“…. The president is looking at a program such as Georgia Works — which gives unemployed Americans eight weeks of training at a local company while allowing them to still collect their unemployment benefits. And it’s no cost to the participating company….” hmm
That idea sounds a lot like a bill Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has called the Latest Title: New Jobs for America Act of 2011 (HR72).
World News Tonight reported late this evening that President Obama’s new jobs plan includes help for the long term unemployed. There have been rumors such as this before. There was a rumor that the long term unemployed would be added to the debt deal. Nothing happened. Will they be included this time? Even if they are, will any corresponding legislation make it through the GOP House? Like I always say: Watch people’s ACTIONS pay no attention to what they say — particularly in Washington. President Obama is scheduled to make a speech in Detroit on Labor Day on jobs and make some other announcement on jobs on Wednesday of next week. Even if he says he supports help for the unemployed, there still is the matter of whether he will push what he says he supports. Such a plan would benefit 6 million Americans.