The American People Want Jobs, but All the President Offers is Rhetoric
Everywhere he looks these days, President Obama sees problems before him.
Unemployment, recession, falling consumer confidence, Afghanistan and the BP oil spill, just to name a few.
Rather than fix the problems, The President has decided to attack the Republicans;
“I just want everyone to remember — we’ve tried the other side’s theories, we know what their ideas are. We know where they led us. So now we’ve got a choice: We can return to what we know did not work, or we can build a stronger future. We can go backwards or we can go forward. And I don’t know about you, but I want to move forward in this country.”
Unfortunately for the President, the people are not buying what he is selling;
It’s getting harder and harder for most Americans, looking honestly at the state of the nation, to see the glass as half full. And that’s why the public opinion polls contain nothing but bad news for President Barack Obama and the Democrats.
Employment is the No. 1 issue for most ordinary Americans. Fifteen million Americans are unemployed, according to the official count, which wildly understates the reality. Assuming no future economic setbacks and job creation at a rate of 200,000 or so a month, it would take more than a decade to get us back to where we were when the Great Recession began.
Last month, America created 41,000 jobs. At that pace, it will take us more than 3 decades to get out of the mess that we currently find ourselves.
Obama is paying dearly for his tin ear on this topic. Fifty-four percent of respondents believed he does not have a clear plan for creating jobs. Only 45 percent approved of his overall handling of the economy, compared with 48 percent who disapproved.
It’s not too late for the president to turn things around, but there is no indication that he has the desire, plan or patience for doing so.