Hillary Clinton's lead in Michigan has fallen 7 points in the past month. An exclusive new Detroit Free Press/WXYZ-TV poll shows Trump has moved close to tying Clinton in a state that hasn't backed a Republican nominee since 1988.
In his remarks to the Economic Club of Detroit Donald Trump has it exactly right – the current economic disaster visited on America’s working families isn’t some natural disaster, it’s a political and politician-made disaster, and Hillary Clinton supported every bit of it.
Donald Trump’s analysis that bad trade deals and currency manipulation are largely responsible for the destruction of our manufacturing base is certainly correct, but there’s another signature US Chamber of Commerce issue that didn’t get much play in Trump's Pennsylvania speech, and that is unlimited immigration, which has contributed as much, if not more, than NAFTA has to the destruction of America’s middle class.
Trump’s focus on American workers is in fact a black jobs policy. Just as many working-class whites are backing Trump because he is the one fighting for working-class interests, maybe black people should realize that our interests are not that different than those of working-class whites and do the same.
White males, now down to 31 percent of the population, have become the only Americans against whom it is not only permissible, but commendable, to discriminate. When our cultural and political elites celebrate “diversity” and clamor for more, what are they demanding, if not fewer white males in the workforce and in the freshman classes at Annapolis and Harvard?
For the over 93 million workers who have left the workforce the Great Recession is by no means over as their quality of life and wealth continue to erode.
Do you have any idea what the current unemployment rate in America is? By the most popularly used “headline” Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) “U-3” measure that you see the figure as of November 2015 was five percent. Yet by another measure, the “U-6” rate, the figure as of November 2015 was almost double the U-3 rate at 9.9 percent. What gives?
Under Obama's cheap labor immigration policies the number of foreign workers employed in the United States rose by 1.7 million, while the number of American-born workers employed decreased by 1.5 million, and their family income dropped by $5,000 per year. It is time the rest of the GOP got in the fight and helped Senator Jeff Sessions stop this devastation of America's working families.
Levin accused Obama of ignoring crime, unemployment, & poor schools in the inner city, "now the nation is focused on another major leftist agenda item, which is 'racist cops.'" He said Obama owns the "unconscionable unemployment rate in our black communities."
A new report by the Center for Immigration Studies shows that the state with senators (Jeanne Shaheen (D) & Kelly Ayotte (R)) who both voted for the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill has 71% of its job growth going to foreign-born workers, including legal and illegal immigrants
A recent Gallup poll which asked Americans to name "the most important problem" facing the U.S. shows that pet Dem. issues rank near the bottom of the list. The "economy in general" was the biggest concern at 17%, then "dissatisfaction with gov't" (16%) & "unemployment/jobs" (10%).
Obama's planned, and patently illegal, "executive amnesty" will devastate America's working families, but Labor Secretary Thomas Perez that's OK because amnesty will ensure "shared prosperity."
The IRS ruled it will impose a tax penalty on employers of up to $36,500 per worker for dumping employees into the Obamacare exchanges instead of providing insurance.
How can you square an increase in government dependence, a shrinking labor force and endemic long term unemployment with an economic “recovery?" You can't unless you look at it in political, not economic terms.
Don't believe the happy talk coming out of the White House, Fed. Reserve and Treasury Dept. when it comes to the real unemployment rate and the true “Misery Index.” The figures are a fraud.
"Does it make sense for our country to borrow money from China to give it to the unemployed in America? That is weakening us as a country," Rand Paul said.
Several states and municipalities approved local minimum wage hikes, and there's a Congressional proposal to raise it from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour over the next 2 years. It's very bad for the economy as a whole, and for the low-wage workers it is supposed to help.<
Immigration reform will make matters worse for an already damaged economy, said Sen. Jeff Sessions. “It makes no sense whatsoever to bring in more workers and demand more workers when we’re keeping large numbers of Americans unemployed for extended periods of time funded by the taxpayer through gov't programs.”
"What kind of perspective must you have to equate 444,000 new Medicaid recipients with success? This is 91.5 million human beings not working. There isn't work for them, and 48 million on food stamps."