The Obama Legacy - Week 201

When we look at the job loss numbers for this week, please remember that there is a real person and real family behind each of these numbers.

As I write this we are entering into the Christmas season and it is snowing outside. While we sit in our warm homes and get ready for the parties and family gatherings that will soon take place it is important to not forget the reason for the season.

The Boy Scouts are outside raking leaves in the snow for one of our neighbors in town today. Many of you are involved in your Church or other community service programs raising money, collecting gifts or rehersing plays. Helping others is an American tradition.

When we look at the job loss numbers for this week, please remember that there is a real person and real family behind each of these numbers. Losing one's job is hard, especially during the holiday season.

Please continue to support the Friends of Families in Transition and Northborough Food Pantry. You will help bring joy to a family with your contributions.


This is week 201 of Barack Obama's Presidency

44 Companies announced layoffs

15,207 people were laid off

52 Companies went out of business

6 Companies went into bankruptcy


November 2012 (Month to date)

214 Companies announced layoffs

138,002 people were laid off

410 Companies went out of business

50 Companies went into bankruptcy

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Ed Bertorelli December 07, 2012 at 07:27 PM
more good work Mike
SAM December 07, 2012 at 08:44 PM
SAM Jim, I don't mean to rain on your parade, but the labor department only counts those who have looked for a job within the last 4 weeks as unemployed. They do not count those who have simply dropped out of the labor force due to their unemployment benefits running out. They may have created 146,000 jobs, but when when surveyed households, it came up with 350,000 who had dropped out of the workforce. As usual, the government media likes to put a positive spin on things.
Jim O'Connor December 07, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Well Mike you don't provide a source for your statement that the federal government collects approximately 18% of gdp so its hard to tell whether or not its true, but assuming it is true and assuming govt. spending has been in excess of 18%, and assuming you are opposed to deficits, where would you cut? How much would be saved by the cuts you propose? What would the consequences be? Do you believe there should never be deficit spending by the fed govt.?
Chris L. December 07, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Farewell, children. It seems people like Linda are still upset about things that happened to other people...2 weeks ago. I got a nastygram and have decided that I may have to play by double standards in other areas of life, but I won't stand for it here. You are all very very brave people when the only thing in your face is a keyboard. Good luck to all of you(not really, just thought I'd end on a positive note.)
Amy P December 07, 2012 at 10:08 PM
I should have read-on for other replies before I researched my answer to this as others had similar replies. Porsche and Volkswagen are German Companies and Nissan is Japan. How would their great sales numbers really help the U.S.A. With quick analysis I found that Volkswagen employs 2000 people in the USA, not too many for all the money we spend on their cars.


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