It was reported yesterday that Maryland Governor O'Malley "will attend the joint session of Congress as a guest of President Obama." Given their record on jobs and the economy, it is no surprise that the two will be sharing this special evening together as President Obama decides to give another speech on the economy and offer no concrete plans to create jobs or help our economy.
It’s rather fitting that President Obama who has been a complete failure when it comes to job creation, would invite the governor of the state that has been dead last in job growth over the past year to his economic address. When it comes to jobs, Governor O’Malley and President Obama’s tax-and-spend policies have been nothing more than a roadblock to economic recovery.
Maryland Floundering Near Last Place For Job Creation
Maryland tied for the fastest pace of job loss in the past year in June, the federal government estimated Friday, the second month in a row that the state was at or near the bottom of the heap. The state's unemployment rate — which had been trending downward for months — hit 7 percent in June, up from 6.8 percent in May, the U.S. Department of Labor reported. It was the first time the jobless rate had risen since January 2010. (Jamie Smith Hopkins, Maryland's employment picture still dour in June, Baltimore Sun, 7/22/11)
Maryland Has Lost 32,000 Jobs
Since President Obama Took Office, Maryland Has Lost 32,000 Jobs And The Unemployment Rate Has Increased From 6.2 Percent To 7.2 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov, Accessed 9/7/11)
Since Obama’s Stimulus, Maryland’s Unemployment Rate Has Increased From 6.5% To 7.2%
Since President Obama’s $825 Billion Stimulus Passed, Maryland Has Lost 25,600 Jobs Unemployment Rate Has Increased From 6.5 Percent To 7.2 Percent. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov, Accessed 9/7/11)
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