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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Illinois a battleground for US Congress races

Illinois a battleground for US Congress races

The 10 Hottest Conservative Women of 2012 - Mr. Conservative

The 10 Hottest Conservative Women of 2012 - Mr. Conservative
10. Michelle Malkin
9. Ann Coulter
8. Laura Ingraham
7. Dana Perino
6. Andrea Tantaros
5. Dana Loesch
4. Tina Korbe
3. S.E. Cupp
2. Megyn Kelly
1. Carrie Prejean




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Obama: High Gas Prices are like a Tax

Infidel Bloggers Alliance: Who is to Blame for Islam's Relentless Encroachment?

Infidel Bloggers Alliance: Who is to Blame for Islam's Relentless Encroachment?

Freudian slip – Rick Santorum’s spokeswoman Alice Stewart refers to Obama’s radical Islamic policies (Video) : Fire Andrea Mitchell!

Freudian slip – Rick Santorum’s spokeswoman Alice Stewart refers to Obama’s radical Islamic policies (Video) : Fire Andrea Mitchell!




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Alexis Raich’s (aka “Emily” on Fringe 4×10) Behind the Scenes Images

Alexis Raich’s (aka “Emily” on Fringe 4×10) Behind the Scenes Images

Why Greece’s and America’s Economies Stink

Why Greece’s and America’s Economies Stink

Chevy Volt - Building A Better Tomorrow

Kanan Makiya: Intervention In Syria Is A Moral And Human Imperative | The New Republic

Kanan Makiya: Intervention In Syria Is A Moral And Human Imperative | The New Republic

The Euro Crisis and the Decline of Europe

The Euro Crisis and the Decline of Europe

City releases teacher performance rankings for the first time ever, after The Post files a freedom of information act seeking the data - NYPOST.com

City releases teacher performance rankings for the first time ever, after The Post files a freedom of information act seeking the data - NYPOST.com

Resist Tyranny: Obama's Political Circle

Resist Tyranny: Obama's Political Circle: The media steadfastly refuses to tell us who Barack Hussein Obama is. But a man is known by the company he keeps. Your instincts tell you t...

Muhammad Cartoon Gallery - HUMAN EVENTS

Muhammad Cartoon Gallery - HUMAN EVENTS

-csl funniest collection of complaints in the comment section I've ever seen /c.s.l.

The War On Women, By Women

The War On Women, By Women

Removal of 287(g) Local Immigration Enforcement Weakens Immigration Policy

Removal of 287(g) Local Immigration Enforcement Weakens Immigration Policy

USPS: Neither Snow, Nor Rain, Nor Bankruptcy?

USPS: Neither Snow, Nor Rain, Nor Bankruptcy?

Hamas ditches Assad, backs Syria revolt - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Hamas ditches Assad, backs Syria revolt - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Blog: 1970 video reveals Romney's core

Blog: 1970 video reveals Romney's core

NJ Teachers’ Union Thugs Protest In Front Of Student’s Home To Send Girl’s Father A Message | LaborUnionReport.com

NJ Teachers’ Union Thugs Protest In Front Of Student’s Home To Send Girl’s Father A Message | LaborUnionReport.com

Rev. Graham: Obama Seen as ‘Son of Islam’ | Vision to America

Rev. Graham: Obama Seen as ‘Son of Islam’ | Vision to America

Friday, February 24, 2012

Taliban's Response to Obama's Apology: 'Kill Them, Beat Them, Take Them as Prisoners' | CNSNews.com

Taliban's Response to Obama's Apology: 'Kill Them, Beat Them, Take Them as Prisoners' | CNSNews.com

INDIANA House Committee Paves Way for Death Tax Elimination

http://www.hoosieraccess.com/2012/02/24/house-committee-paves-way-for-death-tax-elimination/


Today's #HoosierHighlight: State Rep @Jud_McMillin discusses SB 1, the Right to defend against unlawful entry

http://www.hoosieraccess.com/2012/02/22/restoring-rights-protecting-police/


STATEHOUSE — Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) has been working to improve Senate Bill 1 for Hoosiers and Hoosier law enforcement alike. Senate Bill 1 seeks to address a court ruling from this summer, Barnes v. State, where the Indiana Supreme Court ruled that a person may never forcefully resist the unlawful intrusion of a law enforcement officer.

