This Labor Day is no holiday for Americans looking for jobs.
Nearly 10 million Americans are still unemployed under President Barack Obama, and a record 46 million Americans are on food stamps. African American unemployment is 13 percent (double the national average) and unemployment for women is on the rise again.
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Senate Democratic leadership, including Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) (R). Credit: Getty Images
As millions more Americans have stopped looking for jobs entirely under the Obama administration, an influential Wall Street adviser claims that the actual U.S. unemployment rate is closer to 32 percent.
However, President Obama doesn't appear intent on bringing new jobs to the U.S.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus is taking the opportunity this Labor Day to highlight the failure of President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to pass approval for the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would create 250,000 jobs in this tough economy, according to pipeline builder Transcanada.
Preibus states, "...it's disappointing that Harry Reid and President Obama continue to reject bipartisan jobs bills passed by the Republican-led House of Representatives -- including legislation to build the Keystone Pipeline."
In his statement, Preibus goes on to predict that the president's and Sen. Reid's continued inaction on Keystone and other issues will cost the Democrats seats in November.
All of this comes as the RNC is spending a stunning $100 million to win the 2014 midterm elections and just announced on Friday they have invested another $8 million in key battleground state races for U.S. Senate.
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