Friday, April 15, 2011
Following Barack Obama's Marxian declaration that every man, woman, and child in America (or recently arrived in America) should expect to have their basic needs funded by taxpayers, a new report has been released showing that only 45% of Americans even have jobs.
That's the lowest number in nearly 30 years...and as the hapless husband in today's cartoon notes, only 66% of American men have jobs, which is the lowest number on record. And last month the overall rate of unemployment "unexpectedly" rose yet again, reminding us that the media doesn't really understand what the word "unexpectedly" means.
Obviously, this suggests that the government should do everything in its power to encourage job growth...so that's exactly the opposite of what Barack Obama is doing.
Instead, the alleged president is pledging to raise taxes on businesses, job creators, and investors, thereby assuring that the job numbers will get even worse. And he's resisting any efforts to cut government spending on entitlement programs, meaning the fewer and fewer people who are working will have to take care of more and more people who either aren't...or won't.
You don't need to be an expert economist to understand that when most people in America aren't working, we're a nation that's on the wrong side of the bell curve...and we're sliding down a slippery slope towards becoming irrelevant on the world stage.
The only way to avoid disaster is if America's politicians...in both parties...finally get serious about real spending cuts and fiscal responsibility. Since Barack Obama and the Democrats are clearly uninterested and unserious, Hope n' Change is starting to warm to the idea of not raising the Debt Ceiling, despite politicians' and economists' warnings of apocalypse.
Metaphorically speaking, there's nothing quite like pulling the pin out of an economic grenade to finally get everyone's attention.
Bonus: From the Hope n' Change Gift Shoppe, an April 15th mini-poster (click for larger size).