Whether our nation‚Äôs lingering peril comes from your misunderstanding of basic economic principles, your rigid and religious-like devotion to political progressivism or because the economy simply isn‚Äôt your priority, credit and fault nonetheless begins and ends with you.
For June, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the general unemployment rate stayed the same at 7.6 percent. ¬†But the more explicit ‚ÄúU-6‚ÄĚ measurement of total unemployment ‚ÄĒ including those who can‚Äôt find work, can‚Äôt find enough work and gave up looking for work ‚ÄĒ skyrocketed to an abysmally high 14.3 percent.
Using his adopted brother as an example, Jealous claimed that requiring identification to vote would put his brother at a disadvantage because his brother dresses differently when he‚Äôs man-hunting in the streets of San Francisco. ¬†Jealous claims this creates a visual discrepancy depending on when or where his brother, or any transgendered person, shows his or her identification.
Since unemployment numbers haven‚Äôt always told the true story of what‚Äôs happened to the U.S. economy, a more diligent survey of other, broader indicators is necessary to gauge the President‚Äôs economic stewardship. When defined by gross domestic product (GDP) growth, for example, it‚Äôs the worst economy in 83 years.
Bad politicians, like bad people in general, are a product of our debased culture ‚ÄĒ a culture we created. They are a reflection of our deteriorating American ethos. Complaining solves nothing.
August was the 43rd straight month in which the overall unemployment rate remained above eight percent. While officially reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as 8.1 percent, the U-6 unemployment rate ‚ÄĒ totaling all potential workers (including those who stopped looking for work) ‚ÄĒ was a much more sobering 14.7 percent.