Obama's economy remains in the sewer

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    My business unit hired nearly a thousand people in the past four months...mostly high-skilled, high-paying jobs, too.

    My own relatively small project just put out a req for two additional full-time resources.

    Some of us are trying to grow....

     

     

     

     



    Great for YOUR company...however...

     

    WASHINGTON -- Nearly half a million Americans left the labor force in March, the U.S. Labor Department announced Friday, causing the unemployment rate to decline from 7.7 to 7.6 percent.

    Part of the reason fewer people are participating in the labor force is that the baby boomers are hitting retirement, but another part is that the economy is lousy. Employers added only 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in any month since June.

     

     



    Sorry.  I can't be everywhere at once.  ;)

     

     

    FWIW, our BU has another 800 or so openings.

     

     

     



    My company hires all the time too but being a health care provider we tend not to get hit too bad by bad economies. People get sick regardless of how the economy is.

     

    Of course this doesn't help the millions out of work



    Unironically or not, one of the reason we're hiring is the amount of health care-related tech work we've won.

    And some of that is due to health care reform.

     

     
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    My business unit hired nearly a thousand people in the past four months...mostly high-skilled, high-paying jobs, too.

    My own relatively small project just put out a req for two additional full-time resources.

    Some of us are trying to grow....

     

     Layoffs:

    Hewlett Packard      13,000

    Boeing                       7000

    Intel                           4000

    Siemens                     9000

    Texas Inst.                 3000

    Ford                          17,000

    Motorola                     7000

     

    ............................just 1st page of google.  Happy you`re hiring. Nobody else on earth is.

     


    Those seem like deficiencies in demand...i.e., they're not making stuff people want to buy.

     

    LOL!  Can`t argue with you as it pertains to Ford or Motorola.  HP.......well maybe.  But, TI, Siemens, Intel, are industry leaders and, in fact, leading indicators of an economy to come.

    Boeing..........well, do we need more planes?  Maybe.



    Intel has lost major share with the tablet/smartphone boom.  Same with TI's semicon business.  Siemens has been offshoring heavily.

    Regardless, record profits at some companies have simply not translated into more job opportunities for rank-and-filers.

     

     
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    So much for the sacred "job creators".

     
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    My business unit hired nearly a thousand people in the past four months...mostly high-skilled, high-paying jobs, too.

    My own relatively small project just put out a req for two additional full-time resources.

    Some of us are trying to grow....

     

     Layoffs:

    Hewlett Packard      13,000

    Boeing                       7000

    Intel                           4000

    Siemens                     9000

    Texas Inst.                 3000

    Ford                          17,000

    Motorola                     7000

     

    ............................just 1st page of google.  Happy you`re hiring. Nobody else on earth is.

     


    Those seem like deficiencies in demand...i.e., they're not making stuff people want to buy.

     

    LOL!  Can`t argue with you as it pertains to Ford or Motorola.  HP.......well maybe.  But, TI, Siemens, Intel, are industry leaders and, in fact, leading indicators of an economy to come.

    Boeing..........well, do we need more planes?  Maybe.

     



    Intel has lost major share with the tablet/smartphone boom.  Same with TI's semicon business.  Siemens has been offshoring heavily.

     

    Regardless, record profits at some companies have simply not translated into more job opportunities for rank-and-filers.

     




    Good point.  Intel isn`t what they used to be in the days of processors ruling.  TI however, is huge.  They own the DSP market and now have processors and all the power/ analog stuff. The semiconductor industry is a (huge) leading indicator on where the heck the economy is going, and it ain`t good.

    I also agree that companies are being very careful with (in the bank) profits.  IMO, they are skeptical of healthcare and taxes.  This administration has not given them reason to be comfortable.

     

     
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    My business unit hired nearly a thousand people in the past four months...mostly high-skilled, high-paying jobs, too.

    My own relatively small project just put out a req for two additional full-time resources.

    Some of us are trying to grow....

     

     

     




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    The problem is that we have too many untrained ,uneducated people in this country.   Why is that??  Our education system %ucks, our kids can not compete, Who to blame ? Teachers Union   ======================   By Cindy Chang

    April 5, 2013, 4:39 p.m.

