- May Numbers Say It Again: Yes, It’s Still the Economy!
- June Numbers Say It Again: Yes, the Economy Is Getting Worse
- Obama July Numbers Disappoint Base – Lapdog Media Finds Bone
- Obama Leaves Base Behind: 4th Quarter Harmed Women, Blacks & Young
The lapdog media found a bone in the smelly trash of Obama’s July unemployment numbers. Yes, the media lapdogs went wildly barking the tasty ecstasy of 163,000 jobs created in July. Despite what the lapdogs reported, Obama’s base is losing ground in his pathetically performing economy. While barely enough jobs were created to keep pace (150,000 needed) with new entries to the workforce, many more workers fell into the “not in the labor force” category. Unemployment numbers, falling wages and rising poverty levels disappoint Obama’s base and ‘tho they are not telling pollsters their real feelings, Obama has lost many of them. The crumbling Obama base will result in a big win for Mitt Romney in November.
The second quarter of 2012 was not a good one for President Obama and the U.S. economy. The unemployment numbers for Blacks, for teenagers (16-19), for Black women and for Hispanics rose for the 2nd quarter of this year. The Obama “Truth Team” should call them “morally objectionable.” May’s numbers were worse than April’s and June’s numbers were worse than May’s.
July’s miserable numbers elicited many positive reports from Obama’s lapdog friends in the Main Stream Media (MSM). New York’s Bureau of Labor chief Heidi Moore called July’s report “a really good report.” She told Public Radio’s Marketplace host, Jeremy Hobson, that, “a slowdown on a slowdown is an improvement, right?” July’s unemployment numbers rose from 8.2% to 8.3%! More specifically, for President Obama’s base, let’s take a look at July’s Bureau of Labor Statistics:
- Unemployment for Black women – rose from 6.6% in June to 6.8% in July.
- Unemployment for teens (16-19) – rose from 20.9% in June to 21.5% in July.
- Unemployment for Blacks (both sexes) – dropped slightly from 14.4% in June to 14.1% in July.
- Unemployment for Hispanics – dropped slightly from 11.0% in June to 10.3% in July.
- The Real Unemployment Rate (U6) – increased from 14.9% in June to 15.0 % in July. This number includes those who have stopped looking for work and those who are working part-time while they are looking for full-time positions.
Despite the July uptick in the number of jobs created and the slight drops in unemployment percentages for Blacks and Hispanics, the much more ominous number for Obama’s base to remember are the number of Blacks and Hispanics who disappeared from the labor force last month:
- Blacks not in the labor force – rose from 11,345,000 to 11,534,000. 189,000 African Americans disappeared from the labor force in July.
- Hispanics not in the labor force – rose from 12,120,000 to 12,294,000. 174,000 Hispanics disappeared from the work force.
Blacks and Hispanics, who form Obama’s foundation of support are losing interest in their search for work. 363,000 African American and Hispanic workers disappeared from the labor force in the month of July!
The Real Unemployment Number of 15.0% has moved back to where it was in February of 2009, a month after President Obama took office. This number includes those who have stopped looking for work and those who are working part-time while they are looking for full-time positions.
Even more alarming than the numbers illustrated above are the falling wage statistics and the rising poverty numbers birthed by President Obama’s feeble attempts to stimulate the economy. From December 2010 to December 2011 the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on declining U.S. wages,
“The U.S. average weekly wage decreased over the year by 1.7 percent to $955 in the fourth quarter of 2011. This is one of only five declines in the history of the series which dates back to 1978.” (emphasis here is mine)
“Among the 322 largest counties, 282 had over-the-year declines in average weekly wages. Olmsted, Minn., had the largest wage loss among the largest U.S. counties (-21.3 percent).”
The New York Times, one of President Obama’s favorite lapdogs, reported in September of 2011 that in 2010,
“Another 2.6 million people slipped into poverty in the United States last year, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday, and the number of Americans living below the official poverty line, 46.2 million people, was the highest number in the 52 years the bureau has been publishing figures on it.” (emphasis here is mine)
2011’s Census Bureau report will be out in September, two months prior to November’s critical election. The New York Times suggested that the 2011 poverty report will not be much better than 2010’s. Dwindling stimulus monies along with state and local government budget cuts will move more low and middle income families into record level poverty statistics.
Nearly 46.5 million Americans participated in SNAP, America’s Food Stamp program, in May of this year. The actual total of 46,496,788 exceeded April’s total by 222,157 and was 1,086,103 more than in May of 2011. One of every seven Americans is on the food stamp program. President Obama is already being labeled as “The Food Stamp President.”
The Black and Hispanic minorities that compose President Obama’s strongest base of support are being hit the hardest. The Black poverty rate in 2010 was at 27%, up from 25% in 2009. The Hispanic poverty rate was 26%, up from 25% in 2009.
With President Obama sporting numbers like these it’s easy to understand why his “Truth Team” will not be reporting them, nor will Obama’s MSM lapdogs. Obama’s “Truth Team” and the MSM should, like the wounded victims in his Black and Hispanic base, find them “morally objectionable.”
Mitt Romney and his team should focus on the unfortunate truth of President Obama’s dismal performance on the economy. Romney should ignore the repeated calls for his tax records and the phoney media claims of his “failed” trip to Europe. They are distractions invented by the administration and the Obama “Truth Team” to cover up the real truth: that President Obama’s policies have failed.
Obama’s base is desperate for the “Hope” and “Change” promised by him in 2008. Blacks and Hispanics, like Americans of every color and from every religion, will be thinking differently when they go to the polls in November.
Americans will be voting this year based upon the economy. Mitt Romney is favored (49% to 41%) when voters are asked who can better handle the economy. The 2012 Republican slogan should add one word to Carville’s successful 1992 campaign for Bill Clinton: