Rush Limbaugh dies at 70, Great American and conservative, Always spoke the truth, Citizen Wells listener since early 90’s and spoke with him once
“I can remember reading magazines back in 1992 that cataloged all the people the Clintons knew who had died, and the inherent conspiracies that were associated with this. And, lo and behold, here we go again.”…Rush Limbaugh August 10, 2016
“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”…Thomas Paine
“What’s the difference between 1933 and today? Well, obviously, 1933, there were no food stamps. In 1933 there was no welfare. In 1933 there were no welfare debit cards. In 1933, if you were out of work, you didn’t eat. You had to stand in the soup line and depend on charity. In 2015, you can be among the 94 million not working and have a roof over your head, have a cell phone, a car, your home is probably air-conditioned, and you’re eating as much as you want.””…Rush Limbaugh October 14, 2015
Rush Limbaugh has died at age 70.
He was a great man.
A great American
A great conservative.
He always endeavored to speak the truth,
Citizen Wells was a listener since the early 90’s.
I almost always agreed with him.
I spoke with him only once, in 2008, not long before the election. He asked about Obama’s chances in NC. I believed it would be close.
Obama barely won and I still wonder if it was an honest win.
Janet Yellen jobs lies, Obama lies, Media lies, Yellen employment growth strong and touts stated unemployment rate, Gallup CEO Jim Clifton correct, Dictionary states lie is anything that gives or is meant to give a false impression
“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
“In February 2015 there were 43,000 fewer white Americans employed, 354,000 more not in the labor force, 96,000 more employed and we added 295,000 jobs? Was Common Core math used?”…Citizen Wells
“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″
Two people with vast knowledge of US employment have made statements in the past several years.
Keith Hall ran the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2008 to 2012.
From the Atlanta Journal Constitution August 5, 2013.
“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.’”
“Here’s something that many Americans — including some of the smartest and most educated among us — don’t know: The official unemployment rate, as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, is extremely misleading.
Right now, we’re hearing much celebrating from the media, the White House and Wall Street about how unemployment is “down” to 5.6%. The cheerleading for this number is deafening. The media loves a comeback story, the White House wants to score political points and Wall Street would like you to stay in the market.
None of them will tell you this: If you, a family member or anyone is unemployed and has subsequently given up on finding a job — if you are so hopelessly out of work that you’ve stopped looking over the past four weeks — the Department of Labor doesn’t count you as unemployed. That’s right. While you are as unemployed as one can possibly be, and tragically may never find work again, you are not counted in the figure we see relentlessly in the news — currently 5.6%. Right now, as many as 30 million Americans are either out of work or severely underemployed. Trust me, the vast majority of them aren’t throwing parties to toast “falling” unemployment.
There’s another reason why the official rate is misleading. Say you’re an out-of-work engineer or healthcare worker or construction worker or retail manager: If you perform a minimum of one hour of work in a week and are paid at least $20 — maybe someone pays you to mow their lawn — you’re not officially counted as unemployed in the much-reported 5.6%. Few Americans know this.
Yet another figure of importance that doesn’t get much press: those working part time but wanting full-time work. If you have a degree in chemistry or math and are working 10 hours part time because it is all you can find — in other words, you are severely underemployed — the government doesn’t count you in the 5.6%. Few Americans know this.
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.
And it’s a lie that has consequences, because the great American dream is to have a good job, and in recent years, America has failed to deliver that dream more than it has at any time in recent memory. A good job is an individual’s primary identity, their very self-worth, their dignity — it establishes the relationship they have with their friends, community and country. When we fail to deliver a good job that fits a citizen’s talents, training and experience, we are failing the great American dream.”
“anything that gives or is meant to give a false impression.”
So why does Janet Yellen, Obama the liar in chief and the media continue to tout the “low” unemployment rate.
It is a big lie!!!
Janet Yellen in her FOMC presentation repeatedly referred to the “low” unemployment rate in the context of strong employment growth as well as the number of “jobs” being added.
“We have seen continued progress toward our objective of maximum employment. The pace of employment growth has remained strong, with job gains averaging nearly 290,000 per month over the past three months. The unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in February; that’s three-tenths lower than the latest reading available at the time of our December meeting.”
Obama has a long well documented tradition of lying.
The mainstream media is controlled by Big Brother Obama.
So why is Yellen lying?
Let’s examine US employment in the short term and over Obama’s 6 year tenure.
All of this data can be found at the US Labor Dept. BLS site.
The latest report was for February 2015.
The Labor Dept. reported 295,000 jobs added.
However, there was only a 96,000 gain in employment.
And Whites had 43,000 fewer employments!
There were 354,000 more people not in the labor force!
There were 180,000 more people not in the labor force who want a job now!
Does Yellen consider this strong employment growth?
That does not even cover new entrants into the labor force.
Remember, there are approx. 4 million people turning 16 each year in the US. This is from people living here and does not count illegals.
From Obama’s first 6 years.
5,205,000 full time employments were lost during the first year of Obama’s occupation of the White House from January 2009 to January 2010?
2.8 million white Americans fewer were employed during Obama’s first year.
During Obama’s term, from January 2009 to now, 75 percent of the employment went to Hispanics/Latinos.
Averaging 300,000 initial claims each week seems to be a victory to those in government and the media.
