As President Bush announced yet another bail-out, this time for American automakers, it's hard to remember that there are other important problems that will need some serious attention when the administration takes over in January.
They always disappoint you, these politicians. I tend to be a bit of
a Pollyanna or at least a cockeyed optimist even after all these years
of political involvement. And though Obama's appointments have
sometimes been thrilling, sometimes worrying; I figured we needed to
cut the guy some slack; he's got a mighty hard job in front of him
after all, and it is critically important that he be successful.
Do you remember when you learned that your parents weren't perfect? Or always right? Or the first time someone rolled their eyes at you - at any age - when you started a sentence with, "MY mom says...!"?
And maybe it wasn't a parent. Maybe it was a beloved teacher or coach or even someone else's parent.
Up until the last couple of days, I was sure that the economy and its sad, sad shape occupied the top spot on Barack Obama's worry list as President-elect. That pesky Illinois Governor seems to have knocked Obama off-message and off-stride, but I'm hoping he'll get his attention back to where it needs to be for the millions who voted for him -- and for the ones who didn't vote for him, as well.
That Warren Buffett's bio is called The Snowball
inadvertently has application also to the gathering speed of women's
intention to share the nation's economic pie. We already know that the
economy's downturn disproportionately affects women. But a number of
The election of Barack Obama to serve as the 44th President of the United States does not bring and end to racism nor racial politics. However, the election of the first non-white president will likely have an effect on political engagement and involvement (empowerment) of not only African Americans but other racial and ethnic groups as well.
The newly elected Democratic presidency will literally create millions of new jobs in order to re-build America after the recent economic downturn.
In an Ohio economic speech earlier this month, Obama stated: “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.”
So, where will jobs be growing, and how will he support America’s working women? Read on for an in-depth look.
Breaking News Update: 2.5 Million Jobs by 2011Obama and his economic team are working hard to develop an Economic Recovery Plan — the details of which are still being worked out — but according to Change.gov is “a two-year, nationwide initiative that will strengthen our economy and put millions of Americans to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, modernizing our schools, and securing our clean energy future.”
What can we expect as working, or looking-for-work, Americans? Concisely put, Obama is investing in our economic future, promising 2.5 million additional jobs by January 2011. For The LadiesAs president, Obama will continue to promote paycheck equity and close the wage gap between men and women. Read on for details on how he will expand paid sick days, invest in women-owned businesses, and promote women in math and science.
Where Are Jobs Growing?● Energy & Environment● Health Care● Teaching
Why Education MattersWhile jobs are available for people of all education levels, high-impact jobs require applicants to earn college degrees. Across the board, employees with bachelor’s degrees or higher are eligible for greater salaries, better benefits packages, and also tend to have more job stability.
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