Home construction is rebounding, can't find enough qualified workers

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U.S. builders and the subcontractors they depend on are struggling to hire fast enough to meet rising demand for new homes.
Builders would be starting work on more homes _ and contributing more to the economy _ if they could fill more job openings.
In the meantime, workers in the right locations with the right skills are commanding higher pay.
Consider Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. The resurgent housing market has sent builders calling again. Vap would love to help _ if he could hire enough qualified people.
"There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. "We're probably only hiring about 75 or 80 percent of what we actually need."
The shortage of labor ranges across occupations _ from construction superintendents and purchasing agents to painters, cabinet makers and drywall installers. The National Association of Home Builders says its members have complained of too few framers, roofers, plumbers and carpenters. The shortage is most acute in areas where demand for new homes has recovered fastest, notably in Arizona, California, Texas, Colorado and Florida.
The problem results largely from an exodus of workers from the industry after the housing bubble burst. Experienced construction workers lost jobs. And many found new work _ in commercial building or in booming and sometimes higher-paying industries like mining and natural gas drilling _ and aren't eager to come back.
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Regulatory changes 1995 [edit]
In July 1993, President Bill Clinton asked regulators to reform the CRA in order to make examinations more consistent, clarify performance standards, and reduce cost and compliance burden.[51] Robert Rubin, the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, under President Clinton, explained that this was in line with President Clinton's strategy to "deal with the problems of the inner city and distressed rural communities". Discussing the reasons for the Clinton administration's proposal to strengthen the CRA and further reduce red-lining, Lloyd Bentsen, Secretary of the Treasury at that time, affirmed his belief that availability of credit should not depend on where a person lives, "The only thing that ought to matter on a loan application is whether or not you can pay it back, not where you live." Bentsen said that the proposed changes would "make it easier for lenders to show how they're complying with the Community Reinvestment Act", and "cut back a lot of the paperwork and the cost on small business loans".[36]
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In 2002 there was an inter-agency review of the effectiveness of the 1995 regulatory changes to the Community Reinvestment Act and new proposals were considered.[40] In 2003, researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York noted that dramatic changes in the financial services landscape had weakened the CRA, and that in 2003 less than 30 percent of all home purchase loans were subject to intensive review under the CRA.[64]
In early 2005, the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) implemented new rules that among other changes allowed thrifts with over $1 billion in assets to tweak the long standing 50-25-25 CRA ratings thresholds by continuing to meet 50 percent of their overall CRA rating through lending activity as always but the other 50 percent could be any combination of lending, investment, and services that the thrift wanted. The obligations to adhere to 25 percent for services and 25 percent for investments became optional and the means to securing a satisfactory CRA rating was left to the discretion of the qualifying thrifts instead (See the notes in the "2005" column of Table I. for the specifics).[32] In April 2005, a contingent of Democratic Congressmen issued a letter protesting these changes, saying they undercut the ability of the CRA to "meet the needs of low and moderate-income persons and communities".[65] The changes were also opposed by community groups concerned that it would weaken the CRA.[66]
After enacting a technical regulatory amendment in the interim incorporating a different formula for stratifying both metropolitan and rural zones to better align with an expanded definition of them under the CRA in the process,[67][68] the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) also put a new set of regulations into effect in September 2005 - mirroring much of what the OTS had already initiated earlier in the year (See the notes in the "2005" column of Table I.' for the specifics).[69] These regulations also included less restrictive definitions of "small" and "intermediate small" banks.[15] "Intermediate small banks" were defined as banks with assets of less than $1 billion but more than $250 million, which allowed these banks to opt for examination as either as a small bank or a large bank.[27] Currently banks with assets greater than $1.061 billion have their CRA performance evaluated according to lending, investment and service tests. The agencies use the Consumer Price Index to adjust the asset size thresholds for small and large institutions annually.[40]
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The Consequences of Roe v. Wade
49,551,703
Total Abortions since 1973
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Illegal immigration to the United States is the act of foreign nationals entering the United States, without government permission and in violation of United States nationality law, or staying beyond the termination date of a visa, also in violation of the law.
The illegal immigrant population of the United States in 2008 was estimated by the Center for Immigration Studies to be about 11 million people, down from 12.5 million people in 2007.[1] Other estimates range from 7 to 20 million.[2] According to a Pew Hispanic Center report, in 2005, 56% of illegal immigrants were from Mexico; 22% were from other Latin American countries, primarily from Central America;[3] 13% were from Asia; 6% were from Europe and Canada; and 3% were from Africa and the rest of the world.[3]
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Hic?
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May 10, 2013
 
Cannot find workers;

49,551,703 Workers were interfering with Mommy's need to be a "Fully Self Actualized Womyn".

