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The specter of elections past: Here is some of what “doing a lot better” really amounts too…


In Baltimore, of all places with plenty of “space to destroy,” and a mosque full of radical Islamic extremists, Obama said the country is “doing a lot better” than when he took office, citing progress against Islamic State forces and curbing Iran’s nuclear program – as well as lower gas prices, 18 million people gaining health insurance and 5 percent unemployment.  Of course there is no word on the successes of forced underemployment and the replaced American workers programs. Or, the 20 trillion dollar debt, less jobs, and the embarrassing post-American foreign policy.

Reality check

U.S.-based companies announced 75,114 planned job cuts last month, up more than 200 percent from a 15-year low in December, according to global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. That figure was also 42 percent higher from a year ago.

Not to forget the other “good news,” as it is perceived by this deluded administration; like  “The U.S. economy slows to a pace of 0.7 percent in the 4th quarter of 2015,”

The U.S. has fallen from the 6th freest economy in the world, when President Barack Obama took office, to 11th place in 2016. America’s declining score in the index is closely related to rapidly rising government spending, subsidies, and bailouts.

Remember, “If you like your doctor….”  or the past seven years of over $3/gal fuel?  And now here is looking “Forward” to more fraudulent elections influenced by illegal non-American voters?

Since early 2009:

  • Government spending has exploded, amounting to $29,867 per household in 2015.
  • The national debt has risen to $125,000 for every tax-filing household in America—a total over $18 trillion.
  • The government takeover of health care is raising prices and disrupting markets.
  • Bailouts and new government regulations have increased uncertainty, stifling investment and job creation.

This is not something to take lightly. Economic freedom is the foundation of U.S. economic strength, and economic strength is the foundation of America’s high living standards, military power, and status as a world leader. The perils of losing economic freedom are not fictional. (Excerpt: The Heritage Foundation)


January Announced U.S. Layoff Total (continued) [Est. up to 31 Jan 2016] – 23,936

STMicroelectronics NV it will shut down its set-top-box chip business – 2,000 Jobs Eliminated or Redeployed

Blue Shield of CA. Lodi Call Center – 99

Xerox in Cary – 178

Case New Holland Industrial Fargo – 70

GE Aviation Cincinnati Area – 238 Engineers

Birchbox – 15% of Staff

The Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery in Clatskanie – 28

Caterpillar closing 5 Plants – Cutting 670 Jobs

General Electric in Lynn – 59

Rodale Inc – Confirms 40 Positions Eliminated

Altria Group Inc – 490

BuySeasons Inc. – 130

Western Illinois University – 30

Chase Bank Milwaukee Office – 135

Staples – Reports of 100’s of Layoffs at HQ

City of Niles – About 25

Norfolk Southern Corp. – 2,000 Job Losses Expected

Update: VMware – 800

Fras’le North America plant in Prattville AL – 50

Coca-Cola’s Finance Services office Brandon – 70

Polaris industries – 100 Salaried Positions

Dupont – 5,000 to 6,000

Xerox – Confirms 178 in Cary NC

Huhtamaki’s Waterville plant – 30 Temp. Layoffs

Alpha Natural Resources – 831 Miners/ Support Staff

Roger Media ( International ) – 200

Update: Sprint – said to cut 2,500 Jobs

University of Missouri-St. Louis – Layoffs Coming

Guardian Media Group – Job Cuts Possible

Qualcomm in San Diego – 32

Sprint Overland Park Campus – 829

Chicago Public Schools – 227 Administrative Staff

Stennis Space Center – Layoffs Coming

VMware – Report 900 Layoffs Possible Next Week?

University of Montana – 27

Convergys in Greenville – up to 163 Layoffs Possible

Swamp Donkey Oilfield Services – up to 70

Boeing – Slows Production of 747-8 may = Layoffs

Schlumberger Ltd – 10,000

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation – 60

Chicago Public School- Layoffs Announce Friday

Canadian Pacific Railway ( Intern.) – 1,000 Positions

Carrier Corp. in DeWitt NY – Layoffs Coming?

Southwestern Energy Co. – 1,100

Pearson Plc ( International ) – 4,000

Barclays – 1,000 Investment Bank Jobs Worldwide

Devon Energy Corp – Some Layoffs, No #

Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp Orlando – 250 ?

FanDuel – Reports of Layoffs, No #

East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court’s Office – 12

Update: United States Steel Corp. – 679 Temp Layoffs

Mondelez – Warns 277 Chicago Workers of Layoffs

New York Air Brake – 30

City of Raymondville TX – Layoffs Possible


The average American’s reality is a much different story…

Morgan Stanley to move Jobs to Cheaper Cities

Harley Davidson Cuts Shipment Outlook for 2016

Chrysler 200 Plant to Shut 6 Week on Slack Demand

Initial Jobless Claims Average Surges To 10-Month Highs

Pending Home Sales Disappoint, “Sizable Stock Market Losses” Blamed

Durable Goods Devastation: Capital Goods Orders Crash To Fresh Crisis Lows, Scream Recession

Caterpillar Q4 Sales Miss, Tumble 23%; Guidance Obliterated

Caterpillar, Inc. will shut down Building HH in East Peoria

Watch Student Loan Debt Grow $2,726 Every Sec.

Over 1 million face loss of food aid over work requirements

And the beat down goes on.

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