The Coming Jobs Debate

E.J. Donne thinks the 2010 elections will be fought on the issue:

While official Washington and much of the media focus on the great health-care struggle, the administration’s economic advisers have been busy reviewing proposals to create jobs, aware that pressure on them will grow to deal with high unemployment that threatens to persist through Election Day next year. President Obama’s aides insist that they knew all along that the original stimulus, as one of them put it, would “never fill the full gap from the recession.” Whether or not they anticipated this, they’re planning to act, even though for political reasons what comes next will not be called “a second stimulus.”