From the Hill, “Alternative jobs plan is tough sell for House Republican leaders:
As House Republicans embark on their fall agenda, they face a steep challenge: working out how a party that doesn’t believe the government should create jobs can best present a job-creation platform.
Yes, that must be quite a slog.
Whether Republicans would rather save the economy or sink President Obama remains a very legitimate, live question. But Republicans know they’ve got to get re-elected, too. You can see signs that they’re worried they haven’t convinced voters that cutting government will grow jobs, and that they haven’t spent enough time on jobs in any form. “There were things that we had to do,” an aide tells the Hill. “We’ve dispensed with those debt issues. So now the floor can be focused on pro-growth measures.”