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May 10, 2011 by  

Want Fries With That?

As George W. Bush entered the stretch run of his 2004 reelection bid, the national unemployment rate hovered around 5.4 percent. Any economist worth his slide rule (sit down, Paul Krugman) would agree that 5.4 percent is barely a Joe Biden hairplug’s breadth above nominal zero. Bush’s economic “strategery” in the years following the tech sector dive and the plunge of the housing and construction markets was no small accomplishment – especially considering Bush spent taxpayer money like a second wife.

Americans were working. And the Democratic Party, growing desperate after a few years of minority-party status, was furious. So the Democrats went retro and reintroduced the old 1980s McJobs canard. They couldn’t run against Bush on unemployment, so they ran against Bush on the quality of employment, claiming the jobs created by the Bush economic plan were low-paying, minimal-advancement work in the service sector. The McJobs strategy didn’t work, at least partially because those willing to work were glad to be able to do so.

Late last week, the employment figures ventured onto the front page, and they were hardly a cause for celebration outside corporate media outlets. According to the Department of Labor, the national unemployment rate is just north of 9 percent. That’s poor. That’s also likely an understatement. President Barack Obama’s Department of Labor has a habit of initially lowballing unemployment numbers, then quietly releasing “revised” (upward) figures once the President has taken a curtain call. In fact, the Department of Labor engaged in that exact sort of economic subterfuge (read: lying) in both March and April.

But let’s examine the “recovery” which Obama and the Democrats have foisted upon us. Stipulating for the sake of discussion that the April employment figures are more accurate than they were in February and March, then the economy added just shy of 250,000 jobs in April. The Democratic Party is so overjoyed by this news that Democrats are shouting of “Obamanomic” success from the highest rooftops. But they are leaving something out.

Of the jobs “created” during the most recent reporting period, 224,000 were in the private services sector. Nearly half of those – 103,000 – were in the tertiary economic sectors: retail, restaurant and leisure services. That means they were the same McJobs the Democratic Party reviled during the Bush Administration. (Author’s note: Despite rumors to the contrary, the McJobs in question do not reflect the recent McDonald’s hiring binge. Those 60,000+ jobs came after the reporting period, meaning Obama will take credit for them next month.)

Fewer than a tenth of the new jobs “created” were in construction or manufacturing. Even as Obama’s stewardship relegates the dollar to the sort of monetary status enjoyed by such noteworthy currencies as the mighty zloty, the manufacturing sector is not rebounding as it should with export costs being so low.

You might assume Obama would respond to the flagging primary and secondary economic sectors by proactively working to improve economic conditions. You might be wrong.

We are all aware of Obama’s hostility to the mining and oil industries, except for those headquartered in Brazil. Not only is Obama not leading any cheers for American manufacturing, he is doing the exact opposite. The National Labor Relations Board is pursuing action against Boeing’s plan to open a facility in South Carolina. The NLRB, under the auspices of recess-appointed Big Labor puppets like Lafe Solomon and Service Employees International Union thug Craig Becker (who needed a recess appointment because the Senate rejected him), is of the opinion that the aircraft manufacturer should be precluded from opening its new 787 Dreamliner plant in the Palmetto State because its workers enjoy the freedom to work without being forced to join the union-thug horde.

Following an economic downturn engineered by four years of Congressional Democrat mismanagement and two years of a President who is almost as competent as, say, one of the has-beens on “Celebrity Apprentice,” the most recent jobs report indicates the only growing sector is in McJobs, with which the Democratic Party is suddenly comfortable. Obama responds by punishing the very workers he claims to represent.

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • John Myers

    Five Stars Ben!

    You are an original.

    Added to my list of I wish I had said that: “especially considering Bush spent taxpayer money like a second wife.”

    I am still with the girl I met 35 years ago, but I have enough friends on second marriages to know exactly what you mean. Brace yourself for women’s rights advocates to pull out with their just manicured nails.
    Sincerely,
    John

    • Richard

      Both the same Bush and Obama. Free traders that want foreigners to have jobs instead of Americans. Wages have to fall to the lowest being paid in the market. When the market includes free trade partners that don’t pay their people anything then Americans will have to keep taking cuts down to their level or lose jobs to them as is happening. Real wages are down for 15 years now since the idiotic free trade started.

