God, the Bible, and Our Founders

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In Congress, March 16, 1776

The Intersection of Church and StateContinue reading

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God, Moses, Crosses and the Bible in Our Capitol Building

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In Memory of My Friend & All of the 9/11 Victims, Both Seen & Unseen

September 11th, 2016…

It’s been 15 years since my friend, and thousands of other innocent people,
were murdered on Tuesday morning, September 11th, 2001.

It’s been eight years since I wrote this post, and my feelings haven’t changed.

I post this today in memory of my friend and all of the victims of 9/11/2001, both those seen and unseen.

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The Lost Decade: Economy is #WorseNow

When @GOP last held House, Senate, & @WhiteHouse (1/2/2007),
Unemployment was 4.4%
#WorseNowhttp://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000&from_year=2003&to_year=2016

When @GOP last held House, Senate, & @WhiteHouse (1/2/2007),
U6 Unemployment was 7.9%
#WorseNowhttp://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS13327709&from_year=2003&to_year=2016

When @GOP last held House, Senate, & @WhiteHouse (1/2/2007),
Average Weeks Unemployed was 16.1
#WorseNowhttp://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS13008275&from_year=2003&to_year=2016

When @GOP last held House, Senate, & @WhiteHouse (1/2/2007),
Age 25-54 LFPR was 83.1%
#WorseNowhttp://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS11300060&from_year=2003&to_year=2016

When @GOP last held House, Senate, & @WhiteHouse (1/2/2007),
Employment-Population Ratio was 63.4%
#WorseNowhttp://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS12300000&from_year=2003&to_year=2016

When @GOP last held House, Senate, & @WhiteHouse (1/2/2007),
Deficit was 1.1% of GDP.
#WorseNowhttp://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2017/assets/hist01z2.xls

When @GOP last held House, Senate, & @WhiteHouse (1/2/2007),
Total Debt was less than $8.7T
Much #WorseNow: greater than $19.8T
http://www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/debt/search?startMonth=01&startDay=03&startYear=2007&endMonth=01&endDay=03&endYear=2017

When @GOP last held House, Senate, & @WhiteHouse (1/2/2007),
Median Household Income was $57,357
#WorseNowhttps://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/MEHOINUSA672N

When @GOP last held House, Senate, & POTUS (1/2/2007),
4th Qtr 2006 GDP Growth was 3.2%
#WorseNow: http://www.bea.gov//national/nipaweb/GetCSV.asp?GetWhat=SS_Data/Section1All_xls.xls&Section=2

When @GOP last held House, Senate & POTUS (1/2/2007),
Consumer Confidence Index was 109
https://web.archive.org/web/20070101222252/http://www.conference-board.org/economics/consumerConfidence.cfm
#WorseNow at 97.3
https://www.conference-board.org/data/consumerconfidence.cfm

I just gave 11 #FACTS to prove economy is #WorseNow than when @GOP last held the House, Senate, and Presidency.

When @GOP last held House, Senate, & @WhiteHouse (1/2/2007),
nearly every measure of our economy was better than it is now.
#WorseNow

In the last 13 years,
**ALL** job loss months came with Pelosi, Reid & Obama in majority party.
http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/CES0000000001&from_year=2004&to_year=2016?output_view=net_1mth

Compare 21+ years of GOP vs. DEM majorities…

21-years-of-employment-population-ratio-data-and-averages-by-majority-party-jan-1995-nov-2016

That’s  : Correlated with Majority Party:

However, if you’re a person who only likes to look at economic data in terms of which party controls the Presidency, then consider these comparisons:

Avg Weeks Unemployed: http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS13008275&from_year=1948
@BarackObama has the WORST record
of any @POTUS in #BLSdata history!
#ThanksObama!

Employment-Population Ratio: http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS12300000&from_year=2001&to_year=2016
The WORST Bush month was better than the BEST Obama month!

Then there are the Reagan vs. Obama comparisons:

reagan-vs-obama-labor-force-participation-rate-through-nov-2016

and…

reagan-vs-obama-e-p-ratio-through-nov-2016

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In Memory of My Friend & All of the Victims, Both Seen & Unseen

September 11th…

It’s been 14 years since my friend, and thousands of other innocent people,
were murdered on Tuesday morning, September 11th…

It’s been seven years since I wrote this post, and my feelings haven’t changed.

I post this today in memory of my friend and all of the victims of 9/11/2001, both those seen and unseen.

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#Barackonomics

If you think job growth
≈ great employment
then you’ve been bamboozled by Barack Obama!

#Barackonomics:
Private-sector jobs ↑ 8.9 Million
“Not in Labor Force” ↑ 13.5 Million!

Employment-Population Ratio:
the WORST under Bush was better than the BEST under Obama!

Unemployment rate doesn’t count “not in labor force”,
which hit an ALL TIME HIGH of > 94 MILLION!
http://www.bls.gov/web/empsit/cpseea01.htm

What the @AP won’t tell you:
Reagan vs. Obama, Labor Force Participation Rate, through Sep 2015

#Barackonomics:
Average Weeks Unemployed:
The WORST record of any @POTUS in @BLS_gov #BLSdata history!

