Where are the jobs in the Obama economy?

A little help for you job seekers out there. That’s me … always here to help.

If you need a job, the federal government is your best bet. More specifically: federal regulatory agencies. That’s right .. in the Obama economy, you would probably have a better shot of getting a job working on implementing federal regulations than you would in the private sector. John Merline of Investors Business Daily has the numbers.

If the federal government’s regulatory operation were a business, it would be one of the 50 biggest in the country in terms of revenues, and the third largest in terms of employees, with more people working for it than McDonald’s, Ford, Disney and Boeing combined …

Regulatory agencies have seen their combined budgets grow a healthy 16% since 2008, topping $54 billion …That’s at a time when the overall economy grew a paltry 5%.

Meanwhile, employment at these agencies has climbed 13% since Obama took office to more than 281,000, while private-sector jobs shrank by 5.6%.

The American Dream under Barack Obama: Work for the government where you can implement more government regulations to stifle the private sector!

Are food stamps stimulus?

Perhaps one of the more asinine economic assertions to come out of the Obama administration is from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. He says that food stamps are “the most direct stimulus you can get in the economy during these tough times.” He explains, “I should point out, when you talk about the SNAP program or the food stamp program, you have to recognize that it’s also an economic stimulus. Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity. If people are able to buy a little more in the grocery store, someone has to stock it, package it, shelve it, process it, ship it. All of those are jobs. It’s the most direct stimulus you can get in the economy during these tough times.”

Now I want you to keep something in mind. One out of seven Americans is currently on food stamps. When Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, 31 million Americans were on food stamps. That figured has now soared to about 46 million Americans. However, since Barack Obama was inaugurated in January of 2009, we have 2.5 million less people working and earning a paycheck in our economy.

How does this seem to be working out for us?

The fact is that food stamps are nothing but a re-distributor of economic wealth. Absolutely no new wealth – and no economic growth – is created by income redistribution. What ObamaBots like Tom Vilsack fail to recognize is that this food stamp money already existed in our economy. Originally it was going to be spent or invested by the people who actually EARNED it! Instead, it gets seized by the federal government and distributed to the moocher class. This means that while the moocher may have more money, the person who actually earned that money has less money in their pocket to spend. You don’t grow an economy out of a recession by saying “Here, you give that money to him so that HE can spend it instead of you.” You grow an economy by creating wealth. Moochers don’t create wealth. They vote, though … and therein is your explanation.

Government schools afraid of hurting the feelings of poor kids

All Detroit Public Schools students will receive free breakfast, lunch and snacks in an effort to remove the stigma of being from a low-income family …

“One of the primary goals of this program is to eliminate the stigma that students feel when they get a free lunch, as opposed to paying cash,” said DPS Chief Operating Officer Mark Schrupp. “Some students would skip important meals to avoid being identified as low-income. Now, all students will walk through a lunch line and not have to pay. Low-income students will not be easily identifiable and will be less likely to skip meals.”

Now this rant could go on for hours and hours. Why don’t we just require everyone to drive the same car? Maybe we should all live in houses that look alike. And what’s with all of these stores in the malls selling expensive handbags to pretentious women. What about the people who can’t afford the expensive cars, the nicer homes and their Louis Vitton (Lousy Vinyl) handbags? They’re being identified as low-income. The embarrassment from being identified as low-income causes these people to hide in their homes, thus being denied the opportunity to be full participants in our jobs markets!

Everyone must be the same! That’s the road to the future!

Ohio Business Owner Terrorized & Shot for Being Non-Union

We’ve all heard the stories of shakedowns and bullying that occurs to many non-unionized workers and private business owners. However, the thuggery might have gone beyond the pale recently when one Ohio business owner was repeatedly harassed, then shot and almost killed, for allegedly being non-union.

John King reportedly owns one of Toledo’s largest non-union electrical contracting businesses. With 25 employees and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, King’s business reportedly often thrives while other unionized electrical contracting businesses fail due to their higher rates.

King’s success is what is leading many to believe he became a prime target for union thugs. But King holds no animus towards the union, stating that he only ever wanted to do what he loved to do. Labor Union Report writes that after some college, did a stint with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers before being drafted into the military. Following his service, however, King went solo and became the youngest independent electrical contractor in the Toledo area.

But King’s success, especially during the recession, may have come with a price. That price has included lawsuits, general harassment, slashed tires and multiple incidents of vandalism, just to name a few. LUR reports:

Unfortunately, being a non-union electrical company, King has always been on the radar of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). In fact, in 2006, he won a significant case against the IBEW at the US Court of Appeals, after the union had improperly promised his electricians jobs on union sites if they voted the union into King’s company.