Obama jobs added and unemployment rate truth, Labor force participation plummeted, Skews unemployement rate, Historic drop in labor force, Orwellian spin continues

Obama jobs added and unemployment rate truth, Labor force participation plummeted, Skews unemployement rate, Historic drop in labor force, Orwellian spin continues

“The unemployment rate would be even higher than it is now had participation in the labor force not declined as much as it has over the past few years. The rate of participation in the labor force fell from 66 percent in 2007 to an average of 64 percent in the second half of 2011, an unusually large decline over so short a time. About a third of that decline reflects factors other than the downturn, such as the aging of the baby-boom generation.

But even with those factors removed, the estimated decline in that rate during the past four years is larger than has been typical of past downturns, even after accounting for the greater severity of this downturn. Had that portion of the decline in the labor force participation rate since 2007 that is attributable to neither the aging of the baby boomers nor the downturn in the business cycle (on the basis of the experience in previous downturns) not occurred, the unemployment rate in the fourth quarter of 2011 would have been about 1¼ percentage points higher than the actual rate of 8.7 percent.”…Congressional Budget Office

“the Times of the nineteenth of December had published the official forecasts of the output of various classes of consumption goods in the fourth quarter of 1983, which was also the sixth quarter of the Ninth Three-Year Plan. Today’s issue contained a statement of the actual output, from which it appeared that the forecasts were in every instance grossly wrong. Winston’s job was to rectify the original figures by making them agree with the later ones.”…George Orwell, “1984″

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

With my math and computer science background and awareness of Orwellian wordsmithing by the Obama camp, I couldn’t help but notice what is going on with jobs and unemployment reporting. Another huge clue has been the emphasis from the mainstream media, i.e., “The lady doth protest too much me thinkst.”

Obama continues to tout the jobs being created without ackowledging the jobs lost. However, the biggest bit of Orwellian spin is referencing a drop in the unemployment rate and ignoring a historic drop in the labor force participation rate.

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics May 4, 2012.

“Both the number of unemployed persons (12.5 million) and the unemployment
rate (8.1 percent) changed little in April.”
“The civilian labor force participation rate declined in April to 63.6 percent,
while the employment-population ratio, at 58.4 percent, changed little.”

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

A labor force participation rate of 63.6 percent is significant.

Reported at Citizen Wells on April 26, 2012.

Labor force participation: The share of adults in the labor force — either looking or working — has dropped 3% — also highly unusual in a recovery. At 63.7%,
labor force participation is at a low not seen since the middle of the very deep 1981-82 recession, when fewer women were in the work force. A lower
participation rate makes the unemployment rate look better.

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/obama-and-democrats-created-high-unemployment-and-blame-bush-and-others-obama-inherited-2-years-of-a-democrat-controlled-congress-unemployemt-and-gas-prices-began-climb-in-jan-2007/

The labor force participation rate was 66 percent in 2007 when the Democrats took control of Congress.

From the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco November 2, 2007.

“the current consensus forecast among government agencies is that labor force participation will level off at around 66% and stay flat for the foreseeable future.”

http://www.frbsf.org/publications/economics/letter/2007/el2007-33.html

The labor force participation is 63.6 percent!

And jobs added, that is net jobs added.

Set your Orwell decoder ring to the proper settings.

From the Washington Post September 7, 2011.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/jobs-lost-jobs-gained/2011/09/07/gIQA1ZlYAK_graphic.html

 

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91 responses to “Obama jobs added and unemployment rate truth, Labor force participation plummeted, Skews unemployement rate, Historic drop in labor force, Orwellian spin continues

  1. Obama will launch his 2012 re-election campaign tomorrow on the 5th of May……

    This is also the birth date of Karl Marx …you know the goofy guy that founded the failed Communism movement.

    Now the question is: was this a deliberate act by Comrade Obama knowing it was Marx’s birthday, or was it just another unplanned screwup?

    I vote for a deliberate “in-your-face” showing of a newly found communist power by Comrade Obama, where he hopes to take America back to pre 1930 status, with gulags, political prisoners, and other nasty stuff.

    Maybe tomorrow Anita Dunn will be so kind as to give a speech to the masses on the greatness of Chairman Mao

  2. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)
  3. Free Speech

    Pete | May 4, 2012 at 2:57 pm |

    Obama is the Anti-Reagan when it comes to jobs and job participation. Look at the slopes of the curves during the administrations.
    Pete
    —————————————————————————————————
    Unfortunately the Job Participation stat which is much more telling than bo’s BS unemployment stat is not reported by the media and is not understood by the voters. As the AP has promised bo’s fictional unemployment rate will be under 8% by Nov. Hopefully, there will be enough intelligent voters who realize that bo has caused a major Economic Depression to defeat bo in Nov.

    The unemployment rate in June when 50% or more of the College Grads can not find jobs will be more difficult for bo to deal with.

  4. Free Speech

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/tv-report-netanyahu-holding-elections-so-he-is-free-to-deal-with-iran-in-september-october/

    Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling early elections so that he and his government will be free to deal with Iran’s nuclear program this September-October, one of Israel’s best-informed political commentators said on Friday night.

    Obama, “on the eve of elections, won’t dare criticize Israel,” said Abramovich. From Netanyahu’s point of view, “the conditions would be fantastic.”

  5. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    RMinNC – 5th of May = cinco de mayo –

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

  6. Free Speech

    Wall Street Investors are not buying bo’s Unemployment Rate BS!

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/47293562

    Stocks finished deeply in negative territory Friday, after the government reported that hiring slowed in April, fueling worries over the strength of the economic recovery.

    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq posted their biggest weekly drop since mid-December.

  7. http://dailycaller.com/2012/05/03/robotic-prostitutes-could-replace-human-prostitutes-by-2050/

    Maybe the White House can buy some of these for the SS traveling crew, and throw in a male for Soetero to replace Reggie L.

  8. Free Speech

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/is-netanyahu-holding-elections-early-so-he-can-attack-iran/

    Ammon Abramovich, one of the best-known Israeli commentators on the popular Channel 2 news station, suggested that Netanyahu may, in fact, be calling the election early so that he can come back to power with a decisive governing majority while President Obama is still hamstrung by elections here in the United States, and thus powerless to stop him from attacking Iran.

