Sweet Tweets Can’t Disguise 14,100,000 Unemployed Americans
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today released “#AskObama: Where Are the #Jobs?” as part of efforts to examine the growing gap between White House rhetoric on jobs and the fact that more than 14,000,000 Americans can’t find jobs. More than two years after Americans were promised that a near trillion dollar “stimulus” would keep unemployment below 8%, unemployment climbed to 9.2% today. During a Wednesday Twitter town hall, President Obama attempted to explain this away. This video examines the facts.
“Today’s unemployment report is, as The Atlantic wrote, ‘all bad,'” said Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA). “The total number of unemployed Americans is up 545,000. The percentage of working adults is 58.2 percent – smaller than at any point during the recession. Now at 40 weeks, the U.S. labor force just broke a record for the longest average duration of unemployment—ever.
“President Obama and the Democratic-led Senate, should take action on House Republican’s job creation agenda. Pursuing more job killing regulations like the energy production permitoriums in the Gulf of Mexico and Appalachia or the action against Boeing’s new workers in South Carolina is a recipe for more stagnation. Less regulation and red tape, a streamlined regulatory process and lower tax burdens are the recipe for economic success.”
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RT @GOPoversight: What #4jobs solutions has the .@WhiteHouse come up with in last #800days? #FACT: none. Fed Up? http://bit.ly/r1vgg9
RT @GOPoversight: Upset w/ .@WhiteHouse #4jobs #FICTION? #FACT: we are too. VIDEO: http://bit.ly/r1vgg9
RT @GOPoversight: No amount of .@whitehouse @Twitter town halls can put 14.1 million Americans back to work. VID: http://bit.ly/r1vgg9 #4jobs
RT .@DarrellIssa: #AskObama: Where are the #jobs? VIDEO: http://bit.ly/pAtbim RT If you’re wondering too