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Democrat big minimum wage increases keep the cycle of poverty and enslavement going

by Kevin “Coach” Collins

The best explanation of what the Yiddish word “chutzpah” means goes like this: A guy who has just been convicted of killing his parents begs the judge for mercy on the grounds that he is an orphan.

“Chutzpah” is acting with extreme, barefaced shamelessness.

When it comes to their handling of financial matters Democrats can be classified as acting either in extreme ignorance or with extreme chutzpah. We know Democrats align themselves with job killing unions and champion job killing regulations; but whether they are ignorant of how economies actually work,  just practicing their usual level of chutzpah or a combination of both is always a question.

What is not in question is that Democrat controlled Blue States often have weak economies that lag behind any recovery of the national economy. The low information Democrat voters who live in these states are often trapped in these miserable economies which are carefully manipulated to keep them enslaved to the government.

The Democrats are very skilled at perpetuating the cycle of misery they need to keep voter discipline on their plantations. They provide social programs that insure their voters are addicted to “free stuff” which, as takers, is free to them but paid for by the state’s makers.

Since Democrat unions kill jobs, the majority of their slaves are usually unemployed which is fine with the Democrats since it makes their slaves still more dependent on Democrats. At times, however, even these cynical tricks don’t work because some of their slaves actually want to work. Enter the next trick in the Democrats’ cynical cycle: When forced to face this problem Democrats decree their voters be paid more for the same (or in the case of unionized jobs) less productivity.

They order privately owned businesses to pay employees more per hour. By doing this Democrats create a win-win for themselves. If businesses do pay their workers more Democrats look like heroes. If  a private business cannot continue under Democrat imposed rules and closes or moves out of the state, Democrats get to call them Republicans which is a foul curse word among them and their voters.

Connecticut has just raised its minimum wage from $8.70 to $10.10, not coincidentally the same amount national Democrats want to set as a federal minimum wage. Vermont is contemplating a minimum wage of $12.50 which will break the back of its private employers. Both of these raises will put more people out of work; but Democrats could not care less about that.

They have no heart but lots of chutzpah. Keeping their supporters in poverty and dependence is all they care about.

Sources: http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/28/connecticut-passes-nations-highest-minimum-wage/

http://vtdigger.org/2014/03/18/spike-minimum-wage-cost-low-income-workers-experts-say/

 

Regardless of what the apparatchiks in the media report; unemployment and misery index are sky-high

by Kevin “Coach” Collins

The corrupt American media is lying for their president Barack Obama again. Our economy is not improving – it is getting worse. Unemployment is not falling – it is rising. Americans are not feeling good about the future – we are suffering from Jimmy Carter-like misery, a new report from a respected Wall Street adviser tells us.

According to the calculations of David John Marotta our effective unemployment rate is not the 6.7% as reported by Obama’s apparatchiks in media, but a staggering and more believable 37.2%. Moreover, the Misery Index we are suffering under is 14 not the Ministry of Propaganda’s reported 8 points.

In terms of the unemployment numbers, Marotta’s reasoning is that what the government is reporting only includes those who are still looking for work. It does not take into account those who have stopped looking. Because we now have 92 million people who could be working but are not, the real unemployment number is 37.2%. 

In old Soviet style accounting, these Americans are “non-people.” They cannot therefore be allowed to stain the great achievement of comrade president in pulling America out of the “Bush” recession – which by the way ended in 2009 according to the comrades in the Ministry of Propaganda.   

The Misery Index, which combines the rate of inflation with the rate of unemployment, is also therefore artificially low. It does not account for the billions of dollars the government is printing and handing to Wall Street each month to keep the Dow Jones artificially high to dazzle the dummies who vote Democrat. Because of tricks like this the inflation rate as officially reported 1.24%, is a fraudulent number. The real number is more like 4.23% as Marotta sees it. When added to even a more plausible unemployment rate of 10.2%, even by Obama standards gives us a Misery Index of 14.7 points. This is higher than it has been in 40 years.