The legislation Rep. McMillin has put forth works to restore the law to how it was before this ruling, while also adding a provision to protect police officers from deadly force.

“We have simply better defined how a person can lawfully protect their home,” said Rep. McMillin. “A homeowner can protect their home against unlawful entry as long as they aren’t using excessive force.”

A person can reasonably resist if they feel the entry is unlawful and can also seek remedy in our legal system. The decision on what is reasonable resistance will be left to the judges and juries to decide.

“Everybody should have the opportunity to resist anything unlawful that is happening to them,said Rep. McMillin. “We can’t make a blanket exception, every case is different, and that is why we must provide the opportunity for judges and juries to make these determinations.”



This bill clearly outlines the rights an individual has to defend their home. The legislation still maintains that a person’s home is their castle and works within the Castle Doctrine.

“This legislation protects the castle doctrine, and protects police against deadly force,” said Rep. McMillin. It is important to note that this bill does not provide criminals a safe haven to conduct illegal activities behind closed doors.”


The SB1 passed out of the Courts and Criminal Code Committee this afternoon.






via @HoosierAccess

Today's : State Rep discusses SB 1, the Right to defend against unlawful entry.

Illinois Politicians Plot New Assaults on Gun Ownership

Illinois Politicians Plot New Assaults on Gun Ownership

Gun owners in Illinois are bracing for a fight against the latest round of legislation aimed at inhibiting their right to keep and bear arms. With efforts to essentially ban the ownership of firearms having been struck down by the Supreme Court, and Illinois now standing as the only state that makes no provision for legal concealed carry of firearms, leftist politicians in Chicago and throughout the state are far from conceding defeat.

This time, according to critics, they are attempting to interfere with the free exercise of Second Amendment liberties by simply taxing gun ownership and use beyond the means of many residents.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Obama Gas Premium | RNC: Republican National Committee | GOP

Obama Gas Premium | RNC: Republican National Committee | GOP

Social Security vs. Private Retirement Accounts | LearnLiberty

Social Security vs. Private Retirement Accounts | LearnLiberty

Berkeley Man Murdered While Police Monitor #OccupyOakland March

Berkeley Man Murdered While Police Monitor #OccupyOakland March

The Economist: Dodd-Frank’s “Failures,” “Flaws” And “Muddle” Hurt Economy | House Committee on Financial Services

The Economist: Dodd-Frank’s “Failures,” “Flaws” And “Muddle” Hurt Economy | House Committee on Financial Services

‘Lunch-In’ Protests Crackdown on Homemade Lunches

‘Lunch-In’ Protests Crackdown on Homemade Lunches

Pennsylvania: Muslim Admits Attacking Atheist; Muslim Judge Dismisses Case! « Creeping Sharia

Pennsylvania: Muslim Admits Attacking Atheist; Muslim Judge Dismisses Case! « Creeping Sharia: The Pennsylvania State Director of American Atheists, Inc., Mr. Ernest Perce V., was assaulted by a Muslim while participating in a Halloween parade. Along with a Zombie Pope, Ernest was costumed as Zombie Muhammad. The assault was caught on video, the Muslim man admitted to his crime and charges were filed in what should have been an open-and-shut case. That’s not what happened, though.

The defendant is an immigrant and claims he did not know his actions were illegal, or that it was legal in this country to represent Muhammad in any form. To add insult to injury, he also testified that his 9 year old son was present, and the man said he felt he needed to show his young son that he was willing to fight for his Prophet.

The case went to trial, and as circumstances would dictate, Judge Mark Martin is also a Muslim. What transpired next was surreal. The Judge not only ruled in favor of the defendant, but called Mr. Perce a name and told him that if he were in a Muslim country, he’d be put to death.







Judge Mark Martin

obamas-corporate-tax-hike

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/02/23/obamas-corporate-tax-hike When we see the details, however, expect the closed loopholes to target oil and other non-"green" energy companies with particular aggressiveness, meaning higher gasoline and home heating oil prices for all Americans. After all, Obama needs to pay for his increasing the subsidy for the Chevy Volt from $7,500 to $10,000 per vehicle -- for a car whose average buyer has an annual income of $170,000. Now that's income redistribution! Obama's new tax plan is not aiming to be revenue-neutral; instead it is intended to help reduce the deficit, which is to say it is intended to be a net tax increase of the most economically-damaging sort. And that brings us to the heart of the Obama proposal: a shiny new tax on American companies' foreign-earned (and not repatriated) profits.

Gingrich campaign warned 2nd time for financial dealings - Washington Times

Gingrich campaign warned 2nd time for financial dealings - Washington Times

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Blog: 'Voter satisfaction' number in Carter territory

Blog: 'Voter satisfaction' number in Carter territory

Online Group To Host Alternative Nominating Contest For Candidate To Challenge Obama, GOP Nominee | Fox News

Online Group To Host Alternative Nominating Contest For Candidate To Challenge Obama, GOP Nominee | Fox News

25 Signs That The Nazification Of America Is Almost Complete | Culture Wars Right Side News

25 Signs That The Nazification Of America Is Almost Complete | Culture Wars Right Side News

Florida Drivers Shelling Out Nearly $6 A Gallon At Some Gas Stations « CBS Tampa

Florida Drivers Shelling Out Nearly $6 A Gallon At Some Gas Stations « CBS Tampa

Proposed Changes In The Corporate Tax Rate | Bankrupting America

Proposed Changes In The Corporate Tax Rate | Bankrupting America February 22, 2012

Today, the Obama administration proposed reworking the corporate tax code. According to the Wall Street Journal , the proposal would lower the tax rate for corporations to 28 percent from 35 percent, but overall the plan would raise the amount of taxes collected by the federal government. How can this be? How can you lower the tax rate and collect more revenue? Even though the current tax rate is 35 percent, popular deductions and credits actually lower the effective tax rate (in other words, the tax rate that corporations actually pay in taxes). Currently, the effective tax rate is estimated to be between 22 and 27 percent.

As we mentioned in our handy fact sheet on taxes:

When a person hears the discussion of the corporate tax rate, it is usually in context of the highest rate. For corporations that earn profits greater than $18,333,333, they are taxed at the top rate of 35 percent. But due to the complexity of the tax code, credits, and deductions, among other reasons, virtually no one pays the top tax rate of 35 percent. The effective tax rate, which accounts for all “deductions, credits, depreciation, and preference in the tax code,” is estimated to be between 22 and 27 percent. No matter if you are looking at the actual rate or the effective rate of taxes, “the United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the industrialized world.”

Yemeni President Ousted

Yemeni President Ousted

Afghans rescue 41 child suicide bombers

http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/afghans-rescue-41-child-suicide-bombers/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Muslims stone Christians on Temple Mount .... and in other Islamic violence - Atlas Shrugs

Muslims stone Christians on Temple Mount .... and in other Islamic violence - Atlas Shrugs: Obama say, "Respect it!" Respect the most intolerant, extreme and racist ideology on the face of the earth. Stoning Christians at our holy sites, and ...... in other violence, Muslim terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip fired a Grad-type missile at the southern Israel city of Beersheva on Saturday.

Islamic Conquest of India: Bloodiest in the history of the world

Islamic Conquest of India: Bloodiest in the history of the world

Probabilistic processors possibly pack potent punch

Probabilistic processors possibly pack potent punch: A DARPA-funded processor start-up has made bold claims about a new kind of processor that computes using probabilities, rather than the traditional ones and zeroes of conventional processors. Lyric Semiconductor, an MIT spin-off, claims that its probabilistic processors could speed up some kinds of computation by a factor of a thousand, allowing racks of servers to be replaced with small processing appliances.

