NC Governor McCrory unemployment rate drop taken from Obama playbook, Labor force participation rate plummets in North Carolina, Economy created by Obama and Democrat governments not corrected in one year

NC Governor McCrory unemployment rate drop taken from Obama playbook, Labor force participation rate plummets in North Carolina, Economy created by Obama and  Democrat governments not corrected in one year

“11.4%: What the U.S. unemployment rate would be if labor force participation were back to January 2008 levels.” …James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, June 2013

“Over the last six months, of the net job creation, 97 percent of that is part-time work,”…Keith Hall, former BLS chief

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



Republican Governor Pat McCrory probably has taken measures to improve the economy and jobs situation in NC.

He inherited a mess from the former convicted Mike Easley administration and pro Obama Perdue government.

However, using Obama tactics to misrepresent the unemployment rate in NC will not help his cause.

From the Greensboro News Record January 7, 2014.

“McCrory: ‘Carolina Comeback’ economic recovery”

“Gov. Pat McCrory touted what he termed as the “Great Carolina Comeback” on Monday as evidence the state’s Republican-authored economic and tax reforms are working.
McCrory was the keynote speaker at the Annual Economic Forecast Forum hosted by the North Carolina Bankers Association and North Carolina Chamber. The crowd of about 1,000 people at the luncheon were friendly to McCrory’s pro-business message, giving the governor a standing ovation as he took the stage.

“We had the highest tax rates in the Southeast,” McCrory said. “… We think this tax reform, which lowered your corporate tax rates and lowered your income tax rate, will help existing businesses grow and help in the recruitment of new businesses and we’re already seeing a very positive impact.””
“McCrory cited the 2 percentage point drop in the state’s unemployment rate since he took office last January as evidence of the success of his administration’s agenda.

That state’s 7.4 percent unemployment rate is still higher than the national average, which has also declined in the past year. The size of the state’s total labor force has also declined as economists have said many unemployed people gave up looking for jobs, while the number of people actually employed has grown very modestly by about 6,100 workers.”

Read more:

From Citizen Wells December 22, 2013.

“I expect orwellian employment reporting from the Obama controlled US Government. I am less inclined to expect the same from the state of NC.

The unemployment rate fell from 9.5 percent in January to 7.4 percent in November. Yet there were fewer people employed in November than January.”

Why is the following not being reported?

In January of 2013 there were 4,322,922 people employed.

In November of 2013 there were 4,314,502 people employed.

The labor force participation rate plummeted from 63.4 percent to 61.3 percent in the same period.


23 responses to “NC Governor McCrory unemployment rate drop taken from Obama playbook, Labor force participation rate plummets in North Carolina, Economy created by Obama and Democrat governments not corrected in one year

  1. citizenwells

    Stay warm.

  2. Sorry, OT, but this is just another example of our “leadership” into the abyss today in this country.

    I always felt Gates to be far too amenable to the status quo while assuming to hold more conservative principles. If he really held those principles then what good were they since he never fought for them as this article describes his new memoir states. Of course this interpretation is given by Bob Woodward!

    Robert Gates, former defense secretary, offers harsh critique of Obama’s leadership in ‘Duty’

    By Bob Woodward, Tuesday, January 7, 2:41 PM

    In a new memoir, former defense secretary Robert Gates unleashes harsh judgments about President Obama’s leadership and his commitment to the Afghanistan war, writing that by early 2010 he had concluded the president “doesn’t believe in his own strategy, and doesn’t consider the war to be his. For him, it’s all about getting out.”

    Leveling one of the more serious charges that a defense secretary could make against a commander in chief sending forces into combat, Gates asserts that Obama had more than doubts about the course he had charted in Afghanistan. The president was “skeptical if not outright convinced it would fail,” Gates writes in “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War.”

    ……Gates writes about Obama with an ambivalence that he does not resolve, praising him as “a man of personal integrity” even as he faults his leadership. Though the book simmers with disappointment in Obama, it reflects outright contempt for Vice President Biden and many of Obama’s top aides.

    Biden is accused of “poisoning the well” against the military leadership. Thomas Donilon, initially Obama’s deputy national security adviser, and then-Lt. Gen. Douglas E. Lute, the White House coordinator for the wars, are described as regularly engaged in “aggressive, suspicious, and sometimes condescending and insulting questioning of our military leaders.”
    …..He picks up the story a bit later, after Gen. David H. Petraeus, then the central commander in charge of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, made remarks to the press suggesting he was not comfortable with setting a fixed date to start withdrawal.

    At a March 3, 2010, National Security Council meeting, Gates writes, the president opened with a “blast.” Obama criticized the military for “popping off in the press” and said he would push back hard against any delay in beginning the withdrawal.

    According to Gates, Obama concluded, “ ‘If I believe I am being gamed . . .’ and left the sentence hanging there with the clear implication the consequences would be dire.”

