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National Unemployment? All the Tea Party’s Fault by The Elephant's Child

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Outgoing Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has presided over a perfectly dreadful labor situation as millions drop out of the labor force. The increases in hiring, that the administration has bragged about, have not been enough to keep up with the growth of new entrants into the labor force. Was this the fault of administration policies like overregulation, over-taxation, uncertainty, not knowing what to expect from the rules for ObamaCare? Nah.

She said her biggest disappointment as Secretary of Labor was that she wished she would of “had the ability to get more businesses to understand the importance of having confidence in the economy and hiring up more people,” and hoped business leaders would help more young people coming out of college with more emphasize (sic) internships and mentorships (sic).

Solis also said that in many ways the Obama administration “did not get the kind of support we needed originally when he took office for the American Recovery Act funds” and blamed “a small group known as the tea party movement” for not engaging with the president and “hurting the American public, our economy, and the future of our country.

Well, there you’ve got it— the whole reason for an unemployment rate lingering in the tank for four years and counting: Businesses didn’t understand the importance of having confidence in the economy, and it was all the fault of a small group known as the tea party movement. If all those nice retired ladies out waving signs about cutting back on the spending had just hired people instead…

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