Unemployment in America

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Harry Icaza
POL 101
4/11/10
Professor Karras

Unemployment in America

Today in America unemployment is a very big issue that everyone speaks about. America has been digging itself into a modern recession ever since the collapse of banks and large institutions. All this led to bailing out banks and trying to fix the financial crisis that we got ourselves into. There are people who blame the Bush administration for the crisis that we were put into, but there are others who do not. Our new president, Barack Obama, is trying his best to put America back on track. Obama’s plan is to re-play the “New Deal”, in order to create jobs for people who are under unemployment.

While the election was still taking place, president-elect Barack Obama saw that he was coming into office with a lot of work and hardships in the future. According to the Weekly Standard “No Country for Burly Men,” explains that this recession is being called a “man-cession” by many economists. Not only that, but men have lost a lot more jobs than women in 2009, as you will see on the chart. It is close to 80% of jobs that men have lost. Obama’s stimulus plan offered infrastructure of the country in which it would give jobs to many men who have lost their jobs. The stimulus package consisted of jobs such as building and fixing roads, schools, and transportation. This made women around America stand up for themselves and wanted a change. They believed it was not right for Obama just to target men for jobs, but they wanted him to target women as well. Women economists actually collected 600 signatures in order for the president-elect to provide new jobs in education, healthcare, etc. “At the same time, more than 1,000 feminist historians signed an open letter urging Obama not to favor a “heavily male-dominated field” like construction,” says Christina Hoff Sommers.

Women tended to blame Obama a lot in this article due to the sole fact that he was only targeting men for jobs in his new...
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