#Barackonomics:
78 consecutive months of SUB-60% Employment
The Longest Streak of SUB-60% Employment since JANUARY 1979!!!

@BarackObama’s average employment % is worse than his last 5 predecessors, including Carter!

Avg http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS12300000&from_year=1977&to_year=2015

63.8 Clinton w/ Republican Congress
62.7 G.W.Bush
62.2 G.H.W.Bush
62.1 Clinton w/ Democrat Congress
59.9 Reagan
59.1 Carter
58.8 Obama

#Barackonomics:
The WORST record of CHANGE in #Women’s LFPR in @BLS_gov #BLSdata history!

Compare the results of 20 Years of @GOP vs. @TheDemocrats Majorities

In the last 11 years,
**ALL** job loss months came underSpeaker @NancyPelosi & Maj. Leader @SenatorReid, and while Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and the rest of their Democrat peers were all part of the Majority Party!

When @GOP last held Congress & @WhiteHouse:
UR 4.4% http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000
EPR 63.4% http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS12300000
LFPR 66.4% http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS11300000

Avg FY Deficit as %GDP:
Post-WWII 1947-95: 1.8
GOP Majority 1996-2007: 0.8
DEM Majority 2008-14: 6.3
Data Source: @WhiteHouse OMB: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2016/assets/hist01z2.xls

Deficits:
FY 2007: 1.1% of GDP (R House/Sen/Pres)
FY 2009: 9.8% of GDP (D House&Sen, most spending signed by Obama)
DEMs ≈ tripled the deficit in their 1st FY (2008),
then ≈ tripled deficit AGAIN in 2nd FY (2009)!
From 1.1% to 9.8% GDP!

Dems can honestly blame Bush for not vetoing
this @NancyPelosi/@SenatorReid Continuing Resolution:
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:HR02638:@@@R

But Obama requested:
http://www.wsj.com/news/articles/SB123177778175873781?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB123177778175873781.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Recovery_and_Reinvestment_Act_of_2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omnibus_Appropriations_Act_of_2009
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supplemental_Appropriations_Act_of_2009

It is HIGHLY dishonest to blame Bush for FY 2009 deficit, and use that as baseline for “deficit reduction” claims.

#Barackonomics:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/03/business/low-income-workers-see-biggest-drop-in-paychecks.html

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I agree with “My Body, My Choice”

I agree with “My Body, My Choice”.

Your body has your DNA,
distinct from your mother’s DNA,
and YOUR body was never HER “choice”.

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Compare 20 Years of GOP vs. DEM Majorities

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data links for 1994-2014:

  1. Civilian Noninstitutional Population Age 16+
  2. Employed
  3. Unemployed
  4. Not in Labor Force

GOP majority 1995-2006:
Civ.Noninst.Pop. Age 16+: ↑ 32.3M
Employed: ↑ 21.2M (66%)
Unemployed: ↓ -0.5M (-2%)
Not in Labor Force: ↑ 11.6M (36%)

DEM Majority 2007-2014:
Civ.Noninst.Pop. Age 16+: ↑ 18.9M
Employed: ↑ 1.5M (8%)
Unemployed: ↑ 1.9M (10%)
Not in Labor Force: ↑ 15.5M (82%)

Of the Civ. Noninst. Population Age 16+ ↑ under GOP majorities 1995-2006,
66% ► Employed ↑
-2% ► Unemployed ↓
36% ► Not in Labor Force ↑

Of the Civ. Noninst. Population Age 16+ ↑ under DEM majorities 2007-2014,
8% ► Employed ↑
10% ► Unemployed ↑
82% ► Not in Labor Force ↑

One more time…

Under 1995-2006 GOP majority,
66%
of the population ↑ became Employed ↑,
while -2% of the population ↑ became Unemployed ↓
and 36% of the population ↑ became Not in Labor Force ↑

Under 2007-2014 DEM majority,
only 8%
of the population ↑ became Employed ↑,
while 10% of the population ↑ became Unemployed ↑ (!)
and 82% of the population ↑ became Not in Labor Force ↑ (!!)

20 Years of Employment-Population Ratio data and Averages by Majority Party, January 1995 - Dec 2014

Employment-Population Ratio:
1995-2006  majorities: Avg 63.3, Final: 63.4
2007-2014 : Avg 59.7, Final: 59.2

For those who insist on only comparing Presidencies, while ignoring which party held overall majority control of House/Senate/Presidency, here’s a comparison graph for you:

Reagan vs. Obama, Labor Force Participation Rate, through Sep 2015

The graph above explains why the graph of Unemployment looks good,
but the graph of Employment does not.

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20+ Years of Employment-Population Ratio data, Correlated with Majority Party, Jan 1995 – May 2015

20+ Years of Employment-Population Ratio data and Averages by Majority Party, Jan 1995 - May 2015

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