Better off now 4 years later?, Obama Clinton Democrat lie, 3.85 gallon gas, High school graduates, College students and young adults clobbered, No jobs

Better off now 4 years later?, Obama Clinton Democrat lie, 3.85 gallon gas, High school graduates, College students and young adults clobbered, No jobs

“Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it — whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.”…Barack Obama 

“Our student health insurance policy premium has been substantially increased due to changes required by federal regulations issued on March 16, 2012 under the Affordable Care Act.”…Guilford College student

“The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command. His heart sank as he thought of the enormous power arrayed against him, the ease with which any Party intellectual would overthrow him in debate, the subtle arguments which he would not be able to understand, much less answer. And yet he was in the right! They were wrong and he was right. The obvious, the silly, and the true had got to be defended. Truisms are true, hold on to that! The solid world exists, its laws do not change. Stones are hard, water is wet, objects unsupported fall towards the earth’s centre. With the feeling that he was speaking to O’Brien, and also that he was setting forth an important axiom, he wrote:

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

I paid $ 3.85 a gallon for regular gas today in NC. When Obama took the White House, we payed an average of around $ 1.85 a gallon.

I am fortunate, I am not a young person trying to pay for college and health care, or a young graduate trying to find a job or part of a young family trying to buy groceries that have skyrocketed due to high gasoline prices.

With a record Labor Force Participation Rate, we still have a national unemployment rate over 8 percent and much worse than that in NC. Those numbers reveal only the tip of the iceberg.

From Carolina Journal September 7, 2012.

“Poll: Young Adults Not Better Off Than Four Years Ago

88 percent in N.C. have changed daily lives because of economy”

“A former chief of staff in the U.S. Labor Department takes issue with former President Bill Clinton’s assertion that Americans are better off now than they were four years ago, especially when it comes to younger adults.

“If the message is that American young adults are better off than they were four years ago, then the facts say they absolutely are not,” said Paul Conway, who was chief of staff to President George W. Bush’s labor secretary, Elaine Chao.

Clinton, during his Wednesday night address to the Democratic National Convention, made the case that in many statistical terms, Americans were definitely better off than when President Barack Obama took office in January 2009.

Conway now is president of an nonpartisan organization called Generation Opportunity, which seeks to mobilize 18 to 29 year olds on challenges facing the nation, such as the lack of job opportunities, the national debt, and federal spending.

Conway noted that the unemployment rate for young adults now stands at 12.7 percent, which is higher than the overall jobless rate of 8.3 percent.

“In addition to that, there are 1.7 million young adults who are no longer counted in that 12.7 percent because they’ve been out of work so long,” Conway said. If they’re included, Conway added, the young adult unemployment rate would be 16.7 percent.

“That number represents the highest sustained level of unemployment for young adults since World War II,” Conway said.

He gives other statistics for younger Americans.

“Unemployment for the Latino community of young adults is 14 percent,” Conway said. “For African-American young adults, it’s 22.3 percent.”

Conway noted a recent survey commissioned by Generation Opportunity from the inc./WomanTrend polling company which found 88 percent of North Carolina’s young adults have changed some aspect of their day-to-day lives because of the current state of the economy, such as skipping a vacation, reducing their grocery budget or skipping a major family event.

The survey said that 22 percent of young adults had changed their living condition, such as moving in with their parents, taking in extra roommates or downgraded their apartment.

The survey also said that 79 percent of young adults in the state have delayed or might not do at least one major live event because of the economy. These include buy their own place, get married or start a family.

Conway said only 38 percent of young adults nationally believe their elected officials represent their concerns.

He said a high percentage of them plan to vote and questions why Clinton would make the claim that people are better off today.

“In whose interest is it to try to say that things are better off than they were four years ago, because for young adults, the answer is, it’s simply not true,” Conway said.”

If that article frightened you, this will keep you awake at night.

And remember, the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress beginning in January 2007 until January 2011.

From the Economic Policy Institute May 3, 2012.

