay them….the parents willing to pay tuition for their child’s education, in spite of having their home’s held hostage in exchange for protection money in the form of property taxes.

        …….IN fact, the United States has been a Socialist Country since 1913, since the existance of a Central Bank with the authority to manipulate the money supply is a cornerstone of Socialism, and is incompatible with a free market society. The fact that the “robber baron” bankers like the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Warburgs, and their puppets like Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, and their ilk have been held up as being “capitalists” is a SCAM. These men are MONOPOLISTS, — who are bent on CENTRALIZED CONTROL over labor, property, and the means of production (the definition of Socialism). What America has been practicing for the past 100 years, is “False Flag Capitalism”…… Which is actually a destructive and predatory form of “Corporate Socialism”, which is falsely disguised and named “American Capitalism”…in order to demonize and discredit true free market economics and to eventually destroy it. Monopolism….is the antithesis, of free-market capitalism.

        So Peter, before you shoot your mouth off about Socialism -vs- Free Market Capitalism, you had best read a few books and learn about what these socio-economic models are really all about.

        • http://gravatar.com/katrael59ganaiden katrael59ganaiden

          Thomas Gunn, I love your information. I’ve never read the communist manifesto either and the first thing I thought about when you began to list the planks of communism was property taxes then you went on and spoke about them. A property tax makes the states the land owner and the people who improve it for the state merely renters. Anyway, I doubt our dear Peter will do any independent thinking and studying on his own.

      • Thomas Gunn

        Thomas Gunn says:
        March 14, 2012 at 5:05 am
        Peter, All due respect, but you are wrong. And let me respectfully say, that I hope you will refrain from the egotistical need to “be right” just for your own edification, and instead have the open minded intelligence to be devoted to finding “TRUTH”. Being devoted to TRUTH my friend, means being willing to be wrong about something, so put your ego aside for a moment, and let me educate you a bit on socio-economics:

        You really think “Obama is NOT a Socialist” ? It’s clear then that you have never read “The Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx, or you would understand immediately, that not only is Obama a DEVOUT Socialist, but so were George W Bush, WJ Clinton G.H.W. Bush, before him, along with most of the presidents who have “served” the central banking authority since it was formed in 1913. Over the past 100 years, Republican and “Democrat” presidents alike, have ALL been Socialists. The only one who at some point attempted to restore true free-market economics in this country, was JFK, and he had his head blown in return for his effort (you’ll need to figure that one out for yourself). In Karl Marx’s “Communist Manifesto”, he wrote about “the evils of Capitalism” (in spite of never…..EVER, having set foot in the United States and so had never seen a free market system in action). In his treatise, he listed 10 preconditions that must be satisfied, in order to destroy free market capitalism, and replace it with State-Socialism (Communism). He called, these, “The 10 Planks of Communism”: The following, are Karl Marx’s “10 planks of Communism”

        1. Abolition of private property in land and application of all rents of land to public purpose.

        The courts have mis-interpreted the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1868) to give the government far more “eminent domain” power than was originally intended, Under the rubric of “eminent domain” and various zoning regulations, land use regulations by the Bureau of Land Management, onerous property taxes, and “environmental” excuses, private property rights have become all but eradicated in the United States. Land, vehicles, and other forms are seized almost every day in this country under various “forfeiture” provisions by Federal, State, and Local governments.

        2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

        The 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, 1913 (which some scholars maintain was never properly ratified), and various State income taxes, established this major Marxist coup in the United States in 1913, not un-concidentally the same year in which the Federal Reserve Central Banks was created. These taxes continue to drain the lifeblood out of the American economy and greatly reduce the accumulation of desperately needed capital for future growth, business starts, job creation, and salary increases.

        3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

        Another Marxian attack on private property rights is in the form of Federal & State estate taxes and other inheritance taxes, which have abolished or at least greatly diluted the right of private property owners to determine the disposition and distribution of their estates upon their death. Instead, government bureaucrats get their greedy hands involved .

        4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

        We call it government seizures, tax liens, “forfeiture” Public “law” 99-570 (1986); Executive order 11490, sections 1205, 2002 which gives private land to the Department of Urban Development; the imprisonment of “terrorists” and those who speak out or write against the “government” (1997 Crime/Terrorist Bill); or the IRS confiscation of property without due process.

        5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.

        The Federal Reserve System, created by the Federal Reserve Act of Congress in 1913, is indeed such a private central bank, and it politically manipulates interest rates and holds a monopoly on the creation of money, and artificial manipulation of the money supply, along with fractional-reserve lending practiced by commercial banks, it thus has legal authority to engage in counterfeiting in the United States. This is exactly what Marx had in mind and completely fulfills this plank, another major socialist objective. Yet, most Americans naively believe the U.S. of A. is far from a Marxist or socialist nation.

        6. Centralization of the means of communication and transportation in the hands of the state.

        In the U.S., communication and transportation are controlled and regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established by the Communications Act of 1934 and the Department of Transportation and the Interstate Commerce Commission (established by Congress in 1887), and the Federal Aviation Administration as well as Executive orders 11490, 10999 — not to mention various state bureaucracies and regulations. There is also the federal postal monopoly, AMTRAK and CONRAIL — outright socialist (government-owned) enterprises. Instead of free-market private enteprrise in these important industries, these fields in America are semi-cartelized through the government’s regulatory-industiral complex.

        7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

        While the U.S. does not have vast “collective farms” (which failed so miserably in the Soviet Union), we nevertheless do have a significant degree of government involvement in agriculture in the form of price support subsidies and acreage alotments and land-use controls. The Desert Entry Act and The Department of Agriculture. As well as the Department of Commerce and Labor, Department of Interior, the Evironmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Mines, National Park Service, and the IRS control of business through corporate regulations. THe most recent example of Nationalization of industry was the auto-bailout that rendered the US Government as General Motors’ single largest shareholder.

        8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of Industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

        We call it the Social Security Administration and The Department of Labor. The National debt and inflation caused by the communal bank has caused the need for a two “income” family. Woman in the workplace since the 1920′s, the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, assorted Socialist Unions, affirmative action, the Federal Public Works Program and of course Executive order 11000. And I almost forgot…The Equal Rights Amendment means that women should do all work that men do including the military and since passage it would make women subject to the draft.

        9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.

        We call it the Planning Reorganization Act of 1949 , zoning (Title 17 1910-1990) and Super Corporate Farms, as well as Executive orders 11647, 11731 (ten regions) and Public “law” 89-136.

        10. Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc. etc.

        This, ignores of course the actual fact, that there is no such thing as a “free education”. All education has a cost, and it must be borne by someone. But by disconnecting those being educated, from the schools who provide that education; has rendered a system where the public schools are not accountable to the families of the children they educate, but instead are accountable to the politicians who fund them, using monies extorted from honest home “owners” who are perpetually and forever threatened with seizure of their home unless they pay. Private schools, are in general substantially better in quality, because they are accountable to the people who pay them….the parents willing to pay tuition for their child’s education, in spite of having their home’s held hostage in exchange for protection money in the form of property taxes.

        …….IN fact, the United States has been a Socialist Country since 1913, since the existance of a Central Bank with the authority to manipulate the money supply is a cornerstone of Socialism, and is incompatible with a free market society. The fact that the “robber baron” bankers like the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Warburgs, and their puppets like Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, and their ilk have been held up as being “capitalists” is a SCAM. These men are MONOPOLISTS, — who are bent on CENTRALIZED CONTROL over labor, property, and the means of production (the definition of Socialism). What America has been practicing for the past 100 years, is “False Flag Capitalism”…… Which is actually a destructive and predatory form of “Corporate Socialism”, which is falsely disguised and named “American Capitalism”…in order to demonize and discredit true free market economics and to eventually destroy it. Monopolism….is the antithesis, of free-market capitalism.

        So Peter, before you shoot your mouth off about Socialism -vs- Free Market Capitalism, you had best read a few books and learn about what these socio-economic models are really all about.

      • restorefreedom

        Peter with all that grey hair one would think you would be smarter. Ron paul is the only hope but you’ll never figure it out.

    • eric

      To bad the republicans befor Obama were running such a corrupt lying detorating goverenment before Obama took control . We just might believe they could do better , I have listoned to the candidates . They do not sound to be as nice as Obama . Ron Paul is the only odd ball that promises to change anything . Most people don’t want to go backwards as far as Paul wants to bring us .

      • George E

        Eric,

        You vote for “nice.” I’ll vote for “change.”

      • Christin

        eric,
        George,

        How ’bout we vote for RESTORATION to the Constitution and its many FREEDOMS … Vote for Conservative Dr.Ron Raul… that’s what he is about.

      • George E

        Christin,

        I’ll vote for Ron Paul if he gets the nomination. If not, I’ll vote for the nominee whoever he/she is. They can’t do any worse than Obama.

        • Deerinwater

          Sure they can! much worse!

      • George E

        Deerinwater,

        Really? Please explain how you think they might do much worse than Obama. Enlighten me. I just can’t image such a thing.

    • ladybug

      We can go to http://www.petition2congress.c… to question eligibility of Obama. You might have to go to action home to see the petition.

    • http://gravatar.com/katrael59ganaiden katrael59ganaiden

      Here’s something to look at that I found to be very moving:
      http://voxvocispublicus.homestead.com/Battle-of-Athens.html
      This is how Liberty lives and how Tyranny dies.

    • pweiters9

      3/13/12, Power 2 the [master], How else would you get an avowed radical pledging to “fundamentally change” the US as we know it? Not to forget your energy costs must “necessarily skyrocket.” You had wet-behind-the-ears 18y/o’s; “let’s vote fore a black prez, ain’t that cool?” Blacks, women (53%), section 8ers, drug addicts, bums, & just plain undesirables came out in droves for the “Dear Leader.” If by some stretch this Commie gets re-elected, heaven help us.

    • Johnny Reb

      KUDO’s to you my brother. you have hit the nail squarely on the head.

      As we approach election time Everything will become ROSEY, All the GOV figures will show ALL’s Well, Don’t Believe it. TPTB have proven they cannot be trusted, they make up the Stats to support their Lies!

      America is on the Decline, purchasing power of the dollar continues to decline, (another robbery the sheeple don’t see).

      Another Impeechable offense by Obama
      http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2012/03/10/can-the-president-kill-you/

  • http://www.facebook.com/jpacord John Acord

    I should add that John Williams estimates the true unemployment rate to be above 22% when you count all of the underemployed and discouraged workers that were counted prior to Clinton’;s revising of how the rate is calculated. we are at or near Great Depression levels.

    • http://gravatar.com/wandamurline wandamurline

      I think everyone is pretty depressed right now.

    • sb36695

      My husband has a business, and I keep wondering the same thing. Our income is down about 50%. We are not considered unemployed or underemployed. We are ok, because we have no debt. But I do wonder how others are doing, and I don’t see anything getting better.

      • pweiters9

        3/13/12, sb, The cost of living has doubled in the last 3 years. That’s the plan. BO campaigned on a theme of screwing us like never before. And the bottom feeders bought it.

    • http://www.coliancepartners.com James Lindstrom

      The experts say that the unemployment rate is declining. Try this litmus test. Take a drive around your community looking for vacant office/retail space. I think you will be shocked to see soooo much space available. Translation: those businesses and jobs are gone. In most cases, these clousures are not counted in the “experts” numbers. At best our ecomony is flat, but it is certainly not getting significantly better as the “experts” would have you believe.

      • http://gravatar.com/hattles JeffH

        James Lindstrom, agreed…see it every day no matter where I go…and the reports keep saying it’s getting better yet the dollar buys less & less and the jobs “ain’t” out there. Obviously the detached government aren’t seeing the realities of everyday life as we(the people)are. But, judging by some responses here, as was indicated in yesterdays PLD article, Mr. Cardinal’s Futility , the AAV just can’t see it on their own either.

      • pweiters9

        3/13/12, James, 10 years ago, I bought a brand-new Cadillac from a dealership in North Bergen, NJ. Less than 3 years ago, the dealer went out of business. Although I’m still driving that car, no one has, since, taken over those 2 buildings; the place is still vacant to this day.

  • castaway

    What if anything are we supposed to do? It is nearly illegal to breath air, and we are taxed to death, and it also appears that most anything you want to do to make money is controlled by the government, making it nearly impossible to accomplish anything..

    Can you please help to get Ron Paul elected?? We will at least then be headed in the correct direction, if only a little at a time.

    • tammy mackay

      I ask the same question Castaway. All i can think of is just live very conservatively and hold on for dear life when the crap finally hits. It’s all a smoke sscreen right now. I think about this often and wonder if life gets so so bad at any point, will most of us want to exist that way? It’s a deep question and we probably wont know until/if we reach that point. But there really is nothing we can physically do right now–just mentally prepare for a much less existence. . . I also love Ron Paul. But, the powers that be will never let him in. Not unless a real God comes along. Hang in there.

      • DaveH

        The PTBs may have no choice if enough people awaken to the fact that they have been enriching themselves and their Political Cronies at the expense of the people for well over 100 years.

      • http://gravatar.com/hattles JeffH

        tammy, it is clearly up to us, we the people, to force the PTB to honor their oath of office and abide by the Constitution.

        The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.
        Maximilien Robespierre

        All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
        Thomas Jefferson

      • http://gravatar.com/hattles JeffH

        “The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.”
        Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson letter to Shelton Gilliam, Esq.
        The Writings of Thomas Jefferson
        1808

      • http://PLD Destiny Up

        Tammy….there is a good God…the Most HIgh God….as far as I am concerned….Santorum is the only one close enough to Father God to be called a true conservative and a Christian….Just be aware that things will continue to go from bad to worse at least until those alive at the rise of the antichrist will be totally deceived by him….much like the last four years of sheep following Obama.

