Saturday, November 22, 2008

Infrastructural changes ahead

If Obama can manage to deliver on the rhetoric mentioned at a weekly address earlier today, we are indeed in for some major change.
I have already directed my economic team to come up with an Economic Recovery Plan that will mean 2.5 million more jobs by January of 2011 – a plan big enough to meet the challenges we face that I intend to sign soon after taking office. We’ll be working out the details in the weeks ahead, but it will be a two-year, nationwide effort to jumpstart job creation in America and lay the foundation for a strong and growing economy. We’ll put people back to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, modernizing schools that are failing our children, and building wind farms and solar panels; fuel-efficient cars and the alternative energy technologies that can free us from our dependence on foreign oil and keep our economy competitive in the years ahead.

I liked the fact that he mentioned crumbling roads and bridges, modernizing schools and alternative energy technologies. The only way to get us out of our current morass is infrastructural improvements. Similar to what was enacted after the Great Depression in the 30's.
One must always bear in mind that these are tall promises, very tall. Not easy at all. My fingers are crossed.

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