Tomorrow, President Obama will announce that 300 companies have agreed to a plan that the White House claims will boost hiring of the long-term unemployed, which is a problem Democrats have promised America was going to be alleviated by any number of previous jobs initiatives.

CNN’s Jake Tapper:

“Because they’ve been unemployed … so long, folks are looking at that gap in the resume and they’re weeding them out before these folks even get a chance for an interview,” said Obama.
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“Do not screen people out of the hiring process just because they’ve been out of work for a long time,” said the President.

So it is written. So it shall be done!

Does actually being qualified for the job count for anything?

Well yeah, there’s that.

“Hope & Change” rolls merrily along. Towards a cliff. With no brakes.

Here’s an important point: