Skip to comments.Salena Zito: Where Are the Jobs?
Posted on 07/10/2011 5:48:03 PM PDT by neverdem
Where are the jobs?
Not the stimulus signs, rhetoric about "shovel-ready" economic voodoo or propping-up of an anemic manufacturing sector, but the real jobs?
Polls at the beginning of July showed President Obama in an increasingly hazardous position with voters on jobs and the economy.
A McClatchy-Marist poll put his economic approval rating at just 37 percent among registered voters. A Gallup poll found U.S. economic confidence had plummeted by 7 percent since June.
Last year, Obama used Pennsylvania's Allentown Metal Works as a backdrop to tout his stimulus and job-creation success. A couple of months later, the plant closed.
Vice President Joe Biden told a Pittsburgh crowd that 250,000 to 500,000 jobs would be created each month by the start of last summer. The numbers never even came close.
To date, this administration's handling of our economy is a failure.
"Excepting some unanticipated major event, the election will largely ride on the state of the economy and public perceptions of how Obama has handled it," said Mark Rozell, a professor of public policy at George Mason University.
All the political opposition must do is seed as much doubt as possible, early and often, about Obama's economic leadership, and he will have a political problem more potent than his rhetorical skills.
On a "Factory Belt" tour last month, Obama spoke about new worker-training partnerships between government and academia in political battlegrounds Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
It was an attempt to project confidence in our economic future -- but it's hard to sell glacial-speed job growth.
"In the short term, there may be some support for the president because he is 'doing something' about the economy," explained Rozell, "but, ultimately, the real test is whether economic circumstances improve in time for election day next year."
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The jobs are up in Canada.
Their unemployment stats are going the opposite direction!
Baraq has the economic kiss of death.
The electric car factory he was pimping here in Indiana just went bankrupt.
We exported our jobs. You can visit them in China.
That’s probably racist, but I can’t find any errors. BTTT!
Thanks for the link.
I think Baraq’s been there (Elkhart, Indiana - up near Lake Mich) twice.
It’s sort of on the road to Chicago for him anyway, LOL.
No excuse. Come mow my yard for free. Collaborators should pay the price. That is a collaborator. No mercy.
The funny thing about Elkhart Indiana is that he lost the vote there to John McCain and Obama is still not popular there. I have lots of relatives who live around the area.
Did you say he was pimping an electric car factory? That sounds pretty racist to me.
To all nobama voters and to all nonvoters...If you are fired, tough luck, you collaborating boob.
I vote. I call it my license to bitch. If you don’t vote, STFU!
The jobs are in China, India, Singapore,...
You linked to the printer friendly page. My 56K dialup modem thanks you.
nobama is a fool.
Tell your modem it's welcome. I do it as much as possible.
You don't have to keep thaking me for it, but if you just want to drop the hint for everyone else, have at it.
Like reading Salena’s work. Good, common sense in her writing.