I worked on “selling myself” today. Before the day is done, I will have spent time doing a bit of research on getting a money-making plan of my own going, one that utilizes my talents and passions and tries to help others become better known themselves by highlighting their own talents and passions.
I also went through the usual job-searching process, including hitting the streets with resume in hand to go after a technical writer’s job with a smile, an introduction, and a firm handshake to follow up on an online application. Yes, I worked on “selling myself” with the goal of going for a job that might pay two-thirds of what I was making before.
But a job is a job, and I’m looking at ALL options. I’m looking for whatever I feel that I can do. I want to work. I want to pull my own weight, do my share. Even if it means starting something from scratch myself while hoping I can keep a roof over our heads in the process.
I also started watching and listening to Utah’s own Mia Love giving a speech during the Republican National Convention in Tampa as she runs for the U.S. House of Representatives, trying to become the first black Republican woman ever to win a seat in the House.
Love certainly said things I can agree with. I’m all for people trying to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. It’s the fact that there was no mention about how the cards are stacked against so many people wanting to do that and the GOP rhetoric and talking points she seemed so comfortable repeating that made me want to change the channel about 10 minutes into it.
How many people out there remember the American Jobs Act? I remember when that was proposed in a speech by President Obama before a joint session of Congress on September 8 of last year. I watched that speech. A fair amount of what was being proposed had been proposed before by Republicans themselves.
It contained bills that would have focused on much-needed infrastructure work — roads, bridges, and buildings. It would have put Americans back to work who want to work. It would have boosted the economy, because until the jobless situation is reversed the economy will continue to sag. It comes down to common sense.
That’s the problem. The words “common sense” and “Congress” have become mutually exclusive. Even though Republicans came up with part of what’s in the American Jobs Act, they’ve also led the charge to stall any progress on it ever since.
Hence my question from before: How many people out there remember the American Jobs Act? As a follow-up question, how many times have we heard Republicans say Obama has no plan on how to create jobs?
Why would they say such a thing when it’s not true? There’s a simple answer to that, from the mouths of Republicans themselves.
Baloney. It’s tough to run on a record of massive creation of jobs when more efforts are made by the opposition party to hold them back. After all, the Republicans have admitted that their goal has been to defeat Obama in 2012. More jobs would mean an improved economy, which would mean an Obama win in 2012. They can’t have that.
That’s politics. That’s the tightrope we’re walking these days.
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