Happy New Yesr
y'all wanted a change....
y'all got your change...
And here is the swamp monsters..
Now who are the major power players and questionable players....
Jeff Sessions -
Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Alabama. He is a member of the Republican Party. He currently ranks fifteen in seniority in the United States Senate and became the most senior junior Senator upon the retirement of Barbara Boxer in January 2017.
More than 1,300 faculty members of law schools across the country, including 29 from Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law, signed a letter opposing Sen. Jeff Sessions’ (R-Ala.) appointment for U.S. attorney general.
The letter, organized by a group of seven law school professors from across the country — including one from Northwestern — decried Sessions’ voting record and public support for policies they say are regressive and promote discrimination. The letter urges senators to reject the nomination, which was made by President-elect Donald Trump.
Now if law professors and professionals question this man, what would this do to the noble professionals of a noble profession, what would happen to laws itself?
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, Chao was the first Asian American woman and the first Taiwanese American in U.S. history to be appointed to a U.S. President's Cabinet. She served as the 24th United States Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009, and Deputy Secretary of Transportation under President George H. W. Bush.
On 29 November 2016, it was announced that President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate Chao to serve as the Secretary of Transportation.
Chao is married to Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who has been the Senate Majority Leader since 3 January 2015.
So with the two main two-headed dragons in the "swamp" which also makes this swap GREAT is that all of these people are billionaires.
So we are gonna make Murica great again.. But how? 8 years of what? no growth so they say?
Homicides have dropped 13 percent, but gun sales have surged.
The economy has added more than 9 million jobs, and the jobless rate has dropped to below the historical median.
The number of long-term unemployed Americans has dropped by 614,000 under Obama, but it is still 761,000 higher than at the start of the Great Recession.
Corporate profits are up 166 percent; real weekly wages are up 3.4 percent.
There are 15 million fewer people who lack health insurance.
Wind and solar power have nearly tripled, and now account for more than 5 percent of U.S. electricity.
The federal debt has more than doubled — rising 116 percent — and big annual deficits have continued.
Jobs & Unemployment
Number of Jobs — The economy has added 851,000 jobs since we published our last report. As of December, the number of total nonfarm jobs stands 9,265,000 higher than when Obama first took office.
That compares with the nearly 23 million jobs gained during the booming years of Bill Clinton’s presidency, and the fewer than 1.3 million added during President George W. Bush’s eight years, which were plagued by two recessions.
Unemployment Rate — Meanwhile the unemployment rate went down again, to 5.0 percent. It’s now 2.8 percentage points lower than it was in January 2009, when the president first took office in the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.
Historically, the jobless rate is significantly lower than it has been most of the time since 1948. The historical median is 5.6 percent.
Long-term Unemployment — The number of long-term unemployed — those who have been looking for work for 27 weeks or longer — has dropped further since our last report. The number went down to less than 2.1 million in December, which is 614,000 fewer than when the president first took office. But it is still 761,000 higher than it was in December 2007, at the start of the Great Recession.
Labor Participation Rate — The labor force participation rate, which is the portion of the civilian population that is either employed or currently looking for work, ticked upward since our last report, to 62.6 percent in December. But it is still 3.1 percentage points lower than when Obama took office.
Contrary to many of Obama’s critics, however, that decline is due mostly to factors outside the control of any president — factors such as the post-World War II baby boomers reaching retirement age. Survey data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in December show that those outside the labor force in 2014 said their reasons for not working were retirement (44 percent), illness or disability (19 percent), school attendance (18 percent) or home responsibilities (15 percent). Only 3 percent said they couldn’t find a job, or gave some other reason.
Job Openings — The number of job openings has declined only slightly since our last report, when it had peaked at the highest level in the 15 years that the Bureau of Labor Statistics has been tracking it. The latest figures from the BLS show there were 5,431,000 jobs open in November, down 4 percent from the revised peak figure recorded in July, but still up 97 percent over the month Obama took office. The number of job openings now has exceeded 5 million for 10 consecutive months, after being below 5 million every month since January 2001.
But you believe the lies of a certain news organization.
So hows that change for you? Oh I forgot, you like the swamp..