In this segment of his 4/13 show, Mark finally calls Obama a Global Citizen. Although this term can take on a multitude of meanings. he uses it to emphasize how Obama implements policies that destroy American values and culture, American prosperity, and are clearly not American-delineated, especially in retrospect of what has transpired since his election into office. We can begin to see how Obama is more interested in serving the interests of the world than he is in serving the citizens of his own nation. For background, the following are excerpts from articles Mark mentions in this clip. Skip ahead to the trascript of this important segment, or right click and download and begin listening at 30:13 for maximum impact. Again, this is from yesterday's Monday, 4/12/10 show. ** From the Millions of unemployed may never recover, the Seattle Times:
Despite recent job gains, one grim statistic casts a long shadow over the recovering economy and the futures of more than 6 million workers: Fully 44 percent of the nation's 15 million unemployed have been out of work for more than six months.And evidence suggests many of them may never rebuild their working lives completely. Never since the Great Depression has the U.S. labor market seen anything like it. The previous high in long-term unemployment was 26 percent in June 1983, just after the deep downturn of the early '80s. The 44 percent rate this year translates into more than 6.5 million people. In fact, nearly two-thirds of these workers actually have been jobless for a year or longer, new Labor Department reports show.
From The Detroit News' AP survey: Recovery to remain sluggish into 2011:
The pillars of Americans' financial security - jobs and home values - will stay shaky well into 2011, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists. The findings of the new AP Economy Survey, released Monday, point to an economic recovery that will move slowly and fitfully this year and next. As a result, the Federal Reserve will be forced to keep interest rates near zero until at least the final quarter of this year, three-fourths of the economists said. ..
By keeping interest rates at record lows, the Fed intends to encourage people and companies to spend more and invigorate the recovery. But anxiety over unemployment, and a reluctance or inability to borrow, will also restrain consumer spending, economists say.
"We're not going to see any irrational exuberance from consumers [what an idiot - my edit] this year," says Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economic Advisors, another survey participant. ..
The recession wiped out 8.2 million jobs. Zandi and other economists had previously forecast that unemployment, which reached 10.1 percent in October, would peak at 11 percent this year. Zandi now expects joblessness to climb again from the current 9.7 percent and reach 10.2 percent by December. That's because many people who have quit looking for work and aren't counted as unemployed will start looking again and because job creation will remain weak.
Employers have begun to add jobs recently, including 162,000 in March. Economists surveyed foresee additional job creation over the next three months, but not enough to reduce the unemployment rate significantly. They predict job gains of roughly 200,000 in April, 250,000 in May and 125,000 in June.
About 125,000 new jobs are needed each month just to keep up with population growth and prevent the unemployment rate from rising. To reduce the jobless rate significantly, employers would need to consistently add 200,000 to 300,000 a month.
"The labor market is the scar left over from the economic trauma that we've been through," says Sean Snaith, economics professor at the University of Central Florida, who took part in the survey. "It will be slow to fade."
** From the Begining of Hour 2 of the Mark Levin Show, Monday, 4/12/10 He's here, now broadcasting from the underground command post, deep in the bowels of a hidden bunker, somewhere under the brick and steel of a non-descript building, we once again make contact with our leader, Mark Levin: Listen, when will this notion that the left stands for the little guy, that the left is more compassionate than the rest of us, when will this notion be finally rejected? We're going through another period of failed leftwing experiementation which strangles the life out of this vibrant society where these materminds claim to have the capacity to create jobs when what they do is destroy them, and when they turn one citizen against another in order to accomplish their goals. You see, these people want to stand on top of an ever-growing empire. They're imperialists in many ways. What fun is it to be President of the United States if you can't push people around, if you can't tell them what to eat, what to drive, what kind of appliances to have in their home, if you can't tell electric utility companies or oil companies or automobile manufacturers how to design their products, how to deliver them, how much to deliver. What fun is it to be President of a nation where individuals are self-sufficient and independent and largely left alone? And, the lib media only approves of you if you continue to become more andmore authoritarian. You're considered a historic figure, first of a kind. You're considered really special, not if you leave people alone, but if you push them around. Now Obama says of his healthcare plan, the sky hasn't fallen, the birds are still chirping: on the Drudge reprt, a link .. it says 60 hospitals cancel due to new health law. 60 hopsitals. And there's going to be many, many more. When you have private capital raised by doctors to build hospitals, to expand hospitals, if they are, in essense, obstructed from doing so, you're going to have less hopsital beds. More and more reliance on government and non-profits. They don't have enough. They can't do enough, even if there weren't a single new patient, and now we're told there's going to be 32 milionm new patients, or potential patients. When you have a healhcare bill that creates 16,500 IRS agents and auditors and doesn't train a single doctor or nurse, what are you going to have? Harrassment, not medical care. What they've done is they've put the stamp "healthcare" on a bill that is a grabbag of all kinds of powers and authorities that are not granted to them under the Constitution. Now, I belive it was 2 or 3 months ago when Barack Obama said, "We're gonna put healthcare aside and focus on jobs." He lied. It was a headfake. He figures if they keep extending unemployment benefits, if they keep putting billions and billions of dollars from the federal government into the state bankrupt systems, if they keep throwing a few crumbs at the unemployed over time, the they've address the unemployment issue. As long as the public sector's growing, as long as it's fat and happy, as long as they have massive benefits and salaries that are far, far better than in the private sector, as long as he takes care of his constituent groups , like the slip-and-fall lawyers and the SEIU and the left-wing comm actdivits, as long as that's all done, as long as the illegals aliens are on a path to amnesty.. Screw you! Now, this is a --very--serious--problem--, unemployment in this country. And we know how to address it in an effective way, we know how to do it, it's been done before and it's been done by democrats and republicans. But not by this President. D'you want to know why? 'Cause he's a global citizen. He's an ideologue, just like Marx was a global citizen and an ideologue. Mark, what do you mean? Exactly what I said, that's what I mean. ... ...I could have sworn Obama said -- and said more than once -- that he saved us from the Second Great Depression. This is the abuse of language. He's a propagandist, first and foremost. He didn't save us from the 2nd Great Deression. Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready? This is the Second Great Despression, and he's created it. Let me repeat it. This IS the Second Great Depression and he created it. All these records of foreclosures, records of commerical leases that are, millions and milllions of square feet that are empty. Record after one record, after onother record, this isn't a recession. What the hell is it? What is it? And it goes on and on and on and on, with little help in sight... ... He is institutionalizing pvoerty. He is institutionalizing desisitution. He is spreading not welath, he is spreading misery. He is destroying wealth, he is destroying wealth of those hwo have it and he's destroying the potential for getting it, not just for this generation, but future generations. The only institutions that are getting rich are the institutions of government and the bureautcrats who work for them. They live in a completely different world, they are in their own bubble, while the rest of us struggle for what we can have and what we can keep. Many, may people are just holding on, trying to keep their properties, their house, they're worried about their kids and their future and their education. And Washington doesn't even sense it yet, the bureaucrats don't care, the politicans are rubbing our noses it in and the media, the Sunday shows, they act like, like this is still inside baseball, they are so disconnected from what's going out here in society...