Friday, January 17, 2014

Our Continuing Decline

After 6 years of Obama in office and liberal progressives pushing a nonsensical agenda things continue to look bleak for the American labor market.

U.S. economic conditions in 2014 continue to languish, as millions of Americans remain jobless. Seven economic facts underscore America’s increasingly dire economic outlook.
1. A Record 91.8 Million Americans Are No Longer in the Workforce
The latest Labor Department figures reveal that a record 91.8 million Americans are no longer in the U.S. labor force. To be included in the Labor Department's calculations for this statistic, a person must be 16 years or older, a civilian, not in an institution (such as prison), and someone who has not looked for a job in the last four weeks.
Minorities have been hit especially hard. As Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research noted to PBS, last month’s jobs report also saw “the lowest rate of labor force participation among African-American men since we have kept that count. So that was really striking.”
According to the U.S. Census, 317 million people live in the United States.
2. Since Jan. 2009, the Number of Jobless Working-Age Americans Has Risen 9.6 Million People~snip~
Read it and weep. In a very short time we've gone from "hope and change" to desperation and despair with 3 more miserable years of this presidency to go.
To many Americans are buying the progressive lie that income inequality is caused by the rich and for some reason can't see the truth that the Obama regime has squashed opportunity at every turn in order to create dependency.
All to hold onto power in Washington.

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