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Jobs Plan

Why Republicans Want Jobs to Stay Anemic

Robert Reich | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Job-growth is sputtering. So why, exactly, do regressive Republicans continue to say "no" to every idea for boosting it? It's important for Obama and the Democrats to recognize this cynical strategy for what it is, and help the rest of America to see it.

As Obama Turns To Jobs, Allies Urge New Approach

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The nation's slowly improving jobs picture hides problems like stagnant wages and fewer working hours that strike directly at Presi...

Arthur Delaney

Surprise! 'Job Killer' Claims Usually Unsubstantiated

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.14.2012 | Media

The phrase "job killer" is rarely substantiated when it appears in news stories, according to a study published Thursday morning. The analysis, con...

Why Congress's Latest Jobs Effort Falls Flat

ProPublica | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

Finally, the House passed a jobs bill last week. And what a bill it is! ...

Arthur Delaney

Congress Takes Interest In Eccentric Philanthropist's Jobs Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

Philanthropist Gene Epstein says he donated $250,000 to assorted charities on behalf of businesses that hired unemployed people starting in 2009. Now ...

Obama To Face Disappointed Voters In Key State

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. — President Barack Obama will visit a changed New Hampshire on Tuesday. The independent-minded presidential swing state he won...

Infrastructure Blues

Edward Flattau | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Republicans maintain that the states and private companies could more effectively rehabilitate infrastructure than could Obama's proposed Federal Infrastructure Bank. But the GOP argument is a red herring.

GAV ON THE ATTACK: Newsom Calls Fellow Dems Weak On Jobs

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.10.2011 | San Francisco

When he was in the process of running for Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsom caught a lot of flack for saying he didn't know what the Lieutenant Govern...

Obama Challenges GOP On Jobs Bill

Reuters | Laura MacInnis | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama challenged Republican leaders on Tuesday to put his entire $447 billion jobs plan to a vote, rather than ...

Our Economic Policy Is Up a Creek With a Paddle

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The Federal Reserve is trying to do their part with more easing of interest rates, but absent more action on the fiscal side, like the measures in the president's jobs plan, I don't expect anyone much to take advantage of lower rates.

Friday Talking Points -- Ads Obama Should Run

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama should run a few ads right now which do not even mention the election. Instead of saying "vote for me!" these ads should say "pass my jobs bill" in as many creative ways as possible.

Two Parties, No Solutions to Jobs

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

With President Obama's jobs speech on Monday and Speaker Boehner's jobs speech yesterday, we can put the Democratic and Republican Party economic plans side by side. What is stunning is that neither side offers a serious diagnosis or a solution.

Elise Foley

Democratic Leaders: Jobs Plan Will Receive Support From Caucus

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours after it was reported that Democrats were abandoning a jobs bill before it was introduced, party leadership insisted that Democrat...

A Transformative Jobs Plan: What's Good for IBM's Top Executives Is Not Good for the U.S.

William Lazonick | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business
William Lazonick

The dearth of jobs, even in an economic recovery, reflects the cumulative impact of three structural changes in the employment practices of U.S. industrial corporations.

Colleges Should Play a Central Role in the Jobs Agenda

Jeff Selingo | Posted 11.14.2011 | College
Jeff Selingo

In the short term, colleges could create programs to help close the "skills gap" that right now keeps some three million jobs from being filled, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Friday Talking Points -- Give 'Em Hell, Barry!

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Barack Obama opened his re-election campaign last night with a wowzer of a speech to a joint session of Congress.

Obama Is Not Trying to Create Jobs; He's Trying to Get Re-elected

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

I don't think President Obama is trying to create jobs. His jobs bill is designed to get him re-elected. I think if you looked at the facts you'd agree.

Paul Krugman: Obama Jobs Plan 'Bolder And Better Than I Expected'

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business

First things first: I was favorably surprised by the new Obama jobs plan, which is significantly bolder and better than I expected. It’s not nearly ...

President Obama's Jobs Plan Has Three Major Problems

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

The first problem is that $300 billion is much too small to stimulate an economy the size of the United States. The federal government bailed out AIG, one company, for approximately $150 billion.

Nikki Haley's Lavish European Trip Costs Taxpayers Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars

The Post and Courier | By Renee Dudley | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

Gov. Nikki Haley's weeklong trip to Europe in June in search of "jobs, jobs, jobs" cost South Carolinians more than $127,000. But the governor and her...

Joe Walsh Apologizes For Calling Obama 'Idiotic,' Stands By Opposition To Jobs Speech

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) criticized President Barack Obama for his upcoming jobs speech, saying "there is no reason for him to call a joint session of ...

Obama's Jobs Plan: Will He Offer Policy Miniatures or Give 'em Hell?

Robert Reich | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The winner of the 2012 presidential election will be the person who comes off as the toughest fighter for average Americans. Earth to Obama: Remember Harry (Give 'em Hell) Truman.

Jon Ward

Jon Huntsman's Jobs Plan Cements Shift From Green Republican To Energy Hawk

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – As recently as June, an environmental website declared former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman the "greenest" of the Republican presidential cand...

Jon Huntsman To Offer Jobs Plan

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

HUDSON, N.H. — Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman called Wednesday for sweeping tax changes and new trade agreements to help revital...

Progressives Ask Obama To 'Go Big' With Jobs Plan

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

Sixty-seven major progressive organizations have penned an open letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to "go big" as he prepares a new jobs pla...