From Zero Hedge March 19, 2015.
“After some ‘stability’ in the last few weeks, initial jobless claims in the major shale states has started to rise again with Texas the most impacted for now. Overall initial jobless claims rose very modestly to 291k, but leaves the 4-week average above 300k for the 2nd week in a row – the first time in over 6 months.”
I have been concerned for some time that we are not getting the full impact of these numbers.
From the BLS.
Unemployment insurance (UI) programs are administered at the state level and provide assistance to jobless people who are looking for work. Statistics on the insured unemployed in the United States are collected as a by-product of state UI programs. Workers who lose their jobs may file applications to determine if they are eligible for UI assistance. These applications are referred to as “initial claims.” Claimants who meet the eligibility requirements must file “continuing claims” for each week that they seek benefits.
While the UI claims data provide useful information, they are not used to measure total unemployment because they exclude several important groups. To begin with, not all workers are covered by UI programs. For example, self-employed workers, unpaid family workers, workers in certain not-for-profit organizations, and several other small (primarily seasonal) worker categories are not covered.
In addition, the insured unemployed exclude the following:
Unemployed workers who have exhausted their benefits.
Unemployed workers who have not yet earned benefit rights (such as new entrants or reentrants to the labor force).
Disqualified workers whose unemployment is considered to have resulted from their own actions rather than from economic conditions; for example, a worker fired for misconduct on the job.
Otherwise eligible unemployed persons who do not file for benefits.
Because of these and other limitations, statistics on insured unemployment cannot be used as a measure of total unemployment in the United States. Indeed, over the past decade, only about one-third of the total unemployed, on average, received regular UI benefits.”
Wisconsin unemployment rate rapidly falling, New jobs being created, $912 million budget surplus, Media ignores Republican governor Scott Walker success, Rush Limbaugh explains
“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
“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.”…Duke University Fuqua School of Business December 11, 2013
“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″
The Obama administration has failed to create enough full time jobs while creating record debt and food stamp usage.
Of course the media is ignoring the success of Republican governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin.
From Rush Limbaugh January 24, 2014.
“Governor Walker’s Wisconsin Earthquake of Conservatism Goes Ignored by Media, GOP”
“RUSH: I need to illustrate a point. Yesterday there was really profound, great news out of the state of Wisconsin. In my mind, earth-shattering news. In my mind, it’s the kind of news that should have caused a political earthquake, and probably did. It’s just that nobody reacted to it. Here you have one of the bluest of blue states. You have a Republican governor, a conservative Reaganesque governor who was targeted twice for removal. They did everything they could to gin up hate, anger, tried to destroy his reputation, his career, and his life.
He hung in there. The state of Wisconsin instituted his policy reforms, deemphasizing the role of unions in the state, and the upshot of it is that Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is rapidly falling, so new jobs are being created there. Wisconsin’s budget is now in surplus $912 million. There is a $1 billion government surplus in the state of Wisconsin. And Governor Scott Walker is going to rebate the money in the form of tax cuts to the people who he said own the money. He’s going to cut income taxes and property taxes, and he made the point that it’s not just a gimmick of budgeting or accounting. It’s the result of serious, significant policy changes.
Now, folks, what I just told you was not reported once anywhere in what you would consider mainstream media. It was not reported on one cable network, much less all of them. It was not reported in the New York Times, the Washington Post, or the LA Times. It was reported in Wisconsin. There was an AP story on it, maybe some local papers picked it up, but just as a filler. On all the opinion shows on the Fox News Channel, there was not a syllable of this story discussed. And to me, for us as conservatives, Wisconsin and Governor Walker, I mean, everything that we want to happen, happened there.
We want people to stand up and defend themselves and what they believe, and when they do, we join them and help. We want somebody who believes in conservatism and can articulate it, who gets elected on that basis and then implements it. Everything that we are demanding as voters, everything that you as Tea Party members are demanding, Scott Walker did. The vast majority of everything you want, it’s happening in Wisconsin. A light has been turned on. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, if you will. The path has been illustrated here. Not one mention of this anywhere, that I saw, not one!”
Obama the dictator CYA moment, Rush Limbaugh Obama lies again, Senator Richard Burr of NC President Obama’s “Fix” will not work, Two wrongs (two lies) don’t make a right
“If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.”…Barack Obama
“millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.”…NBC News October 29, 2013
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it”…Joseph Goebbels
My mom always said two wrongs don’t make a right.
Two lies certainly don’t.
From Rush Limbaugh November 14, 2013.
“The Dictator, Joined in Progress”
“RUSH: The president’s addressing the nation, ladies and gentlemen, on how he’s gonna play dictator again and fix his health care problem. It was supposed to start exactly a half hour ago. He just started three minutes ago, opening up on the Philippines. He finished his remarks on the Philippines right as this program began. So we’re gonna JIP it. Here’s the president playing dictator.”
“OBAMA: Making sure the website is working the way it’s supposed to. It’s gotten a lot better over the last few weeks than it was on the first day, but we’re working 24/7 to get it working for the vast majority of Americans.
