The President is advertising his jobs act in Spanish communities, saying how beneficial it will be for them (and people wonder if this jobs bill is pure campaign propaganda). One ad says, in Spanish, “In the face of Republicans, the president can’t do it alone. Read the plan. Stand together for more jobs.”
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz said the jobs bill would be a boon to Hispanic construction workers, of which there are 2.77 million in the United States, Hispanic small business owners, and jobless Hispanic veterans. “The Republican Party is offering no new solutions for Hispanics,” she said. “They simply want to double down on the failed policies that brought our economy to the brink of a depression and hurt millions of American families, including far too many Latinos.”
The ads and Debbie are leaving out the fact that unemployment among minorities has increased under Obama. Hispanic unemployment rose from 7.6% in January 2008 to 11.9% today. I know, it’s Bush’s fault, and it has nothing to do with the decadent spending of the last three years. Read here: Courting the Hispanic vote and here: Hispanic unemployment disproportionately high
Meanwhile, we were struggling trying to find the actual bill. Harry Reid indicated it is on the calendar, possibly the October calendar. I sent out some of my reporters, and, lo and behold, I found it, and, as you can see from our photo, it is being brought by one of the government’s trustiest snails.