Albuquerque Tea Party Media Contact:
Rick Harbaugh, 1709 Indiana NE, Albuquerque,NM 8711
Date of Release 2/23/12
Where Did all the Jobs Go?
Last month marked the third anniversary of the Obama Stimulus Package. Remember its goals:
1. Save or create 4 million jobs
2. Bring unemployment down to about 6% by the end of Obama's third year in office.
So, how's that working out? In our last e-blast, we discussed the very optimistic 8.4% unemployment rate from the Obama administration-and how the Congressional Budget Office said it was really closer to 10%. That's a far cry from 6%!
For a minute, instead of looking at unemployment rates, let's turn this all around and look at the employment numbers as reported by Congressman Jim Jordan and the Republican Study Committee (realizing that many people have given up looking for jobs and have left the labor force for retirement, further education or to watch TV and veg out).
When the Stimulus Package started in January 2009, 65.8% of those in the labor force were employed. That figure dropped to 65% a year later in January 2010. Remember the promised "Recovery Summer" of 2010? The percentage by then had dropped to 64.6%. January 2011: 64.2%. Last month it was down to 63.7%, the lowest level in 29 years.
Whether Republican, Democrat or Independent, it is hard to find good news in these numbers. Clearly the demands for 99 weeks of unemployment, The Cash for Clunkers, the many crony give-aways (taking over GM and trying to push the Volt on the American consumer, Solyndra and the others as well as the Obama Energy agenda) have all been abject failures. Americans are not finding jobs.
After three years of failure after failure it is time to look in a new direction. America deserves better than it got with Obama and Crew. But now he is entrenched! Just voting against him will not be enough. He has bought off the environmentalists, the labor unions and the radicals. He is wooing the Black Vote and ignoring our laws governing illegal immigration to woo the Hispanic Vote.
We need workers who will help restore America to her greatness. The Tea Party needs your "sweat equity" and we need to build up a big enough war chest to save our country. PLEASE: get involved. Start by attending the monthly general meetings on the third Tuesday of every month. Then sign up to help.