Calculations involving probabilities have a wide range of applications. Many spam filters, for example, work on the basis of probability; if an e-mail contains the word "Viagra" it's more likely to be spam than one which doesn't, and with enough of these likely-to-be-spam words, the filter can flag the mail as being spam with a high degree of confidence. Probabilities are represented as numbers between 0, impossible, and 1, certain. A fair coin toss has a probability of 0.5 of coming up heads.

False Narrative Abounds Over Virginia’s Sonogram Law - Big Journalism

False Narrative Abounds Over Virginia’s Sonogram Law - Big Journalism

School District Wants Teachers in the Classroom Full-Time, but the Union Won’t Agree

School District Wants Teachers in the Classroom Full-Time, but the Union Won’t Agree

Blog: The Greek Tragedy is a Case Study in Class Warfare

Blog: The Greek Tragedy is a Case Study in Class Warfare: Greece is in a financial bind, and if Greece's problems can't be solved, it could mean the beginning of the end of the eurozone experiment. European leaders are confident that they can close a deal with Greece on Monday and stave off disaster, but Greece isn't the only eurozone country facing financial Armageddon. Spain and Portugal, to name just two others, are waiting in the wings to see what transpires. The deal that's struck between Greece and European finance ministers will become the precedent for other countries that are sure to follow.

No matter what happens, there is bound to be discontent that has the potential to explode. European countries have built intricate webs of unsustainable social programs that affect every member of society, and they must be unraveled if the eurozone hopes to survive. Real and imagined winners and losers in the process will be at each others' throats, and more violence similar to what we have witnessed in Greece over the past week is probably inevitable.

If the Facts Don’t Fit, Just Change the Facts. « American Elephants

If the Facts Don’t Fit, Just Change the Facts. « American ElephantsThe progressive, postmodern left is under the delusion that they are better people, more virtuous, less racist, more compassionate, more loving, much more fair-minded and far more tolerant than those who disagree with them politically.

They have the odd characteristic of listening only to themselves. Their knowledge of the beliefs and aspirations of the other party (the evil right-wingers) comes from what they claim we think and say, rather than risking any actual exposure to Republican thought. You will notice that they are unable to defend their ideas without ad-hominum attacks or calling names. Maxine Waters said Republicans are “Demons,” which was new and different.

Where they excel is in redefining the ideas and thought of the right. We have an excellent example right now. Conservatives are outraged at the idea that Catholics are to be required to pay for birth control and abortion-inducing drugs for their personnel and employees — in complete opposition to Constitutionally guaranteed freedom of religion.

That has been redefined by Democrats as “Republicans want to ban birth control.” Nancy Pelosi, Patty Murray and Kathleen Sebelius have gone public saying just that. I’ve already seen the ads on the internet. That it is a complete lie is no problem.

Paul Ryan’s heroic efforts to find a way to save Medicare from collapse, have been redefined as “eliminating Medicare“, and “pushing Granny over a cliff.” That this is a complete lie is no problem.

A move to prevent vote fraud by requiring voters to show picture ID, something the rest of us have to do every time we pay by check, is redefined as “disenfranchising poor black Americans.”

Small business and Chamber of Commerce complaints about excessive regulation preventing job growth are redefined as Republican attempts to “gut the regulations” that protect ordinary people.

Republican efforts to force the government to approve drilling permits and build the Keystone XL pipeline have been redefined as “Republicans’ don’t care about clean air and clean water.” Obama said that, repeatedly.

Republican support for Israel has been redefined as opposition to the “Peace Process,” and unconcern for poor Palestinian refugees.

Conservative opposition to ObamaCare has been redefined as not only opposition to better more caring medicine, but an attempt to go back to the day when people were forced into bankruptcy by evil insurance companies.

Legitimate concern about domestic terrorism (at least 45 attacks) and Islamic radicalism is redefined as Islamophobia.

