The President and Vice President have a sincere desire to do right by our veterans, and I hope they are able to get their ideas in place. It’s the least we can do for the troops and families we put in harm’s way for no good reason at all.
Of course, it’s fun for the whole family, since the Republicans will bar or gut any program the Democrats want to put in place for the troops — all the while professing more love and respect for the troops than anyone else in the whole damned world.
What’s on your mind this fine morning? This is the place to vent!
US president-elect Barack Obama announced Saturday that he had ordered his economic advisers to produce an economic recovery plan to create 2.5 million new jobs over the next two years.
“We’ll be working out the details in the weeks ahead, but it will be a two-year, nationwide effort to jumpstart job creation in America and lay the foundation for a strong and growing economy,” Obama said in his weekly radio address.
Obama, who has vowed to make the economy his priority when he takes office from President George W. Bush in January, said the effort should produce 2.5 million new jobs by January of 2011 and lay the foundation of the country’s economic recovery.
His announcement came two days after government data showed that new jobless claims had surged to a 16-year high, in a new sign that the world’s largest economy appeared to be sliding into a deep recession.