      • lkar

        I agree to a point. Low cost non-technical junk (think dollar tree crap) can only be made in low labor markets.
        However, what is alarming is the outsourcing of technical, precision manufactured goods (think medical devices). I work in manufacturing and am amazed at the exodus of technical manufacturing to other markets. It has little to do with labor as the high end equipment is also being sent to these countries. It has everything to do with regulation upon regulation. Our manufacturing base has to overcome this government over-regulation and the many well-funded loopholes (read increased product cost).
        To be perfectly clear, businesses must make a profit. The liberal/progressive can whine about the billion dollar profits all they want. But if the company does not make a profit, what do you think the alternative is? Move or shutdown! What do you think Boeing will do if they are co-erced by the NTLB!

    • lkar

      I like the McJobs term and the reference to “Celebrity Apprentice”.

      I beleive the politicians onbly care about one number, their 2012 polling numbers! They could give a rat’s a$$ about the working class. The only class they care about is their voter base (meaning those they can hoodwink into voting for them or outright pay for their vote).

    • Jovianus

      LOL…OK…let’s look at the “real numbers” and historical trends. How about taking a peek at what the WSJ stated about the growth in manufacturing…

      “–The manufacturing sector has now strung together six straight monthly employment increases on a seasonally adjusted basis, the first time that has happened since 1998. And it is up 11 times in the past 13 months.

      –In all, manufacturing employment is up 1.9% from a year earlier, the biggest year-over-year percent change since 1998. It is up 250,000 from its December 2009 low, also the biggest gains since 1998.

      –Manufacturing workers are getting 3.3 hours of overtime work per week, up from a recession low of 2.1 hours two years ago. Production workers are getting 41.4 hours of work a week on average, the kind of hourly workweek that’s normal in an expansion.

      –Average weekly earnings for manufacturing workers are up 2.6% from a year ago to $956.27.

      BOTTOM LINE: The manufacturing sector is enjoying a real upturn, which is a key feature of this economic recovery. But it remains a sector that has been seriously thinned out – jobs-wise – by decades of productivity improvements and globalization which has led firms to move work offshore.”

      Now…not that I would disparage anything Crystal opines…but he continues to show a total disregard for reality, and i again urge him to contact his educational school which degreed him and demand a refund…obviously it failed.

      By any account, the recent employment figures are a good sign. Especially with the growth in private sector employment being above 260,000 and government public sector jobs decreasing (how about that growth in government y’all been whining about eh?) We are emerging from the economic morass of 8 years of mismanagement by the GOP policies of ruination, and merging strong. Employment is and will remain an issue since so many lost jobs and are just now coming back to the job market, the real tragedy is the underreporting of the impact wrought from the Bush/GOP years.

      What the situation now is we have President Obama politically facing the fact he cannot attack the jobs secotr issue without exposing the high unemployment rate. Even though we are adding jobs at near record rates the past three months, it needs to reach record growth, which flirts with the inflation factor of an overheated economy. On the other hand, with jobs being such a highlighted issue, the GOP cannot make much of it since their economic proposals are job killers…and they cannot afford to be labelled anti Medicare, anti SS, AND anti jobs.

      But to do as Crystal has done is not only misrepresentation, it’s twisting and misleading those who cannot understand the economics combined with political aspects. He again tries to build fear and hate instead of proposing any solution. Because he is either unknowing and can’t figure it out himself…or if he does write accurately, any proposal he may have will be one which either supports the administration’s efforts…or becomes anti job in its impact.

      So instead he throws out misleading statistics and let’s the rabid feed on tainted meat.

      The main point to be taken from Crystal’s writings? Nothing of substance. He has no strong points to make without exposing his true agenda and goal of attacking this adminsitration with hyperbolic misleading numbers

      • Bitter Libertarian

        WASHINGTON (Reuters) – “The number of Americans filing for jobless aid rose to an eight-month high last week and productivity growth slowed in the first quarter, clouding the outlook for an economy that is struggling to gain speed.

        While the surprise jump in initial claims for unemployment benefits was blamed on factors ranging from spring break layoffs to the introduction of an emergency benefits program, economists said it corroborated reports this week indicating a loss of momentum in job creation.

        Other reports this week showed weaker employment growth in the manufacturing and services sectors in April and a step back in private hiring, suggesting Friday’s closely watched data could prove weaker than economists have been expecting.”

