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Shouldn't our "post-partisan" President leave the country less divided than it was before his administration? Why are we more divided now than possibly ever before?
Tonight's Crazy Story:
Cat Interrupts Live TV Broadcast
FOX-17 reporter Nicole DiDonato was teasing an upcoming segment live when a cat climbed up her back and sat on her shoulder.
Topic One: The Unemployment Report
When you set low goals, it is difficult to not meet them. However, the June labor report did just that, coming in lower than economists predicted. Yet that report, showing the creation of a mere 84,000 jobs in June, is somehow a 'step in the right direction,' according to our President. The unemployment rate has remained steady at 8.2%. Unemployment is up for blacks (13.6% to 14.4%), women (7.9% to 8.0%), and youth (12.1% to 12.8%).
Daniel Horowitz analyzes at RedState: "It‘s hard to articulate just how terrible and ominous these numbers are for the future of our economy. Remember that just in order to break even with pre-recession levels, we need to create about 9 million jobs, at a clip of 300-500k per month. The deeper the recession, the more robust of a recovery that is needed to break even. Also, keep in mind that the population is still growing, so we must create even more jobs to accommodate that increase. The miracle of the American economy throughout the post-WWII era is that we have recovered from every recession stronger than we were before each downturn. At this point in the Reagan recover, we were creating over 300k new jobs each month – and that was when the population was much smaller."