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Statistics and figures are not the Democrats’ friends. While they push to extend unemployment benefits yet again to the long-term unemployed, they fail to grasp that it is their own policies that are keeping these people unemployed. From the almost trillion dollar shovel-ready job stimulus that was thrust upon this country by Democrats ( including New Hampshire’s own Senator Shaheen and Representative Carol Shea-Porter) that failed to being insane enough to believe unemployment benefits create jobs, Democrats have failed on every level to produce (If unemployment benefits actually created jobs, our economy would be booming because we’ve had such long term unemployment). There are millions of people who are unemployed, under-employed, jumped ship to disability insurance or are just not working at all because they have given up and it’s thanks to Democrat policies that are killing jobs and hurting the economy.

Some facts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • The Labor Force Participation Rate is only 63% – Down from 65.7% when President Obama took office In 2009. (BLS Website, www.data.bls.gov, Accessed 1/6/14)
  • There are 762,000 Discouraged Workers in the U.S. who, despite wanting a job, are not currently looking for work because they believe no jobs are available for them. (BLS Website, www.data.bls.gov, Accessed 1/6/14)
  • There were 734,000 Discouraged Workers when Obama took office in January 2009. (BLS Website, www.data.bls.gov, Accessed 1/6/14)
  • There Are 7.7 Million Americans who are currently working part-time only because they cannot find full-time employment. (BLS Website, www.data.bls.gov, Accessed 1/5/14)
  • 27% of Unemployed Americans who have been unemployed for a year or more – Up From 11% when Obama took office in 2009. (BLS, www.data.bls.gov, Accessed 1/5/14)
  • The “Real” Unemployment Rate, including those who have given up looking for work or are involuntarily working part-time is 11% in New Hampshire alone! (BLS, www.data.bls.gov, Accessed 1/5/14)
  • The Real Unemployment Rate in New Hampshire Was 8.7% when Shaheen took office in 2009. (BLS, www.data.bls.gov, Accessed 1/5/14)

Obama, Senator Shaheen and Carol Shea-Porter claim they care about workers, jobs and the economy yet it is policies they have put into place that have continued the long cycle of unemployment across the U.S. and in New Hampshire. Today they are pushing to extend unemployment benefits to the tune of $26 billion. Rather than address the issues that cause long-term unemployment, they continue to create it. Democrats have had 6 years to turn the economy around and they haven’t. Neither Obama, Shaheen nor Shea-Porter will ever admit failure but the unemployment signs in this country have certainly proven exactly that.

Originally posted here: http://www.examiner.com/article/democrats-are-the-reason-for-the-long-term-unemployment

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Democrats’ Medicaid Expansion plan – stick taxpayers with $18 Million bill

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The House released the Medicaid Expansion bill HB544 yesterday that they are desperately pushing to pass as soon as possible this year. The expansion is 100% fully funded for the first 3 years by federal funds (via Obamacare) then in phases down to only being 90% funded by 2020. That leaves New Hampshire residents/taxpayers with a hefty $18,250,000 or more added to the annual budget. What have the Democrats come up with to pay for this huge difference? Not a thing. The plan is to ‘terminate’ the program when this funding is no longer 100%. Name one Democrat who has ever terminated a government handout program? As a matter of fact, no Republicans probably have either.

The state legislature is doing nothing but pushing a future tax increase onto the people of New Hampshire but not being honest and telling them that. How can they possibly believe passing Medicaid Expansion without a solid plan to pay for it is a good idea? On top of it Speaker of the House Terri Norellli (D-Portsmouth) has decided not to hold any public hearings on this bill. It’s reminiscent of the way National Democrats like Senator Shaheen and Representative Shea-Porter voted for Obamacare with not one Republican vote and despite the majority of their constituents wanting them to vote ‘NAY’.

House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) shot back at Norelli in a release:

House Democrats have again chosen to ram this significant policy change through with little or no debate. This is one of, if not the largest expansion of a government entitlement program the New Hampshire legislature has ever faced. Attaching such an expansive piece of legislation to an unrelated bill is not the right way to approach any issue, much less something of this scale. On Wednesday, the House will be asked to vote on an amendment we haven’t even seen or been able to review. There will be no public hearing or opportunity for public input. It’s unfair to our Representatives and to our constituents. This is not how we should do things in New Hampshire.

