Monday, December 26, 2011

Democrat Corruption List

Corruption . . . I’m sure there is enough to go around, but hey if the liberal Newspapers can have one sided slanted editorials, what the heck this is my page.

Congressional Democrats swept into power in 2006 after a steady drumbeat of attacks against Republicans for allowing a systemic “culture of corruption” to define their majority. It seems times have changed . . . for the worse.

Raymond Lederer (Democrat) U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania. Implicated in the Abscam sting – convicted of bribery and sentenced to three years in prison and fined $20,000.

Harrison Arlington Williams, Jr. (Democrat) U.S. Senator from New Jersey. Implicated in the Abscam sting. Allegedly accepted an 18% interest in a titanium mine. Convicted of nine counts of bribery, conspiracy, receiving an unlawful gratuity, conflict of interest, and interstate travel in aid of racketeering. Sentenced to three years in prison and fined $50,000.

Cornelius Edward Gallagher (Democrat) U.S. Representative New Jersey; Indicted on federal charges of income tax evasion, conspiracy, and perjury.

Frank Thompson, Jr. (Democrat) U.S. Representative from New Jersey. Implicated in the Abscam sting, convicted on bribery and conspiracy charges. Sentenced to three years in prison.

Michael Joseph Myers (Democrat) U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania. Implicated in the Abscam sting – convicted of bribery and conspiracy; sentenced to three years in prison and fined $20,000; expelled from the House of Representatives.

John Michael Murphy (Democrat) U.S. Representative from New York. Implicated in the Abscam sting. Convicted of conspiracy, conflict of interest, and accepting an illegal gratuity. Sentenced to three years in prison and fined $20,000.

John Wilson Jenrette, Jr (Democrat) U.S. Representative from South Carolina. Implicated in the Abscam sting. Convicted on bribery and conspiracy charges and sentenced to prison.

Sammy Rivera (Democrat) Mayor, Passaic NJ; indicted and arrested on charges of accepting bribes in exchange for agreeing to direct municipal contracts to an insurance broker.

Alfred E. Steele (Democrat) General Assembly, NJ; arrested by the FBI in a Federal corruption probe for accepted $14,000 in bribes to steer insurance brokers new business from Newark, Orange, Passaic and Paterson, where he allegedly boasted that he could secure the business as he "had five votes on the City Council.

Mims Hackett (Democrat) NJ Assembly and City of Orange NJ Mayor; arrested by the FBI in a Federal corruption probe The indictment alleged that Hackett accepted $5,000 in bribes for his efforts to steer insurance business from the City of Orange, with an additional $25,000 to be accepted if the firm received the insurance business it sought.

Marcellus Jackson (Democrat) Passaic City Councilman: received 25 month sentence, a fine of $15,000 and three years of supervised probation for taking cash bribes totaling around $26,000 while serving on the city council.

Angelo Errichetti (Democrat) New Jersey State Senator; sentenced to six years in prison and fined $40,000 for his involvement in Abscam.

Robert Torricelli (Democrat) withdrew from the 2002 NJ Senate race with less than 30 days before the election because of controversy over personal gifts he took from a major campaign donor and questions about campaign donations from 1996. Censured by the Senate Ethics Committee for his relationship with Korean-American businessman David Chang, a Korean-American businessman who had given Torricelli tens of thousands of dollars in gifts, cash and appliances. Chang served a federal prison sentence for making illegal campaign contributions to Torricelli’s 1996 campaign.

Wayne R. Bryant (Democrat) State Senate NJ; sentenced to four years in federal prison convicted of bribery and fraud. Indicted on corruption charges for his alleged involvement in funneling millions to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in exchange for a no-show job to boost his pension. In exchange, of steering state money to the school.

New Jersey Governor James McGreevey resigned his office and publically admitted his relationship with his crony/lover Golan Cipel who resigned from a $100,000/yr job created by McGreevey.

William Jefferson Clinton was barred from practicing law in his home state after being impeached. He was not tried as prescribed in the Constitution.

Sandy Berger (Democrat) National Security Advisor during the Clinton Administration became the focus of a criminal investigation; fined $50,000 for illegally removing highly classified terrorism documents and handwritten notes from the National Archives during preparations for the Sept. 11 commission hearings.

Hazel O’Leary (Democrat) Secretary of Energy during the Clinton Administration ; O’Leary took trips all over the world as Secretary with as many 50 staff members and at times rented a plane, which was used by Madonna during her concert tours.

