Drop the Calculator pick up an Shovel

President-elect Barack Obama is talking about creating the largest public works construction program to bring around the troubled economy. This is in response to the number 533,000 which is the amount of jobs lost in November. This brings the number up to two million over the last year. This is a government-directed industrial policy, with lawmakers and administration officials picking projects and investing large amounts of taxpayer money on them. Obama said he would invest record amounts of money in the vast infrastructure program. So we understand it is clear Obama intends to stimulate the economy through large direct government spending on infrastructure projects. We do not how many of the people that lost work are actual hard labor workers. The reason we are fearful this plan is just another money grab for unions is based on the kind of jobs we are talking about. In the 30’s when unemployment reached 33% people were desperate for work and would swing a hammer, we are just not sure of the 533,000 people that lost their job are will swing a pick in the hot sun 10 hours a day. We need to look at what jobs are being cut before we create a fit for workers that do not exist. Does it not feel that most of those workers that were laid off from the financial sector, are these the people that will rebuild the roads and bridges?


Countdown to Inauguration Day 2009: 44 days

National Debt 12/4/1998 5,598,758,049,805.53
National Debt 12/4/2008 10,653,883,024,152.87


If there’s something I can make of this,
or anything at all,
it’d be the devil hates a loser
and you thought you had it all
W. Axl Rose There was a Time (2008)


24 days Until the tea512 51 smokin sasses of 2008

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