Gingrich is the man for the presidency. The lamestream media now including RINO Romney, is trashing Newt for "historical" baggage. All politicians have baggage if we dig deep enough, but the lamestream/left socialists won't expose democrats, they love the big zero/Obama. Newt has made his mark with his "Contract with America," a contract he fulfilled that no other politician can match. He is a true conservative. He also now has the support of the Palin family and Rick Perry, Chuck Norris, JC Watts, and former Sen. Fred Thompson. Newts daughters also wrote to ABC about the Brian Ross interview with their mother and said it was a mean and nasty move right before a primary, which Gingrich won anyway. We need this man to bring back our country into prosperity. Look at Iraq when the troops were brought home, the Iranians will take over and the violence has started again and is worsening. And it will happen in Afghanistan as well once the troops come back. We can all blame Obama for that and all the soldiers lost or maimed was all in vain. Gingrich also asked Romney to stop the attack ads and he refused. Why are the American people supporting Romney RINO? Gingrich/West or Gingrich/Rubio would be a win/win ticket.
However, I will vote for anyone who runs against the Obama regime.
I just wish that the candidates would stop slamming each other and focus on the multitude of failures by Obama, he has ruined US and we are on the brink of bankruptcy.
The actual numbers are scary. Both Heritage and Cato have good pieces that show the decline in the number of working adults over that last decade. I believe though, this is the way he's going to try to win the election.
Aren't you a statistician? I am, and my figures agree with yours. Maybe we should work for the Bureau of Statistics. Nah!
Bless you lady! Unless you reveal the real truth, there are those who will lie, like Obama. Your solution, I don't know. My solution was personal. We still have the RS, at least for now. I do hope you took GB's advice. When I lost my career, I had 5 years supply of food. I still count every penny.
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Obama is cookin' somethin', allright! Crack Rocks that is. Barack Hussein Obama is truly america's first cocaine president. Only someone hopped up on drugs would believe in universal health care for all, a phony stimulus & taxing everything that moves.
Yes. But to be fair, as a financial advisor who follows these things very closely, I have read many comments about the unemployment figures released today that are completely false. Either do your homework or be quiet. It's a complex matter. I don't believe the numbers are being cooked for Obama. That's smacks of paranoia. The numbers are ALWAYS being cooked no matter which party is in power or in the WH. The way the BLS calculates its figures is criminal (or should be). It is fraud.
Been out of work 2 years. Applied for over 500 jobs, gotten about 12 interviews during that time. I am educated, skilled and have a great work history. Last interview they got 400 resumes for one job. I have been applying for anything from factory work to my field of expertise. Levin is on the mark-Obama is full of it.
Even when those who have dropped off the rolls go back to looking for work, they won't be included in the unemployment number. It's only those who are eligible for benefits who are ever counted.
There in lies the proof of the pudding. If we had the real numbers, we could do the math. Ju gotta cook de numbers.
I guess you haven't noticed, it already happens at Ob's speeches. Even the media has to clap. Ob knows this, and shows it on his face, a kind of pained patience. If you still miss my point, look at old Hitler speeches, he has the same look.
At last! Thank you, Mark, for addressing what I have been complaining about from day one, of Obama. My field is stats. The first day, he made public he was changing unemployment stats methods. So, unemployment stats have been inaccurate, his whole term. Nothing to compare them with. You cannot counter a lie with a lie. He might as well say, there is no unemployment. I had a boss like this, one time. If it goes right, it is his fault, if it goes wrong, it was my fault. This is Obama's legacy. If allowed, it will be used, again, over and over. There are statatics people who will lie for money. Always consider the source, when someone quotes stats. Obama has proved he is a liar, so, why quote him? Ever?
This should surprise no one. The entire concept of our modern government has devolved into the opinion that an inept proletariat must be guided and protected by a cabal of benevolent elites. This is the origination point of all leftist forms of government, but the GOP has been just as guilty of promoting it over the past couple decades. They all think we're too stupid to figure out what's really going on, so they will continue to lie as long as it is politically beneficial for them.
Great post sober! I am told many Tea Party members are supporting Romney but I find this hard to believe and can't find any endorsements for RomneyCare by them online. If you claim to be a Tea Party patriot and you are supporting Romney you should just shoot yourself in the head right now. I don't believe this to be true though.