    • pweiters9

      3/13/12, Dear “Cast,” Paul stands a Chinaman’s chance of getting the nomination. He’s better off practicing medicine. I case you haven’t heard: student loans are now under the purview of Obamacare; no more private finance. I guess that means, lest the mandate is stricken by the Supreme Court, the gov’t gets to dictate what courses you take.

  • http://comcast Lee Bird -Veteran USMC

    Obama can make unemployment figures to his liking to give a hint to the voter that employment positions are increasing. SEASONAL AND PART-TIME JOBS are included in his figures which don,t give a true picture. WAKE UP AMERICA AS OBAMA AND HIS WHITEHOUSE BOOTLICKERS ARE TAKING AWAY YOUR RIGHTS DAILY AND AT THIS RATE ALL OF US WILL BE IN SLAVERY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • John

      Unfortunately, it does not mater who is in the WH Obama, or anyone else, even Ron Paul. I do not expect the jobs to come back period no mater what stories and promises the politicians make to the people.

      • George E

        John,

        I don’t know about that. If we had a President that actually encouraged the development of our fossil fuels industry, we could create a lot of good jobs pretty quickly. Obama has done just the opposite. That’s one example of how it does make a difference who’s in the White House. I’m sure if we try, we can think of a number of other differences a President can make to our economy. While most administrations and Congress’ do little to encourage business development, in my opinion, Obama has been the biggest job killing President since Jimmy Carter. I can’t imagine any other candidate for the President, Republican, Democrat, or other would do any worse than Obama.

    • pweiters9

      3/13/12, Right, you are, Lee. See pweiters9 above.

  • Dave

    All politicians r crooks, including republicans.

    • CJ

      You can’t fix a broken system when you only have bad parts to choose from. How are we to return to electing Statesmen and ban the politicians?

      • Randal Agostini

        It’s not easy, but you start at the bottom. Who do you elect for those city and county positions. Most of the talk “Serving the Country” is hogwash – nearly everyone is out for themselves. If you join a group that wants to promote responsible government and is effective in getting it’s people elected then it can be equally effective at removing them if they do not work out. It will take time but there is ample evidence to show that it works. Invest a little time – a few evening hours each month and it will pay back in more responsible local government, which will help to keep taxes in line.
        Obama definitely has to go – his ideas are literally poison to the American Economy, which was already in trouble before he got there.
        Fasten your seat belts for at the very least we are in for a rough ride. I do not know what kind of pilot you want in charge in the front, but I do know this one never graduated from flying school.

      • DaveH

        One thing we need to do, CJ, is to quit rubber-stamping the candidates that are served up to us by the Establishment. Most important is to work hard to educate ourselves and our acquaintances to the reality of the Big Government gang. If enough people are awakened to reality, they can’t stop us.
        Randal’s suggestions are good ones, but until the people get educated in the Principles of Freedom, we would probably be trading one group of Sociopaths for another.
        It’s in our human nature to want Free goodies, even if they aren’t really Free. And it’s in our human nature to think we can control all that is bad. The Leaders use those instincts to manipulate us into keeping them in Power.
        We need to recognize that condoning the Welfare State or the Warfare State just furthers our loss of Freedom and Prosperity.
        The best Government is the least Government.

      • George E

        CJ,

        Reign in their power, starting with our money. Don’t give them more money that it absolutely takes to run a lean government operation. Get back to basics. Make people pay for the things they get. No more freebies. No more running up the debt for future generations to pay.

        • http://gravatar.com/katrael59ganaiden katrael59ganaiden

          George E your proposal and many others here agree that a trim and very lean government is what is needed and as you say no more freebies. Leave the people work and they’ll produce.

  • http://httpaol.com sean murrey ILLInio

    Never trust the goverment i trust my gut feelings.

  • http://liberty Tony

    To Everyone:
    These article might be true but the question to ask, will Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum do any better? Honestly!?! I don’t think so. Thanks!!
    P.S. Dave, how true you are!!

    • Dan in NH

      We already know what will happen under our liar-in-chief and if you think we can stand a 25 trillion dollar debt then vote for obama but if he is willing to do the things he’s done knowing he will have to run for reelection what do you think he would do knowing he doesn’t have a reelection in front of him.

      • Deerinwater

        How you are taking 17 and turning it into 25 I’m not certain. That it was 10 in late 2008, you seem willing to ignore.

        I don’t believe you’ve got a handle on your facts my friend.

        I remember back during the 80′s and Reagan administration how the economic numbers were always so rosy on the “News” as many of us struggled to fall back positions. Down sizing and base closing, short falls in local tax coffers lead to tax increases, new user fees, the cost of local government rose drastically as Reagan ” got the Federal government off the peoples backs”

        The IRS was running in packs ~ and applying thumb screws to the middle class.

        An old couple down in Houston committed murder / suicide from the pressure applied by the IRS for back taxes. Mom & Pop gas stations having to close down, unable to comply with new regulations.

        And the NEWS, of the day ~ Quite Rosy! Wall Street was doing well. While everyone I knew personally and everywhere I looked, everyone was taking a heard hit , EXCEPT! , my friends that worked at Lockheed and Bell Helicopter. They were raking it in and living large.

        So, I’m not sure of your history or position in life.

        But I can assure you of one thing, they didn’t pull those numbers out of thin air, they came from somewhere, that you or I can’t see it, just means our view is obscured.

        I don’t expect any improvement to reach me for another year.

      • Dan in NH

        It’s estimated that at the rate Obama is spending in 4 years will be at 25 trillion.

        • Deerinwater

          “It’s estimated that at the rate Obama is spending in 4 years will be at 25 trillion.”

          We just spent 3 years digging out of a hole that it took 8 years to dig.

          It is estimated that at a party, 5 % of the people eat 40% of the nuts.

          At the rate that I spent money this morning, I’ll be $175,000.00 dollars in debit by Friday afternoon.

          I know that I’ve no hope at all, at changing the way your elect to think about the current President.

          If I’d known this willingness to go to such extremes to degrade a sitting President, ~ I would have gave “W” pure hell, 7 of his 8 years. I’ve just been slow in realizing just how low, mean and nasty some people are willing to be to make their displeasure known.

          But I know now, ~ you have shown me just how obstinate you can be.

          Thank You.

      • http://liberty Tony

        To Dan in NH:
        Well, you know what you’ll get with the incumbent. With these other clowns, i mentioned earlier, we don’t know what we’ll get. Therefore, i never thought i would say this, but i’m being forced to have to support/take my chances with the incumbent than with the other
        questionable choices. I say questionable in , at best, the nicest light. So long for now.

      • DaveH

        Deer says — “We just spent 3 years digging out of a hole that it took 8 years to dig”.
        We’re out of the hole, Deer?
        What has Obama done differently than Bush did (and much more of it)?
        By the way the National Debt is currently $15.5 Trillion (not 17), but the more telling figure is the unfunded Liabilities that are coming our way — $118 Trillion. How do you suppose we’re going to meet those Liabilities when our GDP is only $15 Trillion a year, and we can’t even live within our means Now?
        http://www.usdebtclock.org/

        While the sheeple have been sleeping the Leaders and their Crony Capitalists have taken us to the shearing sheds.

      • http://www.ifonlyphotos.com Alex Frazier

        @ Deerinwater:

        The national debt was $5,727,776,738,304.64 as of Inauguration Day, 2001 (January 20th), when George W. first took office. Despite popular belief, Clinton did not leave us a surplus when he left office. He left us $5.7 trillion in national debt.

        The national debt was $10,626,877,048,913.08 as of Inauguration Day, 2009 (January 20th), when George W. left office and Obama began his first term. These eight years encompassed the 9/11 tragedy as well as hurricane Katrina, two Mississippi River floods, and no fewer than five hurricanes that caused massive damage in Florida. If I remember correctly, 2001 was also the year of that record outbreak of tornados, including two F5s, which caused billions in damages.

        Yet, over the course of 8 years during the Bush administration, the debt only increased $4,899,100,310,608.44.

        The national debt is now $15,519,140,875,930.82 as of March 12, 2012. Over the course of 3 years during the Obama administration, the debt has increased thus far $4,892,263,827,017.74. This means that the Bush administration spent a mere $6.8 billion more over the course of an entire eight years, through a war and multiple calamities, than the Obama administration has already spent in three as it expanded the wars along with the social programs.

        If you divide the debt increase since Obama took office by the three years it took to generate it, you have an actual annual increase in the debt of approximately $1,630,754,609,005.91, which is the $1.6 trillion annual deficit everyone keeps hearing about. If you add $1.6 trillion for the fourth year of this term, plus $1.6 trillion for each of the four years of a second term, there is a total increase in the debt of $8 trillion, not including the additional debt that will be generated by Obamacare when it takes effect in 2014. But Obamacare not included, the completion of a second term for Obama with the same spending habits unchanged means a national debt of $23,672,913,920,960.40, or $23.67 trillion, by the time Obama leaves office in January of 2017, which is only five years away. When you add in the $800 billion annual expense for Obamacare from 2014 to 2016 (an additional $2.4 trillion over three years), the total national debt he will be leaving us when he leaves office will be $26,072,913,920,960.40, or $26 trillion.

        That’s how he’s taking 17 and turning it into 25 (though it’s actually 26). So I think it’s you who doesn’t have a handle on your facts.

        And this was not intended to be an ugly post. Just putting the actual numbers out there to clarify this issue.

        • Deerinwater

          I see! This 26 trillion is a “projected” figure.

          “W” making only a down payment to his wars with no end in sight and no planed exit.

          It’s interesting to note, “W” kept these war cost “off the books” and in fact kept two sets of books. That these wars were never funded. That that were never any plans made to pay for them.

          Also projected VA cost has not been includes in your figures or “W”‘s figures.

          It is true, “O” has gone through some serious loot, about a trillion a year so far. “O” has indeed ramp up these wars in an effort to bring them to a conclusion at the protest of such men like John McCain.

          It is true, that more American’s have more and better health care coverage today. It is true that that the effort has been made to lighten the burden that was places on emergency care providers as people put off medical care until their condition became critical.

          It is true, this cost was in the neighborhood of 8 billion. It is also true, there is long term “projected saving” associated with these changes. And unlike national destroys , this expenditure is certain.

          So lets’ face it, we are talking about maybe 5 trillion in 4 years which is alarming for sure.

          But then again, the way I went through loot in the past few days, I’ll be broke by Friday. But if I invested well, my “returns” are in the future. Is that not so?

          Spending is going to take place regardless, while controlling spending is very important.

          But “what” you elect to spend on is just as important as how much you spend while we seem to be discussing here “WHO” spent it.

          We didn’t need these wars. like Colin Powell said, “You break it, it’s yours, you own it”. Humpty Dumpty is now broken, and all the Kings horses and all the Kings men will never put Humpty Dumpty back together again.

      • Deerinwater

        “Despite popular belief, Clinton did not leave us a surplus when he left office. He left us $5.7 trillion in national debt.”

        Correct ! , much like Ronnie Reagan, but unlike Reagan, he controlled Federal spending inside a budget, leave a budget surplus.

      • http://www.ifonlyphotos.com Alex Frazier

        @ Deerinwater:

        $26 trillion is only a projected figure if spending habits change. If spending habits remain as they are, $26 trillion is an absolute fact, no different than the fact that a $300 a month car payment will equal $10,800.00 worth of payments after three years. It’s an absolute certainty, unless something happens to alter the terms.

        As for your suggestion of separate books, I don’t know anything about that. Perhaps you could provide a source so I can go read about it. Whether or not Bush left things unpaid for, or that VA costs were not included in the figures, again, you’ll have to provide some source evidence for me to read.

        The numbers I provided came from the Department of the Treasury. They are the most reliable I know of.

        Obama hasn’t gone through a trillion a year. He has gone through a little more than a trillion and a half a year. That may seem like a petty distinction, but that half equals an extra $2 trillion over four years.

        Obama is not speeding up the wars. He is spreading them. There are economic reasons for doing so. Under the Keynesian model of economics, deficit spending is believed to be the best method for kick starting an economy. They claim that what the economy needs is liquidity. In the midst of a recession, liquidity is scarce since people hold on to what money they have. To combat this, the multiplier is employed through government deficit spending to deliberately create inflation to confiscate your savings and put them back into circulation. It’s called putting idle funds to work. War, it has been proven, is the most expedient method of facilitating deficit spending with the least amount of protest from the people.

        They think money needs to be spent. You aren’t spending it. So they spend it for you, and leave you scratching your head wondering why a box of your favorite cereal is now smaller than it used to be and costs twice as much.

        You won’t have any returns in the future. Unless you are a full blown capitalist who takes advantage of what remains of our free market, your money will become worthless faster than you can save it or grow it. An average CD earns 3% right now. A “safe” mutual fund earns about 9%. A savings account earns .03%. Treasury bonds earn .02%.

        Inflation is 9.5%.

        When inflation is greater than interest, you lose money. It’s an illusion if you think you are making anything. If you earn 3% annually and lose 9.5% annually in purchasing power, then $100 becomes $103 after a year, but has the spending power of $94. You’d lose $6 worth of your spending power. You might as well have spent the $100 and enjoyed whatever you bought with it.

    • JUKEBOX

      At least they’re not left wing Alinskyites.

  • http://liberty Tony

    To Everyone again:
    Correction, this not these. Thanks again!!

  • Errol

    Granted the job market sucks but I guess it what market you are qualified to pursue. Being in the medical field for over 40 years was a good choice for me. There are tons of jobs vacant out there but there just aren’t enough qualified workers. Yes time are tough and they are gonna get tougher so get what ever training or education you need to market yourself. I get tired of the old song and dance I can’t get a job so you have to give me money.

