The Stock Market moves one way or another based on the monthly Employment Report from the payroll firm ADP. Every month, two days before Government releases its own estimate, ADP releases a report of how many private sector jobs have been added or lost in the previous month. ”It has had an average miss of 41,000,” John Briggs from RBS told CNBC, but the fact is ADP has been off by only a few thousand jobs per month and here is the what people like Briggs are missing:
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The first elected official to rush to twitter to greet his constituents with a Happy Hannukah tweet, is the newly elected senator of New Jersey Cory Booker.
Happy Hanukkah! May we all be a miracle of light in someone’s life through small acts of kindness & persistent acts of love.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) November 27, 2013
He was followed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Since Bush left office, you don’t read much about gas prices but the price for a regular gallon gas at the pump was on average $3.243 in November, according to the Energy Information Administration.
November 2011 and November 2012, both under Obama, are the only two Novembers to be higher than what Americans paid in recent weeks. Worse, November 2013 prices are higher than all but 7 of Bush’s 96 months in office.
Yesterday evening JPUpdates posted an AP story which reported that, “As of this week, not one of the plans for sale [from the 19 companies] on New York’s health benefit exchange would cover treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, one of the world’s largest and most respected cancer hospitals.” But today, the Hospital’s Twitter account had this to say:
If you are a family of four living in Brooklyn with a personal pre-tax income of $71,000 a year, good luck trying to pay for health insurance.
Here is the simple math:
If Child Health Plus will be around in 2014, you will pay $90 a month to cover your two children. This is a $1,080 cost for the year; which is indeed very cheap and a great help for taxable families. However, if you and your spouse want to enroll in a middle of the road (Silver) Obamacare Plan, you will need to pay an after-subsidy annual premium of $6,745, excluding your children’s coverage.
“The Jewish Channel TV,” which made waves when Newt Gingrich said Palestinians are an invented people, is barley alive.
On TV, the Jewish Channel is dumped at a place that few people have access to and less people actually watch.
On You Tube, the weekly “Week in review” of TJCTV has an average of only 155 views per each of the videos posted over the last three months. 155 views per video is a fraction of the You Tube views that was generated when TJCTV posted clips of its June 2012 interview with Yossi Gestetner, Founding Editor of this website.
The 4.8 million policies that were canceled due to Obamcare is a number collected by major media organizations, but the rest of the numbers in the headline is from the Obama Administration which reports that 106,185 people have ‘selected’ – but not all of them paid for – a health insurance plans through the exchanges. 79,391 of those selections are from State exchanges while only 26,794are from the Federal Exchange which is spread in 36 States. This number of selections is well-short of the 1.2M people that were suppose to sign up in this time frame.
Those numbers are as of November 2nd.
Separately, almost 400,000 who logged onto the Exchange websites are eligible for Medicaid.
Market Watch notes that “Roughly 26.9 million unique visitors went to state-run and federally run exchange web sites during the first month, and 3.16 million callers checked in on call centers, HHS said.”
NYC Council member and Speaker candidate Melissa Mark-Viverito says she will gladly meet the family of Jacob Ostreicher, a Brooklyn man who is held-up in Bolivia since May 2011 due to massive corruption in the Judicial system.
Earlier this week, the NY Post reported that Ms. Mark-Viverito has strong political relationships with the Bolivian President Evo Morelas, leading this website to publish a submitted post asking why this high-profile Council member did not offer to assist Mr. Ostreicher, a NYC man, while U.S. Senators and Congress members from other States have stepped in with letters, calls, hearings and even trips to Bolivia.
Secretary of State John Kerry thinks you are stupid or that it’s 1972 and no one can double-check news and facts! Following the collapse of the Nuclear talks with Iran, Kerry said Sunday that the President held all along that a no deal with Iran is better than a bad deal. Kerry made it appear as if the U.S. backed away from the talks because only a bad deal was in the works, but the fact is the French upended Kerry and rejected a deal as per Saturday reports, and Kerry today morning admits that in fact the U.S. was ready to move forward with a deal, a bad deal that is, but Iran said no thank you.
The one who smiles now is Bibi Netanyahu. He is the one that argued a no deal is better than a bad deal. He begged his “allies” in the West not to make these offers to Iran. Kerry refused. He walked into the talks Saturday head-held-high thinking he is on the cusp of a historic deal, but all went to hell.
