Food bank demand reveals real economy, Obama jobs are mostly part time low wage and going to immigrants, White American employment decimated under Obama, Census bureau reports 1 in 5 children receives food stamps, Higher than before 2007 recession
“All of the employment gains among women since the recession hit in December 2007 have been taken by foreigners, even at a time when the numbers of U.S.-born women surged more than 600,000, according to new federal statistics.”…Washington Examiner August 7, 2015
“There’s no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.”…Gallup CEO Jim Clifton
“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells
The horses’ asses in the White House are not telling you the truth about the economy and real jobs situation.
The horses’ asses in the media are not either.
But the truth cannot be hidden forever.
Look at the suffering around you.
I am constantly hearing reports of local and national food banks running out of food and the sharp increase in demand.
It stands to reason that with the near depression level jobs market that we have that people would be forced to stand in bread and soup lines.
From the Associated Press August 13, 2015.
“FOOD BANKS STRUGGLE TO MEET SURPRISING DEMAND”
“Food banks across the country are seeing a rising demand for free groceries despite the growing economy, leading some charities to reduce the amount of food they offer each family.
U.S. food banks are expected to give away about 4 billion pounds of food this year, more than double the amount provided a decade ago, according to Feeding America, the nation’s primary food bank network. The group gave away 3.8 billion in 2013.
While reliance on food banks exploded when the economy tanked in 2008, groups said demand continues to rise year after year, leaving them scrambling to find more food.
“We get lines of people every day, starting at 6:30 in the morning,” said Sheila Moore, who oversees food distribution at The Storehouse, the largest pantry in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and one where food distribution has climbed 15 percent in the past year.
Across the country in Gloucester, Massachusetts, The Open Door food pantry has given away 7.6 percent more food this summer than last, said the organization’s executive director, Julie LaFontaine.”
“James Ziliak, who founded the Center for Poverty Research at the University of Kentucky, said the increased demand is surprising since the economy is growing and unemployment has dropped from 10 percent during the recession to 5.3 percent last month.
However, many people who have found jobs are working only part-time or for low wages, and others have stopped looking for work.”
“People who have low-wage jobs, who aren’t receiving regular raises, are finding those earnings stretched thin,” Ziliak said.
The drop in food stamp rolls by nearly 2.5 million people from recession levels could be contributing to the food bank demand, he said, because people who no longer qualify for the government aid may still not earn enough to pay their bills.
From the US Census Bureau.
“One in Five Children Receive Food Stamps, Census Bureau Reports”
“The number of children receiving food stamps remains higher than it was before the start of the Great Recession in 2007, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual Families and Living Arrangements table package released today.
The rate of children living with married parents who receive food stamps has doubled since 2007. In 2014, an estimated 16 million children, or about one in five, received food stamp assistance compared with the roughly 9 million children, or one in eight, that received this form of assistance prior to the recession.”
From Citizen Wells August 10, 2015.
“Citizen Wells has been warning you.
All of those so called job gains under Obama, many of which are part time, low paying jobs, don’t add up to employment for US born citizens.
Just yesterday we reported that the monthly jobs added don’t add up at all, unless you use Orwellian math.
“Let’s examine the latest jobs report.
“Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 215,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.”
For the rest of the data we will access the same US Labor Dept. Historical tables.
Change from June to July:
Total employed + 101,000
White – 62,000 (you read that right, minus)
Black + 33,000
Asian + 21,000
Hispanic – 27,000
See anything wrong with that?
215,000 jobs added???
It gets worse.
Change from January to July:
Regardless of which revision to the monthly jobs report that you use, if you add up the mythical jobs added from February to July 2015 you get well over 1.2 million.
How does this square with the employment changes from the US Labor Dept?
Total employed + 639,000
White – 155,000 (you read that right, minus)
Black + 463,000
Asian + 211,000
Hispanic + 69,000
See any problems there?”
Using the same US Labor Dept. Historical charts that the Washington Examiner used below, you will find that under the first 6 years of Obama, 75 percent of employment gains went to Hispanics.
From the Washington Examiner August 7, 2015.
“Jobs shock: 100% of female employment gains taken by foreigners since 2007
All of the employment gains among women since the recession hit in December 2007 have been taken by foreigners, even at a time when the numbers of U.S.-born women surged more than 600,000, according to new federal statistics.”