By John W. Lillpop
Those hoping for an Obama fairy-tale beginning to 2010 were bitterly disappointed by the latest jobs news.
As reported at Yahoo.com, in part: (1)
(AP) — Lack of confidence in the economic recovery led employers to
shed a more-than-expected 85,000 net jobs in December even as the unemployment rate held at 10 percent. The rate would have been higher if more people had been looking for work instead of leaving
the labor force because they can’t find jobs.
sharp drop in the work force — 661,000 fewer people — showed that
more of the jobless are giving up. Once people stop looking for jobs,
they’re no longer counted among the unemployed.
“When discouraged workers
and part-time workers who would prefer full-time jobs are included, the
so-called "underemployment" rate in December rose to 17.3 percent, from
17.2 percent in November. That’s just below a revised figure of 17.4
percent in October, the highest on records dating from 1994.”
that: 10.0 percent unemployment and 17.3 percent under employment–all
for just one trillion dollars of stimulus pork! What a deal!
85,000 out of work and this president and liberals in Congress want to
grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, many whom hold jobs that
should be filled by Americans!
How about a win-win proposal that will help America
and clean up the illegal alien mess all at once?
The win one for America proposal: Put US citizens who are unemployed to work in hunting down and deporting illegal aliens and in assisting border patrol agents secure our borders.
Say what? That would be unfair and discriminatory?
it sure would. But then again, so is allowing 20 million illegal aliens
to steal hundreds of billions of dollars each year from US taxpayers.
about some unfair and discriminatory actions by the government in favor
of hard-working, tax-paying US citizens for a change?
John W. Lillpop