You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

Obama Promises Renewed Focus on Jobs; Will It Work?

Yesterday, the president pledged to the American people that he was recommitting to his focus on jobs now that the debt deal passed. Critics are now pointing out that this isn’t the first time we’ve heard the president make a promise about jobs.

Monica Crowley joined America Live to say that we see evidence every day of the Obama economy and that when President Obama came into office, unemployment was at 7.8%. It’s now at 9.2%.

Crowley attributes the high unemployment rate to a number of factors, including Obamacare. She said it’s added massive new costs, new taxes, and created uncertainty for businesses. Crowley said, “Why would you want to hire someone today if you don’t know what it is going to cost you tomorrow to have them on your payroll?”

Tell us what you think? Will the president's promise to focus on jobs impact the unemployment rate?

Leave a Comment0

Today's Front Page Stories

Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

Connect with Fox News

Subscribe

Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

Get More Fox!

Greta Is Wired!

GretaWire.com is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!

Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" reveals who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Watch the latest installment, an up-close look at the beloved Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!