Greensboro News Record protects Obama punishes Governor Pat McCrory, Glaring example of media bias, Obama SOTUS unemployment, NC unemployment, Baby boomers blamed again, Sloppy reporting or lies?

Greensboro News Record protects Obama punishes Governor Pat McCrory, Glaring example of media bias, Obama SOTUS unemployment, NC unemployment, Baby boomers blamed again, Sloppy reporting or lies?

“Greensboro News Record editorial states ‘An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don’t tell the full story.’  The News Record should practice what they preach.”…Citizen Wells

“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

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

I suspected that the recent Greensboro News Record reporting on the NC unemployment rate and reasons was an attempt to discredit NC Governor Pat McCrory and his plans to create jobs.

I was ok with the News Record reporting the truth about the drop in the unemployment rate in NC. It was the truth. Mostly due to working age folks dropping out of the labor force.

Too bad the News Record does not apply the same standard to Obama. Instead, they use regurgitated AP lies that attempt to portray the drop in the labor force as mainly due to baby boomers retiring. That lie has been revealed here and at other sites such as Zero Hedge.

From the Greensboro News Record editorial January 28, 2014.

“Fact check on the State of the Union Address”

“An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don’t tell the full story.”

“REP. CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS of Washington, in her prepared Republican response: “Last month, more Americans stopped looking for a job than found one. Too many people are falling further and further behind because, right now, the president’s policies are making people’s lives harder.”

THE FACTS: She leaves out a significant factor in the high number of people who aren’t looking for jobs: Baby boomers are retiring.
It’s true that a large part of the still-high unemployment rate is due to jobless workers who have given up looking for a job. There are roughly three people seeking every job opening, a circumstance that can discourage others from trying.
But one big reason people aren’t seeking employment is that there are so many boomers — the generation born in the immediate aftermath of World War II — and therefore more than the usual number of retirements.
As of December, the economy had gained 3,246,000 jobs since Obama took office in January 2009. When he was inaugurated, the unemployment rate was 7.8 percent and on the rise.
It peaked at 10 percent in October 2009 and has been inching down ever since, to 6.7 percent this past December.”

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From the Greensboro News Record January 28, 2014.

“Report: NC jobless rate falls to 6.9 percent”
“North Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent in December, its lowest level in more than five years, but Tuesday’s news came with signals that the rapid fall was related to thousands of discouraged people giving up on finding work.”

“Gov. Pat McCrory and state House Speaker Thom Tills, a fellow Republican from Mecklenburg County, on Tuesday credited tax cuts and fewer business regulations that GOP lawmakers approved this year for sparking an economic comeback.”

“But economists warn the fast fall in the unemployment rate has a lot to do with thousands of jobless workers no longer counted because they have become discouraged about the prospects of finding work and have given up.

Since December 2012, 13,414 more people are on payrolls and more than 124,000 fewer people were listed as unemployed, the report shows. That suggests that just 11 percent of the drop in unemployed workers resulted from the jobless finding work, said Allan Freyer, an analyst with the Budget & Tax Center, a part of the liberal-leaning NC Justice Center.

The state’s population of working-age adults who are looking for jobs also shrank by nearly 111,000 over the year. That means North Carolinians in the working-age population who are either employed or actively looking for jobs is the lowest since before the national recession started in December 2007.
As more people give up on finding work, that makes the unemployment rate look better because they’re no longer being counted, said Patrick Conway, an economics professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.”

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From Zero Hedge January 8, 2014.

“This Chart Is A True Representation Of The Employment Crisis In This Country”

“The civilian labor force in the US has been causing bouts of hand-wringing and head-scratching. It represents the official number of people working or looking for work. It’s what the officialunemployment rate (U-3) is based on. If labor force participation drops – if for whatever reason, millions of people are no longer counted as part of the labor force, as is the case in the US – it’s a troublesome indicator for the economy and the real employment picture.

It also makes the unemployment rate, now 7.3%, look a lot less awful: if you’re not counted in the labor force, and you don’t have a job, you’re not counted as unemployed. There are millions of people in that category. And their numbers are growing, not diminishing.

