Our Soverign Emperor, Lord Donald John Trump, President of these United States

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I like this Axios site even if it is partnered with HBO. Really puts all the headlines in perspective with pure numbers like all the hoopla over impeachment. Looks like they have a long ass way to go (and they give us faces to remember):

https://www.axios.com/impeachment-house-democrats-whip-list-c730f5e6-201f-41db-b3e1-923c387b894c.html

Or job growth. Looks like it was basically identical under Obama:

https://www.axios.com/may-jobs-report-75k-us-economy-federal-reserve-9f75dd4c-763a-4592-9f07-f629107fd945.html
 

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Yeah, I think the whole "impeachment" issue is being used by both sides to stoke their base. And, as for the jobs numbers, I put little faith in them under Obama and little faith in them now. There are just as many or more people begging on the street corners after the "recovery" as when the recession (which should be squarely placed at the feet of both parties) began. And most of these jobs are lowest level non-tech, not that well paying jobs anyway. Anything compiled by a partisan government will be molded to say what they want it to say.
 

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That graph is impossible. If 35’ish jobs out of a 1000 are filled by both native and foreign born individuals, are the other 965 going to space aliens?
You're reading it wrong, look at the graph title. It's not saying that out of "1000 new jobs" so many go to those people. It's saying that per 1000 people, those who got new jobs (35), THIS is how the gender and nativity break down. The other 965 didn't get new jobs.
 
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You're reading it wrong, look at the graph title. It's not saying that out of "1000 new jobs" so many go to those people. It's saying that per 1000 people, those who got new jobs (35), THIS is how the gender and nativity break down. The other 965 didn't get new jobs.
Ah, that makes a lot more sense considering it then lines up with the 3.5% of the other graph. It also means the majority of native born people already have jobs and we have to H1 those extra 3% so our companies can function.

You know how many unemployed or under employed people I know now? 0. I knew half dozen friends and a whole crap load of ex coworkers back in 2009, so I’d say we are doing pretty ok these days on the job front. The H1 guys I’m working with are also higher quality these days, wicked smart, not just a cheap chair filler of the past. Eddie, your chart is actually reinforcing how good things are, not some anti US agenda.
 

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I’m still suspicious, just based on previous reports that exaggerated job growth when it wasn’t actually there (huge underemployment), but I do know engineers are becoming harder and harder to lure in and keep as the market has improved as well. Importation might become more necessary there as well if things continue to grow at the current pace.
 
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The job market in KC is so good that the privately owned pizza bar down the block from me is offering a $200 hiring bonus for staff and it's a trendy place so people want to work there. Never thought I'd see signing bonuses for food service jobs. You might recognize the owner Stretch from the Food Network since he is friends with Guy. Stretch has always made a point to hire ex cons in his various restaurants as a way to help rehab people, so apparently even that pool is drying up.
 

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I’m still suspicious, just based on previous reports that exaggerated job growth when it wasn’t actually there (huge underemployment), but I do know engineers are becoming harder and harder to lure in and keep as the market has improved as well. Importation might become more necessary there as well if things continue to grow at the current pace.
Ironically, when things were good before the recession, companies couldn't lay off engineers fast enough and replace them with contractors from Bangalore. I saw the writing on the wall, got my masters in business, and got the hell out while I was still in charge. About two years later, they did lay off the guy I trained to take my spot, and he was younger and cheaper than I would have been.

When things are hot, engineers have some of the best gigs and most leverage of any profession, but the minute things stabilize or some beancounter goes on a trimming spree, they're the first ones on the chopping block.
 
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