Washington Watches as Economy Slips

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Just 54,000 new jobs were created last month, compared to 232,000 in April. After the jobs report came out Friday, President Obama went to Ohio to celebrate the auto-industry bailout of 2009. The Republicans blamed him for unemployment and talked about long-term improvements in reducing the deficit. Did either Obama or the Republicans offer any plans for immediate action? Did they try to reach a consensus on what to do now? Jim Tankersly is economics correspondent for the National Journal.

 

Credits

Guest:
Jim Tankersley - New York Times - @jimtankersley

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper