298,000 New Jobs Created in Trump’s First Month as President

by Steve MacDonald March 8, 2017

Approximately 298,000 new jobs were created in the U.S. in February 2017. If we can get into the mid 300K’s or more next month that will be a good sign. Daily Mail 

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ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion Reduces Work Participation Among Healthy, Childless Adults

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2016
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For Immediate Release – September 8, 2016 Contact: Greg Moore (603) 303-9297 Americans for Prosperity Cites Shocking Report that Shows ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion Reduces Work Participation Among Healthy, Childless Adults   MANCHESTER – Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire (AFP-NH) today cited a newly released Georgetown University study that shows that ObamaCare Medicaid expansion undermines work participation […]

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Perhaps a reason why they are in the bottom 20% of income distribution?

by Skip September 6, 2016

A little over half of the households in the bottom 20 percent have nobody working. You don’t usually get a lot of income for doing nothing. In 2010, there were more people working full-time in the top 5 percent of households than in the bottom 20 percent. –Professor Thomas Sowell (Ph.D, Economics) (H/T: Cafe Hayek)

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The Unemployment Rate vs The Labor Force Participation Rate in 90-Seconds

by Steve MacDonald September 2, 2016
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The labor force has been dropping for years and unemployment with it, which is a problem we’ve explored at great length. A declining unemployment rate is a good thing when you have a stable or rising labor force participation rate. It is not a good thing when your labor force is declining too. The 90-second […]

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Minimum Wage Hike Killing Jobs in Seattle?

by Steve MacDonald March 14, 2016
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Beginning in April of last year employment numbers in the city of Seattle began to drop as unemployment rose. The AEI study, worked up from Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly surveys, shows that, between April and December last year, Seattle saw the biggest employment drop in any nine-month period since 2009 — a full year […]

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You Can’t Separate Labor Force Participation From The Unemployment Rate

by Steve MacDonald September 10, 2015
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America’s national unemployment rate is 5.1 percent. The country added 173,000 jobs in August. The press is trumpeting our economic success. Happy days are here again, or are they? A record 94,031,000 people have left the US work force. But 5.1 percent unemployment, you croon. Sure, it sounds great if you have a job or if […]

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NH Medicaid Expansion Weighs Down State Budget

by Steve MacDonald August 7, 2015
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To paraphrase Theodore Dalrymple, “distress” always expands to meet the supply of publicly funded services available to reduce it. So the idea that Medicaid expansion would expand Medicaid was never in doubt. If you build it they will come. If you build it with other people’s money, and back it forever, they may come in […]

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Data Point – Reagan did more for the Middle Class than Obama has: jobs

by Skip April 30, 2015

“Trickle Down Economics versus Trickle Down Socialism …Ronald Reagan’s economic plan saw GDP surge at a 3.5% clip – 4.9% after the recession. That’s a 32% bump. …The US economy has grown an anemic 9.6% during the Obama years (excluding today’s dismal number).” In comparison to Reagan, Obama has shown to be a far worse manager of the US economy.  […]

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I’ll Trade You 20 Trillion For A Crappy Jobless Economy

by Steve MacDonald June 25, 2014
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If you add all the Obama budgets and the deficit you get some huge number with ‘Trillions’ after it.   Democrats took the taxpayers on a spending binge that doubled the deficit, burdened them with a massive new entitlement, encouraged middling to declining growth, the worst labor participation rate in decades, record Welfare, food stamp, and […]

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Really “Fixing” Health Care Coverage Could Be the “New” New Hampshire Advantage

by Steve MacDonald March 14, 2014
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If you want to keep people off Medicaid, or food stamps, or welfare, you need to improve their employment prospects.   This works best with little or no public money or political interference.   Business flourishes in the sun, so the shadow of the bureaucracy must be as small as possible. We also know that the more […]

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Democrats Willing To Sacrifice Another 500,000 Jobs

by Steve MacDonald February 19, 2014
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The Current Concensus view of Economists… is that the CBO is right when it supports their position but wrong where it does not. (Concensus:  When liberals agree on lying to people to get their way.) “CBO’s estimates of the impact of raising the minimum wage on employment does not reflect the current consensus view of […]

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Data Point – GDP vs Employment, 2002 – 2013

by Skip December 29, 2013

Productivity: (H/T: AEIdeas)

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Data Point – After 5 years of Democrat economic leadership

by Skip December 8, 2013

Democrats took over the Congress in 2006: November 2006, 145,534,000 Americans held jobs November 2013, 144,386,000 Americans held jobs. I think the “Blame Bush” mantra has now expired. (H/T: IJReview)

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Science, Technology, Union Backed Strikes, and Fewer McJobs.

by Steve MacDonald September 1, 2013
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The unions are deep pocketed advocates of the Democrat party.  The Democrat party likes to think of itself as the hip party of science and technology.  In reality, they are trapped in a post-progressive world-view that has been circling the drain for years.  That reality has not, however, ecouraged them to stop being either progressive, […]

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Job Killer Remarks on Breaking Ground for New Job Corps Center in NH

by Steve MacDonald August 21, 2013
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So we spent trillions more and added 7 trillion to the deficit, and all we ever really need was a Job Corps Center? WMUR “The Manchester Job Corps Center will equip low-income youth with the skills they need to be successful in the workplace. The result will pay dividends for not only these young people […]

