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  1. BClinton
    June 5, 2010

    The standard model economy we've used since Vietnam, is broken and it can't be put back together. We need a leader who will recognize we need a new economy and stop putting band-aids on the rotting corpse of the dead economy that is stinking up this country.

    Green energy, that the administration talks so much about but does so little to help, is really the future and the answer to our present problems. Green energy technology can be built domestically and can replace imported petroleum causing a tremendous shift in our trade deficit, back to a surplus perhaps. Solar,Wind Power,Tidal Power and most of all new smaller cleaner nuclear reactors using liquid fluorine thorium designs – could rebuild our power grid, our independence and restore a sense of national pride and unity.

    The middle class could finally have decent paying jobs, and a clear path towards which fields of education would be best undertaken. This stasis must be broken, this oscillation between bad news and worse must be broken, we must endevor to struggle towards this common goal, or continue to fall into the darkness.

    We must have leadership from Washington, and legislation – real bipartisan legislation for Green Energy without all the BS about greenhouse gases and vested oil and coal interests. We must do what is best for the nation, not what is best for those already suffocating our economy.

    Carpe Diem.


  2. tdwnds1
    June 5, 2010

    I think Mr. Riech is a bit premature to declare a double dip, but the lack of job growth, and more importantly the rising number of discouraged and uncounted unemployed is troubling. Having been laid off 3 times in the last 24 months I am a living example of a person who keeps trying to get ahead only to be knocked down again by the failure of and reduction in force of business I am employed in. Its rather frustrating.

    I do agree we need competent leadership to get America out of its 2010 version of "Malaise". Economies are as much about confidence as they are about cold hard facts and people lose confidence when they see what is going on around them (war, job loss, environmental disaster) without anyone giving them hope.

    Regarless, people like me remain undaunted even in these tough times. I refuse to become a victim of news reports and fall into depression. In the end a positive attitude and confidence in the future, despite everything that is going on will put me and others far ahead when the economy can, and WILL recover.


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