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Biden Says American Jobs Act Could Have Positive Impacts on Pasco

An estimated $32 million would go to Pasco schools.

Vice President Joe Biden came to Land O' Lakes on Oct. 4 to talk about the merits of the American Jobs Act. If passed, the bill is expected to infuse an estimated $32 million into Pasco County Schools.

Biden told parents, teachers and students gathered at Oakstead that placing an emphasis on education is a must for keeping America competitive in the global market. He also said that putting an estimated 400,000 teachers to work nationwide would have positive effects on the economy.

Watch the video of Biden's address and let us know what you think about the American Jobs Act in the comments or .

Sherri Lonon October 05, 2011 at 12:31 PM
Hey Oakstead families! If you have photos of yesterday's Biden visit, we'd love to have them. Just upload them to the gallery that will run later today or email them to me at Sherri.Lonon@patch.com. Thanks!
Colter95 November 03, 2012 at 09:46 PM
What does Biden know about job creation? Does he even know where he is? I saw Obama yesterday claiming the new job numbers are proof that his policies are working and that we are in an economic recovery. Fact is, that is not the truth, or even close to the truth. First, the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9% and the year-to-date monthly average of 157,000 payroll jobs is barely enough to keep up with population growth -- much less make up for the 8 million jobs lost during the Great Recession. Second, the so-called real unemployment rate (U6) remains elevated at 14.6%, albeit down from 14.7% the prior month. Similarly, the labor participation rate is at 63.8%, up from its multi-decade low but still incredibly weak. Third, average hourly earnings fell a penny in October and average hours worked fell to 34.4 from 34.5 in September. Stagnant wages means "we're not generating income," Reinhart says. "That's a problem in terms of the durability of an economic expansion, which is usually fueled by consumption. To get consumption you've got to generate income." Also, just look at your checkbook. We are paying a lot more for everything now than we did in 2008. The price of gas has doubled. At the same time, wages have gone down, and that's if you're lucky to have a job. In 2008, 25 banks went out of business. In 2012, 48 banks have gone out of business. Almost double the amount. Does that sound like recovery to you? Don't believe the Obama lies! Romney/Ryan 2012

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