Posts Tagged ‘Jobs’

GOP & Jobs

Posted: March 18, 2011 in Commentary
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If you thought that the change in the house to a GOP majority meant that companies were suddenly going to start shitting out new jobs, then you need a reality check. The economy is still a mess and that isn’t going to change just because of an election. It’s going to be a mess for years to come.

FACT: Unemployment is down… BUT that is because of an increase in companies like Wal-mart needing low paid part time workers and many other people just giving up on finding a job and their unemployment running out.

In spite of what some people think you can not feed a family of four and keep a roof over your head on a minimum wage part time job. 20 hours a week @ 7.50 and hour is not enough to live on.

FACT: The government can’t employ everyone. Unless you want one of those sixteen thousand new IRS jobs that will be created by Obamacare. Which in and of itself is a complete joke.

FACT: Companies won’t be hiring en-mass until they know what the ramifications of hiring large numbers of employees under Obama’s ill advised health care plan. Many companies are trying to find ways to pay for the employees they have now. This will surely lead to higher prices on many services or goods. Are you an AT&T customer? Most of us are… Get ready for rate increases. AT&T alone figures it will cost them one billion to cover all their employees. Who do you think is gonna pay for that?

So again those of you who are already jumping up and down about the jobs promises that were made, shuddup it took almost eight years to get into this mess (longer really) it’s going to take a lot more than two months to get out of it

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Following his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama has turned his attention to job creation. Here are some facets of his administration’s plan:

  • Everyone permitted one fake college degree per resumé
  • Phasing out second interviews so all three top candidates get hired
  • For one day a week, factories may adopt the wage and safety laws of a Southeast Asian country of the owner’s choice
  • Grants to youngsters who are gifted at mining
  • Government program to train unemployed factory workers to weld 500 joints a minute so they stay competitive with robots
  • Offer generous early retirement packages to workers who are extremely good at their jobs, thereby creating four to five new positions for incompetent morons
  • Obama to talk to nation’s brothers-in-law one at a time to see if they can make a little something happen at their big-time landscaping businesses
  • Upping education spending to help ensure that Americans’ English communication skills are on par with India’s and China’s by 2018

From The Onion


America’s jobs crisis began a decade ago. Long before the housing bubble burst and Wall Street melted down, something in our national job-creation machine went horribly wrong.

The years between the brief 2001 recession and the 2008 financial collapse gave us solid growth in our gross national product, soaring corporate profits, and a low unemployment rate—but job creation lagged stubbornly behind, more so than in any economic expansion since World War II.

The Great Recession wiped out what amounts to every U.S. job created in the 21st century. But even if the recession had never happened, if the economy had simply treaded water, the United States would have entered 2010 with 15 million fewer jobs than economists say it should have.

Read It @ NationalJournal