The jobs report released Friday by the Department of Labor showed just 80,000 jobs were added to the economy and the nation’s unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent, raising a number of questions about the chances of a robust economic recovery.

In the first quarter of 2012, employers added 226,000 jobs a month on average, while the second quarter has averaged 75,000 per month.

In a Fox News special, “Out of Work!” two think tankers go head-to-head to debate what the role of government in creating jobs and a better economy ought to be.

Tamara Draut, vice president for policy and research at the progressive think tank Demos, and Daniel Mitchell, a senior fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute, seem to agree on exactly one point — more gridlock in Washington — but even that is short-lived.