America, ever wonder our economic is a complete disaster, President Barack Obama is getting economic advice from Al Sharpton.
As reported at The Weekly Standard, Barack Obama met with Al Sharpton and other “African American leaders” to discuss the president’s “plan to strengthen the economy for the middle class. Hmm, just curious, doesn’t the middle class exists of more than just black people? I thought Obama said he was a president of all people? Just wondering if he was discussing a way to help the middle class, where B all the white folks? Um, Al Sharpton was invited why again? Obama’s stated the purpose of this meeting was to strengthen the economy for the middle class and continue to build ladders of opportunity. Because Al Sharpton is always the first person who comes to mind regarding strengthen the economy and building ladders. Race-baiting yes, regarding strengthen the economy and building ladders, NO!
Imagine any president getting advice from this fool
Barack Obama met with Al Sharpton and other “African American leaders” to discuss the president’s “plan to strengthen the economy for the middle class and continue to build ladders of opportunity for those striving to get there,” according to the White House.
Participants in the meeting included:
• Melanie Campbell, President, National Coalition of Black Civic Participation • Ralph Everett, President, Joint Center for Economic and Political Studies • Wade Henderson, President, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights • Ben Jealous, President, National Association of the Advancement of Colored People • Avis Jones-DeWeever, Executive Director, National Council of Negro Women • Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks, Executive Director, National Black Justice Coalition • Al Sharpton, Founder and President of National Action Network • Rev Derrick Harkins, 19th Street Baptist Church • Judith Browne Dianis, Co-Director, Advancement Project
Is it any wonder why job growth is anemic, record number of Americans are on food stamp and the work participation rate is near an all-time low. The dirty little secret that the MSM refuses to report is that the unemployment rate for black males and females is higher today than it was when Barack Obama took office.
At the end of January 2009, 12.7 percent of African-Americans were unemployed. Four years later, January 2013, the situation was worse, with unemployment higher at 13.8 percent.
Further, an additional 1.2 million African-Americans had left the workforce entirely during the same time period, with the number of those reported as not in the workforce rising from 10.3 million in January 2009 to 11.5 million in January 2013.
UK Telegraph gets it Right: So Why Does President Obama keeps the MSM at a Distance … Because Playing Golf with Tiger Woods Doesn’t Look Good with 12 Million Americans Unemployed & a $16 Trillion Debt
Why does it take a media outlet outside the United States to get it right when it comes to Barack Obama?
From the UK Telegraph comes the following explanation as to why President Barack Obama kept the press away while he played golf with Tiger Woods over this past President’s Day weekend. Maybe it is because Barack Obama and his handlers hardly want the images of a 1% president playing golf and living the life of Riley while 12 million individuals are unemployed, a $16 trillion debt, gas prices at record highs, record number of Americans on food stamps and a jobs market that continues to flounder. All this while
President Emperor Obama golfs plays the fiddle. The Politico reports that W.H. press corps expressed ’Extreme frustration’ over ‘having absolutely no access’ to Obama. However, one would ask of the W.H. press corps that when you do have access, why don’t you actually ask tough questions and hold this president and his failed polices to the fire rather than the softball questions and acting as his propaganda machine?
Shhh, don’t tell anyone that I am really more of an elitist 1% than Mitt Romney ever was …
Isn’t it amazing that the only time that Barack Obama took time off from golfing was to run for reelection. Says a lot about the individual on this President’s Day, doesn’t it? Where are the MSM outlets reporting that story? It is quite amazing that Obama does nothing but divide Americans with class warfare is actually part of the very people he wants those who vote for him to hate.
Barack Obama has kept the press well away this President’s Day (Washington’s Birthday) weekend (hat tip: Drudge Report) as he golfs with Tiger Woods in Florida. As Politico’s Dylan Byers writes:
Ed Henry, the Fox News correspondent and president of the White House Correspondents Association, released a statement Sunday evening in which he said the press corps had been given no access to the president, who was joined on his outing by star golfer Tiger Woods, and that the WHCA would fight for greater transparency in the days ahead.
“Speaking on behalf of the White House Correspondents Association, I can say a broad cross section of our members from print, radio, online and TV have today expressed extreme frustration to me about having absolutely no access to the President of the United States this entire weekend,” Henry said in a statement, relayed in a White House pool report. “There is a very simple but important principle we will continue to fight for today and in the days ahead: transparency.”
EXIT QUESTION: For the 99%, how many of you would be going mental if Mitt Romney had been taking yet another vacation on the tax payers dime with all of the dismal economic conditions presently going on in America? How come you do not hold Obama’s feet to the fire? You have a 1% president in office and you are too embarrassed and hypocritical to admit it.
