Where are the Democrats?

This post was written by marc on January 26, 2006
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

About the only thing that the Democrats have going for them right now is that they aren’t Republicans, and they aren’t doing a very good job on that issue. As the vote for an extreme right wing Bush puppet is about to be put on the Supreme Court to further turn America into a fascist state, the Democrats are missing in action in the war to protect freedom and liberty. If the Democrats aren’t going to be the opposition party then why should we bother to vote at all in the 2006 elections?

Reader Comments

I couldn’t agree with you more! Was wondering if the idiocy of the political climate is grinding you down? It is more insane than ever! Thank God there are voices like yours who aren’t afraid to point things like this out!
Miss ya!
Janet in Ohio

Written By janet on January 26th, 2006 @ 8:28 pm

IF the dems could stay on-message like Perot did, using the statistics below would make the reps bleed votes. Can’t anyone get out of Rove’s trap?
I’d run but it’s too hard for me to sit still in public meetings. Maybe some congressperson would start a little worker rebellion? There are a lot of districts that would soak up these numbers. The dems just haven’t looked around and picked up the right tools (weapons for the fight!)
Nuking the Economy

Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics re-benchmarked the payroll jobs data back to 2000. Thanks to Charles McMillion of MBG Information Services, I have the adjusted data from January 2001 through January 2006. If you are worried about terrorists, you don’t know what worry is.

Job growth over the last five years is the weakest on record. The US economy came up more than 7 million jobs short of keeping up with population growth. That’s one good reason for controlling immigration. An economy that cannot keep up with population growth should not be boosting population with heavy rates of legal and illegal immigration.

Over the past five years the US economy experienced a net job loss in goods producing activities. The entire job growth was in service-providing activities–primarily credit intermediation, health care and social assistance, waiters, waitresses and bartenders, and state and local government.

US manufacturing lost 2.9 million jobs, almost 17% of the manufacturing work force. The wipeout is across the board. Not a single manufacturing payroll classification created a single new job.

The declines in some manufacturing sectors have more in common with a country undergoing saturation bombing during war than with a super-economy that is “the envy of the world.” Communications equipment lost 43% of its workforce. Semiconductors and electronic components lost 37% of its workforce. The workforce in computers and electronic products declined 30%. Electrical equipment and appliances lost 25% of its employees. The workforce in motor vehicles and parts declined 12%. Furniture and related products lost 17% of its jobs. Apparel manufacturers lost almost half of the work force. Employment in textile mills declined 43%. Paper and paper products lost one-fifth of its jobs. The work force in plastics and rubber products declined by 15%. Even …

Written By Fred on February 11th, 2006 @ 2:32 pm

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