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The Jobs Loophole in Our Freedom Construct

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Mr. JACKSON of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, on January 11, 1944, in his third term, President Franklin D. Roosevelt recognized the limitations of the Presidency and Congress in addressing the Nation's most serious problem: unemployment.

So he proposed changing the only vehicle capable of eliminating unemployment: the Constitution.

Roosevelt suggested that adding fundamental economic rights to the Constitution was the only way to truly address our unemployment problem.

Sixty-seven years later, to dramatize the shameful condition that our Nation and the marketplace tolerates, I have asked the Nation's unemployed, underemployed, and economically insecure to send their resumes to me at:

resumesforAmerica@mail.house.gov. I will then submit those records to the Congressional Record, on their behalf, as a means of protesting the unaddressed, shameful unemployment problem.

I am not promising anyone a job. I believe that the wealthiest Nation in the world should do something about the jobs loophole in our freedom construct.

Until Democrats and Republicans in this Congress and in the White House eliminate the fear of unemployment from our freedom and liberty construct, I will continue this peaceful demonstration at:

resumesforAmerica@mail.house.gov.


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