In February, the private sector added 233,000 new jobs, but 476,000 non-working people began looking for a job. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) rules, only by seeking work did those individuals officially become unemployed.
That’s because BLS does not count workers as unemployed unless they have actively searched for work in the last four weeks. As a result, millions of non-working people are not counted as unemployed by BLS officials.
They are fighting the Cap and Trade theft in Europe.
The EU’s carbon agenda has launched a trade war that has China blocking purchases of Airbus’s troubled new jumbo jets; now word comes that the EU climate agenda is beginning to fall apart at home.
The European Union’s ambitious low carbon plan collapsed yesterday when Poland vetoed plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions drastically after 2020. The move is the latest stage in the ignominious failure of EU carbon policy that has seen a grandiose carbon trading system bog down in a quagmire of scandal and price collapse.
Lets see if I follow this, the German PM wets her panties over the Fukushima accident (in which no one outside the plant has even gotten sick) and unilaterally decides to shut down all German Nuclear Plants. Since the billions misspent on “Green” energy has been almost a complete waste, especially not reducing the need for any conventional plants for backup, there will be a severe shortfall in energy in the future.
The solution to this dilemma has been to purchase power, large amounts of power from Poland. In Poland most of this energy is produced by coal fired plants. (See the irony here?) However, the EU demands the Poles shut down these coal fueled generators to meet their idiotic carbon reduction goals. The Poles, with a German check in hand for big bucks (kopeks?) to produce electrical power for Germany for the next twenty years, tell the EU to stuff it.
Works for me.