Of all the stats coming out of the Virginia Gubernatorial, one has failed to get much attention. President Obama won the 18-29 age group by a solid margin of 23 points over the “main-stream moderate” Romney. It was probably enough to give Obama a second term. But guess what? According to the VAGOV exit polls, Ken Cuccinelli, who was smeared as the most rigid right winger on social issues, lost this age group by only 5 points 40% to 45%. Sarvis the Libertarian picked up the rest 15%.
Turnout in this week’s Rockland County elections were at record levels. Republicans, Democrats, Preserve Ramapo-types; Liberal and Ultra Orthodox Jews went to the polls in high numbers. In this turnout, Republican County Executive Candidate Ed Day defeated his Democratic opponent David Fried by a clear margin.
This in one sentence means Mr. Day has a mandate to lead. The question remains how he will lead it.
Bernard Charles’ only chance of wining the Mayoral race in the Village of Spring Valley in Rockland County, NY earlier this week was with the overwhelming support he received from Orthodox Jewish voters. In fact, earlier this year Mr. Charles won a seat to the Board of Education of the East Ramapo Central School District largely with the strong support from the Jewish Community. However after analyzing results of all Village of Spring Valley races, it appears that up to 140 Orthodox Jewish voters did not support Mr. Charles and/or voted for Demeza Delhomme, which in turn gave Mr. Delhomme the Mayoral seat by a 91-vote margin. The margin will likely widen after absentees will be counted next week. Delhomme’s win was too much for Mr. Charles and tonight he went on to attack by name ”Jewish activists” who ”have manipulated village trust” against his candidacy.
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NYC Mayor (89% in) - √ Bill deBlasio (D) 73.3% | Joe Lhota (R) 24.3%
NYC Comptroller (88% reporting) – √ Scott Stringer (D) 80% | John Burnett (R) 17%
Brooklyn DA (90% reporting) – √ Ken Thompson (D) 72% | Charles Hynes (R) 27%
NYC Council (44) (98% reporting) - √ David Greenfield (D) 82% | Joseph Hayon (R) 18%
NYC Council (48) (97% reporting) – √ Chaim Deutsch (D) 55% | David Storobin (R) 39%
Proposal 1 (91% reporting) – √ Yes 57% | No 43%
Spring Valley, NY (11:37 PM) With 100% reporting Mr. Delhomme won READ MORE
Ramapo Supervisor (10:56 PM) - JP Updates projects Chris St. Lawrence won re-election
Rockland County Executive (100% reporting) – √ Ed Day (R) 52% | David Fried (D) 46%
New Jersey Governor (88% reporting) - √ Chris Christie (R) 60% | Barbara Buono (D) 38%
Virginia Governor (99% reporting) - √ Terry McAuliffe (D) 48% | Ken Cuccinelli (R) 46%
The Joseph Hayon Campaign vehemently denies the allegations that they have released a false letter signed by multiple non profit groups in Boro Park endorsing Joseph Hayon. The following is a statement released by the Hayon Campaign:
In the past few days a local Borough Park Magazine published an ad (see attached PDF) listing a number of prominent organizations endorsing the candidacy of deBlasio for Mayor, Eric Adams for Borough President, and Joseph Hayon for City Councilman of the 44th District. The organizations displayed in the ad were: Yad Ephraim; Ohel; Masbia; Mekimi; Boro Park Y; Refuah; Renewal; Hatzalah; Tomchai Shabbos; Chaveirim; Shomrim; Bikur Cholim of Boro Park.
Brooklyn, NY – An elderly man who has frequented several stores in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn and has been routinely shopping there with stolen credit cards has been apprehended by NYPD today,while shopping for Christmas gifts for his grandchildren.
Sources tell JP Updates that the Borough Park Shomrim Patrol has received a call on it’s hotline from an employee at the “Toys for You” Toy store on Thirteenth Avenue, complaining that there is a customer in their store that has been shopping at there store several times in the past and the credit cards that he used to pay for his previous purchases, came back as stolen.
Brooklyn, NY – In recent days, the campaign of Joseph Hayon – the republican candidate running against councilman David Greenfield for the 44th council district – has stepped up their efforts, with posters attacking Greenfield for being absent on the issues most important to the Jewish community, the community he is part of, and has been elected to serve for.
