Energy Prices Highest Ever Recorded In May

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As President Obama pushes his “war on coal” and other supposedly “green” energy policies, energy prices hit their highest level ever recorded by the BLS:

(CNSNews.com) – The price of electricity in the United States for May was 13.1 cents per kilowatt hour (KWH), which is the highest it has been on record for that month, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which tracks the price going all the way back to 1984.

Thirteen cents per KWH is the highest price for the month of May in 29 years, according to the BLS numbers.

That’s significant for a couple of reasons.

First, the economy still isn’t doing so hot. The last thing Americans need is bloat in their utility bills.

Second, why should energy prices be getting more expensive? America still has plenty of coal, and thanks to fracking we’ve uncovered entire oceans of new natural gas reserves. We’re talking centuries worth of natural gas supplies.

The price of energy should be going down, but it isn’t. Why? No doubt because government efforts to mandate the use of expensive, unreliable green energy.

“Going green cost rural electric ratepayers in Minnesota more than $70 million last year, according to the Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA),” reported Tom Steward last year.

“It’s an enormous subsidy. You have to add wind power, whether you need it or not,” Mark Glaess, MREA executive director, told Steward. “Right now we’re paying for wind we don’t need, we can’t use and can’t sell.”

We should be in the midst of an energy revolution, with Americans paying less for power not more. But we’re not, thanks to the government’s efforts to manipulate the energy markets.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • LenYol

    It would appear that obama’s plan to cause suffering on Americans is going as scheduled.
    The Muslim Marxist, anti American is finally succeeding at something.

  • Geoff Bosse

    And Obama says he hasn’t raised taxes on anyone other than the 1 per centers. How stupid are we as Americans?

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      That’s a point that gets missed a lot in public policy debate.

      We talk about the minimum wage and taxes and regulations and their impact on businesses as if those businesses don’t pass the costs right on to us.

      If you make doing business more expensive for Walmart, Walmart is going to react either by cutting overhead (payroll) or raising prices.

      The same goes for every other business.

      We complain about the cost of living going up, and in a lot of ways its tied to the cost of paying for the government and complying with the government’s rules/laws.

      • Geoff Bosse

        Four years ago I paid 7.1 c/kwh and now at 12.1. Now Minnesota has mandated 22% of its power to come from wind. And yet, it’s not a tax?

  • Guest

    Don’t forget the Federal Reserve monetizing these massive government defects. ~$800+ billion a year in inflation taxes paid by the middle class and poor.

    Price energy in gold and silver, You’ll see that while prices have fluctuated, in general they have, in general, not risen much at all, meaning that the price increases are from government currency debasement.

    I’m sure Obama will shift the blame by blaming speculators or someone.

    http://pricedingold.com/charts/Gas-1995.png

    • ellinas1

      The speculators along with Bush did it.
      They are solely responsible for these record energy prices.

      • LenYol

        I did enjoy paying only $1.80 for gas when Bush was in office.Didn’t you?

        • ellinas1

          I did then, but now I am paying for his off the books wars.

          Nothing changed.

          PS: My answer was a sarcasm to this : “I’m sure Obama will shift the blame by blaming speculators or someone.”

          • LenYol

            How do you feel about paying to fund and arm obama’s Muslim Brotherhood? How do you feel about paying $7 billion to put Africans to work to build and upgrade their power grid?

          • ellinas1

            The muslim brotherhood is no more. Morsi has been deposed by way of a military coup.

            $7 billion to upgrade the “Africans” power grid is a good investment.

          • LenYol

            “The muslim brotherhood is no more.”
            More wasted tax payer $$$ and another failure for the Muslim Marxist.

            “$7 billion to upgrade the “Africans” power grid is a good investment”
            How many jobs will that create for unemployed Americans?.

          • ellinas1

            Nothing was wasted, as the true rullers of Egypt are the military brass who are connected at the head with the USA.

            “How many jobs will that create for unemployed Americans?”
            No, I don’t know, and I don’t care.

