Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are rights written into the U.S. Declaration of Independence, to be pursued as goals for free citizens living in a democratic society.
A public works program would create thousands of jobs and repair the nation's crumbling infrastructure.
WASHINGTON (PAI) -- The current economy is "not normal," unemployment affects different groups of people than it did before, and the recovery - in terms of the joblessness numbers - will take longer than it did in prior slumps, the Labor Department's top economist says.
There are millions of unemployed ready to go to work today. The only missing element is someone to hire them.
Slightly over a year ago, the American people elected a young African American to the presidency and increased the Democratic majorities in the Congress.