With Health Care Out Of The Way, Let's Talk About Jobs

This morning, after becoming MyDD's newest front page poster, I began thinking about what subject my first post should cover.

My mind quickly turned to jobs, because I believe jobs is the defining issue of the 2010 midterm elections.

I live in a state where unemployment has exceeded the national average for the past 29 months [Adams, Tony (2010-3-19). Georgia unemployment rate inches higher to 10.5 percent in February. Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Retrieved on 2010-3-24.].  In the African-American community, the jobless rate is even worse [Jeffers, Wainwright (2010-2-11). Black unemployment nearly twice that of whites. WALB-TV. Retrieved on 2010-3-24.].

Georgia is electing a new governor this fall, and I've been asking our gubernatorial candidates the following question:

"What is your plan to put Georgians back to work?"

Due diligence from Democrats across the nation should go towards answering that question.

What is your plan to put Americans back to work?

I believe Democrats nationwide can blunt the criticisms of Republicans by pivoting quickly to a jobs platform. While GOP attorneys general are filing lawsuits [Pierog, Karen (2010-3-22).  States launch lawsuits against healthcare planReuters.  Retrieved on 2010-3-24.]; while Members of Congress like Georgia's own Jack Kingston are signing pledges to repeal the new health care law, Democrats can be talking about jobs, jobs, jobs.

Jobs is the defining issue of the 2010 midterm elections.

So what's the plan?

How are we going to get Americans back to work?

With health care out of the way, let's talk about jobs.

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