Demand for safe borders and enforcing immigration law is redefined as racism and anti-Hispanic prejudice.

Conservative objections to money squandered on unworkable “clean energy” projects like Solyndra, electric cars, biofuels, electric batteries, wind farms, giant solar arrays is redefined as Luddite opposition to the demands of the 21st century and/or subservience to Big Oil.

They not only redefine the subject, they turn it into a direct personal attack on people who disagree. In the Progressive world, they don’t tolerate disagreement.

Here is Obama’s speech at a fund-raiser this week in San Francisco. You’ve got the toughest economy, the worst financial crisis, worst economic crisis (no it’s not) since the Great Depression, redefined on the spot into an America that’s moving on the right track. The job growth of 250,000 jobs last month is redefined into a great accomplishment even though in the same month 1.2 million people quit looking for work and dropped out of the labor force.

If you have the patience for it, read the whole speech. This is dazzling footwork at creating the coming Utopia, if he can just redefine human nature, and redefine the mess he’s made, and redefine his own failures into accomplishments. Will the people buy it?

» MUST SEE: Leader of the new British Freedom Party has harsh words for the Islamic plague currently engulfing the West Bare Naked Islam

» MUST SEE: Leader of the new British Freedom Party has harsh words for the Islamic plague currently engulfing the West Bare Naked Islam

USA tent 'cities' on rise as US economy crumbles (23Dec11)

Tents and Slab City, new realities for middle-class Americans

Tents and Slab City, new realities for middle-class Americans

AMERICA TODAY: Heartbreaking Pictures From New Jersey's Homeless 'Tent City'

AMERICA TODAY: Heartbreaking Pictures From New Jersey's Homeless 'Tent City': Sep. 8, 2011

Economic Woes Lead To Proliferation Of Tent Cities Nationwide | Fox News

Economic Woes Lead To Proliferation Of Tent Cities Nationwide | Fox News

Tent cities help house Myrtle Beach homeless | SCNOW

Tent cities help house Myrtle Beach homeless | SCNOW

BBC News - Panorama - America's homeless resort to tent cities

BBC News - Panorama - America's homeless resort to tent cities

Barack Obama | Homeless | Poverty Level | The Daily Caller

Barack Obama | Homeless | Poverty Level | The Daily Caller: February 19, 2012
BBC: 5,000 unemployed Americans living in tent-city Obamavilles

'It's been a mild winter' for 2 dozen homeless living in tent city near Ann Arbor

'It's been a mild winter' for 2 dozen homeless living in tent city near Ann Arbor

Mother Angelica’s network isn’t buying Obama’s contraception ruse - The Washington Post

Mother Angelica’s network isn’t buying Obama’s contraception ruse - The Washington Post: Don’t pick a fight, the saying goes, with a man who buys ink by the barrel. Here’s a corollary for President Obama: Don’t pick a fight with an elderly, retired, cloistered nun who founded the world’s largest religious media network.

That is precisely the mistake Obama made when his administration announced that religious employers like Mother Angelica’s Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) would be forced to provide coverage for contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs — a violation of their deeply held religious beliefs. The Obama policy, EWTN declared in a federal lawsuit last week, is “un-American, unprecedented and flagrantly unconstitutional.”

Arrested for protesting ObamaCare: Catholic priest, Protestant minister - Wilmington Conservative | Examiner.com

Arrested for protesting ObamaCare: Catholic priest, Protestant minister - Wilmington Conservative | Examiner.com

The Real Employment Data Are Bleak And Don't Look Good For An Obama Re-Election - Investors.com

The Real Employment Data Are Bleak And Don't Look Good For An Obama Re-Election - Investors.com


Economy: The media machine that desperately wants Barack Obama re-elected has turned its focus on what it says are good unemployment numbers. The truth, though, is the job climate in America is miserable.

While the media and the administration portray the most recent jobs number — 8.3% unemployment — as good economic news, more sober minds understand what's really going on. The facts show a jobs slump that should not get an incumbent president re-elected.

