Stay Mad @ the GOP!
The election is just days away.
Over the next week, it’s critical to make sure everyone you know is ready to head to the polls — and focused on the deeply important issue of America’s jobs crisis. So make sure your friends and family are registered. Make a plan with them to go vote.
Millions of Americans are still out of work and desperate to land a paycheck. There’s still a major dearth of jobs in the country. That’s why nearly half of Americans have less than $500 saved. A recent story about University of Kentucky graduate Dorian Cloyd profiled how she, like so many newly minted graduates, hasn’t been able to land a position since graduating from college.
There are jobs programs operating at the state and local level worth replicating nationally. There’s a great training initiative in Winchester, Virginia. There’s a similar program for unemployed parents at an elementary school in Las Vegas, Nevada. We need more programs like these.
Yet Republican policymakers have made it clear that the unemployed aren’t a priority.
In Congress, the GOP stands in the way of any sort of legislation that would help create jobs. Even though the election is just days away, their candidates still haven’t laid out a concrete vision for how he’d deal with pressing jobs issues like unemployment discrimination, the outsourcing of American jobs, and skills training for the long-term unemployed.
Instead, the GOP just calls for more tax cuts for the rich. Mounds of evidence show that the old supply-side straw of “tax cuts generate growth” is pure fiction. Upper end tax rates were much higher during the Clinton years than they are today — and that was a period of incredibly high economic growth, employment expansion, and private innovation.
The jobless, the underemployed, and their friends and family have the power to swing every election this cycle. Come November 6th, remember to Bee Mad @ the GOP!