Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Now, right now businesses across this country are proving that America can compete. Caterpillar's opening a new plant to build excavators in Texas that used to be shipped from Japan. In Tennessee, Whirlpool is opening their first new U.S. factory in more than a decade. Dow is building a new plant in Michigan to manufacture batteries for electric vehicles. A company called Geomagic, a software maker, decided to close down its overseas centers in China and Europe and move their R&D here, to the United States.
These companies are bringing jobs back to our shores. And that's good for everybody.
So if I've got one message, my message is: Now is the time to invest in America. Now is the time to invest in America."

~ President Obama in a speech to the Chamber of Commerce.
The rabid right is calling this another push towards socialism. But think about it for a minute. The President is appealing to the businessmen in this country, the so called job creators that the right espouses, to get their shit together and start creating those jobs they hold over us as their secret weapon. Yet, after record profits and sitting on billions in cash, employment is still stagnant when there should be more movement. We're not even close to a break even pace. Time for the job creators to put up or shut up.

1 comment:

jhw22 said...

Sadly, sounds like some on the left are mad about this speech for what he didn't say. They think he needed to beat them up to get them to do exactly what you said. Ergh.

I don't give a flip if he strokes their pride if it gets them to HIRE and innovate.