August 12, 2018

Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (081218)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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  1. The disinformation campaign continues:

    Workers Are Scarce, So Why Are Some Wages Going Down?

    https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2018/08/workers-scarce-wages-going/

    “Inflation has been climbing and wage growth, meanwhile, has been flat as a pancake,” said Laura Rosner, senior economist at MacroPolicy Perspectives LLC in New York. “In a very tight labor market you would expect that workers would negotiate their wages to at least keep up with the cost of living, and the picture tells you that they’re not.”

    I smell desperation from liberals, grasping at straws to be negative in any way. So first it’s wages are rising to fast that would cause inflation and now wages aren’t rising enough to keep up with inflation.

    Comment by dscott — August 12, 2018 @ 9:06 am

  2. Now to really make liberal Democrats mad:

    Trump Touts Efforts to Create Jobs for Ex-Cons

    https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-arter/trump-touts-efforts-create-jobs-ex-cons

    The U.S. economy is booming, so much so that former inmates who were previously overlooked are able to find jobs, President Donald Trump said Thursday during a prison reform roundtable in Bedminster, N.J.

    Comment by dscott — August 12, 2018 @ 9:11 am

  3. Continuing downward trajectory in SNAP rolls:

    https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/pd/34SNAPmonthly.pdf

    Year Persons Households

    Jan 2017 42,698,301 21,125,070

    May 2018 39,329,356 19,642,856
    ——————————
    Diff TD -3,368,945 -1,482,214

    To point a really sharp point on the numbers you liberals always seem to ignore:

    1,482,214 adults and (3,368,945-1,482,214)
    1,886,731 children to date are no longer poverty stricken because of and since Trump took office. Are you sullen because Trump did what you wouldn’t do because having lots of poverty stricken people supports your narrative of socialism?? Got to break some eggs to make the omelette, right liberals?

    Comment by dscott — August 12, 2018 @ 9:29 am

  4. Problem is that the employers know about the people on the sidelines and of course illegal immigrants, both of which influence the supply side of the equation. Workers in many industries know, despite 4 percent unemployment, that they can relatively easily be replaced. Hence they don’t push for more money.

    Comment by Tom — August 12, 2018 @ 9:35 am

  5. Nice that food stampe rolls are declining, but they’ve only pulled back by about 20 percent of the Obama-era buildup. “Faster please” applies.

    Comment by Tom — August 12, 2018 @ 9:36 am

  6. A decidedly sarcastic Open Letter to @YouTube

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/08/10/a-decidedly-sarcastic-open-letter-to-youtube/

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    Now an alternative to Youtube from a poster of that article:

    Scottish Sceptic
    I welcome You Tube and Google making their biased public – because this will only hasten the development of unbiased alternatives.

    For example: https://www.real.video/channel/infowarsnetwork

    I think Infowars oversells stuff, but that is their right to an opinion.

    Drop Youtube and go to: https://www.real.video/

    Comment by dscott — August 12, 2018 @ 9:56 am

  7. My journey started when was encouraged to Divorce #WalkAway

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG6JqmdIubA

    Confirms our worst fears of how the welfare programs are administered. We need a wholesale purge of federal and state employees running these programs.

    Comment by dscott — August 12, 2018 @ 10:10 am

  8. One side-effect of approaching genuine full employment.

    Comment by Tom — August 13, 2018 @ 7:04 am

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