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Thursday, February 27, 2014

What government representative right now could be against more Americans working?


So President Obama came up with an idea for America:


And naturally, everyone in the Right Wing--the Republicans, Tea Party and all the associated and non-associated haters out there--will come out squarely against him and this idea. But unless you simply don't want this president to be successful, how could ANY current government representative in Washington be against this?  Especially right now?

For one, America rather famously needs the infrastructure work.

We've already had not one but two bridges in the nation collapse in the last few years.

Interstate 70, all across the state, from St. Louis and Illinois on the East to Kansas City and Kansas on the West, needs updating, widening, improving and resurfacing, as just one fantastic example.

Secondly, and maybe more importantly, Americans need the jobs. Since 2008, our nation and our nation's people have suffered through the worst economic downturn in 80 years, since the Great Depression. The unemployment rate skyrocketed and is still too high. This, then, would be a place to get people back to work, it seems clear.

Third and finally, our nation's economy needs the boost. We have a lackluster economy now, at best and demand needs to be increased. Give people work, put money back in their pockets and see if demand doesn't increase. It only makes simple economic sense.

As proof or all this, particularly those last two points above, here's a report from NPR this morning:

Jobless Claims Jump UpOrders For Durable Goods Fall Off


But wait for it.

Somehow, Republicans like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell and even our local Republican politicians will come out agin' it.

'Cuz HE'S fer it.

President Obama and all Democrats, on both state and federal levels, should implore the Republicans, shame them, if it comes to that, into supporting this effort and as soon as possible.

No one should be against getting more Americans back to work.

And this work, infrastructure, at that.


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