Arslan: An Open Letter to the President and Congress (Roll Call)

By Kristie Arslan

Official Washington returns to work this week, and any lawmakers who were hoping the economy would shape up in their absence are sorely out of luck.

The unemployment rate of 9.1 percent remains “disturbingly high,” according to one Federal Reserve Bank president. It is poised to remain high as the Congressional Budget Office has issued its grim prediction that unemployment will remain above 8 percent until 2014.

Read the entire op-ed here.