We need a "big, bold" jobs program

Today 68 major progressive organizations have sent a letter to President Obama urging him to present a "big, bold" jobs program to the nation in his anticipated post-Labor Day address. From the letter:

With 25 million Americans out of work, or only able tofind part-time work when they want and need full time jobs, aggressive action is needed. ...

Across the political spectrum, Americans are united incalling for the government to create jobs and on how we can pay for this investment in our economic recovery: Raise taxes on the wealthy, so that they pay their fair share again.

Read the whole thing (PDF).