Part time job crisis, Employment rate and economy distorted, Election year protection of Obama and Democrats, Record part time jobs count as full time in stats, Financial markets and economy worlds apart

Part time job crisis, Employment rate and economy distorted, Election year protection of Obama and Democrats, Record part time jobs count as full time in stats, Financial markets and economy worlds apart

 

“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

“Approximately 1 million more people could only find part time employment since Obama took office in January 2009.”…Citizen Wells August 2013

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

 

 

Thursday, July 3, 2014 was another day of Orwellian employment data reporting, straight out of “1984.”

The US Labor Dept. reported 288,000 new jobs in June.

The media and financial markets went wild.

From “1984” by George Orwell.

“But actually, he thought as he re-adjusted the Ministry of Plenty’s figures, it was not even forgery. It was merely the substitution of one piece of nonsense for another. Most of the material that you were dealing with had no connexion with anything in the real world, not even the kind of connexion that is contained in a direct lie. Statistics were just as much a fantasy in their original version as in their rectified version. A great deal of the time you were expected to make them up out of your head. For example, the Ministry of Plenty’s forecast had estimated the output of boots for the quarter at one-hundred-and-forty-five million pairs. The actual output was given as sixty-two millions. Winston, however, in rewriting the forecast, marked the figure down to fifty-seven millions, so as to allow for the usual claim that the quota had been overfulfilled. In any case, sixty-two millions was no nearer the truth than fifty-seven millions, or than one-hundred-and-forty-five millions. Very likely no boots had been produced at all. Likelier still, nobody knew how many had been produced, much less cared. All one knew was that every quarter astronomical numbers of boots were produced on paper, while perhaps half the population of Oceania went barefoot. And so it was with every class of recorded fact, great or small. Everything faded away into a shadow-world in which, finally, even the date of the year had become uncertain.”

We know that for years now many of the jobs that were added were part time jobs. They count as full time jobs in the Labor Dept. stats.

From the Atlanta Journal Constitution August 5, 2013.

“Welcome to the Obamcare economy. From McClatchy:

“The July government employment report released Friday showed the job market treading water.”And a closer look at one of the two measures the Labor Department uses to gauge employment suggests that part-time work accounted for almost all the job growth that’s been reported over the past six months. …” ‘Over the last six months, of the net job creation, 97 percent of that is part-time work,’ said Keith Hall, a senior researcher at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center. ‘That is really remarkable.’”Hall is no ordinary academic. He ran the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the agency that puts out the monthly jobs report, from 2008 to 2012. Over the past six months, he said, the Household Survey shows 963,000 more people reporting that they were employed, and 936,000 of them reported they’re in part-time jobs.” ‘That is a really high number for a six-month period,’ Hall said. ‘I’m not sure that has ever happened over six months before.’ “”
From the Duke University Fuqua School of Business December 11, 2013.

“Nearly half of U.S. companies are reluctant to hire full-time employees because of the ACA. One in five firms indicates they are likely to hire fewer employees, and another one in 10 may lay off current employees in response to the law.

Other firms will shift toward part-time workers. More than 40 percent of CFOs say their companies will consider switching some jobs to less than 30 hours per week or targeting part-time workers for future employment.”
An example from the media.

From Rex Nutting at Mark Watch July 3, 2014.

“The payrolls report is right, and GDP isn’t”

“No, the economy really did not tank in the first half of the year.

You could be excused for thinking it did. After all, gross domestic product plunged at a 2.9% annualized rate in the first three months of the year, according to the government’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Which means that, even if GDP rebounds at a 3.2% rate in the second quarter, as expected, the level of real GDP at the end of June would be scarcely higher than it was in December.

Two quarters of essentially no growth sounds a lot like a recession. Should we be worried?

Not at all. Almost certainly we are not in a recession, nor are we heading into one soon. How do we know? Because all of the other economic data we have — and we have a lot of data from a lot of different sources — disagrees with the GDP report.”

“Payrolls are rising at a 1.9% pace so far this year”

Read more:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-economy-surprise-didnt-tank-in-first-half-2014-07-03?pagenumber=1

Hey Rex, how about looking at the GDP and the real payroll numbers.

For example, 111,000 more people in June could only find part time work.

Remember, many people are working multiple part time jobs to make ends meet. Each one of those part time jobs could be counted as a job added.
The same day Market Watch provided the following information with less fanfare.

