Obama Speech Tonight…

2/9/2009:

Geez, I must not be paying too much attention to the TV these days, as I didn’t even realize Obama delivered some kind of speech tonight.

After getting all sorts of emails, texts and instant messages saying “Did you watch Obama?” – I realized I missed it.

So what did he say, anything compelling, uplifting or inspirational?

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MidnightRacer
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[quote comment=”135107″]MidnightRacer,
The only problem is that at the pace that the government works, doing it that way would take years before anything even happened – hence all the kerfluffle about “shovel ready” projects. By that time, the crisis would be past on it’s own, and Obama wouldn’t be able to take credit for the turnaround. So instead, we have to spend a ton of money RIGHT FRIGGIN NOW – even if it is stupid pork. Plus it would be helpful if we could delay the recovery for exactly 3.5 years so everything is looking hopeful and rosy right around re-election time…[/quote]

Yeah, I know. That’s why I disclaimed that I detest it, but if we had to had to do this, at the very least I would approach it the way I mentioned. It’s a practice in what if…

MidnightRacer
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[quote comment=”135118″][quote comment=”135101″]I’m against larger government, but if we must have a economic stimulus package, it should be one in which an American who is not working, is given a job to rebuild all the bridges (cause we’ve got some bad ones), infrastructure, and an upgrade in the energy grid (against failures and attacks). I’d say include the building of some dams and turbines. For those Americans who lost their jobs and face foreclosure, require that if they get government help (lowering of interest rates, etc) that they must work with one of the works projects. As well, cut all social programs of free money and require everyone receiving tax payers’ money to work. Only jobs creations should be in the package if we must have one. A jobs package of government jobs only, no money going to pork, earmarks, or even for the delegation of states’ representatives, but a national project under federal control. Get rid of anything other than the above.[/quote] For the most part I agree. However doesn’t seem realistic that those who get help with their mortgage have to work with one of the works projects. You’re suggesting that anyone who has a job and wanted to receive assistance would have to quit his/her job and work for the government? I like the idea about the social program recipients having to work for it.[/quote] No, I said (read above) “For those Americans who lost their jobs and face foreclosure, require that if they get government help… Read more »
MidnightRacer
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[quote comment=”135118″]For the most part I agree.

However doesn’t seem realistic that those who get help with their mortgage have to work with one of the works projects. You’re suggesting that anyone who has a job and wanted to receive assistance would have to quit his/her job and work for the government?

I like the idea about the social program recipients having to work for it.[/quote]

It’s just a quick, rough idea. Needs more input obviously, but if enough of the right minds in Congress got together, they could make it work. Unfortunately, D.C. right now isn’t open to full discussion. They believe their spending package is the only way and are shutting out the rest of our representatives from making this right.

jscirish27
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jscirish27

That is the problem. They will want to create a new bureaucracy when that isn’t necessary.

broken
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broken

USA in 2020 = Venzuela 2009 – Oil wealth

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