Every Granite Stater should be aware of this massive increase to future budgets. Not one legislator should vote for the Medicaid Expansion until they tell taxpayers exactly how they will be expected to pay for it – will it be a sales tax; income tax; increased property taxes; increased fees? Constituents deserve to know the full implications of huge government programs their representatives want to put into place.

Originally Posted Here: http://www.examiner.com/article/democrats-medicaid-expansion-plan-stick-taxpayers-with-18-million-bill


New Romney campaign ad highlights ‘The Obama Plan’

“Five reasons we can’t afford four more years of Barack Obama is the last line in the latest Romney campaign ad released today. Since Obama hasn’t bothered to actually lay out his plans for the next four years, Americans can only assume he’ll continue with the same failed policies of the last four years. The Romney campaign apparently feels the same way and has created a new ad called ‘The Obama Plan’. The ad has sound bites that show just some of what is going to happen over the next four years if Obama is re-elected along with the sources of the information. The campaign had a press release on October 18 that highlighted the same information with links to the sources.

From the press release:

5 Reasons we Can't Afford 4 More Years of Barack Obama
Video: ObamaPlan

President Obama may not want to talk about his second-term agenda, but he’s already laid out his plans for the next four years. The President has promised trillions of dollars in new debt, higher taxes on middle-class families, and devastating cuts to Medicare that will impact today’s seniors. Americans simply can’t afford four more years like the last four years. As president, Mitt Romney will deliver a real recovery by reforming our outdated tax code, creating 12 million new jobs, and strengthening Medicare for the next generation. – Andrea Saul, Romney Campaign Spokesperson

It’s interesting that the Obama campaign is always asking Romney and Ryan for more details about their plan when neither Obama nor Biden has actually explained what their own plan is for the next four years. If Obama’s plan is to continue his current policies, the country will be driven right over the fiscal cliff. What has ‘Obama’s Plan’ done over the last four years?

The above are direct results of Obama’s policies. Yes Obama ‘inherited’ a mess but what he did was create more of a mess. The Romney campaign ad is correct that we can’t afford four more years of Obama. More Americans seem to be paying attention in the final weeks of the presidential campaign season. More campaign ads will come out. There will be more 30-second sound bites. Will Americans actually pay attention and verify what they are being told for a change? If so, Obama is doomed.

Originally published at Exaimer.com: http://www.examiner.com/article/new-romney-campaign-ad-highlights-the-obama-plan


Maggie Hassan isn’t happy over another ad about her record of raising taxes

The RGA (Republican Governor’s Association) has put out a new ad that hits Maggie where it hurts, taxes. Hassan lives in the Principal’s home at Phillips Exeter Academy because her husband is thePrincipal. That’s all well and good except she doesn’t have to pay property taxes on that home. The ad claims that while Hassan raised taxes throughout her stint as a New Hampshire state legislator, she didn’t feel the same pain as others who actually pay property taxes. Hassan is claiming the ad is misleading and a personal attack as reported by Ben Leubsdorf in the Concord Monitor yesterday.

Taxes are a personal matter. Everyone gets hit with them in some shape or form andMaggie Hassan loves to raise them. Taxes affect the poor, working and middle classes the most. This fact doesn’t seem to bother Hassan because it really doesn’t affect her as much as the ‘little guy’ since she pays no property tax and is part of the top ‘1%’. Hassan has a very long track record of raising taxes on New Hampshire families. It’s part of her voting record. Hassan raised taxes and fees many times as a legislator. It’s simply a fact.

While the RGA ad does not explain why Hassan does not pay property taxes, the ad is factual by saying she doesn’t and by saying she raised them. The ad is factual by saying raising taxes doesn’t affect Hassan or her family as much as it does everyone else because she doesn’t have to pay those property taxes like everyone else (even renters pay this in the form of rent because property owners work this into the price of the rent). So Hassan can whine that this ad is misleading but it’s not. Hassan can whine that it’s a personal attack but it’s not. What is a personal attack isthe fact that Hassan will raise taxes. That affects everyone in New Hampshire but it affects those who can least afford it the most.

