The next time some libtard tells you that the left cares about jobs and is actually concerned about employment, remember this Bloomberg report on how bad things are:
McDonald’s Corp. (MCD), the world’s biggest restaurant chain, said it hired 24 percent more people than planned during an employment event this month. McDonald’s and its franchisees hired 62,000 people in the U.S. after receiving more than one million applications, the Oak Brook, Illinois-based company said today in an e-mailed statement. Previously, it said it planned to hire 50,000.
Bold is me. Get that? 1 million people applied for work at McD’s. That’s one million. That’s one million people without jobs willing to work at McD’s and ask you if you would like fries with that. Some 62K got jobs. That’s how the demcorats create jobs for ya. Obama was too busy to comment. Joy, joy.
UPDATE: Lucky for those of us that are not insane, it looks like most Americans get it. This economy sucks. What the left believes in sucks. The dollar is in a death spiral, and they don’t care. For those of us that know history means something, there is this great article about the Reagan vs. the Obama recovery
Growth: It’s been nearly two full years since the recession officially ended, and the economy is still struggling to get off the ground. It didn’t have to be this way. When the Commerce Department released its estimate for first-quarter growth — a meager 1.8% — President Obama’s chief economic adviser, Austan Goolsbee, at least conceded that “faster growth is needed to replace the jobs lost in the downturn.”
And granted, the economy needs to expand by at least 2.5% just to keep up with growth in the labor force. So at 1.8%, we’re essentially losing ground, a fact that last week’s 429,000 initial jobless claims underscores. But what Goolsbee didn’t acknowledge is that the economy could be growing at a much faster rate, and would be if it weren’t saddled with Obama’s reckless policies. How do we know this? Compare the two worst post-World War II recessions. Both the 1981-82 and the 2007-09 downturns were long (16 months and 18 months, respectively) and painful (unemployment peaked at 10.8% in 1981-82 and 10.1% in the last one).
What’s dramatically different, however, is how each president responded.
Obama massively increased spending, vastly expanded the regulatory state, and pushed through a government takeover of health care. What’s more, he constantly browbeats industry leaders, talks about the failings of the marketplace and endlessly advocates higher taxes on the most productive parts of the economy.
In contrast, Reagan pushed spending restraint, deregulated entire industries, massively cut taxes and waxed poetic about the wonders of a free economy.
For the economic illiterates this means Reagan trusted in the ingenuity of the American people, set them free of their government bureaucracy, and they flourished. Obama on the other hand expanded government, scammed the tax payers out of over a trillion dollars for his friends, lobbyists, operatives, and the many demcorat campaign coffers, and has run the most anti-business government – unless you are one of these mega corps in bed with the left of course like GE – since the stupid demcorat imposed schemes, laws, and scams resulted in the worst economic collapse of my life time, then promptly blamed Bush for that.