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Former Labor Secretary: Obama Hopes to Distract the American People So We Forget About Grim Unemployment
Posted By admin On August 11, 2011 @ 4:14 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled
Washington’s Blog 
Aug 11, 2011
I noted  Monday that Obama is a pretend populist who says he’s fighting for jobs … when his policies actually increase unemployment.
Economics professor and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich – who presumably has good insider sources on job-related issues - agrees :
I’m told White House political operatives are against a bold jobs plan. They believe the only jobs plan that could get through Congress would be so watered down as to have almost no impact by Election Day. They also worry the public wouldn’t understand how more government spending in the near term can be consistent with long-term deficit reduction. And they fear Republicans would use any such initiative to further bash Obama as a big spender.
So rather than fight for a bold jobs plan, the White House has apparently decided it’s politically wiser to continue fighting about the deficit. The idea is to keep the public focused on the deficit drama — to convince them their current economic woes have something to do with it, decry Washington’s paralysis over fixing it, and then claim victory over whatever outcome emerges from the process recently negotiated to fix it. They hope all this will distract the public’s attention from the President’s failure to do anything about continuing high unemployment and economic anemia.
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 Washington’s Blog: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/08/reich-obama-hopes-to-distract-public-so.html
 noted: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/08/obama-fake-jobs-populist.html
 agrees: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/obama-jobs-plan-_b_923053.html
 Happy Labor Day: Obama and Romney Both Scorn You, the American Worker: http://www.prisonplanet.com/happy-labor-day-obama-and-romney-both-scorn-you-the-american-worker.html
 Secretary of Labor Reich: Unemployment Numbers Show We’re Already In a Depression: http://www.prisonplanet.com/secretary-of-labor-reich-unemployment-numbers-show-were-already-in-a-depression.html
 Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner: Unemployment Could Go Up Before It Comes Down: http://www.prisonplanet.com/treasury-secretary-timothy-geithner-unemployment-could-go-up-before-it-comes-down.html
 Real Unemployment Figures Double Those Reported By Labor Department: http://www.prisonplanet.com/real-unemployment-figures-double-those-reported-by-labor-department.html
 Record 1.2 Million People Fall Out Of Labor Force In One Month, Labor Force Participation Rate Tumbles To Fresh 30 Year Low: http://www.prisonplanet.com/record-1-2-million-people-fall-out-of-labor-force-in-one-month-labor-force-participation-rate-tumbles-to-fresh-30-year-low.html
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