“Part-time work jumps in June by nearly 800,000”

PartTimeJune2014

“One interesting nugget in the June jobs report was the rise in the number of people who worked part-time.

While it’s a number that flops around from month to month — the standard deviation is 287,000 —  it jumped by 799,000, which was the largest one-month gain since January 1994. At the same time, there was a 523,000-person drop in full-time workers, the first decline since October.”

Read more:

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/capitolreport/2014/07/03/part-time-work-jumps-in-june-by-nearly-800000/?link=instory

A voice of reason from Zero Hedge July 4, 2014.
“There is a growing gap between the financial markets and the real economy.

Six years ago, many investors were way out over their skis. Giant financial institutions were brought to their knees…

The survivors pledged to themselves that they would forever be more careful, less greedy, less short-term oriented.

But here we are again, mired in a euphoric environment in which some securities have risen in price beyond all reason, where leverage is returning to rainy markets and asset classes, and where caution seems radical and risk-taking the prudent course. Not surprisingly, lessons learned in 2008 were only learned temporarily. These are the inevitable cycles of greed and fear, of peaks and troughs.

Can we say when it will end? No. Can we say that it will end? Yes. And when it ends and the trend reverses, here is what we can say for sure. Few will be ready. Few will be prepared.”

Read more:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-04/making-investment-decisions-based-fundamentals-no-longer-viable-philosophy

Clearly the financial markets are salivating with enthusiasm when they should be trembling.

We have a part time job crisis.

And don’t forget:

The labor force participation rate is 2.9 percent lower than when Obama took office.

There are 11,591,000 more people not in the labor force now than when Obama took office.

Feeling euphoric?

 

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36 responses to “Part time job crisis, Employment rate and economy distorted, Election year protection of Obama and Democrats, Record part time jobs count as full time in stats, Financial markets and economy worlds apart

  1. bob strauss

    Feeling euphoric?
    ************
    Not until the usurper is behind bars, with Nancy Pelosi.

  2. bob strauss

    BREAKING: House Moves to Vote on Huge Budget Cut for IRS
    The House is planning a vote next week on a 2015 budget bill that would cut…

    http://www.capitalisminstitute.org/house-to-vote-irs-budget-cut/

  3. citizenwells

    “It should come as no surprise that when Gallup recently conducted a poll asking residents to rank if their state is the “worst possible to live in” a whopping 25% of its residents, by far the most of any states, responded Illinois.”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-05/these-are-worst-possible-states-live-ranked-their-residents

  4. What some people can’t seem to understand, or accept is the fact the Barack Hussain Obama has been given an sinister agenda by “the powers to be” to implement in the United States of America….

    That agenda was given to him and his handlers by TPTB long before he was elected and has not changed, in the slightest, from the first day he illegally took office….

    That agenda is simple and is easy to understand and comprehend by his actions and words.

    That agenda is too destroy the United States of America as we know it and to put in place the New World Order’s replacement which is called, The North American Union. This is a no borders agenda that links Mexico, North America and Canada into a single union…..

    Stop and think for a moment; why do you think this traitor to our Constitution is encouraging all of this illegal immigrants from South America to come to “the land of milk and honey”, then once they are here, push the responsibility for caring for them off on the communities he places them in? Answer…to destroy the borders between the US of A and Mexico…and too bring down the American infrastructure to the same level of Mexico and the countries from where the illegals are coming . .

    Please take note that none, not a single kid or adult, has decided to stop and roost in Mexico, but all want to come to America, illegally…the next question that should be ask is; How many of these illegals are moving on to the country north of the United States…. CANADA. The answer to this question is…NONE.

    Then the next question to ask is WHY NOT? The answer again is simple. The objective of this massive immigration of illegal from Central America, that was inspired by Barack Hussain Obama, was to weaken and destroy the legal borders between the USA, and Mexico…not the USA and Canada.

    While our elected Congress sits on their dead asses and does nothing, our borders are evaporating before their eyes. To date, over 300,000 illegals have crossed the Mexican border and entered America. Our government has bussed these illegals into communities where they have not been welcomed and forced the care and welfare upon the citizens of those communities.

    This is similar to King George forcing the communities to harbor, house, and feed the soldiers of his army before the Revolutionary War. That same principal is now being forced upon the legal citizens all across America by our illegal president, with the bottom line being the destruction of all borders between the USA, Mexico, and Canada.

