The administration may also merge the Department of Commerce, the Office of the United States Trade Representative and some economic divisions at the State Department into a new agency, administration officials said. Possible names include the Department of Jobs or the Department of Competitiveness.Brilliant, isn't it?
How typical of liberals to assume that the problems with employment is something that can be solved by some sort of action from the federal government. They just don't seem to understand that the only way to increase employment is for private business to start feeling confident enough to expand hiring. And moving around various offices in the federal government isn't going to do anything. Having a federal Department of Jobs is just doublespeak since the result would most probably be more ways for the federal government to interfere more in the economy.
And notice that they want to have both a Department of Labor and a Department of Jobs. Could there be a stupider name? Or a dumber idea? Well, I'm sure there are dumber ideas out there and we'll probably see some of them trotted out over the next year an a half.