Neil Goldschmidt (Democrat) Oregon governor, admitted to having an illegal sexual relationship with a 14-year-old teenager while he was serving as Mayor of Portland.

Barney Frank (Democrat) U.S. Representative admitted having paid a male prostitute, for sex and subsequently hiring him as his personal assistant, while he also used the congressman’s Washington apartment for prostitution.

Jerry Springer (Democrat) resigned from Cincinnati City Council in 1974 after admitting to paying a prostitute with a personal check, found in a police raid on a massage parlor.

Melvin Jay Reynolds (Democrat) U.S. Representative from Illinois convicted on sexual misconduct and obstruction of justice charges and sentenced to five years in prison.

Edward Kennedy (Democrat) U. S. Senator from Massachusetts. Who pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, after his car plunged off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island killing passenger Mary Jo Kopechne.

The DNC – The Federal Election Commission imposed $719,000 in fines against participants in the 1996 Democratic Party fundraising scandals involving contributions from China, Korea and other foreign sources. The Federal Election commission said it decided to drop cases against contributors of more than $3 million in illegal DNC contribution because the respondents left the country or the corporations were defunct.

Daniel David Rostenkowski ( Democrat ) U.S. Illinois Representative ; Indicted on 17 felony charges- pleaded guilty to two counts of misuse of public funds and sentenced to seventeen months in federal prison.

Charles Coles Diggs, Jr. (Democrat) U.S. Michigan Representative; convicted on eleven counts of mail fraud and filing false payroll forms- sentenced to three years in prison.

George Rogers (Democrat) Massachusetts State Senate; convicted of bribery in 1978, sentenced to two years in prison.

Don Siegelman (Democrat Governor Alabama) indicted in a bid-rigging scheme involving a maternity-care program. Accused along with his former chief of staff of helping Tuscaloosa physician Phillip Bobo rig bids. Accused of moving $550,000 from the state education budget to the State Fire College in Tuscaloosa so Bobo could use the money to pay off a competitor for a state contract for maternity care.

James C. Green (Democrat) North Carolina State House of Representatives. Acquitted of accepting a bribe from an undercover FBI agent, but then convicted of tax evasion.
Frederick Richmond (Democrat) U.S. Representative New York; Arrested in Washington, D.C., for soliciting sex from a minor and from an undercover police officer – pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. Pleaded guilty to tax evasion, marijuana possession, and improper payments to a federal employee.

Alcee Lamar Hastings (Democrat) U.S. Representative Florida; Impeached and removed from office as federal judge over bribery charges.

Marion Barry (Democrat) Mayor Washington, D.C.; convicted of cocaine possession after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine. Sentenced to six months in prison.

Mario Biaggi (Democrat) U.S. Representative New York; Indicted on federal charges that he had accepted bribes in return for influence on federal contracts. Convicted of obstructing justice and accepting illegal gratuities. Tried on federal racketeering charges and convicted on 15 felony counts.

Lee Alexander (Democrat) Mayor of Syracuse, N.Y; indicted over a $1.5 million kickback scandal. Pleaded guilty to racketeering and tax evasion charges. Served six years in prison.

Mary Rose Oakar (Democrat) U.S. Representative from Ohio; Pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges of funneling $16,000 through fake donors.
David Giles (Democrat) candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington. Convicted of child rape.

Gary Siplin (Democrat) Florida State Senator; found guilty of third-degree grand theft of $5,000 or more, a felony, and using services of employees for his candidacy.

Edward Mezvinsky (Democrat) U.S. Representative Iowa; Indicted on 56 federal fraud charges.

Lena Swanson (Democrat) Washington State Senate.; Pleaded guilty to charges of soliciting unlawful payments from veterans and former prisoners of war.

Abraham J. Hirschfeld (Democrat) NY candidate in Democratic primary for U.S. Senator Offered Paula Jones $1 million to drop her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton. Convicted in 2000 of trying to hire a hit man to kill his business partner.

Henry Cisneros (Democrat) U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of lying to the FBI.

James A. Traficant Jr. (Democrat) House of Representatives Ohio. Expelled from Congress after being convicted of corruption charges. Sentenced today to eight years in prison for accepting bribes and kickbacks.

John Doug Hays (Democrat) Kentucky State Senate: Found guilty of mail fraud for submitting false campaign reports stemming from an unsuccessful run for judge. Six months in prison followed by six months of home confinement and three years of probation.