  9. “Fmr Sheriff and GOP Candidate Jim Pendergraph Goes Birther: Newspaper Pulls Endorsement”

    “Pendergraph ‘suspicious’ of Obama’s birthplace
    By Jim Morrill @ Charlotte Observer

    Few people are as publicly identified with the so-called “birther” issue as Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has his own “posse” on the case.

    Last weekend, Arpaio shared his skepticism about President Barack Obama’s birthplace – and his eligibility for the White House – when he was in Charlotte campaigning for Republican congressional candidate Jim Pendergraph.
    —–
    GOP candidate loses backing over Obama birth claims
    By Catalina Camia @ USA Today

    A congressional candidate who cast doubts about President Obama’s birth certificate has lost the support of the major newspaper in his district.

    The Charlotte Observer has rescinded its endorsement of Republican Jim Pendergraph, a leading candidate seeking to replace retiring Rep. Sue Myrick , R-N.C.

    Pendergraph, a former Mecklenburg County sheriff, fell out of favor with the newspaper when he sided with Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has investigated the authenticity of Obama’s birth certificate.”
    =====
    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2012/05/fmr-sheriff-and-gop-candidate-jim.html

  10. Yes Bill……Karl Marx day plus Latino Day…does that mean victory for the usurper?…

    I sure hope it doesn’t.

  11. Hey Gordo….

    The lose of endorsement for Pendergraph from the left wing radical rag sheet, the Charlotte Observer, is just another reason I will vote for, and ask all my friends to vote for Pendergraph!

    Thjanks Observer for helping make my choice for me!

  12. Free Speech

    Do you realize that to begin job creation at a replacement level, we would have to be in the neighborhood of 500,000 jobs a month and getting close to six to 700,000 a month to gain ground? This is pathetic: 115,000 jobs. And when you demographic this, when you get to the younger demographics, it’s worse. It’s nowhere near 8.1%. We’re looking 15% to 20%, among the young idealists who expected (well, whatever they expected) their utopia, back in 2008, when voting for Obama.

  13. Free Speech

    So all they can do to get that number down — and like AP said yesterday, they predicted they’re gonna have it below 8% by Election Day. The only way they can do that is force people out of the job market, and that is exactly what is happening. But only in the Orwellian world of government statics could the fact that more people gave up looking for work, make the unemployment rate go down. That claim would embarrass a Soviet. If an adviser to Lenin or Stalin came in and said, “Comrade, we want to kick people out of the job market, give them no hope of getting a job.

    “That’s how we’ll lower the unemployment rate!” That person would have been sent to a gulag somewhere next to Solzhenitsyn.

  14. Free Speech

    See, this 8.1% is the U-3 number. That does not count the people who’ve left the job market. That does not count people who have stopped looking. The U-6 (U, dash, six) number from the Bureau of Labor Statistics — which is not reported — which does count the people who have stopped looking, was unchanged at 14.5%.

  15. Free Speech

    http://www.deptofnumbers.com/unemployment/alt-measures/

    U-6 includes all marginally attached workers as well as workers who are employed part-time for economic reasons (i.e. workers who would prefer full-time work, but have not been able to find it). U-6 is the broadest measure of unemployment the BLS reports.

  16. Hey Free Speech……

    If Obama gets his way next year, we will ALL be sent to a gulag…you can bet on that.

  17. Free Speech

    CW,

    Could you make a monthly reported of the U-6 Unemployment Rate?

  18. Total US population is 330 million. But 24% of those are young people not eligible to work. And 13 percent are retired. So the total population of available workers in the United States is 100% – (24% + 13%) = 63% of 330 million people, or 207 million workers.
    And with 94.5 million workers not working, the true jobless rate in the US right now is 45%, not the 8% the media keeps propagandizing you about.

  19. Free Speech

    Bureau of Labor Statistics Site:

    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t15.htm

  20. Free Speech

    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/capitol/the_real_unemployment_rate_Dz8PweHqsH1MVVwgkK51mI

    “Factoring in those discouraged adults and others working part time for lack of full time opportunities, the unemployment rate is about 14.5 percent. Adding college graduates in low-skill positions, like counterwork at Starbucks, and the unemployment rate is likely closer to 18 percent,” writes Peter Morici.

    President Obama thinks the holy grail for his reelection is getting the unemployment rate under 8 percent. And that may just be the number come November. But if the reduced jobless number actually happens because of people giving up rather than getting into the job market, then we’ll be facing four more years of sustained, high unemployment and the consequences of that damage, both domestically and internationally, ought to concern every American.

  21. Free Speech

    http://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/2012/04/06/time-to-focus-on-real-unemployment-rate/

    That problem is reflected in the U6 rate.

    Mathur said the gap between the official rate and the U6 rate is usually about two percentage points. But in the wake of the financial crisis that followed the collapse of the U.S. housing market in 2007, the gap has widened to about seven points.

    “Usually the difference is pretty low so it’s not something people have really focused on because there’s hasn’t been that big of a gap” she said. “The tremendous difference in this recession has been the long-term unemployed. The labor market hasn’t really recovered at all.”

    Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/2012/04/06/time-to-focus-on-real-unemployment-rate/#ixzz1twLX2gQ2

  22. What experience and history teach is this……………..

    “THAT PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENTS HAVE NEVER LEARNED ANYTHING FROM HISTORY!”

  23. http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/spending_chart_2002_2022USb_13s1li111mcn_H0t

    Forward, off the cliff.

    We will be 25000 billion in debt by 2017!

  24. Who’s is going to want to work to pay off $ 25000 billion in debt racked by baby boomers ? NO ONE

  25. The Romney Campaign would be wise to look at the 1980 election very closely on how to unseat Bearick Otard. It was more than the economy, Carter’s personal attacks backfired. Just like Bearick’s have.

