Obama announced his proposal for a two year wage freeze for all non-military government workers. The proposal is a terrible idea. It's bad for the economy and feeds into racist, anti-worker stereotypes of the "lazy" public worker.
A public works program would create thousands of jobs and repair the nation's crumbling infrastructure.
What is delaying an economic recovery is not too much spending and a growing deficit, but not enough federal spending.
At few times in our nation's history has the cry for jobs - and the need to organize those doing the crying - been more apparent and more possible.
Give a business owner a million dollars a day in "incentives" - if no one is coming into the store, the owner will not create a single new job.
Somehow, an NBC sitcom about U.S. jobs going overseas is becoming a hit.