The American Jobs Act is the leading edge of the jobs struggle. It is the ground on which millions can be drawn into the fight to create jobs and rebuild the nation's infrastructure.
Obama's American Jobs Act is better than we expected, and although it does not do enough, it should be supported while pushing for more and better proposals.
The president introduced his job plan in a speech to Congress Sept. 8, and introduced the American Jobs Act a few days later.
Obama's forceful speech and proposal for jobs before a joint session of Congress may well have been a turning point moment in his administration.