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- October 12, 2011

With Perpetually High Unemployment Rates, Obama Resorted To Toasting In Hope For Jobs 


                       IN BETWEEN COLLECTING CAMPAIGN CHECKS, OBAMA TAKES TIME TO TOAST AND HOPE FOR MORE JOBS

Obama’s New Idea For Job Creation: Toasting “To More Jobs.” “President Barack Obama has joined four unemployed construction workers in Florida for a round of beers on a day his jobs bill met defeat on Capitol Hill. … The three unemployed pipe fitters and one unemployed plumber drank beer and soda; Obama had a Guinness. They all toasted ‘to more jobs.’” (Darlene Superville, “Obama, Unemployed Workers Toast To More Jobs,” The Associated Press10/11/11)

In Between Collecting Thousand Dollar Checks , Obama Engages In “Stagecraft” While Stimulus 2.0 Fails With Bipartisan Opposition. “President Barack Obama dropped into Orlando on Tuesday to raise money for his re-election campaign and took a detour to an Irish bar to pitch his jobs bill to jobless construction workers. But as the president collected checks and engaged in stagecraft, Senate Republicans and a pair of Democrats facing their own re-elections battles were voting to kill the $447 billion jobs package.” (Alex Leary, “Barack Obama Stumps For Jobs Bill, Raises Cash During Orlando Stop,” St. Petersburg Times, 10/12/11)

WHILE THE PRESIDENT TOASTS, AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE ONLY LEFT WITH HOPE

9.1%:

Unemployment Rate. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 10/7/11)

2.2 Million:

Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 10/7/11)

1.6 Million:

Private Sector Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 10/7/11)

1.5 Million:

Jobs Lost Since Obama’s Stimulus Was Passed. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 10/7/11)

32:

Record Number Of Straight Months With Unemployment Rate Above 8 Percent. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 10/7/11)


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