          • LenYol

            “How many jobs will that create for unemployed Americans?”
            “No, I don’t know, and I don’t care”

            Of course you don’t care, that’s why you voted for the Muslim Marxist and his plan to bring down the USA.
            The answer is: No unemployed American will get a job from the $7billion he’ll spend..

          • ellinas1

            Of course I don’t know about your crazy conspiracy theories, and of course I don’t care about your conspiracy theories.
            Nutters crack me up.

          • LenYol

            You anti American Jew haters crack me up. I get a kick out of you trying to be coherent. Maybe if you laid off the dope you smoke you wouldn’t be such a dope.

          • mickey_moussaoui

            “smack”…I could hear that bitch slap all the way over here in central Wisconsin

        • Drain52

          Oil was 25$ a barrel when Bush started his moron war with Iraq. The rest is history.

          By the way, I miss paying 95 cents a gallon when Clinton was president.

          • LenYol

            “Why did prices increase byso much in 2007 and 2008?

            There are
            numerousreasonsgiven for the especially rapid price increases since the
            secondhalf of 2007. Unlike the moregeneralrise in prices since 2002
            they tend notto be basedaround single major evens such as the invasion
            of Iraq,the subsequent insurgency orHurricane Katrina.Demand had
            continued to growth throughoutthe period ofrisingprices.Thisgrowth
            isprimarilyfromrapidlyindustrialisingcountriessuch asChina and
            India.Theglobal credit crunch drewinvestors and speculators away from
            poor performing equities andinto the commodities market which further
            boosted oil and manyfood prices.
            Oil supplyis tight and OPEC quotas
            are frequently singled out as a cause of higher prices.There have been
            frequent disruptions to supply over this period due to the political
            andsecuritysituation in Iraq,attackson pipelinesin Nigeria and the
            Venezuelan Government’sdispute with Exxon Mobil. Tensions around the
            Iranian nuclear programme led to ananticipation offuture supply
            disruptions and again increased prices.Concerns about theactual level of
            oil reserves expressed by the International Energy Agency had the same
            effect as have variousstrikes and other short-term ‘outages’ in oil
            supply.Many of these‘lesser’ impacts on supplywould ordinarily have a
            relatively smalleffect,but combined with the tightsupply situation and
            an increasingly febrile market theireffect ismagnified. Finallythe weak
            US Dollar increases the purchasing power of non-dollar consumers as
            itmakesdollar assets such as oil relatively cheap.With much ofthe
            increase in demand comingfromsuch consumersthe dollar price of oil
            isfurther inflated.1
            Whydid pricesfallbyso much in the second
            halfof2008? Initiallysome ofthe factorsmentioned above changed –OECD
            demand is down and is expected to fall further,OPECsupply initially
            increased in summer and the US Dollar has been much stronger. In
            additionthere were no major outagesfromUSGulf hurricanesin theearly
            partof the season.2The unfoldingfinancial crisisinitiallyled to an
            increase in oil prices to above $100 a barrel as
            theequitymarketsfell.Butasitdeepened and a world economicdownturnlooked
            more likelythe expectation was of loweroil demand in the
            future,earlierspeculation went into reverse and thefall in prices
            continued.
            Prices have recovered markedly since their February 2009
            lows of less than $40 a barrel.The variousfactorsbehind thisincrease
            include cutsin OPECquotas,strongerglobalfinancial and equity markets and
            an expectation of strongdemandfor petrol in the summer.However, the
            International Energy Agency(IEA) has stated that:3
            The link between a
            decelerating economic downturn and a recoveryin oil demand appears to
            remain tenuous, given current overwhelminglyweak supplyand demand
            fundamentals.
            The biggest movement in prices over the last year was
            the sharp drop seen in May 2010 when pricesfellfromabove $80 to below$70
            perbarrelin lessthan a fortnight.Accordingtothe IEAthe Eurozone debt
            crisis precipitated thissharp drop.4Prices have graduallyrecovered since
            then.
            Some of the implications of higher oil prices are discussed in the standard note The EconomicImpact of High Oil Prices
            1More
            on the price ofoilESDS International 23 June 2008;Oil MarketReport,
            various months, IEA2Oil Market Report August 2008, IEA3Oil Market
            ReportMay 2009, IEA4Oil Market ReportJune 2010, IEA”

