The White House, GOP Contenders and Jobs
In last night’s debate among Republican presidential hopefuls, Governor Mitch Romney seemed to shore up his position as front runner in the race. But his chief rival, at this point, Herman Cain, also gained ground. The debate focused on the U.S. economy and what each candidate would do to boost growth. Yesterday the Senate blocked President Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill. Congress is now likely to consider some elements of the bill separately. For many voters the dismal job market remains the number one concern, but so far, none of the current round of ideas seems to be gaining traction: Please join us for a conversation about politics and the economy
author of The Fix, a Washington Post politics blog, and managing editor of PostPolitics.com.
president of the Economic Policy Institute.
vice president of public policy, National Federation of Independent Business
reporter, National Journal