Saturday, April 30, 2011
McDonald’s, the second largest restaurant chain in the world, hired 62,000 people in the USA after receiving more than one million applications, the Oak Brook, IL-based company said Friday. Previously, it said it planned to hire 50,000.
As President Obama enters his third year in office, and announced plans to run for reelection in 2012, the fact that more than one million Americans applied for jobs flipping burgers is a stunning example of his failure to do the one thing Americans want most: create jobs.
Meanwhile, the number of applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. rose last week. A sign that progress in the labor market may be slipping away, as new jobless claims increased by 25,000 to 429,000 in the week ended April 23, the most in three months, according to data provided from the Labor Department.
So it remains a mystery to me just what President Obama can possibly point to as a reason to vote for him again. From my perspective all Obama has accomplished is $5 a gallon gas and a new war in Libya.