After listening to President Obama’s State of the Union address last night one would think that we should be dancing in the streets with party hats and fireworks.
Things are absolutely wonderful!
And the president’s speech was followed by a cautioning report from the republican spokesperson, Rep. Nancy Niceness (R-Delusionville) Apparently the usual spokespeople for the republicans, Darth Vader, Hannibal Lector, and Dick Chaney were asked to step aside because media studies have revealed their presence scares small children, full grown adults, prison inmates, Navy SEALS and Batman.
So amid all this sunshine, lollipops, apple pie and Chevrolet why are you still broke, unemployed, thousands of dollars in debt and driving a car that’s been on its last legs since 2008?
Psssst, come closer. I’m going to tell you a secret.
I KNOW! I didn’t believe it at first either! But it’s twue!
President Obama beamed like a kid on Christmas when he announced that the unemployment rate had dropped to 6.7% under his sterling stewardship. Holy Moley Rock & Roley! Personally I can’t wait till he parts the Red Sea and starts raising the dead!
And when he does I hope he starts with Mark Twain who once said “There are three kinds of fabrication: Lies, damned lies and statistics!”
And that saying couldn’t be truer when applied to the President’s statement regarding employment statistics.
Here’s the REAL story. The TRUE reason for the falling unemployment rate is because of the large number of people leaving the work force all together, a factor the government DOES NOT INCLUDE in their employment calculations
According to the Bureau of Labor Statics in December 2013 525,000 American gave up looking for work while only 74,000 job were created.
Now it is true that I have been accused of heresy by the federal government and have dabbled considerably in an art form long discredited by the feds as a ridiculous combination of random numbers, suspect algorisms and faux science.
I simply refer to it by its other name…
And here’s what Arithmetic tell me: If, during each month, far more people give up trying to find jobs, than the number of jobs being created, IT IS A BAD THING and not cause for celebration.
What it also means is that there are a large number of people who, after being downsized, gave up looking for work and instead got a dog, a shotgun and built a cabin in the woods.
They are not happy people.
I do not hold the president responsible for the lack of employment opportunities. A president does not create jobs, that is the work of the private sector.
So the question is, why isn’t the private sector creating more jobs?
And the answer is, Why should they? Their businesses have never been more profitable, they are making much more money now than they did before the economic meltdown. In fact that economic disaster taught them a very valuable lesson. And that is…
They don’t need employees! They have robots, outsourcing and advanced software!
And so as the corporate world gives you the middle-finger salute and offers these consoling words “See ya, wouldn’t want to be ya.” Fear not! For I am writing a book that will teach you how to make a living without having to ‘get a job’.
Oh, you’ll work all right. Probably harder than you ever have, but You get to keep the fruits of your labor instead of today’s Ponzi scheme of business where the person doing all the work gets the least amount of money while the person who simply watches, gets the most.
Sorry that I haven’t been able to post as much as I would like but writing books and saving the middle class is taking up lot of my time. In the meantime have a look at my other blog http://zackaryrichards.blogspot,com
Talk to you soon!