    Watch the election recap by RR’s campaign managers 3/4 into the tape.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Archives/video/nov-1980-reagan-wins-presidency-11929498

  26. If you stop for a moment and think all of the unemployment is exactly what the LIBS want. People have to eat somehow,so now they become more and more dependent upon the US Government to hand them welfare funds,and food stamps. which = bigger government and the UTOPIA that the Soetoro supporters DREAM of. I have a gut feeling that we havn’t yet even seen the tip of this iceberg, but we will indeed get to see it all eventually. You WILL CRY when you see it. The great depression is going to seem like just a little LULL . I hope the DO GOODERS can handle it because up to a point they too are responsible. Then the rest of the responsibility lies squarely upon the heads of the GLUTONS who know only ME,ME,ME,….MORE,MORE,MORE!, which = GREED which many American businessmen have said “ENOUGH” and either closed their businesses,or moved to a more labor friendly geography. If you think that your employer OWES you something just because you punch your timecard 4 times a day,I am sure that you are now wondering when you will find another time card TO PUNCH. Further it is entirely possible that people who were earning $$25.00 per hour,might be happy just to be paid $2.50 per hr.,and with a little stretch of the imagination you might be offerred $.25 per hr. In the great depression thousands of people moved West in the hope of getting work as PRODUCE,and FRUIT PICKERS at $.30 per hour,and that quickly became .30 for a specific level of picking, which was moved upward as days past. There was a hell of a lot more people than picking jobs. It could get really hairy before this ever comes to an end. You need to learn how to be resourceful. Our DUMBED down society might have trouble even figuring out how to tie it’s shoestrings.

  27. Hapnhal…………….
    Well put,and accurate.

  28. j2j2 | May 4, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
    Total US population is 330 million. But 24% of those are young people not eligible to work. And 13 percent are retired. So the total population of available workers in the United States is 100% – (24% + 13%) = 63% of 330 million people, or 207 million workers.
    And with 94.5 million workers not working, the true jobless rate in the US right now is 45%, not the 8% the media keeps propagandizing you about.
    **********************************************************
    Although there is no question that the government figures are way too low, the above analysis is not correct, because it assumes that everyone other than retirees and young people were originally in the workforce.

    That is an oversimplification, simply because there are a number of those in the 94.5 million who are not technically in the job force, e.g., stay-at-home moms and dads (by choice), entrepreneurs, self-employed people, invalids, and others.

    Having said that, we can conclude from other statistics that the real jobless rate is more in the high teens rather than the gub’mint’s 8%. 45% is an overstatement and based on incorrect assumptions.

  29. Cabby,
    I think you and J2J2 may be both correct. 45% is an oversimplification, and the real number is likely greater than the high teens. The glaring fact is that not all people of working age are job eligible, and some still have jobs at home (like Mrs. Romney). Be that as it may, 8.1% claim is so ludicrous it exemplifies this administration for the facade that it is.

    Pete

  30. “DERANGED DAN SAVAGE AT WAR WITH GOD”

    By Bradlee Dean
    May 3, 2012

    Excerpt:

    “Keep in mind this is the same president who overlooked the investigation into the Pentagon (5,000 Pentagon employees were investigated for child pornography), who appointed over 225 homosexuals and transvestites into key positions in government (including Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, who “queerified” Harvard), and who appointed as a safe-schools czar Kevin Jennings who wrote the forward to a book entitled “Queerifying Elementary Education.”

    Jennings’ hero was Harry Hay, an icon for NAMBLA (North American Man and Boy Love Association) whose motto is “Sex before 8 before it’s too late” when marching in gay-pride parades.”

    See The Entire Article & Video here:

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/05/deranged-dan-savage-at-war-with-god/

    I recommend that you visit weekly the Outstanding Articles & Videos Of Bradlee Dean Here:
    Bradlee Dean Archives:

    http://www.wnd.com/author/jake-2/

    * * * * * * * * * * * *

    Did you realize that Elena Kagan is a lesbian???!!!

    Then There was Elena Kagan!

    Uploaded by BdeanSonsofLiberty on Dec 15, 2011
    A short clip from Bradlee Dean’s documentary called,

    “My War, about Elena Kagan, who she is, and what she is all about.

    http://www.youcanruninternational.com/

  31. Judge Andrew Napolitano Says Court Will Strike Down Obamacare

  32. “If I Wanted America To Be A Dictatorship” (Video)

    May 3, 2012

    MUST WATCH Micro Documentary by Libertarian Film Maker and Activist Fabian4Liberty. If you like this video and its message HELP MAKE THIS VIDEO GO VIRAL email a link to everyone you know and post on social media.

    http://www.infowars.com/if-i-wanted-america-to-be-a-dictatorship/

    “If I Wanted America To Be A Dictatorship” (Video)

  33. What Ever Happened to the Constitution? | Andrew Napolitano

  34. bob strauss

    Pete,
    Wouldn’t it be nice to receive accurate information from our government, instead of made up facts meant to deceive the people?

  35. Pete and Bob,
    Well put – both of you. The dishonesty of fuzzy math which is reported by our government is staggering and abominable. Yes, it IS meant to deceive.

  36. bob strauss

    The end of the liars. Now that they have emptied the treasury.

    May 5, 2012
    The End of Obama Liberalism as an Intellectual Movement
    By Carl Paulus

    Over the past six months the public has watched the current liberal intellectual movement crumble as its leaders have failed to provide a tenable solution to the serious problems facing our nation. President Obama is desperately searching for a way to convince the public he should be reelected. But his liberal ideology is no longer capable of providing effective answers to the questions of the 21st century. Today’s liberalism has been reduced to an opposition movement, rather than a coherent ideological alternative to conservatism. The Democratic Party all but confirmed this notion with their latest slogan for the 2012 campaign: “Not A Republican.”

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/the_end_of_obama_liberalism_as_an_intellectual_movement.html#ixzz1u0NY6nd7

  37. http://dailycaller.com/2012/05/05/tv-future-planned-for-video-slamming-obamas-credit-grab-on-bin-laden-kill/

    Good Morning All; Attached is a great article by The Daily Caller and video…

  38. Please pray with all your heart and soul for this seriously wounded warrior and for his family.

    http://patriotsforamerica.ning.com/forum/topic/show?id=2734278%3ATopic%3A362195&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic

  39. Why I Do Not Like The Obamas
    Penned by Mychal Massie, a Black Conservative

    http://patriotsforamerica.ning.com/forum/topic/show?id=2734278%3ATopic%3A362324&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic
    *********************************
    This is an excellent, hard-hitting, truthful essay which expresses what most of us feel and want to say.