        “Home Market Takes a Tumble
        Turnaround More Distant After 3% Drop, Steepest Quarterly Decline Since 2008

        Home values posted the largest decline in the first quarter since late 2008, prompting many economists to push back their estimates of when the housing market will hit a bottom.

        “Home values fell 3% in the first quarter from the previous quarter and 1.1% in March from the previous month, pushed down by an abundance of foreclosed homes on the market, according to data to be released Monday by real-estate website Zillow.com. Prices have now fallen for 57 consecutive months, according to Zillow.”

        “How the Fed made the rich richer

        The ‘QE2′ project was supposed to ease borrowing and get consumers to spend again. Instead, it has benefited only a few while raising most people’s cost of living.

        There’s a good reason for this: As inflation surges at the store and the gas pump, the economy is stalling. And the heart of the problem could very well be the Federal Reserve’s $600 billion ‘QE2′ money- printing initiative, which was implemented last November to great fanfare on Wall Street and is set to end in June.

        While the program has helped push up the cost of living for all of us – sending inflation into the red zone and damaging consumer confidence – evidence suggests its benefits have accrued only to the top tier of the net-worth ladder.

        Yes, the stock market has posted impressive gains since the idea of QE2 surfaced, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index ($INX) up nearly 31% from its low last August. And that has pushed up household net worth by $2 trillion. The hope has been that this will translate into new spending and drive the economy forward. But stock ownership is concentrated among the wealthy: On average, just 12% of households worth $100,000 or less own stocks and mutual fund shares outside their retirement plans – a group that comprises 74% of the total population. While many more own shares through 401ks and IRAs, they’re not in a position to easily tap that wealth for current spending.

        At the same time, QE2 has pushed up borrowing costs, pressing down the prices of homes – a much more widely held asset. The Case-Shiller Home Price Index started falling last summer as the idea of QE2 was floated, and it hasn’t stopped since. The broad 20-city index now sits below 2009 levels.

        [Alan] Meltzer believes the Fed is making the same mistakes it made in the 1970s, focusing too much on unemployment while ignoring the inflation threat. The Fed dismisses that threat as transitory and says inflation expectations remain under control.

        This is “simply wrong” according to Meltzer, since inflationary pressures reflect real, lasting shifts in the supply/demand balance as countries like China grow and those like Saudi Arabia struggle to feed their growing appetite for resources. And while unemployment is a problem, “it’s not a monetary problem.”

      • Bob G

        You do not actually work for a living, do you Jovianus? You’re not down here in the pits with the rest of us, are you? You’re clueless, a bookworm, probably with manicured nails. Get up at 5am and try making an honest living under this Socialist regime. Freakin’ blowjob!

      • JUKEBOX

        I find it very duplicitous of Obama to be preaching about jobs leaving the U.S., and letting the NLRB try to block Boeing from creating 1,000 new jobs in South Carolina, with a $2 billion capital investment. That is a sure way to encourage American manufacturers to look to other labor markets to expand. I bet that he would think it was all right if those 1,000 jobs went to illegals, that are his potential illegal voters for re-election. I do think his idea for a moat filled with alligators has potential.

  • http://burkecomputers.blogspot.com/ DanB

    Pres. Obama and the Democrats make sense (and even the Republicans) makes sense when you believe that government creates wealth. When you believe wealth actually comes from the people, then you take a totally different approach. I know my timing is awful, and I am short on cash, but I am trying to learn my capitalism by starting my own business. Why? Because I believe that the people create wealth and not government. If government would just get out of the way, enforce a set of rules (just the Rule of Law please, and no more!), and a national defense.

    • vicki

      People create wealth. Government take wealth.

      • JUKEBOX

        Obama never learned that in his “CRITICAL LEGAL STUDIES” class.

    • Carlucci

      DanB – I hope your new business venture does well. I’ll say a little prayer for you.

  • vagabond

    obama and the democrats are such LIARS I wouldn’t vot for any of them to even be dog catcher, I doubt if I will live long enough to ever vote for another democrat with the exception of Mike Mcintire and he doesn’t follow the party line or I wouldn’t vote for him!!

  • Lawrence Derby

    I believe Ben Crystal to be gifted with superior wisdom,insight, and a silver tounge. You possess a great sence of humor. I’m glad you are on our side. Come to think of it I can’t think of any one on the Left who has truly superior intelect, or they wouldn’t be on the Left.

