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.
President Obama's spending and borrowing are visiting Eurosclerosis on America.
The jobs count may be up but for recent college graduates and older adults the situation is grim, and many working age adults have quit searching.
Once again, the jobs report due Friday is expected to reflect a slow-growth economy.
Reshaping Obamacare to bring down costs and premiums would capture voter loyalty more effectively than advocating the impossible.
Obama promised a pipe dream: universal health care coverage at a lower cost. Now many Americans are beginning to pay the price.
Obama's policies are inhibiting growth. Is the U.S. becoming just like Europe?
If the president wants Obamacare and other federal initiatives to succeed, then he and his cabinet can't make every decision a political calculation.