Next Monday is Labor Day. The perfect time for President Obama to get back to the number one problem facing the country: JOBS!
And the White House says he’s going to do so by giving a big speech on jobs. The problem is we don’t know when it’s going to be, where it’s going to be, or what he’s going to say.
All we know is: If he’s going to seize the moment and do what the moment demands, the president has to go big. That’s what the American people want. And that’s what the American people need.
He can’t just repeat the same litany of legislative proposals he’s put out there dozens of times.
This time, the president has to put forth bold, new ideas about how the federal government can stimulate the economy to put people back to work. And, lo and behold, Hurricane Irene has given him the perfect opportunity: all those roads and bridges and homes and businesses destroyed in the storm. Who could argue with spending money to rebuild them – and thereby putting people back to work?
This is Obama’s FDR moment. Let’s just hope he’s willing to think big – and not settle, again, for half a loaf – or less.
That’s my parting shot for today.