    • momplayer

      You are right about the give me money,but the biggest problem I see is the rock and a hard place. You can’t find a job (most here in Las Vegas require bilingual) so you can’t feed and house your kids that you were surpporting just fine when you were working. So what are your options? You don’t have the money to move somewhere else(where would you go),you used up your savings (trying to survive),lost your house (since the bank wouldn’t even attempt to work with you),so now your homeless (employers don’t want to hire homeless people) I don’t know what the answer is,but I do have empathy for the people living on the streets trying to take care of their kids through no fault of their own.All i can say is God help my children and grandchildren!

      • Dan in NH

        One of the answers is declare English the National Language. We have never bent over backwards for any other groups before. Immigrants we expected to learn English. Now we aren’t forcing the Hispanics to learn English we are pandering to them to get their vote. If a person can’t speak English how can they gather the information necessary to make a choice. My wife is Korean and if she wanted to work she had to learn English. My brother’s wife is from Portugal she had to learn English if she wanted to work in this country. My daughter-in-law is from Finland and she had to learn English to go to school here they didn’t have Finnish teachers here. I say that it’s reverse discrimination that only Hispanics are accommodated. I say if they can’t do the same for all groups they can’t do it for Hispanics.

      • John

        Dan, just because you would declare English as the official language would NOT make the need for being bilingual go away in regions where there are people of different ethnic backgrounds. I remember my sister getting her first job only because she knew German. She is still at it 45 years later…

      • Nadzieja Batki

        If your sister is being used as a German translator in the same area, it is due to plain old Laziness on the part of the population who will not learn English

      • David

        I agree with you, GOD help us all.Good luck and bless you.

  • J Cole

    Oh gee one more lie to add to the many others. We should be used to it by now.

  • Marc

    It is change you can believes in. It’s what you voted for right?

  • http://bjwholmes@verizon.net B.Holmes

    Don’t hold your breath waiting for an action to help America from the administration.

  • http://www.cindynel.co.za peter

    Statisticians, very much like most economists, are simply guessing and often their guesses are based on poor evidence. It would appear that the USA will need to concentrate on food production heavily as shortages are to become very problematic during this year. Of course the war machine must be kept going and massive production of armaments will be required, which naturally will further enrich the elites, impoverish and destroy the poor and in the old end one needs to ask whether our madness will ever end or have we become so besotted with wealth that we have actually lost our souls? That dear friends is where mankind has gone wrong, repeatedly over the decades, without ever being able to learn from past mistakes or ever consider the consequences of their inadequate decision makers. Do any of them actually realize how they have screwed up? Of course they do, but do they care? Obviously not. This is not a situation unique to the USA at all. The same occurs throughout the world to a greater or lesser degree and the people of this world will pay a very high price for their sheer disregard of it’s treasures ( not gold or money ). This is not doomsday talk, just a few words to tell it the way it is. Nothing is limitless and the very educated and clever are now so smart that they have outsmarted themselves. Remember without their gold and money they are useless and inacapable of survival, but there are many who can and surely will survive and hopefully make a new start with decent objectives in mind other than destruction, hatred and worthless accumulation.

    • John

      Food production in this country depends heavily on the availability of lots and cheap oil. The food production in this country is extremely subsidized and I expect prices to rise a lot once the subsidies go away and the oil prices rise. I foresee a rise in food prices by 40-50% in the next 2-3 years. It is estimated that at this point in time we import about 60% of our food. if this trend and the rising cost continues (and I am sure it will) we will not be able to feed our population. I.m.H.O. everyone should learn how to grow food to supplement the foot they buy in the store. Even apartment dwellers can raise simple foods in large pots. If you wait until the crap hits the fan in a few years you have waited too long. America has large farms and exports subsidized food into other countries, but that production is only possible because of fertilizers and pesticides made from oil. The soil is starved and near sterile and not able to produce anything without fertilizer… if Oil becomes even more expensive and government subsidies go away, a lot of US farming will collapse.

      • David

        You no what John lets stop subsidizing the AMERICAN farmers and let them farm.This country farmed before…..JOBS.Stop PLEASE STOP subsidizing HUGE OIL companies,also whatever we drill here in USA stays in USA for the USA economy FIRST, whats left if any, put on the world market. GAS PRICES GO WAY DOWN, and S***W the speculators.

  • http://www.c-c-c.ws Charlie Hanna

    I can’t help but wonder how many of the “jobs” are government related … which equates to a negative three jobs for each new government employee.

    • John

      nearly 80% of the jobs in this country are government related. With that I mean is that 80% of all jobs in this country will be negative affected should government jobs go away.

  • Dntmkmecmoverther

    “In short, the United States is well on its way to becoming a Third World country. Twenty years ago at a Brookings Institution conference in Washington, D.C., I predicted that would be the case early in the 21st century. America is no longer the land of the free and independent. It is the land of the 1 percent mega-rich.”

    That’s because the ruling elite (aka: democrats) have demolished the free market system in this country. It began in FDR’s regime and continues today. Now, even the republicans don’t get it. So, yes we are doomed to become just like the sewer countries we used to sell our stuff to. What a sorry condition…but it doesn’t have to be this way. This November, bring back a true conservative and vote out the sewer rats in congress and the senate. Do you job patriots: VOTE and know your candidate; do the necessary homework to know what they believe and stand for. Give up a day of sports and beer and be a civic minded citizen and let’s take back our Republic!

    • Ted Crawford

      Actually, Dntmkmecmoverther, I believe that it began with Woodrow Wilson. Primarily with the passage, in close proximity, Feburary 3, and April 8, 2013, of the sixteenth and seventeenth amendments!
      The sixteenth gave them a large pool of money to misappropiate and the seventeenth insured the best Politicians that money could buy. FDR just injected it with Steroids!

      • Average Joe

        Actually, Ted Crawford, I believe it all started when Lincoln overstepped his Constitutional authority and declared martial law and war against citizens of the several states…declaring that anyone that did not support him and” his” cause (which wasn’t slavery) to be an enemy of the nation and subject to summary execution ,kinda sounds like the NDAA,huh?…(Those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat it). Everything other piece of legislative treachery……. has just been add ons since Lincoln.

        Many here have read this..and some have not: From teamlaw.org
        (a wealth of information can be found on this site)

        Historical Outline

        1st: Martial Law is declared by President Lincoln on April 24th, 1863, with General Orders No. 100; under martial law authority, Congress and President Lincoln institute continuous martial law by ordering the states (people) either conscribe troops and or provide money in support of the North or be recognized as enemies of the nation; this martial law Act of Congress is still in effect today. This martial law authority gives the President (with or without Congress) the dictatorial authority to do anything that can be done by government in accord with the Constitution of the United States of America. This conscription act remains in effect to this very day and is the foundation of Presidential Executive Orders authority; it was magnified in 1917 with The Trading with the Enemy Act (Public Law 65-91, 65th Congress, Session I, Chapters 105, 106, October 6, 1917). and again in 1933 with the Emergency War Powers Act, which is ratified and enhanced almost every year to this date by Congress. Today these Acts address the people of the United States themselves as their enemy.

        2nd: The District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871 created a “municipal corporation” to govern the District of Columbia. Considering the fact that the municipal government itself was incorporated in 1808, an “Organic Act” (first Act) using the term “municipal corporation” in 1871 can only mean a private corporation owned by the municipality. Hereinafter we will call that private corporation, “Corp. U.S.” By consistent usage, Corp. U.S. trademarked the name, “United States Government” referring to themselves. The District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871 places Congress in control (like a corporate board) and gives the purpose of the act to form a governing body over the municipality; this allowed Congress to direct the business needs of the government under the existent martial law and provided them with corporate abilities they would not otherwise have. This was done under the constitutional authority for Congress to pass any law within the ten mile square of the District of Columbia. Follow this link to see the effect of the District of Columbia Act of 1871.

        3rd: In said Act, Corp. U.S. adopted their own constitution (United States Constitution), which was identical to the national Constitution (Constitution of the United States of America) except that it was missing the national constitution’s 13th Amendment and the national constitution’s 14th, 15th and 16th amendments are respectively numbered 13th, 14th and 15th amendments in the Corp. U.S. Constitution. At this point take special notice and remember this Corp. U.S. method of adopting their own Constitution, they will add to it in the same manner in 1913.

        4th: Corp. U.S. began to generate debts via bonds etc., which came due in 1912, but they could not pay their debts so the 7 families that bought up the bonds demanded payment and Corp. U.S. could not pay. Said families settled the debt for the payments of all of Corp. U.S.’ assets and for all of the assets of the Treasury of the United States of America.

        5th: As 1913 began, Corp. U.S. had no funds to carry out the necessary business needs of the government so they went to said families and asked if they could borrow some money. The families said no (Corp. U.S. had already demonstrated that they would not repay their debts in full). The families had foreseen this situation and had the year before finalized the creation of a private corporation of the name “Federal Reserve Bank”. Corp. U.S. formed a relationship with the Federal Reserve Bank whereby they could transact their business via note rather than with money. Notice that this relationship was one made between two private corporations and did not involve government; that is where most people error in understanding the Federal Reserve Bank system—again it has no government relation at all. The private contracts that set the whole system up even recognize that if anything therein proposed is found illegal or impossible to perform it is excluded from the agreements and the remaining elements remain in full force and effect.

        6th: Almost simultaneously with the last fact (also in 1913), Corp. U.S. adopts (as if ratified) their own 16th amendment. Tax protesters challenge the IRS tax collection system based on this fact, however when we remember that Corp. U.S. originally created their constitution by simply drafting it and adopting it; there is no difference between that adoption and this—such is the nature of corporate enactments—when the corporate board (Congress) tells the secretary to enter the amendment as ratified (even thought the States had not ratified it) the Se3cretary was instructed that the Representatives word alone was sufficient for ratification. You must also note, this amendment has nothing to do with our nation, with our people or with our national Constitution, which already had its own 16th amendment. The Supreme Court (in BRUSHABER v. UNION PACIFIC R. CO., 240 U.S. 1 (1916)) ruled the 16th amendment did nothing that was not already done other than to make plain and clear the right of the United States (Corp. U.S.) to tax corporations and government employees. We agree, considering that they were created under the authority of Corp. U.S.

        7th: Next (also 1913) Corp. U.S., through Congress, adopts (as if ratified) its 17th amendment. This amendment is not only not ratified, it is not constitutional; the nation’s Constitution forbids Congress from even discussing the matter of where Senators are elected, which is the subject matter of this amendment; therefore they cannot pass such and Act and then of their own volition, order it entered as ratified. According to the United States Supreme Court, for Congress to propose such an amendment they would first have to pass an amendment that gave them the authority to discuss the matter.

        8th: Accordingly, in 1914, the Freshman class and all Senators that successfully ran for reelection in 1913 by popular vote were seated in Corp. U.S. Senate capacity only; their respective seats from their States remained vacant because neither the State Senates nor the State Governors appointed new Senators to replace them as is still required by the national Constitution for placement of a national Senator.

        9th: In 1916, President Wilson is reelected by the Electoral College but their election is required to be confirmed by the constitutionally set Senate; where the new Corp. U.S. only Senators were allowed to participate in the Electoral College vote confirmation the only authority that could possibly have been used for electoral confirmation was corporate only. Therefore, President Wilson was not confirmed into office for his second term as President of the United States of America and was only seated in the Corp. U.S. Presidential capacity. Therefore the original jurisdiction government’s seats were vacated because the people didn’t seat any original jurisdiction government officers. It is important to note here that President Wilson retained his capacity as Commander in Chief of the military. Many people wonder about this fact imagining that such a capacity is bound to the President of the nation; however, When John Adams was President he assigned George Washington to the capacity of Commander in Chief of the military in preparation for an impending war with France. During this period, Mr. Adams became quite concerned because Mr. Washington became quite ill and passed on his acting military authority through his lead General Mr. Hamilton and Mr. Adams was concerned that if war did break out Mr. Hamilton would use that authority to create a military dictatorship of the nation. Mr. Adams averted the war through diplomacy and the title of Commander in Chief was returned to him.
        (See: John Adams, by David McCullough, this book covers Mr. Adams concerns over this matter quite well. Mr. Adams was a fascinating man.)

        10th: In 1917, Corp. U.S. enters W.W. I and passes their Trading with the Enemies Act.

        11th: In 1933, Corp. U.S. is bankrupt, they force a banking holiday to exchange money backed Federal Reserve Notes with “legal tender” Federal Reserve Notes the Trading with the Enemies Act is adjusted to recognize the people of the United States as enemies of Corp. U.S.

        12th: Some time after 1935, you ask Social Security Administration for a relationship with their program. With the express purpose of generating Beneficiary funds to United States General Trust Fund (GTF) the Social Security Administration creates an entity with a name (that sounds like your name but is spelled with all capital letters) and an account number (Social Security number). They give you the Social Security card and let you know that the card does not belong to you but you are to hold it for them until they want it back. If you are willing to accept that responsibility over the card you activate the card by signing it, which gives you the ability to act as the fiduciary for the cards actual owner Corp. U.S. and you can use the card’s name and number to thus transact business relations for the card’s actual owner. You are also to note that though the card verifies its agency (you as the single person with authority to control the entity so created) it is not for use as identification. On review: notice the Social Security Administration was the creator of the entity, they offered you the opportunity to serve its Trustee capacity (by lending it actual consciousness and physical capacity), they gave you something (the card) that does not belong to you to hold in trust and they reserved the actual owner of the thing (Corp. U.S.) as the beneficiary of the entity—by definition, this only describes the creation and existence of a Trust. More importantly: the name they gave this Trust is not your name, the number they gave the Trust is not your number and your lending actual consciousness and physical capacity to this Trust’s Trustee capacity does not limit you or your capacity to separately act in your natural sovereign capacity in any way—what you do, when you do it and how you do it is still totally up to you.

