The president needs to be aggressively pushing a jobs bill along with healthcare. This country is smart enough to tackle both difficult issues at once—besides there is some synergy working on jobs and healthcare at the same time. Jobs and healthcare are not just tied together from an economic perspective but from a health perspective as well.
Lack of good work is emotionally devastating for people, causing increased stress on family systems, affecting children and school systems, etc. The lack of human dignity and stress are as devastating on the health of the individual and the nation as the economic impact. And let’s stop looking at past jobs. Yes, we need bridges and roads, but we also need high-speed rail, alternative forms of energy and cutting-edge technology in schools and hospitals. Let’s put bright Americans to work in jobs of the future.
Let’s get training programs up and running that allow young people to travel and work globally so they learn about the world at the same time they are doing something productive. And let’s not forget about green technology, but most of all water. Let’s put people to work to figure out how to maintain a clean, safe, abundant supply of water for the nation. Susan M. Ohlson Clinical instructor Director, Office of Continuing Studies University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Nursing system in more than 40 years, and we are going to do it via a legislative loophole rather than whole new legislation. And we’re going to do it without the participation of the other party.
I ask the American people: Are your interests being appropriately represented? Do opposing opinions have no weight simply because they are the minority party? Is it that black and white for you—that one party’s vision unchecked by the other is OK? If you disagree, I think it is time to write your representative and your senators and let them know how you feel.
James Garnham Vice president, contracting
and regulatory affairs Greater Rochester (N.Y.) Independent