May jobs added: less than 100K!
Unemployment rate: 9.1%
Unemployed Americans: 25 million
Rather than waste more time on deficit reduction, which is absolutely the last thing this economy needs, the President needs to announce a major jobs program to hire at least 10 million Americans over the next 12-18 months.
Whether it can pass the Congress is not important, what matters is that someone in power finally recognize reality: economic growth and private sector demand are woefully insufficient to create more jobs and American workers are facing a decade or more of absolutely grim economic and social conditions.
Want to pay for the program? Easy, announce the end of our pointless wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. Allow all the Bush era tax cuts to expire.
Gorilla says: “It’s time to call the Know Nothings’ bluff and demonstrate that they have zero leverage in their drive to destroy the American economy!”