     

    American companies are so eager to hire highly skilled foreign workers that a cap on new visas has been reached within a matter of days.

    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Friday that it has received more than 85,000 applications from employers seeking visas for computer programmers, engineers, physicians and other educated workers with specialized skills. Of the total visas, 20,000 are set aside for people with graduate degrees from American universities. 

    Because the 85,000 limit was exceeded within five days of the April 1 opening date, a lottery will be held to distribute the visas. A software engineer sponsored by Microsoft has the same chance of landing an H-1B visa as does a person hoping to work for an unknown company.

     
     
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    I was just reading a Democratic publicity release that said, "...after a little more than 4 years, Obama has been rated the 5th best president ever."

    The details according to White House Publicists....
    * Reagan, Lincoln, and 8 others tied for first,
    * 15 presidents tied for second,
    * 17 other presidents tied for third,
    * Jimmy Carter came in 4th, and
    * Obama came in fifth
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    I was just reading a Democratic publicity release that said, "...after a little more than 4 years, Obama has been rated the 5th best president ever."

    The details according to White House Publicists....
    * Reagan, Lincoln, and 8 others tied for first,
    * 15 presidents tied for second,
    * 17 other presidents tied for third,
    * Jimmy Carter came in 4th, and
    * Obama came in fifth
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    They did a poll by calling all Obamaphones nationwide....

     
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    NBC News, 2009: "Obama: Caterpillar to rehire if stimulus passes "

    2013: Caterpillar Inc said on Friday it was laying off 460 workers at a U.S. plant that makes mining equipment.

    The layoffs will affect about 11 percent of the workforce at the Decatur, Illinois, factory....

     
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    NBC News, 2009: "Obama: Caterpillar to rehire if stimulus passes "

    2013: Caterpillar Inc said on Friday it was laying off 460 workers at a U.S. plant that makes mining equipment.

    The layoffs will affect about 11 percent of the workforce at the Decatur, Illinois, factory....




    If you were a CEO............any CEO, for any company..........what would you do?   You`re in the board room on Nov 6th 2012, waiting for election results, knowing that if Romney wins, you start spending, hiring, building, growing.  If the incompetent dope wins, you hide your money for another 4 years praying that an adult wins in 2016.

    It`s pretty simple and EXACTLY what has happened.  We`ve got 4 more years of he ll.

     

     
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    My business unit hired nearly a thousand people in the past four months...mostly high-skilled, high-paying jobs, too.

    My own relatively small project just put out a req for two additional full-time resources.

    Some of us are trying to grow....

     

     

     

     



    Great for YOUR company...however...

     

    WASHINGTON -- Nearly half a million Americans left the labor force in March, the U.S. Labor Department announced Friday, causing the unemployment rate to decline from 7.7 to 7.6 percent.

    Part of the reason fewer people are participating in the labor force is that the baby boomers are hitting retirement, but another part is that the economy is lousy. Employers added only 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in any month since June.

     

     



    Sorry.  I can't be everywhere at once.  ;)

     

     

    FWIW, our BU has another 800 or so openings.

     

     

     



    My company hires all the time too but being a health care provider we tend not to get hit too bad by bad economies. People get sick regardless of how the economy is.

     

    Of course this doesn't help the millions out of work

     



    Unironically or not, one of the reason we're hiring is the amount of health care-related tech work we've won.

     

    And some of that is due to health care reform.

     



    Really? like what specifically?

     
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    I will with hold judgement until the readjusted numbers come out !

     
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    Unironically or not, one of the reason we're hiring is the amount of health care-related tech work we've won.

     And some of that is due to health care reform.

     Really? like what specifically?

     



    Like setting up systems and providing services to handle the state healthcare insurance exchanges, for one.

    Also, updated coding and billing software, manufacturing for medical devices, pharmaceuticals, etc.

    We get around....

     

     

     

     
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    So much for the sacred "job creators".

     



    What's your alternative? 

     



    He has none

     
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    Unironically or not, one of the reason we're hiring is the amount of health care-related tech work we've won.

     And some of that is due to health care reform.

     Really? like what specifically?

     

     



    Like setting up systems and providing services to handle the state healthcare insurance exchanges, for one.