Originally posted at Examiner.com: http://www.examiner.com/article/maggie-hassan-isn-t-happy-over-another-ad-about-her-record-of-raising-taxes


NH Democrats think women are helpless twits who need a nanny

It was bad enough Democrats paid for a fake ‘war on women’ rally a few months ago but now they are pushing their lies even further and treating women like they are completely stupid. In a column on October 15th, New Hampshire attorney and National Democratic Committee member Kathy Sullivan not only lied about issues but she actually makes women out to be helpless little sheep who need big strong ‘daddy’ government to take care of them. She also doesn’t seem to understand how insurance companies work or that Obamacare is indeed taking women’s health care decisions out of their control and putting it in the control of government. From the column:

The entire top of the ticket on the Republican side of the ballot would affect the ability of women to make their own medical decisions by allowing employers to remove contraceptive coverage from health insurance plans on religious grounds.

Apparently she doesn’t realize that even the far left Democrat Teddy Kennedy agreed that religious institutions shouldn’t be forced to provide something that is against their religion. Bill Clinton’s health care bill also included religious protections. It’s called ‘Freedom of Religion’ and one of the reasons this country was founded. Apparently Sullivan doesn’t believe in Constitutional rights.

In addition, gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne wants to defund Planned Parenthood. Mitt Romney has said he wants to get rid of Planned Parenthood. Defunding Planned Parenthood would make it more difficult for low-income women to access contraception, and also remove a source of preventive care for services such as cancer screenings.

Planned Parenthood doesn’t need the money. They make millions of dollars every year from insurance companies and through abortion services they provide. Planned Parenthood has almost$1 billion in assets alone with over $737 million in revenue. Romney simply wants to stop funding programs that don’t need the money as do the majority of Americans. There are many other clinics available to women that provide low-income women the same services other than abortion. Sullivan clearly thinks women are too stupid to know this. Why she wants to continue funding a program that victimizes young girls is reprehensible. For a party that is supposed to be ‘for women’, they certainly don’t show that with their support of Planned Parenthood. Of course, the lie about providing breast cancer screenings is just that, a lie.

Access to birth control benefits taxpayers and reduces abortions. According to an article by Reuters, unintended pregnancies lead to one million births each year, at a cost to taxpayers of $11 billion. In other words, not only are Guinta, Bass, Lamontagne and Romney promoting policies that allow employers to interfere with the right of the individual to make her own religious and moral decisions, they also are imposing an economic burden on taxpayers.

Interesting that Sullivan talks about women making their own decisions yet she is whining about how they need the government to make decisions for them. Employers have been choosing health coverage for years and still did up until Obamacare. Now employers are forced to purchase plans for which both they and their employees pay a much higher price. Government is making health care decisions for women. Remember when Obama’s Administration said that women under 50 didn’t need mammograms every year? Insurance companies and doctors told them to piss off. Women’s lives are saved thanks to mammograms yet Sullivan’s beloved Obama Administration is making health care decisions that will kill them.

Sullivan goes on to whine in the article that women need access to birth control and lies that Republicans want to stop access to it. Funny thing, women have access to birth control 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at most major stores and even small convenience stores across New Hampshire and the country. Women even have that silly option of not having sex if they don’t want to get pregnant. To Democrats, women seem to be little sheep incapable of taking care of themselves or actually making responsible decisions. While Sullivan talks about women making their own decisions, she’s pushing for government to make decisions for them, rather than discuss how much Obama’s economic policies have failed women.

How bad have Obama’s policies hurt women?

If more women had jobs, as they will under Romney, they’d be able to afford the birth control that Sullivan and Democrats feel is so much more important than the economy.