I will be happy and ready to help lead the coming revolution if need be. I am well armed, locked and loaded.
The last stand against tyranny is an armed citizenry.
ObamaCare (if it isn't repealed) will be the death of our freedoms and liberties, as well as the end of our god given right to persue happiness for future generations. That was my point. I am aware of the fact that many things have contributed to our miserable current state of affairs.
It's the most dishonest number cheerlead by the media, I even saw Foxnews and Mitt Romney at the bottom of this pyramid cheering it on.. SMH
I disagree, Steve. I think it is just the same old number lie, Ob has been pushing since day one. If you lie about your birth, and family, what is left to betray?
Another good take on this from Santelli...
CNBC's Rick Santelli: You know what I said at 8:30 Eastern? We want a million jobs an hour. That's what we want. What we got looked like a good report. I said, 'Let's get the calculator out,' and I did. And so did a boatload of my sources and big blogs that many people read like Zero Hedge. The labor force participation rate, if you look at non-seasonally adjusted, a fresh low going back to April of '83. If you look at seasonally adjusted, a fresh low participation rate going back to December of '81. What does that mean in English? Shrinkage. Shrinkage. 1.2 million people are now not considered unemployed anymore. They just have left the system. So, we need to concentrate on the internals, and eventually we want to watch the fixed income market to see if some of this sets in as people do their ciphering.
Listen, if I talk about a stock that had a great report, but I don't point out the fact that there was a one-time tax credit that did it, am I doing my viewers a service or a disservice? Listen, when you look at the body counts on the establishment survey, we created jobs. That's a good thing. There's my perk. But I'm sorry, if you look at the other side, you look at the household survey, yes, we had this big seasonal adjustment. You can go to the BLS, you can see their economic release, you can see their situation summary. And we can see that 'not in labor force' moved from about 86.6 million to 87.8. There's your 1.2 million. And we do see the asterisk, there's been an adjustment on population. That's the way it goes. We make an adjustment. The last 12 months needed to be adjusted. It is what it is. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/02/03/santelli_12_million_fall_out_of_labor_force_as_participation_rate_hits_20-year_low.html
And where is Bill "Mr. Looking out for the folks" Oreilly? Or FOX news for that matter. I bet they haven't even mentioned this
The most frightening aspect of this is how many Americans will believe that unemployment is going down, instead of wondering about the fishy timing of this and wondering about what happened to all those people who just dropped off the radar. I have no doubts that over 50% of the public will believe this nonsense. Perhaps just enough to reelect Obama, thinking things are really improving. I never do underestimate the absolute stupidity of the average American voter. I hate to sound so pessimistic, but I guess I am. I don't trust the public anymore.
I hate to agree with you but I do 100%. That is how we have come to where we are now. The majority of people in the USA are brainwashed sheeple that don't think for them selves. I find that most are just lazy and don't care enough to do the research to be on the side of truth. The others are drones that believe in Socialism and want government to be the answer for every problem they think they have; behold the OWS cult groupies. I estimate about half of our population falls into these two groups. The Liberal - Socialist indoctrination / brainwashing has been going on for a long time now, it's all around us, and its effects are our biggest obstacle to getting our country back from the Marxist Criminals in our government.
The scariest thing is this, it is going to take time to repair the severe damage Obama has inflicted upon our nation. Will our US dollar and/or our economy collapse before we get this turned around? It is urgent that we win back the White House with a True Conservative. Romney will ensure our demise if he wins the nomination let alone the Presidency. There is no way RomneyCare will repeal or abolish ObamaCare and this one policy will destroy the nation, as we know it. Gingrich has pledged to repeal ObamaCare on day 1. Go Newt Go!
The damage has been in the making for decades. I'm sorry to offend the "greatest generation", but they helped bring America to this point of deterioration by electing social engineers like FDR. The generations before them put authoritarians like Wilson in power, and helped institute the federal income tax. It's a long trail of slacking off the defense of our rights. The effort required now to reverse course will be tremendous, but reverse we must, or our children will face worse oppression.
Obama's employment plan:
Cost: only $5,000,000,000,000.00
Benefit: 1.7% higher than Obama's pessimistic estimate for doing nothing.
Pretty good outcome by Obama standards.