Obama: Jobs report shows economy is on right track
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – President Barack Obama says an encouraging jobs report shows that the country has made too much progress to turn back to the policies that he says led the nation into an economic crisis.
Obama got much-needed good news Friday following his disappointing debate performance as the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent. That’s the lowest it’s been since he took office in 2009.
At a campaign event in suburban Washington, Obama said the report was “a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now.” SOURCE
Well, isn’t that a convenient number, 7.8%, and it just happens to come at a time when Barack Hussein Obama is in need of a bit of *good news* to help counteract his terrible performance in the debate Wednesday night.
What does it say for the Obama presidency when US unemployment falls to 7.8 pct., a 44-month low and that is considered to be GOOD news?
What about the people in this nation that have given up on finding a job? If those numbers were taken into account the jobs report would say *U.S. unemployment at a devastating level, over 10% of the nation is still out of work*, and I use that 10% number very conservatively.
There are people in this nation that have exhausted their benefits, even the extended benefits, and if it weren’t for the goodness of family, friends and neighbors that are a bit more fortunate, these people would be starving to death, right here in the United States of America.
What about the *under-employed*? Are those numbers figured in? Under-employed being those individuals that are true fighters; they won’t give in and go on welfare, food stamps and the like, they fight to make a living and feed their families by working any job they can find, part time jobs, menial jobs, dirty jobs, whatever it takes to keep food on the table and a bit of PRIDE in themselves?
I wonder if the Obama regime ever thinks of those people?
Here is what my Congressman; Pete Sessions has to say about the September Jobs Report.
Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Dallas), a Member of House Republican Leadership, today released the following statement in response to the Department of Labor’s September unemployment report:
“Today’s weak jobs report serves as a reminder that far too many Americans are still looking for work or have stopped trying in the Obama economy. Chronic unemployment plagues our nation because the Administration continually promotes the same failed tax-and-spend policies that have stalled economic growth.
“Just last week, the Bureau of Economic Data reported that GDP grew at a sluggish rate of 1.3 percent in the second quarter of this year – down from the year’s first quarter. This economic growth matches the slowest quarter since 2009, and underscores the need for pro-growth policies to re-energize our economy.
“At a time when our nation has experienced such high jobless rates, President Obama and Washington Democrats support tax hikes that are estimated to cost our economy 700,000 jobs. Instead of further eroding small businesses’ confidence through higher taxes, we should focus on policies that encourage job creators. North Texans, and all Americans, deserve better than the status quo and it’s time for a new path.”
Communications Director | Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-32)
2233 Rayburn HOB | Washington, DC 20515-4332
Obama may call 7.8% a better number, and on paper, it IS a better number, but it’s not a factual number, it only addresses those that are still fighting IN the system.
Obama says, “the report was a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now.”
Turn back, Forward, Yes We Can and an unending series of Obama platitudes aren’t going to fix this nation, but a huge dose of TRUTH would go a long ways towards the much needed repair we must have if America is to survive.
The problem is; platitudes and slogans are ALL Obama and Company has. The word TRUTH may be in their vocabulary, but it’s one that they can’t begin to define!