The unemployment rate has not only dropped since Obama took office, it has dropped dramatically.
Taken in a broader context, the practice of using credit histories as a factor in hiring further rigs the system against people at the bottom.
Since most Americans are not like the Kochs, Republicans came up with a devious plot to garner support for taking things like good wages, employment benefits, sick leave, overtime pay, and pensions from those that have them.
During a debate with his Democratic gubernatorial opponent last week, Koch loyalist Scott Walker took the time to insult Wisconsin workers he claimed are responsible for being stuck earning poverty wages.
40% of America's wealth is not enough for the Walton's or their investors so Walmart took steps to increase their riches by taking more from their horribly underpaid workforce and subsequently American taxpayers; particularly those living in "Blue" states who will have to take up the slack.
Fast food giant McDonalds teamed with Visa to provide them with a budget plan Republicans celebrated as justification for their drive to create a nation of peasants
Unions are a part of capitalism; they are one of the self-regulating forces that can serve to keep 'too-big-to-fail' at bay. They are a check on absolute power.
While paying millions to its executives, Hostess took the money that was supposed to go into employees' pensions and used it for other things.
This is a huge reason for the stubborn unemployment! President Obama doesn't have the benefit of adding public workers to the payroll, like Reagan did.
These job statistics show who is working based on gender, race, and education.