            http://www.google.com.ec/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=10&ved=0CGIQFjAJ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.parliament.uk%2Fbriefing-papers%2Fsn02106.pdf&ei=np3WUaOeIYWa8wTry4HwDg&usg=AFQjCNFWCmVPV-ZrJmgCFFcbetfXRY6keQ&sig2=bXSgD5kDrbD080Am9m-88w&bvm=bv.48705608,d.eWU

          • ellinas1

            There you go, oh depressed lonely and looney one.
            According to what you posted, neither EPA regulations, nor Obama had anything to do with energy prices:
            “The global credit crunch drew investors and speculators away from
            poor performing equities and into the commodities market which further
            boosted oil and many food prices.”

          • LenYol

            “According to what you posted, neither EPA regulations, nor Obama had anything to do with energy prices:”

            Of course not you doper, he wasn’t in office in 2007-2008.
            Your stupidity kicks into gear very early in the morning, or was it the first joint of the day for you?

          • ellinas1

            “The global credit crunch drew investors and speculators away from
            poor performing equities and into the commodities market which further
            boosted oil and many food prices.”

            Of course you fail to mention that the global credit crunch was at the end of Bush’s term and consumed most of Obama’s first term.

            You also failed to mention that when Obama and other Democrats mentioned speculators the repubs/cons collectively laughed it off and accused the democrats of making it up.

            Now, you the depressed lonely looney find it convenient to blame speculators. You and your fellow fellators have no credibility.

            Some choice postings from the conservative darling economist of SAB during 2007 and 2008:

            “The threat to our financial system wasn’t the individual homeowner
            behind on his payments, but rather the creditworthiness of all those
            institutions whose zest for a greater return in a low interest rate
            environment led them to buy CMOs, SIVs, and other sub-prime mortgage backed derivatives which they should not have purchased. ”
            – Bat One, Dec 6, 2007

            “I don’t believe for one minute that
            we are in, or about to enter into, a recession.
            Despite the best efforts of the Democrats and the media to convince us
            otherwise…”
            Bat One on January 25, 2008 at 10:17 am

          • LenYol

            Since what I posted was an excerpt from the Library of the House of Commons in regards to oil prices, I didn’t fail to mention anything. nor did I personally put blame on anyone or anything.You on the other hand have once again demonstrated the results of smoking dope…stupidity..

          • ellinas1

            Sure you failed to mention what I pointed out, you sly felator.
            Where your answer came from, is not relevant.
            What is relevant is the fact that you posted the excerpt in responding to another commenter.
            You and your fellow fellators have no credibility.

          • LenYol

            I didn’t have to mention anything, it was all there in print, you homosexual child molester. The source, House of Commons, speaks for itself.
            No one cares what you think.

          • ellinas1

            Lonely,depressed looney. Sure you failed to mention what I pointed out, you sly felator.

            Of course the source, the British House of Commons, speaks for itself.
            You fail to mention that you posted the excerpt as a rebuttal to someones question, and in doing so you endorsed the source.

          • LenYol

            Since you were able to copy and paste from the document I posted, obviously it was mentioned, printed and displayed. And, after a quick review, it wasn’t an excerpt, it was in total regarding oil prices.
            Are you stoned again, or are you just a bigger attention whore than your bi-sexual butt buddy smallwillie bonilla?

          • ellinas1

            Lenard yestrday: “No one cares what you think.”

            Lenard today: Since you were able to copy and paste from the document I posted, obviously it was mentioned, printed and displayed. And, after a quick review, it wasn’t an excerpt, it was in total regarding oil prices.
            Are you stoned again, or are you just a bigger attention whore than your bi-sexual butt buddy smallwillie bonilla?”