        13th: In 1944, under the Bretton Woods Agreement, Corp. U.S. is quit claimed to the International Monetary Fund, and becomes a foreign controlled private corporation.

        14th: In 1962, considering the states were forced to carry out their business dealings in terms of Federal Reserve Notes (foreign notes), which is forbidden in the national and State constitutions, out of the necessity the states began protecting themselves from the people by forming corporations like Corp. U.S. Accordingly, those newly formed corporate state administrations began adopting Corp. U.S. suggested uniform codes and licensing structures that allowed better and more powerful control over the people, which thing the original jurisdiction governments of this nation had no capacity to do. Our Constitutions secure that the governments do not govern the people rather they govern themselves in accord with the limits of Law. The people govern themselves. Such is the foundational nature of our Constitutional Republic.

        15th: By 1971, every State government in the union of States had formed such private corporations (Corp. State), in accord with the IMF admonition, and the people ceased to seat original jurisdiction government officials in their State government seats.

        Now, having stated these historical facts, we ask you not to believe us, but rather prove these facts for yourself. We then ask you to contact us and share your discovery with us.

        When you find there is no error in this historical outline, then remember these simple facts and let no one dissuade you from the truth.

        The Bottom Line: when you speak about these private foreign corporations remember that is what they are and stop calling them government.

        Further, it is very important that we cease to attempt to fix them. It is far more important that we learn how to reseat our original jurisdiction government and spread the word about the truth. By reseating our State and national governments in their original jurisdiction nature, we gain the capacity to hold these private foreign corporations accountable. They owe us a lot of money, in fact they owe us more money than there is available in the world. In fact it is impossible for them to pay and that gives us the leverage we need to take back our nation and put things right. The process is a simple one. The difficulty is in getting our people to wake up to the truth. That’s why we ask you to prove the truth for yourself and contact us with your discovery.

        That means that you must stop acting and communicating like you are anything other than the sovereign that God created you to be. And, stop referring to Corp. U.S. or the STATE OF ‘X’ as anything other than the private foreign corporations that they are. And, finally, stop listening to the Bigfoot Patriot Mythology that is espoused by those that only give these facts lip service.

        It’s time to wake up and follow the truth, time to repent and become a moral and honorable society instead of lauding our Piety while we stand guilty of:
        a) not knowing the truth;
        b) not living the truth;
        c) believing God will save us even though we have the tools to know the truth the ability to use the tools but we refuse to live by the truth and use the tools we have to save ourselves and thereby become free.

        The biggest problem with that get all excited about uniting against the tyranny of Corp. U.S. is that they are blind to the truth having no remedy so they bail out of “the system” hell bent for a rebellion even the scripture says cannot be won with conventional weapons of war. Would that we could instead follow the admonition of the King of Kings and unite with truth to legally, lawfully and peacefully reseat our original jurisdiction government thereby taking back the control our nation in accord with law.

      • George E

        One could argue that it started from the very beginning of the republic. In 1794 Washington sent troops to Western Pennsylvania to put down the Whiskey Rebellion so that the federal government could collect a tax on distillers. This sort of central government tyranny of the population has continued to grow and expand with nearly every administration aided by critical events such as wars and depressions and desired events such as interstate commerce and transportation. It began with the Federalists pushing for a strong central government, and has ended with the socialist central government we have today.

      • http://katrael.wordpress.com Katrael

        Average Joe, I finally read your comment and the reason I didn’t before was due to it’s length and my lack of time. I found your comment to be quite compelling. I learned about the federal reserve many years ago and had heard rumors of a “second government” but those were only rumors. I had heard that we were still functioning under martial law but had no proof. I’ve already begun to study constitutional law but without the knowledge of this corporate USA it would be impossible to apply what I’ve learned. I went to teamlaw.org and have begun to study their information. They mentioned “quo warranto” and I looked it up in my law dictionary and it almost floored me. I suspect that I’m just beginning to see the tip of the iceberg.

  • Chester

    Don”t particularly care what the numbers say, as I can physically SEE the improvements in employment. When more factories in my area have more people working more hours, something is getting better. Also, there are more loaded trucks on the highways than even a year ago, so something is being made, and sold, somewhere. Instead of listening to all the doomsayers, get out and actually LOOK at what is going on. Depending on your bent, you may be either pleasantly or unpleasantly surprised at what you see.

    • Ted Crawford

      I don’t know where you live, but where I live three local business concerns, one a long time, well established one, closed their doors! About 15 to 20% of the others have announced reduced hours over the last couple of months!

    • John Millican

      As to the trucks and what they haul; it’s from China, Japan, Vietnam,…etc. I drive a truck and have seen the drastic fall in the number of U.S. factories. Most of the places we get loads from are warehouses that store the IMPORTED goods until the retailers are ready for delivery. Many factories in the area where I live have/are shutting down or severly reducing employee payroll. What I’m SEEING opening are PAWN SHOPS, thrift stores, garbage recyclers, and paramilitary supply stores. These are actually signs of a nation in economic crisis. I am also seeing MILITARY armament being moved around a lot; and not to where one would think it should be going to be shipped to the troops overseas. Factories for MILITARY hardware are working at full capacity. Another sign of a nation in crisis. Either “jobs through war” or to put down a rebeling populace does not lend itself to a “growing eonomy” or to the “most technologically advanced” nation in the world not beginning to fall apart. It all goes back to the Congress and President not following the CONSTITUTION. (And NOT just those in power today; but this has been going on for decades.)

  • Jan Burket

    Why argue about the exact number of unemployed ? The real problem is the labor force itself. First of all there are the vast numbers of those who simply do not want to work since their govt. hand-outs and welfare programs are sufficient enough to buy them booze and cigarettes but not enough to feed their families, and they don’t care because they have low enough incomes to demand more welfare. Put them to work or withdraw or drastically reduce their food stamps etc etc.

    Then there are the illegals here who work without paying taxes and are aided and abetted by the companies who hire them illegally and pay them under-the-table. Let’s get rid of both. Stop the flow at our borders and start fining and jailing the US company offenders for hiring undocumented workers who are taking jobs that Americans can’t get. And quit saying that all the unemployed won’t do those sometimes low paying jobs. BS, these unemployed are the ones not counted in the numbers because they are disgusted with the hiring priorities here now and have given up.

  • JB

    It is amazing that there is a formula for the jobs market instead of actual counting of actual jobs. Birth/Death model? Really?

  • mrbobl7388

    Want to make jobs come back to America? Here is the answer.

    EXAMPLE: Widget made in America costs $5.00. Total cost to produce: $4.00

    Same Widget made in China costs $5.00. Total cost to produce $1.50. Raw materials for both widgets cost the same.

    Profit on American widget, $1.00. Profit on widget made in china, $3.50.

    OK Congress, this next part is in your lap. The TAX on the widget made in China should be $2.50. Now we have competition of EQUALS. Both widgets cost their makers $4.00.

    Jobs will probably come home. The U.S. will make money instead of China and the American companies who are circumventing all of the American laws and regulations. The American companies affected will undoubtedly lobby for relief from restrictive laws and regulations. Right now they LIKE the laws and regulations. High profits, no EPA, no labor laws etc.

    This is the simplified version of what needs to happen. Will this happen? Never with this communist government and their sympathizer lapdogs. The present method is furthering the wishes of the NWO. Forget the World Trade Organization.

    • Ted Crawford

      simplified, as you say, but completely accurate!

    • J-M

      mrbob, I thought that too, EXCEPT that it just gives more money to the government to spend wildly! Tax, tax tax, and yet there is never enough money for all their projects. Things like genital washing for African men, Japanese Quail sex habits while on cocaine, etc. They spend 40% more than they take in so if we give them yet more tax dollars, the government will turn it into more deficit.

      • Average Joe

        J-M ,

        “EXCEPT that it just gives more money to the government to spend wildly! ”

        Until the government runs out of “other people’s money”, they will never stop spending wildly…But, if someone is going to have pay taxes to them….I would much rather it be the Chinese (and other foreign nations)….than us……just sayin’

      • Deerinwater

        “Quail sex”? your rascal !

    • David169

      Not entirely mrbob17388:
      I’m in the plastics business, He is my problem:
      1 unit, test marketing indicates retail sales maximum price $40. maximum; wholesale to retailer $30; distributor to wholesaler $23.(seasonal goods)
      Cost of materials in US $23. Cost of labor, machinery and factory space $10. Sales force and other costs of distribution $7. = no profit on every item sold at retail price direct to consumers if sold to distributors loss is $17.
      Buy product from a Chinese manufacturer. Pay Chinese manufacturer, pay shipping, duties, inland marine shipping, drayage, warehousing, sales force and insurance. Total cost $13.
      Conclusion, I cannot buy the materials for the price a Chinese manufacturer delivers the finished product to my door; blister packed, in display cases and in a master case. I have tried every way possible to manufacture in the US and for my product line it is impossible. I dislike manufacturing in China and at this time I am considering closing my door.

      • http://gravatar.com/katrael59ganaiden katrael59ganaiden

        It’ll be a shame if you have to close your doors. The cost of doing business here is frightening and many people won’t start businesses because of the horrific start up costs coupled with the statistic that 95% will go out of business in the first five years and who want’s to put up with that? The cost of meeting gov standards are to a large degree the cause of all of this. I know because I’ve been through this start up stuff and it’s no fun.

      • http://gravatar.com/katrael59ganaiden katrael59ganaiden

        Also, starting a business during and expanding economy is one thing but doing it while things are as bad as they are is another. My hat is off to people who are successful today at starting and staying in business.

  • Insurgent

    If you believe anything that comes out of DC, you need to go see a brain surgeon.

    Await the latest book written by Urkel, “Lies, Lies, and More Lies.”

    The price America continues to pay for the race card trick.

    So how is this hopey, changey thingy working for you???

  • http://Corky'sCraftShop@comcast.net Donald Rowe

    And how about the latest little jab from the Congress. Apparently yesterday, in a nearly secret vote, with very little, if any debate about the subject, they passed, with full support from both sides of the aisle, a bill which will limit protestors and protest speech to whatever area(s) the secret service detail on duty decides. Anyone caught defying the order, saying anything that could be construed as protest speech, outside of the boundrys set by the Secret Service detail will be arrested and charged with a class 1 FELONY! A FELONY!!! That’s more than a year in jail, if convicted, for protesting any of Obama’s policies, a blatant slap in the face of the 1st Amendment of the Constitution, that says, “Congress shall make NO law restricting free speech” If this ain’t restricting free speech I don’t know what is.
    See, these little laws, getting passed without any hoopla, very few people knowing about it, and then it gets on the books and someone is arrested for it who had no idea that our Congress could do this. He’s chipping away at our Constitution little by little. At this rate, by the time the general election is held, we’ll be lucky to have the right to vote any more. WE REALLY NEED TO GET THIS GUY OUT OF THIS OFFICE .

    • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

      You are correct, I remember in the interview a few months ago, on 60 Minutes I think, The interviewer asked Obama a question of why he has not made some hard driven changes he wanted and Obama came back and said “you know there is this small piece of paper called the Constitution that slows change down” something to this effect. He will do everything he can to shovel this crap down our throats behinde closed doors in secret if needed while he has the power to do so. We need to get him out of there quick. If I had left and went overseas to work say five years ago and now came home, I do not think I would beleive my own eyes. I had not been over to Floriday in several yaers and when my wife and i went over there for a job interview I could not leave a bustling city like Dallas to go over to such a depreesed state as N central FL. Oclala is a ghost town compared to the early 2000′s, it was a very sad and sickening site. All the beautiful hand manecured horse ranches were now ten foot weed lots with these once very nice homes crumbling by the minute from neglect. Whicvh seems to be a real issue around our country, NEGLECT.

    • John

      And, what does that have to do with Obama? it was supported by ALL of the parties to protect them self and the presidents no mater what political party… I can already see, if a conservative wins the WH the same people on here protesting the law will gladly support it to suppress dissident voices on the left.

      • Average Joe

        “I can already see, if a conservative wins the WH the same people on here protesting the law will gladly support it to suppress dissident voices on the left.”

        It may be time to get your eyes checked…..it is obvious that you do not know or understand most of the posters on this site…this is not “Party” politics for most of us….it is about the rule of law, the Constitution….and moral character…which from what I’ve seen…only Ron Paul…has any moral character…and actually abides by the rule of law and the Constitution. It’s about Freedom,Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness…without government intrusion.

      • http://gravatar.com/hattles JeffH

        :)

      • http://gravatar.com/hattles JeffH

        Average Joe, the :) was directed at your comment.

  • FreedomFighter

    Jobs will never return to the United States, the US is slated for destruction by the Elite.

    We in the US are to become a post industrial society and our population is to be reduced by 90 percent according to the NWO and America turned into a giant natural wildlife refuge.

    Our government is paying companies to goto China and India and other 3rd world countries, Why?

    Obama is a puppet for the elites, congress is bought, senate mostly paid for and we Americans are asleep.

    The solution is clean house, confirm our constitution, take out the FED, reject the NWO

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

    • Deerinwater

      I like Wild life Refuges ! That will be nice! We can return to the 1800 century and dress in animal skins!

      I won’t need no stinking badge!

      Flush Rush !

      • FreedomFighter

        Kill yourself now and show us the way..commrade.

        Laus Deo
        Semper Fi

      • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

        I like Wild life Refuges ! That will be nice! We can return to the 1800 century and dress in animal skins!

