In the last year, the civilian population rose by 1,739,000. Yet the labor force rose by a mere 238,000. Those not in the labor force rose by 1,501,000. Were it not for people dropping out of the labor force, the unemployment rate would be well over 11%.
A smaller-than-expected 80,000 gain in nonfarm payrolls was bolstered by upward revisions in the prior two months, amounting to 102,000 additional jobs. So over the past three months the establishment survey has averaged 114,000. It’s really nothing to write home about.
When it comes to sex, the media apply different standards to Republicans and Democrats.
As we find ourselves gliding through another week of political headlines, I continue to be amazed by the ream of personal attacks mounted against Herman Cain by black liberals. From calling Cain a “sell out” to “Uncle Tom” because he chooses to be a Republican doesn’t sound like progressive talk to me but rather backwards racist talk.
The centrist elements have often led the country to believe that limited government meant accepting half the social and economic agenda that more radical Democrats propose.
It’s not difficult to see why Herman Cain has risen in the electoral polls. He clearly states principles that Republicans believe, and he does it without hesitation and without remorse. If you don’t love Herman Cain, you’re probably neither a Republican nor a conservative. But the big question is whether he should be the Republican nominee for President.
It is time for our leaders in Congress – the ones lifted into power by a conservative wave – to take a bold, principled stand and put an end to energy subsidies. These subsidies distort private sector investment, waste taxpayer dollars, and allow the government to pick winners and losers.
As the Republican primary process continues, there is no doubt that the establishment GOP is winning and the Tea Party is losing.
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