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    an effort by the White House to get large employers to commit to not discriminate against hiring long-term unemployed.
    That's great, but talk about zero-sum.  If employers hire more long-term unemployed that's fewer jobs for short term unemployed.  It's rearranging the deck chairs.  

    We need more jobs, period.  Employers will be a lot less squeamish about hiring the LTU if they have no choice because everyone else has a job.

    I'm not unsympathetic, and yes, I guess it's better than nothing.  But just barely.

    I don't know what's been trickling down, but it hasn't been pleasant---N. Pelosi

    by Russycle on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 01:10:34 PM PST

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