    Anyone who cannot see this is either blind, or don’t give a rat’s ass. If 300,000 illegals have entered the USA in the past 3 months, that means in a year, we can expect over 1 million. In only 5 years, we can add over 5 more million illegals in the USA added to the already 17 million we now have here……when will the American people say; ENOUGH is ENOUGH and put a stop to this madness?

    For any American to think that the North American Union will be good for this country…you better stop and think again ! Here are just a few things you will have to contend with once the NAU is in place:

    1. Your Constitution, which has served the people of America well for 238 years, will be assigned to the scrap bin of history..it will have no force of law behind it and will no longer be taught in the classrooms of America.

    2. Your economy, if you think it’s bad now, will be in terrible shape. There are now over 92 million Americans out of work. When this North America Union is in place, you can expect that to double or perhaps triple. The Mexicans and those from South America will have the jobs working for a dollar a day.

    3. The court system that has protected the average citizen for 238 years will no longer have that mission. They will be there for the protection of big business and the government….Woe to the average citizen who has to appear before any court with a case against the government.

    4. Next to fall will be organized religion across America. We already see this happening with the chipping away of our religious right accorded by our
    Constitution…if the North American Union becomes a reality, the Constitution is dead, and so will be ANY rights afforded by that document.

    5. If you think poverty exist in America now…..just wait until the North American Union kicks in full force…it will make poverty in the countries of South America look like heaven……I don’t think the American people really understand this is a reality now coming at them like a runaway train…..I have seen poverty , hunger, and despair in other countries of the world….it is not a pretty thing to accept.

    WAKE UP CITIZENS…STOP THIS MADNESS THAT IS BEING FORCED UPON YOU BY THE UNKNOWN POWERS THAT ARE CONTROLLING OUR GOVERNMENT…..OR BE PREPARED TO ACCEPT THE HORRORS THAT THEIR ACTIONS WILL BRING.

    THE CHOICE IS YOURS….NOT YOUR GOVERNMENT’S.

  5. The Hobby Lobby case isn’t about contraception. Hobby Lobby already pays for contraception but it doesn’t want to pay for drugs that cause abortion (morning after pill). Their belief is that life begins at conception and abortion kills a human being. The left is trying to distort the Supreme Court decision…….

    ‘Off the Record:
    Greta: False, stupid misconceptions about Hobby Lobby-
    Don’t believe everything you read online about the Hobby Lobby case

    http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/index.html#/v/3654199855001
    ========================
    Hillary Clinton is either stupid, uninformed or deliberately lying about Hobby Lobby not providing contraceptives for their employees.

    Hillary Clinton Condemns ‘Deeply Disturbing’ Hobby Lobby Ruling

    “I find it deeply disturbing that we are going in that direction,” Clinton said. “It is very troubling that a sales clerk at Hobby Lobby who needs contraception, which is pretty expensive, is not going to get that service through her employer’s health-care plan because her employer doesn’t think she should be using contraception.”
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/30/hillary-clinton-hobby-lobby_n_5545640.html

    ========================
    Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green on Religious Liberty

  6. citizenwells

    Jonah.
    The end justifies the means.

  7. Jonah……….
    Therein lies the very reason why Hobby Lobby has taken the position they have……4 of these pills are literally ABORTION PILLS, but when we consider the TWISTED,PERVERTED MINDSET of people like CLINT,it all becomes crystal clear. You are absolutely CORRECT. It helps having a wife who has training in PHARMACOLOGY. Part of her nurse’s training.

  8. The obtuse side of the abortion COIN,is the sexually twisted mindset of the young American female,but I hasten to add NOT ALL OF THEM. Many of our young overly promiscuous female college grads want as much sex as they can get, all well and good,but they do not even seem to give a damn about how many abortions they have to have each year. They want to MAKE the CHILDREN but they DON”T WANT THE LIABILITY,of supporting a child. Enter ABORTION PILL stage left, at their employer’s expense. I have personally believed for the entirety of my life that if you make them then it is your legal,and moral responsibility to care for them. It is probable that what I have said herein will really PO the young females, but you can’t HIDE THESE FACTS FOREVER. SOONER OR LATER it will all come crashing down upon the heads of such sexually blinded females,and our society as well,and in the final analysis EVERYBODY WILL PAY……..or perhaps the TWISTED LIBERALS think we are supposed to PRE PAY for the abortion pills for the INDISCRIMATE sexual behavior of our young female population. Just who the hell do these people think they are? I hope all of them contract a nasty STD. Perhaps that will make them hesitate, a little when they start looking for their next ONE NIGHT STAND.

