Still Waiting for Good Jobs

Monday, June 10, 2013

According to Paul Krugman, the number of Americans with jobs is still down two million from six years ago, and 7.6 percent of the workforce is unemployed. Before the recession, this would have been unacceptable, but now politicians are sitting idly by and taking no action on job creation. What exactly will it take for jobs to be a priority again? 

The Big Shrug - New York Times 

The title says it all. 13 laws passed by Congress this year. None on jobs. 

Congress Has Passed 13 Laws This Year—None of Them Have to Do With Jobs - National Journal 

Robert Reich knows one reason we can't seem to get anything done on jobs; it is because the tea party doesn't want the government to do anything. They have accomplished their goal of minimizing the role of the federal government by essentially shutting down the House (at the middle class's expense). 

The Quiet Closing of Washington - Huffington Post 

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