Saturday, December 22, 2007

A Short But Critical List

From an article in Dec. 22nd LA Times, "Embrace China", underscoring America's long-term need to co-operate and positively deal with the competition from China, the authors stated:

"China's growth will cause some Americans to lose their jobs or get paid less. But it is America's job to ensure that our working class is equipped to deal with those disruptions--not China. And it s America's job to address the problems that hamper our nation's ability to thrive in a world with multiple [China, Russia, India, Europe and the US] strong powers: our broken educational system, expensive and inadequate health care, budget deficit, crumbling infrastructure and an addiction to oil [Italics mine]. All these are problems we have to solve ourselves."

Let me repeat the list of italicized problems; because their solution is critical to our future as happy, prosperous American-working-class (which I assume includes all of us who work):

BROKEN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM!
EXPENSIVE AND INADEQUATE HEALTH CARE!
BUDGET DEFICIT!
CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE!
ADDICTION TO OIL!

Take that list to the voting booth.

3 Comments:

Blogger adam brown said...

look this is the "diet" i told you about you should really enter the site :) bye enter the site

5:21 AM  
Blogger Jeff Bell said...

If I may, I'll rewrite the list without the decorating:

ENERGY POLICY REFORM!
EDUCATION REFORM!
HEALTH CARE REFORM!
REBUILD INFRASTRUCTURE!
BALANCED BUDGET!

What's missing?...

WIN THE WAR!
KEEP THE ECONOMY GROWING!
IMMIGRATION REFORM!
SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM!

5:57 PM  
Blogger Jeff Bell said...

And the catch-all category --

VISION AND LEADERSHIP!

...AIDS, Hunger, Poverty, Disaster Relief, Darfur, Environment, Biodiversity, Nukes Non-Proliferation, Space, Trade, Justice, Staffing, Fiscal Policy, Foreign Policy...Ability to Get Results!

12:32 AM  

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