In Case You Missed It

In case you missed Obama's Job Plan speech last night, you can watch it here.


It was very well done; presented in terms everyone can understand. The American Jobs Act is a brilliant idea and sounds like the Obama Administration put a lot of thought and research into it.

I wonder if people will tear this apart and start turning it into something it isn't like that nonsense about death panels during the heath care debate. I just hope Republicans don't oppose the bill simply to make Obama look bad just so he won't get reelected. If they don't agree with it, they should come up with their own plan that has nothing to do with trickle-down economics because it doesn't work.

On a slightly unrelated note, what is so bad about socialism? People are using it like it's a four letter word. The only thing I know about socialism is from what I learned in my classes. According to Oxford Dictionaries, it is a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. To me, it just sounds like a different way of running things. I'm in no position to say it's better or worse. Is socialism really as horrible as people say it is or is this simply a case of it's different so it must be bad?