Henry J. Cianfrani (Democrat) Pennsylvania State Senate; Convicted on federal charges of racketeering and mail fraud for padding his Senate payroll. Sentenced to five years in federal prison.

David Hall (Democrat) Governor of Oklahoma; Indicted on extortion and conspiracy charges. Convicted and sentenced to three years in prison.

John A. Celona (Democrat) Rhode Island state senator; charged with the three counts of mail fraud. For defrauding the state and collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars from CVS Corp. and others while serving in the legislature. Celona agreed to plead guilty to taking money from the CVS pharmacy chain and other companies that had interest in legislation. Received five years in federal prison on each of the three counts and a $250,000 fine.

Allan Turner Howe (Democrat) U.S. Representative Utah; Arrested for soliciting a policewoman posing as a prostitute.

Jerry Cosentino (Democrat) Illinois State Treasurer; Pleaded guilty to bank fraud – fined $5,000 and sentenced to nine months home confinement.

Joseph Waggonner Jr. (Democrat) U.S. Representative Louisiana; Arrested in Washington, D.C. for soliciting a policewoman posing as a prostitute

Albert G. Bustamante (Democrat) U.S. Representative Texas; Convicted on racketeering and bribery charges and sentenced to prison.

Lawrence Jack Smith (Democrat) U.S. Representative from Florida. Sentenced to three months in federal prison for tax evasion.

David Lee Walters (Democrat) Governor of Oklahoma; Pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor election law violation.

James Guy Tucker, Jr. (Democrat) Arkansas Governor; Resigned after conviction on federal fraud charges as part of the Whitewater investigation.

Walter Rayford Tucker (Democrat) Compton, California Mayor and U.S. Representative California; Sentenced to 27 months in prison for extortion and tax evasion.

William McCuen (Democrat) Secretary of State Arkansas; Admitted accepting kickbacks from two supporters he gave jobs, and not paying taxes on the money. Admitted to conspiring with a political consultant to split $53,560 embezzled from the state in a sham transaction. He was indicted on corruption charges. Pleaded guilty to felony counts tax evasion and accepting a kickback. Sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Walter Fauntroy (Democrat) Delegate to U.S. Congress District of Columbia; Charged in federal court with making false statements on financial disclosure forms. Pleaded guilty to one felony count and sentenced to probation.

Carroll Hubbard, Jr. (Democrat) Kentucky State Senate and U.S. Representative from Kentucky; pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the Federal Elections Commission and to theft of government property; served two years in prison. Involved in the "Rubbergate" House banking scandal.

Joseph Kolter (Democrat) State House of Representatives and U.S. Representative Pennsylvania; Indicted by a Federal grand jury on five felony charges of embezzlement at the U.S. House post office. Pleaded guilty.

Nicholas Mavroules (Democrat) U.S. Representative Massachusetts; Pleaded guilty to charges of tax fraud and accepting gratuities while in office.

Carl Christopher Perkins (Democrat) State House of Representatives and U.S. Representative Kentucky ; Pleaded guilty to bank fraud in connection with the House banking scandal. Perkins wrote overdrafts totaling about $300,000. Pleaded guilty to charges of filing false statements with the Federal Election Commission and false financial disclosure reports. Sentenced to 21 months in prison.

Richard Hanna (Democrat) U.S. Representative California; Received payments of about $200,000 from a Korean businessman in what became known as the “Koreagate” influence buying scandal. Pleaded guilty and sentenced to federal prison.

Daniel Baugh Brewster (Democrat) U.S. Senator Maryland; Indicted on charges of accepting illegal gratuity while in Senate.

Thomas Joseph Dodd (Democrat) U.S. Senator Connecticut; Censured by the Senate for financial improprieties, having diverted $116,000 in campaign and testimonial funds to his own use.

Edward Fretwell Prichard, Jr. (Democrat) Delegate to Democratic National Convention Kentucky; Convicted of vote fraud in federal court in connection with ballot-box stuffing. Served five months in prison.

Guy Hamilton Jones, Sr. (Democrat) State Senate Arkansas; Convicted on federal tax charges and expelled from the Senate.

Otto Kerner, Jr (Democrat) Governor Illinois; while serving as Governor, he and another official made a gain of over $300,000 in a stock deal. Convicted on 17 counts of bribery, conspiracy, perjury, and related charges. Sentenced to three years in federal prison and fined $50,000.