  9. If I was in Gree’s position hell would freeze over before I paid for ANY such pills. I would probably close the doors and let them look elsewhere for a poor sap to TAP. Might help them comprehend what the word RESPONSIBILITY means.

    BYE BYE all……… HAVE A SAFE,and joyous Sunday!

  10. typo= GREE…………………Really was supposed to be GREEN.

    bye bye again!

  11. CW……..
    While I haven’t been in Chicago for several years,I can attest to the fact that even a few years ago certain parts of southeastern,as well as Northeastern Chicago were beginning to look really bad. There was boarded up buildings, partially burned out buildings, and trash all around a lot of them. In short Chicago was even then beginning to go the same route as Detroit already has. Only West Chicago seems to have survived. Probably because of the proximity of Ohare Int Airport.

  12. citizenwells

    Then there was the exploitation of the retirement systems & housing by Obama, et al.

  13. JONAH……

    My position on the contraception problem is as simple as my position on the illegals crossing our borders in alarming numbers….

    YOU PLAY…..YOU PAY !

  14. TO HELL WITH KING GEORGE….and KING OBEY !!!
    Someone needs to give these guys a lesson about the FRENCH Revolution !

    The vast majority of 50,000 unaccompanied youths and children who have illegally crossed the Texas border during the last few months have been successfully delivered by federal agencies to their relatives living in the United States, according to a New York Times article.

    A second New York Times article report revealed that officials have caught an additional 240,000 Central American migrants since April, and are transporting many of them to their destinations throughout the United States.

    The 290,000 illegals — so far — are exploiting legal loopholes that allow them to get temporary permits to stay in the United States.

    Experts say that President Barack Obama’s administration has failed to close the loopholes and is unlikely to deport more than a small percentage of the illegals, despite the high unemployment rates among American Latino, African-American and white youths, and the strapped budgets of many cities and towns.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/05/border-meltdown-obama-delivering-290000-illegals-to-u-s-homes/#ixzz36i7w7QdB
    ———————————————————————————————–
    Please take notice who is being hurt the most by this flood of wetbacks coming across our southern border at the invitation of Obama !!!…

    It damn sure isn’t the fat cats of Wall Street, or the ineffective, useless politicians in Washington DC…..

  15. OT.

    A GoFundMe site has been created for Walt Fitzpatrick’s defense.

    http://www.gofundme.com/b285l0

    This shouldn’t have happened to him, but we know now that nothing is beyond this regime.

  16. WNAT COMES AFTER AMERICA?…..

    NEW YORK – In recent weeks, both General David Petraeus and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., have woven into public speeches the theme of combining the United States, Canada and Mexico into a single, North American Union.

    “After America, there is North America,” explained Petraeus, the former U.S. military commander and former head of the CIA, to a panel entitled “After America, What?” held at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty on June 18, 2014, hosted by the Center for Policy Studies in Great Britain.

    In his presentation to the conference, Petraeus proclaimed the coming of the “North American decade,” a vision he explained was founded on the idea of putting together the economies of the United States, Canada and Mexico, some 20 years after the creation of North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.

    “In each of these economies there are four revolutions going on,” Petraeus continued, naming the following: an energy revolution, in which the United States is leading the world in the production of natural gas and shale oil, combined with Canada’s enormous resources in the Alberta tar sands and Mexico opening up the state-owned Pemex to international oil companies; an information and technology revolution led by Silicon Valley; a manufacturing revolution; and a life sciences revolution.

    “The forces unleashed by these four revolutions with all three countries being as highly integrated as they are, with Canada and Mexico being our two top trading partners, I believe we can argue that after America comes North America,” Petraeus explained.

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/what-comes-after-america/#3yMAFcjpfYdm7bQf.99
    ————————————————————————————————
    The answer to my lead question is N O T H I N G…..nothing comes after America except chains and slavery as never before seen in the history of the world……..

    The objective of the NORTH AMERICAN UNION is NOT to raise the standards of all the countries of Central, South America and Mexico…..

    The REAL objectives of the North American Union is to LOWER the standards of the United States and Canada…..to take these economi3es that are prospering and turn them into “banana republics” where law and order is made and remade over and over to fit the needs of the corrupt leaders…….

    Folks, it is coming – prepare yourselves. Just as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow morning in the east, this terrible plague from the south is about to be unleased on the law abiding citizens of America and Canada……

    What will these peaceful citizens do?…..Will they get on their knees and accept the fate they have been assigned to them……or will they rise up en mass and protect the God given rights that our constitution provides?

