Employment number farce
LEN TRIA, Uncommon SenseMiracle of miracles at last the unemployment rate is going down just in time for the November elections. It fell .2 percent after the latest numbers for August were released.
Published: September 12, 2012
Published: September 12, 2012
What doesn't get explained, in detail, to the average American, who by the way, doesn't understand how the government computes the unemployment numbers any way. The news last week was terrible it was a disaster as far as job creation was concerned with a paltry 96,000 jobs created in the private sector.
That is not enough to keep up with the normal growth rate of new persons coming into the workforce. What is really disturbing is that 386,000 Americans just plain gave up looking for a job or are woefully underemployed.
We can reach 6 percent unemployment by the elections if hundreds of thousands of Americans decide to drop out of the employment picture. Right now we are at 63 percent of employable people in the present workforce.
If we are to continue this form of a recovery the nation will become a nation of government supported people who soon will find out that the well is dry and then we will see the results of this administration's failure.
Where will the money come from to feed and take care of all the government supported people? How will we support our military? Who in their right mind will loan this country money when the prospect of getting repaid is slim and none?
This is not biased political rhetoric but actual facts that are driving this country into a fiscal abyss. Every day we are told of the horrors we face if we do not change our fiscal policy and begin a new approach to government spending; which is completely out of control.
We have now passed 16 trillion in debt and the incumbent president proposes to add another trillion to our debt load. When will the compliant media finally wake up and begin to question the ability of this administration to govern in a fiscally responsible way. Instead what it is doing is advertising for more food stamp recipients, as if over 46 million on food stamps is not enough.
The phony claim of fairness is the kind of nonsense that precipitated the Bolshevik revolution in Russia. It took 75 years and some 30 million exterminated by Stalin to finally show the Soviet people that it was all a big lie.
The classless society (fairness society) was an even bigger hoax foisted on the poor who remained poor while the ruling class lived well. The commissars became the upper-class that the revolution was supposed to eliminate and they enjoyed all the benefits of their political positions.
It appears that is where this president is heading this county; to a sure collision with the reef of lies and the waves of destruction, upon which we will surely flounder unless we change leadership and the direction of this nation before it is too late.
Len Tria, a regular columnist for Hernando Today, lives in Spring Hill and is a former Hernando County commissioner.