Friday, July 6, 2012

Who Will Bet on Whom?

Illustration source: Ehow.com
    Yesterday, I poked fun at the Obama 2012 campaign's new slogan, "Betting on America."  At an Ohio stop on his new bus tour, the president said:
I was betting on the American worker and I was betting on American industry. 
And then this morning, the June jobs numbers were released.  The New York Times reports:

The economy added 80,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department reported Friday, after a revised increase of 77,000 in May. The unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent.  Economists are expecting similarly tepid job growth for the rest of the year.
    Considering that the United States has now had forty-one consecutive months of eight-percent-plus unemployment, more important than Barack Obama "betting on the American worker" is will the American worker be willing to bet on Barack Obama again in November?

1 comment:

  1. The 24 hour news channels want us to believe its a close race (to boost their ratings) but I see a repeat of 1980. The Indepedents either stay home or hold their noses and vote for Willard Romney. If Barack Kardashian wins again it means that any incumbent can win, anytime, under any circumstances, no matter how far in the toilet the economy can be.