    Time will answer this question for us.

    Lord, there are some terrible times coming quickly to our doorstep…we will need men of steel with character and integrity that has been tested under fire to come forward to stand and be counted….. we do not need kiss-asses ex-generals like Petraeus, and those who are now pushing paper around in the Pentagon now…..

  17. WNAT should have been WHAT…….
    sorry bout that

  18. SUEK…..

    I was born in Tennessee and spent my life there until I entered the army in 1952. Tennessee hasn’t always been like it is now…it was once a wonderful place to grow up as a boy into an early adult stage….but something has happened to Tennessee in the past 20 or 30 years …

    Like many other states…a criminal element has entered into politics in that state and reaches down even to the local county level, plus the mild winters has accounted for an influx of people from northern states with ultra liberal views….that alone is a dangerous indicator for change in a conservative state….

    Now because of the injustice the courts are showing to a man simply because he seeks to know the truth goes far beyond the good, conservative, God fearing (and loving) people that I once knew in that state…….

    David Crockett, Sam Houston, John Sevier, Andy Jackson and Sgt. Alvin York are all rolling over in their graves because of the Democrat corruption there….so is my dad and his dad too.

    I am ASHAMED to claim that state as the home of my birth…..

  19. We’ve gotten to the point in the throw away culture that it’s nothing now to include human beings in that…..and so now abortion is used “simply” as another form of contraceptive. When even schools are handing out the pill like it’s candy and young people who can’t even remember where they put their homework are expected to be responsible with contraceptives no wonder the “out” is abortion. This is certainly another dark area of purposeful non-transparency where those deliberately killing another human being are pretty much forbidden from seeing just how this massacre comes about….if it’s too horrible for the public to witness the torn off little arms, legs, and heads (after brains are squished out), poisoned and burned bodies then it’s too horrible to allow, period.

    The thing about all the methods of “contraception” is that people are really fooling themselves when they try to justify certain forms that are considered “innocent” when they can also abort an already created human life….and this is due to the action of the chemicals working to thin the lining of the uterus to a point where it becomes inhospitable for implantation of an unknown created life and that life then is simply sloughed off/aborted, unable to be nourished. That’s why the pill is also used to help women whose hormones and thus periods are out of whack in order to regulate those things and create the proper or natural environment in the womb for life to continue. Thus there are millions of unknown/unwitnessed more abortions taking place due to chemicals women appear to enjoy submitting their bodies too. What follows also is even greater degradation of the true place of women in their relationships….now not only by men but women themselves have succumbed to degrading themselves. Another intention by the satanic infiltration of the worldwide culture that must then separate itself further and further from its Creator with the resulting growing culture of death in all forms….including then the weakest and the elderly….those considered simply a burden and an extra “cost”.

  20. citizenwells

    “It may be hard to imagine after the stellar jobs report, but notes from a recent Federal Reserve meeting are likely to show this week that some central bank officials were recently concerned about the labor market.”

    “There’s been concern about the degree to which a falling unemployment rate is overstating labor-market strength.

    “You’ll see, once again, general agreement that the labor market has been improving, but there will be difference in opinion about the drop in the unemployment rate,” said Jim O’Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics.”

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/markets-to-receive-clues-about-feds-views-on-jobs-2014-07-06

  21. bob strauss

    Where’s Gordo?

  22. bob strauss

    Is ISIS Terror Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Already Dead?

    http://weaselzippers.us/192334-is-terror-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-already-dead/

  23. D’Souza Declares A Strong Connection Between Hillary And Obama: It’s Saul Alinsky [VIDEO]

    Conservative filmmaker and commentator Dinesh D’Souza appeared on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday with stand-in host Martha Raddatz and Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson to discuss his new movie “America: Imagine The World Without Her.”

    Raddatz quickly veered into asking D’Souza about the claims that he believes there is some type of left-wing conspiracy aimed at undermining America, and that President Obama and Hillary Clinton are apart of it.

    “You essentially have a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama turning this nation into a socialistic nation, something you said started when Hillary Clinton was in college,” Raddatz said to D’Souza.

    “It’s not a conspiracy theory,” D’Souza quickly responded. “A lot of people think that Hillary is like Bill and say ‘We want Billary back in the White House’ because” of that.

