Posts tagged ‘government’

May 10, 2016

Unemployment

The title of this post is Unemployment. I wanted to write this post because my wife has been unemployed for almost 15 months as of today. Granted she gave birth soon after being laid-off, but still puts her at around 12 months of seriously looking for a job for employment.

What bothers me most and the importance of why I’m writing this post is that the economists keep saying that the Unemployment rate in the great USA is at 5% and steady. Well I say horse manure!  My wife got only 6 months of Unemployment checks(that we had to pay taxes on) and that was it. No more support from our Government. No more checks. No more nothing after that. On our own.  No Bailout.

This doesn’t sit right with me. Mostly because that 5% number is a HUGE LIE!  That number represents something that is obscure, not the TRUE state of our country’s Unemployment rate. What happens is once there are no more claims for Unemployment from an individual, then your “off the books.” They don’t consider you Unemployed anymore…even though you are!

Also, this whole “We added 200k jobs this month” crap.  What is that?  What kind of jobs are these “jobs” people are getting??  I guarantee these jobs aren’t the White collar kind. Probably the minimum wage kind mostly, but not the 6 figure kind, the dream job kind, the support your family Middle-Class kind.  There are more lay-offs happening than I’ve seen in my 20 years employed.  Granted my wife and I both work in the Oil & Gas Industry and times are hard for the past couple years for sure. This report of adding jobs is not specific and is thrown around like some great heavy boulder of truth, when actually it is completely misleading and in my book a lie.

The REAL Unemployment rate is somewhere above 12.6% per this article. I say ‘above’ because I believe there are more Unemployed today(2016) than there were in 2014. Also staggering is that the Unemployment rate is at one of the highest rates in the History of its recording Today!

Come on American Government, STOP LYING TO US AND PADDING SOME PATHETIC NUMBERS TO MAKE THIS WHITE HOUSE LOOK ‘GOOD’!!!  We are being lied to by so many that we can’t even tell what the TRUTH is anymore. Let’s fix this LIE and what these REAL numbers are for one & give the truth so we can at least look at ourselves in the mirror and be happy at what we see is looking back at us.

I’m praying for my wife to find a job and pray that those of you who are looking jobs find one as well. Not a job to pass the time, but a real job that is worth while and fulfilling.

* Full disclosure, my wife has been applying for 10-20 jobs a week for almost a year and has had 2 phone interviews only. Also, she is a Mechanical Engineer, degreed.

 

May 8, 2009

where is my money?

OH, there it is in Argentina, being spent on what???   I have some serious issues with this y’all….

US Government Funds $400,000 study on Gay Sex in Argentina bars.

What is my country doing and who authorized this?   Where is the taxation without representation?  Why do I feel robbed right now?  What’s next for our country to do with yours and my money…….???

April 28, 2009

tea party…

It’s not just a right wing or left wing thing.  I believe it’s a ‘billion here, billion there’ mentality that has serious cause for concern.  I am a taxpayer and I don’t feel like the money that is coming out of my taxes is going to the right places nor do I believe it is being spent properly by my government. 

There is a link I want to share that is pretty inciting, and makes you upset when you watch it.  Tell me what YOU think?

scroll to the bottom of the page to see the video and click on it to play it.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=95525

October 8, 2008

crazy times indeed!

I’m not sure what to name this post because I am continually being disgusted by reports that I read about our current financial crisis.  I don’t want to be witty about the title, just straight-forward(I named this after i wrote the article and I think I like it)

Anyway, the issue today is reading the latest story about AIG(The WORLD’S Largest Insurance Company) and how they spent $440 THOUSAND DOLLARS(almost half a MILLION Dollars) on an extravagant resort weekend for it’s Executives, a WEEK AFTER the Government decided to bail them out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can’t believe what I am reading!  Here is the article.

Was the bailout a good move?   Why isn’t there any repercussion’s for those that are guilty of spending OUR TAX Money selfishly?!?!?!   These executives get off scott-free, and enjoy million dollar bonuses, whilst you and me are left to hold the bag and pay for these people to enjoy and continue to enjoy lavish life-styles.  I’m disgusted and sick and think that this whole bailout package, without good oversight and without plans to convict any of these people for ultimately defrauding the government and you and me out of millions/billions, is just a disgrace.

Lehman brother’s were handing out million dollar bonuses during the same time they were asking the government for bail-out money to help them as well.  Fortunately, they didn’t receive it…shocker!

In such a time as this, what are we to do?  Who can we trust with our money?  Who can we trust to take care of us when you and me feel so helpless?  Who really is looking out for our concerns and our well-being?  How much would it cost to reform Social Security?  Would it be less than $700 Billion?  Can you imagine $700 BILLION?????????   That number is truly unfathomable.  It doesn’t even seem to help, being that we are continuing to lose money in our stock market and 401(k)’s and mutual funds and the drop of the DOW under 10,000 for the first time in over 4 years.

The answer is this, “Lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him(God) and He will lead your paths straight” Proverbs 3:5-6.  More scripture to support our hope that is found not in worldly things, but in the Maker and Creator of ALL things!  “Call on me in times of trouble.  I will rescue you, and you will honor me” says the Lord.  Psalm 50:15.  “When people are tempted and still continue strong, they should be happy.  After they have proved their faith, God will reward them with life forever.”  James 1:12

Be encouraged today!