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Happy Labor Day

Labor Day – Burgers, Brats and Bolshevism

In 1882 a couple of socialist cats named Matthew Maguire and Peter McGuire, both members of the Socialist Labor Party, proposed an official workers’ holiday in New York to be called “Labor Day.” Both men were also active in their respective labor unions, with Maguire belonging to the International Association of Machinists and Peter McGuire general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and co-founder of the American Federation of Labor. (Busy little pinkos, weren’t they?)
As the popularity of New York’s Labor Day gained momentum in urban centers across the U.S., President Grover Cleveland (yes, a Democrat) signed legislation in June of 1894 declaring Labor Day a national holiday to be held, like New York’s own, the first Monday of every September.
He was not re-elected.

Kudos to those who have managed to remain gainfully employed in spite of Exalted Ruler’s best efforts to draw deep divisions between the haves (them) and the have-nots (us). The press never mentions that the GDP has not seen 3% growth in the 8 years he’s been dismantling the country. Right now it’s growing at an anemic 1-1/2%. Not even during the depths of the Great Depression has economic growth been that slow. He crows about “56 straight months of job gains.” His economy adds 100,000 new minimum wage jobs while 400,000 good-paying full-time jobs disappear. His Obamacare mandates have played a huge role in reducing the work force as employers cut hours to avoid Dear Reader’s onerous taxes.

STILL, THE BAND PLAYED ON:
Labor Secretary: America Is Approaching Full Employment

Perez was asked on CNBC how he felt about the recently released jobs numbers, which showed the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent from July to August while 94,391,000 Americans are not participating in the labor force.

94,391,000 Americans Out of the Labor Force in August

The national unemployment rate also remained unchanged at 4.9 percent, as the United States economy added only 151,000 jobs.

THE ONLY SEGMENT OF THE ECONOMY THAT GREW WAS PUBLIC SERVICE JOBS — UNION CARD-CARRYING, DEMOCRAT SUPPORTING JOBS.

Record High Number of Foreign-Born Workers Employed in U.S.
Number of native-born workers declined over the month

Last month was the first time that the number of foreign-born workers exceeded 26 million. There were 25,984,000 foreign-born workers who had a job in July, and in August that number jumped to 26,134,000, an increase of 240,000.
According to the bureau, a foreign-born person is one who resides in the United States but who was born outside the country. Undocumented immigrants and refugees may be included in the data set, since the bureau does not distinguish between legal and illegal immigrants.
There were 126,453,000 native-born workers employed in July, and in August, that number dropped to 125,670,000, a one-month decline of 783,000.
The unemployment rate for foreign-born workers is also lower for foreign-born workers. In August, the unemployment rate was 4.4 percent for foreign-born workers and 5.1 percent for native-born workers.

Police Union Tells Chicago Cops To Avoid Overtime Over Labor Day Weekend, Spend Time With Their Families

The union says the move is meant to give officers more time with their families, but some critics see it as a way for police to make a point at the expense of the people living in violent neighborhoods.
LET THEM SHOOT EACH OTHER… THE MORE THE MERRIER.

Chicago Passes 2015 Murder Total With 4 Months Left In 2016
Chicago ticked past a pair of grim milestones as August passed into September. Chicago Police said 90 people were murdered in the city in August. A few hours into Sept. 1, the total number of murders in 2016 reached 469, exceeding the tally for all of last year.

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U.S. Economy Slowdown > Massive Job Losses

Jobless guy

“According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, U.S. firms announced 65,141 job cuts during April, which represented a massive 35 percent increase over the previous month. And so far this year overall, job cut announcements are running 24 percent higher than for the exact same period in 2015. Meanwhile, on Thursday we learned that initial claims for unemployment benefits shot up dramatically last week. In fact, the jump of 17,000 was the largest increase that we have seen in over a year. Of course the U.S. economy has been slowing down for quite a while now, and many have been wondering when we would begin to see that slowdown reflected in the employment numbers. Well, that day has now arrived.”

Read the rest @
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-next-employment-crisis-is-here-job-cuts-at-u-s-companies-jump-35-percent-in-april

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Obama: Worst Jobs President Ever

Obama points to the fact that unemployment dropped from 7.9% when he took office to 5% as of last month. But this is misleading in the extreme, since it ignores all those who want jobs, but who have given up looking because the economy is so bad.

