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Why Obama’s Jobs Number Is Too Low for Zero

Written on Saturday, September 10, 2011 by


All who realize how disastrous Obama’s economic policies have been and what a terrible effect they are having on our economy expected the August job creation numbers to be low. Few thought they would be nil.

Buried within the data, is a micro-statistic that is symptomatic of what is happening in all sectors of the economy. In August, the economy lost 30,000 health care jobs, a drop from its recent monthly increments of 10,000 to 15,000 health care positions and well down from its historic norms of 30,000 new health care jobs each month.

Why should careers in health care be down? It cannot be due to lax consumer demand. People are still getting sick and most health care is funded by third party reimbursement: half from the government and half from private health insurance companies. Weak personal income, the unavailability of credit or a lack of confidence in the economy’s future — the usual suspects when a sector loses jobs — are not relevant to this industry. People are still getting sick, needing care and government cutbacks in reimbursement have yet really to set in. So why are jobs down?

It is simply because the industry is traumatized and terrified by the impact of Obamacare. No one knows what the reimbursement rates will be or what restrictions will be imposed on facility construction or utilization. Nobody can plan ahead. This regulatory nightmare is the direct result of the ambitious scope of Obamacare. So no new jobs are being created, and 30,000 were lost last month.

Health care is but a microcosm of what is happening throughout the economy. Manufacturing is not hiring because of the threat of the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, regulation. The energy sector is paralyzed by federal restrictions on drilling, looming federal regulation of fracking and possible restrictions on the keystone pipeline for tar sand oil.

The small business sector can’t get credit because community and small banks are afraid to lend. With the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., FDIC, closing these banks at the rate of over 200 a year and forcing their merger into larger institutions, local bankers are fearful of lending to local businesses. Ten percent of the nation’s community banks are on the FDIC watch list, waiting for their turn at the financial guillotine. This is no environment for encouraging lending.

Businesses of all stripes live in fear of unionization. With 93 percent of the private sector union-free, the new rules being imposed by the National Labor Relations Board, NLRB, induce hesitancy and great trepidation among private employers in all sectors.
And consumers, particularly those in upper brackets, are afraid of possible federal tax increases once the Bush tax cuts expire in December of 2012. With the top 2 percent of earners accounting for one-third of consumer demand, their insecurity is a significant anchor on the economy.

In area after area, the efforts at social reform this administration has undertaken are blocking recovery from the recession. At the same time, the macro policies of the Obama presidency are getting in the way of micro stimulus programs. He may propose, in tomorrow’s speech, incentives to small business lending, but the Dodd-Frank regulatory environment will stop businesses from taking advantage of it. He may offer favorable tax treatment to manufacturers, but fear of the EPA and the NLRB will force employers to remain on the sidelines.

Particularly worrying is Obama’s coming proposal for an infrastructure bank, which would be able to borrow money without Congressional approval to fund allegedly revenue producing road and bridge construction. Even though these bonds would not be federally guaranteed legally, they will live in the in-between netherworld that Fannie Mae pioneered. But with highway mileage down and gas prices up, toll revenues are not likely to keep pace with construction activity. So defaults on the debt of the new agency are likely, and again, as with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the taxpayers will end up paying off the debt.

In each sector of the economy, Obama’s policies are contradicting one another and vitiating any effort at economic recovery.

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  • Whackajig

    o-vomit and his disasterous policies need to go………….. standing up or lying down.

    • nvrpc

      Just remember you have to take two at the same time or you’ll end up with an even worse JA in the whitehouse. Don’t forget to shit-can polusi too. Can you imagine her as preseident. ” We have to pass it to see what is in it”. What a dumbass moronic attitude.

    • http://! Bobcat

      how can you pass a bill before you read it or write it? how dumb do they think we are? they are the morons!!

    • Charles Martel

      I prefer the latter.

  • nvrpc

    On second thought you may not want Obama going out of office laying down since that will leave you Biden and Polusi the JA who said, ” we have to pass it to see what is in it”, plus, it would make the muslim mole anti-america traitor a martor whereby the media would see to it that a statue was built like that of MLK in honor their boy as if he was king.

    • Byron

      Pelosi doesn’t figure into to it she ain’t Speaker of the House it’s crying Boenher.

    • El Lobo Solo

      Boehner is crying after reading what is really in HB 3200, aka Obama Care. After all, Miss Nancy said, “…we must pass the Health Care Bill, so Americans will know what’s in it”.

      What a novel concept!!!
      The next time I buy a car, I’ll just sign the contract first, like the dealer says to.

