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Wake Up America! 10 Very Obvious Reasons Why The Devastating U.S. Jobs Famine Is Going To Suck The Hope Right Out Of America

Do you have friends, neighbors and relatives that can’t find work?  Well, unfortunately the current U.S. jobs famine is about to get a whole lot worse.  Right now there are approximately 13.9 million unemployed Americans.  That does not count those that “are not looking for work”.  That does not count those that are working part-time jobs but that are desperate for full-time work.  The truth is that we need tens of millions more full-time jobs in order to give one to everyone that wants one.  Sadly, the long-term trends that have caused this mess continue to get worse.  Unless truly dramatic changes are made, the U.S. economy is going to continue to bleed jobs and that is going to suck the hope right out of this country.  It is time to wake up America!  It is not a big mystery why we don’t have enough jobs.  But sadly, very few of our leaders are talking about the real issues.

Something has got to be done.  Unemployment is already at epidemic levels, and this country can’t afford for things to get much worse.  Just check out how a recent article in The Wall Street Journal summarized our current predicament….

There are more unemployed than the combined populations of Wyoming, Vermont, North Dakota, Alaska, South Dakota, Delaware, Montana, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, Idaho and the District of Columbia.

If they were a country, the 13.9 million unemployed Americans would be the 68th largest country in the world, bigger than the population of Greece or Portugal (each of which has 10.8 million people) and more than twice the population of Norway (4.7 million.)

Isn’t that incredible?

The number of unemployed Americans is larger than the entire population of Greece.

There are millions of Americans that will be sitting at home in front of their televisions tonight wondering why they can’t find jobs.  Last month, only 58.1% of Americans over the age of 16 were employed.  Our economy should be able to do far better than that.

All over the Internet there are stories of people that have sent out hundreds (or even thousands) of resumes and nobody even wants to interview them.  One recent survey found that approximately 80 percent of all Americans believe that it is “difficult” to find a job right now.

Unfortunately, things are going to get much, much worse before all this is over.

The following are 10 very obvious reasons why the devastating U.S. jobs famine is going to suck the hope right out of America….

#1 Our politicians simply do not care that America is bleeding jobs.  Amazingly, even with rampant unemployment plaguing this nation, Obama administration officials continue to declare that it is okay that we are losing manufacturing jobs because a lot of cheaper products are things that “we don’t want to make in America” anyway.  The following is what U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk told Tim Robertson of the Huffington Post the other day….

Let’s increase our competitiveness… the reality is about half of our imports, our trade deficit is because of how much oil [we import], so you take that out of the equation, you look at what percentage of it are things that frankly, we don’t want to make in America, you know, cheaper products, low-skill jobs that frankly college kids that are graduating from, you know, UC Cal and Hastings [don’t want], but what we do want is to capture those next generation jobs and build on our investments in our young people, our education infrastructure.

The economic negligence that recent administrations have demonstrated has been absolutely mind boggling.  Blue collar male workers in particular are being absolutely devastated by the loss of manufacturing jobs.  Back in 1967, 97 percent of men with a high school degree between the ages of 30 and 50 had jobs.  Today, that figure is down to 76 percent.

#2 The Obama administration has now instituted a policy of “backdoor amnesty” for illegal immigrants by executive fiat.  Janet Napolitano has announced that from now on there will be a case-by-case review of all deportation cases.  Cases involving criminals will be prioritized and most others will be thrown out.  A list of 19 factors that will allow government officials to use “prosecutorial discretion” in immigration cases has been distributed.  Recently, I listed a few of those “factors” on The American Dream website….

-arrival in the U.S. as a young child

-actively “pursuing an education”

-serving or served in the U.S. military

-spouse of someone in the U.S. military

-18 years old or younger


-pregnant or nursing

-victim of a “serious crime”

-serious disability or health problem

-caring for a family member with a serious disability or health problem

Obviously, it is not going to be too difficult for most illegal immigrants to fit into at least one of those categories.

On top of everything else the Obama administration has announced that it will now allow illegal immigrants to apply for work permits….

Illegal aliens living in the United States typically don’t apply for work permits for fear of deportation, but under the new policy, they could apply for work permits if granted deferred action or parole and compete with 22 million Americans who can’t find a full-time job.

So now blue collar Americans workers will have even more competition for the dwindling number of jobs.

#3 State and local governments all over the country are dead broke, and an atmosphere of austerity is sweeping the nation.  Right now state and local governments are slashing jobs at an unprecedented rate.

In the past, government jobs were considered to be very secure and they definitely paid a lot higher than average.  But now that era is coming to an end, at least on the state and local government levels.

According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, state and local governments have eliminated more than half a million jobs since August 2008.  UBS Investment Research is projecting that state and local governments in the U.S. will cut 450,000 more jobs by the end of 2012.

