“The compromise package of $789 billion will create or save 3.5 million jobs over the next two years.”
SOURCE: Statement contained in the February 17th, 2009, White House press briefing
“Payroll employment declined by 598,000 in January, bringing the total job loss since the recession began in December 2007 to 3.6 million. This is the largest 13-month job loss since the payroll employment series began in 1939.”
SOURCE: The Press Office Statement on January Employment Numbers from Christina D. Romer, Chair, President’s Council of Economic Advisers
“Today we learned that our economy lost another 651,000 jobs in February, bringing the unemployment rate to 8.1 percent. 4.4 million Americans have now lost their jobs since this recession began.”
SOURCE: The Press Office Statement by the Secretary Of Labor Regarding the Monthly Employment Situation Report, by Secretary Hilda L. Solis
The source of the information given below comes from the monthly report on economic indicators for April, 2009. This report was prepared for the 111th U.S. Congress by the Joint Economic Committee by the Council of Economic Advisers. For the sake of comparison I have thrown in the last two months of the Bush Administration and it should be noted that the report shows that when Bush first entered office the unemployment rate was at 4.7 and grew to an overall increase of 2.5 in a slow and gradual increase spread out across his two terms of office to a high of 7.2 indicated for December 2008 as shown below. Since Obama first entered office in January, 2009 the unemployment rate has shot up from 7.6 to 8.9 indicating a 1.3 overall increase in a brief period of les than four months. If the unemployment rate continues to accelerate at a rate of 1.3% every quarter over the maximum two terms of office than Obama can serve, we can expect that, by the time he leaves office, the unemployment rate in the United States will be somewhere around 46.1% and nearly half the population of the country will be without jobs.
In November 2008, there were 10,476,000 people unemployed and the unemployment rate was 6.8 In December 2008, there were 11,108,000 people unemployed and the unemployment rate was 7.2
In January 2009, there were 11,616,000 people unemployed and the unemployment rate was 7.6
In February 2009, there were 12,467,000 people unemployed and the unemployment rate was 8.2
In March 2009, there were 13,161,000 people unemployed and the unemployment rate was 8.5
In April 2009, there were 13,724,000 people unemployed and the unemployment rate was 8.9
The reports from the Joint Economic Committee by the Council of Economic Advisers for June have not been released but the current unemployment rate has been approximated at 10.5%. The simple fact is that nobody cares who is at fault for any of this, the American president does not create jobs, they are created by business and a healthy business climate creates more jobs than political rhetoric. When the government attacks large corporations and big businesses they are attacking the American people who depend on large corporations and big businesses for employment and income. When the government does not enforce border security they allow illegal aliens to come here and take jobs needed by the American people. Immigration enforcement is not discrimination, its law enforcement and enforcing the laws that protect American citizens is a benefit to all of us as well as to the nation.
In case there is someone out there who isn’t aware of it, George Bush is no longer the President of the U.S., the responsibility for the state of this nation’s affairs now rests with Barack Obama, so he should quit blaming Bush and get his act together, or shut up and get out of the way so somebody else can fix the problems correctly.
“We have to make sure that there’s a verification system to find out whether somebody is legally able to work here or not. But we have to make sure that that verification system does not discriminate just because you’ve got a Hispanic last name”
Barack Obama at Costa Mesa Town Hall meeting – Costa Mesa, California
March 18, 2009
Barack Obama has consistently harped about job creation during his numerous speeches, but while he is talking the number of America’s legal residents getting laid off increases dramatically and the number of illegal aliens employed by American companies continues to climb. Obama has repeatedly stated that securing the nation’s borders is an important priority and he has repeatedly promised to increase the use of the E-Verify program to identify and punish employers hiring illegal aliens. If he actually did as he has repeatedly promised the companies now hiring illegal aliens would decrease and the number of jobs available to the legal residents of this country would increase. The unemployed legal residents of this nation are becoming desperate. They cannot pay their bills or feed their families and increasing numbers are being forced out of their homes by foreclosure. American citizens with advanced academic degrees, individuals qualified for positions with law firms, and graduates with a Master’s degree and PhD’s are jumping at the opportunity to fill low-paying positions as secretaries, analysts, retail sales and low-skilled laborers. Unfortunately the opportunity for them to fill even the low end jobs are limited because Obama has put off the full implementation of the E-Verify program four times already and there is no telling if it will ever be fully implemented. Furthermore, with the U.S. Congress becoming more and more vocal about immigration reform and amnesty, the full implementation of the E-Verify program might end up getting dumped altogether as congress legitimizes the approximate 20 million illegal aliens now in this country and reforms out current immigration laws to allow for then next 20 million behind them.
Currently the E-Verify program is the only tool available. It may not be perfect but it does work very well and the ridiculously small numbers of errors made are avoidable and represent a small problem that is well worth the cost of making the jobs now taken by this nation’s 20 million illegal aliens, available to American citizens now facing financial disaster. The program should be immediately implemented nationwide and made mandatory for every company regardless of size. Data errors are not systematic efforts to discriminate, they are data errors, plain and simple, the computers don’t know what color a person might be, it only knows that the data doesn’t jive and it reports the facts based on the information fed into it. Further delay is unacceptable and as Obama has been known to say in the past, “We can’t let the perfect become the enemy of the good.” The E-Verify program works – implement it and fix the little problems later.