    • Millicent

      Biden would have to go too. Next in line after the Veep is the Speaker, which is Boehner right now.

    • seabee combat vet

      It would not leave pelosi. The order of succession is, Vice President, then the Speaker of the House, Not the minority speaker, so it would be John Boehner as it stands now!

  • Elaine

    He successfully kept him promise of “change”. He is destroying America.

    • scout

      This nation will NEVER recover because some people where and most still are STUPID. That’s one helluva price to pay.

    • Betty

      Yes Elaine and he has yet another year to do some real bad dammage, since we havc no one with the balls to kick him off his throne for being an illegal. We had to many politicians who knew he was not American born that kept the secret to get him elected in order to further their agenda

    • Jerry

      Please let me personally who these politicians was and I will see to it that this idiot get not only impeached, but convicted.

    • vietnamvet

      Jerry, Nancy Pelosi knew Obama was not eligible when she (as Speaker) sent out the candidate qualification certifications. She created, signed, had notarized, and sent two versions … one version to Hawaii, and a different version to all other states.

      This webpage can be used as an entry point for looking into that issue.

      Now, let’s see you do your stuff …

    • Nancy Russell


    • Blaze

      Not only did all the Democrats know that he was not eligible to run but between 2003 and 2008 there have been 9 attempts to remove the requirement of a Natural Born Citizen from the constitution. If you don’t believe it I have listed the bills below so that you can verify my claim. There is a record of POTUS’s ineligibility that has been filed with the Federal Court in Florida. Please read the whole report carefully.

      Here is the link:

      108TH CONGRESS: H.J.RES.59 JUNE 11, 2003

      108TH CONGRESS: H.J. RES 59.IH JUNE 11, 2003

      1085TH CONGRESS: S.J. RES. 15 JULY 10, 2003

      108TH CONGRESS: H.J. 67 SEPTEMBER 3 2003

      108TH CONGRESS: H.J RES.104.IH SEPTEMBER 15, 2004

      109TH CONGRESS: H.J. RES.2 JANUARY 4, 2005

      110TH CONGRESS: S.2678.IS FEBRUARY 28, 2008

      110TH CONGRESS: S.2678 FEBRUARY 28, 2008

      11OTH CONGRESS: S.RES.511.­IS APRIL 10, 2008

      110TH CONGRESS: S.RES.511.­RS APRIL 10, 2008

      110TH CONGRESS: S.RES.511.­ATS APRIL 30, 2008

  • Frank

    ObamaCare needs to be repealed & it is a major reason for the lack of new jobs as businesses are afraid of all the costs & regulations it will entail for any new person hired.

    • Whackajig

      o-vomitcare………….. no caps.

  • proudamerican

    obama is accomplishing what his boss george soros has mandated. People need to understand obama is not stupid; he is evil. He will never stray from his agenda which is to destroy our economy and weaken our military while allowing illegals to flood the country and overwhelm us with entitlements. It is that simple. He must be stopped ASAP!

    • Jerry

      I agree with 100% proudamerican.

    • Millicent

      Thanks for that post. I know he is evil. I knew it before he was elected POTUS. I read all about him. I tried to tell people, but they wouldn’t listen. Now they just think he is stupid. Listen evil knows how to discuise itself. This man is satan incarnate. After all the Muslim god is satan.

    • Steven

      Please answer me this:

      Who is the God of Abraham
      Who is the God of Jacob?

      Obama is worshiping the God of Jacob (at the Kennedy Center tonight)and in NY today!

      I do not know the song,,, Rock my Soul in the Bosom of Jacob!!!!!!

      Any good answers?


  • scout

    action needed

  • Dan

    Hypocrisy comes in all colors, ages, and sexes … Hypocrisy comes in all religious faiths, or those who have no religious faith at all … Hypocrisy is everywhere, every day, and never goes away . . .

    Jesus Christ is never hypocritical … Jesus Christ died for all colors, ages, and sexes … Jesus Christ is the answer for people of all religions and those who have no religious belief at all . . . Jesus Christ is everywhere, every day, and never goes away.

    God sent His Son, Jesus, to be born and live among humans as one of us, to suffer the things that we all go through, and then allowed us to crucify Him. He died on that Cross, was buried in a stone tomb, and rose from the dead on the third day. He did all of this to provide a way for sinful Man to have a means to be forgiven of Sin and to be worthy, in the eyes of God the Father, to have eternal life and to enter into Heaven.

    Jesus paid the price for your sins and for mine. To claim this gift of salvation, forgiveness, and eternal life, you must willingly and genuinely accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. This is a decision that only you can make.