RUSH: Can I ask a question here? Why would anybody believe what he says after the big lie about being able to keep — (crosstalk)
OBAMA: — concerns Americans who receive letters from their insurers that they may be losing the plans they bought in the old individual market —
OBAMA: — often because they no longer meet the law’s requirements to cover basic benefits like prescription drugs or doctors visits. Now, as I indicated earlier, I completely get how upsetting this can be for a lot of Americans, particularly after assurances they heard from me that, if they had a plan that they liked, they could keep it. And to those Americans, I hear you loud and clear. I said that I would do everything we can to fix this problem, and today I’m offering an idea that will help do it. Already people who have plan that predate the Affordable Care Act can keep those plans if they haven’t changed. That was already in the law. That’s what’s called a “grandfather clause.” It was included in the law.
RUSH: Still continuing the lie, folks. (crosstalk)”
“OBAMA: Now, this fix won’t solve every problem for every person, but it’s gonna help a lot of people. Doing more will require more work with Congress. And I’ve said from the beginning I’m willing to work with Democrats and Republicans to fix problems as they arise.
RUSH: He’s lying again.”
“He’s doing two things: He’s telling the insurance companies, as a dictator would, what they can and can’t do or what they must or must not do, or what they have to and don’t have to do. He is suggesting, for purely political purposes, that if you have your plan now and you like it, you can keep it for one more year so that you don’t get any angrier at Democrats than you are now and vote against them next November.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s announced proposal to grandfathered insurance plans:
“President Obama’s attempt at political damage control today did absolutely nothing to provide relief for the damage already inflicted on individuals who already had health care coverage and the entire health care industry as a result of the Affordable Care Act. If anything, the president only dug himself further into a hole by putting forth an unworkable proposal that will amount to nothing more than another broken promise.
Following the president’s announcement, both state insurance commissioners and insurers themselves rightfully expressed concerns about the feasibility of implementing the proposed change, the uncertainty it would create, and its effectiveness at addressing the underlying problems that are causing cancellation notices to be sent and premiums to skyrocket. Even many Democrats in Congress have come forward saying the president’s about-face is not adequate to reverse the train wreck that is Obamacare.
Instead of trying to shift blame and transfer ownership of this disastrous law, President Obama should accept reality and work with Congress to replace this law with commonsense, patient-centered reforms.”
Gun prosecutions down more than 45 percent under Obama, Obama and democrats push for new gun laws and don’t enforce existing laws, Fast and Furious, Rush Limbaugh comments
“Why did Justice Department and White House staff yell and curse at CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson over questions about Fast and Furious?”…Citizen Wells
“Now, I don’t get upset when foreign and national journalists fail to mention Tony Rezko, or the Daley boys, or how the Chicago machine plans to staff the Department of Justice, and the new Department of Homeland Casinos.”…John Kass, Chicago Tribune July 30, 2008
“Then-state senator Obama had backed a bipartisan bill called the Safe Neighborhoods Act. It would have raised the crime of illegal transport of a firearm from a misdemeanor to a felony. But on the crucial day of the vote, Obama was out of town–and on vacation, in Hawaii. The bill failed by only three votes, and the media pounced–as did Obama’s rivals. It was the moment, Obama later said, when he knew he would lose the race.”…Breitbart.com June 21, 2012
Gun prosecutions are way down since Obama took office. And why wouldn’t they be. Obama and the US Justice Department would have to prosecute themselves otherwise for their involvement in Fast and Furious.
From the Washington Examiner December 17, 2012.
“Gun prosecutions under Obama down more than 45 percent”
“Despite his calls for greater gun control, including a new assault weapons ban that extends to handguns, President Obama’s administration has turned away from enforcing gun laws, cutting weapons prosecutions some 40 percent since a high of about 11,000 under former President Bush.
“If you are not going to enforce the laws on the books, then don’t start talking about a whole new wave of new laws,” said a gun rights advocate.
In the wake of the horrific mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Democratic lawmakers have begun preparing a new collection of anti-gun laws, including renewing the assault weapons ban, banning the purchase of high-capacity clips that spring bullets into guns, and tightening rules on who can buy weapons.
Lawmakers are banking that the public will push for new gun controls. But as with other mass shootings, polls find the public split, and blaming the shooter, not the gun. Pew Research Center for the People & the Press on Monday found that public is evenly divided over whether the Newtown shootings reflect broader problems in American society, 47 percent, or are just the acts of troubled individuals, 44 percent.
Figures collected by Syracuse University’s TRAC project, the authority on prosecutions from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, shows that the administration has reduced the focus on gun crimes and instead steered prosecutors and investigators to drug crimes.
Gun prosecutions peaked at 10,937 under Bush in 2004. A current TRAC report shows that the Obama administration is prosecuting about 6,000 weapons cases.
According to an October 2011 TRAC report, “There also has been a shifting emphasis towards drug-related investigations. Since ATF-referred prosecutions peaked in FY 2005, the number of weapons prosecutions actually has fallen by 32 percent, a much higher rate than for ATF prosecutions overall. Making up the difference has been the growing number of drug cases, up by 26 percent during the same period.”
In 2011, the Obama gun prosecutions hit a low for the decade, but there has been a slight uptick in prosecutions this year, said another TRAC report.
Second Amendment advocates said on background that they expect Obama to press ATF to boost prosecutions and use the Sandy Hook case, and other mass shootings, to move gun control to the top of his second term agenda. “It’s in his DNA to push this issue,” said one gun-rights official, speaking on background. “This would be his crowning achievement, if he can ban guns,” added the official.”