How's that whole "Fully Self Actualized" working for the lonely Womyn that were lied to by Feminists? How is the Narcissism of Womyn that "Chose" to kill their Children in their womb working out for Our Country?

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How's that whole Criminal Alien thing workin' out for Amerika?

All those Hispanics in the 2000's that were hired by unscrupulous Demokrat Builders paying substandard wages, and were sending their money to family in Mexico, will now be "Legal" and they will not do "Slave Labor" any longer.

(Of course the 11 Million Criminal Aliens are nothing when compared to the 50 Million Working Amerikans killed in the womb)

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The "Community Reinvestment Act" as Ill Conceived, and then amended to death to manipulate the Housing Fiance System of our Banks, by the Victim Professionals of the Peoples Demokrat Party of Amerika,(Bawney Frank/Chrissy Dood), created and collapsed the Housing Bubble and wiped out the wealth of American that actually "EARNED" their wealth.

Naturally this wiped out the Labor Market for working Americans who "EARNED" a living in Construction, for a generation.

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May 10, 2013
 
Hic ??

PhillipKs !!!
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May 10, 2013
 
Amerika Needs more Political Science Iddiots to become Social Engineers at the Public Trough.

These Sheeple created this, and of course only these Sheeple can repair it!

Just ask them, they will tell you that ONLY Government Interference in the Capitalist Markets, can assure "Fairness" as it is defined by the Folk at the Public Trough who are dependent on the system they create, manipulate, and will ultimately destroy Liberty and Freedom!

Dasvidanya Peoples Demokrat party of Amerika.....Seig!
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May 10, 2013
 
Did someone else type "truth" ??

Certainly, not a word, you use.
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May 10, 2013
 
Bushwhacker wrote:
Did someone else type "truth" ??
Certainly, not a word, you use.
Ms Yappy,

Woof, Woof!

Go crawl up in your bed and take a nap.
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Con "using" the word TRUTH....???

COME ON !!!

Did someone else type "truth" ??

Certainly, not a word, you use.
Awful Truth

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Bushwhacker wrote:
Hic ??
PhillipKs !!!
Who is this hard Fighting DOJO Master, Slewblomkin?

Our Slewblomkin is a lonely little Pasty Gray Fellow, Un Married, probably a Homosexual that Hates himself, sitting in the Basement of his Home with 2-3 computer screens in front of him.

One Screen has the "Day Traders Ticker" on it, one screen is dedicated to one of the Low Cost Stock Trading Sites on the Web, the last screen has Topix, where he comes on and abuses strangers from his Darkened World in his Basement.

He is a Degenerate Gambler doing Day Trading like a Junkie!

He loses more that he wins, and that is when he really goes off on strangers here who have lives that remind him of his miserable existence in the Basement.

He HATES!, and he tosses out an occasional Leftist Political Perspective, but he is here for the HATE, and he could just as easily toss out Right Wing Perspectives to draw attention to himself.

He needs the stimulation.

Negative or Positive is not important to him. He is a Junkie that just needs Stimulation, and Topix is a readily available source of stimulation for him

I am not being mean when I call him a Sociopath. He has his own little prison in front of those screens, feeding his "Habit".

Thus IMMR, and his other posts about "MONEY". As a dedicated Collectivist, he would not brag about his "MONEY". He is no more a Leftist than a Rightist. He is an Addict.

IMMR is his way of connecting to someone, ANYONE.

He hit the Jackpot on the Slot Machine with IMMR, and he needs to brag about it, but there is nobody in his darkened Basement to Brag too. Topix Victims take the place of living humans, who he cannot interact with because he is feeding his habit all day.

If he made money on paper with IMMR, he will gamble it away, as all Day Traders do.....Then "WE" will really PAY for his pain.

This is one sick Addict that does not leave his basement except for food which he eats at his Screens. I bet he defecates in a Bucket, and keeps Pajama's on all day so that it is easy to slip um down at toilet/bucket time.

The Sociopath may well receive compensation from Topix for posts. He is sitting in front of the screens 16/7, why not make a buck or two off Web Providers.....Topix is probably not the only site that he gets paid for.

You will note that Slewblomkin does his Psycho Rabid Fast Posts at certain times of the day.

Always before 8:00 AM, after 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM, or after 4:00 Pm when the Market is closed and his Ticker is not Current.

