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Trying to move America forward again

Much has changed since our union’s last presidential update in the winter of 2010, and President Barack Obama’s remarks — over an hour in length — on Tuesday night highlighted that reality.
The need for more jobs, however, is no different. Public opinion may fall on the line of cuts without remorse, but just as much energy must go into our nation’s need for jobs.

Against the grain of conservative landslide victories in November elections last year, Obama spoke of teamwork to address this most pressing of our nation’s problems.

Responses since his speech Tuesday have been less than glowing, but Republicans recognize their position of power in a country that pushed Democrats out of office in record numbers. Too many people are too tired of money troubles plaguing the United States government, because those troubles are as good as the taxpayers’, when it gets right down to it. We pay those burdens, our children face them as they grow into adulthood, and our nation has gone from a “better in the next generation” economic climate to a “let’s hold it together” one.

As jobs dissolved, so did wages and salaries, house and car purchases, credit availability and a myriad of other financial cornerstones that must align for economics to boom healthfully in our great nation. With healthier economics will come solvent government, and it depends on jobs.

Creation is the key word going forward. That’s not to say that the conservative strategy of hard-knocks cuts to our federal and state budgets aren’t moving in the right direction, considering the mammoth spending that is a matter of course in those spheres.

However, a policy that focuses only on cuts and tax breaks could come back to bite into us hard. The government jobs on the block are held by taxpayers, and while the loss of those incomes will mean less hardship on government budgets, it will mean more trouble in local economics.

Without creation from the private sector — a notoriously risky, difficult and fickle master — there will be little progress from the problems that plague us. It’s going to be creating new jobs, jobs that fill niches necessary to run a slimmed government and those that provide new and improved consumer goods, that will help make America move into the black again.

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