RUSH: At Obama’s press conference today, Jake Tapper got the last question, and The One did not like it. We have the exchange for you. You talk about a guy that can’t deal with criticism? By the way, it’s our president who I don’t think could live a day in my shoes, actually, but I can’t even say that. That sounds like I’m complaining, and I’m not. Anyway, Jake Tapper basically said, “Look, you’ve been talking about doing something on guns for four years and you haven’t done diddly-squat. Why not?” That’s the essence of the question. Here’s how Jacob Tapper asked it.
TAPPER: It seems to a lot of observers that you made the political calculation in 2008, in your first term, and in 2012, not to talk about gun violence. You had your position on renewing the ban on semi-automatic rifles that then-Senator Biden put into place. But you didn’t do much about it. This is not the first incident of horrific gun violence of your four years. Where have you been?
RUSH: In fact, this is Obama’s fourth. This is the fourth violent, mass death incident. One per year is how it’s averaging out for Obama. And, see, here’s Obama up there, what does he do? Obama gets to live in this phony world where he’s Mr. Perfect and he’s never criticized. And whatever he says is treated as though it’s near biblical. So Obama has lived off this notion that he’s doing everything he can to stop these things, and he was gonna make sure they didn’t happen in the first place. We were all gonna love each other. We were all gonna be unified, and we were gonna get a different country and we were gonna be apolitical and there wasn’t gonna be any partisanship. There weren’t gonna be any disagreement.
That’s what Obama promised people in 2008. That’s what they thought he meant. He did dissuade people from thinking that about him. When they wanted to treat him like a messiah he accepted it and told them they were right, he is a messiah. Whatever people wanted him to be, that’s what he allowed himself to be, no matter how unrealistic it was. So Jake Tapper says, “Here you are, you’re up here pontificating every day about how much you care and you’re working hard on this. Where have you been the last four years?” And here was Barry’s answer.
OBAMA: Well, here’s where I’ve been, Jake. Uh, I’ve been president of the United States dealing with the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, an auto industry on the verge of collapse, two wars. I don’t think I’ve been on vacation. And, so, you know, I think all of us have to do some reflection on how we prioritize, um, what we do here in Washington.
RUSH: Of all that, he keeps talking in virtually everything he says, be the economy or his job or — what is this “two wars” business? This guy couldn’t have put up with World War II. Can you imagine this guy being president during Vietnam? Can you imagine the excuses he would be making for himself if Pearl Harbor happened, or if 9/11 had happened when he was president? Oh, it did, in Benghazi. He was perfect there, by the way. The report’s out. Obama was perfect. See, Obama’s one of these guys, he lives in this bubble the media creates for him. He accepts it. He walks around believing he’s special. He’s it. He’s loved and adored by everybody. He’s special. There’s nobody like him.
Most presidents get questions like this 25 times a day. Sam Donaldson lived off of questions like this to Ronald Reagan. Reagan’s answer was to smile and look at Sam, “Ah, that’s just Sam being Sam.” And he’d laugh it off. I guarantee you, Jacob Tapper is in some crosshairs now for this insolence and this disrespect. There might even be a phone call from the White House to ABC today, say, “What the hell was that?” And the purpose of that phone call will be to make sure that kind of question is never asked again. You don’t ask dictators… uh… presidents, questions like that. Disrespect.
So here’s Obama, (imitating Obama) “What do you mean? I’ve been dealing with the worst economy, Great Depression. Yep. I’ve been working hard to make it worse. It hasn’t been easy, Jake. You think it’s easy making the economy worse than when I found it? I mean, I’ve been working hard. It’s tough keeping people out of work in this economy, it’s real hard, but I’ve done it.” Auto industry on the verge of collapse. What’s the news today? There’s something about GM in the news today. Buying back stock, the taxpayers screwed multiple billions again. There is no saving the auto industry. Not in reality. His chosen vehicle is one that nobody wants. “Save the auto industry.”
And, “I haven’t been on vacation”? He’s taken more vacation time and his wife more vacation… if you add their vacation time they’ve probably been on vacation more than they’ve been working. “Well, I don’t think I’ve been on vacation.” So Tapper’s basically saying, “Okay, these things keep happening. They keep getting worse, but you keep telling us you’re working hard to fix all that. Where you been?” I love the question. It’s one of the rare times Obama gets called out on this little false bubble in which he lives.
February 9, 2012, Obama lies continue, Economy and jobs, Diversions cloud true picture, Most people are worse off, Deficit soars
“Guilford (Large NC County) appears on it’s way to a third consecutive year with annual jobless rates in double digits. Economists say that likely hasn’t happened since the Great Depression.”…Greensboro News Record December 2, 2011
“the Times of the nineteenth of December had published the official forecasts of the output of various classes of consumption goods in the fourth quarter of 1983, which was also the sixth quarter of the Ninth Three-Year Plan. Today’s issue contained a statement of the actual output, from which it appeared that the forecasts were in every instance grossly wrong. Winston’s job was to rectify the original figures by making them agree with the later ones.”…George Orwell, “1984″
“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”...George Orwell, “1984″
Lies, Lies and more Obama Lies.
It’s the economy again stupid.
