I don't see what the problem is; if these people wanted jobs, then they shouldn't have been unemployed:
There's a growing trend of employers refusing to consider the unemployed for job openings, according to a number of people who testified before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday. They say that employers are barring the unemployed from job openings, which is particularly unfair to older workers and African Americans because more of them are unemployed.
The Washington Post, with an assist from Mark Zandi of Moody's, indulges in a little deficit scaremongering:
Interest payments on the national debt will quadruple in the next decade and every man, woman and child in the United States will be paying more than $2,500 a year to cover for the nation's past profligacy, according to figures in President Obama's new budget plan.We are in a self-reinforcing, vicious cycle," Zandi said. [...]
In a move that should please the usual crew of "fiscal conservatives," a small group of Democratic and Republican senators are trying to craft a deal on deficit reduction, using the Simpson-Bowles report as a guide. Here are the details:
As Budget Committee chairman, Paul Ryan is the point person for Republican efforts on the budget, and true to form, he is using his position to mislead and misinform. Here he is on NPR's "All Things Considered":