Florida Gov. Rick Scott takes plenty of ridicule -- you might even say a fair amount of disdain -- for his "laser-focus" on jobs and the economy. But like it or not, he's on the same page as millions of Americans who cite joblessness as the A-No. 1, top problem in the nation.
In response to Friday morning’s dismal jobs report — showing yet another month of unemployment at 8.2 percent — the chairman of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, Alan Krueger said, "It is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”
A national Hispanic group blasted the lame-duck Congress' passage of the DREAM Act, saying Democrats "loaded it with enough unsavory provisions to show that they are either not serious or are using a false commitment to Latinos to score political points."
Many in the media are saying how unusual it is for our economy to be so sluggish for so long, after we have officially emerged from a recession. In a sense, they are right. But, in another sense, they are profoundly wrong.
Gov. Mitt Romney's statement about not worrying about the poor has been treated as a gaffe in much of the media, and those in the Republican establishment who have been rushing toward endorsing his coronation as the GOP's nominee for president -- with 90 percent of the delegates still not yet chosen -- have been trying to sweep his statement under the rug.