(From the NYT)
The Job Summit
December 3, 2009
To be a success, the White House job summit on Thursday must do more than put ideas on the table. It must produce an agenda for creating jobs.
Americans need to know how the administration plans to reduce a 10.2 percent unemployment rate — a 26-year high and rising. They need to know how the government will foster hiring and help replace the eight million jobs eliminated so far in two years of recession. Economic growth alone cannot repair damage that severe.
Once job creation has the priority status it deserves, the next step is to build on proven programs and add new ones to address the scale and nature of joblessness.
But don't we already have
a jobs program?