Rep. Defazio joins Rachel at about the 4:40 mark in the video above. Defazio points to stimulus spending on infrastructure is producing the most jobs and urges that more stimulus go to infrastructure to attack our infrastructure crisis and create jobs.
Related is the Paul Krugman New York Times Op-Ed mentioned in the video. Krugman calls for more direct federal aid to state and municipal governments to help them balance their budgets and hopeful avoid layoffs in areas such as education and public safety (RI could certainly use some help). Krugman also calls for a mini-WPA, federal money pumped directly into job creating public works projects.