Women should be angry that Democrats believe they are so completely ignorant and helpless that they cannot be held personally responsible for their own sexual reproduction. Women should be angry that Democrats are pushing birth control as the most important issue when the economy is crumbling and it is affecting women the most. Democrats should be ashamed of themselves that they treat women so disrespectfully. Women have worked for years to become independent and have earned equality. Democrats seek to destroy those gains by telling women they need to be dependent on the government. Democrats seek to hurt women’s equality by putting legislation into place like the Paycheck Fairness Act that would kill even more jobs for women. Women are not incapable little twits who need a Nanny (Maggie Hassan, Carol Shea-Porter or Anne Kuster) to make their decisions. It is 2012, women have ‘come a long way baby’ despite the efforts of Democrats to destroy their economic freedom with Obama’s failed economy.

Originally posted here:  http://www.examiner.com/article/nh-democrats-think-women-are-helpless-twits-who-need-a-nanny


Kennedy will never understand working or middle class struggles

In another debate held yesterday for theMassachusetts Congressional District 4 seat,Sean Bielat (Republican) and Joe Kennedy III(Democrat) met to discuss the issues. The debate was only an hour but it was crystal clear at the end the differences between the candidates. Kennedy believes that government is the solution and Bielat believes that people are the solution. Kennedy will raise taxes and grow government while Bielat will shrink government and keep taxes low. Those are pretty typical of Democrat vs. Republican issues. Democrats have a history of growing government and raising taxes while Republicans have a history (well normally) of keeping government small and taxes low.

What really struck a chord was when one of the panel members brought up the stark difference between Kennedy and Bielat when it comes to their financial disclosures. Kennedy is a multi-millionaire while Bielat has a mountain of student loan debt. It’s nice that Kennedy’s family left him millions of dollars; most families would love to have the privilege of doing that. It’s great that both Bielat and his wife have furthered their education to further the well-being of themselves and their family; many people continue their education even with the astronomical costs of higher education these days.

Kennedy’s resume is extremely short. He has only ever held a ‘real job’ for 2.5 years and that was in the public sector. He’s never worked one day in the private sector. Kennedy touts his stint in the Peace Corps in a foreign country but why didn’t he join an organization in the United States and help Americans? Kennedy has never worried a day in his life how he will pay the rent, the mortgage, the oil bill or if he’ll have enough money to put food on the table. Kennedy has never had to choose between paying the electric bill and paying the car payment. As much as he likes to pretend he is ‘for the working man’, he has no clue the struggles of any working men or women.

Bielat is part of the middle class. Not only is he a Marine Reservist fighting for the United States but he wants to continue fighting for Americans in Congress. Bielat understands the struggles of working men and women because he is one of them. He understands how difficult times are right now and knows what it will take to truly change the economic environment from the cliff Obama and Democrats have put it on. Bielat’s years of experience as a leader in the private sector show that he knows what drives business and what a good economy means for families across the country and in his district.

Bielat is the only candidate in the 4th Congressional District who will fight for the working and middle classes. There are already too many ‘Kennedy types’ in Congress – those who are multi-millionaires and make laws increasing the size of government and raising taxes without realizing the massive ramifications that ideology has on the very people they claim to represent. If Kennedy’s last name was Smith, he wouldn’t even be in this race.

Continue Reading here:  http://www.examiner.com/article/kennedy-will-never-understand-working-or-middle-class-struggles?cid=db_articles


Maggie Hassan’s ‘Vision’ for New Hampshire Doesn’t Make Any Sense

Last night WBIN hosted the first of its series of debates this week with the gubernatorial candidates for New Hampshire – Maggie Hassan (Democrat) and Ovide Lamontagne(Republican). With a great moderator and panel, it offered more insight as to what the candidates see as their view for the future of New Hampshire. Much different than just going to the candidates’ websites, the debate offered a stark contrast between how Hassan and Lamontagne differ on their vision. It was clear that Maggie Hassan has the same vision for New Hampshire that she did while she was a State Senator – to grow government and raise taxes.

Maggie Hassan doesn’t seem to understand that you cannot continue to raise taxes and fees on New Hampshire residents who are still hurting from the effects of Obama’s economy, yet that is her vision. When most states are trying to get their fiscal houses in order, Hassan continues to talk about growing the size of government, which will necessarily cause an increase in fees or taxes or the state debt. No matter how Hassan decides to pay for her growth in the size of New Hampshire’s state government, it is the taxpayers who will suffer the consequences. At a time when residents can barely afford the outrageous gas prices and continually rising food prices, Maggie Hassan will hit them with even more rising fees and taxes.

Since Hassan has a record of hiking taxes and fees, it’s clear that she will continue in her quest to extract as much money as possible out of New Hampshire to pay for her big government vision (her taxes and fees affect the poor, working and middle classes the most). Not only is this the opposite of what the majority of people in the Granite State believe (Live Free or Die isn’t just a motto, it’s a way of life), but it just doesn’t make sense. Below are just a few of the things from Hassan’s record as a state legislature (she was voted out in 2010):

She voted for Cap & Trade or RGGI which is a Wall Street scam that cost residents more and does absolutely nothing for the environment.

Voted to raise taxes and fees by hundreds of millions of dollars (she hasn’t met a fee or tax increase she doesn’t love but will continually claim to be against raising sales tax and income tax).

She voted against New Hampshire residents’ protecting themselves.

Hassan is against worker freedom and is for forced unionism. She believes that workers should be forced to pay union fees even if they don’t want anything to do with the union. She is adamantly against Right-to-Work. She even lied about Right-to-Work states in the debate last night. Forced union states have higher overall taxes, more debt and less spending power per worker. Of course, since Hassan’s election is being bought by unions, it’s no surprise she feels this way.

It was quite clear from the debate that Hassan’s vision for New Hampshire is not what the majority of residents see as the ‘New Hampshire Way’. In a time when the state legislature has reigned in the debt that Hassan helped to ring up under Democratic Governor John Lynch, Hassan would come into office and turn back the clock to the big government, higher fees and taxes ways that have hurt New Hampshire. The Granite State can’t afford another Democratic free-for-all with their tax dollars. It just doesn’t make sense. Hassan appears to be yet another Massachusetts Liberal who wants to change New Hampshire into Mini-Massachusetts, to hell with ‘Live Free or Die’.


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Can we really save America?

The more truth I find out about the federal government and the damage they have done to this country, the more I begin to wonder if we can really save America.  535 politicians – plus 1 in the White House and 9 members of the Supreme Court rule our country and frankly they have put us into quite the black hole.  I’m talking about both parties over many, many years.  This behemoth mess we call the United States government didn’t happen overnight and didn’t happen at the hands of just one party.  We have massive regulations, massive federal government programs, massive federal government workers, massive debt, massive deficit and no one seems to want to reel any of that it to straighten it out and get it under control.  Oh everyone likes to talk a good game about cutting spending and keeping taxes low but none of them really do it.  Bush cut taxes but not spending.  Obama is increasing taxes and has increased spending.  Everyone likes to talk about the Clinton surplus but that’s a myth.  Reagan accomplished many great things but he still didn’t cut massive federal departments like he said he would.  Forget Carter, that was just some type of Twilight Zone presidency.  Truth is that our federal government is wildly out of control and they could care less what we, the people think because they are no longer afraid of us and haven’t been  in decades.

“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny” – Thomas Jefferson

We are a country of over 300 million people being ruled by only 545 men and women.  How in the hell did we allow them to turn this country into the ginormous federal government monster that it has become?  Americans hate monopolies but we allowed the federal government to become the biggest monopoly in the world.  We stood by and didn’t stop the insanity while it was happening.  We didn’t do anything when they took away little bits and pieces of our freedoms or asked for more taxes or fees to redistribute to others.  A little at a time, the federal government has eroded America and Americans.  Only 51% of people pay federal income taxes in this country.  That is absolute insanity!  51% of the people in this country pay for the entire federal budget which includes foreign aid, cushy pensions for federal workers, freebies for the slackers who refuse to work and keep having more babies, illegal aliens to have babies and be educated, a public education system that is worse than pathetic, free medical care for some people and the greatest military on Earth that is sent all over the world but not protecting our own borders.  I could go on and on about the ridiculous things that only 51% of the taxpayers in this country pay for but you either already know or you get the point.  We have become a society of sloths.  Whether we are the hard-working sloths who pay the bills or the sloths who just lay around all day, that is what we’ve become.

