The 5.9% Unemployment Lie of Obama

It’s getting close to election time so you can be sure of two things: the rhetoric will heat UP and the unemployment rate will go DOWN. Like gasoline prices, you can pretty much tell when they will go up (just before the summer vacation driving season) and when they will go down (just after the summer vacation driving season).

Tuesday November 4, 2014 is mid-term election day and the official unemployment rate for September is down to 5.9%. And it took a pretty good jump too from a high of 6.7% in March to 6.1% in August. Now, Obama and the democrat party can crow about unemployment in the fives. Except there’s one slightly MASSIVE problem with that rate — it’s a lie.

Look at the this graph from Shadow Stats.com I will be calling your attention to this graph again.

Shadow Stats is a website devoted to exposing the lie about any economic recovery claimed by the government. The proprietor is a Mr. John Williams and he does NOT make this up. He gets his data straight from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The only difference is, he doesn’t put lipstick on this pig of the Obama Economy. Look at the graph again and you will notice two very telling things. The most obvious is that for as long as Obama has been in the White House, the unemployment rate has never fallen below 20%! So you can forget the taurusfimus from Obama’s apologists in the liberal press telling us that “recovery is right around the corner.” That must be one helluva corner because we’ve been going around it since 2010.

The other thing that is quite noticeable is the trend. The graph goes back 20 years to 1994. Look at the trend between the government lie of the official unemployment rate (the bottom track), the median rate (the middle track), and the actual unemployment rate (the upper track). You will notice that when Bill Clinton was lying about the unemployment rate in the 1990s, the government lie of the “official” unemployment rate track “paralleled” the true unemployment rate almost perfectly. In the year after 9-11 when Bush43 got tax rates cut that provided business with the stimulus of less money going to the government, the true unemployment rate went down again and the government lie “paralleled” it yet again. Even when the Bill Clinton-caused mortgage fiasco hit in 2007-2008, the rates again “paralleled” each other.

Then Obama happened — and something changed. Starting in 2009, the “official” government lie of the unemployment rate STOPPED “paralleling” the true unemployment rate and has slowly been creeping downward while the true unemployment rate has remained somewhere near 22-23 percent for Obama’s entire reign of error. This is NOT some accident of numbers. Someone didn’t fat-finger the numeric ten key on their keyboard for 5 years running. This was blatantly intentional! Yes, when Clinton and Bush43 lied about the unemployment rate it was also intentional. But their crime was to just understate the true unemployment rate by about 8%. NOT Obama! He is not understating anything. He is willfully misrepresenting the unemployment rate by a whopping 17%! As BigFurHat said on his blog I Own The World, “If the melanin shield erected around Obama by the progressive press was dropped, Obama would be considered the worst president in the history of our nation.”

When Carter’s unemployment rate was sky high, Ronald Reagan cared enough about those unemployed to actually work with the democrat majority in both the House and the Senate to get taxes cut and get the economy going. Barack Obama cares about no one except Barack Obama.

 

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My Day Shopping…or…the Outlets to My Frustration

Today, my wife decided that we needed to take a field trip. Well…a shopping trip. Nothing wrong with that except she wanted to go to the Vacaville Outlet Stores. That’s a 60+ mile trip from our house and in the ObamaEconomy, gas is at $4.25 per gallon and rising. That type of frivolity can add up fast. I relented because I thought it would be good to see what type of prices the “outlet” stores have. I mean, they are “outlet” stores with the goods straight from the maker so the prices should be lower…right? That was my first mistake. Believing that outlet stores have lower prices. I’ll have more to say about the prices later.

tesla-parking Let’s start at the beginning. We parked the car and started our walk around the stores. This was the first thing I saw. Yes, those are electric car charging stations. But not just ANY electric car. They are TESLA electric car chargers. Which means that TESLA has somehow convinced the management at the Vacaville Outlet Stores to allow people to recharge their non polluting, green, eco-friendly, Gaia-loving, non genetically engineered electric cars on the people’s dime! The people? Well, who do YOU think is paying for the electricity? These are NOT kiosks that have a payment method included.

tesla-charger I walked all around these charging stations and the only thing there, is the portal-like stand with a TESLA-specific charging handle. I found no way to make a payment. Which means that the electricity used is charged by PG&E to the outlet stores management who passes it on in rental and other costs to the stores who pass it on in the form of higher prices to the consumers. Wonderful. And I know you know this: the electricity is created by burning coal or from nuclear power plants. So these cars are NOT eco-friendly. At least by the standards that liberals themselves have set. Not for THEMselves. For everyone ELSE. I was thinking this was NOT the way to start a day shopping but I figured if it started out at the bottom, it HAD to get better. It HAS to get better…doesn’t it? Please?

