Empty Promises

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Since there is no demand because nobody has enough money to spend to fuel demand that in turn creates jobs, it really doesn't mean much that some CEO "promise" not to discriminate against the long-term unemployed.It kills me when a mere somebody who has been out of work a mere six months is lumped in with somebody who has been unemployed or (like yours truly) underemployed for six YEARS, with no end in sight. Since long-term unemployment benefits expired in December, the president and his Democratic allies in Congress have tried to pass an extension. The White House said 1.6 million Americans have lost benefits since then and an additional 4.9 million could see their payments run out this year.The White House did not have an estimate on how many more people might find work under the new initiative to change hiring practices. . . .

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