With unemployment roaring to more than 10 percent, you’d think that Members of Congress would be focused on putting their constituents back to work. Obviously, this Congress has a very different agenda (ruining the American health care system). This article in the Detroit News sums up what is happening perfectly:
Last week’s job numbers show unemployment nationally bumping past 10 percent and surpassing 15 percent in Michigan. Unemployment keeps climbing, even though President Barack Obama and Congress nine months ago committed $787 billion to creating jobs.
Since then, neither the White House nor Congress has spent a minute honestly analyzing whether the stimulus program is accomplishing its goal, and if not, what other approaches might work.
Instead, the administration is spinning dismal economic reports into positive news, allowing both it and Congress to ignore the economy while they pursue their ideological ends.
It ought to infuriate anyone who’s lost a job, can’t find a job, is worried about his job or lives in a community ravaged by a lack of jobs that Congress devotes nearly all of its energy to arguing about health care.
Will Congress gets its priorities straight? Let’s hope so… or hope that it’s the current Members of Congress who are looking for work this time next year.