It’s starting to not matter how many factory warehouses Obama has his economic growth speeches in front of people aren’t trying to hear that. It’s was said one week on Meet The Press by a Republican during the round table the stimulus didn’t work. A female did counter that comment though she had no facts to back her at all, but she did stand her ground. Since then it has come out the stimulus has helped and if it wasn’t for the stimulus things would be a lot worst than they are now. Now most people are still more focused on the bail out than they are on the stimulus and somehow they merge into one major thing. The truth is the stimulus worked but it never fully trickled down and it was never supposed to focus on many jobs pass blue collar labor. Obama when he was pitching it focused on labor work, it’s why when he does give these speeches he’s at factories. That use to be what would boost the economy, jobs at somebody’s plant.
There lies the problem no one wants to do blue collar labor work. The fact is there is work now, it might not be building homes or roads but there are physical labor jobs out there. Obama seems like an old soul when he throws out what America once was in her glory days. We no longer have that drive to do those jobs, I mean GM (General Motors) had an ad a few months back about how they are back on their feet and making cars again. Here in KC there is some ground being broke in a few places to start building things but the average young person isn’t trying to get those jobs. So when you talk about building roads and railroads the average person the media does those personal stories on and those who call in to the talk show complaining about how they make less money now or their child isn’t working still will not be satisfied with infrastructure jobs at all. Those people feel that’s why they went to school in the first place, so they wouldn’t have to work with their hands.
Obama can’t win for losing because if he was a republican this would be a great idea. The republicans pander to those in small towns and rural areas folks who for the most part work with their hands, so Obama should be, one would think, getting support from those people for that very reason. The problem is republicans are screaming the last stimulus bill didn’t work and Obama is spending more money so that overshadows what good did come from the last stimulus bill. I know a few republicans have already tagged Obama as the worst president in this country’s history and if things continue to get worst they will be right, but it will also have to go down as a time the country was the most divided post civil war. Those who are screaming everything from he’s not a citizen to he’s a Muslim to just not wanting a black man as president never gave him a chance and the republicans are fighting him tooth and nail the whole way so far. Even as people broke the health bill down and said it looks almost identical to what Bob Dole was proposing in 96’ republicans and those who see themselves as such and independent voters riding with Tea Party still aren’t for it. This infrastructure idea was straight out of the republican playbook and it’s just not clicking with those who are willing to do physical labor and really satisfying people we think of as the average American.