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Congress Should Pass Obama's Jobs Plan - Piece by Piece

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Sunday, November 06, 2011

President Obama speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House. (Alex Wong/Getty)

In the face of a double-dip recession and an unprecedented long-term unemployment rate, President Obama unveiled the American Jobs Act before Congress. His plan? Lower the unemployment rate and stimulate the economy with $447 billion in employer tax breaks, jobless reintegration, state aid, and infrastructure projects, to be paid for with taxes on corporations and the wealthy. Will this plan bring a fast, effective boost to the job market, or will higher taxes punish job creators and sink us further into debt? The debaters are Cecilia Rouse, Mark Zandi, Richard Epstein, and Daniel Mitchell. 

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