The President needs to get serious about jobs
This pet peeve is from the Friday, February 19, 2010 broadcast of Left, Right & Center on KCRW-89.9FM.
The one thing that's for certain is we can not afford a repeat of the health care fiasco when it comes to jobs. That's where the President needs to get serious. He needs to move beyond the baby steps that he's been taking and recognize how deep the crisis is, how structural the unemployment rates are and how necessary it is to have some real serious programs in place—both infrastructure building and payroll tax holidays—literally to throw everything at the problem the way we did with Wall Street. If he doesn't do that, I think both the country and his electoral prospects are in real danger.