If Obama has improved economic conditions, you wouldn’t know it in NC, or most other states for that matter.
I have not noticed people in the streets rejoicing.
Let’s begin with gas prices, which affect the price of almost all other goods. Gas prices have risen again in NC and Obama just recently pandered to his core support, the far left, and said no to the Canadian pipeline.
From Citizen Wells September 21, 2011.
“One of the biggest, if not biggest drains on the economy, one exacerbated by Obama and his cronies, is gasoline prices. This affects the cost of everything and is killing our economy. The left are so concerned about theoretical environmental damage and emulating Europeans that they disregard the plight of average Americans. Below is a chart showing the rise in fuel prices during the Obama reign.”
From Investors Business Daily February 8, 2012.
“The American public’s dependence on the federal government shot up 23% in just two years under President Obama, with 67 million now relying on some federal program, according to a newly released study by the Heritage Foundation.
The conservative think tank’s annual Index of Dependence on Government tracks money spent on housing, health, welfare, education subsidies and other federal programs that were “traditionally provided to needy people by local organizations and families.”
The increase under Obama is the biggest two-year jump since Jimmy Carter was president, the data show.”
“As companies close their books on the final three months of last year, the big ones that make up the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index appear likely to earn about $230 billion. That would be $12.6 billion more than a year earlier.
But the increase, 5.8 percent, is less than half the speed at which quarterly profits grew the first nine months of 2011. In the average quarter since the beginning of 2010, earnings have grown five times as fast.
Analysts expect profit growth to accelerate later this year. But so far, almost all the growth comes from two companies, one of them among America’s most favorite, the other among its most hated — Apple and the bailed-out insurance company AIG.
Take away those two companies and profits for the remaining 498 are expected to grow a measly 1.1 percent, according to FactSet, a provider of financial data.”
“The immediate future looks about the same. For this quarter, which ends March 31, profits for the S&P 500 are expected to be up about 1 percent from the year before. And that’s with Apple and AIG thrown in.
“Were the economy to sustain a shock, this makes us more vulnerable,” says Barry Knapp, chief U.S. stock strategist at Barclays Capital.
In a report Thursday highlighting “unusually weak” results so far, Goldman Sachs strategist David Kostin noted that stock analysts have been cutting their estimates for what S&P companies will make for all of 2012.”
“The unemployment rate, derived from a separate survey of households, was forecast to hold at 9 percent. The decrease in the jobless rate reflected a 278,000 gain in employment at the same time 315,000 Americans left the labor force.
“While the rate is certainly a very favorable rate, I would highlight that a lot of it is because people pulled out of the workforce,” Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, said in a speech yesterday.”
“Well, Happy Holidays. They don’t do Merry Christmas in the media. But we’re back, it’s done, they got the headline: “Unemployment, 8.6%!” Now, the truth of the matter is — and Bloomberg News even points out that the only way — it’s a corrupt number. It is a corrupt number. Folks, the number of people who have quit looking for work in the last few weeks is 315,000. Those are the people have thrown up their hands after 99 weeks or more of being unemployed; and they’ve said, “I’m quitting. I’m not looking.” So they’re not counted. Therefore, the universe of jobs available in the country is down by 315,000. That is the labor force participation rate. The labor force participation rate is a meager 64%. It fell to 64% from 64.2%. So the 0.2% drop equals 315,000 people leaving the workforce.
That means there are 315,000 fewer jobs to have, so the universe of jobs has been steadily shrinking. What was the number of jobs created? It’s 120,000 jobs. It’s 120, 126,000, whatever. That’s in the ballpark. That number of jobs created can lower unemployment rate 0.4%, almost one half of a percent? Creating 120,000 new jobs can do that? That alone tells us how small the labor force participation rate is. That tells us how small the universe of available jobs in the country is, when creating 120,000 — and we still have, don’t forget, over 400,000 applications for unemployment compensation reported yesterday. So just 120,000 new jobs can lower the unemployment rate almost a half a point. That’s not possible without that 315,000 figure, the 315,000 people who have just walked away.”
“But now back to this 8.5%, folks. They are celebrating, even this as fraudulent as it is, this 8.5% is fraudulent. The news is out there something like 200,000 jobs created, surging in December. However, 42,000 of them are seasonally adjusted couriers and messengers. In December, a category called couriers and messengers, they’re hired during the holiday season, they’re temps. Forty-two thousand of them. They will not be counted in January and February ’cause they’re let go. But, look, we could nitpick here on the numbers. That misses the point. The point here is what we were talking about yesterday. The truth is not what is important here; it’s what’s being reported. I could sit here all day and tell you how these jobs numbers are not accurate. It’s not gonna matter. The news is Obama’s policies are working. The news is it’s finally kicking in. The news is the economy is growing. The news is jobs are being created.”
“So 8.5% unemployment, millions of unemployed people, millions of jobs lost, millions of people on government benefits because they can’t find jobs — and this is the progress we have, this is what we have to show for trillions of dollars in deficit spending. Trillions of dollars! The unemployment rate is still higher than when Obama took office. The media is reporting, “The unemployment rate lower than it’s been in three years!” They don’t tell you lower than since Obama was inaugurated, but that’s the truth: $5 trillion in deficit later, we have an 8.5% unemployment rate. That’s it? This is what we’re supposed to party down over? And of course we have to provide the perspective here because few others will.
