During today's no-holds barred, I am open to (almost) anything "jobs summit", President Obama calls out for the creation of new jobs.
"The president said there were some ideas that could be put to work almost immediately and other ideas that will become part of legislation for Congress to consider. He listed "moving forward on an aggressive agenda for energy efficiency and weatherization" as a prime candidate for quick action."
"Weatherization", if you look on the recovery.org website has already taken a lot of the stimulus "jobs" in various states. I am not sure if I want to laugh or cry that our president doesn't really appear to know how to foster a robust economy and the creation of new jobs and is looking to legislation from an overwhelmingly liberal Congress to do the trick. I am not sure what he meant by:
"But he said he puts a lot of faith in American ingenuity and industry. "We can't go back to business as usual," he said."
We can't go back to business as usual? What the heck does that mean? Job creation is actually not that complex a process to figure out. The fact that we're in December and he's finally thinking about this indicates he's in serious trouble and he's doing some CYA work here. You can't really expect to add various taxes on the people with capital and than expect the people with capital to put it to work to create jobs. At least I didn't think so. But maybe I missed that economics lesson.
How's "growing the economy from the bottom up", as Obama pledged to do during the campaign, working out?