EXECUTIVE ACTION: “President Obama is hoping to use his executive authorities to require American businesses to pay millions of employees overtime pay, as part of a populist election-year push targeting income inequality by the White House,” writes Justin Sink. We need leaders who work with their opposition, not alone: Justin Sink for The Hill: Obama looks to flex executive muscle
PRIORITIES FOR THE COUNTRY: “All we seem to hear from Washington leadership right now are debates over immigration, the minimum wage, the environment, and healthcare. That’s where our leaders are spending their precious time and energy. Yet we’re hearing nothing about strategies for creating badly needed new, good jobs — which is exactly what the American people are most worried about,” writes Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup. Leaders in government should work to solve our nation's problems and create a national strategic agenda: Jim Clifton for LinkedIn: Washington: Deaf to the Will of the People
JOBS IN AMERICA: “Yet another recession-triggered split in the consumer sector is becoming more evident: Higher job security among those with a job versus dwindling hope for the long-run unemployed. The growing gap is recasting the consumer sector and raises questions on how it will support economic growth,” writes Kathleen Madigan. Our lawmakers should create shared goals in order to improve the job market: Kathleen Madigan for The Wall Street Journal: Those With Jobs Are More Secure Even as Hopes Dwindle for Long-Term Unemployed
NO LABELS RADIO: Be sure to listen to No Labels Radio this Saturday at 10 a.m., Eastern time, on SiriusXM's P.O.T.U.S. (channel 124) as Gov. Jon Huntsman speaks with Problem Solver Sen. Angus King and Paul Taylor from the Pew Research Center. If you don't have a subscription, you can always find clips from previous shows on our website.
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STAT OF THE DAY: According to Gallup, 59 percent of Americans polled say they worry about the economy “a great deal”: Rebecca Riffkin for Gallup: Climate Change Not a Top Worry in U.S.