He’s at it again. Jack Welch, the ex-General Electric CEO who gained notoriety last year for a tweet accusing President Obama’s campaign of cooking the jobs numbers, shared his thoughts on Obama’s second inauguration via Twitter Monday morning:
Inaugurals always magnificent...appears Pres. Obama comfortable with high unemployment and huge deficits..no serious mention
— Jack Welch (@jack_welch) January 21, 2013
The U.S. unemployment rate is the same as it was when Obama first took office -- 7.8 percent, according to the Associated Press. But in the intervening years, the unemployment rate has shot up to as high as 10 percent as the nation dealt with the aftermath of the financial crisis. Though Obama didn’t directly address unemployment during his speech, he did touch on the jobs crisis and the plight of middle-class workers as well as the nation’s high deficit.