March marked the 37th consecutive month that jobs have been added to the economy. The unemployment rate dropped to 7.6% and the private sector increased payroll by 95,000 jobs. In all, nearly 6.5 million jobs have been added. Despite these positive signs, the gains could have been greater. The GOP sequester is a formidable roadblock on the path to a robust recovery. To overcome it, we have to work together to find a balanced solution.
Just over one month after taking effect, the sequester cuts have pervaded far and wide. Hitting almost every state, funding had been reduced for scientific research, scholarly endeavors, public housing, and all levels of education from Head Start to Pell Grants to Fulbrights. In addition, access ...Read More »