Another month of jobs numbers are out and, not surprisingly, the Obama Administration continues to underwhelm. President Obama hasn’t found time to meet with his Jobs Council in more than six months — apparently fundraisers and golfing are way more important.
After 43 months of unemployment higher than 8%, one thing is clear: Obama cares more about keeping his job than trying to create jobs for struggling Americans.
Mitt Romney summed up the August jobs report rather fittingly:
“If last night was the party, this morning is the hangover. For every net new job created, nearly four Americans gave up looking for work entirely. This is more of the same for middle class families who are suffering through the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression. After 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%, it is clear that President Obama just hasn’t lived up to his promises and his policies haven’t worked. We aren’t better off than they were four years ago. My plan for a stronger middle class will create 12 million new jobs by the end of my first term. America deserves new leadership that will get our economy moving again.”
And Paul Ryan took to airwaves to counter punch the Whitehouse’s claim that the “recovery” continues to progress:
**Read below to see what pundits, analysts and commentators across the country are saying about the weak report.**