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Bryan Preston

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July 5, 2013 - 9:34 am

Overall unemployment stayed steady in June at 7.6%. The economy reportedly created 195,000 jobs in the month. But. The quality of the jobs created is not good.

In June, the household survey reported that part-time jobs soared by 360,000 to 28,059,000 – an all time record high. Full time jobs? Down 240,000.  And looking back at the entire year, so far in 2013, just 130K Full-Time Jobs have been added, offset by a whopping 557K Part-Time jobs. And there is your jobs “quality” leading to today’s market euphoria (if only for now).

This is the ObamaCare effect. Obama’s health care law incentivizes employers to drop workers to below 30 hours per week in order to avoid incurring liabilities or fines. Or, if the employer is near the 50 employee mark, to trim down to below 50 to escape ObamaCare altogether.

Factor in the fact that the rate of participation in the job market remains at a historic low, and the economy remains weak. McJobs won’t power a full recovery.

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Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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just as Cindy implied I am amazed that some one able to get paid $8051 in 4 weeks on the computer. did you see this link... http://www.Can99.com
1 year ago
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So, let's see if We The People fully understand what POTUS is saying and McCain is pushing in the US House...illegal aliens (newly minted amerian citizens) numbering some 55 million (see the 11 milllion times 5...family members, aunts, uncles, siblings, et al)are going to work in newly minted PARTTIME jobs at $7.25hour for 25 hours per week? For a meager $181.00 per week??? POTUS and McCain must be smoking something. Not on your sweet patootie!!!
1)Under Senates Bill, illegal aliens already in the United States are granted amnesty. More specifically, they’ll be classified as “registered provisional immigrants.”
2)Enter Obamacare and this "registered provisional immigrant." Extremely important!!!
3) Come open enrollment season, employers with over 50 American employees will be strong-armed into providing qualified health coverage at company expense.Otherwise, a company will have to pony up $3,000 per employee as a penalty. But here’s the thing…
4)Per Senate's proposed Amnesty Bill legislation, “registered provisional immigrants” won’t be eligible for subsidies on the Obamacare exchanges until they become FULL U.S. citizens. Senate's timeframe (pesky little sneaks) for that is set for 2026!!!! Now isn't that special!!!
5)So U.S. employers are left with two choices: Hire a U.S. citizen and be forced to sponsor their health coverage (or pay a $3,000 dollar or more fine). Or hire a “registered provisional immigrant” avoiding the Obamacare mess entirely - for a minimum of 13 years.
6) To simplify... immigration reform AND Obamacare together, will effectively punish employers for hiring American citizens.
7) Net result? Businesses bottom lines are already squeezed, all are struggling to stay afloat!!! Guess who gets hired, and guess who gets fired! The choice is unfortunately a no-brainer.
The Law of Unintended Consequences is fully operational in America's tyranny-orchestrated by it's Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government.Pray. Amen. Join a Tea Party, urgently!! Either way net Unemployment will increase either way with or without Amnesty!!! Without, increases slower...with amnesty, takes off like a rocket.

1 year ago
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Soon it will be deemed racist to even post unemployment figures. Good times. They be a' comin'.
1 year ago
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Then employers taking employees down below 30 hours is producing hundreds of thousands of new, bogus part-time jobs? Just one more way to screw up the statistics.

Just to remind everyone, here are three MORE ways the stats lie:
* Jobs that are temporary/contract versus permanent.
* Jobs that have lower salaries than previously.
* It takes 120,000 jobs/month to stay even with population growth
not to mention:
* Jobs that employee immigrants, legal or illegal, so they don't reduce the unemployment rate.
1 year ago
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I was talking to an older woman I know who works full time at Burger King. I asked her if they were experiencing better traffic & better sales then they had been getting since they have 'help' signs up. She mentioned that those are 'part time' offerings - no full time jobs there any longer as Obama Care gets closer. She's getting cut back from 40 hrs per week to 25 which for her means finding another part time job since she's single.

It seems like I see signs for part time help everywhere I go lately. At first I thought that was a good sign that things were beginning to turn around - not so! Seems the full time help is getting cut back in nearly every sandwich and burger shop around here. Lets hope the LIV figures it out and sooner than later who's screwing things up.

1 year ago
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The sooner Obama is forced from office, by whatever means necessary, the sooner this Republic will begin its recovery from the shock trauma that he is inflicting upon her.

Obama is the worst thing to happen to this nation since the Civil War.

We will be lucky to escape his efforts to destroy us without bloodshed on the scale of the Civil War, also.

A pox, a terrible pox, upon his house.
1 year ago
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Getting rid of Obama is just the start. We need to find a way to deal with all the enablers and syncophants who engineered his rise and have been supporting him all these years: Valerie Jarrett, David Axelrod, the unions (AFSCME, NEA, SEIU, the Teamsters, etc.), the bureaucrats in the alphabet agencies (e.g., IRS, EPA), the crony capitalists who funded Obama's rise, and the lap dog "see-no-evil" media who've been actively promoting this administration's policies and ignoring to report its abuses. Until we find a way to lessen their power and influence, they'll continue to drag this country down. Oh, and let's not forget the millions of citizens receiving government benefits of one form or another.
1 year ago
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And to celebrate it, all our 'leaders' are off on vacations. My goodness, they certainly have earned it. It's truly amazing how much fun you can have on someone else's dime.
1 year ago
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The weakening of our country's economy continues on and on. You won't hear or read the Lamestream Media reports of that. Instead, they will tell you the economy is growing. How long will all those part-time jobs last? I doubt beyond this year.
1 year ago
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Two- income families might just want to consider whether one of the jobs is a "self-licking ice cream cone" as the military acquisition sector terms it. After taxes, child-care, taxes, maid service, taxes, lawn service, commuting costs, taxes and food costs (convenience vs prep time spent can mean a big difference in the grocery and dining out bills), how much take-home are you bringing in that actually stays with the family? At some point, someone might as well stay home and grow a garden, mow the lawn, clean the house and make meals from ingredients (my kids looked sceptically at a bag of "real" carrots I brought home recently lol) and just figure the grabbermint will need to go without all those taxes.
1 year ago
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Obamacare...another "successful" Obama jobs program.
1 year ago
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