At his post-employment report press conference this afternoon, President-elect Barack Obama was light on specifics--largely to avoid stepping on President Bush's toes.
Speaking in front of a curtain of economic big-wigs, Obama made it clear he wanted to move on a stimulus package and named other moves that could help job seekers and employers. Among them:
- An extension of unemployment benefits
- Acceleration of retooling assistance for ailing domestic automakers
- Long-term plan focused on clean energy, education and tax relief
- Provide assistance to state and local governments to avoid layoffs and tax increases