This wasn’t the first time Woods and Obama golfed. Remember this classic ‘Golf Digest’ cover … “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Eman”.
The Barack Obama Kiss of Death Continues: Iconic DC Burger Restaurant Goes Bye, Bye …Ray’s Hell Burger Shuts Down Two Locations
When will these people ever learn, have Barack Obama frequent your business and suffer the Obama “kiss of death”. Ray’s Hell-Burger and its sister restaurant, Ray’s Hell-Burger Too, are closing their doors forever. The burger joints, who have been frequented by the likes of President Barack Obama and Joe Biden, are closing up shop for failure to pay rent. The iconic DC burger restaurants came to even greater prominence in 2009 when both Obama and Biden, two average Joe’s came to the burger joint for some non-approved Michelle Obama burgers. Add another two businesses and their employees to the long list of Obama’s reverse job recovery. Get ready to add some more to the Obama unemployment list.
One of the D.C. area’s iconic burger joints is no more. Ray’s Hell-Burger, where the likes of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and the Russian president have gone for a juicy burger, has been shut down after failing to pay its rent. Arlington County General District Court on Feb. 8 served an eviction notice to the restaurant, located in the Colonial Village Shopping Center along Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, for unpaid rent and ordered owner Michael Landrum to pay more than $39,000 in overdue rent and damages.
Thanks to Obamacare Smith & Nephew Orthopedics Laying Off 100 Workers Because of 2.3% Excise Tax on Medical Devices
Obamacare costs Americans more jobs …
The 100 employees who are being laid off at Smith & Nephew Orthopedics in Memphis, TN and Andover, MA can than President Barack Obama and Obamacare for their new found unemployment. The lay offs are being attributed to Obamacare and the excise tax was built into the Affordable Healthcare Act and took effect on January 1, 2013 that puts a 2.3% tax on medical devices. Just yet more brilliance from Barack Obama and the government take over of healthcare. With a poor economy and a jobs market that continues to struggle with job growth, Obama has done his part to make sure even more Americans lose their jobs. All in the name of taxes and increasing g revenue to pay fro his boondoggle called Obamacare.
I guess its kind of hard for you to keep your insurance and doctors like I promised if you lose your job, eh?
Smith & Nephew Orthopedics is laying off an estimated 100 employees in Memphis and Andover, Mass., citing the 2.3 percent excise tax on orthopedic device companies as the reason.
Joe Metzger, senior vice president of corporate communications for Smith & Nephew, said the tax is impacting “a number of companies across the U.S.”
“Smith & Nephew is not immune from this added expense burden,” Metzger said in a statement. “Unfortunately, and in order to absorb this cost burden into our business, this has meant less than 100 positions have been made redundant across various departmental functions in our Tennessee and Massachusetts sites. The company is providing the affected employees with a comprehensive severance package and outplacement support.”
Smith & Nephew employs an estimated 1,815 people in Memphis, according to Memphis Business Journal research. Metzger declined to reveal how many of the roughly 100 layoffs occurred in Memphis. A report in the Memphis Daily News, quoting anonymous sources, said there were 60 local jobs lost.
Just curious, if Obamacare is so affordable, why are people losing their jobs to pay for it?
YOU ASKED FOR IT AMERICA, YOU GOT IT … MORE POOR JOBS NUMBERS FOR BARACK OBAMA …
2013 starts off with the same pathetic, ho-hum economic jobs data as 2012 ended. The economy adds another yawn 157,000 jobs in January as the unemployment rate ticks up to 7.9%. Get used to it America, you are the ones who reelected Barack Obama and his failed economic policies. Did you expect things to change with regards to jobs when you reelected that same failed policies and agenda? Welcome to the jobless Obama recovery. How can anyone expect job growth to change when we have a president who believes in increasing taxes and over-regulating business? So is Obama and his minions going to still blame George W. Bush? No, they will blame House Republicans for the next four years. They will find blame with anyone, except Barack Obama.
Obama is laughing at you America for reelecting him
The new year started off with an old story: Employment grew again in January but not at a pace able to lower the jobless rate.
Nonfarm payrolls rose 157,000 for the first month of 2013 while the unemployment rate edged higher to 7.9 percent, news unlikely to alter the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy or instill confidence that the recovery is gaining steam.
Economists were looking for 160,000 net new jobs created with the unemployment rate holding steady at 7.8 percent.
The ho-hum jobs numbers for January were accompanied by substantial revisions higher for previous months, according to the report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
From the Department of Labor:
The number of unemployed persons, at 12.3 million, was little changed in January. The
unemployment rate was 7.9 percent and has been at or near that level since September 2012.
