Friday, September 9, 2011

President Obama Puts the Jobs Job Back on Us

President Obama put aside his frustations with Congress and gave a speech on jobs tonight. It was hard to follow the details but it all had a nice ring to it.

He sent me an email with these thoughts before his speech:

I'm about to head to the Capitol to ask Congress to act on my plan to put Americans back to work.

Before I do, I wanted to write you directly to remind you that the fight to create jobs -- and provide the kind of economic security for middle-class families that's been slipping away over the last decade -- won't begin or end with the speech I give tonight.

What happens will be up to you. In the coming days and weeks, it will be up to you to pressure Congress to act -- or hold them accountable if they do not.
Well, I guess creating jobs is our job now. But wasn't it always? For my part, I'm not sure I'm going to spend my time pressuring Congress to act. That seems like a waste of time these days.

Yes, we should build the bridges, roads, schools, and other projects that need to be built. Aside from that, we may have reached the point where it would be better for Washington, DC to stop fiddling and let us figure this out on our own.

Meanwhile, the Green Bay Packers (socialists) beat the New Orleans Saints (capitalists) in the first NFL game of the regular season. I'm sure if you asked the Packers why they won, they would answer it was a little luck and a lot of hard work.

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