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If Democrats Really Want to See Wages Increase….

by Steve MacDonald January 12, 2013

Every good New Hampshire Democrat knows that the best way to have an immediate impact on jobs and the economy is to increase the cost of doing business.  Making it cost more to run a business acts like a tax on the business owner, and Democrats love taxing business. Enter HB127, An act relative to […]

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Decay Point

by Scott Morales November 16, 2012

Societal decay has many symptoms.  One of which that mottles our society like a cancerous blotch on the drooping bosom of freedom is the unending, unforgiving, and unyielding sense of entitlement –entitled to things coming not just from government, but directly from fellow citizens as well. The expression supposedly uttered from Marie Antoinette to the […]

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The Dinner Table

by Steve MacDonald October 5, 2012

Americans for Prosperity – they’re on our side and Democrats hate them which makes them that much more awesome–has released its most recent Ad, this one in response to the ridiculous jobs report that shows unemployment down when the economy isn’t even producing enough jobs to account for population growth. Here’s the Video – “The […]

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Obama Asked How To Get A Job By College Student, He Nervously Giggles and Says Go To College!?

by Scott Morales September 20, 2012

A college student asked President Jobless about finding a job in the United States.  After his mawkishly glib attempt at easing the tension with a joke punctuated by nervous laughter, he replied and said the economy’s been tough the last for years and followed that with, “the most important thing you can do… is to […]

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Passing the Buck on Welfare Work Requirements

by Steve MacDonald August 20, 2012

Waving the job requirement for welfare seems like a natural extension of the Obama Economic plan.  Make sure there are no jobs, keep people dependent on government.  And now he can blame the states…who are suffering under every other yoke he has placed upon them in three in half years. Hey, maybe he’ll send Biden […]

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Should you Need the Governments Permission to Work?

by Steve MacDonald May 9, 2012

Excessive Licensing Requirements?  We’ve got a few in New Hampshire, but believe it or not, we’re not nearly as bad as some States. Should you Need the Governments Permission to Work?   H/T Hot Air

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If the economy is getting better…(Part 5)

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2012

…then why has the number of self-employed Americans fallen by more than 2 million? It’s one thing to say you support small business, but Democrats attaching the word jobs, small-business, or main-street to every bill that comes out of congress doesn’t make it happen.  But after 2008 every press release about every vote manged to […]

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Where Stands Jeanne Shaheen on the Keystone Pipeline?

by Steve MacDonald January 20, 2012

There are at least ten Democrats, six of them US Senators, who support the Keystone XL pipeline (List on the jump).   Private investment, jobs, commerce, property taxes, and did we say jobs? How about millions of barrels per day of that black stuff we still have to buy coming from Canada, a chance to get […]

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Welcome To New Hampshire…Now Go Home

by Steve MacDonald January 7, 2012

As New Hampshire plays it’s traditional “First In The Nation Primary” role for the  next few days, I am reminded of two things.  First, as the Live Free or Die state, no matter who ends up as either the GOP nominee or the next president, we’ll still have to act like the sovereign Republic that […]

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Be Pro-Choice: Vote For The Right To Abort The Union.

by Steve MacDonald November 29, 2011

If unions were abortions everyone would have the right to chose not to be party to it. Some liberal justice would have long ago ensconced that “right” into the US Constitution. And we would not be having this debate in New Hampshire. Workers could decide if they wanted to abort the union. But Democrats are hypocrites and choice shall not be permitted in the workplace. You will not, cannot be permitted to choose for yourself.

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Democrat’s Say The Dumbest Things

by Steve MacDonald November 6, 2011

Mr. Morse and the left would have you believe that jobs spring from government like Eve from the rib of Adam. They do not want to admit that ‘government’ is itself a luxury item that must be paid for like anything else’ by the product of the private sector risk taking. Good government cannot exist without the conscience of better men giving a portion of their property for some guarantee of stability and a promise to protect their property in exchange.

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A Question for NH Democrats & Unions…

by Steve MacDonald November 2, 2011

Is this the NH Democrat parties postion as well, and that of the state union, SEA, SEIU, Teamsters and others who are insisting that New Hampshire workers have no right to opt out of paying union dues just to get a job? Does the Federal government have the right to close a business or a facility in our state, and force those workers out of their employment, simply becasue they are either not unionized or have voted to de-certify the union, as is the case in South Carolina?

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Obama Finally Builds Bi-Partisan Coalition!!!

by Steve MacDonald October 11, 2011

I may be jumping the gun here, but I believe that Mr. Obama will achieve that which he has been calling for for years. Democrats and Republicans will come together today to form a bi-partisan coalition…

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A Typical Day In Mr. Buckley’s Neighborhood

by Steve MacDonald September 1, 2011

These folks have all insisted, in one way or another, that things like unemployment, food stamps, even destruction of public and private property, are good for the economy. So using their metrics, these are things Democrats should not complain about unless they are actually bad for the economy.

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Would You Suck Twice as Hard for Half as Much?

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2011

This particualr faerie story center around three graphs from the Government Printing Office (GPO). Not the fed, the treasury, or even some fruit-loop left wing think tank, but the GPO. The GPO prints stuff, and answers to the Executive branch. So right out of the toy-box we have to question these partisan stills, presented as they are in a partisan manner, bearing guestimated facts and assumptions, with no basis in reality

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