The White House released its $3.8 trillion dollar budget this week, with $100 billion earmarked for its highly-touted jobs program. The program, designed to address the highest unemployment levels in decades, would be funded with 25 cents out of every 10 dollars the federal government will spend next year.
Of the $100 billion, $33 billion dollars goes to small business tax breaks and $25 billion goes to state governments. That leaves the equivalent of one thin dime for the 31 million Americans idled by this Grave Recession — 10 cents for every 10 dollars spent by the federal government. For more information and to learn how you can support unemployed Americans, visit http://www.unionofunemployed.com/.