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  • Americans Delivered Clear Message:Get control of Washington Spending and Balance the Budget 0 comments
    Jul 28, 2011 9:47 PM | about stocks: CHK, DVN, EOG, APC, APA, KMI, WMB, SUG, SD, SWN, HK, BHP, COP, CVX, BP, OXY
    President Obama and the Democratic caucus is completely out of control, attempting to essentially blackmail congress on threat of default for insisting on fiscal responsibility by forcing Obama/Democrats to address out of control debt ($14.3 trillion) and out of control continued spending.
     
    Americans elected the so called Tea Party representatives with a clear and concise message, get control of Washington spending, balance the budget, and put fiscal responsibility in place.

    Over 2/3 of American clearly support a "legally enforceable balanced budged law", severe spending cuts which match any increase in the debt limits, and closure of any "soft spending caps" which Obama/Democrats insist on pushing into legislation.

    The Debt Ceiling/Budget Deficit debate continues to be a "Red Herring" to deflect attention away from the very serious economic problems in the U.S.

    Second-quarter GDP will be released Friday at 8:30am and probably won’t be pretty. Macroeconomic Advisers’ latest read on this is an anemic 1.3%

    Real unemployment exceeds 16%, over 25 million Americans unemployed and growing.

    Consumers compose 70% of U.S. GDP, and Mr. Miller sees no fundamental improvements in the Economy. Real Estate prices are on track for 20% decline by year end, unemployment rising, wage growth is stagnant, energy and food commodity prices are rising.

    The U.S. Federal Reserve has created an uncontrolled monster by floating "free cash" to the money center banks and hedge funds, who in turn are creating a non-sustainable commodity bubble through excessive speculation.

    Americans want absolute fiscal Responsibility in Washington, legally enforceable balanced budget law in place, legally enforceable spending caps, and absolute deep spending cuts to start reducing the excessive $14.3 trillion National Debt.

    Americans know that the U.S. Credit Rating is not AAA and will be downgraded to AA/A to reflect the excessive National Debt, excessive spending, and lack of fiscal control in Washington.

    What Americans have made clear is if Obama/Democrats and Republicans do not listen to what they want, they will be run out of office in 2012. This too is a foregone conclusion.

    Failure to execute is cause for termination in Washington.
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    Friday, July 08, 2011

    By Matt Cover

     

    Obama Debt Showdown

    President Barack Obama, with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, take part in a meeting with Congressional leadership in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 7, 2011, to discuss the debt. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

     

    (CNSNews.com) – The real unemployment rate rose to 16.2 percent in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Friday, marking a return to levels not seen since January 2011.

    The “real” unemployment rate is technically a combination of three measures of unemployment: the unemployment rate, the number of people working part-time who want full-time work, and the number of people “marginally attached” to the workforce.

    Those who have left the workforce but would still like to be employed are considered marginally attached.

    This figure is considered a more complete measure of unemployment because it captures a broader spectrum of those affected by the weak economy. Merely counting those who apply for unemployment benefits as “unemployed” does not fully account for everyone who is out of work or underemployed.

     

    Unemployment Benefits

    In this June 15, 2011 photo, job seekers, right, receive feedback on their resume's at a job fair in Southfield, Mich. More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, adding to evidence that the labor market is weakening. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

     

    This real unemployment rate – known as the U6 rate – has been climbing since February 2011 when it was at 15.9 percent. Real unemployment peaked in October of 2009 at 17.4 percent, before falling into the 16 percent range for much of 2010.

    It now appears that the real unemployment rate is returning to its 2010 levels, trending upward after staying slightly below 16 percent from February to May.

    The total number of people who were truly unemployed in June was 25.3 million -- the 14.1 million who were unemployed, the 2.7 million who were marginally attached to the workforce and the 8.6 million who were underemployed

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