(Chuck Muth) – “Across America, jobs just aren’t there,” complains the AFL-CIO in an email today. “It can take a year, 18 months, or even longer for many job-seekers to find work.” The union is urging folks to contact Congress and demand that unemployment benefits be extended once again during the lame duck session.
First, the jobs aren’t here because the people the AFL-CIO supports have been in charge of Congress for the last four years and have tanked the economy. Secondly, the Obama “stimulus” program that was supposed to fix the problem has only made it worse. And thirdly, to get out of the economic mess we’re in, we need the “wealthy” that Obama and the AFL-CIO wants to raise taxes on to create jobs. Not surprisingly, they’re sitting on their hands (and checkbooks) instead.
In other words, the self-proclaimed champions of the working stiff – organized labor – are largely responsible for the dire situation many of those working stiffs now find themselves in. Nice job, union bosses.