As I have written in the past, everywhere I go I see GOOD things happening. Large commercial developments, new homes being built, people shopping and Help Wanted signs.
An unemployment rate of 3.7% confirms that GOOD things are happening all over America. Many economists consider a 5% unemployment rate as being an economy that is at full employment. When I questioned this 5% theory in an economics class in college the professor explained that there will always be some people who are unemployed for a variety of reasons. As we discussed this further it then made sense to me.
When you consider that we have a 3.7% unemployment rate with a Labor Participation Rate at one of the highest points in history this is even more remarkable. Labor Force Participation Rate definition: the percentage of the population that is of working age (16) and are also members of the workforce. If you look at unemployment rate charts for the last ten years you will see that they indicate that the rate went up quickly during Obama’s first years in office (he blamed it on Bush 43). During this time the Democrats also had a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. And then the unemployment rate began to fall every month. One month, when there were only 13,000 new jobs, reported the Obama Administration declared that the unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a point to 4.7 percent. This is statistically impossible! When I saw this, I did some research and discovered that the Obama Administration was “manipulating” the number of people that they counted as being part of the workforce! They significantly reduced the number of weeks that anyone who became unemployed was eligible for unemployment benefits, and then stopped counting them as being part of the workforce when they were not drawing unemployment benefit checks.
While his administration was manipulating the numbers, Obama was giving speeches where he said things like, “those jobs are never coming back”, “we cannot drill our way out of high gas prices” and “we cannot drill our way to energy independence”. Every time I saw this in the news I wondered why he was giving speeches that directly contradicted the manipulated unemployment rate numbers his administration was publishing? Each time I thought about this the only conclusion I could come to was that the Left does not care about anything but their own agenda, and they believe that the rest of us are too stupid or uninformed to know any better!
The Trump Administration is not manipulating the numbers. The Labor Force Participation Rate and the unemployment rate prove that many GOOD things are happening in America.
The Left (Democrats, MSM and RINO Republicans) hate President Trump so badly that they will say and do anything to hurt America just to prevent him from “getting a WIN” on anything. They believe that if he gets a “WIN on anything” it will be a major loss for them and their agenda. The current “continuing” Federal budget crisis is a perfect example of the Left’s hatred for every Conservative’s idea to better America. Now, this all centers around President Trump’s border wall demands. In the past many of the Left’s prominent members including, Obama, Pelosi, Schumer and Hillary gave public speeches about the need for a secure border, including a wall. In the past, many of them, including Schumer supported budget amendments with funding for a wall. Now that we have an undeniable illegal immigrant crisis at our southern border the Left is angrily declaring we do not have a crisis at our southern border, and even saying things like “a wall is immoral”. This ridiculous “RESIST everything Trump at any cost” mindset came to a head in the oval office this week, 12/11/ 2018 in front of the entire White House Press Corp. and their TV cameras! Pelosi and Schumer got so visibly upset because they were not getting the response from President Trump they wanted, they demanded that the press be ordered out the room. President Trump refused and reminded them that he was “being completely transparent with the American people”. I have seen many things in my long and full life, but this was truly epic! I love seeing the Left saying and doing things like this in front of the nation’s TV cameras!
Many GOOD things are happening in America and the Left (Democrats, MSM and RINO Republicans) really hate it!
Merry Christmas to everyone!
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