        J: And what’s wrong with animal skins, dumb dumb? We wear them today, do we not?

        I won’t need no stinking badge!

        J: And neither does the law-less obama!

        Flush Rush!

        J: Not a chance! Thankfully, Rush, will continue to be a bee in your bonnet for quite some time to come; and watching the left squirm, writhe, and froth-at-the-mouth at his every word, i will consider, most enjoyable! Up with RUSH!!!!

    • Daniel-Christopher

      Can you say Agenda 21? How right you are. It amazes me how many people refuse to, or are unable to connect the dots. You are an inspiration FF, gives me hope that the world isn’t full of deaf dumb and blind people.

  • DonF48

    We the American people are to blame for most of the problems. If you want to know how gullible we are, answer this question. “Does negative advertising work?” So our campaigns are a type of yo you effect. The liberals in power for a while, and then conservatives in power for a while. All this produces is knee-jerk reactions to problems, rather than solution.

    Then you add the problems of democrats seemingly wanting to make more and more people dependant on the government, the uptick in rudeness and harsh political discourse, rather than debating ideas, the attacks on the American family, attacks on social values. And public service should not be a job- It should be a conviction and a calling. Do you not see that there is only one way to do from here. DOWN.

    It is time that we demand civility and duty to country in our politicians. If they won’t give it to us, then get them out of public office.

  • Jim Bandinelli

    At 16.2 Trillion in government debt, nothing is solvent anymore! As we all witnessed during Obamanation’s speech to the nation during the last debt increase stalemate, SS is paid by the government by monthly tax receipts and deficit spending. If one or the other falters, as in this last debt limit spending malaise, SS checks will not go out, the POTUS threatened us all with this in order to blackmail congress into uping the debt limit, thus adding more deficit spending! In doing so however, the cats out of the bag, no IOU’s, no Treasuries, no lock box, no nothing. SS will be the first items the Government defaults on, watch!

    • George E

      Jim,

      A day of reckoning is coming alright. And, it’s true that the government will default on its promises to the American people (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, etc.) before it defaults on its obligations to its bond holders. That’s just a matter of fact, not a personal wish or priority of mine. That’s the way business works. The only hope we have is that when the politicians take away our Social Security checks, their party is over. This action will cause a public uprising like nothing seen in a very long time, and the politicians know it. So, they will delay any action along these lines as long as they can. Unfortunately however, they will probably delay reforming these programs (by slowing their growth by putting limits on what we can get from them) until it’s too late to recover.

      The debt is huge, but can still be managed if we and our politicians get real and take the necessary steps soon. Otherwise, it’s all over. At which time, everything is likely to change; ie, much less government spending of all kinds including downsizing all government programs, fewer entitlements for the population, and probably higher taxes on everyone, including the 50% who don’t pay income taxes today. The one “ace in the hole” we have which could, and probably will help pull us through this pending disaster are the natural resources we have on and under our federal lands. These could be opened up for commercial development and the proceeds could be used to help pay down our national debt. As you might imagine, this will require major reconstruction and rethinking of our environmental laws and regulations, but when our backs are against the wall, we’ll do it because we won’t have any other good choices.

  • JOSEPHFOSTER

    Job numbers may go up and down, the question may be asked how could the west return to the era of high employment and rising income, that era was during the period when the west made everything for the consuming countries of the world, there was no competition from China and India, now all of that has changed the new trade policy adopted by the west elevates profit when you do not hire western workers but instead low paid workers around the world. Yes there will be some jobs created the majority are in the domestic service sector. Joseph Foster, Author ‘’Seeing Red’’ ‘How America is losing the future’ Available at: http://www.amazon.com/Seeing-Red-Joseph-Foster/ my blog Stand Up For America! – Seeing Red; boblupoli.blogspot.com/

  • step

    better do what a female financial expert said do the other day. that is when asked what stocks she would invest in she replied, “invest in ‘stocking’ up in food and ammo.”

  • M Cat

    the press is making such a big deal out of this low two hundred twenty seven thousand number…when six months ago, it was made clear that it took four hundred fifty thousand jobs to stay even. sooo this two hundred thou number looks terrible…

    offset this further when you count the genuine complete number of new unemployment applications per month and we are clearly upside down.

  • dagodave

    We are all going to lose – The present rate of B.S comming out of D.C. is nothing but diversional tactics to take our eyes off of what is really happening which is the systimatic,removal of our constitution and everything that goes with it,and what it stands for! If we had the right people in D.C. this country could bounce back in less than 3 years. But how do you get rid of all these power mad money hungry-S.O.Bs. that are in control.Thay have stolen every penny in their pockets from the American tax payers and sad but true -We let them do it because We did not stand vidualy watching them as our founding fathershad so warned us to! Freedom is a fragial thing hard fought for and easey to lose! you can’t trust any one in D.C as of this date-All that are there are all in it together!Look at their salary package their, medical package they have no realisticaly no expenses of a daily basis,their retirment is astronomical for a mere 2 term service! We pay for everything! We have regressed 2 thousand years in the last 50 years! We are back to RAMSES in Egypt! Slaves unto our selves! Only way We will get this back is to TAKE IT BACK!

  • ? Merry

    LIes and manipulation to their own benefit by this Admin. Unemployment runs out, people get on welfare and don’t file, so they say the unemployment figures went down. Just one manipulation. One friend of mine had his business fail in the last three years under this dictator, so he closed the business and is trying to get another one started. So, they manipulate and say another NEW business started.. This is just a drop in the bucket to the deceitfulness in Wash.

  • http://n/a halfrob

    There is another way to improve the “unemployment rate”. I’m totally surprised that the gov-stats-reporters haven’t thought about it yet, as far as I know, or have they?
    There are many people out there working only 20 hrs a week, because so many are only allowed to work just 20 hrs, which means that the employer could run his business with half the workers if they were allowed to work 40 hrs/wk. But why would the employer not run his business with half the workers? Aha… here it comes, first he looks good in the eyes of the government’s statistics, and second for 20 hr workers he is not required by law to provide ANY benefits. Bottom Line is this, if all the employers could be convinced to employ only 20hr workers, the unemployment current numbers could be cut in half.
    What do you think?

    • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

      so you are saying take away from the full time employees and make them all noy part time employees? Are you serious?

      • common sense

        No. He’s not being serious. It’s called sarcasm. However, this is what our local school district has been doing in order to be able to survive. Our science dept. consists of 1 full time teacher and 3 part timers.

  • Tallman

    The real measure of the health of the economy is not the unemployment figure. The best measure is the employment figure. If employment is going up , the economy is improving, if it is going down, it isn’t. While I agree with the conclusion that everything in our economic system favors the rich over the middle class, large corporations over small business, and a growing government, we have to live within that system or hazard the complete chaos that would result if we abandon it. The best we can do is mitigate the negative effects of such a system and hope it doesn’t come crashing down around our heads.

  • Dale

    The first requirement for control of the people is dependance. That dependance is accelerated by rewarding welfare to have more babies, encouraging legal & illegal immigration of large families, specifically Muslim and Mexican and expanding an entitled, extremely inefficient, entitled, government payroll.

    According to scientific reports of sustainability white people in the US have already dropped past the point of recovery, not enough babies born to sustain the white race, whereas, Muslims (8) and Mexicans (6) have more babies, start at a younger age having babies, more than are necessary to sustain their species, causing a population explosion.

    The census reports, though filled with erroneous errors show the trend well. 50% of the eligible workers (work able adults) are employees by government, more than 40% of the private sector are on welfare or unemployment, or are low-income getting benefits that are greater than their payroll taxes, leaving less than 30% of the eligible workforce and private sector businesses that are paying all the taxes.

    Simply put, the workers/voters are outnumbered two-to-one.

    According to the Census Bureau, more than half of the growth in the U.S. population between 2000 and 2010 was because of growth in the Mexican population. Between 2000 and 2010 the Mexican population grew by 43 percent while the non-Mexican population grew only 5 percent, not including illegals that census numbers put in the range of 70-100 million, not the 12-million number used by Obama that dates back to the Reagan days.

    Census says: 12-million were here when the first amnesty was offered (only 200,000 took amnesty), 12-15 million entered illegally and 10-million legally during the 90′s with a record of only 1-million returning to Mexico. From 2000 thru 2011 an estimated 5-7 million entered each year. DO THE MATH YOURSELF!

    12,000,000 – 200,000 + 12-15 million + 10,000,000 – 1,000,000 + 5-7million x 12 = and many of them can and do vote, most are getting some handouts especially free medical.

  • John

    Americas and the worlds explosive growd not only in jobs and industry but also the population was fueled solely because of the availability of cheap oil. Jobs exploded, people got wealthier and healthier because of medications derived from oil. Our whole food system and industrial system depends on the availability of cheap oil. Unfortunately, with all the emerging markets world wide, and the price of oil rising our way of life is starting to become unsustainable. Many industry experts believe that world wide oil has peaked sometime in 2010. US oil has already peaked. There was no new discovery of any substantial oil field World wide since 1969. Many of the US oil fields are already played out and many will be empty soon Russias oil fields are mostly empty. US oil will be a thing of the past in another 15-20 years at current demand. Countries like Saudi Arabia have not changed the estimate of their reserves that they give to OPEC every year for the last 10 years… the number is constant even though they pump out millions of barrels and already have fields that run dry. The price of oil will sky rock within the next 10-15 years and with it everything we as americans cherish. Our way of life is oil based. Without it we can’t feed our people, move around or produce what little we do produce. Unless we as people find ways to either be a lot more efficient or find an alternate for oil I predict that 15-20 years down the road the unemployment in this country will be in the 50-60% range. Those of us that will be alive will look back at the current time as the golden years of plenty. Lucky for me, I don’t expect to be around when the crap hits the fan and oil is running out. I know, i know… many believe we have oil for hundreds of years… sorry folks, you have fallen for propaganda. Even sane people like several republican oil people, the oil ministers of several European and mid east countries believe that this world has maybe 15-20 years of reserves left at the current and anticipated demand… it will be quite ugly.
    I watched a movie the other day after reading about it on Yahoo, its called “a crude awakening” and it made me realize why government number are looking good, why Obama is pushing for alternate energy development, and where he goes wrong with it and why both, the GOP and the Dems are pushing for war with Iran. This movie made me realize, that if people knew the truth, and starting to comprehend the truth there would be mass riots. Watch it, take of your blinders, look at who the people are that are interviewed, look around of what is happening in this country and the world and then make up your own mind.

    • http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/12/ff_new_nukes/all/1 Charles

      We could go to Thorium for energy. Click my name for a nice clear article.

  • Robert Sanford

    Can someone explain and show the math formula of how the correct way to determine the unemployment in the U.S. Is the same formula in use during the Obama Administration as it was during the Bush Administration??

  • http://www.fairtax.org/site/PageServer Charles

    Mr Calvert, I checked out your link, complaining about Mr Romney “buying” the election. Last I looked, Obama had –at least– a billion dollar war chest.

  • http://gravatar.com/aasat Obama

    Good job DagoDave. but that’s enough. Now the truth. I will grow my Czars to 60 after my re-election this year. By this time next year, I will be able to completely circumvent Congress and abolish their powers. History’s greatest leader had only 35 czars in case you have lost count I have 48. My only competition for power and I’m jealous is the EPA. Man those guys can take away your rights faster than I can figure it out. But I’m learning quick. Although I knew. As far as jobs go, if I don’t give you that hope i promised how are you going to know all the rights you are losing. One of these days I will prove to you I can take this country to the levels unseen since the 6th century. You know like the middle east. Well, everbody, if you have a job keep work’in and if you dont try and find one. Oh!
    Before I go, I heard a good one in my office. Ya, know how to tell a President is lying ?
    His lips are moving! That bill maher he’s such a social guy. Til next time, everbody. I’ll talk about giving China more money.

  • SerfCityHereWeCome

    Forget the speed of light, the most reliable constant in the universe is– communists lie. This is like China’s Great Leap Backw…er, Forward in the late ’50s when THAT communist regime’s recently nationalized agricultural sector was reporting “record crops” as millions starved. Guess they were “record” crops after all, just not the good kind.

  • Steve E

    We have moved away from the Constitution. America you will get what you deserve…Romney, and then some.

  • Sadly Wiser

    Along with the stats on how many died & how many were born I would LOVE to see the stats on how many of the “gave up & stopped looking” actually either retired or went on disability. I went to a workshop at my unemployment office and one gentleman was advised to apply for disability. He is 60, as I am. Come to think of it, in all the unemployment workshops I’ve been to I’d say at least 95% were over 50. We were let go or fired for a variety of lame excuses, but just try to prove age discrimination. Kinda makes you wonder what they might be thinking of doing when there are just too many “old” people to have on unemployment or social security.

  • Michael McLendon

    I am hoping to keep paying the mortgage.

    • Deerinwater

      I hope you are not upside down.

  • Buck

    All this press on how well the economy is doing or improving is just lies and propaganda to help our dictator-in-chief get re-elected. I still fail to see what the MSM hopes to gain by supporting this misfit in the destruction of the United States . WE NEED RON PAUL to fix it . RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT !!!

    • George E

      Buck,

      Ron Paul does have the right economic formula, but I don’t think enough people are ready for his “radical” changes yet, until we get to the economic breaking point. When that happens, I’m inclined to think his son, Rand Paul, will be much more electable as a Republican, especially if he doesn’t emphasize this libertarian views on social issues. If he can find a way of moderating his views on abortion, drugs, and fighting terrorists that is more in line with today’s main stream conservative view, he’ll definitely be an attractive candidate in future elections.

