More Sacrifice from the Obama’s as US Economy and Americans Struggle … Barack Obama Plays Golf with Tiger Woods & Michelle off with the Girls Out West to Ski
SHARED SACRIFICE AND SKIN IN THE GAME FOR THEE, NOT ‘FORE’ ME …
BARACK OBAMA, THE 1% PRESIDENT: This must be more of that shared sacrifice that President Barack Obama talks about. Oh that’s right, only we peons are supposed to sacrifice, not Obama or the First family. As a matter of fact, not only is the First family not sacrificing, they are doing one better. Barack Obama, Michelle and the first kids are on separate vacations costing the tax payers double. Obama is down in Florida golfing with Tiger Woods and getting golf lessons from Butch Harmon. The golf foursome is being completed by United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Houston Astros owner Jim Crane. You know, exactly what the rest of the 99% can do every day. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama is off skiing with the girls out West on a separate vacation. As Americans continue to struggle, record numbers are on food stamps and disabilities, and individuals are still out of work … Obama sets the example and plays golf.
Just curious, where is Barack Obama’s skin in the game?
President Barack Obama hit the greens Sunday with famed golfer Tiger Woods, according to deputy White House press secretary Josh Earnest.
Obama is spending President’s Day weekend at a sprawling resort in Palm City, Florida, where he’s polishing his golf game. On Saturday, he worked on his swing with Woods’ former coach, Butch Harmon.
The White House did permit press coverage of the golf outing Sunday.
Along with Woods, Obama played with U.S Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Jim Crane, a Democratic donor who owns the resort and the Houston Astros. Obama played with Kirk and Crane on Saturday, as well.
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.
It’s an Obamanation … No wonder he is against right to work states, he seems to be adverse to jobs.
More records set by President Barack Obama. Disability benefits hit a record 8,827,795 in December 2012, up from 8,805,353 in November. Not only is Obama the Food Stamp president, he can now also be considered the Disability one as well. The problem is he cannot call himself the job growth president. How bad is it? In August 2012, only 16.2 people working for each person collecting disability. As compared in August 1967 when 65 Americans working for each worker collecting disability.
From CNS News:
The Social Security program ran a $47.8 billion deficit in fiscal 2012 as the program brought in $725.429 billion in cash and paid $773.247 for benefits and overhead expenses, according to official data published by Social Security Administration.
The Social Security Administration also released new data revealing that the number of workers collecting disability benefits hit a record 8,827,795 in December–up from 8,805,353 in November.
The overall number of Social Security program beneficiaries—including retired workers, dependent family members and survivors and disabled workers and their dependent family members—also hit a record in December, climbing from 56,658,978 in November to 56,758,185 in December.