Political pundits are awash in oil these days and throwing around terms like Obama’s Katrina. ‘Could the BP disaster sound the death knell for Obama?’ they ask.
No, it’s the economy, stupid! While 4 states are affected by the oil spill, 46 others are not and the lives of the citizens in those 46 are deeply affected not by oil but by lack of jobs, mortgage difficulties and are covered with fiscal ooze. Jobs, jobs jobs!
Which is why I have called for a resurrection of the 1930’s post-depression CCC. The Federal government is the only agent large enough to create the massive number of employment positions that will get this economy back on its feet. Small business can’t and large corporations find workers in 3rd world countries.
A Federal Jobs Program- a slick idea.