so how are people reacting to the speech and state of the economy? we were joined by drby. myers, chairman of the check department at arlington college of business -- of the economic department at arlington college of business. thank you to both of you. >> what do you believe and think of the president's planid? >> well, i think it's largely a campaign stunt. he's out on the thtrail, trying to get reelected, that's what politicians do. the bill is probably dead, which i think is a good thing, because it's just going to add to the huge national debt that we already have. it's going to impose more taxes on capital, which will destroy jobsro not create jobs. >> as a chairman of the economics department, we would love to tap into your brain,br what do you yothink then the government should do or our country should do? what do you believe is isa solution? >> the labor force has not done well recently because of the instability in government planning. we don't know what policy is goincyg to be, we don't know what taxes will be, will they go goup, down, the environmental regulations are increasing, the number of coal fired generating plants will go down. all these things create uncertainty. it's difficu lt to plan for the future and that makes employers kind of stands back, so we need more certainty in policy. >> okay. certainty, an d hopefully that will parley in to thell jobs market. we've seen so much of your company here. i know from the board we've had, lot of you have called cain to find out about jobs. the message was there are a lowat of jobs. is that really true? >> we have seen an increase in the job market, there are positions out there, job seekers need to look at lo cations where they're willing to g work, pay, and to come into our work force center so that way, we can assist them. the and register and put in as many different occupations as they can with the experience they have to broaden their opportunies rtwhen they're doing their job search. >> that is the first step, is making sure your registered. do you have believe that most americans amhave been prepared for n this? do you find peopledo coming to the office who are rather clueless? >> the job ma rket has changed. and what we'v e seen e in the past is those that have been employed for 15 to 20 years, it's changed so it's not the same job market s it was then. we've experienced a lot of companies that are having applications online, so those that may not be as familiar with completing the thonline application or not as familiar with the computer are having difficulty in doing those applications online. >> it has changed. >> and resume's not the 'ssame. you used to walk out the door and go to an employer, plknock , on their door, fill out an application and get hireatd the same day. and it's taking more time and it's a little more difficult fo mr those job seekers that van about in the work -- that have been in the work force for so long. s >> does that surprise you outhere are a number of jobs they talk about at it, worse force solutions? >> things haveve ed a little in tax in the past year, texas is -- things have improved a little in texas in the pass year, because we are arlower taxes, so it's better here than in other parts of the country. that's a good thing. >> sometimes we tend -- it is an interesting day to g hear what folks are saying here ae s president probenama spoke spabout the jobs bill he is pushing. thank inyou to both of you. dr. roger minors from
ut arlington, and kim stone.