Jobs

Democrat War On Work – Forward is Backward

by Steve MacDonald December 8, 2014
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On December 5th the Department of Labor (BLS – or should we say BS) continued the unemployment charade by posting a rate of 5.8%.  But they might as well have said it was 5% or 3% because that number no longer means anything. Almost 12 million people have given up looking for work since Obama […]

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The Democrat War on Work…

by Steve MacDonald November 24, 2014
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Figure this one out. The official U.S. unemployment rate has indeed fallen steadily during the past few years, but the economic recovery has created the fewest jobs relative to the previous employment peak of any prior recovery. The labor-force participation rate recently touched a 36-year low of 62.7%. The number of Americans not in the […]

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Shea-Porter Votes NO on Jobs And Cheap Energy Again…

by Steve MacDonald November 16, 2014
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Soon to be former congressperchild (can’t use ‘man’ or ‘son’ that would be sexist) Carol Shea-Porter, had an opportunity to vote for the Keystone XL pipeline this past week. She was not one of the 31 House Democrats to reach across the aisle in search of a solution to create jobs or lower energy prices.  […]

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Ask Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan – Do NH Businesses Create Jobs?

by Steve MacDonald October 27, 2014
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The Shaheen’s are HUGE Clinton family values fans.  They were all-in for Hillary in 2008 when Clinton Campaign co-chair Bill “We vote like a village”  Shaheen took a hit for the party by making generalizations about Barack Obama and his relationship with illegal drugs.  (Racist of him, right?) And now Hillary (Mrs. Bill “Hide he […]

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GrokTALK! With House Candidate Josh Moore

by Steve MacDonald October 14, 2014
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Josh Moore joins us to talk about his race for the NH House.  We start with unions (he defeated a pro-union Republican in the primary), economy and jobs, School choice, second amendment, favorite committee assignments, Josh’s cable access show, the social value of personal responsibility, and more…   Listen to or Download this segment on […]

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GrokTALK! with State Senate Candidate Kathy Rago

by Steve MacDonald October 2, 2014
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NH State Senate candidate Kathy Rago (District 7) joined us this past week to talk about why she is running, about education and school choice, government spending (and governments true role), the barriers to entry and business/job creation that excessive occupational licensing presents, and a lot more. (30 min)   Listen to or Download the […]

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Meanwhile, In ‘Utopia’ …

by Steve MacDonald September 16, 2014
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Illinois Policy.org Illinois’ sluggish jobs recovery is coming at a tremendous cost. For every post-recession job created in Illinois, nearly two people have enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. In the recession era, the number of Illinoisans dependent on food stamps has risen by 745,000. … There are nearly […]

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Hope? When Obama Is Done You Won’t Have Any

by Steve MacDonald May 9, 2014
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Hope (and change) were the promise of the Obama Presidency.  We’ll change things until you have no hope.  That’s what happened.  And that is the plan going ‘Forward.’ Democrats all across the nation are embracing 1.9% total growth in 2013 and 0.1% in the first quarter of 2014.  And they should.  This is what they […]

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Democrat War On Work – Are You Pivoting From ObamaCare to Jobs Because ObamaCare Kills Jobs?

by Steve MacDonald April 4, 2014
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Yesterday I observed what has been observed rightly, from the right, for years.  ObamaCare can’t help but kill jobs. I know, wasn’t ObamaCare a jobs Bill?  Sure.  Everything Democrats passed in 2009 and 2010 was a jobs bill.  Commemorating post offices was a jobs bill.  Defunding abstinence education to pay for more abortions was a […]

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Pelosi Pivots From ObamaCare to Jobs…

by Steve MacDonald April 2, 2014
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“..while we’re proud of the Affordable Care Act, we now pivot to jobs.” … “Well let me just say, those of us who fought for this (ObamaCare) knew what we believed in and really don’t think we needed any vindication,” she responded. “We just had to protect it from those ideological anti-government people who didn’t […]

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Minimum Wage Hike = Fewer Jobs, Higher Prices

by Steve MacDonald March 20, 2014
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We’ve talked about this.  Obama wants to kill jobs.  NH Democrats want to kill some jobs.  Make prices go up.  Reduce full-time opportunities.  Make it harder for new or unskilled people to find work.  Everyone knows what will happen, and still the Democrats persist.  They are willing to harm New Hampshire families to pad their […]

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Conservatives are for You, Progressive Politicians are for Themselves

by Don March 16, 2014

Conservatives want the very best for everyone. We want people to be free, happy, healthy, independent, safe, financially secure, and to feel they are leading lives of accomplishment by providing for their families and contributing to others. These blessings are enabled and fostered by Conservative policies. Everyone applauds Bono’s humanitarian efforts in Africa. Bono realized […]

