Mayors Address Economic Hardships Plaguing the Nation's Cities

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mayors from across the nation are meeting this week to discuss unemployment and other economic issues hitting their respective cities. The United States Conference of Mayors, who is hosting the event, claims that nearly 80 of the country’s metro areas will not reach pre-recession levels of employment for at least five years. Mayor Steve Benjamin, an attendee of the conference, discusses his own struggles as mayor of Columbia, SC and the hardships other cities face presently in the United States.

Mayor Steve Benjamin is the Democratic mayor of Columbia, SC who participated in the 80th Winter Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors.

Guests:

Mayor Steve Benjamin

Produced by:

Ben Gottlieb

Comments [1]

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If the current Congress gets a F grade than what is the grade of the Pelosi/Reid Congress that offered no budget in two years after almost quadrupling the deficit and did not raise the debt ceiling and taxes to pay for it when they had the chance? The Democratic controlled US Senate which did not pass a budget in 1000 days gave a failing grade of 97-0 rejecting the President's budget last year.
It is important to stay intellectually honest with the recent history on this issue.

Jan. 19 2012 10:06 AM

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