    Gates continues: “I was pretty upset myself. I thought implicitly accusing” Petraeus, and perhaps Mullen and Gates himself, “of gaming him in front of thirty people in the Situation Room was inappropriate, not to mention highly disrespectful of Petraeus. As I sat there, I thought: the president doesn’t trust his commander, can’t stand [Afghanistan President Hamid] Karzai, doesn’t believe in his own strategy, and doesn’t consider the war to be his. For him, it’s all about getting out.”

    ………“For me, 2010 was a year of continued conflict and a couple of important White House breaches of faith,” he writes.

    The first, he says, was Obama’s decision to seek the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy toward gays serving in the military. Though Gates says he supported the decision, there had been months and months of debate, with details still to work out. On one day’s notice, Obama informed Gates and Mullen that he would announce his request for a repeal of the law. Obama had “blindsided Admiral Mullen and me,” Gates writes.

    Similarly, in a battle over defense spending, “I was extremely angry with President Obama,” Gates writes. “I felt he had breached faith with me . . . on the budget numbers.” As with “don’t ask, don’t tell,” “I felt that agreements with the Obama White House were good for only as long as they were politically convenient.”

    Gates acknowledges forthrightly in “Duty” that he did not reveal his dismay. “I never confronted Obama directly over what I (as well as [Hillary] Clinton, [then-CIA Director Leon] Panetta, and others) saw as the president’s determination that the White House tightly control every aspect of national security policy and even operations. His White House was by far the most centralized and controlling in national security of any I had seen since Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger ruled the roost.”

    It got so bad during internal debates over whether to intervene in Libya in 2011 that Gates says he felt compelled to deliver a “rant” because the White House staff was “talking about military options with the president without Defense being involved.”

    Gates says his instructions to the Pentagon were: “Don’t give the White House staff and [national security staff] too much information on the military options. They don’t understand it, and ‘experts’ like Samantha Power will decide when we should move militarily.” Power, then on the national security staff and now U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has been a strong advocate for humanitarian intervention.

    Another time, after Donilon and Biden tried to pass orders to Gates, he told the two, “The last time I checked, neither of you are in the chain of command,” and said he expected to get orders directly from Obama.

    Too much compromise and not enough leadership….followed by true confessions!

  3. I’M COLD! 😦

  4. I was a minute late! hehehehe That’s me …A day late and a dollar short.

  5. “Center” of Hillary’s Shadow Campaign Under Federal Campaign Finance Investigation

  6. The problems we have as citizens of a free Republic are not all located in Washington D.C….most have originate from there, but after 5 years of Obama they have now filtered down to the local level of government…

  7. After last night’s national BCS championship game, A.J. McCarron’s mom had this to say about the talk given my the Florida state quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner, JAMEIS WINSTON……

    Last year, it was Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron’s bombshell girlfriend who stole his thunder during the BCS National Championship.

    This year, it’s McCarron’s mother Dee Dee who’s making national news for a derisive tweet about Florida State superstar Jameis Winston.

    Winston led his Florida State team on a last-second, game-winning drive to win an instant classic over Auburn, taking home college football’s national title in Monday night’s BCS championship. Immediately following the game, he gave an emotional, overjoyed interview in which his words weren’t always easy to decipher.

    Fans and trolls across Twitter were quick to crack jokes about Winston’s diction, but Dee Dee McCarron drew the most attention for a quickly deleted tweet that read: “Am I listening to English?”
    I too had a hard time following him….No… Mrs. McCarron, you were listening to a freshman of Florida State University who decided to re-invent the English language…..just think in three more years he will get to graduate from that fine academic institution with a major in Phys Ed……..and still won’t be able to express himself in English . ….. what a shame.

  8. This is additional documentation to my post at 9:10pm

    It’s 30 minutes long, but well worth the time to watch…..after watching this, please tell me, with a straight face, that we are not under martial law already !

  9. RMINNC……..
    I too believe that we are under a suedo martial law…….but when push comes to shove it won’t amount to a hill of beans. In open war there are NO LAWS except those which exit the muzzle of a rifle. Any and all forms of an alleged martial law will be shoved uncerimoniously into the persons anus who attempted to impose such restrictions on America. There are approximately 330,000,000 million Americans, and as each day passes a hell of a lot of them are receiving their portion of the ACA. Soon the pot is going to go from simmer to BOIL OVER status. When that happens 1865 will seem like CHILDS PLAY.

  10. There are a hell of a lot of retired military people who might be out of physical shape but their military spirit and expertise will NEVER be forgotten. In America our Minutemen are those who are ALREADY trained, and still feel as though our Constitution is the law of the land. I further believe that when the chips are down, and the game is in the last hand our vets will organise a fighting force and converge upon the WACKY HOUSE in HUGE force, and they will proceed to CLEAN HOUSE, and devorate the nearest live oak with dangling figurines. I personally believe that this will happen.

