Despite all the Congressional roadblocks by Republicans; despite inheriting the worst economic disaster in the nation’s history; and despite all the negative Republican political rhetoric this campaign season about how President Obama’s efforts to create jobs has failed, well, recent figures indicate that jobs have been created in the past three years.
According to the Labor Department, 4.3 million jobs were lost in the year following Obama’s inauguration. But since then, 4.4 million jobs have been added.
This doesn’t mean happy days are here nor does it mean the nation can breathe a collective sigh of relief. There still are a lot of people out of work and looking for jobs and no matter who becomes president in January, there’s a lot of work yet to be done to strengthen the nation’s economy and it getting more people back to work.
And that means Republicans AND Democrats must work together, must compromise to come up with legislation designed benefit all Americans.
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