  40. This is What Our President Wants
    (quote)
    “……even if you are Barack Obama, don’t you care a little about your legacy?  Don’t you want some improvement somewhere in real life, not just a rate drop from 8.2% to 8.1%? Don’t you want something that’s gonna add to your legacy, make you look good to the historians? ”

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/05/04/this_is_what_our_president_wants

  41. A Crazy Old Coot

    http://www.newsobserver.com/​2012/05/04/2044415/​more-nc-gop-candidates-doubt-ob​amas.html

    More N.C. GOP candidates doubt Obama’s birthplace

    Long after the controversy over President Obama’s birthplace seemed settled, some Republican congressional candidates in North Carolina have brought new attention to the issue as they seek advantages in hard-fought primary races.
    snip…
    Dr. John Whitley, one of Hudson’s opponents in Tuesday’s primary, declared Obama’s birth certificate a “poorly reproduced forgery” after comparing it to the Hawaiian birth certificate of one of his campaign workers.
    ////////////////////////////////////////////
    “Long after the controversy over President Obama’s birthplace seemed settled”
    It only seemed settled to the uninformed, obots, libs and the braindead.

  42. Free Speech

    http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/

    The unemployment crisis in America is much worse than you are being told. Did you know that there are 100 million working age Americans that do not get up in the morning and go to work? No wonder why it seems like there are so many people that do not have jobs! According to the federal government, there are 12.6 million working age Americans that are considered to be “officially” unemployed, but there are another 87.8 million working age Americans that are not working either. The federal government considers those Americans to be “not in the labor force” so they are not included in the unemployment rate. In fact, this is one of the key ways that the government manipulates the unemployment numbers. The Obama administration would have us believe that the unemployment rate is going down and that that since the start of the last recession about as many Americans have left the labor force as we saw during the entire decades of the 1980s and 1990s combined. Of course that is a bunch of nonsense, but that is what the Obama administration would have us believe. The truth is that the percentage of working age Americans that are employed is just about the same right now as it was two years ago. It was incredibly difficult to get a job back then and it is incredibly difficult to get a job right now. So don’t believe the hype that things are getting much better. If you still do have a good job, you might want to hold on to it tightly, because there is not much hope that things are going to improve significantly any time soon.

  43. Free Speech

    http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/there-are-100-million-working-age-americans-that-do-not-have-jobs

    If you want a much more accurate picture of what is really happening to the employment situation in America, the key is to look at the employment to population ratio. As I have written about previously, the percentage of working age Americans that have jobs is not increasing.

    Let’s take a look at the employment to population ratio for the last six years for the month of March….

    March 2007: 63.3%

    March 2008: 62.7%

    March 2009: 59.9%

    March 2010: 58.5%

    March 2011: 58.5%

    March 2012: 58.5%

    The percentage of the working age population that had jobs fell rapidly during the recession and it has stayed very low since then.

    When Barack Obama tells you that “America is going back to work” he is lying to you.

    The cold, hard reality of the matter is that there are millions of hard working Americans that have been sitting at home for years hoping that a new job will come along.

    Back in 2007, approximately 10 percent of all unemployed Americans had been out of work for one year or longer.

    Today, that figure is above 30 percent.

    The average duration of unemployment in the United States today is about three times as long as it was back in the year 2000.

  44. Free Speech

    http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/there-are-100-million-working-age-americans-that-do-not-have-jobs

    Economic conditions in the United States have been steadily getting worse for quite a while, but that is not the only reason for our employment problems.

    There are two other trends that I want to briefly mention.

    1) A lot of jobs that used to be very labor intensive are now being replaced by technology. Thanks to robotics, automation and computers, a lot of big companies simply do not need as many workers these days. Those are jobs that are never going to come back.

    2) As labor has become a global commodity, millions upon millions of U.S. jobs have been sent overseas. Today, you are not just competing for a job with your neighbors. You are also competing with workers on the other side of the globe. Unfortunately, it is legal to pay slave labor wages in many of those countries. By sending our jobs out of the country, big corporations can also avoid a whole host of rules, regulations, taxes and benefit payments that they would be facing if they hired American workers.

    So U.S. workers are at a massive competitive disadvantage. Why should a big corporation pay 10 or 20 times more for an American worker when they can pad their profits by exploiting cheap foreign labor?

    The sad truth is that the value that the marketplace puts on the labor of the average American worker is continually decreasing.

    This is making it much more difficult to find a job and it is keeping wages down.

    In the old days, pretty much any man that was a hard worker and that really wanted a good job could go out and get one.

    But now all of that has changed. Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs. Today, less than 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs.

    And sadly, the vast majority of the jobs that are being lost are good jobs. As I wrote about the other day, 95 percent of the jobs lost during the recession were middle class jobs.

  45. Excellent article,

    Col. Douglas Macgregor: “the differences between Governor Romney and President Obama are marginal at best”

    “Iraq and Afghanistan are disasters and anyone who asserts otherwise is misinformed. I recently met with someone who is an advocate for Mitt Romney and he was unhappy with me because I pointed out that the differences between Governor Romney and President Obama are marginal at best. He was trying to demonstrate how profoundly different they were. He was unsuccessful but one of the things he insisted on was that Obama had somehow or another sacrificed our great gains in Iraq. I looked at him and said, “You can’t be serious.” He said, “What do you mean?” He seemed to be completely unaware, as many Americans are, that Iraq is effectively a satellite for Iran. That the United States Army and it’s generals did a brilliant job of consolidating the power and influence of Iran inside Iraq, by backing Mr. Maliki who is always Tehran’s chosen candidate and utterly destroying the Sunni Arab population’s influence and power.”

    This is just a small selection from a powerful April 15th Daily Bell interview with Col. Douglas Macgregor entitled “Colonel Douglas Macgregor on Two Failed Wars and Why He Supports Ron Paul for President.”

    Read more of this interview with Anthony Wile here:

    http://www.dailypaul.com/230928/little-difference-between-romney-and-obama

  46. Free Speech

    http://newsblaze.com/story/20120216171235vike.nb/topstory.html

    The Obama administration has released an economic report that claims everything is coming up roses, and it is making the rounds of the MSM’s news outlets. Truth is, when you look into the numbers, it’s rather easy to come to the conclusion that the economic reports are as screwy as the administration’s employment numbers.

  47. Hundreds of South Carolina candidates have been thrown off the ballot by the State Supreme Court. An article from, “The Daily Paul” has a link that states the candidates were thrown off the ballot because of their not filling out a financial disclosure form. Turns out the form doesn’t excist. Then the candidates were told the supposed form is online, doesn’t excist either. Couldn’t get the link at the Daily Paul to post with links to that side of the story. The primaries for South Carolina are on June 12. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/news/ap/politics/2012/May/04/parties__nearly_200_candidates_nixed_from_ballots.html

  48. Free Speech

    http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-shocking-truth-about-unemployment-in-america-in-one-chart

    The mainstream media is not telling you the truth about unemployment in the United States. The percentage of working age Americans that are employed is not increasing. In March 2010, 58.5 percent of all working age Americans had a job. In March 2012, 58.5 percent of all working age Americans had a job. So if the employment rate is exactly the same as it was two years ago, then how in the world can the Obama administration claim that things have gotten significantly better since then? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the official unemployment rate in the United States was 9.8 percent in March 2010 and it declined to 8.2 percent in March 2012. So how is this possible if the percentage of working age Americans that have jobs hasn’t moved? Well, what they do is they claim that there are millions upon millions of Americans that have “left the labor force”. In other words, they claim that there are millions upon millions of unemployed Americans that don’t want jobs anymore. Of course that is a total farce, but the mainstream media and most Americans are buying it. They actually believe that the unemployment rate is going down. But the truth is that the unemployment crisis in America has not subsided. In fact, we are pretty much exactly where we were two years ago, and things are about to get a whole lot worse.

    If you want to know the shocking truth about unemployment in America, all you need to do is to look at one chart. The chart posted below shows the change in the employment-population ratio over the past few years. What the employment-population ratio measures is the percentage of working age Americans that actually have jobs.

  49. Interested Bystander

    A Crazy Old Coot | May 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm |,

    I read the article you linked too, after having to look on the site for it because it gave a “page not found” page to the link you provided, but I found it, and read the article.

    What really gets me about these type of articles is the blatant indoctrination that is happening here. The author seems to be convinced that being native born and natural born are the same thing. I don’t even think the words “natural born citizen” are even in the article (or the comments I read).

    And in the article and comment section it states that the newspaper announcements were printed the next day, which is NOT accurate from everything that I have come to know about the birth announcements. I thought they were printed a week AFTER the birth.

    Just the INaccuracies of the artcile SCREAMS of indoctrination.

    But I guess that’s the nature of the beast.

    It seems that when you continually present MISinformation about an issue or a candidate, and that MISinformation is corrected time and again, it’s the person who is trying to present the accurate information who is the one that is told to SHUT UP.

  50. Free Speech

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/02/welcome_to_the_brave_new_obama_world.html

    The master propagandists of the left have taken on a breathtaking task: selling the public on Obama’s economic disaster as a good thing. The witting left understands that the “fundamental transformation” Obama promised means permanently high unemployment and workforce shrinkage, as the private sector is squeezed out of sector after sector of the economy. Thus, it becomes important to propagandize the public that there are benefits to unemployment.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/02/welcome_to_the_brave_new_obama_world.html#ixzz1u12EzY3I

  51. Free Speech

    http://www.thecomingdepressionblog.com/real-facts-about-the-obama-economy/

    Now, we’ve told you before, both the AP and Reuters have made this claim for about six weeks. Back on April 5th, a month ago, AP’s headline: “US Unemployment Claims Hit Four-Year Low of 357,000.” Today’s headline: “US Applications for Unemployment Aid Drop Sharply,” and the first sentence talks about it being lower than it’s been in three months. Reuters on March 29th: “Jobless Claims Fall to Four-Year Low in Latest Week.” They keep talking about how great it is, and then every week the number is revised.

    Every week the number is revised, which we don’t hear about. Well, you do because we tell you. But the revised number is never reported. It’s always revised up or worse. The original report that we get from the BLS is never accurate. They do “seasonal adjustments” and “revisions.” So this is a purely political number.

    These are the same “experts” who are always wrong, by virtue of AP’s own reports. Every report on jobless numbers, the AP has the word “surprised” or “unexpected,” meaning: Whatever the number is, everybody that they talked to prior is “shocked” that the number is what it is. So the experts they’re talking to are always wrong. And thus they’ve gone out and talked to these experts and they’ve surveyed their own experts, and their own experts (who are never right) are now predicting the unemployment rate will be below 8% by Election Day.

    Now, why is that important? Well, because, no incumbent president has ever been reelected with the unemployment rate above 8%. It’s never happened. So it’s now an objective. Marching orders have been given: The media must find a way (and the regime, too) to get the unemployment number under 8%, to satisfy this statistic that has never been wrong. So the AP is basically telling us: “Get ready! This is what we’re going to do. No matter what the facts are, we’re gonna have this thing under 8% by the time you go into the voting booth in November.”

    One of the ways the regime is doing it (and I beg your indulgence in repeating this again) is the US job market is missing two million jobs since Obama was inaugurated. There are two million fewer jobs overall available to be filled in this country since Obama took office in January of 2009. So if the universe of jobs available is down by two million (and growing, by the way) then the unemployment number expressed as a percentage is always gonna come down. If you make smaller the universe against which the calculation’s being made, which is precisely what has happened, the percentage goes down. And this has been documented and illustrated by James Pethokoukis at the American Enterprise Institute.

  52. Free Speech

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/02/in-second-term-what-will-obama-do-about-bush-tax-cuts.html

    If he wins in November, the president will again face the Bush tax cuts. A secret meeting in 2009 suggests he may be ready to walk away from his promise to middle-class voters.

  53. A Crazy Old Coot | May 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm —
    ==========
    Link not working, go here:

    “More N.C. GOP candidates doubt Obama’s birthplace”

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2012/05/3-more-north-carolina-gop-candidates.html

    Comment by John Doe Sr. at ORYR:

    “Quote from article:

    “Top Republicans have declared the issue dead,”

    “Top Republicans”, are treasonous cowards who are killing the National Republican Party.

    The “Top Republicans” are IMO trying to rescue themselves and others involved in knowingly putting an ineligible candidate on the ballot in 2008. Plenty of Democrats and Republicans involved will apparently do anything to try to suppress the truth.

    Document forgery involving anyone but Obama is a very serious crime.

    I believe Congressional leadership has ordered all of Congress to evade, deny and obfuscate the issue….and they have obeyed.”