“The Class of 2012

Labor market for young graduates remains grim”


Unemployment rate for young high school graduates, by gender, 1989–2012*

Unemployment rate for young high school graduates, by gender, 1989–2012*

*Latest 12-month average: April 2011–March 2012.

Note: Shaded areas denote recessions. Data are for high school graduates age 17–20 who are not enrolled in further schooling.

Source: Authors’ analysis of basic monthly Current Population Survey microdata

As Figure B shows, the unemployment rate for young high school graduates jumped from 17.5 percent in 2007 to 32.7 percent in 2010, dwarfing the increases in prior recessions. The rate has since declined slightly, to an average of 31.1 percent over the last year (April 2011–March 2012). The increase since 2007 was larger for young male high school graduates (from 18.7 percent in 2007 to an average of 32.9 percent over the last year) than for young female high school graduates (from 15.8 percent in 2007 to an average of 28.5 percent over the last year). Men’s unemployment rates tend to disproportionately increase during downturns because men are more concentrated in industries, such as manufacturing and construction, that are particularly hard-hit by recessions.

Figure C shows that among young high school graduates, the unemployment rate for racial and ethnic minorities—particularly young black graduates—tends to be higher than that of whites, in good times and bad. In 2007, the unemployment rate of young white high school graduates was 14.5 percent. It rose to 29.1 percent in 2010 and improved slightly to an average of 25.6 percent over the last year. In 2007, the unemployment rate of young black high school graduates was 33.0 percent. It continued on a general upward trend until 2011, when it was 48.9 percent, and continued creeping up, to 49.1 percent over the last year. In 2007, the unemployment rate for young Hispanic high school graduates was 15.5 percent. That rate also continued to rise until 2011, when it was 35.7 percent, and improved to 33.8 percent over the last year.


Unemployment rate for young high school graduates, by race/ethnicity, 1989–2012*

Unemployment rate for young high school graduates, by race/ethnicity, 1989–2012*

*Latest 12-month average: April 2011–March 2012.

Note: Shaded areas denote recessions. Data are for high school graduates age 17–20 who are not enrolled in further schooling.

Source: Authors’ analysis of basic monthly Current Population Survey microdata

Because the definition of unemployment includes only jobless workers who report that they are actively seeking work, the unemployment rate overlooks those who are “underemployed”: jobless workers who want a job but have given up looking, and workers who have a job but cannot get the hours they want or need.

Figure D presents national data on both unemployment and underemployment among young high school graduates, providing a more comprehensive look at slack in the labor market. Underemployment rates include not just workers who are unemployed but also those who are working part time but want full-time work (“involuntary” part-timers), and those who want a job and who have looked for work in the last year but have given up actively seeking work (“marginally attached” workers).

Currently, while the unemployment rate for young high school graduates is 31.1 percent, theunderemployment rate of young high school graduates is over 50 percent (54.0 percent). In other words, in addition to the officially unemployed, a significant share of these young people either want a job but have simply given up looking for work, or have a job that  does not provide the hours they need. While state breakdowns of underemployment by educational attainment are not available, Appendix Table A2 shows state-level underemployment rates for all workers by age.


Unemployment and underemployment rates of young high school graduates, 1994–2012*

Unemployment and underemployment rates of young high school graduates, 1994–2012*

*Latest 12-month average: April 2011–March 2012.

Note: Shaded areas denote recessions. Underemployment data are only available beginning in 1994. Data are for high school graduates age 17–20 who are not enrolled in further schooling.

Source: Authors’ analysis of basic monthly Current Population Survey microdata

Does this look better to you?

35 responses to “Better off now 4 years later?, Obama Clinton Democrat lie, 3.85 gallon gas, High school graduates, College students and young adults clobbered, No jobs

  1. DOJ Seeks to Dismiss Berryville Resident’s FOIA Request</b?

    Just weeks before the November presidential election, the Justice Department filed motions in U.S. District Court in Washington to prevent release of an FBI background investigation of President Obama’s loss of his American citizenship as a child growing up in Indonesia, which cleared the way for him to run for president in 2008.

