Is Barack Obama Doing a Good Job as P...
d pantz

Taylor, MI

#3308 Aug 8, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Trade deficit...trade deficit...trade deficit...trade deficit..........
hidden inflation... hidden inflation... hidden inflation......
d pantz

Taylor, MI

#3309 Aug 8, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> CHRYSLER 2ND QUARTER PROFIT UP 22 PERCENT.....Associated Press .(8-7-14)....Chrysler Group's second quarter net profits rose 22 percent, fueled by rising sales in the U.S........Other than bitch, what did you do?

http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/an...

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#3310 Aug 8, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> U.S. TRADE GAP LOWEST SINCE JANUARY.....Associated Press .(8-7-14)....Trade deficit falls 7% in June, after sharp decline in imports......Economy is doing too well, for so many to be that far from the reality......Agenda is no match for actual economic strength.....
August 06, 2014

The Slow Recovery in Consumer Spending

Jonathan McCarthy

http://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/...

Since: Aug 11

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#3311 Aug 8, 2014
d pantz wrote:
if it wasnt for Bush throwing GM and Chrysler a lifeline they would have been gone before Obama came into office which is a known fact.
Pam

Marysville, OH

#3312 Aug 8, 2014
Pale Rider wrote:
Obama hasn't hidden anything from the American people. He has produced any and all documents, facts and information when asked to do so. Nothing has been hidden.
Unlike George W. Bush, when asked what he knew prior to 9/11/01. What does Chaney and him do? Instead of giving information seperately, they go in together behind closed doors. There were rules when they went in, certain questions could not be asked. Now we will not know in our lifetime what they knew. We can only speculate. Only after they have avoided going before a War Crimes Tribunal, will we ever know, the real truth.
Obama is our worst president in all of American history. He tells lies, doesn't protect our southern border from a tidal wave of illegal browns from Central America and Mexico and he is turning America into a 3rd world nation.

Since: Oct 12

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#3313 Aug 8, 2014
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>August 06, 2014
The Slow Recovery in Consumer Spending
Jonathan McCarthy
http://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/...
That should be part of everyone's DNA....lol....Slow Recovery is more grounded and stable, than wild gyrations in any market.....Strong consumer confidence numbers though, reveal a boatload of domestic spending is still going on....
Pale Rider

Somerset, KY

#3314 Aug 8, 2014
The decision to bomb or not bomb. For the Republican's and some with looney ideas, they think Obama wore out the Muslim Prayer Rug praying the air strikes didn't hit a single target. In fact when Obama leaves office he will leave Washington and join ISIS. That is how stupid some have become, they will try to make you believe anything.

Try this, Michelle is going to tell you, your kids will have to eat at least one Muslim meal a week in school, next full time and nothing but water to drink while in school. How about teaching Arabic too!
d pantz

Taylor, MI

#3315 Aug 9, 2014
You just can't make up your mind can you? Why not stick with your initial lie?
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> That should be part of everyone's DNA....lol....Slow Recovery is more grounded and stable, than wild gyrations in any market.....Strong consumer confidence numbers though, reveal a boatload of domestic spending is still going on....
d pantz

Taylor, MI

#3316 Aug 9, 2014
Pale Rider wrote:
The decision to bomb or not bomb. For the Republican's and some with looney ideas, they think Obama wore out the Muslim Prayer Rug praying the air strikes didn't hit a single target. In fact when Obama leaves office he will leave Washington and join ISIS. That is how stupid some have become, they will try to make you believe anything.
Try this, Michelle is going to tell you, your kids will have to eat at least one Muslim meal a week in school, next full time and nothing but water to drink while in school. How about teaching Arabic too!
Why not have her teach a class in an Iraqi town the day before we bomb it and kill a bunch of women and children? Hypocrites.

Since: Aug 11

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#3317 Aug 9, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> That should be part of everyone's DNA....lol....Slow Recovery is more grounded and stable, than wild gyrations in any market.....Strong consumer confidence numbers though, reveal a boatload of domestic spending is still going on....
Problem is we have more on the government dole than we have working and Consumber Confidence is still down


Economic recovery? Many not feeling it

By Josh Boak & Christopher S. Rugaber
ASSOCIATED PRESS • Sunday August 3, 2014 9:57 AM

WASHINGTON — The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to 6.2 percent. And the July jobs report released Friday showed a sixth-straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains.

