June 22, 2017

IF IT WERE ABOUT JOBS HILLARY WOULD BE PRESIDENT:

Democrats Seethe After Georgia Loss: 'Our Brand Is Worse Than Trump' (ALEXANDER BURNS and JONATHAN MARTIN, JUNE 21, 2017, NY Times)

A small group of Democrats who have been critical of Ms. Pelosi in the past again pressed her to step down on Wednesday. And in a private meeting of Democratic lawmakers, Representative Tony Cárdenas of California, Ms. Pelosi's home state, suggested the party should have a more open conversation about her effect on its political fortunes.

But the most acute and widely expressed concerns were economic. Speaking after a meeting of the Democratic caucus on Wednesday morning, Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York said the party was preparing to be "aggressively focused on job creation and economic growth." And Representative Jim Himes of Connecticut, who represents an affluent district near New York City, said Democrats must do more to compete with what he described as expansive and unrealistic promises by President Trump.

"It's not enough to say, 'I want jobs,'" Mr. Himes said.  [...]

Representative Tim Ryan of Ohio, who tried to unseat Ms. Pelosi as House minority leader late last fall, said she remained a political millstone for Democrats. But Mr. Ryan said the Democratic brand had also become "toxic" in much of the country because voters saw Democrats as "not being able to connect with the issues they care about."

"Our brand is worse than Trump," he said.

US has 5.7 million job openings, near record high (Patrick Gillespie, 5/09/17, CNNMoney)


Looking for a job? America has 5.7 million openings.

That's close to the record number of job openings reported by the Labor Department since it started tracking them in 2000. The US had an all-time high of 5.9 million openings last July.


Everyone who is willing to work has a job.  The disconnect between Democrats and Americans is cultural, not economic.
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