Though the number was lower than expected – the unemployment rate dropped to 8.2% - the lowest level in more than three years. Plus, this is the 25th straight month of private sector job creation on President Obama’s watch. Despite modest job gains – our economy still needs major structural reform if it hopes to ever get back to the powerhouse economy that it once was.
That includes rolling back the Reagan tax cuts, ditching so-called Free Trade, and making a massive New Deal-like investments in building a 21st century infrastructure. Unfortunately – Republicans in Congress - who want to hurt Obama by making the economy worse - are blocking these necessary reforms.