  • Big Jim

    Well after reading these posts i have relized people do not understand we have been taken over from with in…We have elected a non American ,Musulim,commie,and the bastard put Holder in place to kill anyone that disagrees with him..You idiots on the left will be left to fin for yourself and the real Americans will rise up against you God help your souls..

    • John McGlothlen

      Jim, you’re right–he’s an imposter. The problem is there has been a revolution. With the complicity of the MSM we have been taken over. That is why I never call it our government. It is a foreign government made up of traitors with very few exceptions. Mr. Obama is just the top traitor. If I concealed my past the way he has during questioning I would be held indefinitely by the police–at least until I started talking.
      As to jobs think about this..If you buy a 600 lb drill press at Harbor Freight, package it up and send it to China what would the freight cost? More than the $650 purchase price for sure. So who’s paying the freight? Not China! We are being destroyed from within.
      At this point, with the choices we have for leader I think all we can do is hold on and hope to survive. Montanafreedom

    • David

      Big jim enough of the muslim talk….getting old, not true you know it…stick to your real talking points…..LET THE MUSLIM TALK GO.

  • ranger hall

    The figures the Govt gives out has always been used to go in their favor.
    Most all Economists are paid by the Govt in one form or anoughter.
    The Media is controlled by the Govt, They Print or say what they are Paid to Print or say, No longer do they care about the People or the Country. TRUTH and JUSTICE, PRIDE and HONOR are just words, Used a lot but mean nothing to these People.
    Its been going down hill for many, many years,And WE just do not get the Picture.
    Manufacturing jobs has always been the staple of the Economy in this Country, But we have been lossing them for over 20 plus years.And we are still lossing them.
    The Big Problem we have is NOT with the President, But with CONGRESS and the SUPREME COURT, ITS these People that NEED to DO the JOBS they were elected or appointed to do.
    Also the Next BIG Problem we have IS the American People, WHILE we still have some, Had better git off there butts and do something to square these People Away.

  • Amigo

    @ Paul Roberts,
    I agree that unemployment numbers are a joke.
    The 1% and 99% is a fictional representation made up by the press. Why not 5% and 95%….or what about those darn top 20%…It’s a classical way to vilify a group.
    Makes writing articles easier….doesn’t it.

    • http://gravatar.com/hattles JeffH

      Amigo, no doubt. 1% and 99% are nothing more than usefull “code words” to be used by sheeple…I will refer you to the OWS mantra.

  • ranger hall

    Oh People always ask me WHY do we call KOREA,VIETNAM,GRANADA, PANAMA,AFGANISTAN,IRAQ WARS. Well YES they were WARS But they are NOT WARS BECAUSE Congress did not DECLARE A WAR. This has been a system these People have used to seperate themselves from the WAR. YET they are responsible for allowing all this to happen, Congress could stop this anytime they want, BUT as you see they want this to Continue, SO who is really Resposible. Also any Law that is Passed By Congress or the President, Could be overturned by the Supreme Court, BUT we see that they do not do their Jobs also.
    SO People to Change things WE the People MUST DO OUR JOBS. And NO Voting is Not going to change anything, For the People you are going to vote for IS their People NOT OURS. Well it would be interesting to see Ron Paul get elected, But we all know this they will not allow.

  • Joseph

    @Peter Calvet dude i read the artical VERY closely TWICE and I do not see anything in it attacking Obama,what i see is it aiming at those in governemn selling us out for the fat cats and lining their own pocket.

  • Chisna

    “In other words, the vast majority of the new jobs are low-paying jobs.”

    No Sh*t ?
    And for just how long has that been happening ?
    As far as I can tell that’s been happening ever since the 1980′s recession.
    ( When we began to outsource our manufacturing )
    And believe it or not, high unemployment occurred during and after that recession also.

    As long as Americans are ok with bashing union jobs, are ok with a executive earning 200 times the wage of the average worker. And aren’t willing to pay a little more for a quality product made in the U.S.A. rather than a inferior quality piece of crap made in China.
    Then we are going to have a service based economy where there isn’t much in the way of jobs other than low paying jobs. And as long as we allow China to violate trade laws and manipulate their currency. We won’t be able to compete against them.

  • scout

    I think the White House should operate on a BUDGET. It’s up 21% over Bush’s WH budget. Nobody should have Carte Blanc.

  • jopa

    scout;Todays White House budget is Bushes budget.Bush didn’t pay the bills , charged everything after the budget was squandered, slashed taxes for the rich making it impossible to pay the bills.It’s not 21% but 46% of Bushes liabilities that we are trying to pay for today.

    • http://gravatar.com/katrael59ganaiden katrael59ganaiden

      jopa, ok so we’re paying Bushes bills now, when will we pay Obama’s? He’s spent more than all the presidents combined and he’s not through yet. Can’t you keep yourself focused on today instead of trying to distract people from what’s happening now? We can’t do anything about Bush’s budget now…can we? It’s a good thing If you want to focus on what Bush did as a lesson to learn so that we don’t let Obama or someone else do the same but to sit an complain about something that nobody can do anything about is madness. Are you MAD?

      • George E

        That’s right. Let’s learn from our mistakes in the past and do better in the future. Objectively, can anyone honestly (and intellectually) say Obama is doing ANYTHING to reduce deficit spending and the national debt? I certainly can’t. All of his claims of budget reductions have been reductions in fabricated higher spending estimates or reductions “after” his term of office is complete which makes it very unlikely they will ever be implemented. Likewise, his push to get us off fossil fuels by forcing us to use more expensive “alternative” forms of energy in order to reduce our trade deficit, really, only make the problem all that much worse.

        • http://katrael.wordpress.com Katrael

          You’re right George and that’s assuming that he even want’s to do something about all of these problems. My estimation of the man is that he really has a different agenda in mind, one that doesn’t benefit America. The allegation is that his father was an avowed anti-colonialist from Kenya and that Obama Jr. is carrying on in his footstep and that Obama see’s the United States as an evil colonial power. If this is true it would go a long way toward explaining how he behaves. I’m responding to you from my other WordPress account because I can’t “login” from the other one.

      • George E

        Katrael,

        I’ve heard that as well, and it does seem logical to me.

        • http://katrael.wordpress.com Katrael

          George E. We should ask our so called president “Quo Warranto” which is to ask “by what authority” and by asking that in a legal setting the president has to step down from his office as he has failed to comply with the law…the constitution. This “quo warranto” can be used against any elected official who breaks the law (constitution) they have sworn to uphold and we can do this because they gain their right to govern the government(and not the people) from the people and not the other way around. This is a powerful thing and we need to learn it. Our elected officials took an oath to uphold the constitution and when they fail to do so the they can be removed from office. The people are ignorant and this ignorance is what is giving our corporate government the power over us.

      • George E

        Katrael,

        Yes, I believe you are correct. However, as a practical matter, how do we get to the point where conservative Constitutional minded American people take control of the government when over 50% seem to support the liberal/socialist movement away from the Constitution? I believe the core problem is that we’ve allowed the left to control the culture for too long and that undermines our fundamental traditional values on which our laws and logical thinking relies.

        • Deerinwater

          ” I believe the core problem is that we’ve allowed the left to control the culture for too long and that undermines our fundamental traditional values on which our laws and logical thinking relies.”

          Well Sir., you can believe that all day long and try to sell it to anyone that will listen to you.

          But the “facts” simply don’t marry up with your statement. When the GOP is in command at home, they focus their attention to international matters and big business interest, while they ignoring national concerns.

          It’s only when they are out of power and scratching on the back door screen wanting back in do we hear such claims as you wish to make.

          Since the 1960 elections the GOP has been the dominating administration 1,770 days or about 5 years. 5 years is one hell of a good head start if they ever planing on doing anything beside lining their pockets and feathering their nest.

          If you just go back to just 1980, the GOP enjoys even a greater lead % wise.

          “According to the 22nd Amendment, which was ratified in 1951, no President may serve longer than a decade (period of 10 years) (two terms plus a maximum of two years having acceded as President under some other President’s term). This means that Franklin Delano Roosevelt will continue to be the first on this list unless the 22nd Amendment is changed or repealed, and some future President is re-elected the requisite number of times, pursuant to such a change or repeal.”

          GOP’s last truly great leader was Richard Nixon and we know how that ended, but as far as addressing the people’s business and embracing the future and planting seeds, Nixon was the man of the hour with Reagan coming in a strong second. But both of these men did some serious damage before their tenure served.

          Starting in 1960

          35th John F. Kennedy 1,036 days in office, Ranking 37 Assassinated 2 years, 10 months and 3 days into his term.

          36 Lyndon B. Johnson 1,886 ” ” 18 Served the remaining 1 year, and two months of Kennedy’s term, elected to a full term. Withdrew from the race early in the 1968 presidential primary.

          37 Richard M. Nixon 2,027 ” ” 17 Resigned 1 year, 6 months and 21 days into his second term. [5]

          38th Gerald R. Ford 895 days in office, 39 Served the remaining 2 years, 5 months and 12 days of Nixon’s second term. Not elected to a full term.[9]

          39th Jimmy Carter 1,461 21 Served one full term. Not reelected.

          40th Ronald Reagan 2,922 days in office, 2 Served two full terms.

          41 George H. W. Bush 1,461 21 Served one full term. Not reelected.

          42 Bill Clinton 2,922 2 Served two full terms

          43 George W. Bush 2,922 2 Served two full terms.

          44 Barack Obama 1,152 days in office, ranking 36 Incumbent

          I believe the core problem is the GOP rank and file insidious attempt to blame everyone else for their failures. They get so busy bailing and fighting alligators they overlook drain the swamp.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States_by_time_in_office

          • http://Gunn Tom

            Deerinwater — With All due respect, I think you have either entirely missed; or perhaps distorted, the point Kaetrel wanted to make. The fact is that the GOP, is every bit as socialist as the Democrats; while falsely attempting to paint themselves as being “free market” oriented. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The corporate establishement, the baking aristocracy, and their government puppets in BOTH the Democrat and Republican parties are fundamentally Socialist. The structure of our monetary and banking system founded upon a fiat currency allowing artificial manipuation of the money supply and interest rates, together with fractional reserve lending practices, is NOT compatible with free-market / capitalist system (just read the communist manifesto, and you’ll see why this is). The banking aristocracy and the corporatocracy that has grown up around it are NOT CAPITALISTS…..they are MONOPOLISTS….quite another thing. Socialism, is founded fundamentally, on the idea that all of society’s means of production (property and labor) are centrally controlled; which is precisely what MONOPOLISTS (and therefore Socialists) are after…..centralized control over all property and labor. True Free Market Capitalism on the other hand, is centered on the principle of DE-Centralized ( qua – INDIVIDUAL) control of property and labor (means of procudtion). Thus came the founding fathers’ principal idea of PROPERTY RIGHTS for INDIVIDUALS. As soon as this nation’s monetary system was perverted into what we have now, through the Federal Reserve Act of 1913; capitalism was then replaced, with CORPORATE SOCIALISM. This country used to have PROPERTY RIGHTS for individuals…..those principles have been incrementally eradicated by the continual encroachment of CORPORATE SOCIALISM in this country for the past 100 years. Whether a nation’s SOCIALIST structure is based upon STATE-SOCIALISM (as in the FORMER Sovient Union)….or CORPORATE SOCIALISM (As in the CURRENT United States), is irellevent…..SOCIALISM…IS SOCIALISM….. What America has been practicing for the past 100 years…..is CORPORATE SOCIALISM, and the GOP / REPUBLICANS are nothing more than “FALSE-FLAG Capitalists”….. PRETENDING to support free-market principles, while instead furthering their CORPORATE SOCIALIST HANDLERS’ agenda, in oppostion only to the “Left’s” STATE-SOCIALIST agenda. What You and most of the mid-guided, and mis-informed (through propaganda) Liberals have been indoctrinated into supporting, …. is simply replacing one form of Socialism (Corporate Socialism) with a more onerous one (Soviet-Style STATE – Socialism); and when TRUE free-market capitalists talk about RESTORING FREE MARKET PRINCIPLES in this country….it is NOT about pandering to the agenda of the NEO-CON Republican or GOP party (who are NOT free-marketers at all)….but is in fact a call to truly restore the FOUDING FREE MARKET CAPITALIST principles that were eradiated over the past 100 years beginning with the establishment of the Federal Reserve, and under which no person today has ever experienced living. True Free Market Capitalism was destroyed in America long before anyone reading or contributing to this blog was born. It is time to re-learn the forgotten history of this country’s founding principles, to STOP confusing those principles with the perverse system under which American’s now and for the past 70+ years have been living, and to RESTORE the CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES BY WHICH THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED.

