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Pelosi’s budget…

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…is the customary Democratic payoff to cronies and representing the first step to fulfill the party’s priorities, which are both socially and financially bankrupt.  Trump characterized it  as overspending  by $21.8 billion for things he never asked for.

Speaker Pelosi announces it as a great achievement,  even though it includes nothing for any type of wall anywhere on the border.  Her own daughter warns us  what a  viscous witch she is.   Since she and Sen. Chuck Schumer  refused to listen  to the border security briefing Wednesday at the White House,  Trump sent every member of Congress and reporters slides of the presentation the Democratic leaders fled from.

Now the top Dems are trying  to spin  the new and very big job numbers as bad news for Americans.  DNC chair Tom Perez blasted Trump for increasing economic “volatility.”  I’m still trying to figure out how creating double the number of jobs expected in December creates volatility.  Majority Leader Steny Hoyer claimed bad economic policies are taking a toll on small businesses, farmers, and working families,  yet offered no evidence.   This surprised me,  as Democrats generally have no trouble creating fiction to support their talking points.  Could even their creative geniuses not find a way  to make .4% wage growth a destructive thing?

The closest the average American gets to the stock market is likely a mutual fund of some sort.  But the stock market, which suffered a year-end bout of hysteria,  is not the economy,  which just  keeps climbing upward,  improving the lives of Americans.  Wages were stagnant under His Oneness,  no matter how jiggy his team got with the numbers.  Median  household income  hit an all-time high in November,  but apparently we must ignore that as well.

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January 5, 2019 at 2:08 pm

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Great economy!

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If the Obama economy is so wonderful,  why are more U.S. young adults living at home than at any  time since  1940?   No,  we haven’t adopted the cultural habits of Italy or Greece,  where they have long tended to live with their parents until they neared their 30’s.   It’s the economy,  stupid!

They are encouraged to get degrees in fields in which there are either few jobs,  or in which immigrants,  legal and otherwise,  get the first call.   They have been taught nothing about working their way up the ladder and competing in the real world.   Rather than take a job for which they are overqualified or that doesn’t appeal to them,  they stay with their parents,  and no one talks bad about them, or the fact that they can’t pay back the student loans — that’s your taxpayer dollars they’re stealing,  and Hillary intends to steal many more of them to buy votes with.  I tutored others when I was in college,  and I typed papers for students and presentations for professors —  this was before the computer age,  so you had to be very accurate as well as fast.   I didn’t owe a cent when I graduated,  and I had a decent job and my own apartment before I was 23.

Finding a job that will do at least temporarily is easy when there is a growing economy,  but difficult when there is almost no growth in the private sector and increased regulations strangle the private sector daily.   Don’t kid yourselves — the only jobs Hillary and Democrats think are  “good”  jobs are government jobs.  Of course, if you land one, you will be unlikely to have to work very hard,  and as long as you spout the party line,  you will never be fired,  no matter how lazy,  useless and corrupt you are.   Of course,  if you retain an ounce of self-awareness,  you will either come to hate yourself or most of your co-workers,  but who cares?

 

 

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October 6, 2016 at 11:52 pm

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Sell your diploma…

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I feel some sympathy for this young woman,  and I applaud the rather dark humor displayed  in her ad,  but what made her think a diploma as a theater major would make her marketable in the real world?

I had a liberal arts diploma,  with majors in English lit and history,  so my employers could safely assume I was literate and could string words together in sentences which could be understood by an ordinary person.   I also learned how to type very well and to take dictation,  which meant I could always get a job somewhere doing secretarial work.   I did my share of it,   but I spent more time as an administrative assistant and a real estate paralegal,  which resulted in higher wages and better utilization of my particular skill sets.

I’m glad I got a college degree.   It was useful to me.  I think a college degree is less useful now,  because you can major in women’s studies,  which is pointless outside of academia and the grievance industry.  If you desire a college diploma,  work to pay for it.  I cooked and tutored and typed.  It doesn’t matter much what part-time jobs you have,  but you’ll learn many valuable lessons from that exposure,  and hopefully select a field which requires more than 50 new workers a year.

 

 

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August 31, 2015 at 11:56 pm

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Hate your job?

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Then try for  one of  these.

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July 2, 2015 at 10:10 am

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Jobs for jihadists…

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Country music star John Rich has the  perfect job   for adherents of ISIS.

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February 20, 2015 at 11:51 pm

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Supersize yacht as a job engine…

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I happen to agree with Dennis Jones about his custom yacht being as much of a jobs engine as it is a personal indulgence,  but I am stunned that the Gray Lady would actually  print this piece.   It’s not as if it remembers what happened when Congress  jacked up  the tax on luxury yachts a while ago,  and it’s not as if liberals cared about the havoc it wreaked until they got caught.

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July 27, 2014 at 10:15 am

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Get ahead in suck-up city…

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Washington, D.C. is indeed  “suck-up city”,  because,  as Charles Murray so aptly puts it,  sucking up is part of a politician’s job,  and D.C. is stuffed to bursting with not only politicians,  but also all the people they suck up to and those who suck up to them.   Spend a few weeks there and you’ll see why so many politicians,  federal employees,  and lobbyists quickly come to believe they are somehow special,  entitled to obeisance and deference,  above all the laws and regulations which govern we the little people of no consequence.

Murray charmingly confesses that the first tip in his new book doesn’t  really apply  to this peculiar place.   He does offer some valuable advice for young job-seekers,  which they would be smart to follow.

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April 14, 2014 at 11:52 pm