Wake The Hell Up America!Posted by J Craig on April 5, 2013
Did you hear the new jobs numbers? Woot woot! Obama rocks! The unemployment rate fell again to 7.6%! He must be doing something right and those evil Republicans just can’t stand it. I mean, President Obama’s policies have to be working, right? I keep seeing the rate fall, which has to be a good thing. The media tells me that it’s good, so it must be. Wrong!!! According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 88,000 jobs were created in March, which is well below the 200,000 needed to improve the employment picture. These numbers may not mean anything to the uninformed or those who choose to take what MSNBC reports as gospel, but wake the hell up America!
Each month the jobs numbers are released and the unemployment rate is shared. The major problem with this is that most Americans have no idea what this actually means. Sure, they look at the rate and think that if it decreases the economy must be improving. Guess what? It sucks! Roughly 630,000 Americans gave up looking for jobs, leaving 11.7 million Americans waiting in unemployment lines. More people are simply giving up looking for work. We now have a labor-force participation rate that has fallen to the lowest point since May 1979. This is the reason the unemployment rate is decreasing! The economy is not magically improving because President Obama tells you it is. Jobs are not being created in the pace in which he says either. America, wake the hell up!
The unemployment rate is calculated by Americans who have actively looked for jobs during the last four weeks. The unemployment rate would actually be 11 percent if the 11.7 million Americans who gave up looking since January 2009 were recognized as unemployed. They are not counted in this rate. As I mentioned before, we have the lowest labor-force participation rate since 1979, which was the horrendous Jimmy Carter economy. This means that more people are not working, but the Obama administration wants you to believe different. It’s not rocket science y’all. Look at the numbers. Look at all the numbers. You are being misled or outright lied to. The President’s policies are not working. Period. Americans are just giving up. They have already lost the change previously promised, but sadly now the hope is lost for many fed up citizens. America, wake the hell up!
There are many factors involved for why more jobs are not being created and the picture can be quite complicated. The frustrating part about it all is many Americans believe none of this falls on the shoulders of President Obama. Why? The media informs them that the President is doing all he can. They only report certain numbers or cover them only to show positive light on a very poor situation. The policies of the Obama administration are failing America. Many employers are not hiring because of these policies. The blame should not be put on these employers, but on the President himself. Across the board tax increases and concerns with the costs associated with the implementation of Obamacare are just some of the factors for fewer jobs. The point here is that the economy is not improving. Do not just take the unemployment rate and assume we are back to greatness. I say again America, wake the hell up!
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