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McCory on NC Spin: Medicaid, Unemployment and Common Core

Governor McCrory was on NCspin recently. The conversation covered a number of topics from unemployment to medicaid to education.

McCrory opened up the conversation by stating that when he came in North Carolina was in a crisis with the 3rd largest unemployment rate in the country, NC owed the federal government $2.6 billion due to unemployment and over-runs on medicaid were over $500 million. He also added NC was in the top 5 for unemployment and a year later, we are not even in the top 25. Moral Monday slamming NC as having “regressive policies” for business clearly taking a hit. Continue reading

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#MoralMondays: July 1st Edition

Another Monday, another set of hippies carted off in zip tie handcuffs. No worries though, the over $60k in costs to taxpayers are being cut down because they are no longer being fingerprinted and photographed. They’re just arresting them for show now. Isn’t that fun?

Don’t worry about money though. Reverend Barber has it covered: Continue reading

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About that September Jobs Report…

Business Insider has a story up that one state’s numbers are what threw the report off last month. It links to another story explaining that one large state (likely California) did not report all of its numbers in a timely manner. I think this is part of it, but there might be another factor.

I’ve been thinking about this miraculous September jobs report, as has my husband. it was a conversation last night with Mr. Liberty that prompted me to look up a few things. This is our own speculation mind you, but the long & short of it is: stimulus funds expired.

(CNSNews.com) – There was good news for American workers in August—if government was their employer.

The unemployment rate for government wage and salaries workers dropped from 5.7 percent in July to 5.1 percent in August. At the same time, the number of government wage and salary workers counted as unemployed dropped by 123,000 people from 1,182,000 in July to 1,059,000 in August.

The overall national unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in August.

A year ago, in August 2011, there were 1,271,000 unemployed government wage and salary workers. So, the number of unemployed government workers has dropped by 212,000 since then.

The unemployment numbers for government workers published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics are not seasonally adjusted.

*snip*

The government jobs are not seasonally adjusted. Got it.
Further down:

The 5.1 percent unemployment rate for government workers was the lowest unemployment rate for any of 17 different categories and subcategories of industries for which employment is tracked and published on a month-to-month basis by the Department of Labor. These include nonagricultural private wage and salary workers; mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction workers; construction workers; manufacturing workers; durable goods manufacturing workers; nondurable goods manufacturing workers; wholesale and retail trade workers; transportation and utilities workers; information workers; financial activities workers; professional and business services workers; education and health services workers; leisure and hospitality workers; workers in other services; agricultural and related private wage and salary workers; and self-employed, unincorporated and unpaid family workers.

This should not be surprising if one looks at the ‘‘American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act of 2009’’. In every single section it states that the funds expire September 30th, 2012.

“Provided further, That funds set aside in the previous proviso shall remain available until September 30, 2012”

In government speak, that’s ‘use it or lose it’. So, what do states do when they have funds they have to spend? Use up the money any way they can. Hiring a lot of seasonal or temporary workers is one way. Combine the need to use these funds up with a large state like California being behind in some of its reporting and voila, you might get the big drop we saw in September.

Note: Recovery.gov has not yet updated with the final report numbers for September, but they had the total number of jobs updated as of 9/19/12. That number was unchanged from the Q2 April-June 30 report at 152,295. Continue reading

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Jobs Report Is Out. Summary: Unexpectedly

Obama.
Worst. Jobs. President. Ever.

Summer of Non-Recovery again. No change in the 8.2% unemployment rate and only 80,000 jobs added and a third of those are in temporary services. I’m #BettingOnAmerica to remember this at the polls.

Go to Instapundit for the “Unexpected” jobs report run down. Continue reading

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Obama In History: Jobs

Insert THIS into your presidential bio editing… (infographic) Continue reading

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Flashback: Promises, Promises…

You made America.. Promises, Promises. Knowing we’d believe. Promises, Promises. You knew you’d never keep. Continue reading

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Obama Campaign Circus’ Latest Act: Jobs

The Obama campaign seriously has some clowns running it. Their new line of attack? Going after Romney’s job record as Governor. I had to laugh and shake my head. President Zero is attacking Romney on JOBS. I don’t know whether his staffers are outright stupid or just hoping we all forget Obama’s sustained high unemployment numbers and the large drop in size of the workforce of those who have just flat-out given up looking. Continue reading

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