(See table A-1.) (See the note and tables B and C for information about annual population
adjustments to the household survey estimates.)
Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult men (7.3 percent), adult
women (7.3 percent), teenagers (23.4 percent), whites (7.0 percent), blacks (13.8 percent),
and Hispanics (9.7 percent) showed little or no change in January. The jobless rate for
Asians was 6.5 percent (not seasonally adjusted), little changed from a year earlier.
(See tables A-1, A-2, and A-3.)
Just yesterday the Labor Department stated that the weekly initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 38,000 to 368,000. Of course this was coupled with Obama ending his failed Jobs Council that met four times in two years. Just curious, do the members of this joke of a Council considered lost jobs? Obama’s minions actually have the nerve to tout this group as a success because the unemployment rate has come down in the past two years. Of course this fails to address the issue that millions of Americans have simply left the work force.
President Barack Obama Averaged 49.1% Job Approval During First Term in Office, Among the Lowest of Post World War II Presidents
Second Term Mandate … Hardly.
According to Gallup, President Barack Hussein Obama’s job approval during his first term in office was among the lowest of ant of the post-World War II presidents. His average of 49.1% during his first term and 48.1% during his final year of his first term is only above Jimmy Carter and George H.G. Bush. However, these two individuals lost reelection. With a consistent high unemployment rate, record number of individuals on food stamps, near record low job participation and record debt, it makes one scratch their heads how GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney did not defeat Obama.
One really has to wonder just how low Barack Obama’s job approval ratings would be if he did not have the liberal MSM carrying his water and opening supporting and campaigning for him. How would the American people feel about Barack Obama if they did not have a lying and complicit propagandist media running cover for him? It explains how such an epic failure of a president was reelected. Which begs the questions, had it not been for the corrupt liberal media complex, would a lazy and apathetic America still voted him in for a second term or would they still have bought into Obama’s divisiveness and class warfare?
President Barack Obama averaged 49.1% job approval during his first term in office, among the lowest for post-World War II presidents. Only Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford had lower job approval averages. Obama’s first-term average is most similar to Bill Clinton’s. Lyndon Johnson, John Kennedy, and Dwight Eisenhower were the most popular first-term presidents.
Obama’s first-term approval average, like those of most presidents with lower first-term averages, was likely dragged down by a sluggish economy. Clinton and Reagan saw higher second-term approval as the economy improved. Obama’s approval rating has also shown improvement, with a 48.1% average in his fourth year in office after a 44.4% average in his third year.
Welcome to the Obama Non-Job Recovery … Long Term Unemployment at Highest Level Since WWII at Nearly 40 Weeks
WHY DID AMERICA REELECT SUCH AN EPIC JOBS FAILURE?
During the Obama administration … unemployment is considered a long term employment. The fact that Barack Obama has promised jobs and claims he has created them has to be one of the biggest farces and disappointments of the America people in 2012. The Obama job recovery has been a joke and sadly the American people reelected this president and did so voting for higher unemployment, lower incomes, record government spending, and a stagnant under-performing economy. The failures of the Obama administration are beyond comprehension when it comes to jobs and employment, yet Americans either are uniformed or they like being on unemployment benefits.
In an Obama world 12 million Americans remain unemployed, 22.6 million Americans were unemployed or underemployed in December and the average unemployed American is out of work for nearly 40 weeks. We are not even going into the record number of Americans on food stamps and disability. Think about that America, your average American is on unemployment for nearly a year, this is the highest level since WWII. The levels are emphasized by the visual of the below chart. How can anyone think that Obama is serious or cares about people getting back to work?
More from FOX News America’s News HQ discussing the dismal Obama jobs record during his first term. It is truly incomprehensible how Americans reelected this failure of a president. Has America gotten that lazy that they like collecting unemployment and sitting on the coach for 40 weeks? Sorry, but one really has to question a country that would reelect such a jobs failure when that was supposedly the number one issue during the election. Guess what you can expect America in a second Obama term … more of the disastrous same. Now Obama is on to bigger and more disastrous things to destroy America like weakening the 2nd Amendment, amnesty for illegal immigrants and of course, increasing the US debt to unsustainable levels. And you voted for this.
How’s that Hopey-Changey Stuff Working … Obama Supporters Hardest Hit in Latest December Jobs Report – Blacks, Hispanics Woman & Young Adults Continue to Suffer with Unemployment
Hey Obama supporters, Blacks, Hispanics, Woman and Youth … How’s that Obama “Hopey-Changey” stuff working out for you?
The December Jobs report came out yesterday showed that the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.8%. Of course that does not even count the millions of individuals who have given up completely and stopped looking for work. What is most amazing that the very people who have supported Obama the most are the ones who have been adversely affected by the failed Obama jobs recovery. December’s Millennial jobs report for “Youth Unemployment” was miserable at 11.5%.
