THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T WANT TO FIX THE ECONOMY
BUT THE PEOPLE DO!
When I heard the president announce that his priorities would be immigration reform, gun reform and addressing climate change, I though hip-hip-hooray! Highly commendable and good luck on all three. But I did wonder why jobs weren't among the big ticket items. Isn't this what we all want and need? If we have jobs, we spend more and our economy recovers. And we know how to create jobs. Sadly, it just isn't a priority for those whose job is to look out for us.
"We are in the most anemic recovery in modern history, yet our political leaders in Washington aren’t doing squat about it.
More jobs and faster growth should be the most important objectives now. With them, everything else will be easier to achieve – protection against climate change, immigration reform, long-term budget reform. Without them, everything will be harder.
Yet we’re moving in the opposite direction — following Europe’s sorry example of failed austerity economics."