I don’t know if you’ve listened to a lot of Adam Sandler albums. But he did a series of bits about the Excitable Southerner, a fellow undergoing a permanent nervous breakdown that took the form of talking and talking and talking — without order, without logic, without stop. Each bit would have a theme, such as the Excitable Southerner orders a meal, interviews for a job, proposes to a girl. And if he had to talk about our current economic challenges, I think his thoughts would have gone a little … like this:
That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in. Where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. Um, helping, oh, it’s got to be about job creation, too. Shoring up our economy, and getting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions, and tax relief for Americans, and trade — we have got to see trade as opportunity, not as, uh, competitive, um, scary thing, but one in five jobs created in the trade sector today. We’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All of those things under the umbrella of job creation.