    He then explained that both Obama and Clinton have both been strongly influenced by the ideas of liberal activist Saul Alinsky, and that is the connection they share.

    “The point we make in the film is ‘no’ and there actually is a bridge connecting Hillary to Barack, and that bridge is Saul Alinsky,” D’Souza added.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/06/dsouza-declares-a-strong-connection-between-hillary-and-obama-its-saul-alinsky-video/#ixzz36jLybZVY

  24. bob strauss

    PHONY SCANDALS?…OBAMA HAS LOST HIS MIND…OH WAIT JUST LYIN’ AS USUAL…

    President Obama claims that Republicans are busy probing “phony scandals.” But the sheer number of scandals suggests that misbehavior, abuse of power, and possibly corruption are not something being dreamed up by the GOP, but a defining characteristic of the Obama administration.

    Here is a list of some of those not so phony Obama scandals:

    1. IRS targets Obama’s enemies: The IRS targeted conservative and pro-Israel groups prior to the 2012 election. Questions are being raised about why this occurred, who ordered it, whether there was any White House involvement and whether there was an initial effort to hide who knew about the targeting and when.
    2. Benghazi: This is actually three scandals in one:

    The failure of administration to protect the Benghazi mission.
    The changes made to the talking points in order to suggest the attack was motivated by an anti-Muslim video
    The refusal of the White House to say what President Obama did the night of the attack

    3. Watching the AP: The Justice Department performed a massive cull of Associated Press reporters’ phone records as part of a leak investigation.
    4. Rosengate: The Justice Department suggested that Fox News reporter James Rosen is a criminal for reporting about classified information and subsequently monitored his phones and emails.
    5. Potential Holder perjury I: Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress he had never been associated with “potential prosecution” of a journalist for perjury when in fact he signed the affidavit that termed Rosen a potential criminal.
    6. The ATF “Fast and Furious” scheme: Allowed weapons from the U.S. to “walk” across the border into the hands of Mexican drug dealers. The ATF lost track of hundreds of firearms, many of which were used in crimes, including the December 2010 killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
    7. Potential Holder Perjury II: Holder told Congress in May 2011 that he had just recently heard about the Fast and Furious gun walking scheme when there is evidence he may have known much earlier.
    8. Sebelius demands payment: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius solicited donations from companies HHS might regulate. The money would be used to help her sign up uninsured Americans for ObamaCare.
    9. The Pigford scandal: An Agriculture Department effort that started as an attempt to compensate black farmers who had been discriminated against by the agency but evolved into a gravy train delivering several billion dollars in cash to thousands of additional minority and female farmers who probably didn’t face discrimination.
    10. GSA gone wild: The General Services Administration in 2010 held an $823,000 training conference in Las Vegas, featuring a clown and a mind readers. Resulted in the resignation of the GSA administrator.
    11. Veterans Affairs in Disney World: The agency wasted more than $6 million on two conferences in Orlando. An assistant secretary was fired.
    12. Sebelius violates the Hatch Act: A U.S. special counsel determined that Sebelius violated the Hatch Act when she made “extemporaneous partisan remarks” during a speech in her official capacity last year. During the remarks, Sebelius called for the election of the Democratic candidate for governor of North Carolina.
    13. Solyndra: Republicans charged the Obama administration funded and promoted its poster boy for green energy despite warning signs the company was headed for bankruptcy. The administration also allegedly pressed Solyndra to delay layoff announcements until after the 2010 midterm elections.
    14. AKA Lisa Jackson: Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson used the name “Richard Windsor” when corresponding by email with other government officials, drawing charges she was trying to evade scrutiny.
    15. The New Black Panthers: The Justice Department was accused of using a racial double standard in failing to pursue a voter intimidation case against Black Panthers who appeared to be menacing voters at a polling place in 2008 in Philadelphia.
    16. Waging war all by myself: Obama may have violated the Constitution and both the letter and the spirit of the War Powers Resolution by attacking Libya without Congressional approval.
    17. Biden bullies the press: Vice President Biden’s office has repeatedly interfered with coverage, including forcing a reporter to wait in a closet, making a reporter delete photos, and editing pool reports.
    18. AKPD not A-OK: The administration paid millions to the former firm of then-White House adviser David Axelrod, AKPD Message and Media, to promote passage of Obamacare. Some questioned whether the firm was hired to help pay Axelrod $2 million AKPD owed him.
    19. Sestak, we’ll take care of you: Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel used Bill Clinton as an intermediary to probe whether former Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) would accept a prominent, unpaid White House advisory position in exchange for dropping out of the 2010 primary against former Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.).
    20. I’ll pass my own laws: Obama has repeatedly been accused of making end runs around Congress by deciding which laws to enforce, including the decision not to deport illegal immigrants who may have been allowed to stay in the United States had Congress passed the “Dream Act.”
    21. The hacking of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer: It’s not clear who hacked the CBS reporter’s computer as she investigated the Benghazi scandal, but the Obama administration and its allies had both the motive and the means to do it.
    22. An American Political Prisoner: The sudden decision to arrest Nakoula Basseley Nakoula on unrelated charges after protests in the Arab world over his anti-Muslim video is an extraordinarily suspicious coincidence. “We’re going to go out and we’re going to prosecute the person that made that video,” Hillary Clinton allegedly told the father of one of the ex-SEALs killed in Banghazi.
    23. Get rid of inconvenient IGs: Corporation for National and Community Service Inspector General Gerald Walpin was fired in 2009 as he fought wasteful spending and investigated a friend of Obama’s, Sacramento Mayor and former NBA player Kevin Johnson. The White House says Walpin was incompetent.
    24. Influence peddling: An investigation is underway of Alejandro Mayorkas, director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, who has been nominated by Obama for the number two post at the Department of Homeland Security. Mayorkas may have used his position to unfairly obtain U.S. visas for foreign investors in company run by Hillary Clinton’s brother, Anthony Rodman.
    Posted by giveusliberty1776