OBAMA THANKS YOU FOR HIS REELECTION, SUCKERS
- The overall unemployment rate for 18-29 year olds for December 2012 is 11.5 percent (NSA).
- The unemployment rate for 18-29 year old African-Americans for December 2012 is 22.1 percent (NSA)
- The unemployment rate for 18-29 year old Hispanics for December 2012 is 12.2 percent (NSA)
- The unemployment rate for 18–29 year old women for December 2012 is 10.4 percent (NSA).
The declining labor force participation rate has created an additional 1.7 million young adults that are not counted as “unemployed” by the U.S. Department of Labor because they are not in the labor force, meaning that those young people have given up looking for work due to the lack of jobs.
If the labor force participation rate were factored into the 18-29 unemployment calculations, the actual Millennial unemployment rate would rise to 16.3 percent (NSA).
Overall, blacks, Hispanics, Woman all increased in the December Jobs report from the November one:
Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult women
(7.3 percent) and blacks (14.0 percent) edged up in December, while
the rates for adult men (7.2 percent), teenagers (23.5 percent),
whites (6.9 percent), and Hispanics (9.6 percent) showed little or no
change. The jobless rate for Asians was 6.6 percent (not seasonally
adjusted), little changed from a year earlier.
The Obama Un-Midas Touch … 11 Months after Obama Praises US Lincolnton Furniture Company at White House – Company Goes Belly Up
President Barack Obama “UNMIDAS” touch continues. Talk about your irony, another company heralded as an example of Obama job growth goes bye-bye.
When will these companies ever learn not to have a photo-op with the anti-business, anti-capitalist president, Barack Obama? Just 11 months ago Obama praise the US furniture story, the Lincolnton Furniture Company and it’s owner Bruce Cochrane, as an example of job growth and the economy making a come back. Cochrane even sat with the first lady during Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Address.
However, that was then and this is now … the failed job recovery and the Lincolnton Furniture Company has gone the way of the Do-Do and belly up. How ironic, less than one year after it was hailed by President Barack Obama as an example of the recovering U.S. economy. Get used to it America, you reelected him.
Lincolnton Furniture Company closed abruptly Thursday just one year after it was hailed by President Barack Obama as an example of the recovering U.S. economy.
Furniture-making operations stopped indefinitely and only a few people will remain employed moving forward, company financial officer Ben Causey said.
“I don’t know where it’s going to go exactly; we’re still evaluating our situation,” Causey said. “We just didn’t have any choice at this point.”
The company was not receiving the orders it needed to sustain its operations, Causey said.
“We needed more orders is really what it boiled down to,” he said. “We thought they would materialize.”
Owner Bruce Cochrane, a fifth generation furniture-manufacturer, formed the company in 2011 with a $5 million investment and the hope he could make a profit off people who wanted to buy furniture made in America.
Had the Lincolnton Furniture Company been a green energy company maybe they would have been given tax payer subsidies to survive. Then again, they would have failed as well like the Solyndra.
Unemployment Ticks up to 7.8%, a Meager 155K Jobs Created, Debt at $16.4 Trillion and Obama is on Vacation
WELCOME TO THE NEW OBAMA JOBS NORMAL …
The Obama jobs recovery still pathetic … only 155,000 jobs created in December 2012 and the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.8%. Get used to it America, this is what you wanted and this is what you are going to get. The reelection of Barack Obama will mean more of the same, a lackluster economy and a $16.4 trillion debt and getting higher every second. We have more people on unemployment longer than ever before. Its almost like being on unemployment is an Obama job. We have more people on food stamps and disabilities than ever before. Jobs be damned. This is what you voted for, more of the same. Don’t worry America, your president is hard at work fixing the problem. NOT! Actually he flew off to Hawaii again for yet another vacation but not after raising taxes.
U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in December, a steady gain that shows hiring held up during tense fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington.
The solid job growth wasn’t enough to push down the unemployment rate, which stayed 7.8 percent last month, according to the Labor Department’s report Friday. November’s rate was revised higher from an initially reported 7.7 percent.
Stock futures rose modestly after the report was released.
Robust hiring in manufacturing and construction fueled the December gains. Construction firms added 30,000 jobs, the most in 15 months. That likely reflects additional hiring needed to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy and also solid gains in home building that have contributed to a housing recovery.
Manufacturers gained 25,000, the most in nine months.
Even with the gains, hiring is far from accelerating. Employers added an average of 153,000 jobs a month last year, matching the monthly average in 2011. Employers added 1.84 million jobs in 2012, the same as the previous year.