October 21st, 2010
11:41 AM ET

White House focuses on recession's effect on women

As President Barack Obama traveled to Seattle, Washington for a backyard event focusing on women, the White House released a report Thursday detailing the recession's impact on women.

Women make up half the work force and are a majority of college graduates, senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett wrote on the White House blog. In almost two thirds of American families, women are either the primary or co-breadwinner, she said.

"We understand that times are tough and there are many challenges ahead," she said. "But, we also know that together we can make a better future for the next generation of women."

The report said the Obama administration has implemented and proposed policies that support women at all stages of their careers, according to the executive summary by the National Economic Council.


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  1. k

    OMG! ..... REALLY? man now i know its getting close to election day. (should be called erection day) because i know how excited i am at the thought of campaign commercials going away, if i want my intelligence to be insulted, i can always read gen. bads blogs!

    October 21, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ash

      Hey! What's that you got on your face?

      October 21, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. skynyrt

    This has to be a joke. I cannot believe these people are this stupid. We already know that more men have lost their jobs due to this recession than women. What is the rationel for this?

    October 21, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ash

      Are all men from the future loud-mouthed braggarts?

      October 21, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. k

    guess so honey, getting by on your brains?

    October 21, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ash

      Well aren't you the sweetest little thing?

      October 21, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. k

    i do what i can, interested? Ha!

    October 21, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. k

    ash, you got spunk, love it, nothing like a chick with brains and a good sense of humor, pardon the superficial, but i hope your HOT.

    October 21, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. my

    ask the president why he says theres jobs what jobs? everyone is hurting more people are being laid off theres going to be a increase in taxes jan1 in payroll just like there is now thanks democrats for doing what u do best nothing maybe up the wellfare benefits and foodstamps

    October 21, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jim Brieske

    One in seven people are receiving foodstamps in this country and President Obama is flying around to cookouts. Know how much it cost taxpayers for him to get to these cookouts?
    Valerie Jarrett has a ticket to Hell coming and there's nothing she can do to change it. She is a big time thief!

    October 21, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. just-me

    good point jim. This country could start getting our jobs back, but we have a president who takes date nights in other countries. People say it shouldn't be our business how the president spends OUR tax money, but it is our business. If the president truely cared, then he would forget about his overly plush lifestyle and get down to business.

    October 22, 2010 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jim Brieske

    just-me. I agree. If President Obama and the First Lady truly cared about of The United States of America and her people, they would buckle down and cut their spending to set the example for other American families.
    But they hate this country and are merely concerned with keeping power. But as they are about to find out, they are being kicked out of The White House and the first step is removing his power so he can not do any more damage.
    It doesn't matter if Iran achieves the ability to make a nuclear weapon. This LIAR president never had any intention of stopping them. The Iran situation must be resolved immediately after the next president enters office. Iran will have a nuclear weapon and Israel must be prepared to shoot it down while U.S. soldiers are preparing to and invading Iran.
    It's the only thing to do. Obama is a country leader. I would like to see him hung from a tree in The White House front lawn because he truly believes Iran having nuclear weapons is acceptable.
    God will take care of him.

    October 22, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |