Friday, July 01, 2011

Forget Hope 

Polls are showing that US citizens are losing hope in progress toward job creation.  They see a permanent decline of the country.  There are no words to motivate them.  What they need is work, real work that accomplishes some productive end.  That, of course, is the same need that Greece, Spain, Portugal, Japan and other countries have.  The globe is in the doldrums and may continue this way for months, if not years. to come. From a PR perspective, the Obama administration could not be in a worse position.  He didn't create the downturn, but he hasn't been able to do anything about it.  People want action:  They are tired of speeches.  But, any stimulus will increase the already huge debt staggering the country, so what can the President do?  He is having enough trouble just raising the debt ceiling.  Working in the White House communications office these days must be an interesting assignment.


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