Friday, February 17, 2012

Where Are the Jobs?

A quick note: I ran across a graph that puts our employment plight in quickly understandable terms, from the Republican Study Committee (click to enlarge):

From the release: 
Democrats said their costly plan ($1.2 trillion, including interest) would “save or create” up to 4 million jobs and bring the unemployment rate down to about 6% today. The unemployment rate has not fallen below 8% at any point in the last 36 months. Furthermore, the official unemployment rate does not actually count unemployed people who have given up looking for work. [That would put unemployment at about 15%.]
The figures add up to 36.3% of working-age Americans either don't have a job or have given up looking.

The last time I looked, what Obama claims as a "Do-Nothing Congress" has seen the Republican-controlled House pass over 15 jobs bills, only to see them languish in the Democrat-controlled Senate.

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