Time for the President to shoot straight on jobs

By Tom Quiner

Here is what President Obama’s job chiefs said in The Wall Street Journal:

“There are more than two million open jobs in the U.S., in part because employers can’t find workers with the advanced manufacturing skills they need.”

The solution? More big government. The president wants to spend $2 Billion on remedial job training for our high school graduates.

Do you really believe there are two million manufacturing jobs waiting to be filled right now? Seriously, do you? If you are a sceptic, join the club.

So how did the president and his team come up with two million jobs? The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) are the source. Only, they say these are the number of manufacturing jobs that will open up during the next ten years due to retirements.

Let us recap:

• The jobs are not immediately available.

• They are not new jobs.

The president didn’t shoot straight with us. He tried to con us, just as he cons us when he lumps in the number of jobs “saved” along with new jobs created.

The president is correct when he identifies a skills shortage in our kids graduating from high school, a shortage that didn’t seem to exist before the Department of Education was formed. Hmmm … could there be a connection?

It’s time for the president to shoot straight with us on jobs and the economy. His approach has only increased government spending, government regulation, and government entitlements.

Everything but jobs.

1 Comment

  1. maxine bechtel on June 16, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Great piece, Tom! PUT ME DOWNAS A SCEPTIC, TOO! After so many misrepresentations of the truth coming from the White House (aka barefaced lies!) It’s impossible to separate truth from fiction. Supposedly, we have been in a “recovery” for a year or more, but the evidence whereof is impossible to find! Witness the increased cost of food, gas, etc. ,plus increased unemployment–the highest in decades! It seems like that the powers-that-be are whistling “Dixie,” and that doesn’t put bread on the table!