Historically viewed by the world as the land of opportunity, the only word starting with an “O” that relates to America these days is obamaland. 92 million people in “the land of the free and home of the brave” are jobless. It is truly hard to fathom.
That “o” might as well be a zero.
There never has been nor will be a “laser-like focus” on creating jobs…unless they are government positions. A socialist wouldn’t have it any other way. Five years ago this month, the community organizer made this proclamation with absolutely no intent of letting the private sector thrive.
I do not say help because government cannot create jobs. The only way it can “create” is through the use of our money which they take more of by the day. Big government certainly can tear down and has done an excellent job of this since obama was “ready to rule” from day one.
Unfortunately, there are many in this disgusting number that have zero hope of things improving. As noted frequently, many of those have given up trying to find a job. They are weary of the daily battle, daily job search that often yields zero leads while compounding the anguish of a growing low self-esteem. Sadly, too, many have also chosen to live off the few who are working. Maybe that is “fair” (another column for another day). All of this does a disservice to those who long to work, but can find nothing.
Let’s put 92 million into perspective.
Internationally, the population of Canada (35 million), the Netherlands (17 million), Belgium (11 million), Sweden (9 million), Finland (5 million), Norway (5 million), Ireland (5 million) and New Zealand (5 million) would equal our jobless total. Obama’s “fundamental transformation” would completely shut down eight countries.
At home, 92 million of our fellow citizens would equal the states of: California (38 million), Texas (26 million), Florida (19 million) and Georgia (9 million). That is a staggering thought. If each person counted above was in the job force, then four of America’s key economic states would cease to function.
Ceasing to function is currently what is happening to our economy and 92 million Americans can attest to it.