As I sit here, trying to think of what to write about, I am struck by the fact that 37.2 percent of America’s Workforce are out of work. This means that over one third of America’s Workforce do not have the opportunity to contribute to our economy.
According to CNSnews.com,
A record 92,269,000 Americans 16 and older did not participate in the labor force in August, as the labor force participation rate matched a 36-year low of 62.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The labor force participation rate has been as low as 62.8 percent in six of the last twelve months, but prior to last October had not fallen that low since 1978.
BLS employment statistics are based on the civilian noninstitutional population, which consists of all people 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution such as a prison, mental hospital or nursing home.
In August, the civilian noninstitutional population was 248,229,000 according to BLS. Of that 248,229,000, 155,959,000—or 62.8 percent–participated in the labor force, meaning they either had or job or had actively sought one in the last four weeks.
The 92,269,000 who did not participate in the labor force are those in the civilian noninstitutional population who did not have a job and did not actively seek one in the last four weeks. Because they did not seek a job, they did not count as “unemployed.”
Of the 155,959,000 who did participate in the labor force, 146,368,000 had a job and 9,591,000 did not have a job but actively sought one. The 9,591,000 are the unemployed. They equaled 6.1 percent of the labor force—or an unemployment rate of 6.1 percent (which was down slightly from the 6.2 percent unemployment rate in July).
The 146,368,000 people employed in the United States in August was up 16,000 from the 146,352,000 who were employed in July.
Why can’t Americans find gainful employment?
As I wrote yesterday, the answer is simple. The cause of all this, is the failed domestic policy of an ineffectual president.
A person who came in as an unvetted unknown, proclaimed as the first non-racial president and a deep-thinking intellectual, has turned out to be as shallow as a kiddie pool.
President Barack Hussein Obama has been attempting to swim in the adult side of the pool for over 6 years…and he is still flailing about like he misses his Donald Duck Float Ring.
Obama is like every other Far Left Radical. He believes that he can make the failed philosophy of Marxism work, even though it has never worked before, anywhere else it has been tried.
He and his administration overestimated their own intelligence in their zeal to radically change America from the capitalistic system, which has been so successful for so long, to a central government-run socialist “Great Society”, turbo – charging LBJ’ s program, which has led to over 72% of America’s black babies to be born out of wedlock, youth violence all over the country, and over 11 percent of America’s black adult population to be unemployed.
As Obama’s economic policies continued to fail, one would think that an actual leader would have reached out across the aisle for help in order to get America working again.
But, not the Petulant President.
He and the Far left-run Democrat Party believe that compromise with the Republicans, means that they pass everything you want them to pass, no questions asked.
President Pantywaist still believes that he is the smartest person in any room he walks into.
Obama is not unique among Liberals.
Especially, the younger ones.
The ones I run into on the Internet, all argue from position of self-perceived superiority.
They view Conservatives as intellectually beneath them. Not only that, we are responsible for the all the world’s problems.
And if your conservative man arguing with a liberal woman, you will be seen by them as a male chauvinist…even if your not (As they say at the University of Arkansas, “Yay, ‘Pigs. Sooey!”)
And, Lord help you, if you are a Christian American Conservative, like me.
I’ve was going ’round and ’round with a Liberal “young lady” on Political Facebook Page the other day about that day’s Blog, abortion, and gun control. Don’t ask me why she kept changing subjects. She was getting beat and started lashing out. Anyway, this Southern Gentleman finally had enough of her bitter condescension, and wrote:
You call yourself pro-life, when you are actually pro-death. You state that you are an advocate for women, and yet, one-half of the lives you support ending in the womb are female. You are terrified that America will become so sort of a theocracy, yet, America was founded by Christians. You defend your right to rail against the faith of 76% of the American Population, and, yet, you are blind to the fact that it was Christians in the 1700s who gave you that right. You rail against men stifling your “freedom”, and, yet, a genetic link to a man resides within you as you write. And, yet, somehow, as a Christian American Conservative, I am the hateful oppressive one. Go figure…”
The reason that America is in the state we are in domestically and on the World Scene is because of the Far Left Radicals who have taken over the Democrat Party.
These New Fascists are unwilling to reach across the Political Aisle, and work with the Republicans to get rid of the punitive taxes and governmental interference that have led to America’s Unemployment Problem.
They, like the First Invertebrate President, whom they follow like lemmings over a cliff, would rather negotiate, in order to “contain” the Muslim Barbarians who want to kill us all, than compromise with Republicans, both Moderate and Conservative.
Meanwhile, as you read this, I’m sitting behind a table of my wife’s Premier Jewelry at a Yard Sale.
You see…I’m one of the 37.2%.
And, I’ve been on “fun-cation”, as Michelle Obama once called it, since April.
Trust me, it ain’t no fun.
Until He comes,