As Congress convenes, job creation looms large
January 5th, 2011
07:50 AM ET
7 years ago

As Congress convenes, job creation looms large

Washington (CNN) - Republican and Democratic leaders will launch the new Congress Wednesday pledging to make job creation their No. 1 priority.

After that, bipartisanship may be tricky.


Filed under: Congress • John Boehner • Nancy Pelosi
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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    With the good news that automobile sales for the big three are at record levels, I cannot help but wonder if the south west Florida millionaires who own car dealerships will be thanking President Obama for keeping their sorry butts from bankruptcy with the stimulus 'cash for clunkers' and keeping general motors from closing their doors. Instead of giving campaign money to those who refuse to help Americans, these big money owners of auto dealerships should tell Florida senate wannabe candidate, Californian Connie Mack IV to get back to California where he belongs.

    January 5, 2011 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  2. jules sand-perkins

    "Creating jobs" is a misleading term: a "created" job is charity, and a job "created" by the government relies on taxation that further damages the economy.
    Don't create make-work jobs.
    Improve the economy and help citizens become productive enough to support themselves.
    Leading the public to expect created jobs intensifies a mentality of dependency.
    Change that popular mindset.

    January 5, 2011 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  3. munchmom

    So glad to see this exchange of the Pelosi is gone as Speaker, and hopefully Boehner can get some things done–like repeal Obamacare and get the budget balanced again! Go GOP!

    January 5, 2011 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  4. GonzoinHouston

    This should be fun to watch. They have a 3-way balancing act between the two parties and the TPs. Each will try to play off one against another. If voting patterns and rhetoric seem erratic it will be due to this balance. The GOP can't give in to the TP's because they're far to extreme, but they can't alienate them enough to cause a break. The TP's are just crazy enough to pull their support out from under the GOP and let the democrats have their way. I'm stocking up on popcorn!

    January 5, 2011 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  5. jules sand-perkins

    Do you get as many mistakenly delivered letters in your mailbox as I do?
    The government is not the best provider of jobs.

    January 5, 2011 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  6. gt

    if the gop wants to stay in power, they need to stay focus on jobs, debit and taxes.....

    January 5, 2011 10:05 am at 10:05 am |