Sure, the jobless rate is falling. But according to the Congressional Budget Office, we are going through the longest stretch of high unemployment since the Depression. The rate has been higher than 8% since February 2009, the month after Obama took office.

And, says the CBO, it is expected to stay above 8% through 2014.

Even worse for an administration straining to make the case that it deserves to be around for another four years is the real unemployment rate. It's not 8.3%, but closer to 15%, a figure that reflects those who "would like to work but have not searched for a job in the past four weeks as well as those who are working part time but would prefer full-time work," says the CBO.

Another White House problem comes from this in the CBO report: "The share of unemployed people looking for work for more than six months — referred to as the long-term unemployed — topped 40% in December 2009 for the first time since 1948, when such data began to be collected; it has remained above that level ever since."

The CBO data aren't isolated. Gallup reports that its unemployment rate based on weekly surveys stands at 9%, while underemployment is at a hefty 19%.

Also threatening Obama's re-election offensive is the nation's shrinking labor force (see chart). Many laid-off workers, frustrated by grim prospects, have stopped looking for jobs and are no longer in the labor pool.

That makes the jobless rate look better, as that number is a percentage of the labor force, not the overall national population. But those jobless Americans are real people who will cast real votes in November.

The trouble is fixing these facts in voters' minds. They need to know the full truth, not the half-truth the media and the White House feed them.

UPDATED: Catholic priest, pro-life activists arrested outside White House protesting Obama mandate | LifeSiteNews.com

UPDATED: Catholic priest, pro-life activists arrested outside White House protesting Obama mandate | LifeSiteNews.com

February 16, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Six pro-life activists, including one Catholic priest, were arrested this morning in front of the White House while holding a peaceful prayer vigil in protest against the Obama administration’s birth control mandate. They were released shortly thereafter, after paying a $100 fine.

Fr. Denis Wilde, the Associate Director of Priests for Life, told LifeSiteNews that by their arrests the protesters hoped to send a “wake-up call” to President Obama that opposition to his mandate is not going away.

Rev. Patrick Mahoney being arrested this morning

The six were arrested on a charge of “disobeying a lawful order.” The priest explained that while it is legal to hold protests in front of the White House, protesters are not allowed to remain stationary, including if they kneel down and pray.

“Occupy Wall Street protesters have been occupying federal property for months, but when we kneel in prayer, the police are called in and we are arrested,” Father Wilde said. “We knew that was the risk when we gathered today, and we will do it again regardless of the risk. What people of faith – of every faith – need to do now is stand with us.”

In addition to Fr. Wilde those arrested were Jeff White and his teenage daughters Joanna and Jayne White of Survivors, Rev. Pat Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, and a local pro-lifer named John Randy Corish.

Fr. Frank Pavone, the head of Priests for Life, told LifeSiteNews.com: “The men arrested today, including our Associate Director, reveal the fact that the response to the unjust Obama mandate cannot be limited to the Courts, the Congress, and the press. It must bring us to the streets of America.”

“Over the years, the other side in this battle has tried to make the public afraid of us by painting us as arrogant, hateful, and violent. In reality, the other side should be afraid precisely because we are humble, peaceful, and prayerful, because therein lies the force that uproots injustice from society.”

A note on the Facebook page of Fr. Pavone of Priests for Life prior to the protest said that the protesters at the prayer vigil Thursday morning expected to meet with arrest, but said that “civil disobedience is called for.”

Pro-life groups including the Christian Defense Coalition, Operation Rescue, Rock for Life, Students for Life of America, and Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust were all slated to join the prayer vigil.

“The faith community can never be silent or indifferent when it comes to matters of justice, human rights and religious liberty. We want to make it clear to President Obama that Christians would rather spend time in a jail cell than be coerced into complying with an mandate that violates our religious beliefs!” said Operation Rescue in a statement Tuesday.

