Jobs report reveals Obama failure

January 10, 2014, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens issued the following statement on December’s job numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Another half a million people dropped out of the American labor force in December.  You can ignore every other statistic and spin coming out of this Administration about the job market, this is the only […]

Is it time to end long-term unemployment benefits?

By Robert Romano On Jan. 7, the U.S. Senate voted to proceed to legislation that would extend long-term unemployment benefits for another three months, at a cost of $6.4 billion to taxpayers. Supplying the votes necessary to help Senate Democrats get to the 60 vote threshold needed were six Senate Republicans: Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Susan Collins (Maine), […]

7 percent unemployment… happy days are here again, right?

By Nathan Mehrens Even with winter storms sweeping across the nation the economic news from Washington D.C. is coming up roses, with the U.S. economy creating more than 200,000 new jobs in November for the second straight month and the national unemployment rate dropping to 7 percent — a five-year low. “Happy days here again,” right? Let’s not get ahead […]

Unemployment rate is meaningless

By Rick Manning The headlines read that the unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest point since Obama took office. This is a case where a headline can be 100 percent true and completely wrong in its implications. If the unemployment rate drop from 7.3 percent down to 7 percent is actually meaningful, the Federal Reserve should immediately end its […]

Was Jack Welch right? Whistleblower alleges Obama administration cooking jobs data

By Robert Romano Jack Welch might have been right all along. An anonymous whistleblower in a New York Post column by John Crudele is alleging  that unemployment jobs data in the current population survey conducted by the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics was manipulated in 2012 to help Barack Obama get reelected. According to the source, specifically, […]

53 percent of young adults give up on American dream

By Robert Romano Since 2009, the civilian non-institutional population 25 to 64 years old has increased by 4.01 million as of September 2013, according to data compiled from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Almost half of them, more than 1.6 million, are between the ages of 25 and 34, but there’s a big problem. Only 47 percent, or 779,000 of […]

A permanent underclass

By Robert Romano Since 2009, the working age population has increased by 11.4 million people, and yet, in all that time, only 2.15 million of them have found jobs. The rest of them, more than 8 out of 10, are not officially unemployed, according to data compiled by federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. They never technically entered the labor […]

10.09.2013 in Economy, Featured, Jobs/Unemployment by Tom Toth 3

The new vicious cycle of student loan debt

By Tom Toth Generally, the idea of going to college is not to just get a job but to begin a career. School loans are assumed to be worth the investment because of all the businesses waiting to accept entry-level graduates into their companies with open arms offering salaries, health, eye, dental, and Christmas bonuses. Of course, these assumptions were […]

Government shutdown: Deciding What’s Best for Young Americans

By Tom Toth Young Americans seem to have been saddled with a raw deal. If you’ve recently graduated from college or soon plan to, you may not even remember the political debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Whether you do or not, few of us following the conversation of socialized healthcare in 2010 could have imagined […]

10.07.2013 in Congress, Economy, Featured, Jobs/Unemployment by Rick Manning 1

Government’s big fear: What if no one notices we are gone?

By Rick Manning The official federal government report on the nation’s Employment Situation didn’t happen on Friday, and nobody seemed to miss it. Economists and others referenced a payroll report released by the paycheck processing company ADP earlier in the week that showed that the private sector had grown by 166,000 jobs. The Gallup Company found that the unemployment rate […]

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