            Lonely,depressed looney. Sure you failed to mention what I pointed out, you sly felator.I have proved my case: Every time I post something, you and your depressed, lonely, looney fellow fellators, are righjt there to either refute what I say or try to distract with stupid posts.

            Furthermore, you dumb fellator, Of course the source, the British House of Commons, speaks for itself.
            You fail to mention that you posted the excerpt as a rebuttal to someones question, and in doing so you endorsed the source.

          • LenYol

            Since you were able to copy and paste from the document I posted, obviously it was mentioned, printed and displayed.

          • ellinas1

            Bwahahahah!
            Is this the best you can do after you got thoroughly bitch slapped?
            How pathetic.

          • ellinas1

            Lenard: “No one cares what you think.”

            Yet every time I post something, you and your depressed, lonely, looney fellow fellators, are righjt there to either refute what I say or try to distract with stupid posts.

          • LenYol

            You’re right, no one cares what you think, everyone just needs a nice warm place to take a dump, and your face is it.

          • ellinas1

            Every time I post something, you and your depressed, lonely, looney
            fellow fellators, are right there to either REFUTE what I say or try
            to DISTRACT with stupid posts.

            And right on cue you post something stupid to try to DISTRACT.
            Oh Lenard. What am I going to do with you?

      • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

        Guess the Messiah just can’t fix anything “Bush did.” Bush seems to be the real miracle-worker—being able to create situations that even the One cannot contend with, try as he might (Hee-hee-hee!).

        • ellinas1

          Messiah get involved in worldly affairs?
          Heaven forbid. No way.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Ah! You have hit the nail on the head. Now for three more nails for the wrists and feet.

          • ellinas1

            Will three nails hold the weight? The issue is a weighty issue.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Skinny bugger. Lightweight in every way. Maybe thumbtacks.

          • ellinas1

            You want to crucify the “messiah” with thumbtacks?
            Man! The Romans will think we’re sissies.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            I always come in under budget.

          • ellinas1

            Right, You did say that before.
            How silly of me….

      • jl

        No, Obama is solely responsible for these record energy prices.

        • ellinas1

          You don’t say!

          You ain’t shitting me now, are you?

          Question: What was the price of one KWH last year?

          • two_amber_lamps

            No fecalphiliac… you sh$%t yourself…

            “I shat in my pants from happiness.” -ellinas1

            9/22/12

  • Guest

    Don’t forget the Federal Reserve monetizing these massive government
    defects. ~$800+ billion a year in inflation taxes paid by the middle
    class and poor.

    Price energy in gold and silver, You’ll see that while prices have
    fluctuated, in general they have, in general, not risen much at all,
    meaning that the price increases are from government currency
    debasement.

    I’m sure Obama will shift the blame by blaming speculators or someone.

  • ellinas1

    13.1 cents in May 2013.
    Anyone knows what the price was in May 2012?

    • LenYol

      Why don’t you look it up and post a link.

      • ellinas1

        I did look it up.
        I know the answer. Do you?

        • LenYol

          No, I don’t, and I don’t care.

          • ellinas1

            You must feel lonely and depressed. You know what bro? If you want to talk to someone, I am always available to discuss the heavy duty conspiracy theories you espouse.

          • LenYol

            Why would I feel lonely and depressed? The cost of energy has no bearing on my life style.

          • ellinas1

            I don’t know, and I don’t care.

          • LenYol

            But…but…you said I must feel lonely and depressed, you must know why, and you must care or else you wouldn’t have said what you said.
            Or do you speak of things you know nothing about?

          • ellinas1

            See? You keep on wanting to converse with me.
            Now that is a sure sign of loneliness.

            It’s OK buddy, I am here for you.

          • LenYol

            Funny, but;s it’s you who keeps coming back for more. Actually, I’m pissing all over you and you don’t even realize, until now.
            Why don’t you go smoke some dope, dope, it’ll help dull the pain of your stupidity.
            I’m done here, you’re all alone again.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            You talk a lot about pissing and pooping on people. That’s the sort of a sick fetish one would expect of you.