“The irony of the U-3 unemployment statistic is the fact that while unemployment has gone down 30% since its 2009 peak, we have the lowest labor force participation rate in over 3 decades,” observed Ralph Dillon, Vice President at Global Financial Data, in an email. “The markets and politicians celebrate the official unemployment rate, but you have to be concerned with the trend that is most indicative of the health of the employment situation in this country: the downward trend of those who want to work and can’t.””

“The chart (Global Financial Data) juxtaposes the unemployment rate and the labor force participation rate since 1980. After the financial crisis, suddenly, for the first time in history, they both started moving in lockstep. Downward.

““This chart is a true representation of the crisis of employment in this country,” Dillon wrote. The diminishing labor force participation rate – the officially available labor pool, however unrealistic it might be – has been driving down the unemployment rate for the first time in history.”

People 55 to 64 years old, the first forget-about-retirement generation, are staying in the labor force to an ever greater degree. In 1992, only 56.2% were still in the labor force, in 2012, 64.5% were. Similar for older folks. The participation rate for people 65 to 74 years old jumped from 16.3% to 26.8%. Reality is this: fewer people can afford to retire.

But who is not making it into the labor force? Young folks. The participation rate for those 16 to 19 has plunged from 51.3% in 1992 to 34.3% in 2012. OK, the BLS explains that by an increase in school attendance, and that would be a good thing. But the 25 to 54 year olds? Even among them, participation rates dropped from 83.3% in 2002 to 81.4% a decade later.

Among the 18 to 34 year old “Millennials,” those lucky ones who’re official counted in the labor force, unemployment has been a nightmare, with double digit unemployment rates, still, nearly 6 years after the financial crisis, reported the youth advocacy group Young Invincibles. It’s even worse for the 16 to 24 year olds, whose official unemployment rate is still 15%!”

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Some common sense from Citizen Wells.

Ignoring facts from the US Government about the trend of retirement aged people working longer, there are more younger people entering the work force age group than would leave if all people turning 65 retired at once.

There are only 85% of those turning 65 still alive.

More people were born in the early nineties than in 1949.

Still not clear?

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For their Orwellian misrepresentation of the US unemployment which protects Obama, the Greensboro News Record is awarded 4 Orwells.


27 responses to “Greensboro News Record protects Obama punishes Governor Pat McCrory, Glaring example of media bias, Obama SOTUS unemployment, NC unemployment, Baby boomers blamed again, Sloppy reporting or lies?

  1. Good morning…didn’t watch what was a complete waste of time and energy last night but saw this little hopeful sign of growth through the asphalt of cowardice:

    Stockman walks out of State of the Union

    Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) said Tuesday night that he left President Obama’s State of the Union speech early after “hearing how the president is further abusing his Constitutional powers.”

    “I could not bear to watch as he continued to cross the clearly-defined boundaries of the Constitutional separation of powers,” Stockman said in a press release shortly after Obama’s speech ended. “Needless to say, I am deeply disappointed in the tone and content of tonight’s address.”

    Stockman said Obama was promising to “break his oath of office and begin enacting his own brand of law through executive decree.”

    “This is a wholesale violation of his oath of office and a disqualifying offense,” the Texas congressman said.

    Stockman also criticized Obama for refusing to admit “his policies have failed,” and for advancing a plan for more taxes and spending that is a “blueprint for perpetual poverty.”

    Keep reading…

  2. All that’s left is the mid-term Senate turnover and immediate impeachment and prosecution for Constitutional and Federal Law violations.

  3. “December Manufacturing ISM Revised Lower, From Beat To Miss

    On January 2, the Institute for Supply Management announced the December Manufacturing ISM print: at 57.0, it was a beat of expectations of 56.8, and resulted in an expected boost to markets. Moments ago, the 57.0 print was quietly revised to 56.5. Which means the beat of consensus expectations quietly became a miss. But please don’t say anything, because all that pro-cyclical, bullish media spin that was fabulated on the basis of a data point which subsequently was revised to a disappointment, would have to be revised…”

  4. “Edward Snowden, who has leaked a stream of confidential National Security Agency documents, has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize by two Norwegian lawmakers, media reports said Wednesday. “There is no doubt that the actions of Edward Snowden may have damaged the security interests of several nations in the short term,” Baard Vegard Solhjell and Snorre Valen reportedly said in a statement. “We are, however, convinced that the public debate and change in policy that have followed in the wake of Snowden’s whistleblowing have contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order.” ”

  5. Why not Obama got one. Whats the difference between the two?

  6. 3 Conservative Justices Skip Speech; Sotomayor Unable to Attend

    Conservative Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito, and Clarence Thomas skipped President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, as did liberal justice Sonia Sotomayor.

