We're Finally Talking About Jobs

Conversation has shifted away from deficit: Josh Marshall
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2011 12:34 PM CDT
Job-seekers line up at a jobs fair.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

(Newser) – Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo points out what he sees a change in the "national conversation" about the economy: It's all about jobs now instead of the debt and deficit. Witness the Republican senators who unveiled a jobs plan of their own, along with John Boehner giving an "earful" to President Obama about how Republicans are in fact serious about creating employment, according to Politico.

"I don't suggest that the president's political fortunes have shifted dramatically," writes Marshall. "Yet despite the fact that Senate Republicans were able to block a vote on his jobs bill, it seems to have gone with relatively little notice—probably because it's right there in plain sight—how much the president's day in and day out push on jobs has simply shifted the national conversation, the focus on what the issue is that requires solving. I think this is a bigger deal than we realize."

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