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This month’s jobs headlines
don’t tell the true story

Washington Post, by Ed Rogers

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/4/2014 5:11:55 AM

The headline of today’s jobs report, that 288,000 jobs were created in the last month, is positive. At least, it is better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. However, as with most economic reports these days, there is a veneer of good news — but when you look closer, the White House is using the positive headlines to hide the growing deterioration of the American workforce. I’m sure by now people are tired of reading about the bad news, and I’ll admit I am weary of having to blow the whistle and expose the truth every


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kar120c, 7/4/2014 6:44:40 AM     (No. 9910550)

Ed Rogers, soon to be formerly of the Washington Post.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 7/4/2014 6:58:17 AM     (No. 9910563)

The real number is the labor force participation rate. It´s the lowest it´s ever been since 1973 at 63%. Only 63% percent of the available people work. That 37% equals about 95 - 100 million people who are not working.

As Rogers concluded, 2016 can’t get here fast enough.

#1 Dittos.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 7/4/2014 7:45:39 AM     (No. 9910600)

And yet the administration keeps issuing H-1B visas (for foreign workers to take American high-tech jobs, among other degreed positions, like biotechies, engineers and doctors).

Mr A, software engineer, facing his fifth lay-off in September, along with many co-workers (this lay-off from a three-year defense contract not renewed by the gubmint after two years--for no good reason), accepted a job offer last week. It pays less than his current job, which paid less than the one before--but gave him a 2% raise in April.

Getting the lay-off warning shortly after New Year´s, A studied night after night to add certification for Linux 1 and then Linux 2 to his qualifications. We think it helped because it shows that even an old fogey still has a highly functional brain. (He already had a load of other software certifications and secret clearances, etc.)

Is it any wonder workers lose hope, become discouraged and depressed?

We´re thrilled A found another job at his age, given the state of the country. Advice to other techies: keep getting those bits of paper--they could make a difference in getting a job offer. And sign up for LinkedIn. It generated several inquiries from company in-house recruiters--and resulted in two interviews, and one acceptable job offer.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: FleetUSA, 7/4/2014 7:49:20 AM     (No. 9910604)

This is a national tragedy unfolding which the MSM refuses to cover preferring tabloid journalism.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dagger, 7/4/2014 7:49:30 AM     (No. 9910605)

"2016 can´t get here fast enough" -- OUCH !!
Oh Ed me lad, We hardly knew ye!

How did this get by the WP ed. people. Holder will have old Ed arrested before the weekend´s out.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pmarc078, 7/4/2014 7:54:44 AM     (No. 9910611)

dow at 17,000 probably does´nt tell much of a story either....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 7/4/2014 7:57:49 AM     (No. 9910614)

For an eye-opener, google "Is The Cloward-Piven Strategy Being Used To Destroy America?" and read: The tactic of overwhelming the welfare structure REQUIRES the complicity of the government itself.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bubby, 7/4/2014 7:58:37 AM     (No. 9910616)

FTA "Losing more than half a million full-time jobs in one month is not indicative of a strong, growing economy. It’s a red light flashing on the nation’s dashboard."

We all know the economy is tanking and there are few new full time jobs yet the Chamber of Commerce continues to demand the GOP pass amnesty? There isn´t a need for more laborers but more jobs. Is the Chamber in cahoots with obama and the Democrats makes one wonder.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: planetgeo, 7/4/2014 8:03:28 AM     (No. 9910623)

The MSM is in fact purposely misrepresenting the already devious labor statistics. Virtually all of the increase in "new" jobs was for part-time positions. Employers are cutting full-time jobs and replacing them with part-time jobs in order to cut benefits costs, which are soaring.

Our local news station was all bubbly about the fake "rebound" in the economy, and showed a clip of a triumphant Obama at some plant going on about how great the turnaround is. They have no shame. It´s massive deception and pure propaganda.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: cobieone, 7/4/2014 8:20:59 AM     (No. 9910646)

Read the comments after the article, everyone. The numbers are right there in front of them, but they refuse to see it. Rush went over this in detail yesterday. Not a pretty picture.

As far as 2016 can´t get here soon enough... Can´t say I´m very optimistic. I don´t believe conservatives will unite, leaving another radical leftist in the White House. Hope I´m wrong.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/4/2014 8:39:52 AM     (No. 9910669)

The only reason that the stock market is doing well is that the Feds are pouring $billions into it every month. Your tax dollars. Are you getting quarterly dividend checks from your investment?

If the Feds stop propping up the markets, they will tank. Then what? 1929, anyone? Is this, like the border mess, just another arm of Cloward-Piven?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: krause, 7/4/2014 8:42:07 AM     (No. 9910673)

Most of the WP commenters are quite happy with the direction of the country, much like commenters of the NYT, they even think Obama is quite the executive...he´s measured, thoughtful, analytical, he´s got it all!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: nightvision, 7/4/2014 9:00:40 AM     (No. 9910702)

#2, I was just about to post an article about that.