      • Tom

        George E, and Deerinwater — With All due respect, I think you have either entirely missed; or perhaps distorted, the point George E. wanted to make. The fact is that the Republican Party, is every bit as socialist as the Democrats; while falsely attempting to paint themselves as being “free market” oriented. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The corporate establishement, the baking aristocracy, and their government puppets in BOTH the Democrat and Republican parties are fundamentally Socialist. The structure of our monetary and banking system founded upon a fiat currency allowing artificial manipuation of the money supply and interest rates, together with fractional reserve lending practices, is NOT compatible with free-market / capitalist system (just read the communist manifesto, and you’ll see why this is). The banking aristocracy and the corporatocracy that has grown up around it are NOT CAPITALISTS………they are MONOPOLISTS……..quite another thing. Socialism, is founded fundamentally, on the idea that all of society’s means of production (property and labor) are centrally controlled; which is precisely what MONOPOLISTS (and therefore Socialists) are after…..centralized control over all property and labor. True Free Market Capitalism on the other hand, is centered on the principle of DE-Centralized ( qua – INDIVIDUAL) control of property and labor (means of procudtion). Thus came the founding fathers’ principal idea of PROPERTY RIGHTS for INDIVIDUALS. As soon as this nation’s monetary system was perverted into what we have now, through the Federal Reserve Act of 1913; capitalism was then replaced, with CORPORATE SOCIALISM. This country used to have PROPERTY RIGHTS for individuals…..those principles have been incrementally eradicated by the continual encroachment of CORPORATE SOCIALISM in this country for the past 100 years. Whether a nation’s SOCIALIST structure is based upon STATE-SOCIALISM (as in the FORMER Sovient Union)….or CORPORATE SOCIALISM (As in the CURRENT United States), is irellevent…..SOCIALISM…IS SOCIALISM….. What America has been practicing for the past 100 years…..is CORPORATE SOCIALISM, and the GOP / REPUBLICANS are nothing more than “FALSE-FLAG Capitalists”….. PRETENDING to support free-market principles, while instead furthering their CORPORATE SOCIALIST HANDLERS’ agenda, in oppostion only to the “Left’s” STATE-SOCIALIST agenda. What You and most of the mid-guided, and mis-informed (through propaganda) Liberals have been indoctrinated into supporting, …. is simply replacing one form of Socialism (Corporate Socialism) with a more onerous one (Soviet-Style STATE – Socialism); and when TRUE free-market capitalists talk about RESTORING FREE MARKET PRINCIPLES in this country….it is NOT about pandering to the agenda of the NEO-CON Republican or GOP party (who are NOT free-marketers at all)….but is in fact a call to truly restore the FOUDING FREE MARKET CAPITALIST principles that were eradiated over the past 100 years beginning with the establishment of the Federal Reserve, and under which no person today has ever experienced living. True Free Market Capitalism was destroyed in America long before anyone reading or contributing to this blog was born. It is time to re-learn the forgotten history of this country’s founding principles, to STOP confusing those principles with the perverse system under which American’s now and for the past 70+ years have been living, and to RESTORE the CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLES BY WHICH THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED.

        • Deerinwater

          “George E, and Deerinwater — With All due respect, I think you have either entirely missed; or perhaps distorted, the point George E. wanted to make. ”

          Thank you Tom, point taken, allow me to review the posting and context. There little question that cony capitalism is doing great harm to the free enterprise system by restricting opportunities that only a select few seem to be able to enjoy. We are not in disagreement on that point.

      • Deerinwater

        You are correct, I misunderstood his posting “if” that’s what he was attempting to say. Allow me to stand corrected.

        Tom , we didn’t get to where we are today quickly, it was evolutionary events over time that created this monster. Now, ~ we are held hostage to it. To kill the monster is to kill ourselves but then we can put it on a restricted diet.

        Many “Americans” have already been on serious diet since the 1980′s as Reagan slashed back federal spending in social areas to only enlarge it in military spending. That diet is still in effect today, I was in the process of recovery until Desert Storm and have not recovered since.

        But sadly, not everyone went one this diet , just the private sector. For some American’s it taken 20 to 30 years to even begin feeling the effects and understanding this serious need for a restrictive government diet.

        For those of us that been on a restrictive diet for the last 25 years the “news” of this need for a more restrictive diet is met with disbelief!

        I’m all for sizing down of government and government over reach but if it’s done only at the Federal level and not the state and local as well, these going to be blood in the streets and more people living under bridges.

        All of this talk about governments role is good when done among rational people. I’ve read Ron Raul’s book “Tear down the Fed”, I enjoyed it.

        This is the part of the Tea Party that I understand and would be inclined to support IF more rational minds prevailed and they understood that it would take 15 to 20 years to get America back on track and sound footing where Government role was smaller in matter of business and our everyday lives.

        To implement these changes in 8 years is not impossible, but human suffering would be high and the lest among us would pay the larges cost. It would be an ugly sight to witness and would affect directly or indirectly most all Americans.

        Then too, This behavior of wrapping ourselves in the flag while holding high the cross of crucifixion,proclaiming some kind of righteous destiny while openly employing zealotry divided “we from them” is not working for the Tea Party either.

        I am not referred to as Liberal Slime anywhere but here. I’m Mr. Deerinwater, Sir, father, brother, employer, tax payer, consumer, voter, veteran, American. Needless to say, I know very well , who and what I am. This comical attempt by strangers to redefine me in some feeble effort to marginalize me while they solicited my support is irrationality and indicative of the mood the Tea Party members have introduced into political discourse. Why would I wish to be a part of such a thing so childish and ugly even thou I might think a lot of Ron Paul’s ides?

  • http://yahoo Bryan Richards

    If we allow one million legal imigrants and one million illegal imigrants into the country, we will never have enoughj jobs unless we tarriff imports and restrict the export of raw materials.

  • http:/yahoo Bryan Richards

    Other countries only allow twenty or thirty thousand immigrants, while we allow two million and dont tarriff imports, we will never have enough jobs and the ones we have wont be better then any other third world country unless we tarriff and restrict imigration.
    Disenfranchising felons and exileing them would definatly help the economy and the country in general.

  • http://sbcglobal.net albert

    Does this math guru make the same distinction, when someone like a Bush was president to be fair or impartial? We are in deep trouble no matter who is in the White House.
    When we have a over taxing government, with ongoing wars a unfair World Trade with
    virtually every single country in the world we will not survive as a nation. We have no level playing field almost everywhere one looks. When tax cuts for the rich, and corporations who then invest over seas primarily in Asia continue mainly driven by MARKET SHARE
    and profit not benefiting OUR OWN ECONOMY how can we have a economy here in the USA? This sellout by our so called business and political leaders is treasonous as most of us know. Obama will get reelected. Why? There is no viable alternative from the GOP.
    It’s a shame, we can’t find some really intelligent GOP candidate who knows what needs to get done. Ron Paul is the closest to the kind of policy needed to get it done. His stance on some issues is radical,which turns off many. For instance his recent tornado victim statement and Iran issue. His stand on Iran’s nuke intentions and his stand on the gold standard turns me and most people off. His general view government can’t or shouldn’t be the answer for every problem in our country resonates common sense.

    • DaveH

      What did Ron Paul say about Tornado victims?

      • DaveH

        Indeed it is sad when people suffer misfortune, but Government tends to throw good money after bad, and it isn’t their money in the first place.
        Nobody, no matter how dire their situation, has a right to ride on other peoples’ unwilling shoulders. When Government takes on the role of distributing other peoples’ money, not only does much of it get wasted, but it creates moral hazards, such as people building their homes in holes (New Orleans), or on unstable hillsides (California), or other such irresponsible activities done expecting Government to bail them out with other peoples’ money if things go wrong.
        With Big Government being involved the irresponsible people get rewarded, and the responsible people not only suffer the burden that responsibility brings, but then they have to suffer the added indignity of being forced by Government to bail out the irresponsible people.
        In the long run, the results of the Welfare State will be fewer people willing to be responsible and fewer people willing to work hard. And we will all suffer the consequences, including the loss of what little Freedom we have left.

        • http://gravatar.com/katrael59ganaiden katrael59ganaiden

          I agree, bailing people out of their bad decisions only leads to more bad decisions. People won’t learn until it hurts then they stop doing what caused the pain. It’s that simple. I don’t want to give anyone my money to get them out of trouble.
          As for tornado victims: that’s what local communities are for: to help each other. The fed needs to keep their nose out of everybody’s business.

      • Thinking About

        Dave when are you ever going to cease the never ending whining? I can assure you the folks in these disasters did not enjoy any picnic.

      • Thinking About

        Another thing Dave before you go off on another ride about people who live in areas where hurricanes sometimes strike, consider your friend Ron Paul and his congressional district, it is in a coastal area and if you check the proper sources you will find his district received funds for Rita and Ike not to mention floods which occurred in his district.

      • Deerinwater

        Crickets!

      • http://none Claire

        I read in today’s newspaper that FEMA has denied aid to the southern Illinois towns that were hit by tornadoes a few weeks ago. FEMA said it was up to Illinois to take care of the matter.

    • George E

      Albert,

      You may be correct suggesting that Ron Paul is the best person running for President today to fix our economic problems, and that his views may be considered too “radical” for most Americans to accept today. If that is true, and my options are Obama and the others, I’ll take ANY of the others over Obama because while none of the others may be as “perfect” for the job as Ron Paul, none could ever be as bad as Obama, in my humble opinion.

  • Neil Swan

    This guy is stupid.
    michael says:
    March 13, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Nothing he says is true.

    Neil

  • Downs1

    If the current government will lie about this kind of thing, they will lie to us about anything and everything! Obama is not who many people think he is, neither are many his associates and benefactors. They are immoral, intellectually dishonest and want power, control and wealth (on the backs of others). To gain this, they will do anything, say anything including assassinating the characters of anyone who threatens them. They have no shame. These liars will go down in ignominy.

  • DaveH

    Surprise, Surprise, JPMorgan, one of the long-time Crony Capitalists is doing just fine:
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/jpmorgan-raises-dividend-plans-12-192513957.html

  • Karolyn

    Somebody always has to be a wet blanket. What is wrong with taking good news and using it to spread more, increasing positive energy, increasing jobs, increasing joy, etc? I guess there are people whose lives consist in proving somebody else wrong. What a waste and what a negative way to live.

    • http://gravatar.com/katrael59ganaiden katrael59ganaiden

      What if the information we’re being fed is wrong? Is spreading lies better than telling the truth? The gov cooks the books.

    • George E

      Karolyn,

      I could be less negative about Obama and his administration if I saw him doing things that actually helped the economy grow. I just don’t think shutting down offshore drilling or reducing drilling on public lands or imposing more restrictive environmental regulations that result in shutting down refineries on the East coast or denying water for irrigation to farmers in California or investing public funds in hair-brained alternative energy projects does anything but hurt the economy. Hiring more government workers to write more regulations for our private businesses doesn’t help the economy either. This is a very anti-business administration, and that HURTS economic growth.

      • Deerinwater

        the oil industry had a major mishaps, shutdown , corrections made , today they work at record speed.

        Big business is not suppose to run this nation, but the people through duly elected Representative. This is being done in various ways and degrees.

        Feel free to vote your best interest as I have, knowing you don’t need permission.

      • George E

        Deerinwater,

        Yes, the domestic oil & gas industry is working to increase production. However, this is being done on private land, no thanks to the government which is doing everything they can to slow down domestic drilling.

        • Deerinwater

          right ! Private land , my land!

          this is good for me, good for you.

      • George E

        Deerinwater,

        Should I read into your comment that you don’t think we ought to drill on public land?

      • Deerinwater

        Well? they are horizontal drilling under my house now.

        They are fracking as well, ask me again in a few years. If my house hasn’t fell down or I can’t insure for it, I’ll let you know.

  • Doug Foster

    I have worked in the consulting engineering business for almost 32 years and have never seen such a small amount of work in my office. Some of the offices that are in the building group have cut as much as 90% of the staff. I have been asked to reduce my hours to 32 hours a week but decided instead to work 24 hours a week supplementing my pay with PTO (Paid Time Off). The government needs to free some money in order to design and construct crumbling infrastructures in many cities. The area I live in is South Carolina and most of the states in the Deep South with the exception of Texas are suffering with a lack of work.
    Thanks,
    Doug in South Carolina

  • Karolyn

    As I’ve posted before, I see life around me here. There isn’t a lot here to begin with, but comapnies are hiring. My supervisor’s husband went back to work about 6 months ago at the Freightliner plant in Mt. Holly, NC that Obama visited and says business is booming. He’s even working overtime. I would rather pick up on the indicators I see, however small, and capitalize on them. There are online businesses with people making hundreds of thousands. I’m jumpin’ on the bandwagon! :-)

    • Raggs

      Sounds like you have “jumped” on the soul train

  • afdbghq

    I think the best way to determine an accurate unemployment number is to take the total number of working individuals (18 to 70) and divide it by the US population of people over 18. This would show exactly what percent of the over 18 and under 70 population is actually employed. This would eliminate all the devious and underhanded measures all politicians use to determine the unemployment figure. This number would show exactly how many people of working age are not working. People will try and say that there are groups of people, for whatever reason that cannot work. My response is that the unemployment figure SHOULD show the total percentage of the population not working.

    Once this figure is determined then you could adjust the percentage based on people with disabilities who cannot work for one reason or another. Once they are factored in then you would have three numbers. The total amount of unemployment. The total amount of disabled not able to work. And then the difference between the two.

  • http://derrick@rrdefense.com Derrick

    I figured that they would try to hide the February 2012 unemployment results!….Obama is a lier and embarrassment to America!….His underhanded socialists tactics won’t work!….The people of the United States aren’t stupid!,,,,,He will pay dearly in November election for the bad things he’s done to our great country!

  • Twila

    And they are not even counting the returning military from Iraq and now they want to bring home the military in Afghanistan sooner than 2012. Where will b e the jobs for them and this will make the jobless rate even higher, but never will be reported. There will end up a lot of homeless returning military. What is going to happen to them. Will Obuma make them his secret police like Hitlers SS troops?

    • Raggs

      Oh don’t worry… king oblama will take care of you as long as he can get the rich to “pay their fair share”… So in other words the military can live on welfare…

  • Dolores

    Hey, I got one of those jobs. 12-19 hrs. a week at $7.25 per hour. Impressive, huh?

