The Nation : Democrats Focus on Jobs

Democratic leaders said the party should focus on unemployment and job training in its search for policies that will spark a Democratic resurgence in national elections in 1986 and 1988. The Democratic Policy Commission, ending a two-day conference in Salt Lake City, was told that economic uncertainty has become a major concern for voters. But local officials urged the party to shun costly programs that will reinforce the Democrats’ image as big spenders. “We can’t fund everything in the world,” said Marlin Schneider, a state legislator from Wisconsin, who added that reducing the federal deficit should be an overriding consideration.