Editorial: The economy should be Job 1 - latimes.com
The new Republican majority in the House seems eager to prove its "reform" credentials by taking an ax to domestic spending programs. That may mollify some angry members of the electorate, but it's not the general public's top priority. What most Americans want is to reduce unemployment through faster economic growth. If the GOP's zeal to shrink the federal government causes it to ignore the lingering economic misery, it's destined to be written off by voters as out of touch, just as Democrats were in 2010.