It’s a New Record: Americans Not Participating in the Labor Force Nears 100 Million

It’s a New Record: Americans Not Participating in the Labor Force Nears 100 Million

Republished with permission from Tapwires – Jake Baker By: Chris Enloe The number of eligible Americans not participating in the labor force grew to more than 95 million in November, according to statistics released by the Bureau of Labor. The unfortunate number is a new record. November saw an increase of 446,000 Americans, according to the statistics, making the overall number now 95,055,000. Those considered not to be in the working force are Americans who are age-eligible to work, but are neither working, nor actively seeking employment. The labor force participation rate also declined last month from 62.8 percent to 62.7 percent. It is calculated as working eligible Americans who are either working, or actively seeking employment. In addition, the labor force rate under President Barack Obama is down 3.5 to nearly four percentage points when compared to the latter years of former President George W. Bush’s presidency. More from the Washington Free Beacon: The unemployment rate for all Americans declined from 4.9 percent in October to 4.6 percent in November. This measure does not account for those individuals who have dropped out of the labor force and simply measures the percent of those who did not have a job but actively sought one over the month.   While the unemployment rate declined this month, the number of Americans joining the labor force declined by 226,000 individuals.   The “real” unemployment rate, otherwise known as the U-6 measure, was 9.3 percent in November, which declined from 9.5 percent in the previous month. Still, these raw numbers haven’t stopped Obama or his administration from touting a “strong economy” and “record job...
A Mad Dog’s Exactly What We Need

A Mad Dog’s Exactly What We Need

The Progressives are losing their minds over the appointment of General James “Mad Dog” Mattis to Secretary of Defense in the upcoming Trump Administration. “What is Trump thinking, appointing someone with the nickname “Mad Dog” to such a position? What kind of message does that send?” Ah, yes…wouldn’t want to offend anyone, especially the nice folks in ISIS, Syria, Iran, or Russia. Settle yourselves my liberal friends, and let me lay down a couple of truths. Mad Dog is not a nickname; it’s a call sign — like Maverick and Iceman in Top Gun — given to him by his fellow Marines, probably when he was in his 20’s. He’s a Marine 4-Star General with actual combat experience. He didn’t just sit somewhere safe and order the young privates into the abyss. His men loved him. He also headed up Central Command, which presides over what is probably the most dangerous part of the world — the Middle East. I’m guessing he knows quite a lot about their culture, their religion, and their special relationship with the modern world. The Secretary of Defense is not a diplomatic position. His mission is to advise and plan for possible military intervention, and to send the correct troops or special ops according to their mission, properly outfitted, and with the support of the president, to vanquish the enemy — to give his soldiers everything they need to win quickly and decisively, thereby saving lives of civilians and soldiers alike from a drawn out conflict. A good Secretary of Defense ensures that Political Correctness, Moral Relativism, and Social Justice have no place on...
What to Wear: Country Heat- The Newest Group Workout Phenomenon

What to Wear: Country Heat- The Newest Group Workout Phenomenon

What is Country Heat? Those of you who love Zumba and country music, have I got great news for you! There is a new group workout class sweeping gyms everywhere and it’s just like Zumba only with country music. I had the chance to try it out last week and it was a blast! There weren’t many people there since it’s a new class. However, I think it made it easier to learn the moves without a ton of people. Yes, you heard that right! For the people who don’t like Zumba because there are too many moves to keep up with, I also have good news for you! There are only 16 moves in Country Heat. Once you know them all, they just get repeated. Country Heat is a little bit like line dancing in that respect. Did I mention you also get to dance to country music?! Now I’m not completely sure that Country Heat will always keep the same moves. Maybe they change every so often or based on who is teaching. However, I’m pretty sure that most classes will use the same moves. What to Wear When I work out, I normally wear leggings and a t-shirt because it’s comfortable and easy to move in. When I go to Zumba, I usually consider wearing shorts because Zumba really makes you sweat! I had no idea what to wear when I went to Country Heat. So I’ll give you some tips on what to wear to make your first experience amazing! Country Heat isn’t that intense unless you want it to be. You can always put more...
This Day in History – December 4

This Day in History – December 4

December 4 771 – Charlemagne becomes the solo ruler of the Frankish Empire, following the death of his brother, Carloman 1584 – Puritan clergyman John Cotton is born 1780 – Continental dragoons commander Colonel William Washington, second cousin once removed from George Washington, captures Loyalists in Camden, South Carolina 1783 – Future president George Washington announces to his Continental Army that he will be resigning his commission 1795 – Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle is born 1835 – English writer and painter Samuel Butler is born 1861 – Singer and actress Lillian Russell is born 1861 – The US Senate votes to expel Senator John Breckinridge of Kentucky because of his joining the Confederate Army 1861 – Queen Victoria of Britain forbids the export of gunpowder, firearms, and materials for their production 1862 – 145 Southern soldiers are captured after the fall of Winchester, Virginia 1863 – A seven-day bombardment of Charleston, South Carolina by Union forces ends 1864 – Eight days of cavalry fighting ends in Georgia 1865 – English nurse who cared for all injured during World War I, regardless of which side they fought for, Edith Cavell is born 1866 – Russian-born painter Wassily Kandinsky is born 1867 – Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Grange aka the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry, a powerful political force among western farmers 1872 – In the Atlantic Ocean between the Azores and Portugal, the US brigantine Marie Celeste is found adrift, with all of its cargo intact but no one aboard. The eight-member crew, Captain Benjamin Briggs, his wife, and 2-year old daughter were never found and the reason...
The Event of the Year-  Art Basel Miami

The Event of the Year- Art Basel Miami

Forget Zika, forget the threats of terror, or the celebrations of the death of Fidel Castro.  Artists, celebrities, musicians, noted venture capitalists, and real estate developers are currently in Miami Beach and its surrounding areas to celebrate this year’s Art Basel Events. The event this year is taking place between December 1-4th  Art Basel represent everything sexy and exciting-  great music, delicious food, beautiful people, and of course, timeless and original art. According to the guide of Art Basel, the event has been taking place since 1970.  “Art Basel’s goal has been to connect the world’s premier galleries and their patrons, as well serving as a meeting point for the international art world. Now, over forty years later, its three fairs – in Basel, Hong Kong, and Miami Beach rank as the premier shows of their kind, presenting 20th and 21st-century art with a strong curatorial perspective. The event organizers take pride in showing work of the highest quality has attracted the leading international gallerists and collectors, offering the show’s visitors the most important art that world’s best galleries can offer.” People travel from all over the world, much like they do for the annual Cannes Film Festival, to participate in the very best of everything glamorous.  From the graffiti walls of the area of Wynnewood, through the glamor of South Beach and the old money in surrounding Palm Beach neighborhoods, everything is art, art, and art. Over 260 galleries in multiple are events will feature over 4000 international artists.  Many mini events including one in the Miami Convention Center, will highlight new and noted artists.  Individual event information,...