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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.

Thursday
Oct022014

NHDP - NH Women Highlight New Report on State's Gender Wage Gap

Condemn Brown’s Comment That Equal Pay Is Not “Issue People Care About”

 
Manchester, NH—Following the New Hampshire Women’s Institute’s new report on the gender wage gap in New Hampshire and Scott Brown’s insensitive comments on equal pay and access to contraception, women leaders will hold a press conference, TOMORROW, October 2nd at 11:30am, highlighting the findings and Brown’s record.
 
The New Hampshire Women’s Initiative study concluded that the gender wage gap is higher in New Hampshire than the national average. On the same day, it was reported that Scott Brown took to Fox News to assert that equal pay and birth control coverage are not “issues that people care about.” As a Senator from Massachusetts, Brown repeatedly voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would give women additional legal protections to combat gender-based wage discrimination.
 
WHO: Jenn Alford-Teaster, author of new NHWI report; Yvonne Nanasi, insurance expert, pro-choice advocate, and registered Republican in New Hampshire; Diana Lacey, President of the State Employees Association of New Hampshire; and Speaker Terie Norelli, who led the battle to pass New Hampshire’s paycheck fairness legislation
 
WHAT: Press Conference on NH’s Gender Pay Gap and Brown’s Record on Equal Pay
 
WHEN: TOMORROW, Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 11:30 AM
 
WHERE: Manchester, NH
 
To RSVP and receive event details, please contact Julie McClain at jmcclain@nhdp.org.
Friday
Jun062014

Guinta For Congress - Job Training and Workforce Development focus of Middle-Class Tour Stop 

Yesterday, Team Guinta traveled to the Lakes Region Community College in Laconia to continue its Middle-Class Economic Recovery Tour.

These schools can be enormously helpful to students looking for cost effective ways to develop the tools needed to learn a trade and begin a career. Additionally, this stop highlighted the importance of job training and the role it can play when individuals become structurally unemployed after months and years of looking for work.

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

“For many, the effects of the Great Recession linger on with unemployment and underemployment remaining historically high. I am confident though, that our best economic days lie ahead. In order to get there, our workforce needs to be educated and ready to adapt to the needs of the 21st century. Job training and workforce development programs can be the bridge over which we cross into a prosperous, more competitive future. We must place our trust in the ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit of the American worker, not a Washington bureaucrat.”

Thursday
Jun052014

ALG's Daily Grind - Help Wanted: One in six men aged 25-54 not working 

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June 4, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Help Wanted: One in six men aged 25-54 not working
Males aged 25-54 have traditionally been the backbone of a thriving U.S. economy, and their historically high failure to participate in today's economy should be a canary in the mine shaft for all those who care about our nation's future well-being.

More equal than others
Press exemption in campaign finance amendment would bastardize Constitution.

Quick Analysis:  Mississippi Senate Primary Refuses to End
Politicos across the nation have been eagerly watching the pitched battle in the Mississippi Republican Senate primary between long-time incumbent Thad Cochran and challenger state Senator Chris McDaniel, and it looks like they will get to watch it a little longer.

de Rugy: Double-dipping greens double-cross taxpayer trust
"Fewer know that the Export-Import Bank is also a hefty player in the green energy racket."

Wednesday
May072014

ALG's Daily Grind - EPA continues to hide secret data used to justify $2 trillion of Clean Air Act regs 

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May 6, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted. 

EPA continues to hide secret data used to justify $2 trillion of Clean Air Act regs
Senate Republicans agreed not to block Gina McCarthy's nomination for EPA administrator if the agency agreed to turn over all of the scientific data it has withheld from Congress. Almost a year later, the stonewalling continues.

Cartoon: Outside the Wall
New emails produced by Judicial Watch put Obama administration on the defensive. 

Big Shrinkage at SEIU Healthcare Michigan: Not Just the Pool
SEIU Healthcare Michigan loses 44,000 members after they were no longer forced to unionize. Worse, Service Employees International Union has shrinkage all over.

Evans-Pritchard: Shocking U.S. jobs data impugns recovery
"Non-Farm Payrolls data released on Friday shows that the workforce shed 806,000 jobs in April, a stunning drop that cannot plausibly be blamed on the weather."