Why Did Obama Ignore the Black Community when Trump Isn’t? Ask Jesus

[I was] in prison and you visited me Matthew 25:36c There was an interesting story at ABC (via Instapundit) that jumped out at me this morning concerning President Trump's relationship with the Black community vs President Obama's. "This is probably the most pro-active administration regarding urban America and the faith-based community in my lifetime," Scott … Continue reading Why Did Obama Ignore the Black Community when Trump Isn’t? Ask Jesus

Waking to a Christmas Layoff the True minimum wage remains at Zero Goal $3600 or 95 $20 subscribers ($5736.74 & 7.5 subscribers so far) Another Update

I was planning to write a piece this morning on the Arab threats that if we recognized Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel they would not make peace with them (as opposed to the every other reason that they have not made peace with Israel over the last 70 years) when I got a phone … Continue reading Waking to a Christmas Layoff the True minimum wage remains at Zero Goal $3600 or 95 $20 subscribers ($5736.74 & 7.5 subscribers so far) Another Update

Illinois businesses and jobs escape to Wisconsin

By John Ruberry Last Monday I had a errand to run for work--which brought me to Milwaukee's suburbs. And for the first time in five years I drove on Interstate 94 north of the Illinois-Wisconsin state line--on what is known as the Milwaukee to Kenosha I-94 Corridor. A lot has changed since 2012. As I … Continue reading Illinois businesses and jobs escape to Wisconsin

If you thought Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan was too big, Democrats say, “hold my beer”

In recent months I've held my tongue regarding President Trump's upcoming proposal for a $1 trillion infrastructure plan. While it goes against my firm beliefs in reining in the federal government and reducing budgets rather than increasing them, it's premature to oppose it wholeheartedly. After all, his promise to make private investments the bulk of … Continue reading If you thought Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan was too big, Democrats say, “hold my beer”

Anarchy in the USA: Trump, America’s first punk rock president

By John Ruberry 1977 was the year that music came out of the concert halls and into the streets; when independent labels sprang out of the woodwork to feed new tastes; when rock music once again became about energy and fun; when the majors' boardrooms lost control. Suddenly we could do anything. —Liner notes to … Continue reading Anarchy in the USA: Trump, America’s first punk rock president

Economic malaise – the part-time factor

By Steve Eggleston It's been a few months since I've been writing, and the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Recession seemed an appropriate time to return to the ranks of the punditry. I jumped into the middle of a Twitter mini-discussion over the part-time portion of the workforce, specifically … Continue reading Economic malaise – the part-time factor

March jobs report – ugly

By Steve Eggleston Before I get to the bad news, I do have some good news, indeed the best news though it is almost 2,000 years old. Jesus Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Have a blessed Easter. On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the March jobs report, and it was a … Continue reading March jobs report – ugly

November jobs report – seasoning is everything

By Steve Eggleston On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the November jobs report, and everybody focused on the seasonally-adjusted gain of 321,000 jobs, 314,000 in the private sector. I'll join the club and start there. On a seasonally-adjusted basis, that is the best overall and private-sector 1-month gain since January 2012, when the … Continue reading November jobs report – seasoning is everything

Canada poised to outflank Obama on Keystone XL dithering

By John Ruberry President Obama may soon find out what how it feels to be un-upped by Canada in a hockey-style shootout. Since his inauguration nearly six years ago, Obama has been dragging his feet in regards to approving the Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed pipeline will bring much-needed petroleum from our friends in Alberta … Continue reading Canada poised to outflank Obama on Keystone XL dithering

August jobs report – Can’t hide the decline

By Steve Eggleston Yesterday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August jobs report, and the news was not good. The seasonally-adjusted 144,000 non-farm jobs added, with 134,000 in the private sector, broke the 8-month streak of at least 200,000 jobs added per month, and was unexpectedly worse than the expert consensus of 220,000-230,000 jobs … Continue reading August jobs report – Can’t hide the decline

With Iraq on fire, Obama must finally approve Keystone XL

By John Ruberry For over five years President Obama has been dithering in regards to building the Keystone XL pipeline, which if constructed, will bring petroleum from the oil sands in western Canada to America's heartland. Over in Iraq, Obama is utilizing token measures in an attempt to slow the terror group ISIS and to … Continue reading With Iraq on fire, Obama must finally approve Keystone XL

July jobs report – Same old story, same old song and dance

By Steve Eggleston Yesterday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the July jobs report, which says that on a seasonally-adjusted basis, the economy added 209,000 jobs with the unemployment rate ticking up 0.1 percentage point to 6.2%. That marks the 6th month in a row that there were at least 200,000 jobs added, the first … Continue reading July jobs report – Same old story, same old song and dance

The slow destruction of the 40-hour workweek

By Steve Eggleston The political forces that gave us the 40-hour workweek have been working at its destruction for quite a while. The delayed employer health insurance mandate that is part of PlaceboCare was designed to force employers to cover those employees who work at least 30 hours per week. Just last month, the Democrat … Continue reading The slow destruction of the 40-hour workweek

The June jobs report – more of the same

By Steve Eggleston Because Independence Day fell on Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the June employment and jobs report on Thursday. On the surface, much of the report seems strong, especially considering the jobs numbers for April and May were revised upward. On a seasonally-adjusted basis, there were 288,000 more non-farm jobs and … Continue reading The June jobs report – more of the same

Nearly 1 in 8 men and over 1 in 4 women aged 25-54 not in the workforce

By Steve Eggleston An item released yesterday from the Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee caught my eye. In it, they note that nearly 1 in 8 men between the ages of 25 and 54, long considered the prime workforce, are not even in the workforce, and that once those officially unemployed are added to … Continue reading Nearly 1 in 8 men and over 1 in 4 women aged 25-54 not in the workforce

March jobs report – still a long way to go

By Steve Eggleston The March jobs report came out yesterday, and it contained relatively good news. The toplines were: 192,000 jobs added on a seasonally-adjusted basis, slightly ahead of the anemic +183,000/month pace over the past year The same 192,000 jobs added on the private-sector side, pushing the total to 116,087,000 An unemployment rate unchanged … Continue reading March jobs report – still a long way to go

February jobs report – good against only expectations

By Steve Eggleston Yesterday, the February jobs report was released. On a seasonally-adjusted basis, the economy added 175,000 jobs, with 162,000 coming in the private sector. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate ticked up by 0.1 percentage points to 6.7% as 264,000 people entered or re-entered the workforce and employment increased by only 42,000. That was not … Continue reading February jobs report – good against only expectations

Jobs – The Presidency In Review

By Steve Eggleston Yesterday, the January 2014 jobs report was released. The toplines were a mixed bag, with a less-than-expected 113,000 jobs added on a seasonally-adjusted basis, to bring the total number of jobs to 137,499,000, and a methodology-influenced 638,000 increase in employment on a seasonally-adjusted basis, to bring the total number of employed to … Continue reading Jobs – The Presidency In Review

Who knew blue states were doing so well?

One of the basic rules of economics is supply and demand. If there is an excessive quantity of an item its relative value drops, this applies not just to basic products and services, but to things such as the money supply. Likewise if you have an item in short supply, it because more valuable and … Continue reading Who knew blue states were doing so well?

Ny-18 Sean Maloney & the Enron Jobs Model

I hinted a bit at some claims by Sean Manhattan Transfer Maloney as being a part of a company that created 100's of jobs. Turns out this company is called Kiodex, Inc., a risk management firm. Well yeah Risk management financial sector, I'm sure this is a great company, hiring great people, making great financial … Continue reading Ny-18 Sean Maloney & the Enron Jobs Model