In the latest ad they released (see below), Hayon is bashing Greenfield on his support for resolutions supporting late term abortions (1799), government footing the bill for abortions (1635), and for the Government to recognize Gay relationships as if they were married (1711) etc.
By: Rabbi Moishe Indig
On Election Day, Tuesday November 5th, New York voters will find on the ballot an initiative called “Proposal 1” allowing the State to sanction the building of seven Casino gaming resorts throughout the State, including in Sullivan County; the home of many Orthodox Jewish summer camps and vacation homes.
Howard Leigh, the president of Westminster Synagogue has been introduced into the House of Lords, according to the UK Jewish News. Leigh, reads the report, ”who has been a treasurer of the Conservative (Tory) Party for more than a decade and is currently its senior treasurer, was accompanied by Lords Fink and Feldman during for last Thursday’s ceremony.”
Last weekm Finchley United shul chairman Jon Mendelsohn has been introduced (sworn in) into the House of Lords which is the upper House of the UK parliament and its members are not elected. Instead they are appointed by the Queen. As per the UK Daily Mail, “The upper house now has 836 members – more than the European Parliament, which has 766 MEPs, and the UK House of Commons with its 650 MPs. Mr. Leigh as donated more than £220,000 to the Toris, as per the UKDM.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 148K jobs were added in September; which is below the 193K jobs added a month earlier but it is well above the poor 84K jobs added in July. The Unemployment Rate dropped to 7.2%, which to put it into perspective, when Obama campaigned this time October 2008 that the economy is bad, the Unemployment Rate (from September) was 6.1%. Worse, if millions would have not given up looking for work in recent years, the Unemployment Rate would be now above 9%.
The Unemployment Rate average for 2013 is 7.53%, while the average UR at this time in 2008 was 5.44%. For all of 2008, the UR was on average 5.8%; a number that the pace of the current economy wont reach any time soon.
The Stimulus package that was passed in 2009 had hiked the dollar amount for Food Stamp enrollees each month by an average of $9 per person. For a family of four, it meant $36 per month, leaving more personal income money and welfare funds in the pockets of the poor to buy lotteries; pay for expensive iPhone services and movies tickets, while the extra $36 per month on the Food Stamp card was usable to buy chocolate, junk food and soft drinks in groceries or at gas stations.
Obama’s approval rating today morning among Independents is at 34%, according to the latest CNN Poll. Last week, Obama was at 37% among Independents according to a Pew poll, and ten days ago Obama was at 33% among Independents according to the WSJ/NBC poll. This gives Obama an average approval rating among Independents of 34.66% but all we read the last two weeks is how bad the GOP is doing due to the shutdown.
Obama’s overall approval rating in these polls is below 45%, driven by the 1/3 Independents and 80%-plus Democrats who back him.
Scott Stringer is currently the Manhattan Borough President. In September 2013 he won the Democratic primary to be Comptroller of NYC. Here are ten interesting things about this Jewish political official:
1) At age 22 he became Legislative Assistant to then-Assemblyman and now Congressman Jerrold Nadler
2) At age 30, in 1990, Stringer owned two bars in NYC. Both went under quite quick
3) In September 2010, Stringer (then age 50) married Elyse Buxbaum, (then age 38), in Connecticut, not in his home state NY as a protest of NY’s failure to recognize Same Gender Marriage.
At times things go really crazy at Politico. Here is the latest example.
Today morning Politico’s main headline reads “Donors’ frustration with GOP Mounts.” The lead-in reports that “Republican donors were horrified in November after pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into campaigns for president and Congress with nothing to show for it. A year later they’re appalled by how little has changed, angered by the behavior of Republican lawmakers during a string of legislative battles this year capped by the shutdown, and searching for answers.”
In an blistering interview in the Yiddish language newspaper “Di Tzeitung – News Report”, Joseph Hayon the longshot Republican candidate running for city council in the 44th district against councilman David Greenfield, touted his qualifications for the job and hammered Greenfield for not being there enough for the community.
He named his experience as a school teacher, a tuition paying father of three, and a customer service specialist for a small business as qualifications which gives him a broad understanding of the needs and the hardships of this community.