  11. …….and now New York has a Socialist for a mayor. His past is full of such practices. Now we will witness the DEMISE of new York,….and it will be just like Detroit. He is really mentally twisted, and UP is DOWN for him. Fantasy land don’t cha know. har har

  12. January 7, 2014


    “Rochester New York Police *REFUSE* To Investigate -or- Prosecute Black Knock Out Attacker Despite Thug Self Video Evidence Highlighting Vicious *Knock Out* Assault…”

    “This example is a case study in: 1.) why it is important to discuss the TRUE intent of criminals behind the “knock out” assaults; 2.) how unwilling the police department have become toward enforcing laws when the criminal behavior is clearly evidenced; and 3.) how a politically correct media have become afraid to show the truth behind the conduct.

    In the video below you clearly see an aggravated ”assault”. You can also see a racial intent on behalf of the attacker “in his own words”. The brutality of the mindset behind the attacker is factually evident – watch for yourself:

    …Including the response from the Rochester Police Department who have watched the video, and publically stated the activity you see in the video is not a criminal assault.

    “Rochester Police Department Sgt. Elena Correia (pictured left) told Rochester’s Democrat and Chronicle newspaper that she DOES NOT consider the incident an assault, but rather a simple case of harassment“!

    FULL STORY HERE including everything the police would need to arrest and prosecute a suspect. Yet they refuse ?”

  13. CW….
    McCrorly might be trying to turn NC around but as long as people are feeling the FEDERAL WET BLANKET(ACA,etc) I seriously doubt that he will make much headway……but at least appears to be taking the initiative to TRY.

  14. …….I have been looking at property in NC. There is some which is bank owned, and most generally a bank doesn’t want long duration ownership of real estate. They will very often write down the loans against the property which sometimes is sold for pennies on the dollar.

  15. ………I have been through Ashville many times and I have never stopped liking the city.

  16. January 8, 2014


    “The Thug Cycle Continues – Controversy Erupts After Omaha Police Show Video Of Young Black Child Being Taught to Act Like A Thug…”

    “This is NOT an isolated incident – But man O’ Man has it ever opened up a conversation fraught with third rail politically correct fear.

    First the media report from CNN (and make sure you watch the video to understand the concern):

    (CNN) The diapered child is bombarded with obscenities and racial slurs by the adults around him.

    The African-American toddler knocks down a chair and gives nearly as good as he gets, responding to some of the comments with an upraised middle finger and telling one of the adults at one point, “Shut up, bitch.” The adults laugh and prompt him to repeat other crudities.

    Just another day on the Internet — until the police union in Omaha, Nebraska, posted the clip on its website to highlight what it called the “cycle of violence and thuggery” the community faces.

    Now, the Omaha Police Officers’ Association is under fire from the city’s police chief, the ACLU and at least one community leader. They say the move needlessly antagonizes the city’s minority communities, who make up about a quarter of Omaha’s 409,000 residents.

    Sgt. John Wells, the union’s president, said the video was “disturbing” and “offensive.”

    On the website where the video is hosted, the union said the clip came from “a local thug’s public Facebook page.””

  17. January 7, 2014

    Tom Blumer:

    “LAT’s Doyle McManus: ‘None’ of Obama’s ‘Controversies … Quite Reached Scandalhood'”

    “Los Angeles Times columnists have produced several delusional doozies in the past few days.

    One of the more hysterical came from Doyle McManus on Sunday (“The president’s hump year; The sixth year is often tough, but Obama could triumph”). While acknowledging that “The public’s initial romance with the president has faded” and that “events are in charge now,” he backhandedly described Obama’s presidency thus far as scandal-free. Really …

    The Times has seen a print subscribership decline of 45% since 2006, and Internet-based revenues have done little to stop the bleeding. Work such as that produced by McManus surely is an element of that decline.”

  18. OT but meaningful……..
    El woppo DeBlasio is NOTHING MORE than a regurgitated piece of GARBAGE from the regime of Il Deuce,( a fascist MORON)….goodbye New York City, soon you will look just like Detroit,and in neither case do the occupants of those cities don’t have a clue what is happening……to them everything is “COOL MAN”……..lots of two word vocabularies is part, and parcel to SLIME like De Blasio becoming mayor. I hope that all of the New York people enjoy their new MORON mayor.

  19. The big announcement from Gates’ “Memoirs” seems to be that both Obama and Hillary used the war (and thus our fighting men and women) only for political purposes. But I haven’t heard this followed up with the additional facts that while not believing in this war he also changed the rules of engagement that tied the hands of our military and thus caused more casualties….as well as making vague threats to these brave citizens that they might just be judged for any civilian casualties committed in the fog of war by a world court….while offering our own justice system to the enemy. Anyone think that comes to giving aid and comfort to the enemy while supposedly engaging them in a war this warped “leader” did not believe in? Unfortunately the chorus of RINOs or even any leftover sensible Dims won’t use this ammo they’ve been handed on a silver platter to fight for a reset of values. What does that make them as well?

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