  • DMS

    I think you have drunk too much kool-aid! There is no difference between the Republicrats or Democrans – they both continue to allow NAFTA and CAFTA rule the land. This is designed to get our once GREAT Nation and its people to support and submit to a “greater law” than the the Constitution. Just think about how much of the Constitution no longer is valid: trade among nations, currency, right to be secured among property and papers (TSA, now states have “Checkpoints” to keep the roads “safe and secured” from drunk drivers, vehicles being operated without insurance, vehicles not “fit” to be on the roads…), undeclared wars, The Patriot Act, and the list can go to infinity and beyond.
    The people of Rome are at the coliseum watching the competitions for the next dance and singing sensation as we all hold up a cup that runneth over with the kool-aid toasting to the “greatest nation” that ever existed. The most prosperous nation that ever existed in known history is now the greatest debtor nation that ever existed – we are a third world super power which lost its compass – the sooner the fall, the less harder it will be for most!

    • UPCHUCK

      DMS:
      WELL SAID!

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Frightened

    My greatest concern at this juncture is, if we bring all the troops home…where will they work, & what kind of housing is available for them?

    • Don

      Frightened, The road we are on right now won’t work, and we still need troops to protect out borders, there is a way, but not the obamaway, join the Tea Party, miracles can happen !!!

      • Bitter Libertarian

        The TEA Party would be more effective if it wasnt colluded with a single political party. Until it uncouples itself its gains will be marginal.

        • 45caliber

          And if it doesn’t seal the votes of that party by pretending to be part of it, they won’t even be marginal.

          • Bitter Libertarian

            If your one of the people who believe that a two party system is the “only’ thing that will work in the US your right & worng. Wrong because right now you only have one party excepte the “Illusion” of two is for those sadly zombified by the media…and right that if both werent rolled up in to one, it would work.

          • 45caliber

            Bitter:

            Actually, I don’t like the two party system. I’m just saying that you are more likely to get results by merging with one of the parties and taking it over than establishing a new party no one knows.

          • independant thinker

            The key to building a viable new political party is to build it from the ground up. In other words you start with local positions then county then state before you try to go national. Unfortunatly this takes several election cycles and time which we do not have. That leaves the alternative method of doing as 45 said and taking over an existing party.

        • http://n.cates@cox.net Norman F.

          Do you have any proof of that collusion? I have been in the local Tea Party for over a year and our thrust is to replace every member of Congress who has served more than ten years, regardless of party. Even if it’s your mother.
          Contrary to popular belief neither party is interested in the future of our country. Look at the laws they have passed and the treaties they have accepted, not to mention the perks they shower on themselves. Have any of you gained from their actions? Has our country gained? The answer is “no” to both questions! So stop attacking the wrong people

          • Carlucci

            Norman F., I’ve heard many people say that they are concerned that some Tea Partiers align themselves with big government RINOs like Newt Gingrich. I’m all for the Tea Party getting rid of entrenched big government incumbent pigs at the trough, but not replacing them with the same. The election of Rand Paul was a wonderful thing. If the Tea Party supports people like that, I support the Tea Party wholeheartedly. But if they allow people like Newt Gingrich and those of his ilk to “serve” in government, then, no – I would never support that at all.

    • JUKEBOX

      They can help rebuild the tornado ravaged South, and be housed in FEMA trailers, which would be safer than where they are now. He could then claim to be like Roosevelt and the WPA days.

  • MNIce

    NAFTA and CAFTA are NOT the problem with the US labor market. If we really had free trade, there should be little doubt that US products and the people who produce them would be competitive. The problem is we have removed barriers for others trading into our country, but we hamper our own trade with balls and chains shackled to our Central government in Washington. If we are to get any benefit from these agreements, we will need to return to a true Federal system.

    1. Repeal the 16th Amendment. The income tax costs several percent of the GDP just to administer it. This is absurdly expensive. Modern electronic retail accounting makes a National Luxury Sales Excise practical (think Fair Tax with exemptions for essential goods), so the income tax is obsolete.

    2. Crash the recycled paper market by shredding all existing regulations after a date certain. Most of the federal agencies are trespassing in areas that either belong to the states or ought to be completely outside government. Others should exist only to administer interstate compacts. For example, the EPA should be restructured after the model of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The FWS works by coordinating the conservation of migratory species amongst the various state agencies. This has worked very well for nearly a century, and the ensuing regulations are rarely unreasonable and burdensome.

