‘Peddling Fiction?’ Fact: Obama’s Economy Numbers WORST Since 1932!

During his final State of the Union Address on Tuesday, amidst his unseemly campaign politicking in a year where he is ineligible for reelection, President Obama sniped at Republicans and touted supposed economic successes that have occurred under his stewardship. He even insisted that anyone “claiming that America’s economy is in decline is peddling fiction.” To hear Obama speak of supposed economic success is hardly surprising; the president has long kept his own counsel and obliged Read more […]

Gun Control Ranked 19th in Poll of America’s Important Problems

If you pay any attention to Barack Obama, you would believe that the number one problem facing America was gun violence and the need for more gun control laws. Enacting stricter anti-Second Amendment executive orders appear to be more important to Obama than fixing a broken federal government system, economy, jobs and even terrorism. However, that’s not what the American people believe to be the most important problem that needs to be addressed. Gallup looked at what Americans mentioned as Read more […]

Record 94 Million People No Longer Looking for Jobs

A record 94,031,000 Americans were not in the American labor force last month — 261,000 more than July — and the labor force participation rate stayed stuck at 62.6 percent, a 38-year low, for a third straight month in August, the Labor Department reported on Friday, as the nation heads into the Labor Day weekend. The number of Americans not in the labor force has continued to rise, partly because of retiring baby-boomers and fewer workers entering the workforce. In August, according to Read more […]

Why Work?: Labor Participation Rate Takes Another Record Plunge

A record 93,770,000 Americans were not in the American labor force last month, and the labor force participation rate remained at 62.6 percent, exactly where it was in June — a 38-year low, the Labor Department reported on Friday. In 1975, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics began keeping such records, 58,627,000 Americans were not in the labor force, and the number has grown steadily since then, breaking the 80-million mark at the end of George W. Bush’s presidency; and the 90-million mark in Read more […]

Illegal Immigrants Outnumber Unemployed Americans

The number of illegal immigrants in the United States totaled 11.3 million in 2014, outnumbering the 9.6 million Americans who were unemployed in the same year, according to data from Pew Research Center and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). “An estimated 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the U.S. in 2014,” says a Pew report. “The new unauthorized immigrant total includes people who cross the border illegally as well as those who arrive with legal visas and remain in the Read more […]

Record 93,626,000 Americans Would Rather Stay Home Than Work!

A record 93,626,000 Americans 16 or older did not participate in the nation’s labor force in June, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 62.6 percent, a 38-year low, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In June, according to BLS, the nation’s civilian noninstitutional population, consisting of all people 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution, hit 250,663,000. Of those, 157,037,000 participated in the labor force by either holding a job or actively seeking Read more […]

Why You Shouldn’t Believe the ‘Unemployment Rate’ Claimed by Government

So, the government tells us the unemployment rate is just over 5%. These are the same people who told you “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”… that the attack on the Libyan embassy was a “spontaneous protest of an Internet video” no one saw… bureaucrats who claim the cost-of-living is lower because you can substitute cat food for steak (hedonics), and that there has been no price inflation, therefore they don’t have to increase government checks for those dependent Read more […]

Labor Union Admits Union ‘Fight for $15′ Campaign Will Kill Jobs

A win for labor unions in their “Fight for $15″ campaign will mean some workers lose their jobs, a construction union said last week. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 570 in Phoenix admitted “some people” will “lose their jobs” if the mandatory minimum wage is hiked to $15 an hour as union bosses demand.

Average Age Of A Minimum Wage Worker In America Is 36

Did you know that 89 percent of all minimum wage workers in the United States are not teens? At this point, the average age of a minimum wage worker in this country is 36, and 56 percent of them are women. Millions upon millions of Americans are working as hard as they can (often that means two or three jobs), and yet despite all of their hard work they still find themselves mired in poverty. One of the big reasons for this is that we have created two classes of workers in the United States. “Full-time Read more […]

Is the Labor Department Lying About Unemployment?

Anyone who is actually on the ground trying to find a job knows that the American job market is bleak. But the statistics coming from the Labor Department (with the help of the Census Bureau) are not quite as dismal as reality: This Friday, the Labor Department will announce job growth and the unemployment rate for April and — drum roll, please — it probably won’t look as ugly as the GDP. That’s because Labor uses trick statistics when it gives a picture of the springtime job market. Read more […]

No, Harry Reid, Crushing Poverty Does Not Cause Violence

Harry Reid thinks crushing poverty explains the violence of the riots—though he is quick to say he does not condone the violence. Before I explain how wrong he is, let me first thank Harry Reid for bringing up justice reform as a bipartisan issue. The Daily Caller reports that he did so: So instead of turning a blind eye, let’s work together and take this problem seriously. There is bipartisan work being done on criminal justice reform and that is a good start. For once, Reid is absolutely Read more […]

Americans ‘Not in Labor Force’ Reaches Record High

Even though more and more Americans are falling out of the labor force, the unemployment figure the government uses to make it look like the economy is the best it’s ever been, remained unchanged from the month prior. CNS News reported: The number of Americans 16 years and older who did not participate in the labor force–meaning they neither had a job nor actively sought one in the last four weeks–rose from 92,898,000 in February to 93,175,000 in March, according to data released today by Read more […]