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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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 NBCNews.com 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.’

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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

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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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  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Syria, Libya & Uganda February 23, 2016
    1) The U.S. and Russia have come to a decision on a ceasefire for Syria, which will include all warring parties except the two largest terrorist blocks, Al-Nursa and ISIS. Previous agreements to stop violence and provide aid have failed to stay in place. Sec. of State John Kerry said if the current deal fails […]
  • Today’s (Late) Top 3 International Stories: Bahrain, Libya & Russia February 18, 2016
    1) On Sunday, four American members of the press were arrested in Bahrain, while covering protests marking the anniversary of Bahrain’s 2011 Arab Spring uprising. Family members now report that on Tuesday, Bahrain released Anna Day and her camera crew after being interrogated. They have left Bahrain. The government claims the four participated in an […]
  • Today Top 3+ International Stories: Egypt, Mexico, France Plus Syria February 12, 2016
    1) In Egypt, thousands of doctors in Cairo turned out to protest after reports circulated that two doctors at a hospital in the capital had been beaten by police. It is not clear why the doctors were targeted, but it could be because they treated or sympathized with dissenters in opposition to former military leader […]
  • His Share of the Take September 26, 2016
    The CEO of Valley Metro, Steve Banta, “went golfing on workdays, took 50 days off that did not count as vacation time, flew first class and failed to provide documentation for his expense reports,” says the Arizona Republic. Banta and his wife spent $26,000 of taxpayer money flying 56 times between Portland and Phoenix for “relocation-related […]
  • HDR Seeks TIF Subsidies September 23, 2016
    HDR, an engineering consulting firm that has been behind many of the nation’s streetcar plans, wants to build a new headquarters in Omaha. The firm is very familiar with tax-increment financing (TIF), since TIF played a role in funding many streetcar projects and developments around those projects. So, naturally, it asked the city of Omaha […]
  • Driving Alone to Work without a Car September 22, 2016
    The share of American workers who live in households with no vehicles yet nonetheless drive alone to work grew from 20.4 percent in 2014 to 20.9 percent in 2015, according to the latest American Community Survey. This growth came at the expense of slight declines in carpooling, transit, work-at-homes, and “other” (taxi, bicycle, motorcycle), while […]