    On Aug. 31, a Justice Department trial unit defending the president in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by Berryville resident George Archibald filed motions asking U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton to keep results of the FBI’s investigation under seal and to dismiss the case.

    Archibald countered by asking Judge Walton to reject the administration’s legal arguments that the FBI records are exempt from release under the FOIA because they relate to FBI investigative methods that must remain secret.

    “The administration’s motion to deny this FOIA appeal prior to the presidential election is a blatant effort to block release of documents perhaps maintained according to a numbered FBI “File Classification List” of which “56 Election Laws” is included on “,” an official site of the U.S. Department of Justice,” Archibald stated in a response to Justice Department “Motion for Summary Judgment” submitted by Acting Assistant U.S. Attorney General Stuart F. Delery, head of the department’s civil division.


  2. looks I need to stop the bold type from comment just made above.

  3. I Will Never Forget That Morning of 911

    Live as a warrior

    There was a popular song several years ago by the Everly Brothers about a “nice young man, not the type to kill”. He escaped and headed to the Everglades. “. . .runnin like a dog through the slimy bog. . . .skippin like a frog through the Everglades. . . .If the ‘squeeters’ don’t get ‘im, then the gators will. . . .”

    Though, had I had the choice I would have chosen an easier life for myself. I didn’t. Having survived horrendous challenges I often wonder if my difficult life hasn’t been a disguised blessing. It gave me a sort of toughness in the art of living life on my terms. That line “If the ‘squeeters’ don’t get ‘im the gators will. . .” has carried me through some real hard times. More than once I faced a do or die situation, remembered that line and jumped empty handed into the void and the net appeared.

    This is exactly where I believe humanity is today. Yes we live in a world filled with evil governments plotting monstrous crimes against us—we the innocent. If the ‘chem’ trails don’t get us then Homeland Security, the Muslims, TSA, Monsanto corn, old age (if lucky enough to get there) or the monster under the bed will. There are over 8,000 items that can kill us. I am certain sooner or later something will get us. We have absolutely no control over these events. It’s not the last calamity of ‘how’ we need to face but our fears about that last shot. I think our fears over these deadly issues of which we have no control are far more devastating. They control the quality of our daily life. In these perilous times more and more people are beginning to live their daily lives in a fear they never experienced living in America.

    Let us accept no matter what we ‘ain’t gonna get outta this world alive’. If the squeeters don’t get us the gators will. Let us acknowledge the evils and dangers of this world but refuse to let them intimidate us. To hell with them! F**k them! We are warriors and life is our battle. Nothing and no one will ever be allowed to diminish the quality of our happiness in our daily lives. Nothing and no one shall be permitted to crush our dreams, stomp upon our hopes, ridicule our values or demean the greatness within all of us. No matter what—choosing to live as a warrior can never be taken away from us. Living life as a warrior, empowers us and weakens them. So place no contingencies on your happiness and live happy and strong each day and eventually we will defeat the evil that seems to be overwhelming us.

  4. I have never seen so many Americans lving in fear of their government since Obama usurped the presidency. They are even more afraid if he wins!

  5. $3.85?
    Where can I get it that cheap??


    Obama and his administration was quick to brag about gettin BinLaden, LEFT a MAN BEHIND!!! Dr. Shakil Afridi is a hero, the SEALS are heros, Obama??? Not so much…

  7. Oh, and now that OTHER “Arab Spring” country that Obama and Hillary assisted in Muslim Brotherhood takeover:

    Libya: Islamist Gunmen Attack U.S. Consulate In Retaliation For Mohammed Movie, Reports Of Explosions Update: BBC Reports Consulate Burnt Down…

    Update: (BBC) — Militiamen in Libya have stormed the US consulate in Benghazi, the country’s second largest city.

    Reports say they were protesting against a US-made film that is allegedly insulting to the Prophet Muhammad, and set fire to the building.

    The building is said to have burnt down. It is thought nobody was in the consulate at the time.

    Earlier, protesters in Egypt breached the wall at the US embassy in Cairo and tore down a flag over the film.

    The film that sparked the protest is said to have been produced by US pastor Terry Jones and co-produced by some Egyptian Copt expatriates.

