New Year, Same Old Devastating Jobs News
By John W. Lillpop
Those hoping for an Obama fairy-tale beginning to 2010 were bitterly disappointed by the latest jobs news.
As reported at Yahoo.com, in part: (1)
“WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lack of confidence in the economic recovery led employers to shed a more-than-expected 85,000 net jobs in December even as the unemployment rate held at 10 percent. The rate would have been higher if more people had been looking for work instead of leaving the labor force because they can't find jobs.
“The sharp drop in the work force -- 661,000 fewer people -- showed that more of the jobless are giving up. Once people stop looking for jobs, they're no longer counted among the unemployed.
“When discouraged workers and part-time workers who would prefer full-time jobs are included, the so-called "underemployment" rate in December rose to 17.3 percent, from 17.2 percent in November. That's just below a revised figure of 17.4 percent in October, the highest on records dating from 1994.”
Imagine that: 10.0 percent unemployment and 17.3 percent under employment--all for just one trillion dollars of stimulus pork! What a deal!
Another 85,000 out of work and this president and liberals in Congress want to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, many whom hold jobs that should be filled by Americans!
How about a win-win proposal that will help America and clean up the illegal alien mess all at once?
The win one for America proposal: Put US citizens who are unemployed to work in hunting down and deporting illegal aliens and in assisting border patrol agents secure our borders.
Say what? That would be unfair and discriminatory?
Yep, it sure would. But then again, so is allowing 20 million illegal aliens to steal hundreds of billions of dollars each year from US taxpayers.
How about some unfair and discriminatory actions by the government in favor of hard-working, tax-paying US citizens for a change?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 12:51 PM