    May 5, 2012 9:43 AM

  54. Free Speech

    http://www.norcalblogs.com/gate/2012/02/985-billion-retail-sales-drop-for-january-is-largest-one-month-plunge-in-history.php

    Obama’s unemployment numbers have since been proven to be lies. Have I stated that we are in an election year and that Obama needs to get re-elected in order to continue transforming the greatest country in the history of mankind into a Soviet style basket case? To assist in the destruction, the MSM has been knowingly repeating this administration’s lies.

    Instead of reporting how America’s real unemployment is actually up between 19 and 25%, they report that Obama has been able to get unemployment down to 8.3%. Instead of reporting that the government is spending more money than it is taking in, and that retail sales have dropped by almost $100 billion from December to January, we are told by the administration’s propaganda machine that retail sales have increased by .4%. In an election year, the MSM will do everything in their power to convince Americans that Obama is even greater than Ronald Reagan.

  55. Lawrence Sellin:

    “Censorship and Disinformation in America”

    “You will not see an article like this appear in any American mainstream media outlet.

    Thus began the conspiracy of silence and the disinformation campaign by the political establishment and the media.

    Given the effort to prevent discussion of Constitutional ineligibility, it should come as no surprise that the politicians and media also protected Obama from investigation of allegations involving a forged birth certificate, a forged Selective Service registration and the use of a Social Security Number not issued to him.

    The Democrats and the media don’t want to discuss ineligibility and criminality because they want Obama re-elected.

    The Republicans can’t talk about those issues because of their dereliction of duty, their complicity in a cover-up and their unashamed cowardice.

    Regardless of who wins the election in November, it is and has been the intention of both political parties and the media to bury forever questions regarding Obama’s ineligibility and crimes.

    The truth would shake the American political system to its core because exposing Obama would also expose the endemic political corruption in Washington, D.C.

    It is all about power and the financial rewards it reaps. The politicians and the media have it and they intend to keep it by any means necessary.”

    http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/feedback/05-05-2012/121032-censorship_disinformation_america-0/

  56. Free Speech

    http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2011/11/04/obama-economic-record-hoover/

    It’s reasonable to assume that Mr. Obama will face re-election with the highest unemployment rate of any post-war president. If the current rate of hiring continues, under Mr. Obama’s stewardship the nation will have actually lost jobs, a stunning achievement in its own way. Indeed, Obama is now on track to have the worst jobs record of any president in the modern era. The unemployment rate will be significantly higher than when he took office. Chronic unemployment is worse than it was during the Great Depression. And during the Obama presidency the United States saw its bond rating downgraded for the first time in history.

    Mr. Obama will have shattered all the records when it comes to the deficit and the debt. For example, under Obama the budget deficit and federal debt have reached their highest percentage since World War II. The same is true when it comes to federal spending as a percentage of GDP. During the post-recession period from June 2009 to June 2011, the median annual household income fell by 6.7 percent – a more substantial decline than occurred during the Great Recession. The Christian Science Monitor points out, “The standard of living for Americans has fallen longer and more steeply over the past three years than at any time since the U.S. government began recording it five decades ago.” The housing crisis is worse than the Great Depression. The number of people in the U.S. who are in poverty has seen a record increase on President Obama’s watch…

  57. IB…………………….
    You are dead on……….BUT as long as there is an underlying stupidity throughout our (ALLEGED) society regarding this issue nobody will EVER know the truth. Somehow they ALL need to be correctly RE EDUCATED, because THEREIN lies the primary reason why our ALLEGED society is so damn stupid to begin with. Education administered by OVEREDUCATED WORDSMITHS, who themselves believe that UP IS DOWN. In reality this “DUMBING DOWN” of our Society has been going on for DECADES,but NOBODY paid any attention to it so I guess we are reaping what we sowed. Nobody had time to take a look at what was being taught to their kids,just as long as he/she had a decent report card to show us.

  58. “Cloward-Piven Paradise Now?”
    By Jeannie DeAngelis
    August 1, 2011
    “The duo taught that if you flooded the welfare rolls and bankrupted the cities and ultimately the nation, it would foster economic collapse, which would lead to political turmoil so severe that socialism would be accepted as a fix to an out-of-control set of circumstances.
    The idea was that if people were starving and the only way to eat was to accept government cheese, rather than starve, the masses would agree to what they would otherwise reject. In essence, for the socialist-minded, the Cloward-Piven strategy is a simple formula that makes perfect sense; the radical husband-and-wife team had Saul Alinsky as their muse, and they went on to teach his social action principles to a cadre of socialist-leaning community organizers, one of whom was Barack Obama.”
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/08/cloward-piven_paradise_now.html
    ==========
    “Welfare at all-time high under Obama”
    April 20, 2012
    “Judicial Watch is reporting that the latest government figures reveal that an astonishing number of people are collecting public benefits such as food stamps and disability checks, revealing an alarming trend of dependence on government rather than self-sufficiency associated with the American dream.

    This week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reveals that 45 million people — one out of every seven U.S. residents — got food stamps in 2011, a whopping 70% increase from 2007. This represents a cost of $72 billion for U.S. taxpayers, which is a substantial increase from $30 billion four years earlier. For at least the next two years the food-stamp rolls will get even bigger, according the CBO, which studies economic and budgetary issues for Congress.”
    http://theobamafile.websitetoolbox.com/post/Welfare-at-alltime-high-under-Obama-5808986

  59. Free Speech

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/07/disaster-obama-recovery-is-worst-since-great-depression/

    The Obama recovery is the worst ever since the Great Depression. The Wall Street Journal reported, via Memeorandum:
    Two years ago, officials said, the worst recession since the Great Depression ended. The stumbling recovery has also proven to be the worst since the economic disaster of the 1930s.
    Across a wide range of measures—growth, unemployment levels, bank lending, economic output, income growth, home prices and household expectations for financial well-being—the economy’s improvement since the recession’s end in June 2009 has been the worst, or one of the worst, since the government started tracking these trends after World War II.

  60. Free Speech

    http://theacru.org/acru/the_worst_economic_recovery_since_the_great_depression/

    The record of President Obama’s first three years in office is in, and nothing that happens now can go back and change that. What that record shows is that President Obama, with his throwback, old-fashioned, 1970s Keynesian economics, has put America through the worst recovery from a recession since the Great Depression.

    The recession started in December, 2007. Go to the website of the National Bureau of Economic Research (www.nber.org) to see the complete history of America’s recessions. What that history reveals is that before this last recession, since the Great Depression recessions in America have lasted an average of 10 months, with the longest previously lasting 16 months.

