Tag Archives: jobs

Commencement

Dana Milbank reports that our first black, Pacific, gay, woman president elbowed aside a real woman (Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor of the NYT) to give the commencement address at Barnard. Meanwhile a NYT/CBS poll showed Romney ahead of Obama with women voters.

Etch A Sketch Candidate

A Romney aid said the campaign is like an Etch A Sketch – you can shake it up and start all over before the general election. Just like Romney Care. Or Bain Capital. Etch A Sketch stock has tripled since  both Gingrich and Santorum started waving the things around on TV last night.

 

 

 

Warm Huggies

Robert Samuelson calls Obama’s pipeline decision an act of insanity.

Guitar War

Maybe I pick on Obama too much but, sheeez.  After his NLRB shuts down a Boeing plant in South Carolina and the 5000 jobs that go with it, his Justice Department raids the Gibson Guitar company.  Gibson guitars are made in the USA. The frets are made of imported rosewood which may be illegal to harvest in India.  Under the Lacy Act of 1900 it would be illegal to violate another country’s law.  Except India isn’t complaining.  In fact if Gibson exported its manufacturing to India and imported the finished guitars here there would be no problem!

No New Net Jobs

The Labor Department kicked off the Labor Day weekend with a jobs report which came up 60,000 short of the forecast 60,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate remains at 9.1 percent.