Obama’s Familiar Pattern of Job Neglect
Some of you e-mailed me with concerns that a photo used with a recent article about the link between the housing and labor markets in Seattle may be viewed as racially offensive to others. But as written in reply, the photo was intended to represent how Barack Obama is turning his back on disadvantaged Americans in poverty.
After spending his first two years in office to focus on a health-spending bill at the expense of higher unemployment, Barack Obama now shows compelling evidence of a purely political plan with his 2012 budget to further neglect those in greatest need of jobs.
Take from the Poor, Give to the Government
In addition to cuts in job-training support for older workers, Obama’s budget decreases funding in the Department of Labor for outreach with a proven record of helping Americans in need develop skills to succeed, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The budget also proposes to cut funding for the agency’s Job Corps office, which provides education and career training for disadvantaged youth, including a 25% reduction in the program’s construction budget.
It’s reported that Obama plans on using the cuts to increase funding for a government division that enforces wage and overtime rules.
From Politics to Leadership
The nation needs a chief executive who knows about the resources required for inspiring an incentive to work in the record number of citizens trapped in poverty – America is only as strong as its weakest link.
It’s time for Americans to look beyond the economic negligence of a purely political leader – who due to campaign strategy refuses to recommend debt-reduction policies to Congress advised by a bipartisan commission – and toward the election in 2012, when they can elect a volunteer to the Oval Office with the economic knowledge required for all Americans to succeed.