President Obama and Congress should be devoting all the time they’ve spent on debt ceiling negotiations to actually fostering economic recovery. Yet instead of growing the economy, both political parties have become obsessed with the debt crisis and ignored what the American people really want—jobs. 

On The Dylan Ratigan Show yesterday, The Nation‘s Ari Berman argues that Washington has once again failed to solve the economic crisis—and instead ceded the political agenda to special interest groups and anti-tax advocates. For more on the debt ceiling debate, read Berman’s recent post, Democrats to Obama: Don’t Cut Social Security and Medicare.

Kevin Donohoe