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President Bystander Tackles 14 Percent Black Unemployment

manzana Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 12:38 PM
The unemployment rate of college grads can mostly be traced to their chosen degrees. Humanities degrees are not in large demand. My son has a technical degree. He is moving back home next month, as pay is sporadic at his company. I don't think the republicans want to solve this problem. If the economy gets better, they lose an election point.
dconnelly Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 5:51 PM
They can't solve it when the Democrats in the Senate won't even let a jobs bill come to a vote. But the Republicans in the House have tried over and over again.

WASHINGTON - The jobless rate has risen to nearly 8 percent, economic growth has screeched to a halt, and there's grumbling among President Obama's most loyal voters about 14 percent black unemployment.

So Obama swung into action last week to deal with it. He shut down his job creation council, an advisory group of top business people, labor leaders and other political cronies, with whom he rarely met during its two years of existence.

And then Alan Krueger, who chairs Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, issued an incomprehensible Orwellian statement, saying that the increase in unemployment was "further evidence that the...