            Always playing the Jew hater card, eh anti-semite?

          • two_amber_lamps

            We leave the “golden shower” fetish-seeking to your little pan-sexual greekling friend…

            So, about that tax lien…..

            ———————————————————————
            HAWAII.GOV Bureau of Conveyances -Official Public
            Records
            Document
            Number R2007203358
            Recording Date
            Recording Date:
            Date instrument recorded.
            YYYY-MM-DD
            2007-11-21

            Document Category:
            Judgment/LienConveyanceMiscellaneousMortgageReleaseUniform
            Commercial Code
            Description

            NOTICE OF LIEN
            (INCLUDES COUNTY, FEDERAL & STATE TAX LIENS; MARITIME LIEN)

            Grantor Grantor:
            Party transferring
            interest.
            BONILLA WILLIAM
            L II
            Grantee Grantee:
            Party acquiring interest.
            HAWAII
            STATE-TAX

          • ellinas1

            POPD

          • two_amber_lamps

            Ummm… care to translate greekling pederast to English?

            While you do that, let’s hear ellinas1 tell us about his idea of a perfect date….

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InF17l92Fbc

          • ellinas1

            POPD

          • two_amber_lamps

            Yes you are pooped… your own words:

            “I shat in my pants from happiness.” -ellinas1

            9/22/12

            Silly fecalphiliac!

          • ellinas1

            POYMF

          • two_amber_lamps

            Oh, wook at the widdle pederast snivel! BRrahahahahaahhaaa!

          • Guest

            POPD

          • two_amber_lamps

            Your deviancy has been duly noted, you may now return to your regularly scheduled irrelevance.

          • ellinas1

            POPD

          • two_amber_lamps

            Pooped you are irrelevant one!

          • ellinas1

            POPD

          • LenYol

            One mention of piss and sh^t, and you show up with your mouth open.

            “Always playing the Jew hater card, eh anti-semite?”
            And you always play the race card. You’re so predictable.

          • LenYol

            You calling a Jew a Jew hater…Brahahahaha!!!
            You moron. No wonder no one likes you and your alleged daddy always told you to STFU.

          • ellinas1

            You are a Jew hater who claims to be a Jew.
            You are moron. No wonder no one likes you and I your dear daddy always told you to STFU.

          • LenYol

            And you are a homosexual child molester who claims to be heterosexual and innocent.

          • ellinas1

            Heh! Heh!
            Getting angry, huh!
            Way to go, leonard…..way to go.

          • LenYol

            No reason to be angry, just giving an honest description of you, which as everyone can see, you haven’t denied., you just tried to avoid.
            Go smoke some dope, dope.

          • ellinas1

            You are a Jew hater who claims to be a Jew.
            You are moron. No wonder no one likes you and I your dear daddy always told you to STFU.

          • LenYol

            And you are a homosexual child molester who claims to be heterosexual and innocent.

          • ellinas1

            Awww! I insulted you.
            Poor Leonard hater.
            I assure you it will be OK.
            You will survive.

          • two_amber_lamps

            Now if THAT isn’t the summation of your existence, I don’t know what is!

            BRAhahahahAHAHAHAHAhaahahahaHAHa!!

          • two_amber_lamps

            I wouldn’t ask ellinas how to alleviate depression… I’m sure his
            solution probably involves a 10 year old boy, vegetable shortening, and a
            screwdriver handle…

          • ellinas1

            Heh! Heh!

    • Geoff Bosse

      Look back to the kwh in 2007?

      • ellinas1

        Levelized Energy Cost (LEC, also known as Levelised Cost of Energy, abbreviated as LCOE is the price at which electricity must be generated from a specific source to break even over the lifetime of the project. It is an economic
        assessment of the cost of the energy-generating system including all
        the costs over its lifetime: initial investment, operations and maintenance, cost of fuel, cost of capital, and is very useful in calculating the costs of generation from different sources.

