Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Truth With The Unemployment Numbers

The Obama administration and the left in general are talking about how wonderful it is that unemployment has fallen to "6.7%". This number is down exponentially from where it was at 7.9% this time last year. That big drip sounds wonderful except for the fact that it's completely misleading.

The left likes to believe that the reason unemployment numbers fall are because more and more people are going back to work. That's simply not the case.

The truth is that more people are dropping out of the workforce than are gaining employment. According to Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions: "Today’s jobs report underscores a deeper problem facing our economy: a large and growing block of people who are chronically jobless and completely outside the workforce. In December, the economy added only 74,000 jobs – not nearly enough to keep up with population growth –and 347,000 left the workforce. That means for every one job added, nearly 5 people left the workforce entirely. There are now nearly 92 million Americans outside the workforce, resulting in the lowest participation rate in 36 years."

So while the official unemployment numbers continue to go down so do the number of people still looking for a job. The White House won't give you this information because it's an inconvenient truth. More and more people in this country are dependent on the government for a living - which is what Democrats want anyway.

Sessions goes on: "We must help people move off of welfare, off of unemployment, and into good-paying jobs that can support a family. More tax, spend, borrow and regulate will only produce more joblessness, dependency and debt. Instead, we need more American energy, streamlined taxes and regulations, a leaner and less wasteful government, better trade and immigration enforcement, and a reformed welfare system that helps struggling Americans realize the dream of financial independence."

"What's the Republican plan?" the Democrats will cry. How about giving small businesses a better shot at success by getting rid of Obamacare, which will (if Obama ever stops illegally delaying it) force them to provide insurance coverage for full time employees or pay a fine...  excuse me - a tax... to the government? How about not raising the minimum wage to a level where it will cause small businesses to actually fire people because they can't make payroll? How about doing what far-left liberal loon Mario Cuomo is doing in New York and dismissing taxes for new businesses?

There are things that can be done. The Obama administration isn't interested in doing them because it just doesn't fit into their plan of increased government dependence and wealth redistribution. So how about we just get rid of Obama...?

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