Skip to comments.Obama admits the unemployment situation in America is horrific
Posted on 07/19/2010 9:36:06 AM PDT by Big Bureaucracy
President Obama described the horror of unemployment in remarks on unemployment benefits:
" We need to pass it for men like Jim Chukalas, whos with me today, and who worked as a parts manager at a Honda dealership until about two years ago. Jim has posted resumes everywhere, and even gone door-to-door looking for jobs, but hasnt gotten a single interview. Hes trying to be strong for his two young kids, but now that hes exhausted his unemployment benefits, thats getting harder to do...We need to pass it for all the Americans who havent been able to find work in an economy where there are five applicants for every opening; " Where are the jobs, Mr. President?
It is true Americans dont want hand-outs the people want jobs. Unfortunately about the only people who get jobs are President Obamas closest friends.
I understand that Sam Kass is cool and a brilliant chief, but America doesnt need a Food Czar right now.
The only jobs the ObamaCare and the Financial Reform create are federal bureaucrats jobs. These laws also create an atmosphere of uncertainty since nobody really knows what follows from those massive 5000 pages of regulations.
The unemployed Americans are filing their 1000th on-line job resume while President Obama is passing more regulations on business... The person filing bankruptcy after waiting for the Stimulus, for the Stimulus II, for the Unemployment Summit to create a job is having hard time to believe that moratorium on off-shore drilling will do it.
Unemployment benefits do not create jobs tax-cuts do.
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Take the money out of the White House Entertainment and Vacation account.
It’s probably about time for the obligatory Captain Obvious to make an appearance.
Here’s a good idea; let’s let the W tax cuts expire.
“there are five applicants for every opening”
Pretty damnng statement from a sitting president.
And I’m convinced that the real numbers are far more dire than even this statement shows.
Obama said:”Because shes eligible for only a few more weeks of unemployment, shes doing what she never thought shed have to do. Not at this point, anyway. Shes turning to her father for financial support.”
What is wrong with asking your own family for support?
Jim Chukalas was an Auto Dealer Parts Manager. Who shut down half of the Chrysler and GM Dealerships. Who shut down the Gulf Oil Business? Then the arrogant pretender comes out and tells us we are not trying hard enough or giving enough help.If it wasn’t so bad for this Countryt it would be funny. Come on November.
But I thought Obummer saved or created 3 - 3.5 million jobs since he ascended to the throne? Can’t he just create one more job for Jim Chukalas and fix his problem?........./cynical sarc
Study after study have shown a correlation between unemployment benefits and lack of looking for/accepting jobs.
Many times people can get jobs but think those jobs are “beneath” them. It used to be that any job was considered to be a Honest Work and was respected and accepted. Nowadays, the government teat (I know it is unemployment “insurance” but that was a predetermined time, much less than the time now allowed) is more comfortable.
What about the parts managers and other workers at the GM and Chrysler dealerships who Obama chose to put on the unemployment rolls for political expediency? I'm sure he has forgotten about them. How convenient for Zero.
Unprecedented (and unexpected).
Look on the bright side, the first step in recovery is admitting you have a problem. Hopefully the teleprompter hasn’t told Mr. Skittles that the remedy to the problem is cashiering Mr. Skittles.
That is simple as HE does not support his poor Afrikan relatives or his poor aunt Zamootie LOL
That is a good point - they ruined so many small businesses - former GM and Chrysler dealerships.
Who is John Galt?
I’m surprised they managed to catch him between rounds of golf.
Fundamental change...all part of his plan.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Did he finish with his trademark “let me be really clear here...it’s Bush’s fault?”
AND IT IS ALL HIS FAULT TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes - he did blame Bush:
“After years of championing policies that turned a record surplus into a massive deficit, the same people who didnt have any problem spending hundreds of billions of dollars on tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans are now saying we shouldnt offer relief to middle class Americans like Jim, or Leslie, or Denise, who really do need help.”
The script is here:
Weird, Obama hasn’t been worried about unemployment for the private sector, til just months before the elections..
And his solution.....need to drill some more holes to let the water out.
Why do politicians still think that trotting out the Common Man Argument is anything other than idiotic?
Cloward and Piven's worst nightmare. It does no good to overwhelm the government with demands for purloined wealth that can no longer be found.
I recently had a job posted for a Project Manager for IT related projects. I had over 150 applicants. Of that number, at least half had enough experience to get the job.
Oh, the ole Clinton, I feel your pain.
Then takes another stab to your heart.
22% and rising! Have we reached utopia yet?
At least you are able to post a job.
There are a few openings here, but I have not applied - too hard to be seen through the crowd. This winter will be no fun.
Not sure what’s worse:
Unemployment across America
Employment specifically at 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Bad as it is, we’ve still got 4 people working who NEED to be unemployed:
That picture is dusgusting. They trying to tell us this is his JFK moment? What a small little boy he is in that pic.
WITH A COLOSSAL SMILE ON HIS MARXIST KENYAN UGLY PUSS!!!!
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