As long as we allow able-bodied people to survive without working, we will never solve our economic and entitlements problems 2 Thessalonians 3:10: “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.”

Gotta give credit to my tweep! A Wisconsin factory just “hired” a bunch of robots. The company claims it couldn’t find good workers https://t.co/LkA13rVeCR @chicoharlan — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) August 6, 2017 And the article: Rise of the machines By Chico Harlan1 | @chicoharlan | August 5 at 6:00 PM The workers of the first …

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The lost decade

From The Washington Post’s Wonkblog: U.S. job growth surges in July By Ana Swanson | August 4 at 8:34 AM The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, according to government data released Friday morning, surpassing economists’ expectations and suggesting the economy continues to thrive after an extended streak of job gains in recent years. …

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Another coal company start-up The IPO thanks President Trump for the opportunity

From CNNMoney: Coal mining company mentions Trump 13 times in IPO filing by Matt Egan | @mattmegan5 | August 1, 2017: 6:23 AM ET Alpha Natural Resources filed for bankruptcy two years ago when the American coal industry went into free fall. Now a revamped version of the coal mining company is planning to go …

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Democrisy! Governor Tom Wolf (D-PA) attends the opening of a coal mine after criticizing President Trump’s withdrawal from Paris climate agreement Yet another reason Donald Trump is President

From Fox News: First New Coal Mine of Trump Era Opens in Pennsylvania June 10, 2017 | 1:09 PM EDT President Trump lauded the opening of the nation’s first new coal mine in recent memory. Corsa Coal Company will operate the mine in Somerset County, Pa. – outside of Pittsburgh. Corsa CEO George Dethlefsen said …

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The Fed says that “full employment . . . means every worker looking for a job can find one” Lies, damned lies, and statistics

From The Wall Street Journal: ‘Still a Question Mark’ Around Full Employment, Fed’s Brainard Says Too soon to declare victory on labor market’s recovery from recession despite recent improvements, Fed Governor Brainard says By David Harrison | Updated May 22, 2017 9:17 p.m. ET It is too soon to declare victory on the labor market’s …

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New manufacturing in the United States

From The Wall Street Journal: The Mill That Right-to-Work Built An entrepreneur is bringing manufacturing jobs back to Kentucky—without protectionism. By Allysia Finley | May 19, 2017 7:01 p.m. ET In April the CEO of Braidy Industries, Craig Bouchard, announced his company would build a $1.3 billion aluminum mill in Ashland, Ky., creating 550 jobs. …

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Finding jobs for America’s ‘forgotten people’

From CNNMoney: Trump’s tall task: Finding jobs for America’s ‘forgotten people’ by Heather Long | @byHeatherLong | May 3, 2017: 11:13 AM ET President Trump has had one consistent theme from the first day he entered the race for the White House: “Jobs, jobs, jobs.” He thinks a lot of Americans urgently need work. That’s …

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This is why Donald Trump is President: the economic isolation of the Federal Reserve

From CNNMoney: Fed official: U.S. economy finally back to normal by Heather Long | @byHeatherLong | March 29, 2017: 2:42 PM ET Congratulations, America. The economy is finally back to normal.That’s what John Williams, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, declared Wednesday. “The data have spoken, and the message is clear: …

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A good start: the President’s FY2018 budget blueprint

From CNN: Trump releases $1.1 trillion ‘hard power budget’ with cuts to State Dept, EPA By Dan Merica | Updated 7:29 AM ET, Thursday, March 16, 2017 (CNN)President Donald Trump released a $1.1 trillion budget outline Thursday that proposes a $54 billion increase in defense spending corresponding cuts to non-defense spending at the State Department, …

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The February unemployment figures

From The Wall Street Journal: In Office, Trump Changes His Tune on Job Growth Numbers He Once Denounced Democrat Party chief says ‘Thanks, Obama!’ By Daniel Nasaw | March 10, 2017 | 12:44 pm ET President Donald Trump and his allies on Friday cheered a report that the U.S. economy had created 235,000 jobs in …

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