The unemployment rate dropped to 8.1% in April as the economy added 115,000 jobs last month. While job growth was lower than expected – it’s still the 26th straight month of private sector job creation on President Obama’s watch. Unfortunately – there’re still 12.5 million Americans unemployed – and to get our economy back on track by adding enough jobs to get back to a full recovery – it’s going to take bold action by President Obama and Congress.
That means a new "New Deal" – to strengthen our social safety net – put millions of Americans back to work rebuilding our infrastructure – and revolutionizing how we use energy in this nation. Only then can America hope to come out of the other end of this global recession even stronger. Now, if only Republicans can get on-board and start acting like patriots who care about the well-being of this nation – rather than political hacks who only care about defeating President Obama and giving more political favors to the Romney-style super-rich in America.