  25. Bob Strauss……..
    I don’t know if you have ever visited the FELLOWSHIP OF THE MINDS, But you will find at that website one of the PRIMARY reasons why I adhere to the belief that it is Barry Soetoro who is illegally occupying the WACKEY HOUSE. Just type that into your search engine and when you arrive at that website read about Barry Soetoro’s registration to vote which was put there in 2012.

  26. RMinNC | July 6, 2014 at 2:30 pm |

    Hi RM,

    Yes, understood. I think that many states are lamenting their loss of freedom; TN is not unique.

    I would like to say that MA has also changed, but it always was, and will always be Moonbat Central; I can say however, that it’s gotten worse…these people are like the Stepford Wives; zombies who buy the (Dem) party platform hook, line, and sinker.

    Everything has changed; this is not the America we grew up in and I don’t like this ‘new and improved’ version at all. I’ll venture a guess to say that you don’t either.

    I think it goes beyond the corruption and the ‘everyone for themselves’ attitude; I see complacency amongst the population, and that breeds apathy. This is why I believe we are where we are right now; this is the ‘gimme’ generation.

    There are still some of us (you, me, CW, and all CWers) who know how it should be, but isn’t. Either we fight, or we lose our country. I, for one, choose to fight.

    I think you’ll agree that we’d rather die as free people than live as slaves.

  27. bob strauss

    July 4 Parade Features ‘Obama Presidential Library’ Outhouse Float

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/06/obama-outhouse-float_n_5561568.html

  28. Well said… SueK…well said

  29. bob strauss

    SueK | July 6, 2014 at 8:05 pm
    ********************
    SueK,
    Agreed!

  30. bob strauss

    oldsailor82 | July 6, 2014 at 7:09 pm | July 6, 2014 at 7:09 pm
    *****************
    oldsailor82,
    Thank you, I bookmarked the page @ http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2013/08/24/dc-board-of-elections-refuses-foia-request-on-barry-soetoro-voter-registration/

  31. Bob, it sounds to me as though he has re-emerged and is going strong (after reports of serious injury or death)

    Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi addresses Muslims in Mosul
    Notoriously secretive head of the organisation formerly known as Isis comes out of hiding to lead Friday prayers as “Caliph Ibrahim”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iraq/10948480/Islamic-State-leader-Abu-Bakr-al-Baghdadi-addresses-Muslims-in-Mosul.html

  32. Ooops, Bob, here is another report claiming that al-Bagdadi’s alleged appearance in the mosque at Mosul was falsified. Sounds like no one over there can tell the truth either.

    Iraq says footage purporting to show Islamic State leader is false

    Interior Ministry spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan told Reuters that the footage posted on the Internet on Saturday allegedly showing Abu Bakr el-Baghdadi at Mosul’s grand mosque was “indisputably” not him.

    http://news.yahoo.com/iraq-says-footage-purporting-show-islamic-state-leader-163525379.html

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