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Jobs and the lies Republicans tell
Actually, the POTUS is very limited as to what he or she can do to create jobs in the public sector or the private sector.
President Obama can create jobs by expanding government services and the United States Postal System, but what the Republicans, Fox News and mainstream media are not telling Americans is there is a plan in the works to shutdown the United States Postal System and farm it out to private contractors like UPS and FedEx.
During the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created jobs by starting the WPA, PWA and the CCC which were designed to put people to work rebuilding the nation's infrastructure.
When World War II broke out, the government initiated the Selective Service System (better known as the Draft), and many of the biggest firms in the United States re-tooled and started manufacturing military equipment.
The end result was millions of young Americans were drafted into the military and plants all across America started hiring as they shifted to a war economy.
President Obama has been on the road touting a rebuilding of the nation's infrastructure program just like President Eisenhower did when he started the inter-state highway system.
Meanwhile, Republicans and Fox News continue to lie to the American public as to what President Obama can do to create jobs as if he had some silver bullet.
Jobs in America can ONLY be created on a supply and demand basis and the President of the United States has only a limited amount of things he can do to create jobs in both the public and private sector.
Bill Corcoran, Chicago, email@example.com
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