By: Chairman Matt Pinnell
The June unemployment numbers were released last Friday and the news wasn't pretty. The unemployment rate remained unchanged. That's now three straight months of poor reports, making the second quarter the worst quarter for job growth in two years. We have now gone a historic 41 straight months with unemployment above 8 percent.
To add insult to injury, it was also revealed that more Americans signed up for government disability checks last month (85K) than those who actually found jobs (80K). Our dependency society continues to grow, and it's unsustainable.
Senior Obama campaign advisor, David Plouffe, seemed to shrug off the jobs numbers, telling CBS "It's what everybody expected."
Excuse me, it's what everyone expected? No we expected you to lead; we expected you to put politics aside and help move this country away from the cliff. I should correct myself, your supporters expected this of you, not common sense conservatives, we knew better! The 23.4 million Americans who are unemployed, underemployed, or have given up looking for work were hoping for more too. Unfortunately, hope isn't hiring.
What the Obama administration expected was a recovery they could run on and now they are trying to spin their way out of their failures.
In was 2009 that Obama himself said "If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition."
Obama supporters had great expectations for him. Too bad the Democrat policies that he has promoted and passed have failed, and they are failures that are making matters worse.
From great expectations to one-term proposition. Those same 23.4 million Americans would be the first to tell you, Mr. President, that sometimes life just isn't fair.