"Baby steps, bipartisanship, and band-aids"
Posted by jeckert on 02/19/2010
Arianna Huffington issued a slew of powerful statements about the current jobs situation in an op-ed in the Huffington Post. Huffington cited this study by the Alliance for American Manufacturing which indicates that 2.6 million jobs could be created with $148 billion in infrastructure spending. Huffington expressed frustration at the fact that moves are not being made by policymakers largely due to the fact that unemployment is highest in the lower-paying employment bracket. She claimed that, "Instead we get baby steps, bipartisanship, and band-aids -- timid moves that, given the seriousness of the crisis, threaten to change the very fabric of our society. " Huffington also stated, "When it comes to jobs we can't afford a repeat of the health care reform fiasco, in which the president decided to sit out the debate, emerging only to give vague statements of encouragement and cryptic pronouncements about what he actually favored ." Read the full op-ed here.
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