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Posts tagged Unemployment

3 Reasons You Can’t Find a Job – YouTube

3 Reasons You Can’t Find a Job – YouTube

Good video from the LearnLiberty Channel on the reasons behind the tough job market: 3 Reasons You Can’t Find a Job – YouTube. Like this:Like Loading…

Northwest Coal Terminals Advance Despite Opposition From Environmental Groups | FreedomWorks


As I’ve documented in previous posts, the organized environmental left is marshalling forces to oppose Powder River Basin (PRB) coal exports to Asia via ports in the Pacific Northwest. Despite their best efforts at fear mongering about supposed environmental effects, local officials are beginning to push back against the prevailing narrative. Realizing that the opposition […]

Oregon Listed As One Of Worst States For Unemployed


Thanks to leftist policies, the current unemployment rate in Oregon is stuck at a pathetic 8.4%, a rate that we haven’t gone below since November of 2008 – more than 4 years ago. Joblessness has become the new normal in Oregon, which is why Bloomberg listed us in the top 20 WORST states to live […]

Clueless Liberals Blame, Boycott Businesses Forced To Lay Off Employees Due To Obamacare


Small Business Owner on Obamacare: Every Restaurant You Eat At Is Impacted Negatively View on YouTube It’s so sad to read these tweets from small business owners who are heartbroken at having to lay off employees because of Obamacare mandates.   Unfortunately, now they have to suffer harassment from clueless liberals who actually think that business […]

November 12 is the first anniversary of 54°40’ Or Fight!


I am proud and humbled to celebrate the first anniversary of this blog. It has evolved quite a bit in its first year. I am most proud of the contributors who have agreed to post their stories at 54°40’ Or Fight! We now have 21 active contributors from around the State of Oregon. Several veteran […]

Going Galt: Businesses Begin Laying Off Workers, Cutting Hours, Shutting Doors

Any business that has more than 50 employees is required to purchase health insurance for their employees or pay hefty fines, so many are now downsizing or refusing to expand beyond 49 employees. Also, in order to avoid the increasing cost of purchasing insurance for full-time employees, many small businesses will be forced to cut their […]

Voodoo Economics Pt 2: Government Doesn’t Create Jobs


In a recent report, the Congressional Research Service revealed that welfare spending has increased by 33% under Barack Obama, topping out at over $1 Trillion annually. As I pointed out in my previous post on the report, baseline spending on social programs has deliberately been driven up by the Obama administration, despite (or perhaps due […]

Jack Knows

Nothing says “unbiased media” like a coordinated, frontal assault to defame, demean, and dismiss someone whodares to criticize big government. Enter, Jack Welch, who dared to claim there might be some manipulation of the data behind the 7.8% unemployment numbers. Jack Welch then what Jack Welch always does when there’s a problem. He confronts it. […]

Romney Acquits Himself Well Against David Gregory

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Mitt Romney appeared on Meet The Press on Sunday, September 9 with David Gregory. Perhaps the biggest headline was that he took Congressional Republicans to task for not holding the line in the debt ceiling negotiations in 2011. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Transcript: >> i spent time […]

Obama to Entrepreneurs and Business Owners: ‘You didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.’


Spoken like the clueless elitist that he is. The Blaze has the transcipt: There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back.  They know they didn’t — look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.  You didn’t get there on your own.  […]

Obama: ‘Sometimes I Forget’ the Magnitude of the Recession


Oh yes, he did. At a campaign event in Seattle, Obama said that sometimes he forgets about the magnitude of the recession.  I suppose that’s easy to do when you’re busy campaigning full time on the taxpayer’s dime, jetting around on Air Force One, attending swank fundraising dinners for “the 1%,”  taking multiple exotic vacations […]

Podcast: I Spy Minute – Unemployment Figures

Podcast: I Spy Minute – Unemployment Figures

Today’s official rosy unemployment figures came out but the slight drop from 8.3 to 8.2 is hardly the real story. Worse, the numbers are grossly wrong in one critical area. One wonders why… I Spy Minute Friday, April 6 2012 Happy Easter, everyone! Like this:Like Loading…

Welfare Queen

Welfare Queen

24-year-old Amanda Clayton of Lincoln Park, Michigan, won the lottery – to the tune of $1 million. She took a lump-sum, and after taxes, ended up with just over half a million dollars, which she used to buy a new house and a new car – in cash. She’s still collecting $200 in food stamps; claiming that […]

These Regulations Are For Your Own Good

These Regulations Are For Your Own Good

The nannies are out in force once again, and there are a couple of things that desperately need to be controlled. Writing in the  journal Nature, some distinguished US scientists from UC-San Francisco raise the alarm about a deadly toxin that is in wide use, but which they believe should be reclassified as a controlled substance. Sugar is so harmful […]

Home Of The Whopper

Home Of The Whopper

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is pushing hard in defense of their $10 billion-a-year (to as much as $100 billion, by real-world estimates) plan to kill coal-fired plants and cause your energy bill to skyrocket sound and necessary regulation to protect children from airborne mercury emissions, arguing earnestly that it’s “fair”. Environmeddlists like Sierra Club are fully on board, falsely stating “When this […]

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  • Washington State Wire Vacation Time August 12, 2015
    The Washington State Wire will be taking a vacation until the first week in October. Join us then for more original reporting and links to other top articles. The post Washington State Wire Vacation Time appeared first on Washington State Wire.
  • Vying for Governor, Bill Bryant Seeks to Expand His Brand August 11, 2015
    As a Port of Seattle commissioner, Bryant is well known in Westside business and industrial circles, and better known in Eastern Washington’s agricultural world. It’s everyone else that needs an introduction, he says, if he’s to convince them he’s their choice in the 2016 gubernatorial election. The post Vying for Governor, Bill Bryant Seeks to […]
  • Washington State Can Lead on Global Warming and Clean Energy August 11, 2015
    Washingtonians demand urgent action on climate. If our elected leaders won’t lead us forward, then the people will. The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is Washington state’s coalition of individuals, organizations and businesses dedicated to reducing global-warming pollution and strengthening our economy. The post Washington State Can Lead on Global Warming and Clean Energy […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Afghanistan, Yemen & the UN October 6, 2015
    1) General John Campbell, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, admitted today that an American airship did mistakenly fire on a Doctors without Borders hospital and that the command came from the U.S. military. While the order originated with the U.S. chain of command, Campbell said to the Senate Armed Services Committee that U.S. forces would […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Russia, Iraq & Afghanistan October 5, 2015
    1) NATO has denounced Russia’s violation of Turkish airspace. A Russian plane, part of the air campaign against ISIS in Syria, crossed over the border into Turkey. Russia has also received criticism of the campaign in general which Western military experts say focuses not just on ISIS but other moderate rebel groups. U.S. Defense Secretary […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: UN, Syria & Israel September 29, 2015
    1) Russia and the U.S. have stepped up talks concerning Syria on the sidelines of the UN summit. Russia has been increasing its military presence in Syria to “fight ISIS.” Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the two parties agree to a few basic points on the conflict in Syria: […]