In response to:

Where Have All the Jobs Gone?

NewJAl Wrote: Nov 03, 2012 1:17 AM
'When you supplement poverty and indolence (lazy behavior) you get more of both' Tacitus, Ancient Roman One must wonder how many Democrats and how Republicans know this observation from this social commentator, from so long ago. Also, since it explains why ancient Democracies failed, do Democrats think modern Americans and ancient Romans are two different species of life? Why the surprise and need for this Goodman article? It is clear that the Founding Fathers tried their best to avoid repeating Roman failures, yet here we go. I am angry that people in this society do not understand about Democracies, and why the United States was designed as a Democratic Republic. I blame Progressive educators.
karpe diem Wrote: Nov 03, 2012 1:28 AM
did you leave obama off the hook? which his efforts to destroy the economy on every front, energy, taxes, obamacare, employers are not hiring, and the small businesses are being crushed by those regs and taxes , this has nothing to do with democracy. people have to eat and feed their children and i believe they would rather work, but if they are not hired gov't steps in. obama did all he could to destroy the base of our economy and we see the results. give him four more years and everybody will be on the dole, and he will be the emperor and with empress laughing at all of us.
NewJAl Wrote: Nov 03, 2012 1:58 AM
I believe Obama actually wants to destroy the private sector, and am not fooled by his words.
He will never say so, since we do not like Marxism and dislike Socialism until our worst natures see the gain we can get from either. He caters to and stirs those worst anti-social traits, like envy, in the name of being compassionate or loving the poor or kids. A pure Demagogue, echoing all we have ever had in History. He also lays guilt trips on Christians, as Alinsky advised.
Thank you, rachel. Clearly part of the answer, not part of the problem.

Another jobs report came out yesterday and, like so many others before it, the news was disappointing. Our economy is actually growing more slowly this year than it grew last year — somewhere in the 2% range. Normally after a steep decline, the economy would be roaring back at a 5% to 6% clip.

The official unemployment rate is 7.9%, one-tenth of a point higher than last month's number. But the true rate is almost twice that level. Many people who want a full-time job are working part-time instead. And much of the modest increase in economic activity is...