The danger of these lies is that no one can fix our economy until the truth comes out. Doctors don’t guess the extent of a broken arm; to get the facts they used diagnostic tools.  Without real numbers we cannot begin to clean up comrade Obama’s mess, but his apparatchiks in the media won’t report them.

 Source: http://washingtonexaminer.com/wall-street-advisor-actual-unemployment-is-37.2-misery-index-worst-in-40-years/article/2542604

The Obama Regime’s criminal assault on the coal industry

by Suzanne Eovaldi
 
The Obama administration’s attack on America’s coal industry has swung into high gear with EPA enforcers setting emission rates so low that virtually no plant will be able to meet the new standards.  And as a consequence, more American workers will be thrown out into the cold, their families thrown into the welfare maw and American dependence on overseas energy sources thrown into states that historically have given us the fire in our economic engines. 

CiR has just received an urgent Email alert from Western mountain states urging our readers to send Emails, faxes, and traditional letters to the following link:   a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov.  You must give this identification when you pull up the EPA prompt:   Docket ID:EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0495  You only have until February 6 to oppose the EPA’s actions to basically shut down all coal production.  “If they are able to do this, and if they get away with it, they will then go after existing levels,”  said Daniel Simmons to WorldNetDaily interviewers.  Simmons is the policy vice president of the Institute for Energy Research.
   
Remember in 2008, when President Obama threatened to bankrupt America’s coal industry to force our energy prices to go sky high?  Well, if allowed to pass into law, Obama’s new EPA rule would slash our power output by 40%. But even worse, average Americans could very well see their energy bills DOUBLE!  (1)  

By the way, how’s that Global Warming hoax working out for all of you Obots this week?  When you’re out shoveling those 14 inch snowfalls along the eastern corridor, you may want to rethink how Mother Nature’s “hot flashes” are effecting the planet!
   
“They set an emission rate so low that no coal-fired power plants can actually meet these goals.” says Simmons, clearly upset by what is in the works for our coal miners.   The Obama EPA enforcers are looking to force coal companies to adopt a very expensive technology called “Carbon Capture and Sequestration. . .which is so incredibly expensive. . .that it doesn’t exist on any power plant anywhere in the world.”

Back in January, 2008, Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle, according to a WND source, (2)” So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas.”
 
Simmons points out that these power plants finding favor with the Obama EPA are “heavily subsidized by the government,. . .some to as much as $300 million in taxpayer subsidies!”     He is very wary of natural gas taking over our energy needs because of the changing economic dynamics of the gas industry.  He points out that the cost savings touted by the EPA are based on future pie-in-the-sky estimates, not real world examples of success.
    
My grandparents and relatives on both sides of my family were coal miners.  My mother’s father, Joseph Smith, was an underground mine supervisor in the bituminous coal mines of Southern Illinois, now virtually demolished by the environmental police.  His brother, my Uncle Ted, was a coal miner who first came to America from the coal mining regions of England. He vouched for his brother and family to get them in through Ellis Island.  My godfather, Uncle August Miriani, worked every day as an old time miner, using pick and shovels way before machines made the industry more miner friendly.  My godmother, Aunt Jennie, kept a wash basin outside her little shed so Uncle August could wash up before coming inside her sweet, clean home, one which I often visited as a little girl.  My mother’s brother saw to it his wife got “Black Lung” insurance before he died.  So I know full well what can happen when an over reaching government destroys the main economy of Southern Illinois, the state that launched Obama.

Dear people, wake up, fire up your computers, fax machines, or get out your pen and paper and contact www.epa.gov during the public comment period, before February 6.  Are we going to let yet this honest, decent energy industry be tossed into the burning furnace of an out-of-control socialist engine that seeks to destroy America?

SOURCE:  http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/obama-plot-black-out-40-of-u-s-power-supply/

Go to  www.Regulations.gov    send email comments to a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov   /fax to 202-566-9744    /or mail to Air and Radiation Docket and information Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code: 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20460.

