8.5 Million Americans Left Labor Force In Obama's First Term

Feb 2, 2013 | Posted by: Jim R Pickens | Full story: newsbusters.org

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released jobs numbers for January Friday showing that nonfarm payroll employment increased by 157,000 and the unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent. Lost in these headline numbers was another rise in the number of people not in the labor force. This number now stands at a staggering 89 million, up from 80.5 million when President Obama took office. This means that there are currently 8.5 million more Americans not in the labor force than just four years ago.
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“Way down, in Columbus Georgia”

Since: Mar 10

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#1 Feb 2, 2013
It is truly amazing the spin most in the media put on Obama's economic numbers. This is the one stat they fear though because it makes all their doctored unemployment numbers meaningless.
Just in January alone, 169,000 Americans dropped out of the labor force while the reported unemployment is at 7.9%.
All That imbecile Obama cares about now is taking your guns aways and giving amnesty to illegal aliens.
His last 4 years were defined by record spending and creating massive entitlement programs.
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#2 Feb 2, 2013
Hey, Jim's back! He is still alive after his candidate got slaughtered at the polls. Well keep up the anti-Obama campaign it's OK to vent and it is still a free country to speak your mind. I'm just sooooooooooooooooooo glad romney folks at in their homes and not the Whitehouse for the next 4 years.
DadGum

United States

#3 Feb 2, 2013
Well the news said 1.2 million african americans were at obamas swearing in but only seven out of the 1.2 million had to take the day off from work!
Kunta Kinte

Phenix City, AL

#4 Feb 3, 2013
Obama understands that he can enslave this country under the guise of government dependency, when all you worry about is getting your check on the 1st and 15th.
The numbers are growing unbelievably.

Since: Mar 12

Atlanta, GA

#5 Feb 3, 2013
Jim R Pickens wrote:
It is truly amazing the spin most in the media put on Obama's economic numbers. This is the one stat they fear though because it makes all their doctored unemployment numbers meaningless.
Just in January alone, 169,000 Americans dropped out of the labor force while the reported unemployment is at 7.9%.
All That imbecile Obama cares about now is taking your guns aways and giving amnesty to illegal aliens.
His last 4 years were defined by record spending and creating massive entitlement programs.
We cause always count on you to carry the torch for sanity while the insane pilot the ship on a straight course into the rocks.
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#6 Feb 4, 2013
We are going make it Jim. I know you hardcore republicans are taking it hard, but who else did we have to vote for? romney? no, that dog won't hunt.

“Way down, in Columbus Georgia”

Since: Mar 10

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#7 Feb 4, 2013
Columbus Native wrote:
We are going make it Jim. I know you hardcore republicans are taking it hard, but who else did we have to vote for? romney? no, that dog won't hunt.
What you failed to understand is there is no watchdog over Obama and his administration, the media is failing us when it comes to Obama for some reason. A republican president could have NEVER gotten away with 1/16 of what Obama has done and now he continues to run unchecked.
Every excuse he used, the republicans will use when they sooner or later regain power and nothing will be able to be said about what they are doing.
Once you set a precedent.
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#8 Feb 5, 2013
Well read up well on the word denial if you think bush did'nt get away with many unchecked evils. Now most independents like me certainly don't give Obama complete unchecked actions. Most independents"Don't support gun control. Gay marriages, Universal healthcare. Everyone not-republican are not LIBERALS which seems to be a misconception. Some day you will understand that UNCHECKED behavior by The worst ever George Bush has caused most non-republicans to punish the republican party for years to come. Untill you see this you will stay in a constant state of confusion.

“Way down, in Columbus Georgia”

Since: Mar 10

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#9 Feb 5, 2013
Columbus Native wrote:
Well read up well on the word denial if you think bush did'nt get away with many unchecked evils. Now most independents like me certainly don't give Obama complete unchecked actions. Most independents"Don't support gun control. Gay marriages, Universal healthcare. Everyone not-republican are not LIBERALS which seems to be a misconception. Some day you will understand that UNCHECKED behavior by The worst ever George Bush has caused most non-republicans to punish the republican party for years to come. Untill you see this you will stay in a constant state of confusion.
The media stayed on Bush and severely limited his ability to do harm, that is not the case with Obama. He is running unchecked and only the opposition in the house is keeping us from complete chaos and confusion
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#10 Feb 6, 2013
Yes Jim, we don't need this country to be completly controlled by one party, 2001-2006 not us a good lesson. Our country needs a balance of power and it's bad when one party conrols both Whitehouse and Congress. Right now democrats control the Whitehouse and Senate, Republicans House of representatives. Sequestor March 1st will be an automatic cuts in spending and already BOTH parties have not allowed this to happen. Why?
Lickskillet

