Conservatives Need to Remain Consistent On Unemployment

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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For a decade or so, we conservatives had been like the town criers. Every time new employment numbers emerged we would cry out that despite what we all see, read and hear from the left wing media, all was not well. Throughout the entirety of the Obama reign, virtually everyone right of center – yes, even those establishment Republicans, would rightly claim that Obama’s unemployment figures were bogus.

And they were. Despite all other dreadful economic indicators, save for the phony Wall Street numbers, the unemployment rate continued to drop throughout Obama’s time. We on the right knew these numbers did not tell the true story, as the government was using the “official” unemployment calculator known as U-3.

This, as many know, does not give an accurate picture of real unemployment in this country. For years we have insisted that the more accurate U-6 data be used, as it takes into account not only short term unemployed, but also long-termed unemployed, discouraged workers who have just given up, and the underemployed, who wish to work full time yet can only find part time employment. This is the number conservatives insisted be reflected during the Obama years.

But then something odd happened after President Trump took office. read more

Atlanta is a Welcoming City

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Last week WND  reported that on April 23 Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed signed an agreement with U.S. Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) making Atlanta a “welcoming city.”

“Reed became the nation’s fourth mayor to embrace the White House push to roll out the welcome mat for new immigrants and refugees and remove barriers to citizenship. Critics say the program has little to do with creating new citizens and everything to do with creating new Democrat voters.”

Yet is that not one in the same. Does not the conventional wisdom dictate that these new legal residents will be democrats as a rule? Come to America – settle in one of our “welcoming cities.” We’ll give you free housing, food, schooling, etc. Of course none of it is really free, but you don’t have to worry about those pesky details. The city will just raise everyone’s taxes to pay for you. In exchange, all you have to do is register as a democrat and vote as you’re told, when you’re told.

Oh, and don’t worry about any possible backlash from the current city residents. After all, they were stupid enough to elect us.

The three other Mayors who already signed similar deals signed are Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles and Karl Dean of Nashville. read more

Real World Economy Versus The Minimum Wage

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Once again liberals have demonstrated that they just don’t get how the economy works. They are so utterly ignorant.

When purchasing an item, do you ever comparison shop? Of course. Most everyone has or does. And you want to get the most for your dollar. Again, of course – otherwise, why comparison shop. And if you see two of the same product, with different prices, all things being equal, you would choose the lower cost item.

Maybe one of the two products presents better value for the same cost. Again the obvious choice would be to choose the better product for that same cost.

And so it is for labor. Labor is a product. Companies don’t hire people out of a sense of charity. No – even for the lowest position in the company, people come in and fill out an application, maybe submit a resume and possibly fill out an evaluation form. Then someone goes through the applications.

And what are they doing? Why, the HR person or whomever is comparison shopping. He or she is looking for the best, most qualified candidate for that particular position at a predetermined cost. They’re looking for the biggest bang for their buck. He or she is looking for a hire who will bring at least as much value to the company as they will be paid. Otherwise, it is just charity. read more