Much of the housing problem this last year wouldn't have existed or could have been fixed....with JOBS. NO house, no matter how cheap can be bought without a job. Purchase requirements are now tougher than ever. JOBs create demand and create BUYERS.....consumers ! ! No clever costly programs are needed when there are JOBS. Jobs solve the problems. Why didn't he know that THEN ??? I fear his recent conversation conversion is too little, too late. I must say it was welcome talk, rather than his 'scare tactics' about the debt ceiling procedure. It was Obama, as a Dem said on Sunday news shows, who started the usual dirty trick of scaring elderly. Social security could have been paid, regardless. That's a usual Dem campaign trick...scare the elderly with...'false' statements.
Attention to jobs was needed in 2009 and 1010...the damage has been done. Now we have slipped so far it is hard to race full speed, from a standstill.
Thankfully, finally, the president is now going to talk about jobs.
CA is like a world economy. We make up about one-third of the US economy. The nation thinks it's suffering from 9.2% UNemployment...when, in fact this nation of CAlifornia has been 11.5% UNemployed for months ! ! CA is a Democrat stronghold. Why is it OK to tolerate 11.5 UNemployment here. If they want to use CA as a piggybank for campaigning, we ought to have a little truth in national news ....11.5 would be accurate. Small 150 employee manufacturers of widgets have been allowed to disappear.
Obama's position improved last week, when he stopped scaring the elderly and 'started talking' about jobs. May we now stay 'focused' on JOBS, JOBS, JOBS, the medicine for what ails US.