    3. Labor unions get unfair treatment compared to other corporations. Equal justice under the law would imply that they be considered as employee-owned labor providing companies. Presently they get away with unfair trade practices, including monopoly enforcement. They should be taxed and subject to market regulation in the same manner as any other corporation, and government agencies should be permitted, if not required, to put labor contracts up for competitive bidding.

    Every American should pay attention to a recent comment by the CEO of Intel Corporation. He noted that it costs several billion dollars to construct a semiconductor processing facility in southeast Asia or Latin America. It costs an extra billion dollars to build it in the United States because of our regulatory costs, to say nothing of our highest-in-the-world corporate tax rate. NAFTA and CAFTA are not the problem. Ronald Reagan is still correct, “Washington is not the solution, Washington is the problem.”

    • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Confoundme once but not twice

      MNice, So well said ! But is many folks even listening to the “Crashing sounds of our Constitution” in the background ? So much happening in this country that is being Pulled on its` citizens that it is getting More difficult every day to just Keep tredding water. A good point Made by ‘Frightened ‘ ( who is worried and concerned about Returning Military…and Where they were going to Live and Have JOBS to support themselves ‘.>>>> With this Country in the Bad straits it is in,,,THAT is a Thought most of us are having. DO you suppose Our Military will simply be Shipped off to another “”War” somewhere.. so that this GUVMT. won`t have to deal with this Aspect ??? I Have a feeling ‘The powers that be’ are very threatened by What CAN happen . AS For that one remark ‘ about second wives!’.. Only a man who is Having to pay from here to eternity..who has already been raked over the coals and stripped of Everything..would Say such a Thing. Second wives Are Left with Nothing Tangible but A man ‘wife one’ did not want in the first place.. ( who brought along with him his piled-up, dirty laundry.)and perhaps wife no. two threw him out because of his tiresome baggage! The one who said he Appreciated that remark..has to be a total ass who better work harder to Hang on to the one he has..because he knows noone else would have him anyway.

    • 45caliber

      MNIce:

      The income tax is not meant to gain the government money. They can make whatever they want as they are doing now. It is meant to control the population. They simply take enough to prevent you from having excess money you might use to create a business they don’t want you to have or something similar. The regulations are similar. For control. The real problem to me is that the way the government is set up, it forces growth on the agencies. You can’t get a promotion unless you have more than a certain number of people working under you. So if you want a promotion, hire more people. You get an automatic promotion and so does your boss … and his boss …

      So many agencies infringe upon what another agency is to do. There is so much duplication in the government agencies that no one really has any idea how much is actually there. Take your general information, for instance. Every agency keeps a record on you – when a single record accessible by all agencies would cut the number of people tremendously.

      Labor unions get away with so much because they provide no service and produce anything; they are simply paid because they have managed to force the workers to pay for their jobs by using that money to bribe politicians.

    • 45caliber

      NAFTA and CAFTA are set up because of one idea: We need to build up the way of life for other not-so-fortunate countries. To do that we need to invest money in those countries and give them an outlet for their excess production.

      While I have no problem with aiding other countries and people to better their way of life, I want to be the one to decide which people to help. I don’t care to have some one else decide for me which people deserve my money and which don’t. I personally feel that we should do what we can to keep our own people working and making a good living FIRST. So as far as I’m concerned, those two treaties should be null and void.

    • JUKEBOX

      You don’t have to look any further than the NLRB vs. Boeing situation to see what the problem is with this duplicitous administration.

  • dordor

    We have unemployment now what WILL WE DO with returning troops?

    • http://n.cates@cox.net Norman F.

      Are you aware that our servicemen are paid a salary? The idea to bring them home doesn’t mean to dump them on the street. It means to put them in military bases, with the possibility of re-opening some that are closed.
      It cost millions to keep them overseas. Lets say that we bring them all back (except those in combat zones). The money that they are paid that is now being spent overseas would be spent here. Many of them have families with them. The money spent to maintain the home would be spent here. Financial theories say that new money in circulation in a town is worth five times that much to the town. The soldier or his wife spends $50.00 at a shoe store. The owner spends that money to pay his sales people. They use it to buy food or clothes. That store pays his salesmen. And so on it goes until all the money is used up in taxes or out of town purchases. So that $50.00 is worth $250.00 to the town. Now multiply that by the millions who would come home. True “found” money.