  • Kenneth

    Reminds me of the Consumer Price Index, and the rate of inflation that they post. The current administration aided by their unquestionable allies- the mainstream media- publishes that the inflation rate since Obama(or whatever his REAL name is) has remained miniscule. 1or 2%. Sounds really good! With all of the turmoil that the Bush administration left our nation in and with all the other unforseen problems facing us, it is only through this presidents unparallaled economic plan that has kept us from having double digit inflation. Just think if we weren’t lucky enough to have such a brilliant leader. and given 4 more years, can you just picture the rosy future the next president will have. hell, he’ll suffer from boredom, since all will be the euphoric paradise he promised us on that January day he swore to uphold the Constitution in 2009. But for reasons unknown, the 2 things we can’t survive without- FOOD & FUEL e.g. Oil, Gas, Natural Gas, Diesel etc. are excluded from this inflationany index. This has to be a mistake! Surely this extremely intelligent guy, who promised that his administration was going to be the most transparent in the history of this nation would never mislead us. HE PROMISED US HOPE & CHANGE. Well every time I go to the grocery store I HOPE I GET SOME CHANGE! But in all fairness I have to say I am seeing quite a bit of CHANGE at the GAS PUMPS. Some days the price will change while I’m in the store shopping. But it keeps changing in an upward trend. I guess that gives me reason to hope for a change. If you think it’s bad now, give him 4 more years.It’ll be too late to change our country back to what we hoped to leave our children!!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA!

    • http://gravatar.com/katrael59ganaiden katrael59ganaiden

      Kenneth, I like your point about promises made. Obama is a politician and a lawyer and politicians and lawyers learn how to put on a show. The people don’t have time to think for themselves (cause their to busy watching unreality tv) so they follow the one who sounds the best. There is only one solution for this government: strip down all of the three branches to the absolute minimum needed to function then restrict all three branches to their constitutional powers. We’ll see wonders worked if this were to happen.

  • http://gravatar.com/katrael59ganaiden katrael59ganaiden

    This is something for all of those who want to understand better what Obama has in his mind. There is a movie coming out and this fifteen minute piece is about that movie.
    Also I think this shows better why our founding fathers made the stipulation that the candidate for the presidency must be born to two US citizens. Obama doesn’t care at all about the American people he only cares about keeping his father’s dream of anti-colonialism and his father was from Kenya and hated colonial powers. At least this makes sense to me.
    Watch this video and you’ll understand why this man needs to be taken out of office.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6QOscKvUjU

  • Mad-Max

    Protesting is not a solution.

    Wake up people – Don’t be Afraid!

    “THE REVOLUTION HAS STARTED” -

    U.S. Citizens
    Read “Common Sense 3.1” at ( http://www.revolution2.osixs.org )

    Non U.S. Citizens
    Read “The OsiXs Plan” at ( http://www.SaveTheWorldNow.osixs.org )

    “Spread the News”

    • http://gravatar.com/katrael59ganaiden katrael59ganaiden

      Mad-Max, this is something that might interest you. This actually addresses the issue of revolution. It happen in 1946 in Athens Tennessee. This might just be what needs to happen in this country on a broader scale.
      http://voxvocispublicus.homestead.com/Battle-of-Athens.html

      • chuckb

        the next election will be the most fraudulent in our history, we can see at this moment how the media and the crooked politicians are manipulating the economy, even the unemployment statistics are a lie. we cannot depend on the republican party to change the course of this nation, it will take the citizens themselves to alter the direction we are going. if the fraud we have in the white house wins in november this country is lost as a republic. we will be no different than any third world nation, all will be lost.

        • http://gravatar.com/katrael59ganaiden katrael59ganaiden

          chuckb, I hope it never comes down to this but honest Americans may have to one day fight for their freedom just like they did in 1946 in Athens Tennessee. I think you might find this to be interesting as this really happened. This may have to happen on a national scale.

          http://voxvocispublicus.homestead.com/Battle-of-Athens.html

  • Raggs

    IF… and I hope that is a big if…. king oblama somehow keeps his throne we will all be imprisoned by this ( his ) welfare police state… The lowlife scum suckers that voted for this idiot will not be happy when we take away their entitelments and their free ride off of the working class so I expect a major problem… SO BE IT… People voted for this FOOL because he is black and now all of us are paying for their stupid idiot mistake…

    • David

      Raggs tell me how these statements you have made help anything?

  • pasofino

    Can’t help but add this tid bit to the mix of pathos:

    Progressive puppet leaders are rejecting God’s Bible, blessings, and being! They openly scorn God, Christ, Bible, and Constitution. We’re people of government worshiping office, earth, rocks, trees, snails…! Leaders stole our capability to produce, and forbid using God’s overflowing gifts! Moving our “milk and honey” infrastructure to monopolist controlled foreign governments, forces US citizens to buy non-US “supply” at monopolist prices! Because government restricts and denies resources, production, and earnings; we must borrow money we can’t repay to buy Communist Chinese supply, from global monopolists at predatory prices! That’s universal heinous bondage!

    If monopolist gas was $1.80+ in 2009, competitive produced gas would be substantiall less!

    WAKE UP – force prosecutors to prosecute!

  • Jimbo

    While all this has been going on, big business and their trade associations have crying that they can’t find skilled labor for US manufacturing plants. They want the federal and state governments to provide free technical and manufacturing education, encourage more children to go into science, engineering, and technical fields, and issue more visas to foreign workers. Meanwhile I know highly skilled engineers who either can’t find work, or are working as maintenance men, grounds keepers, etc. There IS NO SHORTAGE OF SKILLED LABOR. And even if there were, why shouldn’t businessmen pay for the training of Americans? It’s all about getting CHEAP labor.

    Manufactured goods, farm goods, forestry products, minerals, and intellectual property are the only things that bring wealth into our country. The Chinese care not one whit how many people we have working in the motor vehicle department. They want to know what their US dollars will buy. If we have nothing to sell them, they will take our land, our businesses, and our raw materials, until nothing is left.

    In 33 years of working in non-union manufacturing jobs, I’ve seen my take home pay and benefits gradually fall. And that doesn’t even include the effects of inflation. Why? Because Congress has for the past 30 years failed to do it’s job to regulate commerce and prevent the dumping of products. As a result, we’ve lost a huge chunk of our manufacturing. We’re in competition with countries that utilize slave and child labor, people who are willing, and ABLE, to work for far less compensation owing to their lower standard of living, and countries which subsidize their manufacturing. The trade imbalance has only two prossible end games. Either American wages and benefits fall to foreign levels, or our jobs will go to foreign countries. This has already created something of a caste system in America. With manufacturing workers’ wages and benefits falling drastically relative to public sector and service jobs. The nimrods in Congress think that “free trade” will solve the nations problems, by reducing the cost of goods we purchase. It is just flowing the wealth out of the country. Eventually US dollars will be worthess, because we will have nothing the rest of the world wants. Then if we are LUCKY, we will be low paid labor for the rest of the world.

    • http://gravatar.com/katrael59ganaiden katrael59ganaiden

      The government has to take it’s hands off of the neck of the people and allow us to do what we do best and that’s work and that’s the only way for American business to succeed. We can’t do it with Obama in office because his one and only goal is to live his father’s dream of finishing off the colonial powers and that’s just what Obama considers the US. Even if Obama wasn’t out to do in the US the president can’t mandate and executive order the people and businesses in this country into prosperity, it can only interfere. The best controls on business doesn’t come with government regulation it comes through the spending habits of the people. A mandate and a regulation only add to the cost of doing business and that’s what drove people to buy cheaper goods from China, Taiwan and other third world countries along with the other standard human failings such as greed and laziness

    • David

      Jimbo good points but also remember who built the automobile, who created 40 hour work week, benefits etc.UNIONS……..Look everyone nobody is perfect ,union or non union, whats wrong here is people are pointing fingers at each other and that is what the GREEDY in this country want.Remember big business today cares about one thing…the bottom line, and they should,BUT it use to be as these companies were in there infancy and the regular hardworking JOES like myself help build this companies,we were rewarded,ASLO as we should be. Thats not happening anymore,and we all no why GREED. It has to stop

      • George E

        David,

        Unions don’t build anything. The workers who do the work in our factories build the products that come out of them. Unions take dues from these workers and negotiate wages, benefits, and work conditions on behalf of these workers from the companies they work for. In some ways this process simplifies the process for company management of managing personnel since they agree to “one-size-fits all” solutions rather than negotiating with each individual employee. On the other hand, the unions often interfere with the way the company wants to run its business and makes decision-making difficult and change slow. These don’t help companies respond to competition, and therefore, restrict the company’s ability to make money and win market share, or create new jobs.

        “Greed” is the force that drives capitalism and makes it work. Adam Smith discussed this in his book, and described it as the “invisible hand.” In other words, while wealthy people may be driven by greed to make money, they invest their money in business ventures that create jobs for the rest of us, whereby we benefit from their greed. So long as greed does not become illegal, it’s actually a good thing for all of us.

  • http://www.facebook.com/oross122609 Olin Ross

    I wonder if the job reports were ever question to it correctness when Bush was president????? or any of the other White presidents….???

    • George E

      Olin,

      Look back at the records. Democrats and liberals complained about Bush’s jobless recovery, especially in his first term of office. The record also shows that after the tech bubble market implosion in 2000 and 9/11 attack in 2001, the economy did go in the tank and many jobs were lost. Whether this was Bush’s fault or not is up for debate. (I don’t think most of it was.) Also, his solution to turning the economy around was to reduce federal tax rates across the board to stimulate growth in the private sector. The fact is the economy did grow after this was done and many jobs were created, but Democrats and liberals wailed on and on about how Bush’s tax cuts favored the rich (regardless that they were actually paying the most taxes and investing in creating new jobs), and that the “middle-class” didn’t benefit as they should. Look at the record, not just the claims.

  • James

    Appreciate all of the posts here that I have read, and I believe that I am among a lot of good people here.
    Consider this: Do you think it’s time to give up on the presidency and focus on the congressional races? Perhaps another 80 or so “Constitutional” or “Americanist” candidates elected would do the trick. Congress can put the President in a straight-jacket if need be, and can and can put the Supreme Court in the same jacket too. They wield the ultimate power in the Government, if only they assert it. They used to call it “check and balances.”
    But here is an unescapable truth: the gov’t is a reflection of the people If you think the government is corrupt and irresponsible…..then it stands to reason that the majority of our fellow citizens are too because the foul congressmen are continuously re-elected.. We are perhaps past the tipping point of no return. America, you need to elect better congressmen… if you can!

    • http://gravatar.com/katrael59ganaiden katrael59ganaiden

      James, you’re right about the Congress being able to reign in a rouge president if it had the desire to do so but it doesn’t constitutionally hold all of the power. That according to the founders of our country would constitute a tyranny. We should be looking at replacing most of our elected legislators as well as our elected executive. The Supreme Court is untouchable unless Congress impeaches one of them and this is the only constitutional power the congress has over the supreme court.

    • David

      Right to the point James, WELL said,and TRUE.

      • http://CorkysCraftShop@comcast.net Corky Rowe

        This is exactly the approach I’ve been pushing for over a year now. I’m not sure any of our current candidates have the organization or money, to get Obumer out of the Big Chair… and if he gets re-elected with the Democratic controlled Senate, we’ll wind up with the same thing we have now when we put forth bills to get things done for the good of the country instead of just for his priviliged few. The bills get out of the House and set in a pile over in the Senate and never come up for a vote, because there’s a Democrat as the Speaker there. He controls the voting on any bills brought before him. If he wants it to die, then he just lets it set in a pile, on top of many tens of other bills the House Republicans have sent recently. We need to concentrate on getting more Republicans and Tea Party people into the Sentate so we can control some of this stuff. Then we might be able to get something done. If the President decides to VETO many of the bills we put forth, pretty soon he’d be looking pretty bad.

    • George E

      James,

      I can’t agree. If Obama is re-elected, he will get the opportunity to select several Supreme Court justices. That is the “gift” that will keep on giving for many years to come. This could do more damage to the country over time than Obama himself. Think about it, and consider this. Can you imagine any of the candidates doing a worse job than Obama? I can’t, therefore, I’ll vote for the alternative, regardless whether I agree with him/her on all issues.

  • David

    Here is a thought that most of you probably wont agree, maybe you will. There is no free trade with china,they are raping us blind. So i suggest we….AMERICANS say if you have a business in the USA ……YOUR WORKERS for that business are USA citizens only!!, manufacturing etc. Greed has killed the True AMERICAN dream. Go back as much as you want too, tell me and others if this statement is untrue.We americans need to lookout for are COUNTRY first and foremost. Everbody stop going ater one another and lets start working for AMERICA and IN AMERICA.

  • William

    We will never get the thuth on anything as long as Obama and his sidekicks are in charge in Washington. With election year they are sure going to give us the untrue report on everything so as to help their way to stay in office.

  • Mikey

    When are the JOB CREATORS going to rescue us, they go their tax cut extension and have had it now for almost 11 years!

    • George E

      Mikey,

      I imagine the “job creators” will be able to focus on growing their businesses and creating jobs when they can quit looking over their shoulder watching out for the next government regulator coming after them for some reason many of us wouldn’t think all that important, especially if we thought it was keeping companies from growing and creating jobs. Call off the “dogs” and you’ll see companies getting down to the business of doing business……..

  • Wolfman

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  • TUNAMAN

    PETER CALVERT STANDS FOR PC;BY THE WAY,WHAT IS A GOOD MARXIST FROM THE UK SO WORRIED ABOUT THE US PRESIDENCY?? IS HE AFRAID THAT THE US WON’T PROP UP THE SORRY UK FINANCIAL MESS!! SO BUD , THIS COUNTRY KNOWN AS THE USA IS JUST ABOUT TO BECOME THE USSA, UNITED SOCIALIST STATES OF AMERICA!! THIS USA IS SO BANKRUPT THAT THE ONLY THING THAT WILL HAPPEN IS ANARCHY!! SO GOES THE USSA ALSO GOES EUROPE, AND THAT MEANS YOU!HAVE A NICE DAY!

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