15 March 2009

a word from team u.s.a. economy

christina romer knocked it out of the park this morning on meet this press. she knew her history, she understood what caused the great depression and was able to articulate (there's that word again. will someone remind me what's it code for?) her knowledge. and she was confident in the administration's plan, and that confidence beamed off the screen, presenting a much sunnier vision of the treasury dept (we all know tim's ain't the personality you want in the media), that once the government gives the economy just the tug it needs, confidence will cautiously but quickly rebound. when david grilled her on the spending the government is proposing in areas where "maybe it would be better to wait", she smiled and said (i'm paraphrasing here), "i'm glad you asked. we have to deal with education, health care, energy, _to_ restore the economy, and it'll be a healthy change for the country." (or in my thoughts, the beginning of a new revolution. not just going green to chase after a buck, but it's because it's the right thing to do. fixing schools and bettering the educations of all so america can be the best and brightest nation on earth. providing health care with an emphasis on prevention (instead of all these goddamn pills doctors push on its patients (except my doctor who never encourges me to take that crap) - pills pushed on doctors by big drug manufacturers run by big greedy assholes (oops, off subject)) and living a healthy life because a healthy america is the most innovative and admired america. and cleaning our rivers, lakes, and air of the toxicity left by our use of fossil fuels, while assisting in the development of an industry (and a whole slew of new jobs) that will eliminate our need for those toxic fossils.)

i thought she did well presenting a good case for the treasury department's handling of the crisis.

p.s. i had an amazing day today.


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