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Gov’t needs to get people working

With the latest figures for June 2011 in, it is disappointing to see that unemployment is up to 9.2 percent and only 18,000 new jobs were created nationwide. Our country is in serious trouble and our president and Congress better start working together to come up with a plan to improve this economy and fast.

People continue to lose their jobs and homes, as well as their health care insurance, and prices on everything from fuel and food to medicine and clothing continue to skyrocket. This cannot be allowed to continue.

Also, thousands of teachers across the nation have lost their jobs. Education is an area that should not have any job losses. Teachers are needed in the classrooms to educate our children. We have troops overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq fighting to defend our freedom, but when they return home, they will also need jobs.

Our government needs to help them and all those millions of Americans who are out of work. This recession is the worst to grip our nation since the Great Depression of 1929. President Barack Obama needs to focus on improving the economy of this country and Congress needs to work with him on this serious and troubling issue.

John Amato

Fresh Meadows

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