George Crockett, Jr. (Democrat) U.S. Representative Michigan; Served four months in federal prison for contempt of court following his defense of a Communist leader on trial for advocating the overthrow of the government.

Mark B. Jimenez (Democrat fundraiser); sentenced to 27 months in prison on charges of tax evasion and conspiracy to defraud the United States and commit election financing offenses.

Bobby Lee Rush (Democrat) U.S. Representative Illinois; As a Black Panther, spent six months in prison on a weapons charge.

Bolley ”Bo” Johnson (Democrat); Former Florida House Speaker – received a two-year term for tax evasion.

Roger L. Green (Democrat) Brooklyn Assemblyman; Pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for accepting travel reimbursement for trips he did not pay for and was sentenced to fines and probation.

Gloria Davis (Democrat) Bronx assemblywoman; Pleaded guilty to second-degree bribe-taking.

Rod Blagojevich (Democrat) Illinois Governor; corruption, sentenced to 14 years in Federal prison for trying to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat to the highest bidder.

Tony Rezko (Democrat) political fundraiser raised money for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich and some cash for President Barack Obama; convicted on corruption charge, for extorting millions of dollars from firms seeking state business or regulatory approval.

Charles Powell Jr (Democratic Party chairman) East St. Louis, Ill; secretly recorded audiotapes Powell was heard talking about paying $5 per vote to get key Democrats elected. Convicted of scheming to buy votes with cash, cigarettes and liquor.

Clarence Norman Jr. (Democrat) leader of one of the largest Democratic Party organizations in the nation, found guilty of soliciting illegal campaign contributions. Convicted of extorting money from judicial candidates in exchange for party support. Found guilty of violating New York's election law and falsifying business records.

Joe Spicuzzo (Democrat) Middlesex County NJ Sheriff and Democrat Party Chairman; bribery and official misconduct. State prosecutors have offered a plea deal of seven years in prison, requiring at least two years before eligible for parole. He would also forfeit his pension, of $58,000 annually.

Sheila A. Dixon (Democrat) Baltimore Mayor; charged  with 12 counts of felony theft, perjury, fraud and misconduct in office. Accused of using $3,400 in gift cards, some donated to her office for distribution to "needy families," to purchase Best Buy electronics and other items for herself and her staff, and recipient of $15,348 in gifts allegedly received from her former boyfriend, prominent city developer Ronald H. Lipscomb, while she was City Council president. If convicted on all charges, the she could be sentenced to 85 years in prison.

Charles Rangel (Democrat) US Representative NY; guilty of 11 of 13 counts of violating House ethics rules, and on December 2, the full House approved a sanction of censure against Rangel.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Rossmoor NJ - Mold Ignored in Senior Communities

Environmental issues can turn a senior’s remaining years, meant to be a time of peace and relax, into a distressing struggle with ongoing illness. With increasing numbers of retired Americans, the risk of this air hazard in senior communities is especially important. 

Individuals with many preexisting health issues, like seniors, need to be aware of the reactions mold spores can trigger. The presence of mold can lead to numerous health impacts on senior residents, including increased allergies, asthma difficulties and even cancer. Because mold spores continually travel throughout the indoor and outdoor air, if a facility has improper ventilation or indoor water leaks, these mold spores can land on these damp spots and reproduce. Furthermore, mold can grow on wood, paper, carpet or even foods. Also, no convenient way exists to rid a home of this threat.

Because of weakened immune systems and an inability to recover quickly, seniors remain at a heightened risk for suffering greatly from mold, making it vital to ensure a senior’s health, happiness and sense of independence.

Small recurring or continuous leaks that are hidden in walls, ceilings or floors present a challenge since mold growth could be extensive before it is detected. Mold can damage or destroy building materials such as the wood or gypsum board in homes.

After selling their beautiful home in Tennessee, my folks moved into Rossmoor retirement Community two years ago to be closer to their kids and remaining family.

They had purchased a home with an enclosed porch. After moving in and noticing a stain on the tile after it rained due to a water leak they called the Association about repairing it.

My folks were told that only the original residence of the ‘Association” was their responsibility and the Mutual was not responsible for any additions.

My folks then hired a roofing contractor to fix and seal the roof. It still leaked and the roofer said it was not the roof; water must be coming from somewhere else. My folks again called the ‘Association Director.’

The Association sent one of their Mutual’s ‘listed contractors’ come and look at it. After looking at it, they were told that it would cost $3200.

