From the wires today:
Eager to show action on the ailing economy, President Barack Obama promised Monday to speed federal money into hundreds of public works projects this summer, vowing that 600,000 jobs will be created or saved.
What are these jobs exactly? The phrase “public works” sounds so regal, but in reality we are talking about government jobs to dig ditches and lay asphalt. I keep imagining the following question from child to parent:
“Mom, dad, do I really have to lay asphalt as a career? Why did I even go to school?”
Relax college graduate. The suits in DC have it all figured out. Your future? You have Social Security for that. For now? Asphalt work is just a temporary as we “fix” the economy. It’s amazing to me that solutions and “fixes” that would otherwise be labeled as moronic actually gain traction when fear is in the air.