230,000 Unemployed Americans Losing Jobless Benefits Over Weekend as Obama Golfs & Fund Raises as First Gay President
Question: Who is out of touch? Answer: President Barack Obama.
230,000 unemployed workers lost their jobless benefits over the weekend in 27 states as President Barack Obama played golf with VP Joe Biden. Is it any reason why Obama and his reelection minions are playing the politics of distraction with contrived news stories like the false GOP war on woman and Obama, the first gay president?
More than 230,000 unemployed workers will lose their jobless benefits this weekend as portions of federal programs expire across several states.
All told, 409,300 long-term unemployed Americans in 27 states will have lost upward of 20 weeks of federal unemployment benefits by this past Saturday, even as the many state jobless rates remain high, according to a new analysis by the National Employment Law Project (NELP).
The latest batch of cuts affects 236,300 unemployed people in eight states — California (11%), Texas (7%) Pennsylvania (7.5%), Florida (9%), Illinois (8.8%) North Carolina (9.7%) Colorado (7.8%) and Connecticut (7.7%) — half of which have jobless rates above the 8.1 percent national average posted in April.
However, these grim jobs numbers do not stop Obama from his golfing and fund raising. Honestly America, we cannot afford to have Obama reelected in 2012.