     

    Also, updated coding and billing software, manufacturing for medical devices, pharmaceuticals, etc.

    We get around....

     

     

     



    Nice!

     
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    NBC News, 2009: "Obama: Caterpillar to rehire if stimulus passes "

     

    2013: Caterpillar Inc said on Friday it was laying off 460 workers at a U.S. plant that makes mining equipment.

    The layoffs will affect about 11 percent of the workforce at the Decatur, Illinois, factory....

     




     

    If you were a CEO............any CEO, for any company..........what would you do?   You`re in the board room on Nov 6th 2012, waiting for election results, knowing that if Romney wins, you start spending, hiring, building, growing.  If the incompetent dope wins, you hide your money for another 4 years praying that an adult wins in 2016.

    It`s pretty simple and EXACTLY what has happened.  We`ve got 4 more years of he ll.

     

     




    Caterpillar added 6000 US jobs last year and had record profits of $4.9B.

     

    Jmel...a factless moron, who continues to to display his ignorance.



    So this... 

    2013: Caterpillar Inc said on Friday it was laying off 460 workers at a U.S. plant that makes mining equipment.


    Is factless? You sure about that?

    http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/blog/2013/04/caterpillar-permanently-cuts-460-jobs.html

     
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    So this... 

     

    2013: Caterpillar Inc said on Friday it was laying off 460 workers at a U.S. plant that makes mining equipment.


    Is factless? You sure about that?

    http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/blog/2013/04/caterpillar-permanently-cuts-460-jobs.html

     




     

    The layoffs are true but they don't belong in a thread about "Obama's economy".

    Caterpillar cited "softening demand from the global mining industry".

    Not much Obama can do about that.



    The issue was whether the statement was factual. Thanks!

     
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    So this... 

     

    2013: Caterpillar Inc said on Friday it was laying off 460 workers at a U.S. plant that makes mining equipment.


    Is factless? You sure about that?

    http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/blog/2013/04/caterpillar-permanently-cuts-460-jobs.html

     




     

    The layoffs are true but they don't belong in a thread about "Obama's economy".

    Caterpillar cited "softening demand from the global mining industry".

    Not much Obama can do about that.

     



    The issue was whether the statement was factual. Thanks!

     

     




     

    Well if you want to play semantics games then your response is just plain irrelevent.

    Username99 was responding to Tacobreath's post, not CLC's post about layoffs.



    But what was factless about his post?

     
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    So this... 

     

    2013: Caterpillar Inc said on Friday it was laying off 460 workers at a U.S. plant that makes mining equipment.


    Is factless? You sure about that?

    http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/blog/2013/04/caterpillar-permanently-cuts-460-jobs.html

     




     

    The layoffs are true but they don't belong in a thread about "Obama's economy".

    Caterpillar cited "softening demand from the global mining industry".

    Not much Obama can do about that.

     



    The issue was whether the statement was factual. Thanks!

     

     




     

    Well if you want to play semantics games then your response is just plain irrelevent.

    Username99 was responding to Tacobreath's post, not CLC's post about layoffs.

     



    But what was factless about his post?

     

     




     

    I thought it was rather obvious...

    TB posted:

    if Romney wins, you start spending, hiring, building, growing.  If the incompetent dope wins, you hide your money for another 4 years praying that an adult wins in 2016.


    Clearly Catepillar has been hiring, to the tune of a net increase of 5500 positions.


    They have also been "spending,... building and growing".

    Caterpillar to build new plant in Georgia.
    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120217/caterpillar-factory-georgia-japan-emd-london

    Caterpillar to build manufacturing plant in Texas.
    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/38682189/ns/business-us_business/t/caterpillar-build-manufacturing-plant-texas/#.UWL1dlfwzAw

    Caterpillar also announced the purchase of ERA Mining Machinery, a Chinese manufacturer of underground coal mining equipment, for $886 million.
    http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x1439489334/Caterpillar-to-build-new-North-America-plant-add-jobs-in-Decatur-and-Peoria



    Ok fair enough....but this is one example of a company doing exceptionally well, while many others aren't...many to the point of going out of business. Why do you think unemployement is still high? Companies not hiring because of uncertainty. 

    So yippee for Caterpilliar but what about majority of other companies not doing so well?

     

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