The Federal Reserve cited "the unknown effects of the Affordable Care Act as reasons for planned layoffs and reluctance to hire more staff."
Beige Book, March 2013
36% of US high school seniors in 11 states scored Below Basic in math. One out of every four eighth-graders in the country is mathematically illiterate.
National Assessment of Educational Progress
In international tests of 15-year-olds, 16 other industrialized countries scored above the US in science. Out of 30 nations, 23 outscored us in math.
The Programme for International Student Assessment
The share of employed young adults (18-24) in the workforce is at the lowest level in 65 years - since measurement began in 1948.
Pew Social and Demographic Trends
Seniors on Medicare Advantage plans will pay $3,600 more over the next ten years, thanks to Obamacare. In Florida, seniors will pay an additional $4,000 in premiums.
Forbes Magazine
Insurance companies will have to remit $8 billion to the federal treasury. The tax climbs to $11.3 billion in 2015 and 2016, to $13.9 billion in 2017, and to $14.3 billion thereafter, adding 3 to 3.7 percent to the cost of premiums..
Forbes Magazine
A family will pay a total of $5,000 more in premiums, and small businesses nearly $7,000, over the next 10 years. Some states will pay more.
Forbes Magazine
The Keystone Pipeline held up by the President Obama could have created 170,000 jobs - three years ago.
CNN Money
The National Labor Relations Board forced a nursing home to rehire striking workers who had sabotaged Alzheimers patients' records.
Washington Examiner
The ACA Medical Device Tax will increase the cost of your child's braces by $175.
Americans for Tax Reform
The Obamacare mandate forcing companies to purchase unlimited lifetime coverage and unlimited annual coverage for themselves and their employees could increase premiums for some businesses by 7 percent.
Obama Administration
Job Creators Network is the voice of real job creators that has been missing from the American debate on jobs and our economic crisis. JCN members talk about paychecks, not politics, helping the public and policymakers understand how to create jobs.
Bernie Marcus
co-founder Home Depot
Real Unemployment Rate

Assumes labor force participation rate at historic norm of 66 percent
8/6/14: The chief executives of Job Creators Network announced a new educational partnership with The Latino Coalition in an effort to "promote social, economic and business success for Latinos." [read here]
9/17/14: Employees vote Jackson Healthcare, LLC, founded by Job Creators Network CEO leader Rick Jackson, as the Atlanta Business Chronicle's best place to work for 2014. [read here]
Huffington Post, 8/27/14 - By Mike Leven
The real price you're paying for an airline ticket is not as advertised - a lot of that money goes to the government, and they're making the airlines hide it from you. [read here]
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