The economy created only 74,000 jobs in December, well below the 2013 average of 188,000. The Labor Department report indicates that stronger growth for the coming year, as predicted by many economists, may not materialize.
President Obama has been touting an improving economy, even as he pleads for more 'emergency' jobless benefits.
Here's why an extension would hurt the working poor.
The economy is recovering, but persistent problems dog the recovery.
Checked the cost of food at the supermarket lately? The government hasn't.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, President Obama has lost credibility as a leader and effective executive with most Americans.
It may spur lending to small businesses and create jobs.
Jobs creation is well short of the 365,000 needed each month to reduce unemployment to 6% over a period of two or three years. That would require GDP growth in the range of 4% to 5% instead of the current 2.3%.
When the government tries to create a market, it does so poorly.
ObamaCare raises costs, lowers quality and slashes the incomes of many health care providers.