"Obama unveils 21st Century New Deal
By MIKE ALLEN & JONATHAN MARTIN | 12/6/08 9:30 AM EST
" Obama unveils 21st Century New Deal - Mike Allen and Jonathan Martin - Politico.com
President-elect Barack Obama added sweep and meat to his economic agenda on Saturday, pledging the largest new investment in roads and bridges since President Dwight D. Eisenhower built the Interstate system in the late 1950s, and tying his key initiatives – education, energy, health care –back to jobs in a package that has the makings of a smaller and modern version of FDR's New Deal marriage of job creation with infrastructure upgrades.
Let's take these one at a time.
Investment in roads and bridges -if we can't drive cars, why build roads?
Repair broken schools - Shouldn't we fix teaching first and then the buildings?
New computers in the schools - can you tell me what schools do not have computers today. Why are we getting charged on our phone bills for the internet at schools?
Investing in electronic information technology systems in medicine - I was just at my doctor this past week and they have my files on the computer. What technology is he talking about?
Will create 2.5 million jobs - What new jobs will he create?
I see a lot of money going to road construction and bridge building companies. I know of only a couple in Wisconsin. Will he create new companies? Will the few companies now in Wisconsin let that happen, No !
Computer companies - Buy stock in Dell, Apple and Microsoft. they will be the few to get all the government business.
Energy savings for schools will go to GE. Yea, I can see windmills at every school corner.
This is all smoke and mirrors and fluff.
Only a few will become bigger billionaires and we the tax payers will pay the bill!
It sounds so nice that O will take care of us, Who will really get taken care of?