What can Obama say that will help?
The big speech is Thursday. Obama’s people sure know how to build up an event… (too bad some idiot aid forgot about the NFL opening ) He better come out tap dancing with a brand new routine since all the pundits are predicting the same old same old. He hinted when he spoke on Monday in front of the Unions in Detroit that he would push for a middle class tax cut. That’s a good move since the Republicans can hardly disagree with that. Problem? He has said this before and the public doesn’t believe it. It has “leaked” out….. perhaps orchestrated… that he will talk infrastructure. Everybody likes better roads and bridges and that has a Roosevelt overtone that certainly can help his campaign. He better shy away from bullet trains and wind power since the economists are in agreement that Green Sector jobs are difficult to create and maintain. So what can he say that will help create confidence? Nothing. He is screwed. He’s got Romney out there with a list of 59 actions ready to implement. Perhaps he can have some thieves break into Romney’s office and plagarize his ideas (channeling Nixon)? One big problem….. you don’t know if Romney has the answers either. There is no magic pill! Maybe he should just come out and say that in his speech. Drop all the politician vernacular and stand up and get vulenerable with the public! (like that is ever going to happen…she writes with sarcasm… sorry.. there is no font for sarcasm) How do you make people get back their CONFIDENCE?
Now if I were King…… First, I would start my speech EARLY… so that all you have to miss of the NFL opening day is the first BS hour of commentary from the has been players and wannabe’s.
Second, I would start with the infrastructure idea since it does seem to be one of the easiest and fastest ways to inject job creating cash into the system and everybody likes the results.
Third, I would discuss the need for State by State micro loans. Mimic what we do around the world for helping third world countries. Identify someone locally who has their nose to the ground and is aware of what regional entreprenuers are out there and what good ideas they might have that can benefit from free financing. Get the loans out to the small businesses that are efficient and profitable to promote expansion. Stop giving money to inefficient people in the name of “social change.”
Fourth, invest in education and don’t be cultural and general about it. I am NOT talking about giving money to the NEA. Tenure is crummy (I will blog on this one later). Get students going to school in much needed occupations the aid they need. Nurses, doctors, computer technicians, statisticians … whatever shortages that exist help the market speed up meeting those needs.
Fifth, stop expanding the government. NO MORE CZARS. No supercommittees. The problem with government is it is easy to create a government position, office.. etc. It is a HELL of a lot harder to cut it.