Last month, the Department of Labor released new job market numbers, which suggests that the economic recovery is perpetuating the trend of college graduates turning to minimum wage jobs. Though there has been significant employment gains, many recent college graduates have been forced to resort to low-wage, low-skilled jobs. There are now 13.4 million college graduates working for hourly pay, up 19 percent since the start of the recession. According to the Department of Labor, there are about 284,000 graduates with at least a bachelor’s degree that were working minimum wage jobs in 2012.
Obama is winning!
It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling us back … for blacks to be back in the back of the bus … for women to be back in the kitchen … for immigrants to be on their side of the border
…with Obama in in the pews.
What is with him and radical pastors? The Episcopal Church, as it is, is pretty radical. This message though, where are you getting it from and why is this even… who is calling for this? Oh…nvm
Amazing, and sad, visual of every known drone attack in Pakistan.
ahaha, noooo way. Noooo way. NOOO WAY! Can’t believe I found this on Yahoo.
The Obama administration’s public draft of an application for Obamacare benefits includes registering the applicant to vote, proving Obama’s massive welfare program is little more than a thinly veiled attempt to buy voters, something this administration is already intimately familiar with.
from Washington Examiner:
The 61-page online Obamacare draft application for health care includes asking if the applicant wants to register to vote, raising the specter that pro-Obama groups being tapped to help Americans sign up for the program will also steer them to register with the Democratic Party.
On page 59, after numerous questions about the applicant’s identity and qualification for Obamacare, comes the question: “Would you like to register to vote?” The placement of the question could lead some to believe they have to register to vote to get health care.
In the introduction of the document, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services declare: “This document-the ‘questionnaire’-represents each possible item that may need to be asked for successful eligibility determinations.”
In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Monday, Rep. Charles Boustany Jr., chair of the House Ways and Means Oversight subcommittee, said HHS is overstepping its bounds by a mile.
“The draft documents wander into areas outside the department’s purview and links applications for health insurance subsidies to voter registration,” he wrote in the letter provided to Secrets. “The position of the question could lead some to think voter registration is somehow tied to subsidy eligibility,” he added.
This is what happens with welfare programs across the board: when sensible budget proposals are made to curb exploding costs, Democrats begin using scare tactics, accusing Republicans of pushing granny off the cliff.
How much more can we expect this with Obamacare, especially if registering for benefits and registering to vote are connected?
This speech was very good. Historic, yes. But I can’t help but notice that he is preaching to choir. Israel wants peace. Heck, its surrounded by enemies; who wouldn’t want peace? It has given up land in exchange for peace but its neighbors regularly turn their back on this. This is no fault of Obama. But when you place all of the burden of peace on a nation that has already and continually sought it, what do you expect to change? Yes, the palestinians have a right to self determination - and they used that right to elect governments such as Hamas who’s charter calls for the obliteration of Israel; a government who kills their own then blames Israel; who brainwashes their children; a government who shoots rockets (daily) at Israeli citizens then cries foul when the hammer falls. Here is a government that said “if Obama visits Temple Mount, it will be deemed a declaration of War” - Hamas.
Pressure for peace should be placed on Israel - because it has the tools and institutions readily and available - but that’s only kicking them on their backsides for pursuing what they already desire. Pressure needs to be placed on the palestinian leadership to come to the table and play the game as a civilized state. While it is good for Israeli’s to “place themselves in [palestinian] shoes” - the world needs to “place themselves in [Israeli] shoes.” Since their wall of separation has been put up, when have you last heard of a bus bombing in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv - once a regular occurrence. You expect them to take that down because “it’s mean” or “restricting?” Doubtful. I can go on, but good speech in all by Obama - in some rights - unfortunately, it will be deemed as naive and ineffective for those who need the biggest kick in the behind were not sitting in the room.