This cycle is repeated EVERY day and it is tied to his Addiction as a Degenerate Gambler doing Day Trading in his Jammies, down in the Basement.
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May 10, 2013
 
Bushwhacker wrote:
Con "using" the word TRUTH....???
COME ON !!!
Did someone else type "truth" ??
Certainly, not a word, you use.
Every single Quote below, is a sampling of Current Posts that Topix allows Seattle Slew,(or Bushwhacker, or whatever her current name is), to remain posted under The Topix, "Terms of Service".

Remember Folks, Be Polite, No Profanity, Exchange Ideas.....

"Some morons would talk about welfare, failed marriages, and their lives as losers..."

"Yeah, It's a "gay" question, by a "con-fused" moron..."

"Irony ?? Nope, STOOPID TEABAGGER ~!!!!"

"At least, you're showing your intelligence....
What "little" you have.... LMAOROFU~!"

"Since TrashyLiar, IrishMN, Fred, Smart Liberal has 4 daughters, we can conclude 2 are dumb, fat, minority males, and the other 2 may be dumb females, although 1 should be deceased, at this time....."

"I love teabagger "thinking"..."

"Corvair bYtch.."

"So, are you a cripple, pervert, or simply a completely sick SOB, who used family tragedy to BEG for "understanding" ???"

"Pretty sad, you make such a fuzz, when I tell your sick pal's secrets. Are you "close" ??? I suspect infatuation & more...Congratulations, you'll make a swell "couple"."

"Such a teabagging simpleton."

"Gay Mn, just tell yourself you have an audience and point"

"Morning SPAM, brought to you by DELICIOUS PhillipKs VodKa ~!!!"

"Poor drunken, welfare, dishonest, con..."

"SQUIRM WORM !!! LMAOROFU~ "

"Did they give out prizes, like free mittens, for you children ???"

"you're clearly a duplicitous/dishonest POS."

"Yep, dumb Batshit, should be any intelligent man's mantra...."

"multiple lady monikers have confused you, cantgetitup ??"

"Are you sick or just particularly stupid ... Mr Fake McFry McFool !!"

"Hopefully you're better at lying, than you are at "investing", senile dude."

", call names, and put on your knee-pads to perform, child."

"Some morons would talk about welfare, failed marriages, and their lives as losers..."

"Yeah, It's a "gay" question, by a "con-fused" moron..."

"Irony ?? Nope, STOOPID TEABAGGER ~!!!!"

"At least, you're showing your intelligence....
What "little" you have.... LMAOROFU~!"

"Since TrashyLiar, IrishMN, Fred, Smart Liberal has 4 daughters, we can conclude 2 are dumb, fat, minority males, and the other 2 may be dumb females, although 1 should be deceased, at this time....."

"I love teabagger "thinking"..."

"Corvair bYtch.."

"So, are you a cripple, pervert, or simply a completely sick SOB, who used family tragedy to BEG for "understanding" ???"

"Pretty sad, you make such a fuzz, when I tell your sick pal's secrets. Are you "close" ??? I suspect infatuation & more...Congratulations, you'll make a swell "couple"."

"Such a teabagging simpleton."

"Gay Mn, just tell yourself you have an audience and point"

"Morning SPAM, brought to you by DELICIOUS PhillipKs VodKa ~!!!"

"Poor drunken, welfare, dishonest, con..."

"SQUIRM WORM !!! LMAOROFU~ "

"Did they give out prizes, like free mittens, for you children ???"

"you're clearly a duplicitous/dishonest POS."

"Yep, dumb Batshit, should be any intelligent man's mantra...."

"multiple lady monikers have confused you, cantgetitup ??"

"Are you sick or just particularly stupid ... Mr Fake McFry McFool !!"

"Hopefully you're better at lying, than you are at "investing", senile dude."

"call names, and put on your knee-pads to perform, child."

..........

Please note the Disturbed nature of the thoughts of our Sociopath Slew

Homophobia,

Hatred of Children and families,

Repeated references to Gays and bashing them,

The references to race, and the Blatant Racism shown in the post(s),

Note the Violence advocated,

Note the "Teabagging" that she often remarks on,

Note that these Posts are CURRENT, and Topix allows this!
Topix SHOULD Have Slewblomkins reported as a Dangerous Sociopath in need of observation!
Bushwhacker

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Con "using" the word TRUTH....???

COME ON !!!

Did someone else type "truth" ??

Certainly, not a word, you use.

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