I agree tngolfplayer - government is in fact - way to big. And, as Rock nj pointed out, there is a huge skills shortage. The problem with that is it cost money to attend school. Where do most people get those funds - the government, via financial aid. Once they graduate, they are required to begin paying those loans back within 6 months, and unfortunately those jobs needed to make it possible to repay those loans, just are not there.
ShootersCenter, you make valid points, but remember the reality - that debt was inherited, and when everything you do is blocked on every turn, it makes it difficult to get anything done. And might I add, that unemployment on a whole has not hit Caucasian's harder than any other group.
Minorities have, and continue to be, disproportionately affected by unemployment. While overall unemployment lingered at 9.1 percent in August, black males were at 19.1 percent, while black females staggered not far behind, at 14.5 percent ( http://money.cnn.com/2011/09/02/news/economy/black... ). However, at the end of the day, we are ALL facing an uphill battle.
I think we can all agree, that politicians do not seem to care much about the normal, everyday, American's life, so they fight on the Hill, without 'us' in mind.
As for this Job's Bill. I too think it has merit. But again, we, the commoner, has to do more to create jobs on our own. It's so cyclical that it seems impossible to 'not' involve the government - which leads us right back to square 1.