So we’ve got $6 trillion in new deficits. We ignore the millions who have dropped out of the workforce, we ignore all those who are holding part time rather than full-time jobs, and the best Obama can come with — the best the Democrats can come up with, the best the media can come up with — is 8.5%, and we’re supposed to celebrate today. How much have these jobs cost? Morning news reports this is a good picture. There are six million fewer jobs today than there were in 2008, folks! There are six million fewer jobs available in this country than there were three years ago. The unemployment rate is 15.2% when you include those who have dropped out and those who want full-time jobs but have to take part-time jobs. That’s the latest figure. So the Obama plan: Shrink the workforce, expand the welfare state, and then claim economic progress. Then slash the military, take that money and subsidize public sector employees who vote reliably Democrat, like NEA members.” http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/01/06/it_s_party_time_8_5_unemployment
From News Max February 3, 2012.
“Rush: Obama’s Jobless Numbers Are ‘Corrupt’
Friday, 03 Feb 2012 01:18 PM
The jobless rate reported today is “corrupt as it can be” because President Barack Obama’s administration has decreased the size of the workforce, Rush Limbaugh said on his radio show.
According to the Department of Labor, employers added almost a quarter of a million jobs in January. According to Limbaugh, it eliminated 2 ½ million positions.
“The number of jobs not available to be filled exploded by an unprecedented, record number of 1.2 million,” he said. “That’s not a typo. That’s part of this 2 ½ million fewer jobs. It is corrupt as it can be.”
He said the shrinking of “the overall universe of jobs” led to the misconstrued dip in the unemployment rate, to 8.3, from 8.5 in December.
“No president has ever been re-elected when the unemployment rate’s over 8 percent, so guess what it’s going to be by the time we get to Election Day,” he said.”
Rush Limbaugh, Media, Truth about Obama, Larry Sinclair allegations and book, Are you going to allow the media to continue to fool you and refuse to report the truth about Barack Obama?
“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″
“Not every item of news should be published: rather must
those who control news policies endeavor to make every item
of news serve a certain purpose.”… Joseph Goebbels
“Live Free or Die”…New Hampshire State Motto
From Larry Sinclair December 8, 2011.
“Rush Limbaugh had a good point in his response to Scott from Dallas this afternoon on his Radio Show. Sinclair has already been portrayed as a “kook, wacko, right wing, and extremist” by the Obama “protective services” aka the “media” yet Larry Sinclair and his allegations of Barack Obama engaging in man on man sex and cocaine use are still standing 4 years later.
The question for all of America today is: Are you going to allow the media to continue to fool you and refuse to report the truth about Barack Obama? If the American people sit back and allow the media and the likes of Moveon, Dailykos, DemocraticUnderground, Politico, et al… scare you into silence and/or submission by calling you racist or attacking you on the Internet, then Rush is point on, Obama will never be vetted.
We however believe the thug tactics and attacks used in the 2008 Presidential Campaign by Obama for America, Dailykos, FireDogLake, Huff-N-Puff Post/AOL, CNN, MSNBC et al… will not work in 2012. We believe that America has decided it will not be silenced by being called a racist.
Larry Sinclair has not been scared into silence or submission in four years and he most certainly is not going to be silent in 2012.”
One of the strongest reasons for covering the Larry Sinclair allegations and subsequent stories here was because the Obama camp executed a well orchestrated attempt to keep this information from the American people. The mainstream media was part of this effort.
Rush Limbaugh Obama a foreigner, We don’t need birth certificate
“Why has Obama, for over 2 years, employed numerous private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans
Rush Limbaugh, on his September 30, 2010 show stated “We don’t need a birth certificate to know that Obama is a foreigner”.
The MA Republican Party has a new video out accusing Martha Coakley of taking money from health insurance lobbyists.
“Martha Coakley says she holds health insurers accountable, then one day later, takes money from the very same health insurance lobbyists at a Washington fundraiser.”
Was this a fair portrayal of Coakley’s ties to lobbyists and drug companies?
From the Washington Examiner, January 8, 2010.
“Coakley in trouble? Pharma and HMO lobbyists to the rescue”
“With Democrat Martha Coakley in trouble in the Massachusetts special election to fill Ted Kennedy’s seat, Democrats could lose vote No. 60 for President Obama’s health-care bill. In response, an army of lobbyists for drug companies, health insurance companies, and hospitals has teamed up to throw a high-dollar Capitol Hill fundraiser for Coakley next Tuesday night. The invitation is here.
Of the 22 names on the host committee–meaning they raised $10,000 or more for Coakley–17 are federally registered lobbyists, 15 of whom have health-care clients. Of the other five hosts, one is married to a lobbyist, one was a lobbyist in Pennsylvania, another is a lawyer at a lobbying firm, and another is a corporate CEO. Oh, and of course, there’s also the political action commitee for Boston Scientific Corporation.
All the leading drug companies have lobbyists on Coakley’s host committee: Pfizer, Merck, Amgen, Sanofi-Aventis, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Astra-Zeneca, and more. On the insurance side of things, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, HealthSouth, and United Health all are represented on the host committee.”