        It can be defined in a single formula as:

        where

        LEC= Average lifetime levelized electricity generation cost

        It= Investment expenditures in the year t

        Mt= Operations and maintenance expenditures in the year t

        Ft= Fuel expenditures in the year t

        Et= Electricity generation in the year t

        r= Discount rate

        n= Life of the system

        Typically LECs are calculated over 20 to 40 year lifetimes, and are given in the units of currency per kilowatt-hour, for example AUD/kWh or EUR/kWh or per megawatt-hour, for example AUD/MWh (as tabulated below).
        However, care should be taken in comparing different LCOE studies and
        the sources of the information as the LCOE for a given energy source is
        highly dependent on the assumptions, financing terms and technological
        deployment analyzed. In particular, assumption of Capacity factor
        has significant impact on the calculation of LCOE. For example, Solar
        PV may have a Capacity Factor as low as 10% depending on location. Thus,
        a key requirement for the analysis is a clear statement of the
        applicability of the analysis based on justified assumptions.

        • ellinas1

          The formula for my above post.

          • Geoff Bosse

            Hey ell…. Nobody gives a crap about the formula. All that matters is what I paid then vs. today. In fact, Gov’t intervention has driven up the cost of electricity hidden under the guise of clean energy. And it pisses me off and it should you as well

          • ellinas1

            Sorry but that formula determines what you and I pay.
            I don’t like paying more. Nobody does.
            The outdated coal fired plants have to be modernized.
            But in our rigged system, God forbid the owners/bondholders/partners pay to modernize and update their cash cows. Instead they pass the cost on to us.Now that pisses me off, and it should you as well.

          • Geoff Bosse

            And Obama said what about coal? Oh ya, you can build it, but I’ll bankrupt you. So, regulations have nothing to do with skyrocketing energy prices? MN, 22% wind by 2015, coal contract severed between mn an nd. Now, just like that, higher prices. I sit on an advisory council for a rural electric co-op in Central, MN and they said without a doubt our kwh was raised due to this mandate. How can this be disputed? Directly from the CEO’s mouth

          • ellinas1

            Once more: I don’t like paying more. Nobody does.
            The outdated coal fired plants have to be modernized and anything built before 1960 has to be scrapped.
            As of July, 2008, the average cost of coal supplied to existing coal plants in the United States was $2.09 per million BTU. At 34.3% efficiency for a typical coal plant, that translates to 2.08 cents per kilowatt hour for coal. Operation and maintenance is approximately 0.75 cents per kilowatt hour.
            So total fuel and operating costs for a typical coal plant is 2.83
            cents per kilowatt hour. Since the median age of existing coal plants is
            44 years, most are already fully amortized. That means their owners
            have fully paid off the construction costs, and operating and fuel costs
            are the only components of cost.
            But, in our rigged system, God forbid the owners/bondholders/partners pay to modernize and update their cash cows. Instead they pass the cost on to
            us.Now that pisses me off, and it should you as well.

          • Geoff Bosse

            You are impossible. Just keep ignoring the truth if it helps u sleep at night

          • two_amber_lamps

            You could have the CEO AND O’bamster tell ol’ Nassy where the price increase comes from and he’d still spout his nonsense. Same guy you tell him the grass is green and he’ll say otherwise. Don’t bother with reason… logic with ellinas is like giving the federal government more $$…

            It is promptly flushed down the toilet.

          • ellinas1

            POPD

          • two_amber_lamps

            Yes you are poopy-pants….

            “I shat in my pants from happiness.” -ellinas1

            9/22/12

            Silly fecalphiliac.

          • ellinas1

            You are the impossible one here.
            I have presented irrefutable evidence, and you presented “he said, she said” hearsay.
            Frankly I am flabbergasted that you want to continue the operation of coal fired plats that were built prior to 1960.
            Some of these plants were built in the 1920’s for Gods sake.

