Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Get a job

Jobs are on the agenda again. Why? Because it's either talk about jobs, talk about the disappointing Senate bullshit going on with health care, talking about future disappointing Senate bullshit with regards to Copenhagen and climate legislation, or talk about Sarah Palin's book. Clearly jobs are the only recourse for retaining some level of sanity.

President Obama is concerned about jobs, which is why he's going to give a major speech today outlining help for highways and small businesses, bridges and energy-efficient homes as avenues for action, funding avenues, using leftover/repaid funds from the surprisingly efficient TARP fund to pay down the debt or small business lending, and other various options for maybe getting unemployment under 10% sometime before we have to stop trying to come up with a grouping name for this decade (the aughts?) and come up with one for the next decade (the teens...plus some others?). But don't worry, dear readers, Obama isn't the only one concerned about jobs, the GOP clearly has an alternative and concrete plan for success that they want you to know about. They unveiled it at the Economist's World in 2010 Conference.
DANIEL FRANKLIN: What is the big idea? “Jobs” is not an idea.

ERIC CANTOR: The big idea is to get, to get, to produce an environment where we can have job creation again. And see, that’s where the Obama administration’s agenda so clearly disadvantages the Democrats in this upcoming election in eleven months and advantages us.
Stupid guy from the Economist, saying 'jobs' is a plan and saying 'produce an environment where we can have job creation', perhaps through magic, is a specific plan. They're for 'jobs', what more do you want? For them to actually support job creating plans like the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act or a newer, more specifically targeted towards jobs plan? For them to stop openly relishing the fact that poor jobs numbers a year from now and the complete stalling of any attempted action will benefit them politically? Madness.

So don't worry, Jobless-Americans, Eric Cantor has a notion that jobs are important and that you should probably have one. That idea won't move any further than that, so I hope that his positive thoughts on that and a good economy helped you find work.

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