Tags: Barack Obama | Economic- Crisis | NAACP | Obama | jobs | unemployment

NAACP Tells Obama: Focus on Jobs

Monday, 13 Jun 2011 04:18 PM

By Dan Weil

It’s not just those on the right who are criticizing President Barack Obama for lack of action to create more jobs. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) says both the Obama administration and Congress must do more, with unemployment at 9.1 percent, The Hill reports.

Benjamin Todd Jealous, NAACP, obama
NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous
“We first and foremost want them to pay attention to the economy and the high rates of joblessness in the black community,” NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous told reporters last week. “It is unacceptable for us to be 2½ years into a recession and still be fighting for Congress to accept responsibility to get working-class people back into this economy.” 

As for Obama, “The sense on the street, and I just came back from meeting folks in Harlem for instance, the sense on the street is that the administration should be harder and more aggressive on this,” he said.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Legal Divide Continues Over Obama's Executive Amnesty

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 16:09 PM

The mayors of 30 U.S. cities and leaders in 12 states have filed legal briefs supporting President Barack Obama's action . . .

Wisconsin Sen. Baldwin Fires Senior Aide in VA Scandal

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 15:56 PM

Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin, under intense criticism for failing to respond to a scandal at a Veterans Affairs Medical  . . .

Trump's Miss Universe Pageant Gets Huge Ratings

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 15:50 PM

A shift to Sunday helped the Donald Trump-owned annual Miss Universe Pageant produce big ratings gains on NBC this year, . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved