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The Trump Manufacturing Jobs Boom: 10 Times Obama’s Over 21 Months

The Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, six months into former President Obama’s first term. The economy continued to shed jobs until the following March. Manufacturing was particularly hard hit, with almost 2.3 million manufacturing jobs—some 1 in 6—lost between January 2008 and March 2010.

As is the case during recoveries, jobs bounced back, with seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment expanding almost 12% from March 2010 until January 2017, when President Obama handed over the presidency to Donald Trump.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckdevore/2018/10/16/the-trump-manufacturing-jobs-boom-10-times-obamas-over-21-months/#294892085850

Unemployment rate falls to 3.7 percent, lowest since 1969

The unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in September, its lowest level since 1969, the Labor Department reported Friday. President Trump quickly celebrated the news on Twitter, and many forecasters predict the jobless rate will decline even more in the months to come.

While economists cheered the unemployment rate, only 134,000 jobs were created in September, which was well below the consensus prediction of 180,000. Hurricane Florence, which brought catastrophic flooding to the Carolinas, probably prevented some businesses from bringing new workers on. Hiring was especially weak in retail and the leisure and hospitality sectors.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/10/05/unemployment-rate-falls-percent-lowest-since/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.226676c1773c

Democratic Socialism: Who Knew That ‘Free’ Could Cost So Much?

Socialism: Since the Democratic Party took a turn for the worse toward so-called democratic socialism, the party’s leading lights have laid the promises on pretty thick. Free Medicare for all! Guaranteed income! Guaranteed jobs! Subsidized housing! Free college! Universal pre-school! Wow, and all for free.

Well, not exactly. In a devastating piece that appeared on the left-of-center web site Vox (to its credit), Manhattan Institute fellow Brian Riedl went through the simple math of what free actually costs. It’s a lot.

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/democratic-socialism-free/

Democrats embracing socialism is dangerous for America

Their latest clarion call is the idea of “Democratic Socialism.” Socialism by any other name is still socialism, and trying to infiltrate it into our modern political process and system of government is dangerous.

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/401427-democrats-embracing-socialism-is-dangerous-for-america

Sidhu apologizes to families as Crown asks for 10-year sentence in Humboldt Broncos bus crash

Sixteen people were killed and 13 injured when the team’s bus struck the semi driven by Sidhu on April 6, 2018, in eastern Saskatchewan.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4910631/sentencing-arguments-humboldt-broncos-bus-crash-sidhu/

Semi-driver in Humboldt Broncos bus crash had 70 regulation violations

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu had 70 regulation violations in the days leading up to the April 6, 2018, Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Sixteen people were killed and 13 injured when the team’s bus slammed into the semi being driven by Sidhu.

A logbook review found Sidhu, 30, violated 51 federal regulations and 19 Saskatchewan regulations between March 26 and April 6.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4901778/semi-driver-in-humboldt-broncos-bus-crash-had-70-regulation-violations/

Owner of trucking company involved in Humboldt crash charged

Sukhmander Singh faces 8 counts of failing to comply with various safety, log-keeping regulations

The owner of the Calgary-based trucking company involved in the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash has been charged.

Alberta Transportation Minister Brian Mason says Sukhmander Singh, owner and director of Adesh Deol Trucking Ltd., faces eight counts of failing to comply with various safety and log-keeping regulations.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/humboldt-trucking-company-adesh-1.4857618

Drunk WestJet passenger who caused plane to reroute ordered to pay $21,000 for the fuel

The U.K. man whose “absolutely disgusting” drunken behaviour caused a WestJet flight to turn around and land back in Calgary must pay the airline $21,260.68 — the cost of the wasted fuel.

David Stephen Young, 44, pleaded guilty last week to charges under the Aeronautics Act and Criminal Code of failing to comply with safety instructions and resisting arrest.

“One has to feel some sympathy for the accused but as in all criminal legislation, it is trite to say that the voice of the victim must also be heard,” said provincial court Judge Brian Stevenson in delivering his sentencing decision.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/westjet-flight-detour-young-guilty-plea-court-sentence-restitution-1.4997350

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