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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Big IdEARS.

I was just thinking about Obama's big plan to create a massive public works project that will create 2.5 million new jobs over the next 2.5 years. I think rebuilding our infrastructure is a great idea and think it's long overdue. Hopefully some is spent on alternative transportation and our IT infrastructure. This plan has been estimated to cost anywhere between 400 and 700 billion dollars (plan on doubling that, it's government we are talking about). Money we don't have.

Hey Barack, I have a better idea that won't cost nearly a much. How about temporarily suspending the roughly 1 million work visas the USA gives to foreign workers each year? That will give us 2.5 million new jobs for Americans over the next 2.5 years (same as your plan). On top of that, how about securing our borders for that amount of time to keep illegal immigrants out (like your Auntie) and enforcing our current laws on immigration. That will create another million or so jobs easy. I'm all for LEGAL immigration to the USA and believe it's a great thing for our country. But right now in these tough times, it's time for change we really need and can afford.