Re-election trumps all for this administration. That is essentially all that I can reasonably deduce from two administration members claiming that Americans do not care about the unemployment rate. This sentiment is astonishingly foolish and callous.
Americans most assuredly care about the unemployment rate, currently at 9.2%. You will recall that Obama’s massive “stimulus” plan which increased the deficit nearly $1 trillion dollars was enacted to keep unemployment from reaching 8%. That plan failed in a spectacular fashion and so now it aapears that the administration is spinning wildly and apparently out of control. There may be a number of issues that Americans do not care greatly about, but rest assured, unemployment is not one of them.