    In the Cairo incident, the American flag, which was flying at half mast to mark the 9/11 attacks, was replaced by an Islamist banner.

  8. Ace, NC. That means cheaper in SC.

  9. CW, $3.999 in Reno at the cheapest place, and NV has the worst unemployment in the Nation.

  10. Claim: Obama hid ‘gay life’ to become president
    Chicago homosexual community shocked he could keep it secret

    Chicago’s homosexual community claims Barack Obama’s participation in the “gay” bar and bathhouse scene was so well known that many who were aware of his lifestyle were shocked when he ran for president and finally won the White House.

    “It was preposterous to the people I knew then to think Obama was going to keep his gay life secret,” said Kevin DuJan, who was a gossip columnist in Chicago for various blogs when Obama was living in the city as a community organizer and later a state senator.

    “Nobody who knew Obama in the gay bar scene thought he could possibly be president,” said DuJan.


  11. CW, strange but got caught in moderation just now, 11:07. Help please…thanks.


    Good Morning All! Obama’s arab spring working out just the way anyone with some level of reason would have expected. Obama snubs Netanyahu, our Embassy attacked in Egypt, Egypt and Iran intelligence hold meeting, and a US Ambassador in Libya is killed, and Obama bows. He should not be registering on any polls.

  13. CitizenWells,
    The question is poorly phrased “Are you better off than you were 4 years ago” because people are only considering the Obama tenure and not the socialist democratic platform that was instituted with the 2006 elections and eventual control of the house and senate. The question for patriotic Americans should be “Is your Country, your neighbors, and your family safer and better off than they were in 2006?”


  14. Hope that people will help make the WND article go everywhere. I sent it to people in my address book, posted it on facebook and twitter.

  15. Pete, I agree, just responding to their lie.

  16. Good morning Zach, et al.

  17. CW – Does Obama’s Arab spring remind you of Carter and Iran? The similarities between Carter and Obama are undeniable.

  18. Zach, bingo!

  19. Glenn Beck ‏@glennbeck

    TheBlaze launches tonight on DISH at 5pm ET. Channel 212. Subscribers to TheBlaze TV will still be able to watch WG

  20. I just can’t help myself repeat this.


    Gas Prices Still Higher under Obama

    Gas price was 1.70 per gallon in Jan 2009 when Obama took office.

    Now 3.75 per gallon under Obama = Doubled / Plus

    Everything that should be down is up and everything that should be up is down under Obama.


    I ask you are you better off now four years later.

    Obama lied to us, he played on our fears!

    Remember Obama’s words the stimulus will keep the unemployment rate below 8%. This guy is Jimmy Carter on Steroids

  21. Deja Vu! Obama/Biden’s 2012 Bogus Certification
    The “CERTIFICATIONS” are just now beginning to hit the streets. Here is the one from Texas… and it makes me want to puke! Here, let me see if I can get you to ‘hurl….”

  22. Fear of the diabolical flames spreading:

    American Embassies In Algeria And Tunisia Brace For Islamist Protesters…

    Obama has created a world of fear for Americans everywhere….including their own country that this illegal occupies. What has to happen before Congress feels they should actually take up the evidence of felonies against Zero that has been placed right in their hands and get rid of the menace…..a congressional takeover by the home grown muslim brotherhood?

  23. ‘2016: Obama‘s America’ Filmmaker Responds to President’s Attacks: ‘I Think They Are Scared — And They Have a Reason to Be’

  24. “Cover-up Over Obama’s Eligibility – Will CNN be Charged with RICO?”
    ©Bridgette@WTPOTUS 2012

  25. That Muslim film causing the rage…trailer:

  26. I tried to give link to trailer of that muslim film and got

    “Navigation to the webpage was canceled”

  27. You can google ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Trailer [HD] – Egypt Protest Film – YouTube

  28. You can see/hear Romney’s press conference about the muslim attack matter here:

  29. Where I live gas is already well above $4 a gallon. BO was attacking Bush on gas being $3.50 a gallon and it is way more on the usurper’s watch.

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