FIAF – Pass This Bill Edition
Miss last night’s super-awesome Jobs Bill speech? Now worries. I’ve compiled the two best summaries I could find. This from the corner:
Jeff G fills in a few more details for you:
PASS IT. PASS IT PASS IT PASS IT PASS IT PASS.
We need to do now what I haven’t done for the last 3 years. Because there’s an election coming up. So I propose you re-elect me.
LOOK FOR THE UNION LABEL!
Of course, the GOP must PASS THIS BILL, or they “own” the economy from this moment forward. It went straight from “Bush’s economy” to the congressional Republicans’, who apparently hold all the power in Washington with their majority in ONE of the two chambers.
Heresy, from the Morning Jolt:
The recession we’ve endured for the past three years is far from normal, and yet we keep getting the normal Keynesian responses. I realize I’m about to offer blasphemies and shockers on par with Rick Perry’s Ponzi-scheme comparison, but what if Obama was wrong last night, and a big issue is that some of the people of this country do not, in fact, work hard to meet their responsibilities? What if decades of a lousy education system have left us with a workforce that has too many members with no really useful skills for a globalized economy? What if way too many college students majored in liberal arts and are entering the workforce looking for jobs that will never exist? What if the massive housing bubble got Americans to condition themselves to work in an economy that’s never coming back? (How many realtors are unemployed right now?) What if we have good workers who can’t move to take new jobs because they’re underwater on their mortgages and can’t sell their house?
Are we the best and the brightest? Some of us are. Many of us are not.
It’s all so very depressing.
Romney’s got a response to Obama’s PASS THIS Jobs Bill:
Here’s something to cheer us all up.