“Here are some of Coakley fundraiser hosts with some of their current health care clients:
Thomas Boggs, Patton Boggs: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Chuck Brain, Capitol Hill Strategies: Amgen, BIO, Merck, PhRMA
Susan Brophy, Glover Park Group: Blue Cross, Pfizer
Steven Champlin, Duberstein Group: AHIP, Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis
Licy Do Canto, Raben Group: Amgen
Gerald Cassidy, Cassidy & Associates: U. Mass Memorial Health Care
David Castagnetti, Mehlman, Vogel, Castagnetti: Abbot Labs, AHIP, Astra-Zenaca, General Electric, Humana, Merck, PhRMA.
Steven Elmendorf, Elmendorf Strategies: Medicines Company, PhRMA, United Health
Shannon Finley, Capitol Counsel: Amgen, Astra-Zeneca, Blue Cross, GE, PhRMA, Sanofi-Aventis.
Heather Podesta, Heather Podesta & Partners: Cigna, Eli Lilly, HealthSouth
Tony Podesta, Podesta Group: Amgen, GE, Merck, Novartis.
Robert Raben, Raben Group: Amgen, GE. ”
“Fox News Reports On Martha Coakley’s “Controversial” DC Fundraiser With Health Care Lobbyists”
“It won’t be the first time but Martha Coakley smeared Scott Brown tonight outside of her big Washington DC lobbyist fundraiser.
Martha Coakley is a smear merchant.
She already tried to tie Republican Scott Brown to Rush Limbaugh even though the two have never met.
Now tonight Martha Coakley tried to tie Scott Brown to “extreme right groups” who she says are pouring money into Massachusetts. She says this despite the fact that Brown raised over $1.3 million, mostly in small donations, in an online money bomb yesterday. And, she had the gall to say this outside of her Washington DC lobbyist fundraiser where 22 big-time lobbyists from drug, health care and insurance companies met tonight to help bail her campaign out.
Brian Maloney has more on Coakley’s big money fundraiser tonight.
As if Martha Coakleys support from the corrupt establishment wasnt already clear enough, now comes word that a coalition of sleazebag industry lobbyists have teamed up with Bay State Democrats for an eleventh-hour bailout of her faltering campaign.
Many of those involved in this hastily-organized rescue attempt have no Bay State ties, their only allegiance is to piggish K Street – Beltway lobbying firms.”
Why has Obama employed a legion of private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?…Citizen Wells and millions of Americans
Glenn Beck, you are a lucky man. We have been trying to figure out for over a year why you have avoided touching the Obama eligibility issues. It is now widely believed that the Saudi ownership of a large part of Fox is the main reason. If it were not for your being popular and consistently revealing the truth about Obama and his associates, you would be toast. Your recent insults of average, hard working, concerned Americans was unacceptable. We are giving you a chance to wake up and apologize. The following is an email recently sent to Glenn Beck. It is well written and well documented.
“A question of integrity
January 12, 2010
The following e-mail was sent to Glenn Beck on January 8, 2010.
Dear Mr Beck,
A colleague forwarded to me the following e-mail, received from you:
From: Glenn Beck
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 2:19 PM
Subject: Glenn returns fired up, ready to go
Just like the notorious ‘seminar callers’ Rush talks about, there is a new type of seminar caller out there trying to get on talk radio: the birther. Sure, there are plenty of idiots out there who actually think Barack Obama was not born in the United States and this is a way to get him impeached. But most reasonable people don’t believe that. It’s so ridiculous that it’s actually a good distraction for Obama, because it’s an easy win for him and distracts from the real issues. Is that why so many birthers seem to be on different talk shows lately? Glenn explains. ( Transcript, Insider Audio)”
It is both shocking and appalling, Mr Beck, that you would write, much less send, something like this. That you apparently did is making scores of Americans question not only your veracity but also your integrity.
There is no issue more important to this nation than the question of Also Known As (AKA) Obama’s eligibility to the office he holds.
If, as the evidence more than adequately indicates, AKA is not eligible to the office he holds, the United States Constitution is in great peril as is every right guaranteed the people of this nation under that document, including your right of free speech under the First Amendment. Whether AKA legitimately holds the office of president is of paramount importance to every issue you address regarding his Marxist agenda.
You refer to the people gravely concerned by what, by all indications, is an egregious breach of our Constitution, as “birthers.”
But I ask you, can you prove, beyond reasonable doubt, that AKA is eligible to the office he holds?
Have you seen AKA’s actual birth certificate issued at the time of his birth? Have you? Because, if you have, you are the only one, besides AKA, who has seen it.
AKA admits in his book, Dreams from my father, that he found his actual birth certificate among papers in his maternal grandparents home, in Hawaii, when he lived with them. That being the case, Mr Beck, why the need to produce a laser printed document? Why not simply produce his actual birth certificate as John McCain did when his eligibility was questioned?
But we have seen the pictures of the Certification of Live Birth? That we have. And you know what, Mr Beck, they prove absolutely nothing. “Here officer, let me show you the picture I have of my drivers’ license; it is no doubt just as acceptable as my actual drivers’ license!”
I have to ask, have you actually seen the Certification of Live Birth that AKA has claimed is his birth certificate? No, I don’t mean pictures, I mean the actual document? If you haven’t, then how do you know it’s legit? In the day and age of PhotoShop, how do you know it wasn’t forged, especially in light of the fact that the digital files behind all those pictures on the internet show the pictures have been altered?