#4 U.S. businesses are being absolutely crushed by mountains of nightmarish regulations, and yet the federal government, the state governments and local governments just continue to pile them on.  For example, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is projecting that the food service industry will have to spend an additional 14 million hours every single year just to comply with new federal regulations that mandate that all vending machine operators and chain restaurants must label all products that they sell with a calorie count in a location visible to the consumer.  Due to these kinds of ridiculous regulations, many business owners have simply given up and many other potential business owners figure that owning a business is just not worth the hassle.

#5 As I have written about so many times before, the “global economy” is really bad for American workers.  When we merged our economy with the economies of nations where it is legal to pay slave labor wages, we made it inevitable that we would start losing massive amounts of jobs.

Why would a giant corporation pay a U.S. worker 10 to 20 times as much as a worker on the other side of the globe?  Investors actually expect big companies to have an “outsourcing” strategy today.  When more jobs get shipped out of the country, profits go up, stock prices go up and executive bonuses go up.

Big corporations don’t exist to provide you with jobs.  They exist to maximize shareholder wealth.  If taking your job away and giving it to someone in Asia will make more money for them, then that it exactly what they are going to do.

#6 Unfair trade is absolutely killing our economy.  It would be one thing if the U.S. was running a massive trade deficit solely because we were incompetent.  But the truth is that a big factor is that a number of our “trade partners” are economic predators that are purposely trying to prey on us.

The other day, I wrote about some of the things that China does to steal our jobs, our factories and our wealth….

China massively subsidizes their biggest corporations, they brazenly steal technology from anyone that they can, they openly manipulate exchange rates and they allow their workers to be paid slave labor wages.

Today, we spend about 4 dollars on imports from China for every 1 dollar that China spends on imports from us.  China now even makes more beer than we do.  Even the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall was made in China.

Until our politicians start insisting on a level playing field, all of this is going to continue.

#7 Small businesses are traditionally one of the primary engines of job growth in this country.  But right now, small businesses all over America are having a really hard time getting anyone to loan them money.  A big reason for this is that the Federal Reserve is actually paying banks not to make loans.  Unfortunately, if small businesses can’t get the money that they need, then they can’t hire people.

#8 A lot of people may not want to hear this, but businesses in the United States are being absolutely taxed into oblivion.  The U.S. now has the highest corporate tax rate in the world, but that is only a very small part of the story.

Michael Fleischer, the President of Bogen Communications, wrote an op-ed last year for the Wall Street Journal entitled “Why I’m Not Hiring”.  The following is how Paul Hollrah of Family Security Matters summarized the nightmarish taxes that are imposed when Fleischer hires a new worker….

According to Fleischer, Sally grosses $59,000 a year, which shrinks to less than $44,000 after taxes and other payroll deductions. The $15,311 deducted from Sally’s gross pay is comprised of New Jersey state income tax: $1,893; Social Security taxes: $3,661; state unemployment insurance: $126; disability insurance: $149; Medicare insurance: $856; federal withholding tax: $6,250; and her share of medical and dental insurance: $2,376. Roughly 25.9 percent of Sally’s income is siphoned off by Washington and Trenton before she receives her paychecks.

But then there are the additional costs of employing Sally. In addition to her gross salary, her employer must pay the lion’s share of her healthcare insurance premiums: $9,561; life and other insurance premiums: $153; federal unemployment insurance: $56; disability insurance: $149; worker’s comp insurance: $300; New Jersey state unemployment insurance: $505; Medicare insurance: $856; and the employer’s share of Social Security taxes: $3,661.

Over and above her gross salary, Bogen Communications must pay an additional $15,241 in benefits and state and federal taxes, bringing the total cost of employing Sally to approximately $74,241 per year. Sally gets to keep $43,689, or just 58.8% of that total.

After reading all that, can you really blame business owners for not wanting to hire additional workers?

#9 The national debt is like a giant albatross around the neck of the economy. The U.S. national debt has increased by more than 4 trillion dollars since Barack Obama took office.  The rampant government spending that has been going on has not done much to create new jobs, but it will be a massive burden that will weigh down economic growth for many years to come.

When a nation is drowning in debt, a tremendous amount of economic resources must go to servicing that debt.  Right now, hundreds of billions of dollars a year that could be used to build up our economy are instead being used to pay interest on the national debt.  If interest rates go up significantly, we could soon be paying over a trillion dollars a year just in interest on the national debt.

#10 Right now America is very deeply divided and a tremendous sense of pessimism has set in.  One recent survey found that 48 percent of Americans believe that it is likely that another great Depression will begin within the next 12 months.  With such a negative feeling in the air, it is going to make it even less likely that business owners will be in the mood to hire people.

