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TIME FOR WORK: The Honeymoon is Almost Over
DennisMelancon | November 11, 2008 at 08:28 amby
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The Honeymoon is Almost Over
Today is Tuesday, November 11, 2008. It is Veterans Day. There are only 70 days until the historic Inauguration Day. Today, President-Elect Barack Obama and outgoing failure of a ... President George W. Bush met together in the Oval Office to discuss the transition of administrations. It was the first time that Obama has been inside the Oval Office, a place he will be familiar with soon. We are in two wars, a global economic recession, and we are destroying the planet so rapidly, it has begun to fight back. We are a weakened nation that is ready to once again become what it historically has always been; a nation ready to right its own wrongs; a nation that will soon again be the beacon of hope in the eyes of the entire world. But before all that happens, somethings have to be done.
Yesterday, Circuit City filed for bankruptcy. This coming right off of the news that the electronics giant decided to close 155 stores across the United States. DHL ended domestic delivery service within the US, and 9,500 American people will be looking for new jobs in an economy on life support. The holiday shopping season is just around the corner and the commercial sector is worried, and having more people on a reduced income is only intensifying those worries.
As President-Elect, Barack Obama has amazed even those who write books about changing presidencies. Paul Light, author of A Government Ill Executed; a book about government transitions sung praises of the current transition on NPR's All Things Considered, November 10, 2008.
"One of the things, I think, has already been demonstrated, which is to name a White House chief of staff early, and the president-elect did that two days after the election by naming Rahm Emanuel,"John Podesta
Co-Chairman of the Obama Transition Team
Action will always speak louder than words, and it's time for President-Elect Obama to continue to impress. Above all other things, Obama was elected because the majority of the American people believe that he can do a better job fixing the economy with the Democratic-majority Congress than Senator John McCain. The major step to that could be naming the next Secretary of the Treasury and Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
As "THE NEW PROGRESSIVE VOICE OF THE NEW PROGRESSIVE WORLD", I ask that we see that progress.
This is a statement of opinion by Dennis Melancon, Jr. If you disagree, I invite your reply.