Tuesday, July 09, 2013


Right-wingers are alerting us to a new statistic they regard as evidence of America's decline:
Recovery woes: America's second-largest employer is a temp agency

Behind Wal-Mart, the second-largest employer in America is Kelly Services, a temporary work provider....
Hmmm ... Kelly Services is the #2 employer in America, just behind Wal-Mart. When have I heard this before?

Oh, yeah -- in 2008, when George W. Bush was still president, as noted here and here:

(The source is The Almanac of American Employers 2008, by Jack W. Plunkett of Plunkett Research, Inc.)

Yes, I thought we could hope for more from Obama. But what we have now isn't a uniquely Obama-esque decline. It's a continuation of what we had pre-Obama. Righties, I don't recall you posting those 2008 stats. Did you?


Victor said...

If they did, they'd never admit it!

You'd never know we weren't the most perfect, exceptional country in the history of the universe, up until that Kenyan Usurper put his hand on the Kora... Bible.

And then, everything went to sh*t in a matter of minutes!!!

Kathy said...

I've become paranoid enough to believe that at least some business leaders are holding off on putting cash back into the system by hiring new people until they get a reliably business-friendly, regulation-hatin' President in the White House. If we elect a Republican in 2016, I'm willing to bet hiring will take right off.