The economy is slowly moving toward recovery, but many are still struggling to find employment. With the national unemployment rate hovering around nine percent, the picture is drastically worse for Blacks and Latinos, who find themselves facing double-digit unemployment rates.
Last weekend Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann addressed her party at the Republican Leadership Conference and had some harsh words for President Obama.
“This president has failed the Hispanic community. He has failed the African-American community,” said Bachmann. “He has failed us all when it comes to jobs.”
While it would be unfair to lay the blame for this country’s economic woes entirely at the feet of President Obama, Bachmann might have stumbled on a point. Despite interventions (and maybe because of Republican blockades), the recovery the President promised has yet to materialize.
But has President Obama “failed” us as Bachmann claims? Let’s talk about it!