Former Rep. Kucinich: Obama ‘hasn’t done anything’ on jobs

Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) blasted President Obama on Sunday for not doing enough to lower the unemployment rate in the country.

“President Obama hasn't done anything about the unemployment problem,” said Kucinich on “Fox News Sunday.”

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“We have massive amounts of people who are out of work and… [Obama] has to be held accountable for not creating the jobs. We have about 8 million people out of work, about another 8 million people working part time and shouldn't be. We need an economic agenda. We don't have it.”

A staunch liberal, Kucinich has been actively outspoken against some of the administration’s policies and actions since leaving office at the end of the last Congress. 

Earlier this week he told the Washington Times that the Obama administration has not been transparent and open with disclosures, attempting to spin issues for its own political advantage.

The country’s unemployment rate was 7.5 percent last month, after the Labor Department reported the addition of 165,000 more jobs throughout the nation.

Jobless rates in 40 states have dropped, but states such as Nevada still have an unemployment rate of 9.6 percent.  

The unemployment rate was 7.8 percent when Obama first took office in January, 2009, rising to an all-time high of 10 percent during his first term. But last November it dropped back to 7.8 percent.