    Sotomayor is on the road, reports Talking Points Memo. On Monday, she was at the University of California, where she was judging moot-court finals.

    This is not the first time Scalia, Alito, and Thomas have skipped a State of the Union address.

    Tuesday marked the 17th time Scalia has not attended the address. Last year, he called the event a “childish spectacle,” and said he doesn’t want to attend because he doesn’t “want to be there to lend dignity to it.”

    Scalia, who was nominated for the court in 1986 by then-President Ronald Reagan, is the senior associate justice, having served longest on the court.

    Alito has not attended a State of the Union address since 2010, when he was roundly criticized after he was seen mouthing the words “not true” when Obama criticized the court’s decision to strike down campaign finance restrictions.

    The justice’s mother died at the age of 98 a week before last year’s address, but Alito likely would have missed the speech in any event. In October 2010, Alito said that State of the Union speeches have “become very political events, and it’s very awkward for the justices,” who are not expected to show any response to any politically charged rhetoric.

    Thomas told CBS News in 2012 that he does not attend State of the Union addresses because they have “become so partisan, and it’s very uncomfortable for a judge to sit there. There’s a lot that you don’t hear on TV — the catcalls, the whooping and hollering and under-the-breath comments.”

    There is no constitutional requirement for justices to attend the speech.

    posted at “beforeit’

    The below summarization of Barack and Michelle Obama’s 5 year reign in the White House is by far the best I’ve ever read as it squarely hits the nail on the head. And it took a black reporter writing it to make it as effective as it is. A white man’s account would be instantly criticized by the liberal media as pure racism. But, how can anyone scream Racist when an exacting description of the Obamas is penned by a well known journalist of color?
    I have posted the entire review by this black reported because EVERY American should read the TRUTH as another black man sees it Prepare yourself for a rollercoaster ride..

    Mychal Massie is a respected writer and talk show host in Los Angeles.
    The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn’t like the Obama’s? Specifically I was asked: “I have to ask, why do you hate the Obama’s? It seems personal, not policy related. You even dissed (disrespected) their Christmas family picture.”

    The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation. I’ve made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I responded to the person who asked me the aforementioned question, I don’t like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist state.

    I don’t hate them per definition, but I condemn them because they are the worst kind of racialists, they are elitist Leninists with contempt for traditional America. They display disrespect for the sanctity of the office he holds, and for those who are willing to admit same, Michelle Obama’s raw contempt for white America is transpicuous. I don’t like them because they comport themselves as emperor and empress.

    I expect, no I demand respect, for the Office of President and a love of our country and her citizenry from the leader entrusted with the governance of same. President and Mrs. Reagan displayed an unparalleled love for the country and her people.

    The Reagan’s made Americans feel good about themselves and about what we could accomplish. Obama’s arrogance by appointing 32 leftist czars and constantly bypassing congress is impeachable. Eric Holder is probably the MOST incompetent and arrogant DOJ head to ever hold the job. Could you envision President Reagan instructing his Justice Department to act like jack-booted thugs?

    Presidents are politicians and all politicians are known and pretty much expected to manipulate the truth, if not outright lie, but even using that low standard, the Obama’s have taken lies, dishonesty, deceit, mendacity, subterfuge and obfuscation to new depths. They are verbally abusive to the citizenry, and they display an animus for civility.

    I do not like them, because they both display bigotry overtly, as in the case of Harvard Professor Louis Gates, when he accused the Cambridge Police of acting stupidly, and her code speak pursuant to not being able to be proud of America. I view that statement and that mindset as an insult to those who died to provide a country where a Kenyan, his illegal alien relatives, and his alleged progeny, could come and not only live freely, but rise to the highest, most powerful, position in the world.

    Michelle Obama is free to hate and disparage whites because Americans of every description paid with their blood to ensure her right to do same. I have a saying, that “the only reason a person hides things, is because they have something to hide.” No president in history has spent millions of dollars to keep his records and his past sealed.

    And what the two of them have shared has been proved to be lies. He lied about when and how they met, he lied about his mother’s death and problems with insurance, Michelle lied to a crowd pursuant to nearly $500,000 bank stocks they inherited from his family. He has lied about his father’s military service, about the civil rights movement, ad nausea. He lied to the world about the Supreme Court in a State of the Union address. He berated and publicly insulted a sitting Congressman. He has surrounded himself with the most rabidly, radical, socialist academicians today.

    He opposed rulings that protected women and children that even Planned Parenthood did not seek to support. He is openly hostile to business and aggressively hostile to Israel. His wife treats being the First Lady as her personal American Express Black Card (arguably the most prestigious credit card in the world). I condemn them because, as people are suffering, losing their homes, their jobs, their retirements, he and his family are arrogantly showing off their life of entitlement – as he goes about creating and fomenting class warfare.

    I don’t like them, and I neither apologize nor retreat from my public condemnation of them and of his policies. We should condemn them for the disrespect they show our people, for his willful and unconstitutional actions pursuant to obeying the Constitutional parameters he is bound by, and his willful disregard for Congressional authority.

    Dislike for them has nothing to do with the color of their skin; it has everything to do with their behavior, attitudes, and policies. And I have open scorn for their constantly playing the race card.

    I could go on, but let me conclude with this. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the media for refusing to investigate them, as they did President Bush and President Clinton, and for refusing to label them for what they truly are. There is no scenario known to man, whereby a white president and his wife could ignore laws, flaunt their position, and lord over the people, as these two are permitted out of fear for their color.

    As I wrote in a syndicated column titled, “Nero In The White House” – “Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such dishonesty in a political leader. He is the most mendacious political figure I have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his presidential predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequalled. Using Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood…

    Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they have been witness to a congenital liar, a woman who has been ashamed of America her entire life, failed policies, intimidation, and a commonality hitherto not witnessed in political leaders. He and his wife view their life at our expense as an entitlement – while America’s people go homeless, hungry and unemployed.”
    Three cheers for Michal Massie…I would like to shaken this man’s hand and thank him for his honesty !

    Maybe when more black people see the Obama’s for exactly what they are, then they will throw the bums out , or better yet, put them in jail where they belong !

  8. For Micheal Massie…….
    Very well said sir. Perhaps you will consider running for political office yourself.

  9. RMINNC……..
    Now if only enough of his own read his well written TRUTH. Sadly there is another sector to his community. It is a sector in which there is little literary ability,and a whole lot of people who want a FREE EXISTENCE on earth,because they were raised to believe that everybody on earth owes them something. I seriously doubt if Massie’s words would have any meaning whatsoever, even if they could read what he wrote.

  10. RMINNC……..OT
    Hope you are OK. Been reading and watching what is going on where you are. You have my prayers sir.

  11. From Drudge…

    Obama’s high school pot dealer who he thanked for the ‘good times’ was beaten to death with a hammer by his gay lover

    Raymond Boyer was known as ‘Gay Ray’ to Obama and his marijuana smoking ‘Choom Gang’ of privately-educated kids at Hawaiian high school

    Ray was bludgeoned to death with a hammer in 1986, seven years after he supplied the future president and his friends with drugs

    Lover Andrew Devere, a male prostitute, gave police a variety of reasons for the murder

    He said surfer Boyer put him down constantly and broke wind in his face
    Court documents uncovered for the first time by MailOnline

    Choom is island slang for pot smoking and group went on excursions to countryside to get high and party, sometimes in Ray’s surf van

    Devere is now living on the mainland after serving his life sentence
    Obama last week said marijuana was no more dangerous than alcohol

    Devere’s new wife Elizabeth told MailOnline doing drugs is fine if you are rich and ‘have the tools to deal with it’ but not if you are poor with problems
    There’s an old saying that you are who you associate with….

    Now it’s one thing to be gay, but to have your lover “break wind in your face’ is almost unbearable…. I wonder if Obey remembers all “the good times” Gay Ray gave him ? Do you think he go to Gay Ray’s funeral ? Maybe he just sent flowers….maybe he sent an MJ plant… so gay Ray could have some choom in the hereafter.

    For those unfamiliar with the term “breaking wind”…that’s the same thing as “cutting cheese”.

