Unemployment: BLS versus Reality [Reader Post]

Being a conservative, I’ll need a little help with this one. I’m hoping y’all Democrats/liberals/progressives out there can assist me with what is obviously “magic math.” If there were approximately 119,000 fewer people working in August than in July, then how did the “official” U-3 unemployment rate DROP from 8.3 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August? And how could the U-6 rate drop from 15 percent to 14.7 percent during the same period?

“Price – Quality – Delivery” and Reality [Reader Post]

Jim Yardley wrote a brilliant article on August 18, 2012, for “another” conservative web site. His article was entitled “You Can Pick Only Two.” His article was so good that I had to throw my 2¢ worth in. Jim did a great job explaining just how the “Price – Quality – Delivery” paradigm works in the real world.

Obama, Will You Please Define “Fair,” Then Stick To It? [Reader Post]

Obama, during the Democrat Party primary debate, said that he would raise capital gains rates — not because it would increase revenue, but because it was “fair.” During the debate, Obama said, “…I would look at raising the capital gains tax for purposes of fairness.” He continued, “…I also want to make sure is that our tax system is fair….”

The “problem” is that Obama did not define, precisely or otherwise, his definition of “fair.”

Can We Taxpayers Expect Anything From “Julia?” [Reader Post]

On Thursday, April 3, 2012, the Barack Obama re-election campaign released “The Life of Julia.” In it are 12 stages in the life of “Julia,” a fictional woman used to demonstrate how Obama’s policies would help her. Throughout the stages in her life, Julia is depicted as someone who benefits from the programs either created by or funded by Obama. The obvious message is that a vote for Obama will keep the largesse flowing for all, not just fictional Julia.

One very real problem with the “Julia” concept is that throughout the 12 stages nowhere is it mentioned that “Julia” ever gives back for any of the benefits she receives.

Obama Plays ‘The Politics Of Fear’ [Reader Post]

NO! It can’t be! President Barack Hussein Obama playing politics with Osama bin Laden’s death?

At the ABC News web site, “The Note,” Michael Falcone wrote, “But four years ago this April, the Obama campaign criticized Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for using Osama bin Laden in a political ad.” “The Obama campaign spokesman, Bill Burton, accused the Clinton team of playing ‘the politics of fear’ just like George W. Bush.” Can anyone say, “Hypocrisy?”