            God forbid the owners/bondholders/partners pay to modernize and update their cash cows.

  • NoDakNative

    Don’t forget the Federal Reserve monetizing these massive government
    defects. ~$800+ billion a year in inflation taxes paid by the middle
    class and poor.

    Price energy in gold and silver, You’ll see that while prices have
    fluctuated, in general they have not risen much at all,
    meaning that the price increases are from government currency
    debasement.

    I’m sure Obama will shift the blame by blaming speculators or someone.

  • borborygmi45

    “First, the economy still isn’t doing so hot. ” ….. For conservatives and republicans………..
    Hiring in the private sector picked up faster than expected last month.

    Businesses added 188,000 jobs in June, according to the ADP National Employment Report, up from 134,000 jobs added in May. That was the strongest pace of hiring since February. Economists were expecting only 150,000 jobs in the month, according to Briefing.com.

    • JoeMN

      Even the Daily Kooks are in despair over job numbers

      http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/27/1197378/-Job-Growth-Lags-Population-Growth

      According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities,
      8.7 million jobs were lost between the start of the recession in
      December of 2007 and early in 2010 — just several months before the
      reported U-3 unemployment rate had “officially” peaked at 10.2 percent.

      That was when 15.7 million Americans were reported as unemployed (Currently the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the unemployment rate as 7.7 percent with only 12 million unemployed).

      The “net” new jobs created since that time, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is about 5.4 million — which is just shy of the 6 million young Americans who have graduated from high school and college since then — so job growth has not kept pace with natural population growth.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    Those poor Africans will get stuck with one of obama’s failed green energy programs. Ten years from now they still wont have electricity.

  • two_amber_lamps

    Oh come on! Obammy’s just following thru with his original 2007-8 campaign promise… these prices are just “incentive” to do the right thing before the “world boils over” or something….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlTxGHn4sH4

    • Walther Smith

      You can’t make a valid argument if you start it out with “Obammy”.

      • two_amber_lamps

        You cannot assail the validity of the quote, you attack the delivery since it offends your frail leftist sensibilities… po’ widdle fella.

        http://www.menshealth.co.uk/cm/menshealthuk/images/zD/05-cryingman-290212-de.jpg

        • Walther Smith

          I’m far from being a leftist…. Try delivering your posts without insulting anyone , especially in such an immature fashion. It makes those on your side look bad.

          • two_amber_lamps

            You’d better take two…

            Meanwhile, would you prefer Comrade Zero? Obamugabe? Bamster? The People’s Comrade? The Bolshevik in Chief?

            We’ll see what we can do to accommodate you….

          • Walther Smith

            Wow are you dense and stupid.

          • two_amber_lamps

            Yawn…. how trite. If you’re going for ad hominem at least try something that will keep us awake.

          • ellinas1

            Gee! You are very dense and extremely stupid.

          • two_amber_lamps

            You don’t have to share the photo of the “date” you stole from the Stockton Zoo last night Comrade zoophiliac pansexual…..

          • ellinas1

            Ohhh, proofy baby.
            You sweet thing, you.

          • two_amber_lamps

            Your deviancy has been duly noted, you may now return to your regularly scheduled irrelevance.

          • ellinas1

            I’ll deal with your lies, one by one: When you lie about what I said, I will smack you with the truth. If you don’t like it, try making an argument instead of distracting by trying to make your argument about me instead of the subject at hand.
            I was responding to your hostile hypothetical with my own hypothetical. Get over your childish self-righteousness and argue your position instead of attacking me.

          • two_amber_lamps

            Your deviancy has been duly noted, you may now return to your regularly scheduled irrelevance….

          • ellinas1

            FYFPOPD, malaka!

          • two_amber_lamps

            Oh look, the widdle pederast can tawk like a widdle baby!! Isn’t that repugnant?

          • ellinas1

            POPD POUSTI

      • LenYol

        Would you prefer the “Muslim Marxist?” I do.

  • Ibinaround2

    Say Anything blog…aptly named. No facts required…

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