Not really. The prices were just as, if not more, expensive as if we were shopping close to home. One of the stores is called Restoration Hardware. It has nothing to do with restorations and it doesn’t stock any hardware. It’s a furniture store. An upscale furniture store. An expensive upscale furniture store. A VERY expensive upscale furniture store. There was a wood dining room table. For $3,552. I think it was teak. It had damn well better have been teak and the nuts and bolts should have been solid gold. But it was just a wood table. Just. A. Wood. Table. This was NOT some one-off piece of furniture created by Norm Abram at The New Yankee Workshop. It was just a wood table. A $3,552 wood table.

We also visited a store called Coach. Silly me! I thought it was a sporting goods store! It’s a lady’s handbag store. Though I’m fairly certain that the male-looking employees have male DNA, I just don’t know if they put it to use with the ladies. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Here is a sample of the wares in the store called Coach.

doilie-handbagGuess what the price is for this handbag? No, you’re wrong. You’re still wrong. Nope. Not even getting warm. That handbag is exactly what you see. One piece of outer material with holes in it and no lining. It costs $400. Yes. It. Does. There are many things to buy worth $400 but the key word here is “worth.” This looks like some grandmother glued all her doilies together and put handles on it. Jeebus!

By this time, my feet were hurting a bit and I wanted to sit down for a few minutes. We found a food court that served coffee drinks. I ordered just a coffee. My wife ordered an iced caramel macchiato. She also got a coffee — with something in it that gave it a coffe-and-cream color. When she complained, the girl put some ice in a clear plastic cup and poured my wife’s coffee over it. All of the ice melted. So my wife had to add more ice to cool it to the temperature of an iced coffee drink. Think of the weakest coffee you have ever tasted. It was weaker than that.

We finally decided to call it quits and go home. On our way to the freeway, we saw an Amichi’s restaurant in the Nut Tree center. So we pulled in and had a late pizza lunch. I had the Amichi’s combo and my wife had something that I wouldn’t eat but she liked. And I liked my pizza too. It was OUTSTANDING! The Alley Cat Pale Ale went perfectly with the pizza. It ended the shopping trip on an up note.

really-miss-reaganWell, what ended the trip on an up note was when we got in the car to go home. I spotted this bumper loaded with a few stickers. At first I thought, “California. What liberal message will be on these?” Then I looked closer. WOO-HOO! Yes-sir-ree! A real American in California. Wow! Thank you, sir. I really miss President Reagan too. Our last REAL president. Thank you for supporting our 2nd Amendment rights and for supporting MagPul as well. It sure made the trip home much better!

Breasts are good, liver is bad

Even the British notice the stupidity of liberalism. The People’s Socialist Quagmire of California will start enforcing a ban on foie gras come July 1st. The law was passed in 2004 when RINO Schwarzenegger signed it. However, there was an eight year grace period which will be over come July.

But my real problem with this is the only producer of foie gras in the state is a farm right here in Sonoma County!

California’s only foie gras producer is Sonoma Artisan Foie Gras, which is going out of business, despite business booming with clients placing bumper orders at $60 a pound in the weeks before the ban starts.

Thanks, libtards! Less jobs in our back yard of Sonoma County! Artisan Foie Gras has been following every state and federal regulation in production of foie gras. But that’s not good enough for the Animal Protection and Rescue League and their ilk. They demanded that the farming of ducks and geese to use their livers for foie gras somehow rises to the level of cruelty. I can eat a Christmas goose. I can have Pekin Duck or Duck a l’Orange. But I can’t eat their liver. The duck or goose is still dead. It is still providing food for someone. So what changed? Nothing. Only a libtard could come up with something that stupid.

The economy is still tanking thanks to Obama’s socialism so what’s the best course to take? Sure! Close a farm that is the only one in the state that is producing a product that restaurants state-wide are willing to buy! Hey! Brilliant strategy, Napoleon! Now all of the people that work on that farm will be on the unemployment rolls. So instead of paying taxes, they will be eating taxes. The trucking companies that delivered the foie gras will lose revenue because they’re not making those specific runs any more. And they’ll pay less taxes because of it. They may even need to layoff a driver or two. Restaurants will lose revenue which means they will pay less taxes as well. Maybe even lay off a sous chef or two. And any layoffs will represent more drain on the unemployment system.

Tell me again who thought up this insipid law? Oh yeah — the democrats! Why am I not surprised?