Over the past year, Brown held a series of hearings examining ways to rebuild U.S. manufacturing and is also fighting to ensure that our nation's trade laws work for domestic manufacturing and American workers.
President Obama announced outlines for a new jobs plan for the country. For the first time, he suggested that up to $200 billion from the "bailout of Wall Street" program should go toward jobs creation ideas.
There is no reason to tolerate this degree of misery. We know exactly what to do. The government has the fiscal tools to do it. Start by bailing out state and local governments and spending on infrastructure.
President Barack Obama unveiled his jobs package last week. His proposal includes more of the same: more money to the states for fiscal stabilization, more weatherization initiatives, more infrastructure spending.
A number of market professionals argue that the Bureau of Labor Statistics is stacking the employment deck by issuing misleading figures that paint a rosier picture of the country's mounting job losses.