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

The big federal government growth and state dependency on the feds started under the worst president in the history of this country – Franklin Delano Roosevelt.   It was FDR who put the first giant federal entitlement program into place.   It was FDR who started handing out federal dollars to states, with strings attached of course.  Before FDR, people and states took care of themselves and each other no matter how bad times got.  The federal government has done nothing but grow and grow and grow ever since.  Why didn’t anyone stop it?  Why did Americans fall so far from what America’s Founding Fathers fought so hard to create?  There are a million reasons that I can come up with as excuses but none of them are ‘excusable’.  Americans lost their way many years ago and we still haven’t found the way back.  Oh sure there are a ton of people who are waking up and fighting back.  The Tea Parties, conservative organizations, Independent organizations and conservative activists are all fighting for the truth and to seek the changes that need to be made but will it work?  These people represent a very small portion of the 300 million people in the United States.  We must reach the entire country in order to install real change before it’s too late.  Can we do it?

 

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” – Thomas Jefferson

 

How many people do you know who don’t vote?  How many people do you know who have zero clue who Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner or Harry Reid are?  How many people do you know who simply watch the 3 main ‘news’ stations – ABC, NBC and CBS for their ‘news’?  We have allowed the mainstream media to control the message to Americans that big government is good; small government is bad.  Lots of spending is good; little spending is bad.  Democrats are good; Republicans are bad.  These people couldn’t wipe their own asses properly if their lives depended on it and they control America’s messaging.  We have kids graduating high school who can’t read or do basic math – they are our future.  We spend billions on public education every year and we have one of the worst records on education in the world.  We have unions continually bullying states for more benefits, higher salaries and less work ethic which causes higher taxes and poor services for the people who are footing the bill.   We have a federal government that has program after program overlap in which none of them know what the hell the other is doing but they’re all getting great salaries and cushy benefits thanks to taxpayer’s hard-earned dollars.  And still  no one does anything to stop the insanity.  We are controlled by 545 men and women who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk.  Yes there are a few who seem to genuinely want to fix this very broken system but they can never accomplish that without the rest of the yahoos that are in Congress.

 

“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” Thomas Paine

There are a few million people out of the over 300 million in this country who want to fight to break the big government chains that oppress us.  Can we do it?  Have we lost everything because of the millions who would rather sit back and get something for nothing?  Can we do it without the people who care but don’t bother to fight?  As an Independent I have never been a fan of either party nor a fan of the 2 party system but we are stuck with it for now.  The only chance in hell we have of shrinking the government is to force one of the parties to create real changes that put government back in the people’s hands.  Are we so far gone that it’s impossible?  Have we lost everything because so many people were busy living their lives just trying to fight for their American Dream by working hard?  Do we have enough people who love America that they are willing to give up a few hours of their week to inform others of the truth and reason with people as to why big government only hurts Americans?  Frankly I don’t know if they will or we can.  I would bet money that many of you have been able to inform others and change the way they see things.  Think about how well that would work if we had a domino effect.  This isn’t about Democrats and Republicans.  This isn’t about the 545 people who rule this country.  This is about we, the people.  This is about taking back control of the government so that they once again fear us.  This is about fighting tyranny for liberty.  Can we really save America?

“Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature…. If the next centennial does not find us a great nation … it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.”James Garfield, the twentieth president of the United States, 1877


Obama’s Economic “war on women” continues

 

According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistic numbers published today, there are now 780,000 women collecting unemployment.  That number continues to rise with no end in sight.  Obama’s economic policies continue to fail and are continuing to hurt women.  There are more women out of the workforce than there were when Obama took office and that number keeps growing as well.  Unemployment for women is at 8% (in Bush’s last month in office it was only at 6.5%).  It’s clear that Obama’s economic “war on women” continues.

The participation percentage rate of women over 16 years old in the workforce is at one of its all-time lows.  The other all-time low since before 2002 was also during Obama’s reign.  It’s currently at 57.8%; the low under Obama was 57.6%.  This means that only 57.8% of women are participating in the workforce out of the 100% that could.  A number even more startling is the fact that almost 4 million women are out of the workforce since Obama took office.  These are women who could be working but are not and are not collecting unemployment.

Continue reading here:  http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-s-economic-war-on-women-continues