Discouraged workers not unemployed

During Obama’s time in the White House, labor force participation dropped farther and faster than under any other administration.

OBAMA worst employment

Other statistics that show how horrific Obama’s economic leadership has truly been:

  • Percentage of families in which no one is employed = Up by 1.9%
  • Number of Americans living below the poverty line = Up by 3.5%
  • Number of Americans on food stamps = Up 13 million
  • Number of small businesses = Down by more than 6 million
  • The number of Americans who own homes = Down by 5.6%
  • Real median household income = Down by 2.3%

Obama welfare jobs

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GOP DEBATE: Cruz on illegal immigration

Cruz is exactly right.

VIDEO @ http://therightscoop.com/ted-cruz-kills-it-on-illegal-immigration-video/

Saying Republicans are anti-immigration is offensive. We’re pro-law abiding immigrants! Besides which, Mexico and most other countries have zero tolerance for illegals. Why should we be any different?

Immigration laws

Saying Republicans lack compassion is also offensive. IMO, Democrats are the hard-hearted ones for so blithely ignoring the suffering of the millions of Americans that their horrible economic policies have put out of work.

1984 - 2015 Dems don't create jobs

Illegals and Unemployment

Link to my History of Political Party Control in DC album, which gives easy-to-understand graphic illustrations for which parties held the Presidency, the Senate and the House in each session of Congress.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.286938824787666.1073741874.100004146523282&type=1&l=5f3305173f

Link to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Population app.
http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS12300000

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If you believe that Democrat policies are good for people …

… then explain why Detroit isn’t the greatest city on Earth.

Democrats and Detroit

CJ Pearson Dem party slavery

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TO THOSE STILL EMPLOYED, WE SALUTE YOU

“And also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.” –Ecclesiastes 3:13 ‪#‎HappyLaborDay‬

Since Barack Obama began his reign of terror, the food stamp ranks have swollen to 47 million. There are 93 million people not in the work force, the highest rate in 38 years. He has bragged about 200,000 new part-time low wage jobs in the same month that 400,000 better-paying full-time jobs disappear. Since those who have not found work and have run out of unemployment are not counted in the ginned-up unemployment numbers, he brags about a 4.7% unemployment rate when the true figure is in excess of 19%.

My last full time job was in 2011 when I worked as a transporter for Medicaid recipients until, as they do with all their small vendors, the state of Illinois forces them into bankruptcy by not paying them. They don’t even pay lottery winners, even though the money is supposed to be there. It was exactly one year between the business closing and my social security benefits to begin. I was fortunate to be close enough to early retirement that we survived. Millions of others are not so fortunate. There is no reason to believe that the situation will improve anytime soon.

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HERE ARE A FEW WORK-RELATED VIDEOS FOR YOU TO ENJOY ON YOUR DAY OFF.

AHHH,DISCO

I HAD TO THROW THIS ONE IN BECAUSE MY BAND PLAYED IT
I USED TO LOVE THE OLD DANCE SHOWS LIKE HULLABALOO, SHINDIG, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL,  AND OF COURSE, AMERICAN BANDSTAND.

funny-man-drinking-coffee

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Lying with statistics

I just read an article that claimed to show how Obama’s economy had out-performed Reagan’s … except it used apple/orange comparisons like dollar values, numbers of jobs created, and the unemployment rate.

I decided to see for myself how the Reagan and Obama economies compared by using an apple/apple statistic.

Reagan Recovery vs Obama Recovery

I think this clearly illustrates the value of Conservative over Liberal economic policies. Both presidents inherited failing economies, but President Reagan (R) implemented hard-line Conservative policies, while President Obama (D) implemented hard-line Liberal policies.  It’s very easy to see which one put more people back to work.

Source:
http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS12300000

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Babs should stick to singing

2015_04 Streisand lurves Obama

In Sept 2014, Streisand likened Obama to “gods” and “kings.”  A couple of weeks ago, she gave him credit for creating lots and lots of jobs, while blasting Republicans’ allegedly relentless opposition to his wonderful efforts to save American workers.

Uh, Babs, honey … REALITY CHECK!

2007 - 2015 Employment-population ratio

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