Ralph R. Reiland
The official unemployment rate may now be 5.9 percent, but include as unemployed those are who are jobless but have stopped looking for employment and those who are working part-time but are seeking full-time work and the unemployment rate more than doubles to 12.6 percent.
“By almost every measure,” Obama recently boasted, “the American economy and the American workers are better off than when I took office.” But what's the reality?
There’s the too frequent news in the morning about those who didn’t make it through the night because of drug overdose, both legal and illegal.
"If you look at what's happened over the last four or five years, the folks who don't have a right to complain are the folks at the top," President Obama recently stated. Really? What happened to the First Amendment?
More and more Americans are working part-time, including many who desire a full-time jobs. But ignoring the difference between part-time and full-time employment, the administrations is boasting about businesses hiring at historic rates.
Here’s a recent — and supposedly racist — message from the labor union that represents U.S. border patrol agents, as posted by the governing National Border Patrol Council: “New annual job rating areas: Babysitting, Diaper Changing, Burrito Wrapping, Cleaning cells. Law Enforcement? What’s that?”
Does it make sense to suspend a first grader who inadvertently brought a toy gun to school and then turned it in to his teacher when he discovered his mistake?
“It'll just get worse,” I remember my doctor warning two decades ago about HillaryCare. He said he already had to fax people who had no medical knowledge just to get approval for even the most routine treatments. He saw that he was being ground down into a semi-skilled operative.
There's a commonsense perspective and first-rate line of attack for economic recovery in the ideas quoted below from a major speech by a top U.S. politician.
The cover story in the March issue of Harper’s claims that an “increasingly right-of-center Democratic Party” has “renounced its commitment to any sort of redistributive vision.” Seriously. By Ralph R. Reiland