June 1, 2012
Jobs Numbers: Not Quite Pomp and Circumstance
In the next few weeks, millions of students will graduate from college or high school, seeking opportunities to join the American workforce. Most will remain unemployed for months – or longer.
Today, the Labor Department announced just 69,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy this month, pushing the unemployment rate to 8.2 percent and failing to provide the necessary opportunities for the millions of graduates who will be looking for work – let alone the nearly 15 million Americans who are currently unemployed.
The costly big-government social programs that have dominated this administration’s approach to the economy have stunted economic growth, failed the American workforce and obstructed our nation’s path to a more prosperous future. Truly, the best social program is employment and, rather than unproductive spending programs, that must be the federal government’s focus.
The single best way to reverse America’s anti-growth policies is to eliminate today’s ever-changing, overly complex and expensive corporate tax code, which discourages foreign investors from building businesses in America, damages job creation, reduces wages, and leads to inefficient government programs and policies.
Read the full article here at Red State
President, Americans for Job Security