  61. It is obvious to me that the only thing that will EVER teach our “DUMMIES” anything is experiencing what they have come to believe is so damn wonderful…..FIRST HAND, but sadly by then nobody will have either the resources,or the desire extricate themselves from the morass of their own ignorance. Take a long look at Cuba. For a little over 55 years a total NUMBSKULL has ruled that island. He DONE HIS THING……..he redistributed the wealth (mostly to his friends),he created massive unemployment, and drove a hell of a lot of his more intelligent people out of Cuba. Now all they have is over a million NUMBSKULLS.

  62. ………..and NOW because of brother Raul who himself is a horse’s ass and a personal friend of Hugo Chavez ( who is a complete nitwit) Raul is uniting horse’s asses with nitwits,and numbskulls. I call that “SHOVELLING MANURE AGAINST THE TIDE, and being so damned stupid not to even NOTICE.

  63. Free Speech

    http://theacru.org/acru/the_worst_economic_recovery_since_the_great_depression/

    As should have been long expected, Obama’s trillion dollar Keynesian stimulus did nothing to promote recovery and growth, and almost surely delayed it. That is because borrowing a trillion dollars out of the economy to spend a trillion back into it does nothing to promote the economy on net. Indeed, it is probably a net drag on the economy, because the private sector spends the money more productively and efficiently than the public sector.

    The National Bureau of Economic Research scored the recession as ending in June, 2009. Yet, today, in the 49th month since the recession started, there has still been no real recovery, like recoveries from previous recessions in America.

    Unemployment actually rose after June, 2009, and did not fall back down below that level until 18 months later in December, 2010. Instead of a recovery, America has suffered the longest period of unemployment near 9% or above since the Great Depression, under President Obama’s public policy malpractice. Even today, 49 months after the recession started, the U6 unemployment rate counting the unemployed, underemployed and discouraged workers is still 15.2%. And that doesn’t include all the workers who have fled the workforce under Obama’s economic oppression. The unemployment rate with the full measure of discouraged workers is reported at http://www.shadowstats.com as about 23%, which is depression level unemployment.

  64. …………guess where else this is happening!

  65. FS………………
    Be very sure you DO NOT HOLD YOUR BREATH, while you are waiting for the country to regain all that it has lost….thanks to the alleged policies of the nincompoop, who the overeducated wordsmiths supported.

  66. The moderation will not ever change what I believe. With the exception of a intelligent few commenting here is largely a waste of time anyway,because it will not change a thing..

  67. Free Speech

    http://theacru.org/acru/the_worst_economic_recovery_since_the_great_depression/

    Today, over 4 years since the recession started, there are still almost 25 million Americans unemployed or underemployed. That includes 5.6 million who are long-term unemployed for 27 weeks, or more than 6 months. Under President Obama, America has suffered the longest period with so many in such long-term unemployment since the Great Depression.

    Notably, blacks have been suffering another depression under Obama, with unemployment today, 49 months after the recession started, still at 15.8%. Black unemployment has been over 15% for 2 ½ years under Obama. Black teenage unemployment today is over 40%, where it has persisted for over 2 years as well.

    Hispanics have also been suffering a depression under Obama, with unemployment today still in double digits at 11%. Hispanic unemployment has been in double digits for three years under President Obama. Over one fourth of Hispanic youths remain unemployed today, which also has persisted for years.

  68. Free Speech

    http://www.eutimes.net/2011/03/real-us-unemployment-rate-may-be-22-percent-for-february/

    The real U.S. unemployment rate may be 22.1 percent for February, not the 8.9 percent reported by the government, according to economist John Williams, author of the “Shadow Government Statistics” website, who has argued for years that the federal government manipulates the reporting of economic data for political purposes.

  69. A Crazy Old Coot

    Interested Bystander | May 5, 2012 at 1:02 pm |
    I’m sorry to everyone that the link doesn’t work properly. I just copied what I had.
    As for the rest of the article, I was just pointing out that more and more politicians are beginning to question his eligibility. Hopefully enough will question before the election to get something done. I’m NOT holding my breath!!!

  70. Free Speech

    http://theacru.org/acru/the_worst_economic_recovery_since_the_great_depression/

    The Census Bureau reported in September that more Americans are in poverty today than at any time in the entire history of Census tracking poverty. Americans dependent on food stamps are at an all time high as well.

    Real wages and incomes have been falling so steadily under Obama and his confused, throwback, Keynesian/neo-Marxist Obamanomics, that the Census Bureau also reported that real median family income in America has fallen all the way back to 1996 levels.

    Obama apologists cannot argue that this is because the recession was so bad, because the historical record in America is the worse the recession the stronger the recovery. Based on historical precedent, we should at worst be finishing the second year of a booming recovery by now.

    Compare Obama’s lack of a recovery 2 ½ years after the recession ended with the first 2 ½ years of the Reagan recovery. In those years under Reagan, the American economy created 8 million new jobs, the unemployment rate fell by 3.6 percentage points, real wages and incomes were jumping, and poverty had reversed an upsurge started under Carter, beginning a long term decline.

  71. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    One thing that confuses me is why do some people only post things that are negative of the President, or about who the candidate MAY pick as a running mate, but doesn’t link to things that describes what the candidate is going to do about the issues raised in the articles linked?

    I can only conclude that the reason is that if they DID link to said issue information, the people will learn that their candidate WON’T do anything differant than what the President is doing about it.

    And said “some people” do it over and over and over again.

    Hey “some people”:

    We know it’s bad out here, we are LIVING it.

    Instead of pointing it out to us on an hourly basis, why don’t you “inform” us what your candidate is going to DO about it?

    Of course I already KNOW what your candidate will do about it, which is absolutely NOTHING.

  72. Interested Bystander

    Coot,

    No problems about the link, I had little trouble finding the article.

    My whole point is the MISinformation in the article.

    The writter seems to believe that Native and Natural born are one in the same, instead of EDUCATING the readers that there is a HUGE differance.

    Until the public is EDUCATED in the differance, the whole thing is moot.

  73. Free Speech

    http://theacru.org/acru/the_worst_economic_recovery_since_the_great_depression/

    The chief excuse of the Obama apologists is that what we have suffered was not just a recession, but a financial crisis, and, they argue, recovery from a financial crisis takes a lot longer than recovery from a recession. But that is not the experience of the American, free market, capitalist economy.

