Michigan attitudes appear to reflect the general opinion shared by most Americans.
House Republicans are seeking large cuts in domestic programs for the rest of this fiscal year - including 21 percent from the Labor Department - and they promise more to come next year.
The federal program that has helped hundreds of thousands of workers get back on their feet after their jobs went overseas could soon disappear due to an error by Congress.
Democrats introduced into Congress a bill to extend unemployment benefits to the long-term unemployed and challenged Republicans to "bring this to a vote as soon as possible."
Thousands of conservatives are meeting for the Conservative Political Action Committee's annual convention, but they're not talking about jobs.
Republicans propose to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from doing its job to protect Americans from air pollution.
Republicans have backed off their effort to redefine rape as "forcible rape" (is there another kind?) but they have not given up their war on women's reproductive rights.
Obama renominated former top union attorney Craig Becker as a member of the National Labor Relations Board
Republican members of Congress have set their sight on gutting assistance to troubled homeowners at risk of foreclosure.
Gov. Jerry Brown invoked the struggles for democracy in Egypt and Tunisia as he called for "turning to the people" for "a clear mandate"