Unemployment increases yet again

By Adam Bitely — On Friday, the unemployment rate increased for the second month in a row to 7.9 percent as 126,000 more Americans reported that they were unemployed in January than in December.

To make matters worse, the number of Americans reporting that they are unemployed has increased by more than 330,000 people or roughly the equivalent of the entire population of Cincinnati, Ohio since Obama was reelected in November.

How’s that for getting Americans back to work?

As Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson put it, “It is even more instructive that Obama has abandoned all pretense of caring about creating conditions where private sector job creation can occur, as this past week he let his so-called Jobs Council expire into the dust bin of history.”

Wilson concluded, “Congressional leaders need to step up and use the budget process to strike down job destroying regulations, defund rogue agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and immediately cut the budget to return our nation to the economic hope and prosperity we enjoyed prior to the dramatic explosion of the size and scope of government that we have experienced over the past five years.”

The Obama administration is heading into its fifth year of attempting to fix the economy and get Americans back working again. From employing bogus tactics only meant to make Americans think he was doing “something” to fix the problem like convening a jobs council to cramming thousands of regulations down the throats of American businesses, the Obama administration has signaled that it is hostile to private sector job creation time and again.

Even more troubling is that there is no end to the havoc that Obama and his cronies in Washington are wreaking on the economy in sight.

Republicans in the House of Representatives have the ability to freeze all action in Washington, D.C. and force Obama to pay attention. They have the power to defund organizations like the EPA that are killing job creation. They can stop the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from acting as Big Labor’s government backed advocate against business owners.

It’s time they began using this authority instead of promising to on the campaign trail every other year. The economy isn’t getting better any time soon. House Republicans have nothing to lose and much to gain by effectively using the power they possess to stop the regulatory juggernaut that Obama has unleashed.

If they cannot do that, what use are they? Unemployed Americans will soon be looking beyond Republicans and Democrats for solutions.

Adam Bitely is the Editor-in-Chief of NetRightDaily.com. You can follow NetRightDaily on Twitter at @NetRightDaily.

This article has 8 comments
  • jwatersphd 04.02.2013 5:12 PM

    Most who know about this see the problem being that government services are being cut back with the layoffs of the staff. So your usual recommendation, for “smaller” government, will continue to make the problem worse. Believe it or not, there is “real” work that needs to be done for the country that no private business is going to undertake, and the people doing this have “real” jobs, too. So it’s hardly surprising that your dogmatic insistence that government is the problem leads to the wrong results.

  • jong 04.02.2013 7:45 PM

    And guess who gets hurt the worst. The blacks and hispanics have much higher unemployment than the rest of the nation and Obama has been driving this. In the end the only job they will be able to do is flip hamburgers or join Obama’s Brown Shirts.

  • Jonathon Galt 05.02.2013 12:48 AM

    Recognize that as the number of Americans unemployed rises, the only demand that is rising at a rate greater than the supply is that of money. One, one hundred, or one thousand, or even more jobs lost by American workers can easily and quickly be consumed by a much greater number of foreign workers, and at a much lower cost. The U.S. government maintains what appears to be economic growth by subsidizing the non-productive and non-working portion of our society with newly printed and/or borrowed money, which raises prices, devalues our currency, increases tax revenues, all while growing our debt more rapidly to what will eventually become a ‘true’ 360 degree fiscal cliff encompassing us. We, by allowing our government to perpetually live beyond our means, are digging a debt hole all around us, leaving us no path of retreat.

  • Jonathon Galt 05.02.2013 1:19 AM

    Americans get hurt the worst. Those who wish to rule find their task much more easily accomplished by keeping us divided one against the other.

  • jong 05.02.2013 1:59 PM

    Hardly facts are facts. Those who wish to divide us would have us ignore both facts and logic.

  • Mary Enriquez 11.02.2013 11:23 PM

    I knw Its Sound Bad,But If obama,Keeps Deporting People This Country Is Going Down!!

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