February 4, 2013

Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (020413)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

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  1. Blaming Robots:

    Obama must face the rise of the robots


    It’s never Obama’s fault…someone or something else is to blame.

    Comment by dscott — February 4, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

  2. Question of the Day – IF Obama has added supposedly 3 million jobs since he took office in 2009, then why are Food Stamp rolls still growing during the exact same time period? It’s like those jobs don’t pay enough to continue to qualify for Food Stamps.

    The Subsidy Addiction: Jobs Vs Foodstamps


    Comment by dscott — February 4, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

  3. Answer to the Question of the Day:

    Retail Workweek Hits 3-Year Low In ObamaCare Shift


    Remarkably, aggregate hours worked in the retail sector fell below their January 2012 level, even though industry payrolls are up 200,000 over that period.

    A similar trend showed up in leisure and hospitality: January payrolls rose by 23,000 even as aggregate hours dipped 0.3%.

    Meanwhile, the ranks of part-time workers due to business conditions or because they can’t find full-time work, trending lower in the past few years, rose by 212,000 to 7.8 million…

    …New Treasury Department guidelines released early last month give businesses until June 30 before their staffing levels begin to influence fines that may apply in 2014 when the ObamaCare exchanges launch…

    So in Obama’s infinite perversity, the ranks of the employed may indeed increase but on the whole the total man-hours will stay the same at best but most likely drop as the economy continues to shrink. This is known as wealth re-distribution.

    Comment by dscott — February 4, 2013 @ 4:40 pm

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