The contractor said that the building next door was the cause of the leak. He wanted $1600 to redo the porch roof, and told my folks to pay $1600 to the Association for the repair of the siding. They told my folks, it was because of the porch addition was the reason the siding from the residence next door that caused the leak. The porch is only a 10 x 12; $3200 is a lot of money for a roof that did not need any replacement. My folks did not live there when the porch was added on.

After two years of a leaking every time it rained, nothing was resolved. Being they were told it was their responsibility, my folks finally hired another reputable contractor who repaired the siding of the attached residence that was causing the problem. In repairing the siding they noticed the wood under it was soggy, wet, and rotted. I climbed up into my folk’s attic and was able to push the wood in and out with my finger, as it was so saturated. He mentioned that the wood behind the siding must have been leaking long before the porch addition was added due to the extent of water damage. The contractor repaired the siding and for the last two rains it has not leaked, so it was not the porch roof that was the problem.

The repair was done at a cost considerably lower than the $3200, and my folks submitted the bill to the ‘Association’ to be reimbursed for the repair which was not unreasonable compared to the fee of the Mutual's contractor.

The ‘Association’ said they would sue my folks for touching their property, even though the wood is still rotted underneath, the leak was fixed.

Also, the first ceiling tile I replaced, after I tarred and sealed the roof when they first moved in, had mold on it.

When my dad mentioned the mold, the Association director says she has mold in her closet, she gets it on her shoes and purse, and to just brush it off, it’s no big deal.

My folks are pushing 90, and they should not have to deal with this at this point in their life, all they did was purchase a home and expect that in be in livable condition, or at least have  a pre-existing conditon fixed without the threat of being fined for correcting an ignored problem.

It was at this point that I found out when calling the State Advocate, “Helga”, regarding mold, they said they cannot do anything about mold in the retirement communities because they govern themselves and all retirement communities are the same! If it was a private home and not part of the Association they could do something about it.

Calling Monroe Township Representatives the response wasn’t any better. Monroe Township officials echoed the same sentiments. If you have mold and live in a retirement community, the Association’s laws supersedes the state and local laws on mold.

Basically, anyone who has mold that belongs to a Mutual in any particular Association can mask the problem and sell it to another unsuspecting buyer. By going ahead and taking action to resolve the issue after continued inaction of the ‘Association’, seniors are then told they will be sued.

Whether it is a private residence or a retirement community, mold is a serious health issue. If this were a private residence or business establishment, they would be shut down or told to evacuate the building until the environmental remediation process was completed.

At minimum, either a local or state agency should be able to investigate to see if a potential problem exists. I would like to see our state legislators take action on this issue. How an adult community can sweep a health hazard under the rug even though it affects the health of its residents, wipe their hands clean of any responsibility, and evade state or local jurisdiction, is beyond me.

After several dizzy spells and a waking up with a non-stop nosebleed my Dad was recently discharged from the hospital.  Coincidence?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Assemblyman John Wisniewski is disingenuous in his remarks about NJ Governor

NJ Assemblyman John Wisniewski is somewhat disingenuous in stating “Gov. Christie was governor for the highest property tax increase in four years last year, all while he twice protected tax breaks for millionaires. In protecting tax cuts for the wealthy, the governor and legislative Republicans denied vital property tax relief for the middle-class homeowners and seniors struggling to keep their homes. New York’s elected officials have come together to do the right thing, and New Jersey Republicans should follow their lead.”

It took the election of a Republican governor to wake up the Democrats?

Years of a Democrat controlled state under James McGreevey and Jon Corzine, a failed “asset monetization” plan, 115 tax increases, an increase in the sales tax, gave us a combined state/local property taxes of $2,372.43 per capita. New Jersey’s combined per capita collections give us the dubious honor of being the highest in the nation. If they were doing such a great job before Christie, there would still be a Democrat governor in Trenton.

New Jersey taxpayers receive less federal funding per dollar of federal taxes paid than any other state. Per dollar of federal tax paid in 2005, New Jersey citizens received approximately $0.61 in the way of federal spending, a decline from 1995 when New Jersey received $0.68 per dollar of taxes in federal spending (second lowest). What have the Democrat’s done in all those years to see that we receive our fair share?

Assemblyman Wisniewski and the Democrat legislation was MIA during all that time and are just now worried about tax relief for struggling middle-class homeowners and seniors?

