Why Obama and others are suddenly rolling out jobs plans
Whether it's Labor Day, the new elections season, or a reflection of Americans' priorities, everyone has a jobs proposal: from Obama and Boehner to Huntsman and Romney, the list goes on.
Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman just rolled out his agenda for creating US jobs. Mitt Romney is expected to do the same in coming days. And President Obama's deliberations over a new jobs plan – what to include and when to roll it out – have been in the news all week.
That's a lot of focus on jobs policy.
Oh, and the Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO are among the groups on the policymaking sidelines that are doing the same thing.
It's not like unemployment is a new problem that's just been discovered. The US jobless rate has been above 8 percent for 2-1/2 years.