- Record low labor participation rates.
- Annual national economic growth rates that were never anywhere close to the historical annual trend.
- Over 14 million Americans that cannot find a find a full time job or who have settled for a part time job since they could not find a full time job.
- Increased taxes and thousands of new government regulations, e.g. Obama Care, have depressed job and business formation.
- Household wages and incomes have been stagnant for the entire Obama administration.
- For the first time ever, business deaths are outnumbering business creations in this country.
- The jobs that have been created in the Obama economy have tended to be in the lower paying industries.
- Only 215,000 new jobs were created in March, a long way from the 14 million Americans who are still looking for a full time job.
- At this rate, it would take 6-7 years to handle those 14 million Americans, assuming that no other American lost their jobs during those years.
- The labor participation rate actually increased a little in March, good news, but is still stuck at forty year lows, around 63%.
- While Obama claims that the unemployment rate is 5%, the real unemployment rate, the rate that includes discouraged workers and part time workers that want full time work, is almost double at 9.8%.
- If the Obama recovery was comparable to the Reagan recovery, the country would have created five million more jobs.
- Two of the industries who had the biggest job gains in March were retail (48,000 jobs created) and restaurants (25,000 jobs created), two industries that usually have low wages for jobholders.
- Annualized national economic growth was 2% in the third quarter of 2015, 1.4% in the fourth quarter of 2015, and according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, who just released its prediction for the first quarter of 2016, a paltry .7%.
- According to the article, businesses are cutting back on their capital spending levels and they are not building new factories or research facilities.
- According to Gallup, a growing majority of lower income Americans, especially African-Americans, are more worried about rising crime levels in their neighborhoods.
- 53% of those polled said they are worried a “great deal” about rising crime and violence rates, up from 39% in 2014.
- This 53% level was pretty consistent across independent voters, Republican voters, and Democratic voters.
- 70% of respondents with high school degrees said they worry a great deal of the time while only 32% with college degrees say they worry a great deal of the time.
- Crime and violence concerns of middle class Americans has risen 20 points, up to 57%, in just the past two years while concern among upper income people is up only 8 points to 36% in the past two years.
- While 46% white respondents worried a great deal of time about crime and violence, a whopping 68% of African-Americans worried a great deal, despite having Al Sharpton and Barack Obama on their side.
- The Breitbart article cites a recent Washington Post piece that stated homicides in the country’s largest 50 cities is up 17% in the past year, the largest increase in 25 years.
- In 2015, violent crime in some areas of the nation’s capital jumped up by about 20%.
- The Gallup poll also asked about rising drug use and found that 41% of whites say they are worried a great deal about drug use, up from just 27% in 2014 while 49% of non-whites say they are worried a great deal about drug use.
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