Don’t you find it rather odd that AKA has spent close to $2 million trying to keep his actual birth certificate, which he has, concealed while John McCain, when the question of eligibility arose, whipped his out for any and all to look at?
You’ve “spent minutes pondering that question”? Really? Does that have more to do with mental acuity or does it have more to do with the clown persona you seem to like to exude?
You have been quoted as saying that you believe those requesting that AKA produce his actual birth certificate are discrediting themselves. Really? On what do you base your assertion?
Do you base it on the fact that AKA has admitted he was a dual citizen at birth? A dual citizen is not natural-born. A natural born citizen is born of two American parents on American soil, a fact which AKA acknowledged when he became a co-sponsor of SR 511, passed by the Senate, and providing a “sense” of the Senate regarding John McCain’s eligibility.
While AKA may have been born on American soil, his father was a British subject. He is not natural-born and is not, therefore, eligible to the office of president under Article II, Section 1, Clause 5, United States Constitution.
What about that do you find so hard to comprehend?
That, above and beyond all your clueless comments and accusations, is the crux of the situation.
But there is more that does play into this matter beyond the dual citizenship. While it secondary to the fact of dual citizenship and ineligibility to the office of president, it is relevant to the matter.
How do you address the fact that when AKA claims he was born, there was a law in effect, in Hawaii, which allowed for the birth registration of foreign-born children? That law was not repealed until 1972. What this means, Mr Beck, is that until said time as AKA’s actual birth certificate, which he has, is produced and examined, where he was actually born is up for grabs. The claim that he was born in Honolulu, in the face of that law, means nothing.
If he was born outside the United States, there is no question that he is not eligible.
So, please, tell us on what you base your assertion? Or is the case more that you don’t want to be bothered by the facts?
You assert that AKA is an American. He may be an American but that does not equate to being natural born. But then, there has been no proof presented that he is an American, so your assertion is not based on fact.
There is yet more.
In Ann Soetoro v Lolo Soetoro, filed August 1980 when AKA was 19, it is stated that AKA is a “dependent [of the respondent, Lolo Soetoro] for the purposes of education.” How is it possible for AKA to be considered a legal dependent of Lolo Soetoro absent AKA being legally adopted by Lolo Soetoro? You are aware, are you not, of the registration of AKA at the Fransiskus Assisi Primary School in Jakarta, listing his name as Barry Soetoro and his citizenship as Indonesian? That registration is dated January 1, 1967.
Was AKA, at the age of 19, named as a dependent of Lolo Soetoro for the purposes of education, so he could obtain, as an Indonesian citizen, foreign student scholarships to Occidental? Is that why his Occidental records, Columbia records and Harvard records have all been sealed?
And this leads to another question.
If ever eligible to do so, where are the legal documents wherein AKA reclaimed his American citizenship at age 18, one year before he was listed as a dependent of Lolo Soetoro in the Soetoro divorce papers? Have you seen the legal documents where AKA reclaims his American citizenship? If you have, you would be the first because no one else has.
AKA pledged, while campaigning, to be transparent. That being the case, Mr Beck, why has AKA, as no other president before him, sealed every record that would divulge his past? If AKA has nothing to worry about, has nothing to hide, why has he deliberately sealed his past from public view?
You have claimed those who have addressed the eligibility issue are a bunch of “idiots” hatched by the AKA camp to sideline more important issues.
If there is an “idiot,” it’s definitely not those you erroneously call “birthers.”
There is no issue more important to the very documents on which this nation was founded, than the question of AKA’s eligibility to the office of president. If he is not our legitimate president, then every bill, every executive order, ever document he has signed is null and void, including the money appropriated to bail out his Wall Street buddies and benefactors.
And if he is not eligible to the office of president, a constitutional crisis exists.
You claim to stand for the Constitution. You rail against graft and corruption; against dishonesty in government; against the bureaucracy that spins the truth. Yet you believe that somehow, through all of that, and in the face of the evidence, the sealing of documents, the hiding of records, the scrubbing bubbles being applied to the internet to cleanse it of anything remotely connected to his past, that he is somehow telling the truth.
Are you really so naïve?
In the end, your vitriol aimed at those concerned that our constitution is being shredded really says more about you than about those you take aim at. If there is anyone doing the bidding of the AKA camp, it isn’t those concerned about a man sitting in the Oval Office, occupying the White House, who does so in violation of the United States Constitution, placing this nation in peril and endangering the rights of every American, you included.
If there is one issue that is more important than any other, it is the issue of AKA’s eligibility to the office he holds.
Only those augmenting AKA’s Marxist agenda are complicit in keeping the eligibility issue pushed under the rug.
Note: As of this posting, Glenn Beck has not responded; not that I expected he would. Has Glenn Beck been threatened if he speaks on the eligibility issue as other radio and television personalities have apparently been threatened? It would stand to reason that he has. It also stands to reason that the almighty dollar is much more important to Glenn Beck than what is right. And therein lies the problem most true patriots have with those who purport themselves to be leaders in the cause of liberty.
Postscript: The issue of the two social security numbers known to have been used by AKA, one issued in Connecticut, the other in Michigan, also play into the equation. If AKA is a legal citizen, why would he need to use social security numbers not issued to him?”