The United States government was designed as a form of government whose authority comes from the American people it serves, however, instead of serving the best interests of the American people our Washington DC politicians are serving their own agenda and the beneficiary of what little they do is the highest bidder among the special interest groups filling their campaign treasuries.
Every fractional graduation of the broadcast spectrum, whether it be radio, television, satellite, cable or microwave is controlled by one or agencies of the United States Government. Beyond the Internet, every aspect of public communication is subject to government regulation, permitting requirements and the ever increasing pressure of censors who are all to willing to overlook pornography but are highly sensitive to anything that might be even remotely considered as being politically incorrect as defined by the cognoscenti of modern liberal orthodoxy. The American people are informed only to the degree and nature deemed appropriate while sweeping changes, legislative actions, foreign policy modifications and trade deals are proposed, debated, rejected, passed, implemented and modified in countless ways behind the secrecy of closed doors and we the people, the very people from whom our government derives its authority to act, are told nothing and remain largely ignorant. The primary pursuit of government officials in the United States today is to keep the American people entertained and distracted by a never-ending supply of extravagant “vitally important” issues while our formerly inalienable rights and freedoms are systematically stripped away, the free market democracy is dismantled and the entire system of government it transformed into a socialist tyranny capable of controlling every aspect of modern life. It is evidently the determination of the controlling power that the best way to achieve that ultimate goal is to make life in America so difficult that the American people willingly welcome any proposal that offers the slightest degree of hope for beneficial change. Informed people will resist changes to ease government inflicted hardships and would fight to change the government officials responsible for their suffering. Uniformed people will tend to see their suffering as the result of circumstances beyond their control and beyond the control of their government. They will be more inclined to accept any hope offered even if that hope is false and the change brings on greater adversity.
Immigration reform and amnesty are being sold by the current crop of politicians as an economic and moral necessity, the only viable solution to a pressing problem of great importance to the American people. The actual problem is the creation of a U.S. government whose refusal to enforce the immigration laws that were enacted to protect our nation from being inundated with illiterate, criminally inclined, free-loaders with few redeeming values has allowed more than 20 million illegal invaders the ability to come here, take our jobs, purchase the homes we are being forced out of and victimize the American people who are easy prey to foreign predators. The government’s proposed solution is to legalize the presence of these invaders and make it easier for others like them to enter the country and we are being told by most politicians and every newspaper and television new show that it is the right and moral thing to do, and as American, it is our obligation. The fact that it will increase every legal resident’s tax burden, sharply increase the crime rate and further erode the American way of life is not a subject that we will hear much, if anything, about. Those facts are entirely evident and yet that information is not being relayed to the American people because it might muddy the water and make the government’s goal harder to attain.
The union officials, the Parent Teacher Associations and all the other special interest groups out there are fighting for political power in Washington DC, they are not fighting for you. In the short term you might gain some small benefit but in the long term you lose everything because you’re not thinking about the long term consequences of the short term solutions they offer. When you lose your job, your kids are going hungry and the U.S. Marshalls are nailing an eviction notice to your front door, the union won’t be there to help you and the PTA won’t be rushing to your side. The government will do nothing for you when your foreclosed home is sold off to some illegal alien for less than half what you paid for it and you will be lucky to have a shopping cart to push your stuff around in if you have anything left at all. Believe it or not, that is all part of the grand plan that you voted for when you bought into “Change” without asking for details.
Wake up America! Pull your head out of your ass and look around you. Instead of sitting on that sway-backed couch staring at the simple-minded garbage the television broadcast networks are using to deaden your brains get up and go outside, drive to the drugstore, the market, count the people who pay for their food with the government subsidized allowance cards that you don’t qualify for, and all else, look at what is going on around you. Go sit in an emergency room some Friday night and see who comes through the door to get stiched up without any insurance. Go drive through the slums and see for yourself who lives there. You should be interested enough to find out since you are paying for most of them to be here. Quit accepting lies and start demanding the truth in every minute detail. Go outside and take a hard look at what the most powerful nation the planet has ever known has become, and consider what it could be if you quit paying attention to the nightly propaganda broadcasts of government sponsored lies and actually started thinking about the consequences of the repeatedly voting for the same bunch of self-serving jackasses you’ve already voted for in the past. Instead of letting other people tell you what to think based on their agenda and the political needs of whoever they represent, try thinking about the implications for you, your family, your future, the future of your children and your nation. Instead of voting for everyone listed on the union leaflet or the PTA circular, vote against them, because they are the candidates that have got us to where we are, and they are the future politicians who will deliver us to the Hell that the future holds in store for you and your kids. Think for yourself, it’s not all that painful, throw a brick through the television screen and chuck it in the trash where it belongs; you might save yourself a ton of grief in the process.
illegal aliens, amnesty, E-Verify, immigration reform, special interests, Barack Obama, George Bush, taxes, change, Democratic Party, news media, Unemployment
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