Monday, October 13, 2008

Jobs, Baby, Jobs (Video)

The speech that Obama gave in Toledo, Ohio said it all.

We can't wait to help workers and families and communities who are struggling right now -- who don't know if their job or their retirement will be there tomorrow; who don't know if next week's paycheck will cover this month's bills. We need to pass an economic rescue plan for the middle-class and we need to do it now. Today I'm proposing a number of steps that we should take immediately to stabilize our financial system, provide relief to families and communities, and help struggling homeowners. It's a plan that begins with one word that's on everyone's mind, and it's spelled J-O-B-S.

We all know someone who is looking for a job, lost a job, no jobs to be had. I have a niece that graduates from University of Minnesota in June with a Math Degree, but she is petrified because there are no jobs out there. She is contemplating continuing her education one more year to get another degree, taking on more debt, just because she is not confident of the job market for young people coming out of college.

Jobs and WAGES are critical in this economic meltdown. People are out here scrounging around, unsure of what is next, but many will tell you up front, JOBS are needed in this country with a LIVING WAGE.

I know the McCain Campaign are trying to retool themselves, fine, but I am not confident that John McCain and his cronies know what the hell people are really feeling out here. His lack of response to the immediate meltdown, suspension of his campaign and just failure to connect with policies for Americans to grasp on the economy is the major reason his polling numbers have gone south.

I said long time ago, this campaign will come down to the economy. When I hear family members talking about taking hard hits on their 401Ks, my father contemplating taking his money out of the market, should make everyone pause.

John McCain has no plan for the middle class or the economy. He is just rehashing the Bush failed speak, it is time to not only turn the page but write a NEW BOOK. Only this time the American Public will write it, not a politician.

If your state early votes, DO IT NOW. But whatever you do make sure you vote on November 4, 2008. That is the book that will be written and read for generations to come.

Obama Toledo "JOBS" Speech, Transcript

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