(CNN) - CNN's John King and Candy Crowley look at the political implications of Friday's jobs report, including whether it will incentivize lawmakers to make progress on a deal to avert the fiscal cliff.
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It is not likely to incentivize the republicans in congress. They have held the country's economy hostage for two years trying to make Obama a one term president, and even though they failed, they still want to make him fail. This petty agenda is much more important to the GOP than people are.
Another 350,000 give up on finding a job and quit looking.The lowering of the rate will not give these folks any satisfaction.
Only men who lack wisdom and understanding would drive our working families over a cliff. Linda jean
I am at a total loss as to why congress as a whole needs any incentive whatsoever to deal with the fiscal cliff. its a no brainer.... Ooops I am assuming congress has brains and the interests of the nation as whole at heart and, not getting re-elected, ideology, gridlock ( for whatever reason ) first, in that order.
If Obama says the sky is blue, the GOP will say It's green. If Obama says the grass is green, the GOP will say It's blue. With that said !!!!!!
Wow. The GOP can't catch a break. The news just keeps getting better and better for America. Yes, it's a slow recovery, but it is coming. I think that the GOP should cooperate with what the President wants. The majority has spoken and we want progress. It was nice to see thinking Americans come out and vote for change instead of sitting on the sidelines and complaining. LOL It didn't do the GOP much good though, did it?