    If you believe that you are a sinner, as is everyone, and you want the peace, love, and joy that comes from having a personal relationship with God, please open your heart and earnestly pray this prayer:

    Lord Jesus,

    I am a sinner and know that I deserve an eternity of punishment in Hell for my sins. I believe that You are the Son of God and that You came to Earth to pay the price for my Sins. I ask You to be my personal Lord and Savior and to come into my heart and completely fill me with your Holy Spirit. Forgive me my sins, cleanse me from all unrighteousness, and abide with me forever. Thank You , Lord Jesus for loving me and saving me !


    If you sincerely prayed that prayer, you are now a Christian. The next thing you should do is to find a local Bible-believing, church to help you grow in your faith and to learn more about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. The prayer you prayed above is the start and now you should seek to learn more and grow stronger in your faith.

    Avoid so-called “churches” that try to “sugar-coat” what they tell their members. If the church you find does not talk about Sin and Hell or only talks in non-specific terms about Jesus, find a Bible-Believing church instead.

    Avoid “mega-churches”, as most of them are only in it for the money and tell people what they want to hear and/or preach the “prosperity gospel” to draw people in … Find a small, local church and start attending regularly !

    • Karl

      Dan, This is not the appropriate venue for preaching. Please save it for your private Sunday observance.

    • Runninbear

      An A typical comment from an socialist athiest?Would your name be Karl Marks the communist?Truths comes in all forms of enlightment,Preaching is the etmogloy of teaching?

    • Dodi

      obummer preaches to us every time he goes on TV and that is a lot of the time. The only thing is he doesn’t preach what we are wanting to hear. He is trying to convert people to his belief every time you hear him. Doesn’t it say somewhere in the Bible to beware of those in high places? Maybe that pertains to obummer in the White House. I believe, we should be more concerned about Bible prophecy.

    • Jerry

      Dan let’s leave religion out of this. Factually, it has caused wars, caused infanticide (killing of female infants) and a plethora of other genoicide. We here are talking about people who try to change the meaning of words, use double standards when reality does not fit their ideas, telling lies, and not mentioning failed policies (SOLYNDRA) when trying to give something that is supposed to be a “speech”? I hope you see where I am coming from. Let’ get together and vote out these dictators come 2012 and never elect them again.

    • boneyfingers41

      Has anyone looked into the amount of the $500B given to Solyndra went back into Obama’s war chest for the 2012 Election. Someone ought to “follow the MONEY”.

    • Nancy Russell


    • Millicent

      That is not Christianity. What would be the point of preaching the Gospel to all people as Jesus commissioned us to do if that were the case? Your thinking or wherever you got that nonsense from is incorrect.

    • El Lobo Solo

      I think we are created as “free agents”.

    • El Lobo Solo

      @ Nancy

      Every Saint has a past, every Sinner has a future.

    • http://yahoo charles

      why is it that most preachers say the lord is watching over us every second and procting us that we have nothing to fear if thats a fact why didnt he stop the dirty murding muslums from killing all those innisont folks on 9-11 in new york including children most preachers is out for just one misson thats money i had 1 preacher that was honest he worked for a living an never acceped a penny for his honest preaching

  • Billy Shafer

    I have been saying it from the start. Obama care is what has killed the job market. No one wants to hire,because there is no clear idea what it is going to do are cost. You can’t hire people if you don’t know what new regulations are going to me imposed on you.

  • sharonb

    Obama hates the US, as does Soros, both want it to FALL. He is working on every possible avenue to make this country into a 3rd world socialist nation. The only positive note will be watching the liberals scream like mad cats when they (finally )realize they go down with it!

    • Tinytim

      I’ve said once and I’ll say it again. What has We the People done to Obama & Soros that they want to destroy us the USA? I know Satan doesn’t sleep but do those 2 every rest? What’s their problem? Will Some one answer me?

    • RedRiverD

      In the event that Americans find themselves at odds with their government, the Declaration tells us:

      “… That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.”

      “… when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.”

      “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety,”
      Benjamin Franklin

      Need I say more?????

  • Jerry

    Now it is time to tell our kids not to vote for anybody who seems “cool.” That is the wrong thing to do as in 2008. Instead of these kids going around getting neck-itis playing with these toys (iPhonds, Ipods, etc,)we’ve got to find a way to have them understand that these zerobama policies have just crippled the country in which we lived. All of us cannot go some place else. Maybe the dictator can find a place to go. But we have no other country to go to because the USA is the only place I want to be and hope that others love this country also. So maybe it is time we get rid of the Democrat policies because there isn’t going to be a country left when these dictators (czars, number crunchers, (you know lowering the bar below zero (0))socialists and communists get through with it.


    obamabinladin IS EVIL. Watching his speech on Thursday made me realize that he is LOOKING more evil by the day. His attempts to emphasize his points only made him look like a psychotic dictator – squinty eyes and all. We must do something soon. He is well on his way to his plan for a NWO and will destroy us in the process.