    The experience of the American economy is reported in full at the National Bureau of Economic Research, as cited above – recessions since the Great Depression previously have lasted an average of 10 months, with the longest previously 16 months, and the deeper the recession the stronger the recovery. That is the standard by which the performance of Obamanomics is to be judged. Which of those American recessions was a “financial crisis” that breaks the pattern?

    Indeed, exactly none of President Obama’s policies have been well designed to restore economic recovery and traditional American prosperity. They have consistently been the opposite of everything that Reagan did to end the American decline of the 1970s, and restore booming growth for 25 years. That is why Rush Limbaugh is saying Obama deliberately wants to trash the economy, thinking the resulting dependency will lead a majority to continue to vote for the liberal political machine. President Obama certainly thinks that traditional American, world leading prosperity is morally embarrassing because of the global inequality it represents.

  74. “ForgeryGate: US Air Force Investigator Says Obama Trying To Hide Something”

    “Author Tom Ballytyne Interviews a former Air Force Investigator, Robert Ellis, about Obama’s Eligibility Issues.”

    [video at link]

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2012/05/us-air-force-investigator-says-obama.html

  75. Free Speech

    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-jobs-20120505,0,5285148.story

    WASHINGTON — The nation’s long, hard ride to recovery went off track in the spring: Job growth slowed for the second straight month, raising fresh fears about the underlying strength of the economy.

    In a disappointing development for President Obama’s reelection campaign, employers added a modest 115,000 jobs in April, barely enough to keep up with the natural growth of the workforce. The unemployment rate inched down to 8.1% — not because more people got jobs but because more discouraged workers dropped out of the labor market.

    “They’ve given up looking for work because they don’t think there are jobs for them,” said Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington. “That’s a very bad sign.”

  76. Free Speech

  77. Barack Obama’s Private War

    The Obama administration has acknowledged the use of the drones and revealed plans to increase the frequency and ferocity of the attacks.
    Andrew Napolitano | May 4, 2012
    (quote)
    “In his three-plus years in office, Obama has launched 254 drones toward persons in Pakistan, and they collectively have killed 1,277 persons there. The New America Foundation, a Washington think tank that monitors the presidential use of drones in Pakistan, estimates that between 11 and 17 percent of the drone victims are innocent Pakistani civilians. So much for Brennan’s surgical strikes. So much for Holder’s due process……”
    For more:
    http://reason.com/archives/2012/05/04/barack-obamas-private-war
    ****************************************
    We know that under the War Powers Act it is required that Congress be notified……However, Obama must believe that it is all right to use civilian CIA agents to do the killing rather than the military, and that excuses him from notifying Congress. Now Obama’s favorite killing machines, drones, will be used right here in the USA, but supposedly for only “investigative” and educational purposes.

  78. Free Speech

    http://www.thefreemanonline.org/columns/our-economic-past/comparing-the-great-depression-to-the-great-recession/

    President Obama has often remarked that the Great Recession (2008–10) is the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression. It’s interesting to study the many parallels between the Great Recession and the Great Depression.

    . Presidents Roosevelt and Obama responded similarly to the crises. They talked about balancing the federal budget, but instead resorted to massive spending. Earlier presidents, like Cleveland and Harding, cut spending when the nation was threatened with economic hardship. Hoover was the transition president, running deficits with record spending on public works, the first federal welfare program, and the first large-scale federal farm program. The results were budget deficits and 25 percent unemployment.

  79. Free Speech

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/05/obama-empty-arena

    Obama Launches Campaign in Empty Arena

    Barack Obama launched his campaign in unspectacular fashion today at Ohio State University, the largest college in the crucial swing state. A photo posted to twitter by Mitt Romney’s campaign spokesman Ryan Williams reveals that the event was poorly attended. The above image, according to Williams, was taken during the President’s first official campaign speech.

  80. Free Speech

    Hannity should schedule a Freedom Concert at the University of Alabama with Gov. Romney, Ted Nugent, Charlie Daniels and several other Stars and then have the debate with bo about crowd size.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/david-plouffe-on-crowd-size-were-happy-to-have-that-debate/2012/05/05/gIQAYLc83T_blog.html

  81. A Crazy Old Coot

    Interested Bystander | May 5, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
    I agree, but at least more are finding out that there IS a question. It’s just too bad they can’t be honest about the reporting.

  82. http://rbo2.com/

    Rbo2.com has some great articles and youtube videos.

  83. Free Speech

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/04/24/cnn_obama_crowd_half_the_size_of_08

    Jessica Yellin is tweeting that Obama’s crowd today is 50% the size it was when he went to the same place in 2008. Where is he? Chapel Hill. Yeah, he’s at the Dean Smith Center with 9,000 people.
    ——————————————————————–

    Jessica Yellin‏@YellinCNN

    In 2008 candidate @barackobama spoke @UNC’s Dean Smith Center. Capacity:22,000. Today he’s at Carmichael Arena, seats ~9000. Wheres the luv?

  84. Free Speech

    http://www.thefreemanonline.org/columns/our-economic-past/comparing-the-great-depression-to-the-great-recession/

    President Obama, who often cites FDR, followed his example of targeting spending to interest groups. He signed into law a $787 billion stimulus package that sent tax dollars to various cities and voting groups across the nation. He later supported an expensive “jobs bill” that would send money into key congressional districts. The President also campaigned for a cap-and-trade bill and universal health coverage, both of which promised to increase the federal debt substantially. In fact, the increase in federal debt under Obama and Roosevelt is similar. The national debt more than doubled in Roosevelt’s first two terms, and it is projected to double again in eight to ten years.

    Spending fails. After the large increases in federal spending under Roosevelt and Obama, unemployment remained high. In the 1930s unemployment fluctuated, but recovery never occurred. In April 1939, toward the end of Roosevelt’s second term, unemployment was almost 21 percent. Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau complained, “We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work.” Nonetheless, almost all of FDR’s programs continued—usually with annual budget increases.

  85. Pingback: Rapidly Worsening Labor Participation Rate Now Lowest In More Than THIRTY YEARS Under Obama’s Failed Regime. PLEASE LOOK AT HISTORY!!! « Start Thinking Right

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