From the "President-Elect" Radio Address:
We wont do it the old Washington way. We wont just throw money at the problem. We'll measure progress by the reforms we make and the results we achieve -- by the jobs we create, by the energy we save, by whether America is more competitive in the world.
--- Read on. Its the same "let's just waste more taxpayer money to show how much we care" nonsense. Same song, different verse.
Today, I am announcing a few key parts of my plan. First, we will launch a massive effort to make public buildings more energy-efficient. Our government now pays the highest energy bill in the world. We need to change that. We need to upgrade our federal buildings by replacing old heating systems and installing efficient light bulbs. That wont just save you, the American taxpayer, billions of dollars each year. It will put people back to work.
--- Big Yawn. Why not cut the bloated overhead and reduce the number of redundant jobs. Or better yet, get rid of government agencies that do nothing. Talk about saving some money! Run government like a business - cut back expenses when times are tough.
Changing light bulbs? Give me a freakin' break!
Second, we will create millions of jobs by making the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the federal highway system in the 1950s. We'll invest your precious tax dollars in new and smarter ways, and well set a simple rule - use it or lose it. If a state doesn't act quickly to invest in roads and bridges in their communities, they'll lose the money.
--- As I said in an earlier blog, government creates nothing but dependencies. Any "job" created becomes a mandate to be funded by someone. Usually the cost is dumped on state or local authorities to pay for the "new job" when the Federal government cuts off funding after reaping the rewards of the PR and photo-ops.
BTW - Government does not invest. They spend and waste our precious tax dollars.
Third, my economic recovery plan will launch the most sweeping effort to modernize and upgrade school buildings that this country has ever seen. We will repair broken schools, make them energy-efficient, and put new computers in our classrooms. Because to help our children compete in a 21st century economy, we need to send them to 21st century schools.
--- Why not consider some real change such as a universal voucher system? How many billions have we dumped on government run schools only to see them continually fail? Enough already. get the government out of the education business.
As we renew our schools and highways, we'll also renew our information superhighway. It is unacceptable that the United States ranks 15th in the world in broadband adoption. Here, in the country that invented the Internet, every child should have the chance to get online, and they'll get that chance when I'm President - because that's how well strengthen Americas competitiveness in the world.
--- Universal DSL! Woohoo!! Pony rides, cake and punch for all!
And exactly who will pay for this? I don't know why I even ask. I'm sure it will be me and everyone else out there who actually pays taxes.