This comes from a John Mauldin newsletter dated July 5.

Now here’s the big joke of the whole deal:

Employed persons at work part time:

Part time involuntarily                                    +275k

Because hours cut back                                  +72k

Because that’s all they could find                   +111k

Part time voluntarily                                       +840k

That is seriously pathetic and makes me wonder about the Retail adds +40k and the Leisure & Hospitality adds +39k. Low-paying, less than 40 hour a week jobs?  You bet.  Ditto Health care and social assistance, which clocked in with a hefty 33.7k.

But it also explains why, with 288k bodies added, the average workweek is not budging.  Translation:  they are hiring more workers instead of increasing the hours of existing workers.  Which suggests that maybe this is more of what we have seen already:   the quest to hire part time employees to avoid the benefits baloney.

Use your head.  If we really created 288k jobs.  And 275k folks were made involuntarily part-time, then this suggests that there are still way more candidates than there are openings.

-Analysis by Joan McCullough of U-6 Employment figures

When some of us pointed out, when the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was being debated way back in 2010, that the bill would result in an extraordinarily large number of temporary and part-time workers, we were called delusional and told we were just using that argument to oppose the ACA. It turns out, Mr. Krugman et al., that we were right. An unintended consequence of the ACA is a dramatic increase in part-time employment, especially among young people. There is no disputing this, unless you are willing to ignore the clear data from the BLS.

Precisely when young people are starting their careers and should be able to land “starter jobs” and look forward to establishing themselves, they now have to hold down multiple part-time jobs in order to simply survive. Gods forbid they have a kid or two.

-Commentary by John Mauldin

 

 

 

So, I’m at my parents house yesterday, who, by-the-way are both voting for Jerry Nolte, and my phone rings. Much to my shock and surprise, I have a recorded voice on the other end telling me that Jerry Nolte voted to implement Obamacare while he was in the House. This is a complete misrepresentation of the facts. Here is Jerry’s response:

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Just like you, I am repelled by the last minute negative advertisements we all get in the mail from career politicians. Don’t be fooled by anonymous voices and the slick advertising techniques that my opponent is hiding behind. As it becomes obvious that her expansion of government and attacks on law enforcement are causing her to lose power, like all career politicians, she is desperately clinging to her government paycheck. I am a small business owner, who has served in government and I can live without being on the county payroll. This is about making Clay County a better place to live and work.

Like every other Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, I voted to stave off the federal imposition of a one-size-fits-all health exchange. House Bill 609 was not ObamaCare, it was about stopping Washington, DC from controlling our health care. In fact, it is Pam Mason who has embraced Obamacare by making the county health care plan conform to Obamacare. I WILL FIGHT THAT.

I am not hiding behind glitzy professional political power brokers and willing allies in the government bureaucracy, I am communicating with you directly. If you respond to my e-mail, jerry.listens@NolteforCommissioner.com, I will answer your questions myself, not a paid political operative or intern. You deserve government that will respond to you as a person, not using deception and scare tactics.

We must leave these desperate attack ads and the divisive politics of my opponent behind and create a county government we can all be proud of. We in Clay County are better than this; I am not asking you to vote against my opponent through fear tactics, but vote for economic opportunity and limited government.

If you have had enough of the politics of personal destruction, I ask for your vote on August 5th.

Oh, this is too much fun not to share with you! I always enjoy a daily laugh, and I was graciously given one by an anonymous commenter. I thought I might add some commentary to make it even more enjoyable.

This was a recent comment posted on the Paul Vescovo Jerry Nolte endorsement letter I posted yesterday.

First, the comment comes from (prepare yourself because it is so funny) Joe Schmoe and the email address given is (OMG this is where it’s like ROFLMButtO) Pvisanass@gmail.com. Get it! LOL! Paul Vescovo is an Ass. Apparently, Pam Mason is popular among immature middle school students.

PV endorsed Ed Quick in 2010, thus Vescovo is a politician not a law enforcement officer.

Yep, no secret there. I believe Paul’s reasons were sound in doing what he did. I tend to avoid group-think as much as possible. But, you gotta love, the impeccably thought out logic here. Paul Vescovo supported one Democrat who certainly is not a conservative, therefore he’s not a law enforcement officer. Well, I often think we should teach logic better in this society. I give you exhibit A. There’s so much stuff I could add here (i.e. Pam Mason’s support of Bob Boydston, a Democrat), but I don’t really need to because, well, see previous statement about the need for logic.

His letter is full of errors.

BOOM! You really dropped the hammer there! Look at all those supporting details.

This web site supports a democrat – Sheila Ernzen and this site is controlled by an Atheist.

Oh, you got me there! I have NO credibility now. I should just give up. Yep, not shy about my support for Sheila. I welcome any new reader to go back and read all the reasons why.

As for the comment about being an Atheist, that’s a more complex discussion, one I tend to not have with people that anonymously post with an email like Pvisanass@gmail.com. And you are not completely accurate. As the Thomas Jefferson quote above suggests, I questioned with boldness and came to a different conclusion than many. I’m not exactly a full-blown atheist. I would say that I am an agnostic that tends to lean towards atheism. No one knows the truth for sure. I’m proud of who I am and quite happy with my life and my perspective on the biggest choice we humans make. I have nothing against those that came to a different conclusion, and I actually enjoy listening to enlightened religious people discuss their faith. I’ll proudly stand with any person of faith as long as we have common interests and values. Sadly, it looks as if that may not be you. You sound quite angry, maybe reading your religious text closer and a good pastor could help you overcome that.

Keep it up loser Andrew, lol

Incredible closing argument! Here let me at least clean up the grammar for you.

Keep it up, loser. LOL!

To be totally fair, I doubt this is representative of all Pam Mason supporters. At least, I sure hope not. Of course, there was this whole unfortunate incident a while back.