    • Jerry

      Any time one does the same thing thinking that different results will ensue is psychotic,so let’s write letters to congressmen and congresswomen letting them know that there is a psychopath trying to lead this country off the deep end. How many times he needed money and no results? All during his administration. Was the debt-ceiling enough? No, he needs more. The Republican bills laying in the Senate right now is enough to get the economy rolling. What he’s going to do? Figure out some stupid way to spend with no results.

    • Blaze

      Then we need to find a candidate running for president who will challenge Obama’s eligibility. According the the 9th District Court of Appeals in California Keyes V Obama, ONLY a candidate will have “STANDING” to challenge the president

      This takes away the influence of both the Congress and Senate unless of course they want to make the challenge.

      This must be done before the election is done!

  • Spyder Dalton

    My mother in law (83) was hospitalized for four days a month ago and she had full medical insurance. Her part of the bill to pay? 25,000.00 !!!!! for 4 days!!!! It was never about health care!!! It’s about the insurance companies getting away with not covering the costs once you’ve paid them all your life!!! How the hell is O-BLAME-O care going to fix this?

  • kenneth dameron

    There is a rumor going around in Washington that Obama intends to dump Foot-in-Mouth Biden and select old Hatchet-Face, Maxine Waters, as his VP running mate. This will shore up his declining support from African-American brothers and sistas. Losing Biden would not be any great loss, since he does nothing but make inane statements at inappropriate times anyhow. Obama-Waters in 2012!

    • Jerry

      Think about how to school others on the libturds. Talking about the worse is not going to get us anywhere Ken!

  • Richard A. Schwartz

    What is wrong with democrats? Why can’t they see what Odummy is doing? Why is the population sitting on their while this goes on.
    This scum bag tearing this country apart. Why can’t liberals see what is systemically happening to the republic? I hear Odummies buddies try to justify their decisions and it just doesn’t wash. The liberals should get their heads on straight and their priorities straight. This scum is trying to make us a third world country and liberals approve.

    • RedRiverD

      Why, you ask, are the DUMOCRATS allowing Oduma to do what he is doing????? It is simple, they are hoping that they will be his buddies when he becomes dictator!!!!!
      What they fail to realize is that Oduma will so away with them when he becomes dictator so that they will be of no threat to him, just like Hitler, Musolini, Stalin, & Castro in Cuba. Look at history people and realize where Oduma is trying to get too!!!!!

      Then read the following and get active:

      In the event that Americans find themselves at odds with their government, the Declaration of Independence tells us:

      “… That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.”

      “… when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.”

      “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety,”
      Benjamin Franklin

    • http://! Bobcat

      Bachmann has been the only one i can see so far that has stuck to her guns and said what she would do, the others have said one thing then done another. Bachmann 2012

    • 4Freedom

      Obviously, you have been awake for the last 4+ years. I agree!

  • David

    We will win this one way or another. God bless the United States of America.

    • Mary Steele Yorktown, VA

      If Obama doesn’t get re-elected or preferrably impeached before then, his exit Executive pardon powers will wreak havoc on what is left. You have a number of terrorists just waiting for it!!!

  • Adrian Vance

    If you add all the people whose unemployment benefits have expired and all those working part-time as that is all they can get the unemployment percentage is more than double the official number, over 20%! And “double dip?” There never was a recovery. 1% growth is not a recovery; it is a statistical figment of a politician’s imagination.

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  • am2sweet

    The only thing Obama is doing is buying short term jobs so he can say he got any jobs. As far as helping anyone long term you can forget it. He has wasted so much money already on doing nothing that we can’t afford for him to do much more. And of course I’m still asking why the Republicans aren’t standing up to him. If I could have a few mintues face to face with Obama it would be a hard choice between slapping his face or telling him what he is and what I’d like to do to him.

  • Dodi

    I cannot understand how obummer can get away with all the crap he does and nobody but nobody says anything to stop him. And it scares me to think of what the communists, marxists and terrorists have in mind to follow him or what about if he manages to make himself dictator for the next 50 years. Things have gotten so out-of-control that we will never get out. He says something and those we elected to represent us seem to bow down to him and cater to his every wish. What do you suppose will happen since his campaign speech this past week and the next one coming telling us how he will get the money to pay for it. I am so disgusted with all of them I could puke!

