Biden accomplishments

02 Jul 2021 16:24 #431 by Wayne Harrison
Why do so many Conservatives hate the free market?

Rising gas prices primarily are the result of a COVID-19 hangover and aren't necessarily the new norm, said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy's head of petroleum analysis.

Oil and gas costs plunged a year ago when the pandemic led to a dramatic drop in demand because of stay-at-home orders, business closures and capacity restrictions, remote work and schooling and a near halt to the travel and tourism industries.

Today, as restrictions have been lifted and travel and tourism have returned to more normal levels, there's "an insatiable demand" for gasoline, which has become a catalyst for higher gas prices, DeHaan said.


gazette.com/business/gas-shortage-report...8e-3bc171a897fc.html

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02 Jul 2021 16:33 #432 by Wayne Harrison

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That's 3 MILLION jobs created since the President took office, and the most jobs created in the first 5 months of any presidency on record.
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02 Jul 2021 17:03 #433 by ramage
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I applaud anyone getting a job and getting off the dole.

Let's look at those June statistics:

theconservativetreehouse.com
Taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Approximately 850,000 jobs were gained in June; however, simultaneously the number of long-term unemployed increased by 233,000 to the current state of four million.

While we should expect to see the leisure and hospitality industries as well as education rebounding from the various COVID-19 shutdowns, and indeed they did ( +343,000 and +155,000 respectively), manufacturing was flat (+11,000), and construction was down -7,000. The details inside the data are not as great as the top-line would presume.

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02 Jul 2021 17:28 #434 by Wayne Harrison

In June, average hourly pay rose a solid 3.6% compared with a year ago — faster than the pre-pandemic annual pace. In addition, a rising proportion of newly hired workers are gaining full-time work, as the number of part-time workers who would prefer full-time jobs tumbled — a healthy sign.


About 1.6 million people said they didn’t look for work in June for fear of contracting the virus, though that figure dropped from 2.5 million in the previous month. And 2.6 million people who were working before the pandemic have retired.


apnews.com/article/jobs-report-june-19c3...a0f45bc9dac2a086cbfc

(The details on the inside mostly seem pretty great, but I'm not a pessimist.)

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03 Jul 2021 05:53 #435 by ramage
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After Joe Biden left the vice presidency, one of the things he did was become a ‘professor’ at Penn from 2017 until 2019, when he began running for president. But, there were a few problems with that: it was basically an honorary title with very little actual work involved. For the ‘job,’ he made just nine on-campus appearances between February 2017 and February 2019 (two years). Five of those appearances involved the President of the University, Amy Gutmann, appearing as well. For that heavy workload? He was paid almost a million dollars — $911,643. Nice ‘work,’ if you can get it.

redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/07/03/quid-...of-questions-n406009

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03 Jul 2021 08:01 #436 by Wayne Harrison
Universities and colleges confer honorary professorships to people for the gravitas. And yes, they are asked to speak a few times for that.

In checking, I found that Donald Trump has been granted five honorary degrees in his lifetime - from Lehigh University in 1988, from Wagner College in 2004, from Robert Gordon University in Scotland in 2010, and from Liberty University, which granted honorary degrees to Mr. Trump on two occasions - 2012 and 2017.

But as of today, only one of those institutions- Liberty University - has not revoked the honorary degrees originally granted to Trump.

www.forbes.com/sites/michaeltnietzel/202...ees/?sh=606a776810b9

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03 Jul 2021 08:13 #437 by ramage
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You deflected from the point as expected. (pardon the rhyme)

Of course many universities confer honorary professorships to people for their gravitas, your words. It is good to see that you acknowledge President Trump's gravitas.

Slo Joe got paid for his professorship. The article points to the fact that so little was done by him for the $1 million that it might have well been an honorary professorship.

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03 Jul 2021 08:22 - 03 Jul 2021 08:23 #438 by Wayne Harrison

ramage wrote: It is good to see that you acknowledge President Trump's gravitas.


Yeah, just skip the part where I pointed out four of his five honorary degrees have been revoked. Some gravitas he's got there. :barbeque:

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03 Jul 2021 09:57 #439 by ramage
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Well Wayne, is it your opinion that Slo Joe earned the $1 million?

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04 Jul 2021 09:31 #440 by Wayne Harrison
Why do you care what my opinion is? I certainly don't care what yours is, ramage.

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