Friday, October 2, 2009

How About Jobs

"71 percent support putting unemployed people back to work at government-funded public service jobs that help meet important community needs (41% support strongly, 30% somewhat)."

Hart Research Associates, "Tracking the Recovery: Voters' Views on the Recession, Jobs, and the Deficit," September 30, 2009.

This data comes from a poll of 802 registered voters conducted September 21-2. "[I]t's no surprise that the vast majority of Americans (83%) see unemployment as a big problem today, and one not likely to end soon. When asked what they foresee for 12 months from now, 61 percent said unemployment will still be a big problem."

And it's personal: "..57 percent of Americans are close to someone who has been laid off..."

I think we need to get back to the drawing board. Cities and states are already figuring it out. They need more help.

1 comment:

HeroicLife said...

Stealing money from people who are still productive and giving it to people for being unproductive is going to lower economic output.