Obama’s mandate that all employers cover all birth control, including abortifacients like ella, and sterilizations, has united Christians from numerous denominations in an unprecedented show of opposition. Despite an “accommodation” from the Obama administration last Friday ostensibly designed to appease religious-based opposition, the protests have only increased in vehemence, with the United States Conference of Catholic bishops denouncing the “accommodation” as insufficient.

Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church has said that he would “go to jail rather than cave in to a government mandate that violates what God commands us to do.” Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), has also said Christians would go to jail if the mandate was not changed.

Kemper pointed out what he said was a double-standard in the police treatment of the pro-life activists: that while “Occupy people can live on federal property…these leaders cannot pray on public property” without being arrested. Kemper posted images of the protest in progress on his blog Thursday morning.

RealClearPolitics - High Real Unemployment Data Reflect Poorly on Obama

RealClearPolitics - High Real Unemployment Data Reflect Poorly on Obama: The media machine that desperately wants Barack Obama re-elected has turned its focus on what it says are good unemployment numbers. The truth, though, is the job climate in America is miserable.

While the media and the administration portray the most recent jobs number — 8.3% unemployment — as good economic news, more sober minds understand what's really going on. The facts show a jobs slump that should not get an incumbent president re-elected.

Working-Age Americans | White House Economic Report | The Daily Caller

Working-Age Americans | White House Economic Report | The Daily Caller: White House officials are trying to downplay the growing political damage caused by a shrinking federal statistic: the percentage of working-age Americans who actually have jobs.

The increasingly visible statistic shows that roughly 11 million working-age Americans are being excluded from the nation’s formal tally of 13.75 million unemployed Americans.

Today’s 2012 Economic Report of the President attempts to bury the statistic in a 448-page blizzard of statistics, jargon and reassuring comparisons. “In the last 23 months, businesses have created 3.7 million jobs,” says the upbeat report, released at 4 p.m. on a Friday afternoon by the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Blog: White House hides the big drop in percentage of working Americans

Blog: White House hides the big drop in percentage of working Americans

It's not the same as the unemployment rate. It is the workplace participation rate that shows the true horror of Obama's jobless "recovery."

Quite simply, the percentage of working-age Americans who have a job is crashing. Daily Caller:

A new chart produced by the Republican Study Committee shows the downward jumps of that job-participation rate, even after President Barack Obama deployed his trillion-dollar stimulus in February 2009, and after Obama declared the summer of 2010 a "Recovery Summer."

"I expect you will be seeing this chart on the House floor during debates, it will be shown at town hall meetings and in district events," committee spokesman Brian Straessle told The Daily Caller.

Amid the optimistic text in today's economic report, the detailed tables reveal a sharp statistical decline.In 2000, 64.4 percent of working-age Americans had formal jobs, either full-time or part-time, according to Table B-35 on page 361. That was the measure's high water mark.

The ratio drifted down to 63.0 percent in 2007 before hitting the skids in the 2008 recession that was largely caused by federal real-estate policies.

By October 2009, five months after the recession technically ended, the ratio hit bottom at 58.5 percent, where it remained two years later in December 2011.

Given the nation's working-age population of 240.5 million, that 4.5 percent drop means that roughly 11 million Americans have fallen out of the workforce. They are excluded, however, from the nation's formal unemployment rolls - which document only 13.75 million unemployed Americans.

By excluding those non-working Americans, the White House can claim that the formal unemployment rate has fallen to 8.3 percent in January 2012, down from a peak of 10 percent in 2009.

Some of those 11 million workers not being counted retired early or have started their own businesses. The real number of jobless Americans is hidden by the BLS number which only counts those actively looking for work who are unemployed. There are at least another 5 million workers who are too discouraged to look for work as well, bringing the actual unemployment rate to over 17% - not counting part time or underemployed workers.

Will the American people be snowed by the White House rosey take on unemployment? They will manipulate this figure so that by the time of the election, they will claim massive increases when the real numbers tell a different story.


Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/02/white_house_hides_the_big_drop_in_percentage_of_working_americans.html#ixzz1mo0koX3J

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