I know that I pick on Detroit a lot, but it really is a microcosm of what is happening to America.  The following video contains some absolutely amazing footage of the ruins of Detroit….

Sadly, what is happening to Detroit is happening in hundreds of other communities across the United States.

All over America, neighborhoods that were once teeming with hope and prosperity are now falling apart.  Hopelessness is rampant and it is spreading.  The number of Americans on food stamps has increased 74% since 2007.  If not for our increasingly overwhelmed “safety net”, we would already have mass rioting in the streets.

Sadly, we are already seeing all sorts of signs that society is collapsing.  As the economy continues to fall apart, the violence in our neighborhoods is going to get even worse.

The following is one very shocking recent example from the Chicago Tribune….

Moments before she was slain last week on Chicago’s Southwest Side, 17-year-old Charinez Jefferson begged the gunman not to shoot because she was pregnant, prosecutors said today.

Despite her plea, Timothy Jones, 18, opened fire on Jefferson anyway, yelling an expletive at her as he shot her in the head, prosecutors said. He then stood over her as she lay on the ground and fired several more times, striking her in the chest and back.

America is changing.  The country that so many of us have loved all of our lives is becoming unrecognizable.  Large numbers of communities have had all of the hope sucked right out of them.  Tens of millions of Americans that want to do things the “right way” are rapidly losing faith in the system.

When you can’t get a decent job after months and months of trying it can be absolutely soul-crushing.

What do you tell someone that has spent a year sending out resumes and has used up all of their savings?

The era of endless prosperity for America is at an end.  The cold, hard consequences of decades of bad decisions are starting to set in.

Unless a dramatic change of course happens, the long-term trends noted above are going to get progressively worse.  It won’t matter who is running Congress and it won’t matter who is in the White House.

Right now our economy is rapidly hurtling downhill on a bus without brakes and we are headed directly for a cliff.

Please wake up America.


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  • Cisco Wheeler

    Wake Up America
    The spirit of YHVH has departed from most of the churches in America because of the spirit of apostasy. The whole of the word of God is a testament or will by the blood of the testator. The very character and ethos of the Holy Scripture is salvation by the precious blood of Yahshua Messiah. It is a crimson cord that traces its way from the beginning to the end through the Garden of Eden to the book of Revelations. To take away or tear down this eternal life force that is forever present in the living word of God is to destroy the Revelation knowledge of God through Yahshua Messiah. Christ’s shed blood and sacred death was sufficient for the sanctification from sin throughout the ages of time and it is the same yesterday, today and forever. The Bible repetitively speaks of God’s promise to preserve his word when he says, “Heaven and earth shall pass away but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35). “The grass withereth, the flowers fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand forever”

    BEHOLD A WHITE HORSE Is A Must Read For Every Truth Seeker as Cisco Wheeler has given the world a deeper insight as to how Catholicism, Masonry, Witchcraft,Mormonism and all Secret Societies, has blinded its spiritual tapestry within the very fibers of the Christian church. Through the traditions of man the Anti-Christ has come through the front door of the churches and has deceitfully sat himself down as a teacher in the pulpits of the world churches of today, to deceive what is left of the righteous seed. of YHVH GOD. Through the blinding of Luciferian knowledge in the churches of today,the world council of Religious Leaders aims to serve as a model and guide for the creation of a community of world religions…. The objective of the council is to serve a resource to the United Nations and its agencies around the world, nation states and other international organizations, offering the collective wisdom and resources of the faith and traditions towards the resolution of critical global problems. BABYLON THE BEAST RIDING THE BEAST OF REVELATIONS: 17

    • jackrorabbit

      Babylon isn’t the beast. The beast is the Antichrist and the second beast is the prophet. Babylon is America. The two beasts last throughout Revelations, Babylon does not. It is burned with fire and forced to “sit in the ashes”. America is Babylon and she will get nuked or YWHW will send fire from heaven or yellowstone. Doesn’t matter, within one hour she will be naked and penniless.

  • Kyle

    I’ve had dreams about our country going into a negative timeline and I do not like this one bit.

    Some spiritualists believe that in 2012 there will be a split timeline in which mankind will either live in prosperity or a negative version where evil is on the rampage.

    I forsee the latter and it’s going to be *every man for himself* if it comes to survival.

    Stock up on food now for very soon there will be none and you’ll have to kill someone to get it.

    Yes I used kill instead of murder on purpose.

