Can a Single Word Save the Democrats in 2010? Yes!
I saw a video on Yahoo from “The Fix” that was titled “Democratic candidates are hoping a single word can save them from defeat. The word that was used is; "Extreme." In my opinion, that is not the correct word. The only word that will save them in 2010 is “Miracle.”
In 2012, the word that will save President Obama, the surviving Democrats and our country, is “Jobs.” The Democrats', along with the new Republicans', primary objective should be job creation. It is not only the Democrats that are in trouble, the entire Republic is in jeopardy.
President Obama needs to take the lead in order to get our economy moving again. More importantly, he needs to get it moving in the right direction. Because of the serious situation our citizens are in, he needs to start it moving now!
Millions of American jobs have moved overseas. Whole industries have virtually moved with them. This is part of the reason our economy is in its downward spiral. But it is not all bad news, folks; it has left the doorway to change open. Great opportunities await US if we move through that doorway. We need to rebuild a large part of our manufacturing capacity. Do we rebuild it as before, or do we use new technologies?
President Obama needs to bring some entrepreneurial business advice into his cabinet, not more Harvard lawyers or some MBA from Yale. He needs to find one or two men or women that have actual successful large-scale start-up experience with manufacturing operations.
This is also the time for the president to keep his commitment to green power. An honest gesture would be to grant the same incentives and tax breaks to power companies that build a thermal solar generator, or wind farm, that is currently enjoyed by a coal fired plant. This will level the playing field for the incorporation, construction and implementation of renewable power generators. Granting tax advantages to private parties that fund these developments will speed up the process considerably.
Then the President can put the new business advisers to work developing enterprise zones in our little-used port facilities in the Sun Belt or old factory buildings in the Rust Belt. Use as much green power as is possible. Manufacture steel, machinery and textiles in mostly robotic factories in order to keep the production costs down so we can begin to compete with our “Trading Partners.” In order to make as many goods as possible in the United States, we should give financial incentives to those companies that maintain their operations here.Continued on the next page