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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, and bridges, and roads, and schools and energy! The first time in years, whoever the next Transportation Secretary will some work to do, and maybe some money to do it with. I’m skeptical however, that we are looking at a proposal something like the WPA.  I think there is a better than average chance the next Economic Recovery Plan will looks like some T. Boone Pickens, or Bechtel business-plan. You think I want privately run toll roads everywhere else? I guess we’ll see:

Obama Plan to Create 2.5 Million Jobs by 2011

By Kent Klein

Washington

22 November 2008

President-elect Barack Obama is promoting his economic plan to create 2.5-million jobs in his first two years in office. Mr. Obama says the plan will put people to work rebuilding roads and bridges, modernizing schools and developing alternative energy sources. VOA’s Kent Klein reports from Washington.

http://voanews.com/english/2008-11-22-voa15.cfm

President Elect Obama gave a radio address this time, and the transcript is aviailble HERE.

 

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Politico.com Breaking News:
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President-elect Barack Obama names Robert Gibbs as White House Press Secretary, Ellen Moran of EMILY’s List as Director of Communications and Dan Pfeiffer as Deputy Director of Communications.

http://www.politico.com

 

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Change the Caucus has produced testimony at the TDP hearings in Austin November 14th. They are, unfortunately, only in Video. However, if you have that capability, see:

Video: Tory Lauterbach Testifying at the TDP Hearing on the Primary-Caucus System in Austin.

Tory Lauterbach is president of the Texas College Democrats and a 24-year-old law student at the University of Texas at Austin. She testified to the committee in her personal capacity as a Texas Democrat.

http://changethecaucus.org/?p=180 

 

Video of Jim Mattox Testifying Against the Texas Two-Step at Austin Hearing on November 14

November 21, 2008 by End the Texas Two Step   

 Five days before his death on November 19, Jim Mattox testified to the TDP Advisory Committee on the Convention/Caucus. He patiently waited more than two hours for his turn to speak. When his turn finally came, he strongly criticized the Texas Two-Step as an “unfair” system. The second part of his testimony contains some of his best points, so be sure to watch both parts.

 http://changethecaucus.org/?p=172

 

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