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WHITE HOUSE AND OBAMA STILL REFUSING TO OFFER QUICK FIXES TO JOB WOES
July 6 2012
Washington, D.C. – This election, as is the case in most elections, will hinge on the economy. No matter whether it is good or bad, the standard carrier of just about every election season is, and likely always will be, the economy.
This time around that concern is particularly valid. After all, the nation has recently gone through perhaps the worst economic crisis in its history and recovery has been, at best, languid, an assessment shared by even the most optimistic of analysts. There are many reasons for the stagnant economy, no doubt, but for voters there is only one reason, only one part of the economy that really matters and that is jobs.
Jobs recovery is both a sign and a motivator for economic growth and while that is certainly not the only thing affecting economic growth and recovery, it is the one thing that most people point to and the thing which most people understand. Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney also understand that, particularly in respect to getting votes and so both will be playing those numbers as the election looms. Thus far, the numbers aren’t great for the President and that will surely impact his chances at re-election, particularly so considering he clearly is unwilling to use a quick fix to create jobs, something he obviously has stowed away but is just refusing to share.
“While the economy is continuing to heal from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, much more remains to be done to repair the damage from the financial crisis and deep recession that followed,” said a statement from the White House. “It is critical that we continue the policies that build an economy that works for the middle class and makes us stronger and more secure as we dig our way out of the deep hole that was caused by the severe recession. There are no quick fixes to the problems we face that were more than a decade in the making.”
The unemployment rate stayed steady at 8.2 percent which really isn’t all that bad considering everything that has happened.
That number also includes people who just have no interest in working or just hate commuting.
“The economy is better, much better, and considering where it could have gone back when this crisis first started that is not bad at all. If President Bush and President Obama hadn’t acted so aggressively with things like bailouts we could have been in much worse shape, much worse,” said Scrape TV Economic analyst Michael Santino. “Now things aren’t great but they aren’t terrible either and that ain’t not bad at all, really. Still, the numbers hurt and they are going to hurt Obama which is why it’s weird he has refused to just fix things.”
Job growth has actually increased for 28 straight months including through June but the deficit is still high, leading to flat percentages for the last two months.
“I mean he could be saving this for sometime closer to the election or has some strange plan afoot. I mean he clearly has a magical solution, a cure to all these woes. He is the President after all and he wasn’t elected into office to not fix things,” continued Santino. “Sure he isn’t a magician, though that would be very cool, but he still has to have a magical plan to restore everything to the way it should be. Heck, make it even better than it was. That would be ideal but obviously he is unwilling to do that for whatever reason.”
The White House declined any further statement on their plans or lack thereof.
Edward Bastil, Political Correspondent