CNN reports that:
Many pollsters and economists argue that 9.1% unemployment rate is a complete fiction. The real unemployment figures in the country is estimated at almost double the "official" government figures. 16-22% is the best estimate from multiple sources. Underemployment; working part time because a full time job is unavailable or flipping burgers with Masters degrees is not measured reliably at all. During the great depression unemployment was at 25%, the US unemployment rate isn't as high as during the great depression but it is higher than any other period in our history, except for the Great Depression. The Republicans have controlled the House of Representatives for 10 months and they still have not passed a single jobs bill.
Nancy Pelosi said:
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor flatly rejected President Obama's call for the House and Senate to hold a vote on his jobs bill by the end of the month, saying Monday the full bill, called the "American Jobs Act," won't get a vote in the House of Representatives.
|Government figures current unemployment at 9.1%
John Boehner said: "The President's proposals are a poor substitute for the pro-growth policies that are needed to remove barriers to job creation in America,”
as Speaker Boehner recently said – job creators are paralyzed by “the constant threat of new taxes, out-of-control spending, and unnecessary regulation from a government that is always micromanaging, meddling, and manipulating.” from Speaker Boehner's Blog
Nancy Pelosi said:
"Instead of supporting legislation to put people back to work and put money in the pockets of workers, Republicans are ignoring America's top priority. Republicans should schedule action on the American Jobs Act to help put Americans back to work,"Tell Boehner and Cantor to pass the jobs bill now
Speaker Boehner, Eric Cantor and House Republicans think the answer to our economic challenges is more of the same failed policies to protect the ultra-wealthy at the expense of the middle class.
Will you help us send a loud message that the American people aren’t buying it either?
Tell Speaker Boehner to drop the Tea Party nonsense and heed President Obama’s call to take immediate action to put Americans back to work. Add your name right now!