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  • American

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  • andrew

    what about greed? doesnt this whole mess just amount to greed? sure we could abolish the stock market and fed reserve, then no one would have the chance to be greedy, but what if we just take our lesson and know that greed is bad…. the bottom line is that greed wrecked us as a country in the 30’s and is threatening us again!!!! it starts at a corporate level: oh if i slash 2 million jobs and make existing workers pick up the slack i could make 1 million more a year, i know i already make 2.6 billion but i want more!!!!! thats where it starts, thats what they mean by trickle down economics, its not the money that trickles down, its the greed! people will then have to buy cheaper and cheaper goods which means companies have to move jobs overseas to make the goods cheaper. thus we lose more jobs and need cheaper goods. that is what is happening right now…. that is why paradise has been lost!

    • jackrorabbit

      Without greed, there would be zero incentive to have any businesses at all. Businesses don’t start up to create jobs. They start up so that the person starting the business can make a living. As it expands beyond what he or she can do alone, THEN they hire more people to work for them. Only as long as the cost to have them is lower than the amount of money they bring into the business.
      Regulation and taxes are the main reason that small and medium businesses are not hiring. It costs roughly $10,000 just to add a person to the payroll(15% pay added for medicare, SSDI, and unemployment alone gets it to $5K), then you have training costs and insurance. Then you have to pay them their wages. So, if that person doesn’t add $15,000 or more to the bottom line, then a part time employee would be a foolish thing to add. Full time, now you have to add healthcare or pay the fine. So, they need to bring in $20,000 before they are worth hiring.

      See the issue? Where is the real problem? The “greedy” business owner that needs to cover the cost to run a business and have enough to live on, or run away government and the taxes and fines that make it cost twice as much to hire someone.

      The 0.01% that you are referencing with your $2.6 million is not the right place to look. That group only employs about 10% of the work force. The vast majority is hired by the small business or middle business, that hopes to GROSS $2 million(that’s what they earn before taxes, fines, wages, overhead, inventory, ect.), so the owner can earn $100,000, if they are lucky.

  • Mitchell langbert

    This country is no longer free, so entrepreneurs have no motivation to start businesses here. Students are indoctrinated in intolerant, socialist diversity principles in school, which inevitably involve the imposition of violent appropriation of resources from those who work hard. The socialist principle extends to America’s elites, who see government subsidies as necessary to their economic success. (They are right; today’s American elite is about 60% composed of bunglers who have benefited from Federal Reserve Bank money printing; in particular, the Wall Street elite, which comprises a large share of the Forbes 400, produces nothing and has become wealthy entirely because of government subsidies.) Firms have no reason to stay here because the government-run education system is dismal, so American workers can’t read, write, or perform basic arithmetic. They have been indoctrinated in failed, left-wing ideologies that will only exacerbate economic decline. Only a fool would locate a company here. The two parties are to blame, but the ultimate responsibility goes to American voters, who have failed to question the hegemony of special interests, including big business, Wall Street, and public sector unions. The only solution is to make as much money as you can, invest in the government-subsidized stock-and- real estate markets, and get the hell out of America as soon as you can. It doesn’t make sense to stay on a sinking Titanic.

  • Dan

    I grew up being picked on viciously by other kids at school, then in college there were always a-holes and professors with politically biased opinions, then at work there are tons of trouble makers, and when you go to the store, office, or clinic there are mostly jerks working there. You turn on the news and the USA is stomping all over the world. I hope one day the USA gets what coming to it and gets bombed right off the face of the Earth. The USA deserves to die for being so twisted and evil. The USA brought it’s end on itself for being so dark and evil. Sad thing is that most Americans actually think they are nice people when in all reality they are not. Just cruel gutless soulless monsters. Heck I’ve been treated better by people from a lot of other countries and I get along fine with them so I now Know the problem doesn’t lie with me. But everyone over the decades have tried to make it seem like it. That is why the suicide rate is so high in the US is because all the good people kill themselves either that or move away. I was saving up for retirement in the coming decades but I think I’m gonna use what I have saved so far to find a different country to live in. Besides the bank would just take my money at the last minute anyway. It’s what American banks do. I hope as I fly away from here I see a bright flash of light when all the other countries bomb the US but a BETTER GUESS would be that the stupid evil Americans will blow themselves up by accident anyway. In they end I hope the USA gets what it so sorely deserves!

    • jackrorabbit

      Most American PEOPLE are nice. It’s the government that isn’t. America is the “hidden Babylon” that is spoken of in Revelations. We WILL get nuked near the end of the tribulation.

  • Justin

    The political life of America is awful, no one does anything really good and only to keep them rich and in office. We consume 1/3 of the worlds goods and send our our jobs to china. Our global debt is going to lead our country to anarchy. Also the FBI does a lot of under the table stuff like killings and holding back the truth about stuff like mermaids which are kept hidden by the government.

  • Anonimno

    ~~~ LORD loves you ~~~ Glory to CHRIST ~~~ May the LORD bless you and keep you ~ May the LORD smile down on you and show you his kindness ~ May the LORD answer your prayers and give you peace ~~~

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