The president is sounding like a fighter these days. He even says he’ll be proposing a jobs bill in September — and if Republicans don’t go along he’ll fight for it through Election Day (or beyond).
That’s a start. But read the small print and all he’s talked about so far is extending the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits (good, but small potatoes), ratifying the Colombia and South Korea free trade agreements (not necessarily a job-creating move), and creating an infrastructure bank.
An infrastructure bank might be helpful, depending on its size.