Many have just given up the search for a decent job.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Starlady, 7/4/2014 9:03:44 AM     (No. 9910706)

The Washington Post is pretty much an inside the beltway source of news. People in that area have never had it so good. They aren´t suffering like the rest of the country. They also have some of the highest salaries in the country. Six of the top ten counties in the USA according to income are in the DC area, in Maryland (2) and Virginia (4).

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Reply 15 - Posted by: franq, 7/4/2014 9:08:59 AM     (No. 9910718)

Per #14´s wage comment about the Beltway - never have so many been paid so much for doing so little.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 7/4/2014 9:27:00 AM     (No. 9910742)

Mr. Rogers thank you for this report, however, it would have been a much better indication of what is wrong in America and government in particular by telling the fact that the democratic party has become completely controlled by Marxist communists as has the majority of the federal bureaucracy; all working hand in hand with Marxist Obama to destroy free America.

There are many Marxist communists in the republican party who also want to see America fail and turn to Marxist communism.

Step 1. Destroy Christianity by getting false teachers into control of their denominations, divide and conquer.

Step 2. Unleash unbridled immorality among the people as being completely acceptable by most even those who profess to be Christian.

Step 3. Destroy the economy by forcing businesses to adhere to regulations that in time will bankrupt them and the people.

Step 4. Destroy the money by printing and putting into circulation trillions of dollars that make the money worth less everyday until it is worthless, and we are fast approaching that point.

Step 5. Now most of he people will have to rely on the new Marxist government for support or they will just die off or be killed to decrease those who do not agree with the new government.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: congar, 7/4/2014 9:45:29 AM     (No. 9910772)

Uh oh, someone with a brain read the employment numbers. The entire media plucked the 288,000 jobs created number for their headlines without detailing that half of those jobs were just part time and that the 63% of the available people working is the lowest since 1973. A nice little spin for Captain Zero.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: gone2pot, 7/4/2014 10:30:05 AM     (No. 9910841)

Don´t know if I´m going to get spanked or not for doing this but if you want to get real good, real data accuracy with jobs, etc, Mike Shedlock (Mish) does an excellent job, although I disagree with many of his personal opinions. Mish JUST went through the latest BLS data and explains it in detail and in a way that even a Rio Lindan can understand. Also, ZeroHedge is real good (and the comments are truly brilliant laugh riots). My recent fave is Chris Martensen at peakprosperity. Check out his 50 minute crash course too. I have to pour a lot of salt on shadowstats but much of it is pretty good.

BTW, the mighty ship thing bereft of a rudder in the first article is very inaccurate if you know Cloward and Piven, Obama and Vallerie are driving the ship exactly where they want it to go, on purpose, with malice and forethought. Beck was right in 2009 when he said it´s all by design.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jglas, 7/4/2014 10:55:07 AM     (No. 9910872)

Given the unlimited supply of foreign replacements, put 51% of the US population on welfare and it`s Democrats forever. That´s the plan and they´re sticking to it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: horacer, 7/4/2014 11:01:46 AM     (No. 9910879)

Wow in the WaPO. I´m pleased to see the truth got out immediately about this report. The facts were out there an hour after it was released. It´s not good news. I wish there had been more of this in 2012 in the run up to the election.

I looked up Ed Rogers. He´s the founder of the lobbying group BGR. His partner, Haley Barbour.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 7/4/2014 1:14:24 PM     (No. 9911041)

There is a trend with the monthly job reports. The first job report is extremely positive and rosey. The second job report comes out a few days later, and is extremely negative and 180 degrees opposite the first.

Here in the Socialist Republic of New York, we see commercials claiming New York to be the fast growing state job wise.

Look around, and the job outlook is terrible so you know which job report is true.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Butch, 7/4/2014 3:00:43 PM     (No. 9911133)

#3, Congratulations to you and Mr. A. I´ll bet Mr. A is sharp as a tack. We old fogeys are the ones who hold a lot of workplaces together. We´re experienced, and we´re not afraid of honest hard work.

A lot of the current obsession with young workers is, in my opinion, based on the ability of managers to manipulate young people, who are generally much less experienced and much less willing to speak up. (I can tell you stories...) Too many managers in Corporate America wants drones, not honest, decent, plain-spoken workers. There is a lot of employment discrimination against workers over 50, and it´s scary for us who have been around a while.

Once again, congratulations.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 7/5/2014 12:54:20 AM     (No. 9911531)

With all this GREAT news about JOBS...how much has the food stamp program dropped? How much has the UNEMPLOYMENT payout dropped? How much has the DISABILITY number dropped?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/5/2014 2:27:56 AM     (No. 9911549)

The number that jumped out at me was that only 47.7% of Americans hold full time jobs.

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Speaking at a Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors event last night, Hillary Clinton decided to talk about Alexis de Tocqueville. The problem? She got it wrong -- by about a hundred years. "There´s a wonderful phrase that was first used by Alexis de Tocqueville, who came to the United States in the very early 1930s and traveled around our country," said Hillary Clinton, a probable 2016 presidential candidate. "And he was so amazed at how Americans organized themselves -- you know, coming from aristocratic Europe, which was totally top-down and hierarchical -- he couldn´t believe how many of us were joiners.

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