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Monday, January 19, 2009

Buzz Words Or a Real "New Deal?" You Tell POV...

With plans to use government billions like so much radiator “StopLeak” in an effort to stanch the nation’s hemorrhaging economy and put Americans back to work, terms like “shovel ready,” “infrastructure” and “green economy” are making their way to the forefront of the nation’s collective mindset.

At least, some people are giving it some thought. Here are a few quotes culled from traditional media outlets and the blogosphere POV hopes might give us some insight into the nation’s direction and, perhaps, immediate plans for the future.

There’s a lot riding on this. Here’s what these people – both high and low-profile – think. How about you? Hit the “comment” button below to sound off and tell us if we’re headed in the right direction… or not.

We can’t dillydally. This has to do with jobs. This has to do with the environment. And this has to do with getting the economy moving.”
Rep. Nita Lowey, D-NY

An investment of $3.5 billion in critical ecosystem restoration is anticipated to create 50-75,000 jobs in industries like construction and engineering, while restoring tens of thousands of acres of habitat and protecting hundreds of species.”
April H. G. Smith, National Audubon Society

If the objective is to create jobs, we should focus on projects that are ready to go. But, within a year, we’ll start to see demands for a comprehensive national approach to infrastructure.”
Richard Little, USC’s Kenton Institute

The meat-and-potatoes buyers are coming out right now.”
New York realtor Kristina Leonetti

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