Depressing Headline Redux

A couple of weeks ago I posted one of the most depressing headlines I had seen in years:

McDonald's aims to fill 50,000 jobs in a day

What made this so depressing is the rate at which this news item grew. Our job market has reached  a point that people are excited over McDonald’s hiring. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, today we are treated with this:

One Million Apply for 62,000 Jobs…with McDonald’s

McDonald’s ended up increasing the hiring by 24%, due to the massive turnout, but still over 900,000 people were turned away from a minimum wage job. It really makes you wonder where all the job creating legislation that John Boehner and the GOP promised has gone. I guess worrying about social issues, like abortion, is much more important. True the right doesn’t realize that when people are unemployed, that gives them more time to reproduce.