Yet for Douglas Hunter and millions like him, happy days aren’t quite here again.

Hunter earned $14 an hour cleaning oil drums before the Great Recession seized the economy and his job was axed. At 53, Hunter now works three days a week for $9.25 an hour, mopping floors and fixing fryers at two McDonald’s restaurants in Chicago.

“If the economy is getting better, I’m not sure for whom,” he said.“It certainly hasn’t trickled down to me.”

The Gallup Organization has found that consumers’ view of the economy is the glummest it’s been in seven months.

As the economic recovery enters its sixth year, a number of factors help explain why many Americans don’t feel better off: Income hasn’t rebounded. Millions are working part time even though they want full-time jobs. It’s taking longer to find work. Many still struggle with mortgage debt. And most don’t feel free to spend as much as they used to.

Lagging income

Most people are still earning less, adjusted for inflation, than before the recession struck at the end of 2007. Even many who kept their jobs through the recession — or easily found work after being let go — are no better off. The typical family income is an inflation-adjusted $52,959, according to Sentier Research. That’s $3,303 less than before the recession — a nearly 6 percent drop.

A review by Wells Fargo found that after-tax income fell for the bottom 20 percent of earners and barely rose for the next-highest 20 percent during the recovery.

“Wages are just not keeping up,” said Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project.“We don’t have an economy that is as robust as we need it to be.”

Fewer full-time jobs

Finding steady full-time work has become harder. There are 27.4 million part-time jobs, representing 18.8 percent of jobs in the U.S., according to the Labor Department. Before the recession, 16.5 percent of jobs were part time.

Some of this increase is because of the still-sluggish recovery: Employers want to cut costs and payrolls by limiting their workers to fewer than 35 hours a week. But the trend might also reflect a lasting shift among restaurants and coffee shops, said John Silvia, chief economist at Wells Fargo.

“A lot of companies have figured out that they didn’t need employees to sell coffee between 2 and 4 p.m. that nobody is buying,” Silvia said.

Employers slow to hire

The “Help Wanted” signs are out: There were 4.6 million available jobs in May, according to government data, the most in seven years and 20 percent more than a year ago. Yet not enough of those jobs are being filled.

University of Chicago economists calculated that it took an average of more than 25 days for employers to fill a vacant job in May. That was up from an average of 22.5 days last year and is the longest such figure in the 13 years that the data have been tracked.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/busin...
Neutral Party

Prospect, KY

#3318 Aug 9, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> U.S. TRADE GAP LOWEST SINCE JANUARY.....Associated Press .(8-7-14)....Trade deficit falls 7% in June, after sharp decline in imports......Economy is doing too well, for so many to be that far from the reality......Agenda is no match for actual economic strength.....
How does this help the unemployed as we have the lowest labor participation rate in 40 years? The only job growth is abundant part time jobs without benefits. How does it help them?

We still have the highest rate of people on food stamps and no sign of decline.

If you think this tinkling of good news is a sign Oblamo is doing a good job, you are not very observant.

You should sue your union for deception and collusion as they have made you a robotic tool of the left.
Neutral Party

Prospect, KY

#3319 Aug 9, 2014
America is answering this question:

Nearly 6 in 10 disapprove of Oblamo's performance.

Less than 4 in 10 approve of Obamo's performance.

Since: Oct 12

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#3320 Aug 9, 2014
WORKERS PRODUCTIVITY SHOWS REBOUND....INCREASE IS A SHARP TURNAROUND FROM POOR FIRST-QUARTER SHOWING......Associated Press .(8-9-14)......Quit the bullshit, it all should be about AMERICA.....
Wait what

Columbus, OH

#3321 Aug 9, 2014
Obama takes Bush’s secrecy games one step further

http://www.salon.com/2012/03/26/obama_takes_b...
Wait what

Columbus, OH

#3322 Aug 9, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
WORKERS PRODUCTIVITY SHOWS REBOUND....INCREASE IS A SHARP TURNAROUND FROM POOR FIRST-QUARTER SHOWING......Associated Press .(8-9-14)......Quit the bullshit, it all should be about AMERICA.....
Reporting your neighbors is being all about America? Opening your mail prior to delivery, listening to every conversation which are now recorded even on buses, deposits of $3000 now must have a source reported to the bank? This is your America?
Neutral Party

Prospect, KY

#3323 Aug 10, 2014
If it is about America you should be wanting to get Oblamo out of office. He sucks.

