Let's see what has Obama done to help with unemployment....
Health care? Nope that didn't help. Okay how about cap and trade? Nothing there so it must be the world wide apology tour, yes, no, maybe. I guess he was trying to create jobs when he bashed Arizona's immigration law along with Felipe. I'm sure playing the blame game over the B.P. oil spill created at least a few jobs. Maybe dumping in Israel is the key to ending the jobless crisis.
The truth is, and we all know it, Obama has done nothing but feed us a shovel full of political bulls**t since he has been in office. Tons of platitudes covered in pork but nothing substantive. The continuing unemployment issue has not miraculously resolved itself despite the return of the Messiah in Chief.
So what miracle does his Heinous have up his sleeve...Amnesty perhaps, or more business killing environmental policies? Those are sure to bring the jobs rolling in; or not.
Well in any case truth is always a good place to begin and the truth is born out below (from CNN):
Initial claims for unemployment benefits shot up by 25,000 to 471,000 last week. Economists had expected claims to drop to 440,000.
"This is horrible," Ian Shepherdson, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, wrote in a note to clients. "The Labor Dept told the press that there are no special factors lifting claims, so we are left with the uncomfortable possibility that the trend in claims has not only stopped falling, but may be turning higher."
One bad week doesn't make a trend, Shepherdson pointed out, so stay tuned. One cause for concern: Small businesses employ half the workforce and "so as long as they remain credit-crunched, claims won't drop as they usually do in recoveries," he said.
Maybe Obama should spend less time lavishing Felipe at gaudy State dinners, roll up his sleeves and do something for the people who elected him. Just a thought.