They now have the gall to talk about partisan politics.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Has the Obama Job Market Really Improved?

Before President Obama and the Democrats get too smug about the new unemployment rate it is important to recognize how the numbers lie.

The actual unemployment rate in the United States is in excess of 22%, that’s one in five Americans who are without meaningful labor.

Having added a net of 120,000 new jobs with 315,000 job-seekers falling off the radar and stopped looking for work in November is not a stellar record to go around thumping your upper torso.

In actuality we lost ground and the 8.6% unemployment rate that will be highly touted by the Administration and Congressional Democrats is a fallacy. Going from to 8.6% from 9%, is a gift that looks nice under the tree but is a little disappointing when the wrapping comes off.

It would take about 150,000 new jobs a month just to keep up with population growth, and it is mathematically impossible for the 120,000 created this month to have reduced the U.S. unemployment rate, let alone generate one of the largest one-month declines in history.

What the lower rate really means is that 315,000 people left the workforce, which outnumbered the 278,000 who actually found work.

In a healthy labor market, the number of people working and the labor force would be growing respectively.

Considering this is the Holiday season, it’s a little too early to celebrate as many of these jobs created are only part time positions are seasonal related and will disappear after the first of the year. The word is temporary.

More than 13 million Americans are officially counted as unemployed. Workers who dropped out of the labor market aren’t counted as part of the unemployed because they no longer collect benefits, and therefore are no longer part of the labor force. About one-third, or approximately 3 million, of those who lost their jobs during the recession have recovered or are on their way to recovery.

Only 7 percent of those who lost their jobs were able to find another job that allowed them to maintain the financial situation and lifestyle they had before becoming unemployed. 

In the second quarter of 2011, unemployment claims in Middlesex County, NJ alone, were 35,761. Included in those numbers were 7,000 searching for work that have a bachelor’s degree or higher, and were part of those 35,761 claims. Out of that total 6,632 residents of Middlesex County exhausted all of their unemployment insurance.

The economy will continue to grow at the same pace through the rest of 2011 and all of 2012, indicating that a sustained recovery still hasn’t started, more than two years after the end of the Great Recession.

Even with a job market rebound, the non-recovery recovery continues as those who recently found work will hang on to their money, buying only essentials needed. On the flip side, those of us fortunate enough to have work or not been out of work, last month was a pretty good month.

In 2003 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized job creation as “Far From Enough.” “The slight increase in jobs last month is wonderful news for 57,000 Americans. But the 2.1 million Americans who have been actively looking for work for more than two years … know that it is far from enough.”

In 2004, Sen. Dick Durbin claimed Bush “Created a Climate … Where the Number of Jobs Is Not Growing.” Stating “This President has created a climate in this country where the number of jobs is not growing. It did not have to be that way.”

In 2005, Pelosi called job creation numbers “Anemic.” “Today’s anemic jobs numbers confirm that President Bush has still failed to create a single new private-sector job since he became President.”

And again in 2006, Pelosi claimed Bush policies “favored the privileged few at the expense of America’s working families, claiming “Democrats will restore the Economic Security of America’s working families.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 5.7 million jobs had been created under Bush.

While in 2008 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claimed Bush had a “shameful history of losing American jobs.”

In February 2009, Obama pledged that his Stimulus Plan would create 3.5 million jobs by the end of 2010. ‘We have begun the essential work of keeping the American dream alive in our time.’

At the end of 2010, 2.8 million jobs were lost, since Obama signed his $787 billion 'Stimulus',. after saying it would create 3.5 million jobs.

Obama had said in 2008, “The Yardstick should be … Am I Creating These Jobs?”

As Pelosi's spewed her tirade of “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs … We will measure our success in that way; and hopefully the American people will, too, in the next election.”

Democrats needed to create 6.3 million jobs in 2010 to meet their own standards.

It is now 2011, the jobs climate is not any better and the outlook does not look any brighter.

Improvement in the economy the job market won’t happen until consumer confidence begins to build. As long as the threat of tax increases with excessive regulations continue being put forward by this administration there will be a hindrance to real growth.
Things may look good on the surface, especially when government cheerleaders push the ‘hope and change’ optimism to unsuspecting kool-aiders around the country. In reality, not much has changed. The unemployment numbers remain abysmal and our economy is teetering on the threshold of a complete collapse.

The Titanic is sinking and the BLS plays on, hoping we won’t notice our socks are getting wet.