Since: Oct 12

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#3324 Aug 10, 2014
Neutral Party wrote:
If it is about America you should be wanting to get Oblamo out of office. He sucks.
Must be awful, going thru your life, knowing your opinion IS IN THE MINORITY, NATIONALLY.......? Sad, little Kentucky......Too bad we can't run him agin....lol....

Since: Aug 11

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#3326 Aug 10, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
WORKERS PRODUCTIVITY SHOWS REBOUND....INCREASE IS A SHARP TURNAROUND FROM POOR FIRST-QUARTER SHOWING......Associated Press .(8-9-14)......Quit the bullshit, it all should be about AMERICA.....
The 7.5 Million People Who Can't Find Full-Time Employment

By Amanda Alix

August 10, 2014

The Great Recession has left an indelible mark on American workers, saddling the labor market with a historically high number of long-term unemployed and discouraged workers.

But, even among the working, troubles persist. The U.S. currently has 7.5 million persons working part-time involuntarily, simply because they cannot find full-time jobs. For a host of reasons, this state of affairs is not only depressing wages for the affected workers, but is harming the entire American workforce.

Part-time work dilutes jobs figures

The number of those employed part-time for economic reasons – as the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls them – is disturbingly high, a mere 2.2 million fewer than the number of Americans currently considered unemployed. Part-time work has become a bit of an epidemic in this post-crisis economy, and the effects are obvious on the labor market as a whole.

The average number of hours worked per week in July, for example, was a dismal 34.5 hours for the fifth month in a row, far short of the once-common 40 hours. Pay remains stuck in a rut, too, with hourly pay increasing a measly 2% over the past 12 months.

The plight of the part-timer

It is easy to see why so many part-time workers can bring down average workweek numbers, as well as pay. Part-timers are often in no position to negotiate pay raises, and suffer from wildly fluctuating work schedules that can cause variations of several hours from one work week to the next.

The issue of irregular work schedules has become huge. Employers schedule employees to maximize their profits, often with no input from the affected workers – and very little notice. A recent study shows that nearly half of all part-time hourly workers get a maximum of one week's advance notice of the hours they will be working for the next week. This situation makes it nearly impossible to coordinate more than one part-time job, which many workers may need to help make ends meet.

Incredibly, erratic work schedules can even include "on-call" status for hourly part-time workers, who are not always paid for a minimum of four hours when they are called in to work. The problem has become so severe that several Democrats on the House Education and the Workforce Committee have introduced legislation called the "Schedules That Work Act" to help give employees more say in their workplace scheduling.

A lop-sided state of affairs

The optimizing of work schedules in this way can be a boon to employers, in several ways. Not only does the practice yield immediate, profitable results for individual businesses, but a steady supply of desperate workers helps keep overall wages down, as part-timers can be used to supplement the full-time workforce, as well as help businesses avoid overtime costs.

Considering the win-win situation for employers, there seems little motivation for them to alter their current hiring and scheduling practices. Unless legislation forces a change, the current state of affairs will continue to be a burden for American workers still struggling to recover from the Great Recession.

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/08...
Neutral Party

Prospect, KY

#3327 Aug 10, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Must be awful, going thru your life, knowing your opinion IS IN THE MINORITY, NATIONALLY.......? Sad, little Kentucky......Too bad we can't run him agin....lol....
Minority? Have you looked at the job approval ratings or been listening to your union bosses?

First of all, minority is less than 50%. Oblamo's approval rating is 41%.

Now who looks really dumb, huh union boy? Your just not that sharp posting "feelings" polls about the direction of the economy or posting about the stock market and three weeks later it has lost the entire year's gains.

If you want a real "feelings" poll look at the one on the direction of the country. That one states that you are in the minority on that one too at 25%. But your union boss probably told you to ignore that one too.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other...

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other...
Neutral Party

Prospect, KY

#3328 Aug 10, 2014
With Oblamo approval in the low 40's and direction of the country lower than that, it has become apparent that America will speak loudly this fall.

The latest poll shows the republican's with 52 seats in the Senate.

IDK if the Republican's will respond as they too are a part of the problem. The best we can hope for is doing what Putin has done to Oblamo in foreign policy, neuter him.

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