Voters who are not included in Democratic party email sends may find the above MEDIA RELEASE of interest, as a follow up to W.A.M.’s attempt to call attention to the “house party” recruitment drives held during December by the Obama camp. (See below for link to the December post.)
Progress Ohio’s MEDIA ADVISORY (shown below here) reveals ties to ACORN, MoveOn and other groups in a coordinated effort to promulgate public pressure on Congress to rush through Obama’s bail-out spree (aka Recovery Plan).
Campaign for Jobs and Economic Recovery Now
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brian Rothenberg
‘Jobs and Economic Recovery Now!’ Campaign Calls on Congress to Support the Obama Jobs and Economic Recovery Plan
Columbus, OH – Amid a worsening economic crisis that has left nearly 2 million Americans without jobs and over 2.5 million more without homes this year, ACORN, Progress Ohio, MoveOn and other community groups will participate in a press conference on January 6th at 12 noon urging Ohio’s Congressional Delegation to stand up for struggling out-of-work Ohio families by supporting the jobs and economic recovery package being proposed by President-Elect Barack Obama and Congressional Leaders.
One week before the new 111th Congress is sworn into office, the Campaign for Jobs and Economic Recovery will discuss why Congress’ very first act should be passing the Obama jobs and economic recovery plan which will create millions of jobs through smart public investments that will also ensure a stronger American economy down the road.
Addressing the worst economic crisis the nation has seen since the Great Depression, President-Elect Obama, during his December 6th radio address, outlined a plan that will create or save at least three million jobs in 2 years by making sound long-term investments in energy conservation, renewable energy technologies, schools, healthcare and transportation, including the single largest investment in U.S. national infrastructure since the creation of the federal highway system in the 1950s.
The plan includes careful, targeted spending with strong “use it or lose it” accountability measures. Following 8 years of misguided economic policies that gave priority to tax breaks for multimillionaires and big corporations, the Obama plan will get America’s disappearing middle-class working again.
WHO: ACORN, Progress Ohio, MoveOn and other Community Organizations WHEN: Tuesday, January 6th, 12:00 noon
WHAT: Press Conference Call Urging Ohio’s Congressional Delegation to Support President-Elect Obama’s Economic Recovery Plan
WHERE: Ohio State House, High Street sidewalk in front of the McKinley monument, Columbus, OH, 43215
A W.A.M. spokesperson reports that she saw a report broadcast on FOX yesterday which showed Nancy Pelosi before Congress yesterday saying:
“Some 80% of the American people” support Obama’s Recovery Plan. “They may not know what the specific details are, but they like the brand!”
*It follows, with precise timing, on the heels of Obama’s multi-pronged pre-holiday push for a show of ground level support, the New Year reveals just where this strategy is aimed.*While not yet in office and publicly claiming there can only be “one President at a time” the ACORN and MOVE ON arms of the Obama octopus are clearly prepping to swiftly move through Congress yet another bundle of fiat cash meant to engender public good will.*It’s amazing what this crew can aim to do with ‘play money’ – even a Monopoly game has more rules than this!Some important questions swept under the above rug:
*Where will all this money come from? Who will be burdened with these costs?
*What exactly are these “smart jobs”?
*Other than Michelle Obama’s close ties to the industry (and the related union’s support of her husband’s candidacy) what exactly do “health care workers have to do with the “national infrastructure?”
*The biggest questions of all: Using Pelosi to lay the ground for this sweeping, costly “Recovery Plan” before Obama even takes office and using mass propaganda to tout its merits tells no one exactly what the contents are nor what the real consequences of this “Change” will be.*We can only wonder, when they sign on for this package, will any in Congress either have – or be given – the time to do due diligence on this vast measure’s ‘fine print’? And will its specifics ever be revealed to the public who will foot the bill?*Finally, what then, if these play money spending sprees don’t quite do the trick?***
SEE THE DECEMBER 2008 POST HERE:
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