  12. Excellent synopsis of our first family. Her will be judged as Martin Luther King described, “not just by the color of his skin but by the content of his character!

  13. Oldsailor81….good afternoon …!
    Everything is fine here….cold but healthy and warm….snow came and went as fast as it came…we had less than an inch…only covered the ground overnight….most of the real bad stuff was down around Columbia, SC…and on down into Atlanta Ga. and Miss and La.

    Remember that old Eddy Canton song that went;
    “Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina…in the moooorning” Nothing could be sweeter than my sweetie when I meet her in the mooooorning !…

    I think that perhaps you, I and maybe a few more on here are all that remembers that singer…

  14. WTF….. did Andrea Mitchell just say !!!!

    Did this idiot also forget how long Iran held these people when Carter was pres?……the only reason they were released was because Reagan said trun them loose or we will come and get them….

    Now this “idiot” is saying that Iran was out Ally?…….her complete knowledge of foreign policy activities could be put inside a coffee cup and you would still have room for a full cup of coffee…..

    Mitchell has stayed on MSNBC only because she has some kind of “arrangement” with Alan Greenspan. She sure isn’t there because of her intelligence.

  15. Dow down 208.

  16. These people want the usurper’s scalp.

  17. PHOTO: President’s Brother Malik Obama Wears Kaffiyeh Declaring that Muslims Will Destroy Israel

    And if the naysayers argue the fact that he is a very distant relative, I guess we could remind them of then senator Obamas trip to kenya and his campaigning for a “tribal” cousin, Raila Odinga. The one that was willing to promote Sharia law, etc. Also the One who lost the elction and turned his tribe into killing Christians and burning down churches

  18. We need several of these cages for the usurper and his cronies.

    Ousted Egypt Leader in Glass-Encased Cage at Trial

  19. President Obama’s brother declares his intent to destroy IsraelThomas Lifson

    President Obama may not be his brother’s keeper, but he certainly has honored his half-brother Malik. When he married Michelle Robinson, his best man was Malik. And the president of the Barack H. Obama Foundation? None other than Malik. And that very foundation was fast-tracked to nonprofit status approval at the same time that Tea Party affiliates were being grilled on the content of their President Obama’s brother declares his intent to destroy IsraelThomas LifsonPresident Obama may not be his brother’s keeper, but he certainly has honored his half-brother Malik. When he married Michelle Robinson, his best man was Malik. And the president of the Barack H. Obama Foundation? None other than Malik. And that very foundation was fast-tracked to nonprofit status approval at the same time that Tea Party affiliates were being grilled on the content of their prayers.

  20. Obama voters.

    WATCH People React To Obama’s SOTU Before It Happened!

    Obama’s State of The Union speech had not yet taken place when “Jimmy Kimmel Live” asked these people what they thought of it, but that didn’t stop them from

  21. CW,

    I’m sorry I’m off topic so much, but I have to post this:

    Watch this video of Cruz talking to Holder and Holder’s response.

    Holder is just plain dirty. No doubt about it.

    It doesn’t justify appointment of a special prosecutor. Then what does?

    What a joke this man is.

    I’m bettting he doesn’t sleep well at night.

  22. And neither does Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the NSA scandal, or Obama’s eligibility.

    Transparent administration my behind.

  23. Obama vows to pursue gun control ‘with or without Congress’

    President Obama vowed on Tuesday night to pursue gun control “with or without Congress.”

    In his State of the Union address, Obama referenced recent mass shootings and called for new gun laws. In the aftermath of mass shootings over the last several years, Obama and Democrats have unsuccessfully pushed for new gun control measures.

    “Citizenship means standing up for the lives that gun violence steals from us each day,” Obama said.

    and the now boiled frogs sit there without a clue or concern that this idea takes the only means of control against an enemy govt out of the hands of the innocent.

    Read more:

  24. Observer

    ……yet everybody continues to sit on their asses, and complain, instead of using the gourd that God gave them,and taking the action which they will ultimately have to take anyway if they do not want to be digested into nothingness…..but drugs ,porn,cowardice,laziness,and a FREE LIVING, is far more important.Don’t look for such people to do anything except continuing with what they do now. Their numbers seem to grow exponentially as each day passes.

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