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Saturday
Oct042014

ALG - Unemployment report shows participation rate at new 36-year low 

 

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Oct. 3, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government Vice President of Public Policy and Communications Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the latest jobs numbers:

 

"The almost predictable Obama Administration pre-election unemployment report did not fail to deliver as the top-line unemployment rate sunk below 6 percent.  Unfortunately, this drop in the rate is, once again, largely due to another 315,000 people, or the equivalent of half of the total population of the District of Columbia, dropping out of the workforce.  From a limited government point of view, it might seem like a good idea if half of Washington, D.C., no longer was employed or even in the employment market, but unfortunately, these employment market drop outs are not former federal government employees, but instead are folks located across the nation.  The very people who D.C. depends upon to pay taxes and produce goods and services to make our economy run.

"The current labor participation rate has gotten so bad, that our nation has not had a smaller percentage of people in the labor force since February, 1978, when Jimmy Carter was President, the Bee Gees song Stayin Alive topped the charts, and the Roger Staubach-led Cowboys defeated the Broncos in Super Bowl X11. 

"As Paul Harvey used to say, 'And now you know the rest of the story.'"

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/unemployment-report-shows-participation-rate-at-new-36-year-low/

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Friday
Sep052014

ALG - Labor force exodus continues 

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Sept. 5, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement on the latest jobs numbers:

 

"In the midst of what Obama continues to claim is an improving economy, in August only 80,000 fewer people were unemployed than in the previous month.  Of those, 64,000 gave up on trying to get a job entirely and are no longer counted, with only 16,000 actually getting a job.  Incredibly the unemployment rate went down in spite of this disastrously bad employment report because all together 268,000 fewer Americans were counted as being in the labor force at all.  If our nation's economy continues along this path we will reach full employment because no one is actually being counted as being in the labor force."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/labor-force-exodus-continues/

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Thursday
Aug072014

ALG's Daily Grind - Generation Jobless 

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August 5, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Generation jobless
Since 2007, the population of those aged 20-34 — so-called millennials — has increased by almost 4.3 million. Only 44,000 of the 4.3 million have found jobs on a net basis.

The left's situational racism
A Democratic operative in Kentucky attacked Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's wife's ethnicity again, and somehow the offending political operative continues on.

Magnet: It's not your Founding Fathers' republic any more
"Presidents, Congresses, and courts are creating an elective despotism."

Wednesday
Jul302014

Guinta For Congress - Call your Congresswoman!  

With Legislation Piling up, where does Congresswoman Shea-Porter Stand?

Congress is set to recess this week for the entire month of August, yet significant issues remain that Congress either does not have the will or wherewithal to address.

As the Congresswoman prepares to go into hibernation for August we were hopeful she could let her constituents know where she stands on some of the hot button issues of the day.

  • Will the Congresswoman hold any town halls during the recess?
  • Will the Congresswoman demand the House, Senate and President reach an agreement to seal the border before recess?
  • Millions remain unemployed, underemployed and/or structurally unemployed. Will the Congresswoman propose, introduce, demand or request any form of legislation to put America back to work?
  • As a follow-up, will she hold a job fair for Granite Staters?
  • Will the Congresswoman press House leadership to pass an appropriations bill to avoid a government shutdown this fall?
  • Given the Congresswoman’s position on the Armed Services Committee, will she propose a plan to deal with the Israeli-Palestinian crisis? Or the Ukrainian-Russian emergency for that matter?


Jay Ruais, Guinta Campaign Manager, released the following statement:

“When I served on Frank’s legislative staff saying, “I don’t know” was not an option when speaking with Granite Staters. Right or wrong, agree or disagree, you came first. Given the lack of representation this District has been suffering through, coupled with the multitude of issues facing the United States, we would like to offer you our contact information. If we can be of any service to you, in lieu of the current representative, please feel free to call my cell phone 603.475.0332 or our office number 603.782.8257. Have a great week!”

 

Monday
Jun302014

ALG's Daily Grind - Supreme Court delivers blow to Obama on NLRB appointments, now Congress must act 

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June 27, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted. 

Supreme Court delivers blow to Obama on NLRB appointments, now Congress must act
If the Supreme Court had decided the case differently, the consequences for our system of limited government would have been disastrous, sending a message that we allow presidents to bypass the Senate and unilaterally install appointees, including federal judges, any time the president deems the Senate "unavailable," such as over lunch.

Boehner to take Obama to federal court on executive overreach?
Does the House have standing to sue in federal court over, say, the failure to implement provisions of Obamacare?

Moore: Mr. Obama, where are our 5 million missing jobs?
"A new analysis of the labor force numbers by Heritage Foundation economists places the real jobs deficit in America closer to 5.5 million, even after accounting for changes in population and demographics."