Jobs take top priority in Washington

With the loss of 20,000 more jobs in January, the nation is calling out for an increase in available jobs. The only trouble is, how do we get there?

Well, only time will tell what ends up being passed but a few plans are already on the table. Among these are tax breaks for companies hiring new employees, short term extensions of jobless benefits and health insurance subsidies for the unemployed.

It is no longer possible for Democrats to pass bills with no Republican backing since the election of Republican Scott Brown. Thankfully, the job creation ideas on the table right now contain things that both Republicans and Democrats could agree upon.

President Barack Obama hopes to help move things along by hosting the Democratic and Republican leaders from the House and Senate “to discuss working together on the economy and jobs.”