Obama's Message On Jobs Was On Point

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

I have read a lot of the pros and cons about President Obama’s visit to Chattanooga.  I personally appreciate his coming here.  I always like for a President to come to Chattanooga to showcase us to the nation.  In this instance it did show the economic progress that Chattanooga has made.

I particularly thought that his jobs message was on point to our youth.  The fact that a job is not all about money but also brings respect and enthusiasm to one’s self.  I hope young people read or listened to this through the medias. 

I do wish that he had mentioned the success of Volkswagen here in Chattanooga.  I believe that he did not mention that because he wanted to emphasize the success of American cars.  However, the Volkswagen story shows where leaders from both parties, Republican and Democrat, came together to get Volkswagen in this area.  I think this would have expressed the point that when two parties work together, much more can be done, rather than the two parties to be divisive to one another.

In my way of thinking the two political parties should be somewhat like fraternities at a university.  While they are on campus there is some political infighting.  However, when the ballgame starts both of the fraternities work together to have a winning team.  The whistle has blown and the game has started and the two parties really do need to work together.  I am encouraged that our Senator Bob Corker is a fine example of working across the party lines for the benefit of the people.

Russell Bean

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