Where are the Jobs???
This do-nothing, dead-beat Republican-controlled House of Representatives are essentially holding the US economy hostage with their refusal to raise the debt limit unless there are substantial additional budget cuts. They are willing to bring the entire US and world economy down in an effort to ensure that Obama is a one-term president. They don’t give a damn about the incredible increased hardship they are about to unleash on poor, middle-class and working America.
These unpatriotic, economic terrorists will go to any length to protect their millionaire, billionaire and corporate supporters from even a dollar more in tax increases. This is should be seen as nothing less than treason. And, the question is why the media is not reporting it as such?
They came into office promising jobs, stating this was the number one issues. Yet, not one job bill has been advanced by them.
In today’s New York Times, Paul Krugman states, “creating jobs in a depressed economy is something government could and should be doing.”
He says, “Our failure to create jobs is a choice, not a necessity — a choice rationalized by an ever-shifting set of excuses,” which he then goes on to list.
The main reason unemployment rates went up last month, as report on Friday, was because of the loss of government jobs as a result of budget cut-backs.
The private sector created 57,000 jobs in June but state and local governments cut 39,000 jobs, leading to a net gain of 18,000 jobs. The federal government, meanwhile, shed 14,000 workers last month. All together, roughly 53,000 federal, state and local government jobs were lost in June, which is just shy of the 57,000 jobs created by the private sector. The U.S. economy has lost more than half a million jobs since March 2011, according to the official numbers.
We need government to spend MORE, not less! And, we need to tax the rich and corporations MORE, then less!
Let your representatives and President Obama know that you demand they don’t cave to Republican/Tea Party extortion.