Rep Ayanna Pressley Federal Jobs Guarantee Resolution: Read It For Yourself
It’s getting some play in the media, so read Rep Ayanna Pressley “Federal Jobs Guarantee” resolution for yourself for this new spin on a very old idea.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., is introducing a resolution Thursday calling for a federal jobs guarantee, seeking to actualize an idea from Franklin Delano Roosevelt 77 years after it was proposed.
The 16-page resolution states that “it is the duty of the Federal Government to create a Federal job guarantee,” in order to “finally eliminate the moral and economic scourge of involuntary unemployment.”
The idea is the latest in a flurry of proposals from the new Democratic-led Congress that paints a portrait of a party embracing its more economically liberal roots and throwing caution to the wind after decades of moderating its platform in response to a series of defeats in the 1980s.
Full text of the Federal Jobs Guarantee Resolution is here:F