Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. wants unemployed Americans to send him their resumes. But the Illinois Democrat and son of the legendary civil rights leader isn't hiring or even offering to forward the resumes to those who are hiring. He just wants to "put a face on the job crisis we confront."
"By collecting these resumes, I hope to dramatize the shameful condition of unemployment and compel action to do something about it," he said Friday on the House floor. "I hope to remind my colleagues every day that we work for those Americans who have been left behind, but who want to work."
This is just a publicity stunt. He is looking to exploit the unemployed to gain personal political points for himself. There shouldn't be a representative in office, today, that isn’t aware of the unemployment crisis, and they see the face of the unemployed, everytime that they go home and hear from their constituents. They shouldn’t need to be urged to do something about it. It’s their job. We hired them to put people back to work and fix the economy, and they should go into office with the desire, already intact, to resolve the issue.
Also, why is Rep. Jackson, just now, feeling compelled, himself, to do something about unemployment? Why wasn’t he worried about the unemployed, when they were debating ObamaCare and Cap-and-Trade, two non-urgent and job-killing bills, for the majority of the past two years?