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Monday, September 3, 2012

It's Laboring a little on Labor Day Thing

Dear America,
"Let it show on the record 
that when the American people 
cried out for economic help, 
Jimmy Carter took refuge 
behind a dictionary. 
Well if it’s a definition -- 
if it's a definition he wants, 
I’ll give him one.  
A recession is when your neighbor loses his job.  
A depression is when you lose yours. 
And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his."
Ronald Reagan, Labor Day 1980
thank you American Rhetoric.com

It's Labor Day; what a splendid day to look at the labor market:

Here's the final word from Hot Air's Ed Morrisey, posted August 31st, simply titled The McJob Recovery:

"The data shows that even the paltry job creation of the Obama recovery has done little to advance the economy.  Businesses won’t invest in job-creating activities that require more expensive labor until they can reliably calculate future costs, which in this regulatory and tax environment, they cannot do.  That’s why companies are sitting on their capital, and why we won’t get anything but McJobs in significant numbers until those policies change.  The only thing we can get with this job-creation environment is fries with our meal."
and let's get real, we can't even get fries....thanks to Michelle, it comes with apples slices, fries cost extra.

Businesses must be able to form a business plan looking forward, at the very least, five years.  Businesses can't even do this simple simon step because of living in an environment of a sea of unknowns -- or KNOWNS that scare the beegeesus out of them:  health care costs, looming higher taxation, cost of living and commodities skyrocketing, pending market collapse with the dollar going down with it, inflation...

Here are the facts scooped up by Morrisey:

"Today, the Obama administration keeps claiming to have added 4.3 million jobs by choosing to start from February 2010 rather than the start of the recovery in June 2009 or the passage of Barack Obama’s stimulus package in February 2009.  The Obama recovery in full has only added less than 65,000 jobs per month, far below the level needed to keep up with population growth (125K-150K per month), and the civilian population participation rate has fallen to a 30-year low this spring."
This administration fudges with the real jobs numbers just as they play Go Fish with the real Unemployment numbers  -- it's a kid's meal 300 million served.

And yet upon this Labor Day weekend, the chocolate shake runs deeper than that.   For we have a president who continues to chime a message even more troublesome than the hamburglar himself; it's a message tossed into the political fryer claiming "if you're successful, you didn't get there on your own."

It's just dripping with smacks of greasy, envious, class warfare in order to set the new temperature for fundamental transformation in America by attacking anyone of salt-of-the-earth beginnings  -- who happened to ultimately -- with a whole lot of toil, trouble and labor -- amass some kind of wealth.

There have been numerous stories from people who have "made it" claiming to have started at a drive-thru window taking orders for Ray Kroc.  Ray Kroc created the opportunity for MILLIONS of Americans and foreigners alike to get their first job.   Some made a career out of it, while for some, it was just a stepping stone before laboring somewhere else.

Ray didn't start out with billions served and thousands of restaurants; he began in one location with the first customer and it led him down a path no one could ever fully imagine, even for Ray.  A burger empire was created and it made real jobs in the private sector.  Government can't buy -- or borrow -- this kind of success; matter of fact, even if they were to try  to duplicate it, it would cost exponentially more.

So when President Obama also adds remarks to last week's Republican Convention, saying it was so Victorian and all, so "better suited for the last century," perhaps we are seeing the real campaigner-in-chief show his true despise for this great country of ours, let alone the people -- the greatest generation -- that built it.

Gary DeMar of Godfather Politics writes a wonderful expose, President Obama Slams the Greatest Generation, highlighting recent Obama rhetoric:

"It was a rerun. We’d seen it before. You might as well have watched it on a black-and-white TV. . . If you didn’t DVR it, let me recap it for you. Everything is bad, it’s Obama’s fault, and Gov. Romney is the only one who knows the secret to creating jobs and growing the economy"

The President actually continues saying, "you might as well of seen it on a black and white TV..."   ooooh burn as he helps himself to a little chuckle...

Gary does a fine job returning to the labors of the greatest generation; a generation often characterized by sacrifice, ingenuity, strength, ambition, humility, and grace.  While history proves this generation made America into the industrialized and compassionate nation we see today (or perhaps the one a decade ago), one certainly worthy of the entire world's respect.  [Read his whole piece, if you will, and admire the perspective for just a moment or two.]

Here's a thought, Mr. President, so when you say, "if you're successful, you didn't get there on your own" -- does that mean the converse is also true?  If you're UN-successful, did you get there on your own?"  It's a good question.

So our American president is poking fun at the ideals of yesteryear and clearly highlighted in last week's convention; choosing ridicule rather than running on his own merits.

He never should have skipped Business Advertising 101; or better yet, maybe he should have worked at a McDonald's for awhile [there is rumor he worked at a Baskin Robbins circa 1978; which is weird, as I worked at BR same time frame...so I won't go throwing mud pie in his eye just yet].
But seriously, we don't see McDonald's advertising for their Big Macs by saying outright that 'the King's Whoopers suck.'

Mickey D's has to run on it's own merits, it's own product, it's own special sauce and that's it -- and it all rests in the hands of the people and the Law of Competition and Compensation, with a whole lot of Labor of Love in force.

Most of us look back to our first jobs with appreciation, a kinship with all those who follow after us, and a strange connection to the whole.  We all have to start somewhere.  Mr. Kroc gave too many to really count an opportunity -- and that is not only the American way -- it is a commodity that is to this day, priceless!

Republicans see an opportunity to get America's labor market back to laboring by driving America's ideals and principles and values all the live long day. 

It's like a drive-thru up in here...one ideal after another...one principle after another...one value after another....

Sure, call it old-fashioned, Mr. President. Go ahead -- and make my labor day.
Make it a Good Day, G

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