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Obama’s progression

Posted on: November 22, 2008

I wasn’t a particular fan of Obama’s to begin with. I favored Hillary. And the way that many of his fans talked about him, in terms of his ability to connect and inspire rather than about his policies had me worried. But over time, it began to come clear that he was a thoughtful fellow who went beyond the surface in his approach to problems.

I was glad he won.

Today, they reported his plan for adding jobs to the US economy. Not to brag, but it sounded like he’d been listening in to what I said should be done rather than the Bush tax cuts so many years ago. The way I see it is that if a government spends money, even money that it has to borrow, on things that benefit the citizens more than they could benefit themselves with the same money, on jobs that need done healthcare and fixing the infrastruture and energy independence, you get three positives.

First, you get those jobs, which will be sorely needed. And his program offers jobs that won’t be obsolete in a few years, that will develop skills  and expertise the US badly needs as it has fallen very far behind the rest of the first world in these areas.

Second, the folks who have those jobs spend their paychecks in the rest of the economy generating a general stimulus.

Third, you get the benefit to the country of those jobs being done.

In my opinion, that’s well spent money.

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1 Response to "Obama’s progression"

Just wanted to say HI. I found your blog a few days ago on Technorati and have been reading it over the past few days.

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