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Four More Days

In the latest jobs report, American unemployment rose to 7.9 percent. The unemployed number increased by 170,000, to 12.3 million.

That rate is higher than the day Barack Obama took office.

Were workers unemployed long enough to have been dropped from Labor Department statistics added back in, the rate of unemployment would be closer to 14 percent.

According to Keith Hall, former Bureau of Labor Statistics chief: “We’re still talking nine or ten years” before the economy gets back to normal.

In a statement made after the numbers were announced, Mitt Romney said: “Today’s increase in the unemployment rate is a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill. The jobless rate is higher than it was when President Obama took office, and there are still 23 million Americans struggling for work. … When I’m president, I’m going to make real changes that lead to a real recovery, so that the next four years are better than the last.”

Additionally, incomes for working Americans continue to decline. According to the latest Labor Department report, average hourly earnings dropped another cent to $23.58.

Meanwhile, the rise in food stamp usage is astonishing.

According to statistics compiled by the Senate Budget Committee, for every person added to the job rolls since January 2009, 75 people have been added to the food stamp rolls.  Since January 2009, 194,000 new jobs have been created. In that same amount of time, 14.7 million have been begun receiving food stamps.

“Simply put, the President’s policies have not produced jobs. During his time in office, 14.7 million people were added to the food stamp rolls. Over that same time, only 194,000 jobs were created—thus 76 people went on food stamps for every one that found a job. This is a product of low growth. Post-recession economic growth in 2010 was 2.4 percent, and dropped in 2011 to 1.8 percent. This year it has dropped again to 1.77 percent. Few, if any, net jobs will be created with growth of less than 2 percent” said Senator Jeff Sessions, a ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee.

America deserves better.

Four more days.

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  1. Jan Brown says:

    VICTORY IS IN THE NUMBERS !!! There’s truth in the “no vote is a vote for the (other)guy” A no vote also indicates an inability of unwilliness to take responsibility for the stewrdship of this great nation. THE REASONS ARE PLENTY & MANY. Ask around, you might be suprised at who needs a ride to the polls. In ’08, I found 3 people within a couple of blocks, turned out to be quite a good feeling. I got a call last Tuesday asking if we could do it again. YOU BET WE CAN

  2. Kerry Royce says:

    This is purely the result of Progressive policies. We have wasted billions of dollars on so-called green energy, which just turned out to be Obama bundlers. We have wasted trillions of dollars on jobs that were not quite “shovel ready”.
    We have nationalized car companies and given them to the unions.
    I could go on and on and on and on…
    But Progressive policies simply do not work. Look at Europe!
    Barack Obama and his Chicago thugs need to go back to Chicago ASAP! Four more years of Barack Obama and his pals will destroy this country for generations to come.
    Under his administration. If you want to be an astronaut. You have to learn Russian!
    The Middle East is in flames. I don’t care what the Obama apologists say. I’ve spent years in the Middle East. I know people in the Middle East and things are bad. We could have been energy independent by now. The Progressive agenda is a cancer on American productivity. It helps no one! Don’t kid yourself. There are fatcats getting rich, but these are fatcats that snuggle up next to the Chicago thugs. President Obama has been the most divisive president since Richard Nixon.
    Poor versus Rich
    African-American versus white.
    Hispanic versus everybody else
    The coastlines versus flyover country
    Gay versus straight
    Women versus men
    the list goes on… Let’s just incite hatred so that we can get elected is the Obama mantra… The heck with what it does to to the country. I am not a big Romney supporter, but I just cannot put up with four more years of the Justice Department that doesn’t work, the Treasury Department that just prints money, and the list goes on… Please think about your vote in the next four days, and I don’t begrudge anybody for voting for anybody they want to but please think carefully about your vote because your vote does count. That’s my opinion. For what it’s worth!