The U.S. unemployment rate has remained above 8 percent for 41 consecutive months. That's the longest high unemployment streak sustained since the Great Depression, CNN reported.
President Obama has been at the helm in the White House for 40 of those 41 months, making him the person responsible for the continuing problem. But that's not the way Washington's 44th president sees it.
The White House says that taxpayers shouldn't read "too much into one monthly report" on the unemployment rate, despite the fact that the rate has stayed above 8 percent since Obama took office.
That advice from Washington bureaucrats is cold comfort for most Americans, who need to see the "change we can believe in" that the president promised in 2008. Instead, they've seen anything but, according to CNN who pointed out that during the first year Barack Hussein Obama was in office, the United States lost 4.3 million jobs.
That's a change Americans don't need.
To make matters worse, it appears that the White HouseÂ—and the president during his campaign speechesÂ—keep trying to point out that the economy isn't as bad as people think. They've had Alan Krueger, the chairman of the president's council of economic advisors go so far as to say "It is important not to read too much" into the latest unemployment report.
Huh? Even the White House and the president rely on the jobs report for important information about the economy and unemployment. But they don't want the general public to pay attention when it makes them look bad?
That sounds like that old childhood story about the emperor who had no clothes on but everyone kept telling him that he didÂ—and that they looked great.
Maybe this administration thinks if they say "there's no problem with the U.S. unemployment rate and economy" enough times the public will believe it.
Americans don't need a president telling them they have economic clothes on that they really don't have at all. They don't need to hear "all is well" when it is going to hell in a hand basket.
Maybe that's why the polls show that Mitt Romney, the Republican seeking the presidential office for 2012, is gaining ground on his out of touch Democratic rival. Obama has had 40 months to fix the economy. It's still broken. And on the West Coast, three different California cities are going into bankruptcy because of it.