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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:04 PM

President Obama: You Can Solve Both the Climate and Economy Crises Together

I received an email from the Institute for Policy Studies which shared the following information. I couldn't find this in a blog form in order to share with others, so I've created a BLOG POST at Wishadoo! sharing the same info, including the various excellent hyperlinks. This is a short, sweet piece which provides good info if the links are followed, imho.


President Obama: You Can Solve Both the Climate and Economy Crises Together

We’re optimistic that President Obama will use his State of the Union address tonight to shift the national debate from austerity to jobs.

But what’s critical is to promote not just any jobs but "transition" jobs. We need to transition away from a fossil-fueled, speculative, exploitative, and militarized economy that serves the needs of Wall Street, Walmart, and Lockheed Martin instead of the American people.

We need new jobs that empower people to build a vibrant, caring, green Main Street economy. We need dignified jobs to care for our elders. We need recycling and composting jobs that will slow the growth of unsustainable landfills.

Conservatives will say we're broke and can't afford jobs programs. Together, we must remind Americans that there would be abundant resources to invest in pressing needs if we ensure that the wealthy, corporations, Wall Street, and polluters pay their fair share of taxes and if we cut fossil fuel subsidies and wasteful military spending.




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OneGrassRoot Feb 2013 OP
RevStPatrick Feb 2013 #1
OneGrassRoot Feb 2013 #2
roberthespinosa Feb 2013 #3
Myrina Feb 2013 #4

Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:13 PM

1. I would take it one step further...

 

You HAVE TO solve the climate and economy crises together.
They are inextricably intertwined.

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Response to RevStPatrick (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:30 PM

2. True dat. n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 03:12 AM

3. Ofcourse...

Of course, I've heard that he is the most liked president in China because he has the highest record of job creation for China.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:02 AM

4. uh, duh??

Please tell me it hasn't taken him this long to figure this out.

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