Saturday, February 07, 2009

Economic Recovery Plans - Big and Small

I just watched a video of President Obama speaking directly to Americans about the need for immediate action on the economy to make it work for all Americans.

He talks about immediate middle class tax relief, upgrading classrooms or laboratories in 10,000 schools nationwide, training an army of math and science teachers, creating a smart electrical grid, investing in broadband, rebuilding our crumbling roads, bridges, levies and dams, doubling our capacity to create renewable energy, appointing an aggressive Inspector General to make sure our tax dollars are spent wisely and bringing a new website Recovery.Gov online once the economic recovery plan passes through Congress, to let us know where the money is being spent.

Watch the video now:

Virginia Governor Tim Kaine answers questions about the Economic Recovery Plan in this video:


I think we all understand that there is only so much that the government can do to help people find work and that the vast majority of jobs need to come from the private sector. Tim Kaine says the economic recovery plan includes tax relief for small businesses which will help. Barack Obama says that change begins from the bottom. I believe that the entrepenurial spirit, drive and ingenuity of free and diverse American's will once again be what brings this country out of this recession - with some help from the government where necessary and possible.

I saw one example of that today when a little boy, maybe about 10 years old, came to our door today and said his uncle is looking for work and gave us this flyer -

If you live in the Everett, Washington area and need some handyman type work I'd give Howie a call.