Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, said:
Doing something to create jobs, or at least trying.

Justin Raimondo,
editorial director of, said:
Number one -- they need to stop "nation-building" in Afghanistan, and start nation-REbuilding right here at home. This means creating something other than government jobs. And, hey, if you're going to be a "progressive," and spend tax dollars to achieve political goals, why not start building things, instead of just bailout out your friends on Wall Street and in the public employee unions? Do something visible? Roads, railways, bridges -- solid stuff, not this "bail out" ephemera and this phony "green jobs" scam.

Alan Abramowitz, professor of Political Science at Emory University, said:
Anything that increases jobs and reduces unemployment.

Peter Navarro, professor of economics and public policy at U.C. Irvine, said:
Every Democrat in a contested seat should start running on tax reform – and against Obama.