With the presidential election looming, less than 48 hours from today, it is important to look at President Obama’s record on job growth in the past four years. When he took office the unemployment number was at 7.8%. Today the number of unemployed is 7.9%. It appears that even with the billions of dollars in stimulus package monies Obama’s methods of getting people back to work has not helped.
We could have given those unemployed individuals money directly for education rather than throwing money at programs that haven’t worked. The bottom-line is that most of the Obama-backed programs have not worked. They have not created jobs or helped train the unemployed for new careers. Obama’s policies have been a failure.
The latest job numbers added 171,000 positions in October according to the Labor Department. This hiring was broad based in practically every industry but the government that in my opinion has too many jobs, as it is. This is an improvement in a lack-luster employment environment, yet still doesn’t send a message that Obama made the right decisions by spending tax payer’s money to stimulate the job economy.
His policies failed. His Administration did not create job growth. He did not make the right decision in what to do about the job crisis, rather time did it for him. As time has gone on companies are beginning to hire. This is after four difficult years and a debt created by our U.S. government that will insure inflation in the near future.
Soon the message will be inflation. So when you do finally get a job in 2013, you can thank President Obama for the higher taxes you will pay and the higher cost for products/services. The cost of living is already rising while the pay for work is decreasing. Job security will still be fragile as the unemployment rate slowly goes down over the next couple of years, leaving many still underemployed or living on welfare.
For the past two elections, I voted for the guy who won the Presidency. First I voted for George W, then for Obama. I am voting for Romney this time. I haven’t been wrong yet. It’s time for REAL change, not unemployment welfare. President Obama needs to go back to Hawaii and look for that birth certificate.