Failing with employment numbers

By From page B3 | January 16, 2014

While the mainstream media again demonstrates its reliable left tilt with so much attention over Chris Christie’s bridge problem, it is good to bring the conversation back to important failures of prominent politicians. Specifically, we should be discussing the dismal performance of our president and our Democrat Senate majority leader driving this country to new lows in joblessness.

While some disingenuously celebrate our government-reported falling employment rate, the employment-to-population ratio also has fallen from 63 percent before the recession to 59.4 percent in June 2009, and now to 58.6 percent.

Part of our elite political class desires to transform the United States into the model of old Europe. They appear to be on track, since we appear to be adopting old Europe’s penchant to grow discouraged workers and structural unemployment problem.

In our fifth year of the Obama “recovery,” Democrats blame Republicans for refusing to support yet another extension of jobless benefits. Meanwhile, there is no effective leadership, and no reaching across the aisle to support policies to create more jobs.

History generally gets it right despite what the media report or do not report. This being the case, Christie’s bridge “scandal” will be nary a blip over Harry Reid and Barack Obama’s troubled waters of jobless pain.

Jeff Boone

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