Columbus, GA

#11 Feb 7, 2013
and I was one of them, LOL
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#12 Feb 10, 2013
Hell who gives a chit how many lazy azz workers left the job force, I draw 1025 dollars a month Social Security, get plnty of good good meds for little or nothing paid for by the government and absolutely no co-pay when I go to doctors thru the year. F republicans everywhere and tonite I'll buy a big beer and raise a toast to President Obama and the Greatest President of all Franklin Roosevelt whose policies have withstood time and punk-azz republican presidents every since he died in 1945. This F-ing republican spider web state Oklahoma has to cough up money for me too. Yall come back now Ya hear.
Smith Station Panthers

Smiths Station, AL

#13 Feb 15, 2013
Kunta Kinte wrote:
Obama understands that he can enslave this country under the guise of government dependency, when all you worry about is getting your check on the 1st and 15th.
The numbers are growing unbelievably.
A very true statement.
Seems in the past the government ensured a unobstructed and fair path for everyone to achieve success in this country. there were no guarantees but if you stuck with it, worked hard and adapted to conditions you would achieve success.
The government tried to begin to guarantee success and human nature for many causing them not to put forth the effort when the end result is guaranteed,(shelter, food, etc)
That's why the housing projects stay full and are growing.

Pride in ones self and society keep most people from being freeloaders on the system, that now is but a memory.
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#14 Feb 15, 2013
Jim R Pickens wrote:
It is truly amazing the spin most in the media put on Obama's economic numbers. This is the one stat they fear though because it makes all their doctored unemployment numbers meaningless.
Just in January alone, 169,000 Americans dropped out of the labor force while the reported unemployment is at 7.9%.
All That imbecile Obama cares about now is taking your guns aways and giving amnesty to illegal aliens.
His last 4 years were defined by record spending and creating massive entitlement programs.
4 more years there Jimbo,ah yes 4 more years.

“Way down, in Columbus Georgia”

Since: Mar 10

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#16 Feb 16, 2013
David523 wrote:
Do you know anyone who has taken a drink of water? Maybe you have even, at some time, taken a drink of water?
Rubio - http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...
Obama - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =J9VWPhB6tnAXX

Now think about a congressional campaign and a candidate under investigation for allegations of Gifts and Prostitution Scandal?
Menendez - http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2...

Bias?
Does drinking water disqualify a person to become president as one source has implied?
Strange how some news agencies prioritize what is and what is not News for the public?
News organizations are supposed to present facts / information in an unbiased manner, allowing the consumer to digest the information and make a decision.
Obama's media is trying to discredit Rubio and build a pattern of negativity to use in any future political aspirations of Rubio.
Melendez is a democrat and excluded from negative press no matter what.
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#17 Feb 16, 2013
Jim,answer this question you keep dodging. Was the war in Iraq based on lies and deceit? If yes who is responsible for the lying?
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#19 Feb 17, 2013
A far greater concern than a war that costs us taxpayers 1 trillion+ thousands of + veterens coming home who will need medical and financial assistance, in some cases for the next 60-80 years. No comparison with Benghazi. The UN inspectors told the truth that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction but then the UN was set up by the USA and financed by the USA, to be overiden by the USA. This is the main reason it is ineffective. As long as the UN goes along with the USA they are OK. If they want to stay neutral and tell the truth many in the USA curse them. Well anyway Americans learned a very difficult lesson completely trusting a deceitful leadership just as Germany learned did completely trusting Hitler.
Lickskillet

Columbus, GA

#20 Feb 17, 2013
I'd rather Obama sent 5000 Marines to protect our embassey in Bengazi and find out it wasn't all that then to let those people get slaughtered.
Obama F-cked up, he should come clean
Colunbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#23 Feb 18, 2013
The real truth about the Iraq propaganda campaign by Cheney and bush was that Saddam was almost able actually send a nuclear guided missile very soon that could hit the USA. Forget chemical weapons used since World War 1 in local fighting. I remember like yesterday the when we found out it was one big lie. The shock of finding out that Santa Claus did'nt exist when you got to 8 or 9 years of age. Until republicans repent of their denial and deception they will never be in the Whitehouse again! We independents will make damn sure of that.
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#29 Feb 18, 2013
We will have to agree to disagree. Saddam kept the balance of power in the Middle East by keeping Iran at bay. He was an enemy of Iran so therefore would not have sent weapons of mass destruction to Iran. Another massive lie to the American public is that we would pay for our involvement in Iraq by selling some of their massive oil production. Once America was involved all these promises went out the window. Unfortunately there are too many people like you in the USA who do not understand the evil cunning nature of human wolves like Dick Cheney and to a certain extent george bush. You do not recognize nor could ever understand how devious these human animals are and probably believe that the 18 billion dollar no-bid contract with Haliburton was completely on the up and up. So you continue your belief system and I will cintinue on mine.

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