Apparently, when people voted for President Obama, they figured 1.5 years was long enough to turn the economy around. They were not happy when it took longer, and, by the poll numbers, they are even unhappier now, and, unhappy with the Republican Party as well. Apparently, unemployment has a lot to do with their unhappiness. Some people think maintaining a steady course is the best bet. Others think returning to a gold standard and abolishing virtual all government spending is the answer to every problem. Everybody has an opinion. But, what exactly is causing so much unemployment, and, what really can be done about it? And, will there ever be enough decently-paying jobs again for ordinary average and below-average people? http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2...nc.-Six-reasons-why-America-can-t-create-jobs http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_28/b4186048358596.htm I don't have the answer, but, I can say that history has shown time and again that long-term high unemployment is a dangerous political situation for any country.