Arguably, the plight of the long-term unemployed is the biggest economic issue facing the country. Even as the economy improves, a huge block of workers is becoming shut out of the work force. It’s a much bigger deal than the debt, or any other economic issue.
Here’s how much politicians care, via National Journal’s Niraj Chokshi:
Hearing on long-term unemployment kicks off with… *one* lawmaker in attendance. twitter.com/nirajc/status/…
— Niraj Chokshi (@nirajc) April 24, 2013