There is only one word that matters in Washington these days: Jobs. Or, as they might say at the White House, "Jobs, jobs, jobs." And, as everyone knows, there aren't enough of them. In fact, there are more than 8 million fewer than when the recession began, which is causing economic and political havoc.
But what can the government do to create more? Right now, Congress is scrambling to put together legislation (even defying the massive snowstorm this week to work on it) that would give tax breaks to businesses that hire the unemployed. But will companies hire if they don't have customers? Are we better off with a Depression-era public works approach? I'd like to hear your thoughts on this crucial issue at firstname.lastname@example.org.