      • Carlucci

        That’s exactly what I was thinking. It would cost less to bring the troops home and they would add to the economy. And they would be safe here…I hope.

  • Bob from Calif.

    Nice post Ben. I like you sense of humor. The Mickey D emocrats are good at embellishing the the facts. It seems that everything that comes out of their mouths is fabricated from behind a closed door somewhere. This administration surely isn’t feeding us 100% pure beef. That’s for sure!

    • JUKEBOX

      They are feeding us the stuff that is deposited from under the bovine’s tail.

  • Maryland FreeStater

    Leave the zloty alone. What did Poland ever do to YOU?

    Somebody said previously Obamsky isn’t worth being voted dog-catcher: he doesn’t even deserve the position of canine dupa-cleaner…

  • 45caliber

    For every job in production that is created, there are ten jobs created in the service industry.

    But service jobs do NOT add more jobs of themselves. The production jobs MUST be there first. And I identify ‘production jobs’ as those jobs that produce something of value that can be sold.

    Service jobs are those such as suppliers, store clerks, waiters, etc. Those can only exist if someone creates something that can be sold for real wealth. Without that wealth, the person cannot afford to go out for dinner, buy gasoline to go on vacation – or even go on vacation – can’t pay to rent a hotel room, can’t afford to buy new shoes, etc. And if he can’t afford to do any of those things then the service companies can’t afford to hire people to provide those services.

  • iam

    Ubama has spent his entire life spewing his hatred of this country and its economic engine. He can’t comprehend the fact that the wealth he wants to re-distribute comes from Capitalism. The more Ubama destroys the job creation in this country, the less wealth there will be for both the wealth creators and the wealth leaches.

    • JUKEBOX

      He does this because he is educated beyond his level of intelligence!

  • Karolyn

    GM TO HIRE 4000 WORKERS! Trickle down means even more jobs. They have paid back 23 million of the 49 mil. they borrowed!

    • http://ABORTIIONISMURDER! asmithington

      Karolyn, You are delusional. May God open your eyes.

    • JUKEBOX

      BOEING WANTS TO HIRE 1,000 WORKERS! NLRB says “NO WAY” without union representation. How’s that for “FREE MARKET”.

  • http://com i41

    iam, it is just a marxist/communist socialist dumbocrap thing since Wilson, every thing a dumbocrap getting office their mindset thinks more regulations are needed on everything. Just like the same bastards hate private businesses and want everyone working or collecting a pay check from taxpayers. The niggardly way purple lips and his radical domestic worthless terrorists have choked off USA economy while giving billions to dictator run countries. What would anyone expect this coming any dumbocrap and the marxist muslim moron and his terrorist thug leeches.

  • Ridge Runner

    Hang gumbo and his outlaw crew fromthe statue of liberty before his terrorist partners blow if up.

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Confoundme once but not twice

    RE: Comments from Norman F and Caliber 45..You make a world of Sense out of The “”Economical Fiasco most of us are having a tough time trying to Make any Sense out of Anymore. I`m sure that few people have given this much “Comparison”..And such clear-sighted observations to our dilemma. [Most of us Are Deeply affected by this failing Economy in our Country, AND to be Honest, Can`t see much farther than Just barely Around the Next Corner ( Not very far ! ) These Comparisons Do show a reasonable approach to our present circumstances..( one that has gone on TOO long NOW. Thanx. YES ! WE can “Understand When you Compare “Apples and Oranges “And Put them together > Answer, Pure and Simple …Service-type Jobs really do nothing more than Stave off Starvation for the one fortunate enough to Have that Meagerly-Paid Piece of Work. Production Has been Removed from this Country..And For The Obvious reason (To Turn this Whole country into a “Service-orientated Society..TO SERVE the Wealthy.) Utterly preposterous for The Powers-That-Be to think The Citizens Of this Country Would Sit Back and Accept This Situation For Long. Change Better Start Looking And Feeling like the Kind of Change we “”Bargained For’ when WE accepted B.O.as our President. Time for those Fancy Promises to Come to Fruition..B.O..And I Hope We do Feel your “”Concern” Very Soon.

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