  • Mary Steele Yorktown, VA

    Why aren’t the Republicans pushing to give ICE the money they truly need to deport all illegals and go after their employers so 8 million legal immigrants and citizens can get back to work?

    • 4Freedom

      Because ICE has been executive ordered by Obama to not deport most illegals, so giving more money to them would be futile. Also, the border guards are being/have been prosecuted by the local states attorneys for trying to secure the border.

  • Joe

    Jerry needs to be straightened out. Religion did not cause wars and violence over the century’s. Corrupt human beings, in the name of religiion, are the culprits. Look no further than Barack Obama as a perfect example. Twenty years with Rev. Wright and he considers himself a Christian, causing destruction where ever he goes, and he’s far from done. It’s not God or Religion, Jerry, it’s men.

    Our solution is God and religion. 24 or the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence went to seminary. It’s who we are. Don’t let the Marxist’s convince you religion is the problem.


    WHAT would anyone expect to get from Obama, after all he held the NUMBER ONE spot of being the most liberal senator in 2007, which also means he took KERRY’s spot away, before 51 % made him PRESIDENT

    • Walt

      But 51% did NOT make him president, the electoral college made him president!!!!! Oduma lost the majority (population) vote, he lost the land area majority vote, the ONLY reason he made into office is because NO SECRETARY OF STATE, IN ANY STATE did their job and required him to show LEGAL proof of eligibility as they forced McCain to do and other LEGAL AMERICANS!!!!! And because of their failure to do their LEGAL jobs we have an ILLEGAL ALIEN as president of the United States of America and NO ONE has the BALLS to do anything about it!!!!!

    • Charles Martel

      Yes Walt, i share your passion, disgust, and anger about this CRIME!!!!

    • http://! Bobcat

      we should do away with the electro college and go with the vote of the people.

    • El Lobo Solo

      Dangerous idea, but don’t worry. George Soros has a project on going to eliminate the Electoral College.

      We are a “Federal Republic”. The entire idea of an electoral college is so states like Wyoming, Montana, Vermont, Alaska, Delaware can compete or at least be at political equity with the much larger states. A clever demagogue (aka, Obama) if we went to popular vote only, would only have to campaign in the top 3 or 4 metropolitain areas of the USA. He could forget about the people in the states above or elsewhere because he would not need thier few number of electoral votes in a close race.

      Eliminating the Electoral College means another cornerstone removed from the foundation of our Republic.

    • El Lobo Solo

      Getting rid of the Electoral Collge is not the answer, it will only compound the problem.

      During the 2000 Election, Bush vs Gore. Dems & rich backes like George Soros observed the the Republican Sec of State for Florida enforced the rules the way they were meant by the govt of Florida. Because this lady would not back down from intimadation & tantrums, Bush carried the state of Florida.
      Perhaps if Al Gore would have carried his own state of Tenn., Florida would not matter. LOL

      Anyway, since then, Soros has been on a project to plant his guys in each of the Sec. of State offices as possible by financing their election campaingns & funding court actions when possible.
      During the 2004 Election, several his sychophants got into these offices. Minn. was a Soros early plant & that is how we got funny man Al Franken from SNL into the Senate. Soros even financed Franken court actions against Sen. Coleman (R).

      Best action is to vote out these Soros drones.

    • El Lobo Solo

      @ Walt
      I may have to check references, but as I recall the 2008 Election, the popular vote was approx 49% McCain to 53% Obama. Vote fraud not withstanding.

  • Joe221

    If I were a doctor, I would refuse to treat any politician until they repealed this monstrosity of a health care law.

  • Walt

    Come on people, quit the “lying down” crap! If Oduma were to be assassinated in office it would make him a martyr and then everyone would think that he was great!!!!! It would be MUCH BETTER to IMPEACH the lying, cheating, bully of an idiot so that he would go down in history as the IDIOT that he is!!!!!
    Go read the article about Gibson Guitar Company and what Oduma and Holder have done to the NON-Union, Republican supporting company while OTHER UNION, Oduma supporting company’s doing the EXACT SAME THING WITH THE EXACT SAME WOOD AND PARTS GET NO ATTENTION from the government WHAT-SO-EVER!!!!!
    If that doesn’t PISS YOU OFF, nothing will!!!!!



  • Redd Frogg

    I do call him “Zeroboy” for exactly NOTHING!


    All talk and no go
    All production and no show
    Making promises that are lies
    Toting false hope
    While Freedom dies!

  • Ronald Johnston

    osama obama, the terrorist is killing us and not firing a shot!