CNN:

Democratic leaders gathered Monday in small town America to declare they’re the party of rural and blue-collar workers, competing for the same voters that helped thrust President Donald Trump into the White House.

Read that and now check out the picture for this article: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California. And don’t forget Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Three left-wingers who represent left-wing states.

The disconnect is that these three figures do not represent rural and blue-collar voters.

Worse, its the same old, same old. . . garbage policy.

The plan — “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future” — is a three-pronged approach that focuses on improving wages, lowering costs of everyday expenses and boosting job-training opportunities.

There are 47 federal job programs according to this 2012 article in Politifact which investigated candidate Mitt Romney’s assertion of 49 programs said during the 2012 presidential contest. I wonder how many job-training programs were proffered in order to win votes. How effective are these programs anyway? Record low labor participation suggests not very. Remember, the unemployment RATE is a calculation that uses the size of the workforce in the denominator. If people drop out of the workforce, the numerator in the calculation, according to the government’s definition, the denominator of the rate calculation gets smaller thus making the ratio of actual number of people working as a percentage of the size of the workforce appear larger.

 

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