sandra wrote:Considering since 2007 we have lost over 8 million jobs, and the initial best outlook we have is to add 95,000 more jobs a month, with thoughts of unemployment being at best 6% by 2015, sorry, we have serious issues. I'm willing to bet UE rates will not make the incline they suggest.
In an interview of Obama's he stated he really didn't care about the current approval rating because, no, the average american is not doing any better, considering the spending we have seen with the stimulus packages, how in the hell are we not doing any better?
That kind of money being thrown out and all we can say are things like, 'to say it was a complete waste is nonsense' because so many americans were 'allowed' to still keep their jobs...etc etc. not cool. Sorry it doesn't even sound good.
No, it's not good but we need to start somewhere. People think the problem will be solved over night and it won't be, that's the bad part. When we had years of where corporations were outsourcing jobs for cheap labor, that's what lead to this mess, especially in the manufacturing sector. The irony is I supported the auto bailout only because it helped saved some manufacturing jobs which would of otherwise been lost. The stimulus should of been handled better and should of gone to small banks to help small businesses of course, but everyone knew it was going to Wall Street, the GOP would of done the same, and they did.
The GOP isn't any better, the only reason people are going back to them is because there really isn't another party in this country. Their chairman said a million bucks isn't a lot of money, how's that for being in touch with what normal Americans are facing right now? For Republicans that criticize the stimulus then have photo ops for local projects is hypocrisy at it's best.
Another thing is to invest in our energy sector, we have to, being from North Dakota I know that's where we need to improve. Hell, North Dakota is #4 in oil production and strong in wind energy along with biofuels. A lot of my friend work at LM Glassfiber which makes the turbines for the wind farms, and that's a foriegn owned company! That's the reason why we need more American companies to invest in alternative energy.
Sandra, I'm not yelling at you and you know that but it just irks me that the other side won't even help. Their solution is "drill baby drill!" I'm pretty sure that you're a Dem as well.