This is all you need to know about Obama’s economic program to understand why joblessness remains so persistent:
The number one recommendation that the White House economic team and his jobs council – a council made up of the two top executives at GE and American Express- can come up with to jump start our economy is spending $2 billion on remedial training for our high school graduates.
It’s true. This is even worse than the energy plan that Obama proposed that had no new ideas.
The training is necessary, they say, so those graduates can fill the millions of jobs available today in manufacturing. Manufacturing what? Burgers and fries?
For the last week President Obama and his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness- a council that’s supposed to be jump starting hiring- have been going around the country claiming that there are 2 million manufacturing jobs available right now that are going unfilled because the U.S. doesn’t have the skilled workforce to fill those jobs.