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Political Commentary on Friday’s Jobs and Unemployment Figures

As with a sound byte which the conservative Media prefers we accept because it can obscure the facts, I missed the television news statistics quickly flashed across the screen.  I recall a jobs growth with numbers in the 100-thousands, but don’t remember the exact figures.  So I looked it up on the web. I found the following:  “Since January 2012 an average of 157,000 jobs have been added each month…”  (PR Newswire story published in The Sacramento Bee newspaper).

One would expect Romney to ignore these figures because they stab at his campaign like a knife going through butter.  Instead, Romney’s focus is about the tenth of a percent increase in unemployment numbers.  What Romney does not say is this:  there are still too many of his cronies fighting against the will of the people and attempts to HOLD ONTO jobs.  Ironically, perhaps the increase in unemployment might be due to those who work in corporations which intend to fire employees who vote in favor of Barack Obama.  Perhaps the higher numbers might be government workers losing their jobs, due to Republicans.

The most important aspect of the issue is what Romney wishes people would not remember.  Romney has said he believes the “norm” for unemployment is 9%.  The figures under Obama are some I DO remember.  In October, the figures rose from 7.8% to 7.9%.  A twisted man like Romney and his crony Republicans may be playing a role in increasing these numbers, but condemns Obama to the unsuspecting and undecided voter.  After all, if he wishes the “norm” of unemployment to be 9%, then there are probably already strategies in place in overpaid corporate board rooms to do exactly that.

Besides these facts, voters should not fall into “Romnesia” and forget the 8 years of negative job growth under George W. Bush.  People can look at this with fear and intimidation for the tremendous power of those like Romney with tremendous amounts of money or look at it from the perspective of protecting and implementing the first few words of the U.S. Constitution:  “We the people…”  You can either protect the pocketbooks of the grossly high wealthy or protecting your own pocketbook – and those of your descendants, for years to come.  Do you wish to condemn your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc. to the lot of Roman-type slaves and brutal warriors, or would you prefer something better for America?

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