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Climate Change No Longer Even On The List of Things Americans Are Concerned About

by Steve MacDonald March 14, 2014
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Right after 28 clueless Senate Democrats held a pajama Party (Up4Climate) on the floor of the US Senate to lobby a California Billionaire for campaign donations, Gallop released its March 2014 polling on what Americans think are the most important problems facing the US. “Climate” didn’t even make the new list. (Update: Extreme Shaheen is […]

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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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Welcome To Total Failure Island

by Steve MacDonald March 13, 2014
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Democrats insisting we must increase the minimum wage is like a wife-beater showing up at the door with flowers. Me Nothing says total economic failure like a political party (Democrats), which has crooned endlessly about its effort to create good paying jobs for American families, having to use the force of law to make wages […]

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Jimmy And Barry Have Something else in Common Now

by Steve MacDonald March 5, 2014
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No one can credit George Bush with being a great job creator, but things had stabilized before the banking crisis (created by Democrats).  He also didn’t add over 7 trillion to the debt in just five years while driving 12 million people out of the Job market, never to return.  (Recovery summer started with the […]

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The Failure of Veteran Senate Republicans

by Tom March 4, 2014

I’m wondering why some of our veteran Senate Republicans are jumping on the easy track to fixing the so-called Medicaid expansion “problem”. Republicans are supposed to lean toward market based, economic oriented solutions and away from entitlement-based fixes, which ultimately our grandchildren, not us, nor the aging Republican Senators (who feel the need to “do something“), will pay for. […]

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NH Democrats Want to Kill Jobs In New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald February 20, 2014
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We already know that forcing an increase in the minimum wage kills jobs.  It’s commons sense.  So common even the CBO reported that Obama’s executive declaration will cost taxpayers 31 billion and kill half a million jobs to offset his royal decree. But no one ever accused New Hampshire Democrats of having any common sense.  […]

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Democrats Admit To Their Own Economic Incompetence

by Steve MacDonald February 17, 2014
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Nothing says total economic failure like a political party (Democrats), which has crooned endlessly about its effort to create good paying jobs for American families, having to use the force of law to make wages go up. In times of real economic growth labor increases in value as business owners compete for the resource.  This […]

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New Hampshire’s Lost Decade (and a third).

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2014
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Charlie Arlinghaus, writing in the Union Leader, talks about stagnation in New Hampshire becoming “the new normal.” In the course of his discourse on the years before and during our current stasis, business tax reform appears to coincide with job growth before the lost decade, and a lack of business tax reform for a lack […]

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Obama’s job creation knowledge – distilled

by Skip January 19, 2014

Concise, pithy, and all-encompassing! (H/T: IJ Review)

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If You Have No Clue How To Fix It – Just Try And Hide It

by Steve MacDonald January 9, 2014
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After five years of saying you fixed it, followed by ObamaCare–which will just make employment matters worse, this might send a message that you can’t fix it and should be replaced. Typically, the Unemployment Insurance program lasts for 26 weeks of unemployment with an additional 13 weeks during recessions.  Most of the cost is purveyed […]

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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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Unions And Democrats Sacrificing More Entry Level Jobs on Their Progressive Alter

by Steve MacDonald December 5, 2013
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The professional union driven “strikes” being fomented by professional jack-asses around the nation are the culmination of several layers of manufactured failure and outrage.  First, the Democrats have been ruining the economy and expanding the part-time employment culture–that’s planned failure.  And now that these people feel trapped (as intended) the unions are organizing them to […]

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$2.7 billion and all NH got was 693 lousy jobs in six years!

by Susan Olsen November 17, 2013

From their own consultant:

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The Adults are Killing Our Country, It’s Time for “Wacko Birds”

by Don October 23, 2013

The radical leftists that believe politicians should control how you live and spend your hard earned money are rejoicing.  The “adults”, President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, other elected Democrats and Republicans who forgot their campaign promises, have “won” and can force Obamacare down our throats. But not everyone has to comply with Obamacare.  President Obama […]

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Welcome….To the Real World

by Steve MacDonald October 11, 2013
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Yahoo News has a top story on how furloughed federal workers are getting bored.  It’s called ‘Shutdown Science: Furloughed Workers Feel the Burden of Boredom.’ Welcome to the real world. A world where tens of  millions have been unemployed so long they have stopped looking and left the workforce.  And yet, we’ve had no ‘science’ […]

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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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Stop Obamacare Now! Support Dontfundit2013.com

by Don August 26, 2013

Obamacare has hurt enough people!  It is time to end this evil sham of a health care plan.  The (Un)Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was passed by a Democrat Congress that didn’t read it.  Even getting Democrat votes required lies and bribes. Despite hundreds of Obama speeches and millions of taxpayer dollars spent on promotional propaganda, […]

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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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