Infrastructure: “London Bridge Is Falling Down”


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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) complained on Fox News yesterday, “All [President Obama] does is go out and make speeches” instead of negotiating with lawmakers like him. Around the same time, on “Meet the Press,” Republican strategist Mike Murphy argued that the president should “stop the speeches” and “stop the politicization.” Also on “Meet the Press,” Republican pundit Michael Gerson complained about the “outside game [Obama’s] been pursuing,” in which the president hits the road, “beating up on the Congress.”

It’s not exactly subtle: Obama’s GOP detractors aren’t happy about the president taking his message directly to the public though outside-the-beltway events.

Then again, it appears the White House doesn’t much care. When Obama delivered a big speech on preventing gun violence, he did so not in Washington, but in Minnesota. When he spoke on immigration reform, the president skipped D.C. and traveled to Las Vegas.

The president will deliver the…

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President Obama calls for unity


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President Obama’s State of the Union address and the GOP response indicate there’s little agreement on how to move the country forward. FULL STORY |POLL | OBAMA DARES CONGRESS | $9 MINIMUM WAGE? | FULL SPEECH  FULL SPEECH


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Got your hand caught in the sprinkle jar? It still doesn’t compare to getting caught with sprinkles all over your face.

Erica Boarman’s three-year-old son, John, has guts. When confronted by his mom about whether he ate the sprinkles or not, he adamantly denies everything with his face covered in the sweet stuff with wide-eyed eyes.

Though the video was only uploaded five days ago, it has garnered over 1 million views on YouTube since with only the doe-eyed face a three-year old could charmingly pull off. Seriously, what’s not to love?

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A group of American survivalists have proposed the construction of a medieval, fortress-style community in northeast Idaho, reports the Associated Press. The group’s website is calling for “patriotic Americans” to come live together in accordance with Thomas Jefferson’s ideal of Rightful Liberty in this new compound, which it calls The Citadel. It plans to bring 3,500 – 7,000 families together in a remote area about 70 miles southeast of Spokane in Washington State.

Christian Kerodin, the man behind the plan, is a convicted felon who spent 30 months in federal prison after being convicted in 2004 of extortion and illegal possession of a firearm. He was arrested for posing as a counterterrorism expert and attempting to force a shopping mall to hire him to improve security, writes the New York Daily News.

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Please tweet this video to @BarackObama and #barackobama THANKS!


PRESIDENT OBAMA:

FDR USED HIS

EXECUTIVE POWER

TO CREATE

WPA

“Americans for Responsible Solutions: “Let’s Get This done””


JOBS = A NEW WPA(?)


Originally Posted December 29, 2010

Works Progress Administration: Millions of Jobs

Mr. President:
“The Works Progress Administration
(renamed during 1939 as the Work Projects Administration; WPA)
was the largest New Deal agency, employing millions to carry out public
works
projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads, and operated large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects. It fed children and redistributed food, clothing, and housing. Almost every community in the United States had a park, bridge or school constructed by the agency, which especially benefited rural and Western populations. Expenditures from 1936 to 1939 totaled nearly $7 billion.[1] By 1943, the total amount spent was over 11 billion.[2]
Created by order of President FranklinDelano Roosevelt, the WPA was funded
by Congress with passage of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 on April 8, 1935. The legislation had passed in the House of Representatives by a margin of 329 to 78, but was delayed by the Senate.[1] The WPA continued and extended relief programs similar to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC), which was established by Congress in 1932 during the administration of Roosevelt’s predecessor Herbert Hoover. Headed by Harry Hopkins, the WPA provided jobs and income to the unemployed during the Great Depression in the United States. Between 1935 and 1943, the WPA provided almost eight
million jobs.[3] Until ended by Congress and war employment during 1943, the WPA was the largest employer in the country. Most people who needed a job were eligible for at least some of its jobs.[4] Hourly wages were the prevailing wages in each area;the rules said workers could not work more than 30 hours a week, but many projects included months in the field, with workers eating and sleeping on
worksites. Before 1940, there was some training involved to teach new skills
and the project’s original legislation had a strong emphasis on training.” [Source: Wikipedia]
Mr. President: I am simple senior citizen. I know you are having a hard time trying to solve our problems with a major focus on jobs. The WPA was before my time, but, I have read about it on the INTERNET. It was a large program created by the President at the time through EXECUTIVE ORDER. You have that power…to create a NEW WPA and create millions of jobs in this country to finally do something about the infrastructure and to give the nation a re-birth.  It would be very complicated to do it now, I suppose. And, growing the government like this would be fought by republicans.  Perhaps something like the WPA is doable. Please take a moment to view my video. I am just frustrated when I see the daily reports on unemployment and the economy.  I just know that through the WPA people who wanted a job had a job.  I am sure you will have some grand design in your next State of the Union address.  I look forward to that.  God bless you and God bless America!

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Obama: Shooting victims’ families “deserve a vote”


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