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Yesterday, I was discussing how hard it is for older Americans to gain new employment in today’s difficult economy. I touched on the subject of whether the United States was having a jobless recovery. Many are arguing today that business should be unrestrained to do what business does best – create jobs. And no one certainly wants to restrict job recovery. This is particularly true when many, as I discussed yesterday, are older and increasingly health-impaired Americans trying to hold onto economic security.

A few months back, failed GOP presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, suggested ( to an oddly cheering crowd) that the President was a “snob” for encouraging Americans to go to college. As Politifact corrected later, the President encouraged Americans to become skilled workers, either through attending four-year college, a two-year college, or receiving skilled vocational training.