Testified this AM in the House on matters of job creation and the middle class–regulars will recognize sections extracted for earlier posts, but here’s the whole thing.
A commenter was asking this AM why isn’t anyone talking about infrastructure anymore? Well, I am!
Invest in infrastructure: As part of the American Jobs Act, the President proposed a national program to repair and modernize the nation’s public schools and community colleges. This plan is now a legislative initiative called FAST—Fix America’s Schools Today–soon to be introduced in both chambers. FAST addresses three big problems: 1) the backlog of maintenance repairs in strapped school districts across the nation, 2) the high unemployment among construction workers and other laborers who do this type of work, and 3) the energy inefficiency in many public schools where billions of taxpayer dollars are wasted through bad roofing, aging boilers, and poorly insulated windows. I urge legislators will give this idea a close look.
One obviously feels like you’re just going through the motions in such endeavors in these divisive times, but my philosophy is to breath deeply, tell the truth, and try to see as clearly as you can through the money-induced fog of obfuscation.
The dogs may bark but the caravan goes on, trundling, hopefully, toward the path of enlightenment.