Comrade Media is puzzled: The economy is improving comrades, so why don’t you worship Our Leader?

by Kevin “Coach” Collins

“Despite an improving economy, Obama’s approval rating stays low”

Reading columns with titles like this is puzzling. Are we to draw from this that the comrade media writer is stupid; does he think we are stupid; or does he truly believe the media’s fake economic news?    

At any rate what the comrade newspaper apparatchik wrote has to be rebutted if only to remind the government that their lies are not fooling everyone.

He writes “The stock market has hit sky-scraping highs” without noting that the slugs on Wall Street are playing their part in the Potemkin Village Playhouse because they are seeing $80 billion worth of fake paper money a month being pumped into a dead economy.

Next he writes, “..the unemployment rate has dipped to a five-year low” without explaining this “dip” is merely a statistical trick made possible by the despair of 92 million Americans who have searched unsuccessfully for work so long that they have given up. Moreover even accepting the media’s fake numbers the real number of unemployed Americans is 13.1% as reported in official documents. The only jobs people are finding are the kind of dead end jobs Democrats are so fond of mocking when they are filled during a Republican Administration.

Comrade newspaper writer closes by citing increases in the purchase of consumer goods relying on fake numbers to do so.

Then he gets to his point. He writes, “But one thing that has changed little is President [Barack] Obama’s job approval rating, which tumbled over the last year to the anemic 40% range and remains stuck near the low point of his administration. Of course he doesn’t mention that the “40% range” is one that has 40% at its top not its bottom.

 Comrade newspaper writer thinks that fake numbers told to us over and over again should be doing the trick. They “should” be helping “Uncle Barack” feel the love, but alas they aren’t. All this fool’s words can’t ease the truth. We know Obama and everything about him and his party is a fake and the real question is why his numbers aren’t even lower?

Source: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-obama-economy-approval-20140120,0,6869907.story#axzz2qvqcrd00 

Our so-called economic recovery is just another Obama lie: Here’s why

by Kevin “Coach” Collins

 
Last week we got our monthly insult from the Bureau of Labor Statistics telling us unemployment is down to 7.0%. The truth behind the BLS’s fake number is that when Americans are so sick and tired of trying to find work and give up in despair, using Soviet style logic, the government declares them nonpersons and refuses to count them as unemployed. If there was a touch of honesty in these announcements the true unemployment rate would be 11.5%.   

The percentage of Americans who are working is startlingly low at just 58.6%. During the contrived “Bush recession” the rate was 60.6%; not much better, but still better.  

Just since November of 2006 when so many “aghast” conservatives stayed home handing the House to the Democrats, 1,148,000 fewer Americans are working. This is a catastrophe in view of the fact that the population has grown during this time by 16 million people, some of them undoubtedly actual American citizens.    

Obama’s policies have destroyed whole generations. Among men 25 to 54 an all-time high of 12% are classified as “inactive” for BSL purposes.

Things in this fake recovery are so bad that applicants for admission to Harvard (6.1%) have a better chance of success than applicants for a job at Walmart. Recently when the union thugs in Washington D.C. could no longer keep Walmart out of their city, 23,000 people applied for 600 positions (2.6%).

Last month, buried deeply in a story of a woman in Massachusetts who had to file bankruptcy, the New York Times slipped and reported that since 2007 – most of which has been under the Obama regime, long term unemployment (six months or more) has gone up by 213%.    

The Census Bureau reports that median household income has declined for five straight years and the rate of home ownership has declined for 8 years in a row.

There are many more of these types of facts, but why bother reading them?  It’s lie, lies and more lies; everything these people say about everything is a lie to one extent or another, but these lies about the economy are some of the most damaging lies of all. 

How can we truly start to recover when we have lies about our condition to work with?

Source:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-12-09/37-reasons-why-economic-recovery-2013-giant-lie