Obama’s hard work creating jobs pays off
Published: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 20:01
While the GOP primary has turned into the sitcom "Everybody Hates Mitt" on the quest to find the true conservative for the 2012 presidential election, President Obama has been riding high in his first month of 2012.
The unemployment rate has now dropped to 8.5% with 200,000 jobs added to the economy in December, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
The rate is the lowest level that unemployment has been at in three years. For 22 straight months, the economy has added private sector jobs, and in the last six consecutive months alone, this country has seen gains of at least 100,000 jobs each month.
The U.S. Labor Department also reported industries with solid gains in December, including the construction industry with 17,000 jobs, retailers with nearly 28,000 jobs, transportation firms with 50,000 workers, and manufacturers with 23,000 jobs.
In 2011, 1.6 million jobs were added to the economy. This is an improvement from the 940,000 jobs added in 2010 and economists are predicting that two million jobs will be added to the economy in 2012.
President Obama proudly pointed out this 2011 accomplishment in a speech he recently gave to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with an added detail you won't hear on Fox News:
"All together, more private sector jobs were created in 2011 than any year since 2005. The economy is moving in the right direction. We're creating jobs on a consistent basis. We're not going to let up, not until everybody who wants to find a good job can find one."
This definitely sounds like the President I voted for in 2008 and what a refreshing trend to witness him brag about his accomplishments for a change. America is moving in the right direction whether the GOP nominees like it or not.
President Obama needs to address the issue of jobs in the State of the Union address on Jan. 24 because it is the middle class he is fighting for and not the very wealthy in this country, all of them who could, without any doubt in my mind, pay their fair share in taxes and still be very well off. Do people really need more than two houses to live a comfortable life?
Mitt Romney has said more than a few times that President Obama has failed America, but the numbers show otherwise, which drives Romney's level of delusion up sky high with the other nominees, except for Jon Huntsman, who dropped out anyway.
Let's also not forget that Romney has made the claim that he added 100,000 jobs when he was at Bain Capital, however, the former Massachusetts governor is refusing to release his records to prove his claim.
Even one of the President's loudest critics, Sarah Palin, is suggesting Romney release his tax returns and the records from Bain Capital.
Gov. Romney, the numbers don't lie and Americans are finally finding work, and my hope is they will continue to do so regardless if you win the 2012 election or not.
I also will agree with Gov. Palin for the first time in my life and say that unless Gov. Romney plans on calling The U.S. Labor Department liars, I suggest he shows us his numbers if he wants to be known as the honest CEO he is proclaiming to be and not one who gets a kick out of firing people.