• The unemployment number is not 9.7% as officially reported by the government but is more like 17% when the underemployed are counted. It is as high as 22% when long-term discouraged workers are added (for the government to lower the unemployment rate, President Clinton defined these Americans out of official existence in 1994, so that they don’t even show up in the unemployment numbers).
–>http://www.545project.com/2.1_Unemployment.pdf.
–>http://www.shadowstats.com/

• Our history has shown that JOBS LEAVE when a government increases taxes, increases laws and regulations, increases unions. Yet the government today is following these very job-killing ideas today!
–>http://www.545project.com/3.1_Disincentives.pdf

• Out of a civilian workforce of 153,910,000, at least 14.6 million Americans work for the government (federal, state, and local). That leaves the other 90% of workforce Americans doing jobs in the PRIVATE sector. Government needs to help encourage businesses to start, expand, and invest … not do everything it can to pile on more burdens such as higher taxes, more regulation, increased unions.

• Job creation affects employment more than job losses. Yet, our government continues to pass harmful economic policies that tell our potential job creators to go elsewhere.
–>http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2010/06/Unemployment-Remains-High-Because-Job-Creation-Has-Yet-to-Recover

• Massive federal spending is taking resources away from the economy. Lenders, who consider the government a safe investment, are now loaning to the government verses private business. For every dollar the government receives loans, that is one less dollar for businesses to expand and hire. Resources are not unlimited and do not grow on trees.

• We know that real, sustainable jobs are not being created, so the government fudges the numbers. They need to inflate the job gain numbers (by hiring, rehiring, and rehiring Census workers), keep telling the American people that the economy is recovering, and increase the number of Americans not even counted in the labor force so they do not show up under the official unemployment percentage.

• The share of the US working-age population with jobs in June 2010 fell from 58.7pc to 58.5pc. The ratio was 63pc three years ago. Eight million jobs have been lost.

• Roughly a million Americans have dropped out of the jobs market altogether over the past two months. That is the only reason why the headline unemployment rate is not exploding to a post-war high.

• The average time needed to find a job has risen to a record 39.7 weeks. Nothing like this has been seen before in the post-war era:
–>http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2011/06/report-time-it-takes-to-find-a-job-is-off-the-charts.html
–>http://www.bls.gov/opub/ils/summary_11_01/unemployed_jobs_quit.htm#table1