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Why Isn't the President 'Creating Jobs'?

dayuser Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 4:47 PM
“It’s easier and more lucrative for some adults to collect unemployment benefits than it is to work,” Steve notes. In short, the unemployment benefits provided with a stroke of President Obama’s pen have, at least in Steve and Gwynn’s case severely decreased their labor pool. " What a bunch of absolute hooey! More lucrative? Clearly the author doesn't realize that unemployment provides only a fraction of the recepients last quarter earnings. The less a person made in that quarter, the less unemployment benefits. To blame the president for providing unemployment benefits to assist people who have lost their jobs due to a poor economy and then to imply these people PREFER unemployment is the biggest bunch of s#$t I have ever heard.

Did you hear the big “question” for our President last week?

“…Since the recovery began, businesses have spent just 2% more on hiring people while at the same time spending 26% more on equipment” the journalist noted, as she stared intently at President Obama.  “So why,” she continued, “at a time when corporate America is enjoying record profits, have you been unable to convince businesses to hire more people Mr. President?”

The journalist, of course, was Ann Curry of NBC News.   And part of the President’s response –the part where he blamed the lack of hiring on the...