Despite the hearty discussion on jobs by the RNC and DNC reps, there isn't anything the republicans or dems can do to grow jobs, short of a stimulus and no one appears to want to pile on more debt to boost the economy. Cutting taxes doesn't grow jobs. Consumer demand does. But people are saving money, paying off debts. Increasing exports increases jobs, but the world economy has been bad as well. It's going to be a slow climb upward.