THE JOB REPORT WAS BAD; BUT...
... and a stiff opposition to Obama; but why?
Friday's new job numbers, (including those that had stopped looking for work), that came out from the Department of Labor, were disappointing in all respects, as the official target was about only a fraction more than the 96,000 jobs number that was realized.
However, the election was not just about jobs alone; it was about the whole economy, meaning the run away deficits, the enormous national debt of $16 trillion dollars and counting, and of course, non-farm or private sector jobs.
That was the whole picture that voters should be looking at; but they must also be wary of the huge amount of promises that were coming from Mitt Romney, the candidate for the Republican Party for the presidency.
He was always referring to "millions of jobs" that he would create in 48 months; sometimes the number was 4 million, and then other times it would change to 16 million, and that has caused a great deal of confusion in many people's minds.
Come to look at his rhetoric on the economy, it was low on the deficits and the national debt and high on private sector jobs. That made his statements on job creation an open book, as they (statements) showed that "deregulation" was his only weapon to deal with the economy.
The free market and Wall Street would be pulling the strings and controlling the nature of it (economy); but that method has been tried before and it did not work. In fact it was the same one (method) that has brought the country into the mess it was in.
On the one hand, judging from the "promises" that Romney was making on job creation, many other issues would be left out, or would be placed on the back burner; like health care, the infrastructure, national security and a whole lot more. That was what the public should be worried about.
On the other hand, President Barack Obama has said that, if only the United States Congress would pass a bill relating to a proposal he made to that body a year ago, there would be at least one million jobs being created as of now. Yet, Congress would not take him on that, and the bill was still pending in the U.S. House of Representatives. He also spoke about the other factions that made up the entire economy. He had his eyes on the whole ball of wax, so to speak.
No government has been faced with such stiff opposition by the House in the nation's history than that of the Obama administration; and the idea was that to stave off his proposals would prevent him from seeking a second term; and that shenanigan has started a long time ago, from the very day that Obama was inaugurated president.
The time was now, and he was making a plea for a second term to complete a better plan that he had for the country's economic advancement and well being into the future.
However, even the business sector has joined forces with Obama's opponents, and producing ads in the media that would undermine his efforts; like a grotesque looking old man, sometimes sitting on a horse and pitching gold, who would say, "an unstable government printing money to solve the country's problems...", or another ad that had people looking like ordinary folk narrating "... I am an energy voter." which was suspiciously being put out or sponsored by the oil companies.
Therefore, people should take a good look at what the candidates stood for, and on which side of society they were part of or supported, whether it was the middle class and working men and women or billionaires and millionaires; as well as listened closely to what was being said on the campaign trail, to help them decide on whom to vote for, either Obama or Romney.
They both have two different paths that they thought the country should follow to come out of the difficulties that it was facing; with one plan (or path) being seemingly pragmatic, and the other being full of "promises", shady and secretive.
Voters should be very careful before they took another step on entering the voting booth on November 6th, 2012, election day; because their decision on that special and fateful day would determine who would be the leader of the free world; and not just that, but the winner of the election and therefore president of the U.S.
It (decision) would affect their own future and that of their children and grandchildren. They should never rely on just one factor, like a job report, to make that decision.