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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

MASS LAYOFFS —MAY 2012

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/mmls.pdf

If I remember correctly, May wasn't a very good month for job creation. The economy added 69,000 NEW jobs. However, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just over 130,000 people LOST their jobs in the same time frame. So, doesn't that mean there was actually a net LOSS of jobs for the month of may? That's what the numbers tell me.

What do YOU think?

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Snapshot: Basics Still a Concern in Arab Uprising Countries

Snapshot: Basics Still a Concern in Arab Uprising Countries

CBO | H.R. 5887, Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012

CBO | H.R. 5887, Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012

http://www.gallup.com/poll/155249/Rubio-Portman-Unknown-Half-Americans.aspx?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=syndication&utm_content=morelink&utm_term=All Gallup Headlines

http://www.gallup.com/poll/155249/Rubio-Portman-Unknown-Half-Americans.aspx?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=syndication&utm_content=morelink&utm_term=All Gallup Headlines

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Monday, June 18, 2012

The Debunking of the Myth of Obama as a Low Spender

http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterferrara/2012/06/14/president-obama-the-biggest-government-spender-in-world-history/

For those who believe the story about Obama having NO hand in government spending in 2009. Yeah, it's simply not true. And yes, the Stimulus WAS Obama's and the Democrats in Congress's work. And now that Obama has SPENT more then any president in history, get ready next year for the TAX side of things to kick in. The Bush era tax cuts are scheduled to expire, and the taxes associated with Obamacare are set to kick in. [double wammy, so to speak]

Unless, of course, the Congress re-ups the Bush tax cuts, and the Supreme Court puts Obamacare out of it's (and our) misery.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Where's the data?

Has anyone else noticed that the Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs release that usually occurs Friday mornings at 8:30am is conspicuously absent? Maybe that statement that Obama is going to make at 10:15am has something to do with it...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/231119-gov-walker-fends-of-recall-effort-in-wisconsin

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/231119-gov-walker-fends-of-recall-effort-in-wisconsin

Senate Democrats blast national security leak on Iran cyberattack - The Hill's DEFCON Hill

Senate Democrats blast national security leak on Iran cyberattack - The Hill's DEFCON Hill

Obama Averages 47% Job Approval in May

Obama Averages 47% Job Approval in May

Unemployment benefits ending soon for almost half a million Americans

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/05/29/unemployment-benefits-ending-sooner-than-expected-for-many/

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U.S. Economic Confidence Up in May, Steady Last Weekend

U.S. Economic Confidence Up in May, Steady Last Weekend

Monday, June 4, 2012

Should the government spend more money on stimulus?

The problem with government stimulus is that it has a tendency to just throw money at a problem, and hope that something good comes out of it. The $800 Billion stimulus package that Obama threw out there at the beginning of his term was nothing more then a pork barrel slush fund for his political friends in Congress. What happened to all those 'shovel ready' infrastructure projects that were discussed at the time? They never materialized. (if they ever even existed in the first place)


Even the bailout of GM was little more then a payoff to the autoworker's unions. GM could have accomplished the same turnabout had they just filed for bankruptcy, and it wouldn't have required a single dime of taxpayer money. So, this idea that President Obama 'saved' the auto industry is disingenuous at best. Were some auto worker jobs saved? Probably, but the numbers would have likely been insignificant. Ford didn't take a single penny of stimulus money, and it did (and still IS doing) just fine GM was in trouble because it wasn't competitive in the marketplace. Bailing them out with government money gave them a a chance to get their act together, but they still have to produce products that people want to buy. All the stimulus money in the world can't make that happen. It has to come from WITHIN the company. 


You want to spur growth in the economy? Give companies an incentive to hire new employees. Right now, corporations are sitting on piles of cash, because they have NO idea what's going to happen with Obamacare. They have no clue as to what their healthcare costs per worker are going to be going into next year. They don't know what OTHER new taxes await them, should President Obama get re-elected. Also, given what's happening in Europe right now, there is risk that a MAJOR market for US goods and services could show an even greater slowdown then what has been seen so far. With that much uncertainty out there, there is NO way these companies are going to risk capital on expansion and new hires.


Mitigate some of that risk and uncertainty, and it's a pretty safe bet that US companies will loosen their purse strings, and start spending some of their pent up cash.

Good jobs ARE out there!

Okay, so you hear every day about how bad the job market is, both here in the United States and just about everywhere else in the world. However, there ARE jobs available out there. And we're not talking about burger flipping jobs, but GOOD paying career type jobs. $100k a year salary jobs. While it's true that employers aren't hiring at the same rate that they were 5 years ago, they ARE hiring.

The only question is, are YOU prepared to get out there and work your butt off to GET those jobs? Getting hired in today's job market is real work. You need to get up early every morning, and get your game face on. You need to network with friends, family and former colleagues. Ironically, if you already HAVE a job, it's actually a bit easier to get a new one, as employers look favorably at applicants who have weathered the economic downturn without becoming unemployed. However, if you ARE unemployed, you can do some things to show a perspective employer that you can jump back into a job without missing a beat.

  1. Stay busy, and document what you do every day, keeping a record of your schedule. Employers will appreciate it if you can prove you've not been slacking while out of the workforce.
  2. Stay involved in your industry, and up to date on the latest news and technologies out there. There are resources online you can utilize to keep your skills current, so that you can show a hiring manager that you're capable of stepping into a position and hitting the ground running from day one.
  3. Do your research! Know what the company does, and what part you'll play in the position you're applying for. Be prepared to answer the hiring manager when they ask you what you bring to the table and how your skills can benefit the company.
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