How can we make Congress work? This week on Need to Know, host Jeff Greenfield moderates a bipartisan panel discussing various proposals to get our government working again.
Walter Kirn, who wrote the novel “Up in the Air,” says the way to fix Congress is to make all the representatives live fulltime in their districts. That way, he says, they would be forced to deal with their constituents after each controversial vote.
Kurt Andersen, author and host of public radio’s “Studio 360,” says lawmakers should get to know each other by spending a minimum number of days together in Washington, D.C.
Unemployment has lowered slightly, but financial pressure and uncertainty remains the norm for many American workers. Tell us: Do you think you were better off four years ago than you are today?
Need to Know revisits northern Ohio for an updated look at how many Americans with jobs are struggling to make ends meet because of the difficult economy.